Jobs advertised online for solicitors rose by 2% between the May 2016 and May 2017 quarters, according to the latest Jobs Online report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
Over the period there was a 12% 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 showed a drop of 47% in jobs advertised online.
Another classification, the intriguing "judicial and other legal professionals" category, no longer appears to be reported by MBIE.