Human Rights/Human Trafficking Paralegal

Cohen Milstein is one of the country’s premier law firms for complex civil ligation on behalf of plaintiffs.  With over 90 attorneys and seven offices, we specialize in groundbreaking and high-stakes litigation concerning antitrust, civil rights, consumer protection, employee benefits, international human rights, securities, and matters representing state attorneys general in civil law enforcement investigations.

Cohen Milstein’s Washington, D.C. office seeks a paralegal/research assistant to support attorneys in the Human Rights practice group to start in June 2018.  The Human Rights practice represents victims of torture, forced labor, human trafficking, and other violations of international law. More information on Cohen Milstein and the types of cases the Human Rights practice litigates can be found at our website at

Candidates must be well organized, possess excellent writing and analytical skills, and have strong academic credentials. The work involves, among other things, factual and legal research; writing memoranda; document review; organizing and coding documents; managing case files; and performing clerical tasks associated with filing documents in U.S. courts.  The position requires: (1) a demonstrated interest in law, human rights, or both; (2) an understanding of, and willingness to learn about, basic legal concepts, terminology, principles, and procedures; (3) excellent communication and writing ability, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills; (4) a proactive nature; (5) attention to detail.

Experience with legal research tools, such as Lexis/Nexis or Westlaw is a plus. Foreign language skills are also a plus. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, transcript and short writing sample via email to  Please indicate “Human Rights Paralegal” in the subject line.

Cohen Milstein is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage women, minority and other diverse candidates to apply.