Numbers of Legal Occupations in North Carolina

Occupation group

Legal Occupations

Year Number
2001 16,800
2002 17,530
2003 17,440
2004 18,990
2005 19,690
2006 19,410
2007 20,570
2008 21,310
2009 21,910
2010 22,010
2011 23,200
2012 23,860
2013 24,430
2014 25,050
2015 24,660
2016 22,010
2017 21,570
2018 24,550

Individual occupations

Lawyers

Year Number
2001 8,470
2002 8,580
2003 8,240
2004 9,210
2005 9,400
2006 9,390
2007 9,620
2008 9,870
2009 9,960
2010 9,900
2011 10,600
2012 11,190
2013 11,820
2014 12,380
2015 12,110
2016 11,330
2017 10,830
2018 12,560

Judicial Law Clerks

Year Number
2010 50
2011 40

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

Year Number
2001 430
2002 270
2003 270
2004 250
2005 260
2006 200
2008 130
2009 140
2010 150
2011 150
2013 170
2014 180
2015 200
2017 210
2018 200

Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators

Year Number
2001 40
2002 50
2003 40
2004 40
2005 50
2006 80
2007 100
2008 150
2009 200
2010 220
2011 190
2012 120
2013 90
2014 100
2015 100
2016 90
2017 80
2018 140

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Year Number
2001 1,070
2002 1,070
2003 1,070
2004 1,070
2005 1,060
2006 1,080
2008 1,210
2009 1,250
2010 1,250
2011 1,220

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Year Number
2001 5,580
2002 6,050
2003 6,010,230
2004 6,720
2005 6,630,290
2006 7,030,250
2007 7,700,280
2008 8,330,250
2009 8,920,160
2010 9,280
2011 9,970
2012 9,720
2013 9,620
2014 9,560
2015 9,360
2016 8,920
2017 9,190
2018 10,160

Court Reporters

Year Number
2001 210
2002 230
2003 200
2004 150
2005 420
2006 280
2007 290
2008 230
2009 210
2010 170
2011 190
2012 150
2013 200
2014 230
2015 240
2016 90
2017 50
2018 150

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Year Number
2003 340
2004 410
2005 370
2006 570
2007 550
2008 510
2009 260
2010 240
2011 240
2012 330
2013 380
2014 550
2015 670
2016 760
2017 600
2018 590

Legal Support Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 1,210
2006 530
2007 750
2008 640
2009 820
2010 760
2011 590
2012 910
2013 870
2014 860
2015 800
2016 620
2017 600
2018 750