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Anchorage, Alaska: Associate for Jermain Dunnagan and Owens
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Description: Busy school law practice seeking attorney with 2-3 years experience in special education law. Good pay and benefits.
Email: Jeannie Sleeper
Tempe, AZ: TRI-DISTRICT LEGAL COUNSEL for Tempe Elementary School District (Tempe Elementary District #3, Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District)
Deadline: February 21, 2017
Description: JOB GOAL: To provide in-house legal services for Tempe Elementary District #3, Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District.
Law Degree from an accredited College of Law
Current license to practice law in the State of Arizona
Five or more years of experience practicing school law
Valid DPS fingerprint clearance card (must have or be able to obtain)
TO APPLY: Please visit our website and complete the Administrative Application found attached to the position posting under the employment opportunities link.
A complete electronic file must include:
- Administrative Application
- Copy of Official Transcripts
- Three professional letters of recommendation
- Valid DPS fingerprint clearance card (if applicable)
Tucson, AZ: Associate to the Superintendent & General Counsel for Amphitheater Public Schools
Open until filled
Description: The Associate to the Superintendent serves as General Counsel, Designated Public Lobbyist, Ombudsman and Custodian of Records; provides legal counsel and practical guidance to the Governing Board, the Superintendent, school administrators and department staff; and oversees the Human Resources, Benefits, Records Management, and Equal Opportunity departments.
Los Angeles, CA: General Education Attorney for Lozano Smith, LLP
Deadline: February 17, 2017
Description: Lozano Smith continues to grow at a fast yet steady pace, and we are looking for a dynamic, innovative attorney for our Los Angeles office. This position will handle a broad array of issues encountered by public school districts including labor and employment, facilities and business, investigations, special education, student issues, and/or school board governance. Admission to the California Bar and three to five years practicing as an attorney is required. Prior education/public agency and/or administrative hearing experience desired.
San Diego Area, CA: Special Education Attorney
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Description: Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, California's leading education law firm, has an immediate opening for an associate in the San Diego area. Selected candidates should have two to four years' experience in the area of special education working with public school districts.
The selected candidate must be highly motivated; possess excellent writing, analytical and people skills; be an integral part of a team; assume significant client responsibility; and, be a member of the State Bar of California. The selected candidate must also be willing to travel to clients throughout Southern California with occasional travel to other areas of the state.
Focusing our practice on public education, pre-K through community college, allows our attorneys and team of support professionals to engage fully in the issues that public schools face. The firm's dedicated attention to public education allows our legal experts to look at all matters with an eye toward immediate and emerging challenges, ultimately providing better service to our clients: our partners in education.
Colorado Springs, CO: Director for Legal Relations for Academy District 20
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Description: Thank you for your interest in Academy District 20. Position closes Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Midnight.
New applicants (including current district staff members) must register with the Academy District 20 Employment Opportunities site and complete the online administrative application. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents:
- A letter of application which states why you feel you are qualified for, and your background in, the position.
- A statement of your philosophy of administration and the role of the administrator in this position.
- A current résumé.
- Three current letters of recommendation. ("Current" means less than one-year-old and preferably less than six months old.)
- Complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
No other documents will be accepted. Thank you for not submitting any additional materials. If you have questions e-mail Celina Arsenault at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thornton, CO: Deputy General Counsel for Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Description: Adams 12 Five Star Schools, a public school district serving 40,000 students, located just seven miles north of downtown Denver, is close to the conveniences of a major city center yet far enough to offer the quiet of the suburbs. The five stars represent the five unique communities the district serves: Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.
Deputy General Counsel: Provides professional legal counsel and administers legal services for the district under the supervision and direction of the District General Counsel.
- Prepares and renders legal opinions and provides research services and analysis to the District, the Board of Education and administrative staff as directed by the General Counsel. Anticipates potential litigation and administrative claims, gathers necessary information, performs investigations and aligns resources. Helps maintain files and retrieval systems for legal information of relevance to the District.
- Assists in drafting legal documents, including, but not limited to Board and Superintendent policies, rules and regulations, resolutions, contracts, negotiated agreements, position statements, and other legal or related documents upon request. Helps establish, publicize and participate in implementation of systems and strategies to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.
- In the absence of the General Counsel, attends and provides legal advice at meetings of the Board of Education, Senior Staff, and such other meetings as the Superintendent directs. Assists with counseling administrators in all matters relating to student?s? rights, responsibilities and discipline.
- Keeps abreast of legislation affecting the District. Studies and interprets law, court decisions, ordinances and other legal authorities.
- Attends various negotiating sessions, grievance hearings, administrative hearings, arbitrations or appeals and provides legal advice and counsel.
- Reviews District and Board of Education contracts and charter school proposals as requested.
- Assists in developing and conducting staff training sessions and workshops concerning practical applications of school law.
EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
- A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school is required.
- A license to practice law in the State of Colorado is required.
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience. Preferred in education or public administration; school law or employment law.
- Special Education experience preferred
Viera, FL: In-house General Counsel for the School Board of Brevard County
Deadline: February 20, 2017
Position Location: The School Board of Brevard County, Florida (BCSB) is the 48th largest district in the nation and the 10th largest district in Florida. As the largest employer in Brevard County, BPS employs 9,000 staff members serving approximately 73,000 students annually. With 82 schools, 20 special centers, and 10 charter schools, the district educates its students in 17 different municipalities across the Space Coast. Brevard Public School's goal is to serve our community and enhance students' lives by delivering the highest quality education in a culture of dedication, collaboration and learning. For detailed information on the School Board visit www.brevardschools.org.
Position Description: The General Counsel is the chief legal advisor of the BCSB and provides legal advice to the School Board, the Superintendent and District Administration. General Counsel attends all School Board public meetings and closed door sessions, provides oversight of litigation, legal opinions, policy and contract interpretation and manages and directs in-house and outside attorneys; and other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements: An individual respondent is required to have an earned Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school, be a current member in good standing of The Florida Bar, have significant experience in educational governmental and/or administrative law, and have seven (7) years of experience practicing as an attorney.
Salary Range (based on experience): Individual respondent $145,000 to $160,000 annually, plus benefits, including pension contributions, health insurance and other benefits as negotiated.
Application Procedures: Be advised that all applications are subject to the Florida Public Records Law. Specify in your application your interest in full time employment as the in-house General Counsel to The School Board and qualifications for same.
Submission must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017.
Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to Dr.
Carol Kindt, Deputy Superintendent, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL
32940, or via email at email@example.com
ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THE BEACON APPLICATION THROUGH OUR DISTRICT
WEBSITE AT: http://www.edline.net/pages/Brevard_County_Schools/Departments/Departments__K-Z/HumanResources/DIV_-_Employment_Services
The School Board of Brevard County, Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Topeka, KS: General Counsel for Topeka Public Schools
Deadline: March 24, 2017
Description: Topeka Public Schools, USD 501, is seeking to fill the position of General Counsel, effective July 1, 2017. This is a full-time position, providing legal expertise to a public school district serving approximately 14,000 students. This position will handle a variety of legal issues including preparing of legal opinions, responding to complaints filed with administrative agencies, drafting policies and regulations, writing and reviewing contracts, counseling administration in student discipline or employment matters, providing representation in administrative proceedings, coordinating and supervising litigation with outside law firms, and developing and conducting staff training sessions and workshops.
The successful candidate must be fully licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of Kansas. In addition, experience in the areas of employment and school law, particularly special education and anti-discrimination laws, is preferred. Salary is negotiable.
Applications must be submitted on-line on or before March 24, 2017. Go to www.topekapublicschools.net and click on the “Employment” tab for instructions on how to apply. A letter of interest and resume should be attached to the on-line application.
Greenville, NC: School Board Attorney for Pitt County Schools
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Description: Pitt County Schools is seeking qualified candidates for the position of School Board Attorney. Position available August 1, 2017.
Deadline: Open until filled
JOB GOAL: To provide in-house legal services for Pitt County Board of Education and Pitt County Schools’ staff
TO APPLY: Please visit our website (https://phlaptweb8.applitrack.com/pitt/onlineapp/) and complete an application under the Administration category.
A complete electronic file must include:
- Administrative Application
- Official Transcripts
- Three professional references
In addition, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Worth, Texas: Special Education Attorney (skilled and experienced) for Brackett & Ellis, P.C.
Deadline: January 20, 2017
Description: Brackett & Ellis, P.C., a mid-sized law firm located in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, is currently seeking a skilled and experienced special education attorney to join its School Law Section.
Be admitted to the Texas State Bar.
Have significant experience in the field of Special Education.
Have experience representing school districts, school boards, teachers, administrators or other school employees at due process hearings, administrative proceedings, and trials.
Be able to assist school clients with day-to-day legal compliance, student and employee issues, policy issues, business transactions, non-discrimination issues, disability accommodations, and/or student rights.
Have experience representing clients in state and federal courts as well as state and federal agencies.
Have excellent writing skills, legal research skills, attention to detail, a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and motivation to serve clients at the highest level.
Please e-mail or mail resume, writing sample, and references to: Lisa Boyd at email@example.com or Brackett & Ellis, P.C., c/o Lisa Boyd, 100 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Federal Way, WA: Director of Employee Relations for Federal Way Public Schools
Open until filled
Description: The Director of Employee Relations provides a leadership role to the School Support Coordinators in integrating people, processes, and technology in service of the District’s schools and departments.
This position manages a variety of Human Resources functions including labor relations, negotiations, contract management, grievances, employee investigations, employee discipline, contract interpretations, policy development, technical assistance and support for administrative staff, and project assignments consistent with the position’s scope of responsibility.