We are always looking for passionate people to join our team. If you are interested in joining our team and supporting our mission of defending individual rights and liberties, we would love to hear from you. Currently open positions, if any, are listed below. Even if you do not see a currently open role that is right for you, we welcome interested candidates to contact us at any time, by sending an expression of interest and resume to us at CarmenC@mhb.com.

Consistent with our mission of expanding freedom, justice, equality, and opportunity for all, MHB is committed to fostering a workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. MHB seeks candidates who bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to their role at MHB, and persons from historically marginalized or disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition, MHB is committed to investing in the success of persons of diverse backgrounds in their employment with MHB. MHB cultivates an anti-racist and pro-equity working environment, and is dedicated to removing any racial and equity-related barriers to opportunities in the workplace.

Civil Rights Litigation Paralegal

We are seeking a paralegal for our Civil Rights practice! In this role, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced attorneys in helping individuals whose civil liberties have been infringed upon or employment rights violated. As a key member of our legal team, you will play a crucial role in preparing documents, assisting with case management, all while supporting our mission to promote equality and justice for all. If you are ready to make a meaningful impact in the realm of civil rights law, we encourage you to apply.

Salary: between $52,000 - $70,000 annual salary, depending on qualifications and experience (pro-rated for less than full time schedule)

Responsibilities include assisting attorneys in all phases of litigation, from case inception through trial, which may include:

  • Managing litigation document database (importing, exporting, running searches)
  • Reviewing and analyzing documents and deposition testimony to assist attorneys with case analysis, summary judgment and trial
  • Working with client and vendor to collect electronically stored information, documents, and other evidence
  • Assisting with drafting discovery answers and witness declarations
  • Locating and preparing exhibits for use at deposition, summary judgment, and trial
  • Requesting and tracking records (e.g. public records, medical records)
  • Locating, contacting, and interviewing witnesses
  • Setting up and running presentation software and other technology at trial
  • Performing various administrative tasks as required (e.g., legal assistant back up as needed)

Required Skills:

  • Smart, hardworking, willing to ask questions, attention to detail
  • Teamwork, skill and interest in working collaboratively with others in a collegial manner, positive attitude
  • Organizational skills  
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Familiarity with sources of electronically stored information (e.g. social media, online job search platforms)
  • Familiarity with database searches
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interest in civil rights or employment law issues 

Experience / Education, a plus but not required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or Associate’s degree in paralegal studies, or Paralegal certificate
  • Paralegal experience in litigation, especially plaintiff-side
  • Familiarity with civil rules, discovery processes, legal terminology
  • Trial preparation and e-filing experience.

Open to hybrid work schedule, three quarter time or full-time schedule. 

Benefits – Our employees are our most important asset! We offer the following:

  • 12 holidays
  • 4 weeks of PTO
  • Longevity bonus
  • Subsidized Orca card
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Full coverage for medical, dental, and vision premiums
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company contribution after a year of employment

Employment requirements: Upon hire, you must provide proof of 1) Your eligibility to legally work in the US; and 2) vaccination against COVID-19.

We welcome both experienced applicants and applicants new to the field to apply.

Please send your resume and cover letter (optional) to Carmen Carrillo at CarmenC@mhb.com – We are excited to meet you and work together on the fight for civil rights!