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Litigation Fellowship

Entering its eighth decade defending people’s rights, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless is accepting applications for its third a two-year civil rights litigation Fellowship for lawyers at the beginning of their careers. Named in honor of MHB founder Alec Bayless, this Fellowship will begin in September 2022 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; race, gender or disability discrimination; 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 have taken a state bar exam by September 2022. Applicants should have excellent research, writing and advocacy skills, and experience in, or a demonstrated passion for, civil rights or employment law. Within those criteria, the firm encourages applications from persons of all races, colors, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.


Interested persons can find more information about MHB on our website:


Pay: $70,000 per year, plus benefits, and possible relocation assistance.


Start date: Fall 2022.


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


Deadline: Applications must be submitted by September 18, 2021. Interviews will be conducted in October 2021 with the goal of extending any offer by early November 2021.

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