As of December 31, 2013, there were 25,496 active attorneys in Colorado and 12,196 inactive attorneys in the state. I always knew that there were a significant number of inactive attorneys' in the state, but had never imagined that it was 32.4% of the total (almost a third).
Over the course of the year, the state added 1,877 new attorneys and lost 983 attorneys (mostly to death). Of the new attorneys', however, 560 were admitted on a limited basis for a single client only, as pro hac vice attorneys in a single case, or in one case, as a temporary law processor for the duration of his or her tenure.
After removing those attorneys from the rolls, the number of new attorneys net of lost attorneys was only 334, an increase of 1.3% which is slightly less than the 1.5% growth in population that Colorado experienced in that year.