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How Many Lawyers Are There in China?

Sat, 04 Dec 2021
Editor: C. J. Observer

As of December 31, 2020, there are more than 522,000 lawyers in China.

China has more than 34,000 law firms. Among them, there are more than 20,600 partnerships, accounting for 60.59%; more than 870 state-owned firms, accounting for 2.56%; more than 9,400 solo practice law firms, accounting for 27.65%.

In addition, China has 217 representative offices of foreign law firms.

In terms of lawyers’ age, there are more than 99,800 lawyers under 30 years old (inclusive), accounting for 19.16%; more than 326,100 lawyers between 30 and 50 years old (inclusive), accounting for 62.61%; lawyers between 50 and 65 years old (inclusive) There are more than 84,400 people, accounting for 16.20%; there are more than 10,600 lawyers over 65, accounting for 2.03%.

There are 8,588 lawyers who have received education and degrees abroad, accounting for 1.65%.

The above data comes from a report released by the Ministry of Justice of China in June 2021.



Cover Photo by Octone Yuan on Unsplash

Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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