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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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Los Angeles Area (El Segundo), CA: Attorney for ADAMS SILVA & MCNALLY LLP

Deadline: November 1, 2017


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 El Segundo 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 3-6 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.  Please submit resume, writing sample, law school transcript, in confidence to:


Denver, CO: Associate Attorney for Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C.

Deadline: November 30, 2017


Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C., a well-established firm in downtown Denver specializing in school law, labor and employment law, and government entity defense, seeks an attorney with 2+ years of meaningful civil litigation experience, excellent writing skills, and a strong academic record. Experience relevant to our firm’s specialty areas (including education/special education) and ability to act as lead counsel strongly preferred.
Applications should consist of a letter of interest, resume, and reference list. Submit applications to Brent Case at


Braintree, MA: Attorney for Murphy, Lamere & Murphy, P.C.

Deadline: October 15, 2017


Active South Shore law practice representing school, municipal and other public entities seeking attorney with 5-7 years litigation and/or administrative practice experience.  Special Education and Disability law experience strongly preferred.  The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of sophisticated litigation experience along with strong academic credentials, excellent research, writing, and communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a growing law practice.  Massachusetts Bar admission required.  Prior law firm experience and/or public sector legal employment is required.
Please forward resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to

Barnstable, MA: School Attorney for Barnstable Public Schools

Deadline: November 17, 2017


BPS is seeking an experienced education law attorney with minimum 5 years’ experience representing school districts. This position will handle a variety issues, including labor and employment, student and facilities and business issues. Special Education and Disability law experience strongly preferred. Massachusetts Bar admission required. Qualified candidates should be self-motivated, team oriented, excellent research, writing, and communication skills.

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Boston, MA : Labor and School Law Attorney for Deutsch Williams Brooks DeRensis & Holland, P.C.

Deadline: October 15, 2017


Deutsch Williams, a Boston-based management side law firm, is seeking an attorney with experience for its Labor and School Law Departments.
Please send resume and writing sample to Karen Egan, Director of Human Resources,


Bloomfield Hills, MI: Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Labor Relations for Bloomfield Hills Schools

Deadline: October 30, 2017

Reports to: Superintendent
Salary Range: $124,000 to $144,000
Position Summary:  The Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Labor Relations plans, coordinates and supervises the operations of the human resources department and labor relations activities for the Bloomfield Hills Schools. This includes staffing, hiring, counseling, disciplining, policy administration and record keeping for all certified and non-certified staff.
Also responsible for: performance reviews, negotiation and implementation of collective bargaining agreements and employee grievances. This position also serves as in-house legal counsel on questions relating to employment and school law.

To apply and for full description please Click Here and search for Job Code 17-AD-06


Minneapolis, MN: School law and special education attorney for KENNEDY AND GRAVEN, CHARTERED

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Description: Kennedy & Graven represents public sector clients—cities, townships and school districts. For more info:
We are seeking an associate or lateral to practice primarily in the areas of school law and special education law with the opportunity to work in a variety of the firm’s other practice areas, including litigation, municipal law and labor/employment law.
Experience in school law and knowledge or experience in special education law is preferred, with the equivalent of a minimum of three years of practice.
We offer a competitive salary and outstanding benefit package.
If interested, please contact our search firm: Toni Peterson of Administrative Answers, LLC. (Telephone: 952-472-4998; Email: All inquiries are confidential. AA/EO Employer.



Minnetonka, MN: Attorney or Law Clerk forBooth Law Group LLC

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Booth Law Group LLC in Minnetonka, Minnesota has an immediate opening for a full-time law clerk or attorney. Ideal candidates will have at least one to three years of experience or a background in education and an interest in education and employment law. The successful candidate will be detail orientated, able to work independently, highly motivated, and have proficient research and writing skills. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be dependable and have their own transportation. Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced work environment, have the ability to multitask and set priorities.  This position will offer a challenging opportunity and competitive wages.

For more information please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to or fax to 763-253-4160. No phone calls please.
Vacancy will remain open until filled.

North Carolina

Greenville, NC: School Board Attorney for Pitt County Schools

Deadline: September 30, 2017

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 ( 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


Columbus, Ohio: Associate Attorney for Scott Scriven LLP

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Short Description:Small, AV-rated Columbus, Ohio law firm with a practice in public sector management-side labor and employment law and education law seeks an attorney with three to five years of related experience. Strong academics and written and verbal advocacy skills necessary. Competitive salary and benefits. Submit resume to the attention of Jennifer Tomlin at

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Oklahoma City, OK: General Counsel for Oklahoma City Public Schools

Deadline:  January 31, 2018

Description: Short description: Oklahoma City Public Schools seeks a General Counsel who will report to both the Superintendent and the Board of Education. The General Counsel supports the District’s mission of providing equitable learning opportunities to all students by overseeing all legal matters that occur within the Oklahoma City Public School District. This is accomplished through the prevention and/or resolution of legal issues by providing counsel and guidance to the Board, Superintendent, Cabinet and other personnel and working with outside counsel as needed. Functioning as a member of the Superintendent’s cabinet, the General Counsel also endeavors to promote the overall effectiveness of the District by demonstrating exemplary leadership. Must be licensed to practice law in Oklahoma or another state and eligible to be admitted to the Oklahoma bar within 6 months of employment.

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Staff Attorney for Salem, OR

Deadline:  September 15, 2017

Description: Provides legal advice to member school districts, charter schools, community colleges and Education Service Districts on a range of legal issues under the Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE) preventive legal (“pre-loss”) program. PACE “pre-loss” program includes but is not limited to: labor & employment matters, student records issues, review of contracts, waivers, potential disciplinary and dismissal of employees, student disciplinary procedures and other issues which give rise to potential legal liability for PACE members.



Vermont, TX: Director of Operations for Vermont School Boards Association

Deadline:  December 31, 2017

Description: The VSBA is seeking an attorney for the position of Director of Legal and Policy Services.  This position assists school board members and superintendents by providing legal information and guidance, drafting and reviewing model policies and procedures, overseeing the VSBA’s work in the Vermont General Assembly, and delivering educational workshops.  The position may involve evening work.  Competitive salary and benefits package.

For more information about the position, including a detailed job description, see  Resume and cover letter should be submitted by email to 


Alexandria, VA: Senior Attorney for National School Boards Association

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description:The National School Boards Association (NSBA) seeks an experienced attorney to support NSBA Legal Advocacy work and Council of School Attorneys (COSA) programs.  The Senior Attorney will write amicus curiae briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts, research and monitor federal legal developments affecting schools, respond to media and member inquiries, staff committees, write and edit publications, supervise legal interns, and more.  

Please see the job listing page for responsibilities and qualifications.

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Alexandria, VA: Program Director, Council of School Attorneys for National School Boards Association

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description:TThe National School Boards Association invites applications for the position of Program Director, Council of School Attorneys. The ideal candidate is an innovative attorney with experience in education law (K-12 preferred) --- or if a non-attorney, then an individual with 10 plus years of state or national bar association management and attorney programming experience.

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Fairfax, Virginia: Paralegal for Fairfax County Public Schools

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Description: Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the nation’s 10th largest school district, located in suburban area just outside the nation’s capital, is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Paralegal, for Division Counsel in the Office of Superintendent. This individual provides technical, legal, and operational support to the division counsel and staff; manages litigation hold and discovery response systems and develops additional methods to streamline the discovery process; conducts legal research and prepares case materials and basic legal documents; collects and analyzes facts and data in support of the division counsel; relieves division counsel and assistant division counsel of routine legally-related tasks; and serves as system administrator for case management software systems.

The ideal candidate will need the following qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate's degree or paralegal course of study plus two years of progressively more responsible paralegal, law librarian, legal assistant, legal technology, or similar legal support experience. Must possess strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills; some knowledge of or interest in legal issues affecting education; good judgment and initiative; ability to prioritize; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships; and investigative and interviewing skills. Can demonstrate proficiency in business English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; ability to operate a computer and use appropriate software applications and peripheral office equipment; and knowledge of legal databases and other legal resources, including litigation support software, and case management software. Knowledge of federal and state court rules, the functions of the school division, and its operating procedures preferable but not required.  

Please see the job listing page for responsibilities and qualifications.

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Fairfax, Virginia: Staff Attorney for Fairfax County Public Schools

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Description: Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the nation’s 10th largest school district, located in suburban area just outside the nation’s capital, is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Staff Attorney in the Office of Superintendent. This individual serves as a junior level attorney for FCPS.

The ideal candidate must hold a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with membership in, or eligibility for, the Virginia State Bar, plus a minimum of three years of progressive experience, with expertise preferred in one of the following areas: public school legal issues, constitutional law, Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, intellectual property, student rights, custody, educational rights, employment, civil rights, real estate, local government, procurement, contract, litigation, or tort law. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to develop effective working relationships with senior FCPS administrators and community and governmental leaders.  

Please see the job listing page for responsibilities and qualifications.

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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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Kenosha, Wisconsin: Chief Human Resource Officer for Kenosha Unified School District

Deadline: November 17, 2017
Short description:
The Chief Human Resource Officer will report and account to the Superintendent of Schools.
A. Required - master’s degree in business, labor relations, education or
human resource related field, OR bachelor’s degree in an HR related field and a minimum of seven (7) or more years of managerial experience in a human resources position within a large public or private organization
B. Preferred - law degree with an emphasis in labor relations
1. Lead the district’s Human Resource Department
2. Administer the policies of the district related to human resource
management, including the district’s compliance with all state and federal statutes and regulations
3. Facilitate the creation and implementation of a recruitment process for
acquiring new district personnel
4. Administer the policies of the district related to personnel, the
maintenance of all files and accurate completion of all related records and reports, including:
a. Personnel and medical files for each employee
b. Training and experience records for each employee
c. Sick leave and absence records for each employee
d. Approval and reimbursement of college credits
e. Employee placement on the salary schedule
f. Vacation records
g. Employee licensure and maintenance
h. Job descriptions
5. Lead and supervise human resources personnel and develop them into an
efficient and effective team district employees can rely on for support in all personnel issues
6. Set and work toward realistic and appropriate goals for the performance
improvement of the human resources staff and department
7. Maintain an understanding of school structures
8. Oversee the human resource staff responsible for collaborating with the
Department of Teaching and Learning in effectively implementing the Educator Effectiveness evaluation system
9. Lead the facilitation of appropriate professional development for district
staff to support the implementation of evaluations and performance expectations
10. Work cooperatively with district and building staff to ensure positive
growth and evaluation of all employees
11. Maintain and ensure the proper implementation of the district handbook
and regularly review the employee handbook in order to recommend and implement any changes dictated by local, state and federal law
12. Lead the district in the projection of personnel needs
13. Prepare job descriptions in accordance with Department of Public
Instruction (DPI) licensure recommendations, district requirements and insurance company recommendations
14. Investigate and resolve employee grievances and complaints
15. Participate in mediations and arbitrations
16. Oversee the administration of exit interviews for employees to ensure
improved practices in the district
17. Oversee the administration of employee benefits, including health,
dental, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, 403(b) deferred income investments, Wisconsin Retirement System, COBRA administration, DPI reports, Employee Assistance Program, certifications, related audits, retiree benefits, enrollment and termination of employee participation and notification to insurance companies of wage changes
18. Oversee human resource staff responsible for the facilitation of the
district’s Wellness Committee
19. Conduct meetings with employee groups as needed
20. Oversee the development and implementation of an onboarding process
21. Analyze various early retirement or regular retirement options available
and furnish the information to staff members
22. Attend all committee and school board meetings

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Madison, WI: Assistant Legal Counsel for Madison Metropolitan School District

Application Deadline: November 17, 2017

Description: As a member of the Legal Services Team and under the direction of the General Counsel, the Assistant Legal Counsel will provide specialized, high-quality advice and meaningful legal representation to the MMSD Board of Education, administration and staff with a focus on compliance and policy development to create a foundation for innovation and excellence at all levels of the organization.  

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Wisconsin: Employee Benefits Attorney for The QTI Group

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Description:A Wisconsin law firm is seeking an experienced Employee Benefits Attorney. The firm has a statewide practice in public and private sector labor and employment law, with an emphasis in school law. This person will have deep
experience in employee benefits law and related topics to be able to provide subject matter expertise to all the firm’s clients as needed. They will bring a strong work ethic, a comfort level working both independently and
with others, and will have superior communication skills, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude.

The firm will provide all technology to be successful: computer, cell phone, related technology, office space and administrative assistance.

Compensation will include a salary commensurate with experience, subsidized health benefits and 401K with an employer contribution. All mileage and travel expenses will be reimbursed. There is an opportunity to grow with the firm and potential for shareholder consideration immediately or at some point in the future.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide subject matter expertise in employee benefits law Market and grow practice advising public and private sector clients in employee benefits and related topics

To take on additional work in collaboration with partners when client needs require it.

Three - five years minimum experience practicing employee benefits law Good standing with the Wisconsin Bar (current or shortly after hire) High quality writing and legal analysis

Experience with some (if not all) of the following laws/concepts:

The Affordable Care Act

HIPAA Privacy and Portability

COBRA and State Continuation Requirements


Cafeteria and Flexible Benefit Plans Including HRA, HSA, FSA, Transportation Fringe, Adoption Assistance and Dependent Care Plans

Disability Income Plans and Disability Management

Severance Programs

Qualified Retirement Plans Including 401(k) and 403(b) plans

Executive Compensation and Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans


Multiple-Employer Plans

Wellness Programs

Experience in and/or willingness to serve the legal needs of public sector employers
Experience in and/or willingness to engage in marketing efforts, including public speaking, article writing, and more
Ability to work independently, in collaboration with other attorneys, and under the supervision of shareholders
Ideally, bring a book of clients to the firm, but not necessary

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