The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. It has a population of more than one million residents over 42 square miles of land, making the population density at about 31,709 people per square mile. The median age in the Bronx is relatively young at 31 years old. Like the neighboring 347 area code borough of Brooklyn, there is also high concentration of women to men in Bronx. For every 87 males, there are 100 women. In fact, the Bronx Women's Bar Association (WBASNY for short) is a well-known organization made up of female lawyers contrasting to the male dominated Bronx Bar Association.
Additionally, the cultural makeup of Bronx is very similar to that of Brooklyn and Queens as well. That is, Bronx is heavily made up of immigrants. In fact, 48% of the population in this 347 area code borough is Hispanic, 31% African American, 14% White, and 3% Asian. As a result, there is no shortage of immigration lawyers in the Bronx. There are also many other lawyers in the Bronx who practice bankruptcy, criminal, and personal injury law in smaller to mid-sized law firms. Furthermore, Bronx can claim that it is the birthplace of Sonia Sotomayor, the recently elected Supreme Court justice, who is Hispanic and also worked as a lawyer for many years.
This 347 area code borough also contains many schools of higher education, like the neighboring boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Higher education and quality schools are a concern in the Bronx. Some of the well-known schools located in Bronx are City University of New York, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Manhattan College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Monroe College, and Fordham University, just to name a few. In fact, Fordham University also contains a law program training students to become future lawyers, although the law campus is not located in Bronx, but in another area of New York City. Famous graduates of Fordham University's School of Law include surprisingly many persons in the sports industry, and not just lawyers. For example, Howie Roseman, General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles, and John Mara, President of the New York Giants, were all once aspiring lawyers at Fordham Law School.
One famous landmark in this 347 area code neighborhood is the Bronx Borough Courthouse. The courthouse was built in 1905 and was the site for many lawyers to argue their cases and represent clients. It was abandoned in 1978. However, the building still remains and in 1982, became part of the National Register of Historic Places.
This 347 area code borough also contains many currently working courthouses that lawyers may go to court in. For example, Bronx contains both its own Family/Criminal Court House, as well as a Bronx Civil Court as well. The Bronx County Bar Association is pretty sizable and lists that it contains about 1,100 lawyers, many of whom are also judges in Bronx County.