Relman Colfax PLLC offers unique opportunities for talented 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. 


2023-2025 Civil Rights Fellowship

Relman Colfax PLLC annually offers a two-year Civil Rights Fellowship that provides recent law school graduates the opportunity to become familiar and work closely with civil rights litigation and counseling work. J.D. degree required by the end of Spring 2023. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 1, 2022. See full job posting and application instructions here.

Summer Associate 2023
*Summer Associates have been hired for 2023. Applications for 2024 Summer Associates will be accepted starting August 2023.

Relman Colfax PLLC hires two to four summer associates each year to work in the firm’s Washington, DC office. We are seeking applications for summer associate positions for Summer 2023. Summer associates work on a variety of assignments for the firm’s civil rights litigation and counseling practices, including legal research and writing, preparing attorneys for depositions and hearings, and assisting with investigations and case development. Rising 3Ls are preferred. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and positions for summer associates may be filled before that time. Applications will be accepted after August 27, 2022, and applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process. We expect that hiring will be completed by December 2022. See full job posting and application instructions here.

Civil Rights Counseling Attorney

Relman Colfax is seeking candidates to work on cutting-edge civil rights and consumer protection issues in its Civil Rights Counseling practice. The counsel or attorney will provide legal and strategic advice on pressing civil rights and consumer protection issues facing institutions today, with an emphasis on fair lending and fair housing. The Counseling group develops and encourages best-in-class practices for a range of issues, including increasing access to responsible credit for historically underserved populations and promoting techniques to address algorithmic discrimination. The attorney will interact with clients and government officials, and collaborate with statistical experts. Although this is a non-litigation position, the firm’s Counseling and Litigation practices work closely together and the attorney may have the opportunity to provide strategic advice or other support for the firm’s litigation work. See the full job posting and application here.    

Civil Rights Paralegal

Relman Colfax PLLC is seeking candidates for a civil rights paralegal position, based in Washington D.C., with an immediate start date. Civil rights paralegals support the attorneys in both the civil rights litigation and counseling practice groups at Relman Colfax. Civil rights paralegals support attorneys in the preparation, finalization, and filing of legal briefs, client presentations, and trial, and have responsibility for implementing related systems and processes. Civil rights paralegals work alongside civil rights term-time paralegals on case and client matters. This paralegal position is not a term-limited position. Salary is commensurate with experience. See job posting and application instructions here.  

Civil Rights Term-Time Paralegal

Relman Colfax PLLC will be seeking candidates to begin a two-year civil rights paralegal position, based in Washington D.C., in June 2023. Term-time paralegals support the attorneys in both the civil rights litigation and counseling practice groups at Relman Colfax. This is an entry-level job, and we are seeking candidates with a dedication to civil rights and an interest in learning more about the litigation process. Relman Colfax will begin accepting and reviewing applications in the winter. Note that this job requires the candidate to move to the Washington, D.C. area by the June 2023 start date. 

Relman 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 Colfax also provides reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. Any applicant who needs an accommodation in the application process should email or call Dana Melnik at (202) 728-1888. All other emails related to open positions should be submitted to 

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