Law firm mailroom clerks process, sort and deliver mail; prepare mail and packages for shipment; sort interoffice and regular mail by department; log and distribute overnight packages; maintain mailroom supply inventories; and organize and maintain the mailroom.
Mailroom clerks also operate mailroom equipment such as postage meters, mail sorting machines, scanners, mail sealers, envelope openers, fold-and-insert machines and labeling machines.
A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for employment as a mailroom clerk. Training on mailroom equipment is performed on the job.
Law firm mailroom clerks must have strong organizational/clerical skills, basic computer skills and familiarity with the postal system. Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills are also necessary. The ability to lift heavy items and transport/guide up to 100 lbs of material on a cart is sometimes required.
In many law firms, mailroom clerks pick up and distribute mail throughout the firm several times a day, allowing you to meet and interact with staff at all levels of the firm. Working as a mailroom clerk will also give you exposure to many different aspects of law firm operations.