Numbers of Legal Occupations in Minnesota

Occupation group

Legal Occupations

Year Number
2001 16,830
2002 17,800
2003 18,710
2004 18,710
2005 18,250
2006 17,950
2007 18,090
2008 17,820
2009 17,720
2010 16,980
2011 17,200
2012 17,750
2013 18,150
2014 18,330
2015 18,450
2016 18,640
2017 19,750
2018 19,870

Individual occupations

Lawyers

Year Number
2001 9,630
2002 10,180
2003 11,020
2004 10,500
2005 10,190
2006 10,310
2007 10,340
2008 10,140
2009 9,710
2010 9,920
2011 9,760
2012 10,330
2013 10,460
2014 10,460
2015 10,690
2016 10,450
2017 11,180
2018 11,270

Judicial Law Clerks

Year Number
2010 610
2011 600
2012 370
2013 380
2014 430
2015 430
2016 430
2017 430
2018 400

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Year Number
2001 230
2002 120
2003 110
2004 110
2005 110
2007 100
2008 130
2009 110
2012 120
2013 120
2014 130
2015 140
2016 140
2017 140
2018 140

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Year Number
2001 110
2002 120
2003 80
2004 120
2005 130
2007 160
2008 150
2009 180
2010 130
2011 150
2012 200
2013 230
2014 180
2015 140
2016 110
2017 110

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Year Number
2001 390
2002 390
2003 380
2004 390
2005 390
2007 390
2008 390
2009 410
2012 410
2015 440
2016 470
2017 500
2018 530

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Year Number
2001 4,360
2002 4,580
2003 4,270,650
2004 4,690,710
2005 4,050,660
2006 4,150
2007 3,910,670
2008 4,030,650
2009 4,140,700
2010 3,890
2011 4,100
2012 4,490
2013 4,910
2014 5,170
2015 5,070
2016 4,770
2017 5,020
2018 4,890

Court Reporters

Year Number
2001 290
2002 230
2004 310
2005 300
2007 330
2008 370
2009 380
2010 400
2011 380
2012 350
2013 320
2014 320
2015 380
2016 360
2017 360
2018 290

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Year Number
2001 530
2003 760
2004 740
2005 1,290
2006 1,140
2007 1,390
2008 1,320
2009 1,340
2010 950
2011 1,030
2012 970
2013 840
2014 750
2015 750
2016 1,360
2017 1,410
2018 1,790

Legal Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 1,140
2005 1,140
2006 770
2007 800
2008 640
2009 750
2010 560
2011 670
2012 520
2015 420
2016 550
2017 610