Many large law firms employ a dedicated in-house staff to operate their busy copy centers. Copy center professionals manage, coordinate and assemble high-volume print jobs and operate and maintain multiple high-speed production copiers as well as related equipment and software applications. Copy center professionals also stock and maintain supplies; troubleshoot equipment problems and coordinate equipment maintenance.
A high school diploma or its equivalent is usually the only educational requirement for copy center and production staff. Training on high-speed production equipment and related software is necessary.
Copy center professionals must be detail-oriented, motivated, efficient and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Since copy center staff may be required to deliver and pick up large copy jobs, heavy lifting may be involved.
Working in the copy center will give you a behind the scenes look at the operations of a fast-paced production center. More importantly, you will have the opportunity to interact with many levels of law firm staff. A career in the copy center can lead to other opportunities. The copy room clerk at my law firm in 1992 is now the law firm manager.