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. 


Civil Rights Term-Time Paralegal (2024-2026)

Relman Colfax PLLC is currently hiring candidates to begin a two-year civil rights paralegal position in June 2024. 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. Applications are considered and offers are made on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process. We expect that hiring will be completed by April 1, 2024 and some or all positions may be filled before that time. Note: This job is an in-office position and requires the candidate to move to the Washington, D.C. area by the June 2024 start date. See job posting and application instructions here

Litigation Attorney

Relman Colfax PLLC is accepting applications for a litigation attorney for its Washington, DC office.  We are seeking applicants who have 4 to 8 years of litigation experience. The attorney will litigate federal and state court cases, investigate potential cases, prepare complaints, draft briefs on dispositive motions and other motions, handle all discovery including taking and defending depositions, conduct oral argument, and conduct trials. The attorney will work in conjunction with the Firm’s lawyers. There is a 3-day per week in-office requirement for attorneys. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to civil rights enforcement; strong academic credentials; superior research, writing, and verbal skills; and the ability to carry a varied caseload. See full job posting and application instructions here.

2024-2026 Civil Rights Fellowship
Hiring for 2024-2026 Civil Rights Fellowship is now closed. Applications for 2025-2027 Civil Rights Fellowship will be accepted starting August 2024.

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 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 16, 2023. See full job posting and application instructions here.

Summer Associate 2024
Hiring for Summer Associate 2024 is now closed.  Applications for Summer Associate 2025 will be accepted starting August 2024.

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 2024. 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 applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process. We expect that hiring will be completed by November 2023.  See full job posting and application instructions here. 

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 accommodations 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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