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Associates/ Fellows



Summer Associates

Summer Associate in Civil Rights

(Summer 2023)

We have concluded our hiring for the 2023 Summer Associate class. Thank you for your interest.

Paralegals / Staff



Civil Rights Paralegal

​BLH is hiring a civil rights paralegal for its busy civil rights practice. The paralegal will work with a team of approximately 10 attorneys. Responsibilities include: 

  • records requests;

  • coordinating the service of legal documents;

  • electronic filing;

  • drafting correspondence and subpoenas;

  • maintaining the attorney’s files in an organized manner;

  • scanning in and organizing documents and materials;

  • daily general office administration such as: answering phones, mailings, scanning, contacting vendors such as the IT company and copy machine company; and

  • other duties as assigned by attorneys and/or based on the needs of the office.

Education and Work Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree required

  • Prior office experience required, prior law office experience strongly preferred

  • Public Notary a plus

  • Spanish speaking a plus



  • Communication Skills – The position requires the ability to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone, in virtual meetings, and in email. Must be able to communicate professionally and courteously with clients, attorneys, colleagues, co-counsel, medical professionals, and other professional contacts.

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Skills – The position requires the ability to work through challenges to reach end goals. Must be able to find solutions independently and use good judgement on when it is necessary to inquire with an attorney about an issue.

  • Multi-task Skills – The position requires the ability to handle multiple projects while meeting deadlines.

  • Organizational/Detail Oriented – The position requires exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail in all facets of the job.

  • Responsibility – must be able to work independently and hold oneself accountable – must be able to see all assignments through until completion.

Prior Knowledge Requirements

  • Proficiency with regular office computer skills such as email, navigating the internal electronic filing system, burning discs, scanning/copying, converting to PDF, emailing, e-faxing, saving documents to electronic files, organizing electronic files, etc.


  • Proficiency with Mailings – UPS, FEDEX, USPS – knowledge on basic cover letters, envelope templates, printing labels, etc.

  • Proficiency with basic office machines such as Scanner/Copier and Mail Machine


Paralegals are paid on a scale of $53,000 (0 years' experience) to $70,000 (10 years' experience) plus benefits.


Instructions to Apply

  • Email a Cover Letter, Resume, and THREE professional references all as one PDF named as: “Your Last Name, First Name – Paralegal Application” to email address: The subject of the email line should also be “Your Last Name, First Name – Paralegal Application”

The firm is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. 

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