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Active and inactive lawyers
As of December 31, 2018, there were 10,087 active lawyers and 2,293 inactive lawyers, with both inactive and active lawyers seeing a moderate increase in numbers through the year.
Age and gender breakdowns
The number of male and female lawyers in both in-house and law firm settings remains relatively consistent over the first 25 years following bar call.
However, males with over 25 years of service outnumber females with the equivalent years of service in law firm settings, with men outnumbering women nearly three to one in the most senior cohort.
Note: The Law Society is committed to an inclusive reporting process that allows for statistically significant year-over-year reporting. There are two Transgender lawyers who have reported to the Law Society via self-report, but it is possible that other lawyers may not have volunteered this information.
By December 31, 2018, 521 students were articling in Alberta, the highest number of actively articling students in Alberta in 10 years.