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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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Anaheim, CA: General Counsel - Special Education for Anaheim Union High School District

Application Deadline: August 20, 2018

Description: Anaheim Union High School District is seeking a highly qualified candidate with at least five (5) years of relevant experience to be our new General Counsel – Special Education.
The General Counsel plans, organizes, coordinates, and provides strategic professional legal services to the District in matters related to Special Education compliance, resolution, mediation, and due process, and provides advice and opinions on all legal questions regarding the conduct of the District.
We offer a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. To be considered for the position, a candidate must provide: A completed online application form, including the online supplemental questionnaire, a Letter of Introduction to the Superintendent, and a resume. All questions may be directed to Eugene Gorenshteyn at

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Fresno, California: Special Education Attorney for Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost LLP

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018

Description: Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, an education law firm, has an immediate opening for a Lateral Associate in our Fresno office. Ideal candidates should have 3-5 years of legal experience and a desire to work with public school districts in the area of special education. Candidates with fewer years of legal experience who have prior work experience in education and/or ADR will also be considered. Strong research and writing skills required. Litigation or administrative hearing experience preferred.

This position involves building client relationships at the local level and could evolve into one which influences education policy on a wider scale. It affords an opportunity for attorneys seeking to more frequently advocate for clients outside of the adversarial context of traditional litigation. Work includes assisting clients in the individualized education program process, presenting workshops, reviewing and revising policies and procedures, responding to state and federal compliance complaints, and administrative due process hearings.

Strong research and writing skills Assume significant client responsibility, including maintaining regular contact with clients Significant travel to clients throughout the Central Valley of California with occasional travel to other areas of the State.

Be a member of the State Bar of California Be highly motivated Commitment to the highest ethical standards Possess excellent research, writing and analytical skills Have strong interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to be an integral member of a team For consideration, upload Employment Application, Cover Letter, Resume and Writing Sample.

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Santa Rosa, California: Assistant General Counsel (also considering Schools Legal Counsel, Associate Gen. Counsel, and Senior Associate Gen. Counsel)

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

Description: School & College Legal Services of California (SCLS) has an immediate opening for a full-time attorney. Our organization is considering hiring at each of our attorney classifications, from entry-level to highly experienced. Experience in labor relations, employment law, and/or facilities and contracting desirable. Experience working with school districts or community college districts desirable. Interested individuals may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience to General Counsel Carl Corbin at, or by applying through the website linked here.

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Arlington Heights, IL: Human Resources Administrator for Hodges Loizzi Eisenhammer Rodick & Kohn LLP

Application Deadline: August 17, 2018

IL –Students/Special Education Associate Attorney Prominent 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 Visit our website at for additional information. No phone calls please.

Arlington Heights, IL: Human Resources Administrator for Hodges Loizzi Eisenhammer Rodick & Kohn LLP

Application Deadline: August 17, 2018

IL – Associate Attorney Prominent Illinois education law firm, located in Arlington Heights, is seeking one attorney with one to two years of experience to join its growing practice. Will also consider 3L candidates. Experience with school and educational law preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Visit our website at for additional information. No phone calls please.

Peoria, IL: Human Resources Administrator for Hodges Loizzi Eisenhammer Rodick & Kohn LLP

Application Deadline: August 17, 2018

IL – Associate Attorney Prominent Illinois school law firm seeks one attorney to join its growing employment and labor law practice group in its Peoria, IL., office. Must have a minimum of three years of experience focusing on employment and labor law matters. Experience with school law and collective bargaining strongly preferred. The firm is based in the Chicago area but handles matters throughout Illinois and has satellite offices in Peoria and O’Fallon. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, organized, and successful lawyer who is looking for a chance to advance their career. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Visit our website at for additional information. No phone calls please.


Quincy, MA: Associate for Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018

Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane is seeking an attorney to join our special education and general education law practice in Quincy, MA. Two years experience with school law is preferred. The firm is based in Quincy, but handles matters throughout Massachusetts. Top academic credentials and excellent written and interpersonal skills are required along with admission to the Massachusetts bar. Competitive salary and benefits. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: Mary Ellen Sowyrda at

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Columbus, OH: Attorney

Application Deadline: July 15, 2018

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 zero to three years of experience. Related experience preferred. Strong academics and written and verbal advocacy skills necessary. Competitive salary and benefits. Submit cover letter and resume in confidence to: Jennifer Tomlin at


Oklahoma City, OK: General Counsel

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

Description: Reporting 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 promotes the overall effectiveness of the district by demonstrating exemplary leadership.

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Murfreesboro, TN: Assistant City Attorney for Murfreesboro City Schools

Application Deadline: July 27, 2018

Description: The City of Murfreesboro seeks to hire an Assistant City Attorney to serve as legal counsel to the Murfreesboro City Schools. The employee will provide legal services under the direction and supervision of the City Attorney and work closely with the Director of Schools and other administrative personnel.

Minimum qualifications: Six (6) years of experience as an attorney handling civil matters, at least three (3) of which involve providing legal representation to a local education agency; experience in Tennessee and working as in-house counsel preferred.

The minimum annual salary for this class is $83,169.78. Starting salary will depend on the selected applicant’s qualifications.

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The 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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Richmond, VA: Assistant County Attorney for Henrico County

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The Henrico County Attorney's Office is seeking to hire two full-time attorneys with a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, to handle special education and other legal matters for the School Board and School Administration. The two successful applicants will join an existing attorney in the School Board's offices. Because the School Board operates 72 schools with over [48,000] students, the positions offer a challenging, fast-paced and varied practice, including litigation and administrative agency representation, a wide range of legal issues, and work with highly educated clients.
For both positions, expertise preferred in at least one of the following
areas: public school legal issues, student rights, custody, educational rights, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Virginia Freedom of Information Act, constitutional law, civil rights, and education law.  For one of the two positions, extensive knowledge of and experience in special education law and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act litigation is required.
Both positions require excellent advocacy, legal research and writing skills; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, public officials and the general public; and good professional judgment.  Experience with local government practice is preferred.

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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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Seattle, WA: Associate Attorney for Preg O'Donnell & Gillett, PLLC

Application Deadline:August 1, 2018

Description: The Seattle office of Preg O’Donnell & Gillett, PLLC, is seeking an attorney with school law experience. Experience with employment or special education issues preferred, along with four or more years of experience. Strong written and oral communication skills are a must. Preg O’Donnell & Gillett has approximately 30 attorneys with a diverse defense litigation practice in Seattle, Portland, and Anchorage. Our school law group provides counsel to school districts throughout Washington. Interested candidates, please send a cover letter and resume to Emma O. Gillespie at

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