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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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IL Education Attorney with Corporate Focus

Deadline: August 31, 2017

Short Description: Prominent Illinois school law firm in the Chicago metropolitan area, with a growing corporate practice group, is seeking 1 attorney with a minimum of 4 years of experience focusing on real estate and contract matters.  Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to

IL Associate Attorney

Deadline: August 31, 2017

Short Description: Prominent Illinois school law firm in the Chicago metropolitan area is seeking 1 attorney with 0 to 2 years of experience.  Experience with school and educational law preferred, but not required.  Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to

IL Students/Special Education Associate Attorney

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Short 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 Visit our website at for additional information.


Des Moines, IA: Director of Policy and Legal Services for Iowa Association of School Boards

Deadline: August 21, 2017

Short Description: Provides services and consultation to member school districts on board policy and education law. Reviews regulations and rules and makes recommendations representing the needs of members. Requires license to practice law in Iowa, strong analytical and excellent oral, written and public speaking skills.

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East Lansing : Associate Attorney

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Short Description: Thrun Law Firm, P.C., a fast-paced school law practice representing over 500 Michigan school districts, public school academies, community colleges, and other municipal clients, seeks an associate attorney for its East Lansing office.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan : Lusk Albertson, PLC Seeking One or More New Attorneys

Deadline:  November 30, 2017

Short Description:Lusk Abertson, PLC, an Education Law boutique, is seeking one or more attorneys for its new Grand Rapids office. Experience in education, municipal, labor and employment law or civil litigation is preferred.  More information on the firm may be found on our website at  Compensation is competitive.  Firm comradery and flexibility are exceptional.  A letter of interest and resume may be submitted by email at  Applicants’ information will be maintained in strict confidence. 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota: Assistant General Counsel for Saint Paul Public Schools

Deadline: July 30, 2017

Short Description:Saint Paul Public Schools has an immediate opening for an Assistant General Counsel. This is a unique opportunity to provide in-house counsel to a large urban school district. Candidates must have at least 3 years of legal practice experience, current Minnesota law license, and excellent research, analysis and communication skills. Preferred qualifications include experience in the following legal areas: education, public sector, employment/labor, special education, civil rights, contracts, data practices and data privacy, constitutional law, and litigation or contested case administrative hearings. Minimum salary $85,000, plus generous benefits.

For a detailed job description and to apply, visit our website and apply online by Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Job ID number 1003627.

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Minnesota: Attorney for Kennedy & Graven, Chartered

Deadline: September 1, 2017

Short Description:We are seeking a lateral or experienced associate with a desire to practice in local government law. The position will include a focus on school law and special education law. This position includes the opportunity to practice in other areas of law relevant to local governments (cities, townships, schools).
We have retained Toni Peterson of Administrative Answers, LLC to represent us in this search. (Phone: 952-472-4998 Email: You may speak to her confidentially about the position.


New York

Long Island, NY: Associatefor Ingerman Smith, LLP

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Description:Prestigious New York school law practice seeks attorney possessing litigation experience. Experience in school law, labor law, negotiations is desirable but not required.
Please forward a cover letter, resume and writing sample tp


Farmingdale, NY: Associate Attorney for Guercio & Guercio, LLP

Deadline: September 1, 2017

Description:Prestigious Prestigious Law Firm is seeking an attorney with 3-5 years experience in education law or public sector labor law for our Long Island office. Friendly, professional environment with competitive benefits package which include healthcare, 401K and mileage reimbursement. Attorney should be able to drive and be willing to travel frequently throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Qualified candidates should submit writing sample and salary requirement.


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


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.



Special Education Attorney (Austin, TX)

Deadline:  June 16, 2017

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle PC is a law firm devoted to serving public education. We have been working in partnership with leaders in public education since 1983 and strive to make a difference in the board room, the courtroom and, most importantly, the classroom. Our Austin office is seeking an attorney licensed in Texas 4-5 years to help us continue our work.

The position calls for an attorney who can successfully work to defend public schools and other governmental entities on issues involving special education/disability rights litigation as well as provide advice and consultation to public schools in the area of special education/disability rights. A background in special education as well as public speaking experience and strong interpersonal skills is a plus, as is experience representing governmental entities in federal litigation.


Please send resume and writing sample to Because we sometimes have openings in multiple offices, please indicate the city in the subject line of your email.



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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