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.

2025 MHB Civil Rights Litigation Fellowship – UPDATED 7/12/2024

Entering its eighth decade defending people’s rights, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless is accepting applications for its two-year civil rights litigation Fellowship. Named in honor of MHB founder Alec Bayless, this Fellowship will begin in September 2025 and will provide an opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of MHB’s Seattle-based civil rights practice—representing victims of police and prosecutorial misconduct; workplace injustice; discrimination based on protected identities; inhumane prison conditions; housing discrimination; and others harmed by government or corporate wrongdoing.

This position is intended for new law school graduates or recent graduates finishing a judicial clerkship. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and must be eligible for admission to the Washington State Bar—through reciprocity with another state’s bar or by taking the WA state bar exam – by September 2025.* Applicants should have excellent research, writing and advocacy skills, and experience in, or a demonstrated passion for, civil rights or employment law. The firm seeks a wide diversity of applicants, and encourages applications from persons of all races, colors, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.

Salary: $79,000 for the first year; $85,000 for the second year, plus benefits, and possible relocation assistance.

Start date: Fall 2025.

Applicants should send a letter explaining their interest, a resume, writing sample, and an official or unofficial law school transcript, to fellowship@mhb.com. Please include “Applicant for MHB Civil Rights Litigation Fellowship” in the subject line.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PST on August 11, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted in September 2024 with the goal of extending any offer in October 2024.

*The previous version of the job announcement stated that applicants must have taken a state bar exam by September 2025 to be eligible for this position. Please note that our requirements for this position changed and on July 12, 2024, the eligibility description was amended to reflect this change.