Lawyer numbers more than double

The number of lawyers in the Netherlands rose 60% between 1996 and 2006 to over 14,000, the national statistic office CBS said on Wednesday.

Female lawyers now account for 40% of the total, up from 30% 10 years ago. The number of court cases has also risen, from 756,000 in 1996 to almost 1.2 million last year.

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