According to the State Bar of California, the state has over 190,000 licensed and active attorneys working in the private as well as the public sectors. The state is also said to be home to more than 22,300 law businesses - which includes firms of all sizes, as well as independent lawyers running their own companies. Attorneys handle every type of case within the criminal and civil categories. There are various legal groups - both public and private that offer people free and/or low-cost assistance. Additionally, the State Bar has resources for disaster victims.