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Employment Opportunities at HRDC

The Human Rights Defense Center is a dynamic and vibrant non-profit organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, religion or other impermissible factors, nor on prior incarceration/criminal record status.

HRDC welcomes volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, interning or being a fellow at HRDC in a non-compensated capacity, please contact us at 561-360-2523.


Current HRDC job opportunity (posted Dec. 18, 2017):


Litigation Paralegal

The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) has an immediate opening for a full-time paralegal at its Lake Worth, Florida office. HRDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates in furtherance of the human rights of all prisoners, meaning all people incarcerated or otherwise detained against their will.

The paralegal will assist HRDC's attorneys with the prosecution of civil rights cases, public records cases and/or other matters related to HRDC's public interest mission. This position will be responsible for calendaring litigation deadlines, drafting discovery documents and witness declarations, managing the production of documents and reviewing evidence for summary judgment or trial. The position requires significant client contact and management of case intake through mail and phone contact.

Requirements: At least two years' experience working with civil cases in a law firm or other legal entity. Litigation (preferably federal) experience is required. Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Outlook, Word, Adobe and Excel are required in addition to the ability to manage large document productions. Working as part of a team to develop new cases, interact with potential clients and improve internal processes is an integral part of this position, requiring excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

HRDC offers a benefits package including health and dental insurance after an initial probationary period of 90 days, as well as a matching retirement plan and paid vacation time. Starting salary ranges from $35,000 to $40,000, depending on experience. This is a 40 hour per week, full-time job.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter, both in one .pdf file. Also, please include at least two professional references. Responses that do not follow these instructions will not be considered. Send to HRDC General Counsel Sabarish Neelakanta, at:

This position will remain open until filled.

HRDC is an equal opportunity employer. Formerly incarcerated persons are strongly encouraged to apply and are preferred over all others, however, those convicted of crimes of fraud or dishonesty need not apply.