Numbers of Legal Occupations in National

Occupation group

Legal Occupations

Year Number
2001 909,370
2002 934,850
2003 951,510
2004 958,520
2005 986,740
2006 976,740
2007 998,590
2008 1,003,270
2009 999,020
2010 992,650
2011 1,002,330
2012 1,023,020
2013 1,041,700
2014 1,052,900
2015 1,062,370
2016 1,075,520
2017 1,095,770
2018 1,127,900

Individual occupations

Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers

Year Number
2012 641,020
2013 651,840
2014 663,910
2015 672,580
2016 680,990
2017 692,660
2018 708,140

Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks

Year Number
2012 593,120
2013 603,560
2014 614,970
2015 622,590
2016 632,940
2017 643,630
2018 659,090

Lawyers

Year Number
2001 490,000
2002 504,370
2003 516,220
2004 521,130
2005 529,190
2006 547,710
2007 555,770
2008 553,690
2009 556,790
2010 561,350
2011 570,950
2012 581,920
2013 592,670
2014 603,310
2015 609,930
2016 619,530
2017 628,370
2018 642,750

Judicial Law Clerks

Year Number
2010 25,150
2011 18,300
2012 11,200
2013 10,890
2014 11,660
2015 12,660
2016 13,410
2017 15,260
2018 16,350

Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers

Year Number
2012 47,900
2013 48,280
2014 48,940
2015 49,990
2016 48,050
2017 49,030
2018 49,040

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Year Number
2001 30,520
2002 16,700
2003 16,850
2004 14,830
2005 15,350
2006 14,470
2007 14,100
2008 13,370
2009 13,140
2010 14,310
2011 14,460
2012 14,150
2013 14,270
2014 14,140
2015 14,590
2016 14,540
2017 14,480
2018 14,280

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Year Number
2001 5,060
2002 5,090
2003 4,640
2004 4,940
2005 5,780
2006 8,110
2007 8,810
2008 9,570
2009 8,110
2010 6,920
2011 6,880
2012 6,520
2013 6,830
2014 6,710
2015 6,380
2016 6,300
2017 6,110
2018 6,240

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Year Number
2001 27,890
2002 25,100
2003 24,640
2004 25,500
2005 25,330
2006 25,870
2007 25,500
2008 25,470
2009 26,350
2010 25,900
2011 26,570
2012 27,220
2013 27,190
2014 28,090
2015 29,020
2016 27,210
2017 28,440
2018 28,520

Legal Support Workers

Year Number
2012 382,000
2013 389,860
2014 388,990
2015 389,790
2016 394,530
2017 403,110
2018 419,770

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Year Number
2001 223,890
2002 235,060
2003 248,250
2004 253,320
2005 217700 40620
2006 229430 31890
2007 272,430
2008 284,540
2009 279,440
2010 247,940
2011 252,250
2012 267,030
2013 271,320
2014 272,580
2015 271,930
2016 277,310
2017 290,410
2018 309,940

Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers

Year Number
2012 114,970
2013 118,540
2014 116,410
2015 117,850
2016 117,220
2017 112,700
2018 109,820

Court Reporters

Year Number
2001 15,300
2002 15,270
2003 15,370
2004 15,520
2005 17,130
2006 16,940
2007 20,120
2008 17,930
2009 18,780
2010 18,430
2011 18,440
2012 18,590
2013 19,200
2014 18,330
2015 17,670
2016 17,700
2017 15,220
2018 14,490

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Year Number
2001 42,720
2002 48,060
2003 47,840
2004 53,700
2005 64,580
2006 63,410
2007 62,200
2008 59,390
2009 56,820
2010 50,490
2011 49,760
2012 49,390
2013 53,640
2014 52,960
2015 54,620
2016 54,560
2017 53,040
2018 52,180

Legal Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 69,590
2005 71,060
2006 38,910
2007 39,670
2008 39,310
2009 39,590
2010 42,160
2011 44,720
2012 47,000
2013 45,700
2014 45,120
2015 45,570
2016 44,960
2017 44,440
2018 43,150