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ArtworkRelman, Dane & Colfax offers unique opportunities for gifted individuals who share our passion for social justice and litigation, enjoy an informal and collegial office environment, and bring to their work a commitment to excellence.  We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage minorities to apply.

Opportunities for Attorneys

Junior Associate

Relman, Dane & Colfax is accepting applications for a junior associate position in its Washington, D.C., office.

Responsibilities

The Firm seeks applicants with one to four years of experience to work on cutting-edge civil rights cases. The associate will be involved in all aspects and stages of litigation, from developing and investigating cases, to interviewing clients, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, and appearing in court. The associate will also be involved in the Firm’s compliance practice; in that role the associate will help manage compliance matters, interact with institutional clients, analyze client data, work with statistical experts, and prepare presentations to regulators.

Experience and Qualifications

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to civil rights enforcement; strong academic credentials; superior research, writing, and verbal skills; the desire to litigate; and the ability to balance a varied case load.

How To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, a resume, one legal writing sample, a law school transcript, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by mail to Debbie Adoline, Recruitment Coordinator, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC, 312 Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or by email to careers@relmanlaw.com.  Note that while the mailing address is in Ohio, the position is located in Relman, Dane & Colfax’s Washington, D.C. office.  For all telephone inquiries, please contact Debbie Adoline at 419-873-1814. The legal writing sample should reflect the applicant’s own work without significant revision from others.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Relman, Dane & Colfax values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Opportunities for Career eDiscovery/Litigation Paralegal

Relman, Dane & Colfax is accepting applications for a career eDiscovery/litigation paralegal position in its Washington, D.C., office.

Responsibilities

Paralegal position in a mid-size civil rights law firm in Washington, D.C. The paralegal will perform a variety of duties related to the firm’s litigation and compliance work, with a focus on proofreading, cite-checking, and preparing documents for filing in courts, as well as document and litigation management.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Have professional office experience of three or more years in a legal setting;
  • Possess strong organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Work well under pressure and remain flexible to changing priorities;
  • Multi-task successfully in a fast-paced litigation work environment in order to meet competing deadlines;
  • Work independently and as part of a team;
  • Share the firm’s commitment to advancing civil rights protections;
  • Possess legal cite-checking skills, including the ability to shepardize and Bluebook written materials;
  • Thorough understanding of court rules and filing requirements;
  • Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and internet search engines for research purposes;
  • Knowledge of Pacer and ECF filing procedures;
  • Experience with eDiscovery data processing preferred;
  • Experience with eDiscovery software (XERA, Relativity) preferred;
  • Experience with document management software.

Candidates interested in the position for career paralegal should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Emily Christianson, Office Manager, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC, 1225 19th St., NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036 or by email to EChristianson@relmanlaw.com. 

Relman, Dane & Colfax values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Opportunities for 2018 Summer Associates

Summer associates provide important assistance in many of the firm's cases, including drafting discovery and briefs, interviewing witnesses and drafting declarations, conducting research, and investigating the claims of individuals seeking representation from the firm.  Summer associates have frequent opportunities to attend hearings, mediations, depositions, and press conferences.

Relman, Dane & Colfax hires 1-4 Summer Associates each summer.  We will be seeking applications for summer associate positions beginning July 1, 2017. Candidates interested in positions for Summer 2018 should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, list of three references, and writing sample to Debbie Adoline, Recruitment Coordinator, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC, 312 Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551, or by email to careers@relmanlaw.com.  Note that while the mailing address is in Ohio, the summer associate positions are located in Relman, Dane & Colfax’s Washington, D.C. office. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to civil rights, strong academic credentials, and an interest in litigation.  Hiring decisions will be made by September 2017.

Opportunities for Paralegals

Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC is seeking paralegals to begin a two-year commitment in early summer 2018. We are a civil rights law firm that focuses on cases in the areas of housing, lending, employment, education, and public accommodations. We represent plaintiffs who have suffered discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, sex, disability, age, familial status, source of income, and sexual orientation. In addition, we assist non-profit organizations seeking to eliminate housing discrimination and to expand equal housing opportunities for all people. We also work with progressive institutions to advise them on best practices for expanding access to credit and for protecting consumer rights.

Paralegals are an integral part of both the litigation and compliance practice groups at Relman, Dane & Colfax. They interview individuals seeking representation from the firm; conduct factual investigations; review client and discovery documents; assist in preparation of legal briefs, client presentations, and preparation for trials; analyze statistical data to assess disparate impact; communicate with clients and witnesses; and conduct various administrative tasks. Paralegals have opportunities to attend strategy sessions, client meetings, depositions, hearings, and trials.

Relman, Dane & Colfax will be accepting applications beginning December 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. We seek applicants with strong writing ability and academic credentials; analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; flexibility; a willingness to work in a team environment; and a dedication to civil rights and learning more about the litigation process. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, list of three references, writing sample, and an optional personal statement via one of the following methods: email to careers@relmanlaw.com, web online application form at https://form.jotform.com/63336014101136, or mail to Debbie Adoline, Recruitment Coordinator, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC, 312 Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Note that while the mailing address is in Ohio, the paralegal positions are located in Relman, Dane & Colfax’s Washington, D.C. office. The optional personal statement should be 300 words or less and describe how the applicant’s personal experiences, background, and/or identity have shaped their interest in civil rights.