Jobs advertised online for solicitors rose by 37% between the September 2016 and September 2017 quarters, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
Over the period there was a 7% growth in all jobs advertised online, MBIE says.
The Jobs Online report measures changes in online job advertisements from three internet job boards - SEEK, Trade Me Jobs and the Education Gazette. MBIE says the trend series is used as the primary indicator as it reduces the month-to-month volatility.
The other category in the legal sector, conveyancers and legal executives, does not appear to be monitored by MBIE any more.
Another classification, the intriguing "judicial and other legal professionals" category, showed a growth of 11% in jobs advertised online during the period, according to MBIE.