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Arizona

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

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 ccorbin@sclscal.org, or by applying through the website linked here.

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Virtual

Thousand Oaks: Associate Attorney for Hatch & Cesario

Application Deadline: December 5, 2018

Description: Hatch & Cesario, a law firm dedicated to representing school districts, SELPAs and charter schools in all areas of special education, Section 504, and general student issues, has associate attorney openings in its Thousand Oaks office and virtually for the San Diego office. We seek team players who are enthusiastic, collaborative and have excellent people skills. All candidates must have strong research and writing skills, the ability to work well under timelines and function proactively and creatively. Candidates should have 3-5 years of legal experience, and ideally, administrative or litigation hearing experience.

Work includes assisting clients in the IEP process, attending mediations and client meetings, conducting trainings, responding to state and federal compliance complaints, and handling administrative due process hearings and federal court litigation. For the Thousand Oaks office, travel will be required to clients in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. Though the San Diego office is virtual, travel will be required to clients in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. Please email a cover letter and resume to Gloria@hatchcesariolaw.com if you are interested in working in the Thousand Oaks office, and Heather@hatchcesariolaw-sd.com if you are interested in working for the San Diego office.

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Colorado

Denver, Colorado: Legal Counsel for Colorado Association of School Boards

Application Deadline: 4pm on December 12, 2018

CASB's Legal Counsel will serve as general counsel to CASB, provide timely and complete legal support to CASB’s advocacy department, and serve as a resource for member boards of education and district administrators seeking general legal information.

Minimum of 7 years of experience practicing education or public sector law is required. More information about the position is available on CASB's website. Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements to Sharon Edwards at sedwards@casb.org. Application Deadline: 4pm on December 12, 2018.

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Illinois

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

Application Deadline: November 30, 2018

Description:
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: emcnulty@edlawyer.com

Only candidates selected for an interview will receive a response.


Massachusetts

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

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018

Description:
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 msowyrda@mhtl.com.

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New York

Latham, NY: Senior Associate/Lateral Partner for Guercio & Guercio, LLP

Application Deadline: December 31, 2018​​

Description: Guercio & Guercio, LLP, a leading education and labor law firm representing school districts, BOCES and municipal corporations across New York State, seeks a senior associate/ lateral partner with at least seven years of experience in the practice of law, to join its growing Capital Region office. Candidate must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and handle a busy litigation case load, and a desire to help expand the practice. Experience in education law, employment law and/or collective bargaining is preferred. Excellent academic credentials required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance and profit sharing and pension plan, and the opportunity to join a dynamic team. Please send a letter of interest and resume.

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Ohio

Columbus, OH: General Counsel (Executive Director) for Columbus City Schools

Application Deadline: November 19, 2018​​

Description: POSITION SUMMARY: 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.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Juris Doctorate in Law and current State of Ohio law license.
  • Seven (7) or more years of related public sector legal experience.
  • Legal experience with a large urban K-12 school district, including supervisory responsibilities for internal staff and outside counsel is preferred; 
  • Experience with selecting and managing a panel of outside counsel plus experience in representing or managing litigation before courts and administrative bodies.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and regulations impacting Ohio school district operations and management.
  • Knowledge of the negotiation and administration of labor contracts.
  • Experience working with and advising a Board or senior executives of a school system or large enterprise, including an understanding of large organization processes, functions, and environments.
  • Ability to work independently with small staff and an ability to work collaboratively with the Superintendent’s senior staff in a fast-paced environment 
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills to effectively manage the daily operations and administration of assigned function(s).
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to represent, collaborate with others, and act as an official spokesperson for the District. 
  • Analytical and critical thinking abilities to evaluate complex legal issues and develop effective solutions.
  • Forward thinking skills to anticipate risks and issues that may lead to legal issues.
  • Written and computer skills necessary to maintain or oversee management of various departmental records, documents and reports.
  • Experience with development of an annual budget and ability to monitor expenditures.
  • Confidence and determination to represent the best interests of the District, Board, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively serve as a leader and member of a team. 

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Texas

Sugar Land, TX: ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL for Fort Bend ISD

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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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Virginia

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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Virtual

Virtual: Associate Attorney for Hatch & Cesario

Application Deadline: December 5, 2018

Description: Hatch & Cesario, a law firm dedicated to representing school districts, SELPAs and charter schools in all areas of special education, Section 504, and general student issues, has associate attorney openings in its Thousand Oaks office and virtually for the San Diego office. We seek team players who are enthusiastic, collaborative and have excellent people skills. All candidates must have strong research and writing skills, the ability to work well under timelines and function proactively and creatively. Candidates should have 3-5 years of legal experience, and ideally, administrative or litigation hearing experience.

Work includes assisting clients in the IEP process, attending mediations and client meetings, conducting trainings, responding to state and federal compliance complaints, and handling administrative due process hearings and federal court litigation. For the Thousand Oaks office, travel will be required to clients in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. Though the San Diego office is virtual, travel will be required to clients in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. Please email a cover letter and resume to Gloria@hatchcesariolaw.com if you are interested in working in the Thousand Oaks office, and Heather@hatchcesariolaw-sd.com if you are interested in working for the San Diego office.

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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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Washington, DC

Deputy General Counsel, Labor and Employment for DC Public Schools

Application Deadline: December 15, 2018

Description: The Deputy General Counsel, Labor and Employment oversees the labor and employment practice area and is responsible for
personally handling litigation matters as well as managing attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff in representing DCPS at administrative hearings, making policy recommendations to DCPS leadership, and/or providing legal advice and counseling to stakeholders across the school system. The Deputy General Counsel serves on the General Counsel's leadership team and is regularly called upon to exercise sound judgment when weighing in on sensitive agency matters that can be complex, confidential, or urgent.

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