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Paralegal - Civil Rights

Relman Colfax PLLC
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

About the Firm:

Relman Colfax PLLC is a national civil rights law firm, with a litigation practice focused on combating discrimination and advancing equality in the areas of housing, lending, employment, public accommodations, education, and criminal justice. Our practice includes individual and class action lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs who have experienced discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, familial status, and other characteristics.

The firm also provides legal counsel to financial institutions, tech companies, housing providers, local governments, and nonprofits striving to be industry leaders in civil rights compliance. We conduct internal investigations and provide guidance regarding lending, housing, employment, consumer protection, algorithmic bias, privacy, whistleblower, and federal regulatory matters. Our practice also includes analysis and strategy regarding public policy issues and proposed legislation affecting civil rights.

Relman Colfax PLLC offers unique opportunities for talented individuals who share our passion for social justice, enjoy an informal and collegial office environment, and bring to their work a commitment to excellence. We are dedicated to equity, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, and we understand that personal, cultural and institutionalized discrimination creates and sustains privileges for some while creating and sustaining disadvantages for others. Relman Colfax recognizes that all communities benefit immeasurably from the meaningful presence of underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

Job Summary:

At Relman Colfax, paralegals provide and assist attorneys with a wide range of legal and administrative support tasks. They participate in all phases of the legal process and are an essential part of how we serve our litigation and counseling clients. Ideal candidates have prior paralegal or legal assistant experience, knowledge of the litigation process, are detail-oriented team players, enjoy working collaboratively, and have an interest in social justice/civil rights. This is a full-time position that requires occasional overtime and flexibility to meet strict case deadlines.


  • Assist attorneys in the preparation, finalization, and filing of legal briefs, client presentation, and trial;
  • Research federal and local rules to ensure proper and timely filings;
  • Advise and implement regarding firm-wide systems and processes, including coordination with vendors and litigation-related templates and software;
  • Assist in conducting factual investigations, research, and discovery;
  • Perform administrative tasks (note-taking, calendaring, scanning, mailings, etc.);
  • Communicate with clients, potential clients, witnesses, and relevant parties;
  • Attend strategy sessions, client meetings, depositions, hearings, and trials on an as-needed basis; and
  • Perform other support tasks as assigned


  • Minimum of 2 years of paralegal experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong proofing, formatting, and grammar skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite products
  • Document management software experience is a plus
  • Litigation experience is a plus
  • Federal court discovery and litigation experience is a plus
  • E-filing experience is a plus
  • Arc GIS/Mapping experience is a plus
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter.

*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. Relman Colfax also provides reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. Any applicant who needs an accommodation in the application process should contact: We encourage applications from people who identify with historically underserved or underrepresented communities.

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Relman Colfax PLLC


Washington, DC
20001 USA



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