Numbers of Legal Occupations in Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division

Occupation group

Legal Occupations

Year Number
2005 34,780
2006 38,690
2007 38,830
2008 37,170
2009 35,570
2010 35,320
2011 36,210
2012 36,660
2013 37,450
2014 37,070
2015 35,410
2016 33,830
2017 35,890

Individual occupations

Lawyers

Year Number
2005 24,500
2006 27,410
2007 26,820
2008 25,350
2009 24,620
2010 23,840
2011 23,680
2012 23,380
2013 23,310
2014 23,280
2015 23,150
2016 23,100
2017 23,290

Judicial Law Clerks

Year Number
2010 1,330
2011 1,130
2012 530
2013 420
2015 250
2016 110

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Year Number
2005 240
2006 360
2012 300
2013 240
2014 260
2015 260
2016 270
2017 290

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Year Number
2005 40
2006 100
2007 110
2008 140
2009 100
2010 100
2011 130
2012 160
2013 200
2014 150
2015 130
2016 170
2017 240

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Year Number
2005 640
2006 620
2009 690
2010 660
2011 650

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Year Number
2005 47,201,260
2006 55,801,720
2007 62,901,860
2008 68,001,900
2009 66,001,740
2010 7,510
2011 8,290
2012 9,700
2013 10,470
2014 10,170
2015 8,980
2016 8,220
2017 9,530

Court Reporters

Year Number
2005 120

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Year Number
2005 950
2008 890
2009 620
2010 630
2011 830
2012 850
2013 790
2014 710
2015 960
2016 950
2017 740

Legal Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 2,310
2006 1,260
2007 1,110
2008 830
2009 810
2010 740
2011 970
2012 950
2013 1,050
2014 790
2015 650
2016 470
2017 540