Legal File Clerk Salary
A Legal File Clerk earns an average wage of $12.99 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
|Salary||$26,894 - $36,049|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,559|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$21,120 - $36,430|
|Hourly Rate||$10.00 - $17.27|
|Overtime||$14.90 - $29.36|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $1,559|
|Total Pay (||$21,120 - $36,430|
Job Description for Legal File Clerk
Legal file clerks are responsible for maintaining records and documents used in a legal system or court of law. They must follow predetermined filing systems in regards to letters, legal files, case documents, correspondences, invoices, and memorandums, which is usually done using formatting software such as Pacer or ECF.Read More...
Legal file clerks are required to retrieve and provide files as needed by members of the legal department, as well as ensure that these files are as up-to-date as possible. In addition to legal documents, they may also handle standard clerical duties, such as normal mail, faxes, phone calls, ordering supplies, and managing office equipment.
A college degree is not strictly required for this position, though a high school diploma or GED may be a minimum requirement. No prior experience is needed, as most of the necessary knowledge can be learned on-site. If a legal file clerk is to double as an occupant in standard clerical services, job training will be provided for these services, as well. Legal file clerks typically work during regular weekly business hours and travel is minimal for this position, though some movement between branches of legal departments may occasionally be necessary. Legal file clerks are also expected to report to a number of superiors and may need to coordinate with other file clerks to process large requests.
Legal File Clerk Tasks
- Prepare documents for off-site storage and confidential disposal.
- Prepare, maintain and track all on-site and off-site records; delivery and retrieval.
- Subpoena records.
- File and catalog legal documents.
- Answer phones and route calls, assist with office clerical tasks.
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Pay by Experience for a Legal File Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Legal File Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Legal File Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Legal File Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 14 salaries. A Legal File Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 9 salaries.
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