Numbers of Legal Occupations in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Occupation group

Legal Occupations

Year Number
2005 37,520
2006 42,280
2007 42,630
2008 41,050
2009 38,790
2010 38,560
2011 39,520
2012 39,920
2013 40,540
2014 40,110
2015 39,450
2016 37,730
2017 39,930
2018 42,140

Individual occupations

Lawyers

Year Number
2005 25,820
2006 29,520
2007 29,100
2008 27,800
2009 26,560
2010 25,960
2011 25,790
2012 25,440
2013 25,370
2014 25,300
2015 25,790
2016 25,670
2017 25,730
2018 26,860

Judicial Law Clerks

Year Number
2010 1,390
2011 1,170
2012 570
2013 440
2015 280
2016 120
2018 270

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Year Number
2005 250
2006 380
2012 350
2013 270
2014 270
2015 280
2016 290
2017 320
2018 320

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Year Number
2005 70
2006 130
2007 130
2008 160
2009 110
2010 100
2011 140
2012 170
2013 200
2014 150
2015 160
2016 190
2017 350
2018 250

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Year Number
2005 750
2010 770
2011 770
2017 760
2018 780

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Year Number
2005 53,201,420
2006 62,601,870
2007 70,302,030
2008 76,101,970
2009 73,501,800
2010 8,210
2011 9,020
2012 10,450
2013 11,090
2014 10,810
2015 9,870
2016 9,080
2017 10,480
2018 11,680

Court Reporters

Year Number
2005 190
2009 110
2010 240
2011 270
2015 640
2016 610
2017 610
2018 490

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Year Number
2005 1,310
2006 1,510
2008 980
2009 670
2010 680
2011 920
2012 980
2013 890
2014 780
2015 1,050
2016 1,090
2017 860
2018 880

Legal Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 2,400
2006 1,300
2008 1,020
2012 1,010
2013 1,100
2014 860
2015 720
2016 550
2017 610
2018 600