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File Clerk – Mankato, MN

Oversee and maintain file organization and records for the firm, back-up to receptionist, and legal and paralegal assistants.  Assist Office Administrator and accounting as needed.


  • Open and close electronic and paper files accurately and timely.
  • Conduct accurate Conflict of Interest checks.
  • Maintain accurate files and keep file room organized.
  • Maintain documentation of New Client referrals.
  • Perform the morning mail pickup and afternoon delivery.
  • Maintain off-site files storage.
  • Maintain forms and databases.
  • Oversee special handling of express mail.
  • Cover the receptionist during lunch hour, breaks and extended absences.
  • Conduct errands for the firm and make deliveries as requested.
  • Ensure the recycling area is neat and orderly (breakdown boxes).
  • Assist legal assistants and paralegals with projects as requested such as:
    • Scan documents as needed.
    • Draft authorizations to make record requests.
    • Transcribe dictated material from dictation equipment or hardcopy in a timely, accurate and neat manner.
    • Proofread all typed material for clarity and accuracy, and proofread legal descriptions with another person.
    • Maintain files in proper order and timely file all correspondence, pleadings, documents, billing statements, etc. Retrieve files and information promptly.
    • Compose letters and pleadings for attorney’s approval and signature when requested and accurately record time therefor.
    • Make and record copies on office copiers.
  • Assist accounting as needed with items such as:  
    • Edit and prepare billing statements, print and mail.
    • Enter accounts payable and assist in semi-monthly check runs.
    • Organize and file monthly statements.
    • Enter expense reports.
  • Restock supplies when delivered.
  • Keep copiers, printers and faxes stocked with paper.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Ability to work occasional overtime, upon request and with prior approval of Blethen Berens.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and neat work area.
  • Follow all office policies and procedures as outlined in office handbook.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Requires lifting of up to 20+ lbs.
  • Ability to type at 50+ wpm.
  • Requires ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Requires ability to raise arms over head and climb step ladder.


Applying to Blethen Berens 

Please mail your résumé and cover letter to:

Director of Office Administration
100 Warren Street, Suite 400
Mankato, MN 56001

Or via E-mail to:


Subject: Job Application

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