File Clerk – Philadelphia (West Conshohocken), PA

Job Title: File Clerk

Location: Philadelphia (West Conshohocken), PA

About the Job

Responsible for daily legal filing, file preparation and maintenance, file organization, sending/retrieving files and file boxes to/from off-site storage.  Prioritize and organize work to ensure files are kept current.  Learn and understand file requirements of various practice groups, and consistently maintain files according to those requirements.  Seek clarification from Office Manager when conflicting priorities or deadlines are presented.  Interact with secretaries, paralegals, and attorneys in the maintenance, distribution, and tracking of client files.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous file room experience required.  Law firm experience strongly preferred.
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize work.  Able to plan time in the completion of daily tasks and special projects.  PC skills including use of MS Outlook, Word, and Excel.  Able to work independently.  Interpersonal and communication skills to interact with all organizational levels.

Equipment, Physical/Mental Demands, Working Conditions

Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, typewriter, calculator, fax machine, duplicating machine, etc.

Sitting for extended periods, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching.  Occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.  Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines.  Range of hearing and vision sufficient to operate standard office machines and communicate via telephone and email.

Able to deal with stress in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities.  Make decisions and adapt to changing work situations.  Grasp and apply new ideas and technologies.  Communicate and successfully interact with various personalities at all organizational levels.

Typical office setting, normally Monday through Friday business hours.  Occasional overtime as required.


Burns White conducts criminal background screenings for all newly hired employees.

No search firms
No phone calls, please

Interested candidates who meet the job requirements stated above should submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources by email (, fax (412.995.3300), or mail. No search firms. No phone calls, please.

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