Best Lawyers in Hawaii 2014 Fast Facts

  • Eighty-seven-and-a-half percent of The William S. Richardson School of Law’s 2012 graduates have found jobs, compared to the American Bar Association’s estimate of 75.2 percent nationwide.
  • In 2013, 37 active members of the Hawaii State Bar Association were at least 80 years old.
  • It’s against the law to claim a product is “made in Hawaii” unless 51 percent of it is manufactured, assembled, fabricated or produced here.
  • In 2009, 91 percent of first-time test takers at UH Law passed the bar exam, compared to 75 percent every year since.
  • Though 59 percent of HSBA members are male, 51 percent of government attorneys are female.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that lawyers make the 14th highest wages in Hawaii, compared to 21st highest nationally.
  • HSBA members must complete at least three credit hours of Mandatory Continuing Professional Education each year in order to maintain active status.

Sources: American Bar Association, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Hawaii State Bar Association, William S. Richardson School of Law

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