Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC is seeking paralegals to begin a two-year commitment in early summer 2019 in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. 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, 2018 through May 15, 2019. 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 email@example.com or mail to Dana Melnik, Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC, 1225 19th Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036. 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.
Relman, Dane & Colfax is an equal opportunity employer that maintains a supportive, equitable environment. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, familial status, family responsibilities, age, personal appearance, matriculation, disability, medical condition, genetic information, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction. We encourage applications from people who identify with historically underserved or underrepresented communities.
Relman, Dane & Colfax also provides reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. Any applicant who needs an accommodation in the application process should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.