I've read somewhere that the US got half the worlds lawyers. Not sure if it's true, but I think it's still quite disproportional with 4% of the worlds population.
Will too many lawyers in a country reduce freedom for the people instead of increasing and securing it? Too many lawyers nitpicking and wasting time and money on unimportant issues that should better be resolved directly between people. Too many lawyers could stifle innovation and creative people doing things differently because they will worry "is this or that allowed, will I be sued?". It's a cultural thing. "See you in court" is a known American movie phrase that fascinates people around the world who's not used to lawyers being involved "everywhere" except for the most extreme cases. American doctors are afraid of being sued or afraid of having a too weak insurance against being sued. The whole health care insurance system is infected with lawyers, maybe even more of them than doctors? Threatening to sue is also many (not so) grown up bullies' favorite weapon of choice when things don't go their way. Will too many lawyers with too few real tasks threaten the freedom of a people instead of securing it? (Of course too few can also be a problem)