Staff and Paralegals
Our lawyers say it all the time: They could not do it without the staff. Every member of the Ballard Spahr team plays a role in providing the very best service to our clients, from our technology professionals and legal administrative assistant teams to our marketing professionals and business development experts.
We respect the individuality and diversity of our staff, and we encourage candidates with a strong work ethic and an interest in professional growth to apply for opportunities available in any of our 15 offices. Take a look around our site to find out more about life at Ballard Spahr.
Why Ballard Spahr
At Ballard Spahr, more than 500 staff members support top-notch lawyers in the delivery of legal services to clients and play a vital role in the firm's success. With origins in 1885, today we are a national firm with 15 offices and practices in litigation, real estate, public finance, business and transactions, and intellectual property.
With a career at Ballard Spahr, you would benefit from:
- A diverse group of mentors, colleagues, and friends
- The resources of one of the nation's largest firms
- A genuine sense of community and camaraderie
- Support and encouragement for career growth
- Strong leadership
- A culture of giving through community service and pro bono
We encourage you to consider Ballard Spahr.
Compensation & Benefits
We offer competitive compensation and benefits in all of our offices. Our benefits package includes:
- Medical coverage
- Prescription drug coverage
- Dental coverage
- Vision coverage
- Life insurance
- Short- and long-term disability
- 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with firm contribution and match
- Paid Parental Leave
- Paid time off program
- Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, and a Health Savings Account
- Family and medical leave
- Firm subsidized emergency child and elder care services
- Employee Assistance Program
- Pre-tax transportation program
Once you apply for a position, you will receive e-mail notification confirming receipt of your application and resume.
If you have the required qualifications and experience for an open position and are selected for an interview, a member of our recruiting team will contact you.
Read what our staff say about working at Ballard Spahr:
Ballard Spahr is an excellent place to work. It's both professional and family-oriented and an easy place to grow professionally. Attorneys and staff really do work together, and the open communication between them is really remarkable.
Kathy Callahan, Senior Billing Specialist, Baltimore
In the short amount of time I have been employed with Ballard, I have seen more generosity, understanding, and commitment than in my entire professional career combined. I’m proud to tell my friends and family where I work. The truth is, I not only work here at Ballard Spahr, but I learn here, I am challenged, and I feel valued and respected. The firm takes care of its people, and the people take care of the clients and the work. What we accomplish at this firm is incredible and I love being part of it.
Sarah Gennett, Legal Administrative Assistant, Phoenix
I'm not sure why I chose to work at Ballard Spahr 18 years ago, but I can tell you why I've stayed. I'm here because the work is engaging and meaningful. The firm has integrity, too, and offers enrichment and flexibility. Being here has enhanced my career and personal interests (yup, I have both!) in a way that has been the envy of colleagues at other firms. I don't just work for Ballard Spahr—Ballard Spahr works for me!
Keith Garland, Paralegal Supervisor, Staffing & Training, Philadelphia
I have been with Ballard Spahr for 28 years and always say that working here has been one of my best experiences. I work with wonderful people and continue to learn, contribute, and be challenged. We have become a family across the country.
Polly Artim, IT Project Administrator, Denver