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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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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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Chicago, IL: SCHOOL LAW ASSOCIATES (2) for Scariano, Himes and Petrarca

Application Deadline: November 30, 2018

This leading Chicagoland school law firm seeks two talented and highly motivated Associates ideally with 3-5 years of experience to immediately join its Chicago Office and its excellent professional growth opportunities.

(1) STUDENT MATTERS PRACTICE-- Experience in school law and related matters strongly preferred, particularly in the areas of special education, student matters and general school law. Litigation and/or administrative hearing experience in pertinent fields preferred.

(2) BUSINESS MATTERS PRACTICE-- Experience in school law and related matters strongly preferred, particularly in the areas of school finance and property tax matters, contract procurement, transactional matters, local government, board governance, and school policy. Experience in related fields, including municipal law, public finance and government regulation accepted.

Litigation and/or administrative hearing experience in pertinent fields preferred. Candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to deliver excellent client service. Illinois license required.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample. Please upload all required documents in the order listed in one .PDF document and email to:

Only candidates selected for an interview will receive a response.


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, Ohio: General Counsel for Columbus City Schools 

Application Deadline: October 29, 2018​

Description: Provides direct, professional legal counsel and representation for the Superintendent, Board of Education, Treasurer, Internal Auditor, and others on school District matters. Assists the Board and Superintendent in the legal performance of their duties and the fair and just discharge of their obligations to students, staff and Board authorized representatives. Oversees the activities of the District’s Hearing and Compliance Offices. Manages the portfolio and budget of outside counsel engaged by the District to address specialized legal issues. Position reports to the Superintendent/CEO.

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Mechanicsburg, PA: Senior Director of Legal Services for Pennsylvania School Boards Association 

Application Deadline: November 2, 2018​

Description:Legal services staff attorney. Provides analysis, consultation, training and educational information to public school leaders on a wide variety of legal focus areas impacting public school system and non-profit corporation governance, including constitutional law, administrative law, employment law, labor relations, governmental financial administration, state and federal civil rights law, student and employee constitutional rights, disability law, public agency procurement, municipal taxation, government transparency, liability risk management and legislative analysis. Advocacy work includes involvement in legislative matters as well as practice before state and federal appellate courts.

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Application Deadline: September 25, 2018

Description: The Associate General Counsel, under direction of the General Counsel, provides legal services, including advice, counsel, representation, and research to District and campus administrators on U.S. and Texas law and regulations, Board policies, and District administrative regulations, contractual agreements and other District matters.


  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law; licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and a member in good standing with the Texas Bar Association
  • Minimum three years’ experience in the public or private practice of law concentrated in issues arising from Texas public schools or other local, state, or federal government agencies
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing and revising legal contracts and service agreements
  • Experience in administrative proceedings, including grievance hearings, and litigation in the Texas or US courts
  • Experience and demonstrated effective public speaking abilities, including presentations and trainings

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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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Madison, WI: Associate Attorney for Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c.

Application Deadline: October 17, 2018

Description: Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis, & Lacy, s.c., a law firm focusing on the representation of Wisconsin’s public school districts and higher education institutions, as well as other public entities and private businesses, in all areas of their operations, including labor and employment matters, is looking to fill an associate attorney position in the firm’s Madison Office. An ideal candidate will be a licensed attorney in good standing in Wisconsin with at least three years of legal experience, strong academic credentials, superior research and writing skills and a passion for public education. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package and an excellent opportunity for professional growth. For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter, resumé, salary expectations and a writing sample to

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