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Relman, Dane & Colfax 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.

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: accommodations@relmanlaw.com.

Litigation Senior Associate/Litigation Counsel

Relman, Dane & Colfax is accepting applications for a senior litigation associate or counsel position in its Washington, D.C., office.   

Responsibilities

The Firm seeks applicants who have significant litigation experience and are prepared to handle a civil rights litigation caseload without supervision. The senior associate or counsel 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 senior associate or counsel will work in conjunction with the Firm’s more junior lawyers, and should have the experience and skills necessary to mentor less experienced attorneys. The senior associate or counsel will work with the Firm’s partners on major strategic issues in their cases and report to the Firm’s partners regarding litigation progress.

Experience and Qualifications

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. A minimum of six years of litigation experience is preferred.

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, 1225 19th Street N.W. Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20036 or by email to careers@relmanlaw.com. 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 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: accommodations@relmanlaw.com.

Opportunities for 2019 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, 2018. Candidates interested in positions for Summer 2019 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.  Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis until December 31, 2018.

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: accommodations@relmanlaw.com.

Opportunities for Paralegals

Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC is seeking paralegals to begin a two-year commitment in early summer 2019. 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 careers@relmanlaw.com 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.

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: accommodations@relmanlaw.com.

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