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There are few estimates available as to how many lawyers are practicing in Chicago, mainly because there are so many. The surplus of lawyers was recently estimated to be at around 1,700. As an indicator of how many lawyers there must be presently, an article from June 1903 stated that there were 4,702 lawyers practicing in Chicago at that time, an increase of 320 from the previous year.
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