Paralegal Positions at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee (Civil Rights focus)

January 24, 2014

For 45 years, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (“the Committee”), a non-profit civil rights law firm, has represented individuals and groups in a broad range of civil rights and related poverty issues impacting every group protected by our federal, state and local civil rights laws. In addition to the attorneys, the paralegals serve a critical role in advancing the rights of our clients. The Committee has paralegal position openings in its Equal Employment Opportunity Project and Fair Housing Project. These positions will have a start date in July 2014. Paralegals are asked to make a two year commitment.
Responsibilities:
Committee Paralegals are given significant responsibility and client contact. Duties include the following: investigating, evaluating and analyzing claims of discrimination and requests for legal assistance; conducting interviews with potential plaintiffs and other witnesses; conducting legal and factual research on issues arising in the course of litigation; drafting memoranda, court documents, and correspondence; participating in all stages of litigation; preparing documents for filing in court; and providing other administrative support to the Project, including database and file management; responding to telephone, email, and web inquiries; and training and working with interns.
Qualifications
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree, outstanding organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong analytical capability, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest work. Fluency/proficiency in Spanish is highly desired for the EEO paralegal position but is not required.
Application
Interested persons should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript, and references to Rhonda Cunningham Holmes at paralegalhiring@washlaw.org.

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