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Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska: Associate for Jermain Dunnagan and Owens

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Description: Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, an Alaskan law firm, seeks a highly qualified Mid-level Associate with experience in special education.

The candidate must be able to work independently on complex matters and possess superior written and oral communication skills. Position comprises of general advice on special education matters, attendance at school district meetings including ESER/MDR/IEP meetings as needed, informal dispute resolution, mediations, and due process administrative hearings.

The candidate must have at least five years of legal experience.

Applicants must be an actively licensed Member of the Alaska Bar Association in Good Standing. We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits, and opportunities for a rewarding career.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to:

Tanya Wood, Legal Administrator, twood@jdolaw.com, 3000 A Street, Suite. 300, Anchorage, AK 99503.


Arizona

Tempe, AZ: Tri-District Legal Counsel for Tempe Elementary District #3, Kyrene Elementary School District & Tempe Union High School District

Deadline: March 24, 2017

Description: To provide in-house legal services for Tempe Elementary District #3, Kyrene Elementary District & Tempe Union High School District.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 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)

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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.

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California

Carlsbad, CA: Education Law Associate for ADAMS SILVA & MCNALLY LLP

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Description: Education Law Associate
Adams Silva & McNally LLP (ASM) is a growing and busy education law firm that seeks a motivated and experienced, education law attorney for its Carlsbad office.

ASM exclusively represents California public school districts and prides itself on providing the highest quality legal services. ASM is seeking an experienced education law attorney with 2-4 years’ experience representing school districts. This position will handle a variety issues, including labor and employment, student and facilities and business issues.

Qualified candidates should be self-motivated and team oriented. California Bar admission and experience representing school districts is required. Litigation experience is desired.

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Sacramento, CA: Facilities and Business Attorney for Lozano Smith, LLP

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Description: This position will handle various facilities and business matters encountered by public school districts and other public agencies. We seek bright, motivated, innovative individuals who thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. All candidates must have excellent academic credentials; strong research, writing, and analysis skills; a sense of humor and a commitment to team work.

Admission to the California Bar and three to five years practicing as an attorney is required. Relevant experience in construction and/or representing public agencies a plus.

We invite you to learn more about our firm’s culture, diversity, and practice areas on our website: www.lozanosmith.com. We offer a friendly, business casual environment with competitive salary and benefits package.

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San Diego, CA: Education Law Attorney for Lozano Smith, LLP

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Description: We currently are seeking a skilled attorney who will handle a broad array issues encountered by public school districts. We seek bright, motivated,
innovative individuals who thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. All candidates must have excellent academic credentials; strong research, writing, and analysis skills; a sense of humor, and a commitment to team work.

Admission to the California Bar and five to seven years practicing as an attorney. Relevant experience labor and employment and/or facilities and business required. Experience in and representation of public entities, specifically school districts, preferred.

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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.

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Colorado

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 celina.arsenault@asd20.org.

Greenwood Village, CO: Internal Legal Counsel for Cherry Creek School District

Deadline: March 24, 2017

Description: The Internal Legal Counsel position is an in-house legal position that reports to General Counsel for the district.

This position will assist with IDEA compliance and responds to OCR discrimination complaints, and state complaints.

This position will provide legal services to District staff and administrators as needed in a wide variety of matters, including transactional matters, student matters, and employment matters.

This position reviews contracts for the district and assists in updating board policies.

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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

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Florida

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 kindt.carol@brevardschools.org
AND

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.


Illinois

Arlington Heights, Illinois: Students/Special Education Associate Attorney for Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Description: Leading Illinois education law firm, in the Chicago metropolitan area with a large, and growing, special education practice, is seeking one attorney with a minimum of four years of experience focusing in special education and student matters. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to recruiting@hlerk.com.

Visit our website at www.hlerk.com for additional information.


Kansas

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.


Minnesota

Maple Grove, MN: General Counsel for Osseo Area Schools ISD279

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Description: To inspire and prepare all students with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning by serving as a member of the collaborative executive leadership team which plans, directs, and coordinates action to achieve the organizational mission and strategic goals.

Contribute to strategic and tactical organizational leadership by:

  • Providing legal services and advice to the Superintendent, School Board and School District administrators;
  • Managing all legal matters and services; representing the school system in litigation and administrative proceedings;
  • Coordinating litigation efforts with outside legal counsel; leading policy development and revision;
  • Conducting legal research;
  • And providing guidance on legal issues regarding state and federal regulations and laws.

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North Carolina

Greenville, NC: School Board Attorney for Pitt County Schools

Deadline: July 31, 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
Description:
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/default.aspx?Category=Administration) and complete an application.
A complete electronic file must include:

  1. Administrative Application
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Resume
  4. Three professional references

In addition, please email a cover letter and resume to gricel@pitt.k12.nc.us.

Raleigh, NC: Legal/Policy Staff Attorney for North Carolina School Boards Association

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Description:The North Carolina School Boards Association is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Legal/Policy Staff Attorney. This position is available immediately.

The legal/policy staff attorney will assist with reviewing and revising NCSBA’s model policy manual, assist local school boards with developing legally compliant board policy manuals, and provide legal training at NCSBA’s conference and meetings. The legal/policy staff attorney may also be expected to assist with amicus briefs, superintendent search services, and legislation review, as needed. Applicants should have outstanding academic credentials and excellent research and writing skills. Two to three years of experience in education law or a related field such higher education law, personnel law or local government law is preferred.

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Raleigh, NC: Associate Attorney for Schwartz & Shaw, P.L.L.C.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Description: Associate attorney needed for a well-established and growing education law firm in downtown Raleigh. Our practice is almost exclusively education law, with the main focus being the representation of public school districts throughout North Carolina.

We are looking for a high energy, upbeat, and creative team player with excellent writing, personal, and oratory skills. Travel is required. Competitive salary, excellent benefits and a wonderful working environment.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Schwartz, Law Firm Administrator, Schwartz & Shaw, P.L.L.C.; jschwartz@schwartz-shaw.com.


Oregon

Salem, Oregon: Staff Attorney for Oregon School Boards Association

Deadline: April 27, 2017

Description: Works under the supervision of and reports to the Director of Litigation Services. Provides quality, effective legal services for PACE members by providing legal advice and training as well as legal advice and support to other OSBA departments.

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South Carolina

Charleston, SC: Staff Attorney for Charleston County School District

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Description: The Staff Attorney will advise and assist the District in fully complying
with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Law degree from an accredited law school.
Licensed to practice law in South Carolina.
Familiarity with and interest in public education.
Excellent speaking, writing, organizational, and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated judgment, discretion, interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with people.

Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

Interested applicants should submit an application, cover letter and resume, using our online application system Applitrack, by visiting: www.ccsdschools.com

This position will remain open until filled.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Texas

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.

Candidates must:
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 lboyd@belaw.com or Brackett & Ellis, P.C., c/o Lisa Boyd, 100 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.


Washington

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.

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Tacoma, WA: Deputy General Counsel for Tacoma Public Schools

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Description:Tacoma Public Schools is currently seeking a dynamic, self-motivated leader who is passionate about school support and being a part of a team.

#JOINTEAMTACOMA as DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL

Laurie Dumas 253-571-1244
ldumas@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Interested candidates should apply on our website at https://www.tacomaschools.org/careers.

 

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