Practice Assistant (File Clerk)

Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP (“JKZ”) is a boutique San Francisco financial district law firm whose mission is to provide thoughtful and practical solutions to support and protect our clients through life’s challenges. We are a women and minority-owned law firm. Our practice areas are estate planning, trust administration, probate and family law. We also specialize in international estate planning, tax, probate and trust administration for high wealth clients, including a significant portfolio of multinational clients in the UK, Mexico, and Central and South America. JKZ attorneys have made significant contributions to the development of LGBT estate planning and family law. We work every day to cultivate trusted relationships with our clients, our employees and our community.

San Francisco Bay Area Salary Range: $24.04 to $31.25 hourly

*The salary range is the one that Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP reasonably expects to pay for this position in the San Francisco Bay Area. The posted range is only one component of Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP’s Total Rewards package.

Role Responsibilities

The File Clerk should have 1-3 years of experience with a law firm or file management organization. Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing files within our document management system by creating files, pulling files for meetings, and ensuring files are complete and organized. The File Clerk will also have other administrative tasks as assigned.


  • Handing sensitive and confidential information
  • Scanning and saving documents to our document management system
  • Maintaining and inputting file information in our document management system
  • Recording instruments with county recorder’s offices
  • Filing documents with courts
  • Calendaring court deadlines
  • Assisting with incoming and outgoing mail
  • Coordination with couriers for delivery of documents to third parties
  • File management including updating, indexing, printing and organizing files, and ensuring accuracy within client files
  • Other administrative projects as assigned

Benefits of working at JKZ LLP

In addition to a competitive compensation and bonus programs, JKZ also offers:

  • Partially paid Medical Insurance
  • Dental, Vision, additional life, AD&D and other employee paid insurances
  • Fully paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Paid State Bar and BASF dues
  • Paid Continuing Education
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan

JKZ LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.