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Alabama

There are no current job openings for Alabama. Please check back soon or contact Jayne Harrell Williams at the Alabama Association of School Boards.

 

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Arizona

 

Associate General Attorney  |  Tucson Unified School District, Arizona  | Application Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:59 PM PST


Description

Assists the General Counsel in directing the overall legal functions of the Tucson Unified School District. Participates as a member of a general law team, concentrating on advice to and representation of the school district in school law, contracts, employment, compliance, and student matters.  For more information, visit https://jobs.tusd1.org/associate-general-counsel-effective-2021-2022-school-year/job/16921832.


Minimum Requirements

Juris Doctorate Degree, Licensed to practice law in Arizona or eligible for admission on motion. Four-years experience practicing law.

Preferred Qualifications 

Experience in Labor/Employment law.

Additional Requirements After Hire 

FBI fingerprint background check (at employee’s expense). Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.

  

Experienced Attorney  |  Mesa, Arizona  | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Udall Shumway PLC, a well-established Mesa, Arizona law firm with a preeminent education law division, seeks an attorney to join our collegial and fast-paced education law group.  The firm represents public school districts, community colleges and charter schools across the state.  
The firm offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a structured bonus program, profit sharing and 401K, excellent work-life balance, and a full range of benefits including but not limited to health, dental, life insurance, short term disability, and long-term disability.

Minimum Requirements
·      Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
·      Member of the Arizona Bar in good standing or the ability to gain reciprocal admission within 30 days of employment offer.
·      Preferably at least 6 years of experience as an attorney representing public entities.
·      Superior written and oral communication skills, research ability, analytical skills, and a strong client-focused attitude.
·      Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications:  
·      Experience in education, municipal or employment law matters, including federal and state laws governing public entities. 
·      Experience with education-related litigation, including litigation involving students with disabilities, civil and constitutional rights, and charter schools is welcome but not required.
·      Demonstrated ability to multi-task for school clients and commitment to excellent client service and work-product.
·      Demonstrated leadership experience and contributions to their community.

Apply:
Please submit cover letter/resume/writing sample and references to Katie Bryant at kjb@udallshumway.com.

 

Arkansas

There are no current job openings for Arkansas. Please check back soon or contact Kathy Ivy at the Arkansas School Boards Association.

California

There are no current job openings for California.

Colorado 

 

Executive Director of Employee Relations  |  Longmont, CO  | Application Deadline: August 22, 2021 

 

Position Overview:

Executive Director of Employee Relations is responsible for administering overall legal functions of St. Vrain Valley Schools, including providing legal advice to the Superintendent, Cabinet and the District Leadership Team.  The Executive Director of Employee Relations provides day to day advice and counsel on a variety of legal matters, including Constitutional law and employment law.  They also represent the district in court hearings and administrative proceedings.

Requirements: 

•            Juris Doctorate degree
•            Minimum three years of experience in education law, employment law, and/or representation of public entities.  
•            Criminal background check required for hire.
•            Colorado Law License

Apply:

Learn more about the position and apply online.

 

 

 

Chief Legal Counsel and General Counsel  |  Denver, CO  | Application Deadline: Until Filled 

 

Description

The Chief Legal Counsel and General Counsel will:

• Serve as general counsel to CASB and advise CASB staff and the CASB Board of 
Directors on legal issues.
• Lead CASB’s member legal resources and policy teams.
• Serve as a resource for CASB-member school boards seeking general legal 
information and policy information.
• Research and develop resources to keep CASB members apprised of current legal 
issues and policies affecting Colorado school districts.
• Provide legal support to CASB’s advocacy and policy teams.
• Monitor, review, and comment on rules pending before the State Board of 
Education and other state agencies that pertain to schools.
• Serve on committees and working groups with the Colorado Department of 
Education and other state agencies and organizations that pertain to schools.• Monitor state and federal cases and decisions that pertain to schools.
• Develop and deliver presentations that provide general legal information to school 
board members and other school district personnel at district locations and CASB 
events.

Required Qualifications
• Juris Doctor degree and licensed to practice law in Colorado.
• Experience in education law in Colorado and nationwide.
• Experience with school board policy research and/or development.
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
• Ability to analyze legal issues and trends within Colorado and nationwide and to 
forecast their impact on public education.
• A genuine desire to work with people to improve public education.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with publicly-elected boards of 
education, the education community, political figures, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of statutory and regulatory compliance requirements impacting 
education within Colorado and nationwide.
• Experience representing school districts, nonprofit education organizations, or 
other public education entities.
• Experience with the legislative process and working with educational advocates / 
lobbyists.
• Understanding of member school boards’ needs and an association's role in 
meeting those needs.
• Experience serving as a senior leader within an organization.
• Ability to contribute to and champion strategic change.
• Experience supervising and managing staff.
• Experience managing multiple concurrent projects and responsibilities.
Industry: Education

Benefits

Sick leave, vacation leave, Public Employees Retirement Association membership, a group disability policy, and employee life insurance policy. Additional optional benefits include a 401k plan, health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance. 

Salary

CASB will offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, within the 
range of $100,000 - $120,000.

To Apply
Anticipated start date: To be negotiated.
Please send a resume, a cover letter, an email with salary requirements, and references to 
Brittany Crossman at bcrossman@casb.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Attorney  |  Boulder, CO  | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Caplan and Earnest’s school law team seeks an attorney with at least two years of litigation experience to represent our school clients in a variety of contested matters, such as agency investigations, administrative hearings, state and federal court proceedings, and charter school appeals.  This position requires exceptional writing and oral advocacy skills and a commitment to serving public education and educational institutions. Experience with education-related litigation, including litigation involving students with disabilities, civil and constitutional rights, and charter schools is welcome but not required.

Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Geralyn Casper at gcasper@celaw.com. For more about our firm, visit our website at www.celaw.com.  

 

Attorney  |  Denver, CO  | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Semple, Farrington, Everall, & Case, P.C., a well-established law firm in downtown Denver specializing in complex school/labor & employment/government entity defense, seeks an exceptional attorney with 5+ years of meaningful civil litigation experience and excellent writing skills. Experience relevant to our specialty areas preferred and ability to act as lead counsel (e.g., party depositions, 1st chair in evidentiary hearings, final reviewer of court submissions) required. Competitive salary and benefits; and remote arrangements considered.

Apply

To apply, submit cover letter/resume/references to Brent Case at bcase@semplelaw.com

 

Associate Attorney | Longmont, CO | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

The Longmont, Colorado office of Lyons Gaddis has an opening for an experienced school district and public sector attorney, with an emphasis on Special Education.

Lyons Gaddis has served the needs of Colorado clients for over 45 years. We have a team-oriented culture with an unrelenting commitment to be the best at what we do. If you are interested in joining our team and your background aligns with our needs for this position, please reply with a letter of introduction, as well as a resume and a writing sample to careers@lyonsgaddis.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Requirements

  • Five years of experience in handling special education matters, as well as representing school districts and other public sector organizations.
  • Passion for providing exceptional client service.
  • Live in Northern Colorado or be willing to relocate.

Apply

Send a letter of introduction, as well as a resume and a writing sample to careers@lyonsgaddis.com. For more information, visit lyonsgaddis.com/news-and-community/careers.

 

Connecticut

Education Law Associate | Milford & Westport, CT | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Berchem Moses, P.C., a mid-sized Connecticut law firm, seeks an education law associate. Strong academic background and excellent research, writing and organizational skills required. Salary DOE.

Apply
Please forward resume, in confidence, with salary requirements to:

Firm Administrator
Berchem Moses, P.C.
75 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460
jkrouzil@berchemmoses.com

Delaware

There are no current job openings for Delaware. Please check back soon or contact John Marinucci at the Delaware School Boards Association.

 

Florida

 

General Counsel (In-House)  | Broward County, FL  | Application Deadline: August 16, 2021 

 

Position Overview

The School Board of Broward County, Florida (SBBC) (Fort Lauderdale) is seeking a legal professional to serve as its next General Counsel. The General Counsel will provide full time, exclusive General Counsel services, including without limitation, attendance at all School Board meetings, advice to the School Board and District Administration, management of “in-house” attorneys and outside counsel, legal representation in litigation and administrative matters, and ensure appropriate legal training for the School Board and District staff.

Candidate Profile
Education: An earned Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school. Experience: A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively more responsible work experience
in the field related to the title of the position. Experience with education and/or school law. Experience supervising a team of attorneys addressing legal issues across multiple subject areas. Admission to and member in good standing of the State Bar of Florida is required. 

Application Process:
Applicants should apply by submitting a Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae to the Office of the Chief Human Resources & Equity Officer – Broward County Public Schools.
Application documents should be submitted electronically to the following email address: Diane.plesher@browardschools.com 

Application Deadline: Documents must be received by COB Monday, August 16, 2021

Georgia

There are no current job openings for Georgia. Please check back soon or contact Kari Lewallen at the Georgia School Boards Association.

 

Hawaii

There are no current job openings for Hawaii. Please check back soon.

 

Idaho

There are no current job openings for Idaho. Please check back soon.

 

Illinois

School Law Associate - Business Practices | Chicago | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

This leading Chicagoland school law firm seeks a talented and highly motivated Associate with 3-7 years of experience to immediately join its Chicago Office and its excellent professional growth opportunities.

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, construction disputes/litigation, 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. Candidate 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 to Ellen McNulty at emcnulty@edlawyer.com. Please upload all required documents in the order listed in one .PDF document. Only candidates selected for an interview will receive a response.

Assistant Inspector General - Sexual Abuse and Harassment Investigations Unit | Chicago | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States, serving over 350,000 students in 600+ schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission we make three commitments to our students, their families and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Six core values are embedded within these commitments – student centered, whole child, equity, academic excellence, community partnership and continuous learning.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) serves as the investigative watchdog of CPS. The OIG is seeking to hire an assistant inspector general to provide legal counsel and support to the OIG’s Sexual Allegations Unit, which investigates cases involving sexual abuse or sexual harassment of CPS students.

Responsibilities

  • Write and edit investigative summary reports, which are sent to the Chicago Board of Education
  • Provide guidance on investigations of a sensitive and difficult nature involving the sexual abuse or harassment of CPS students
  • Advise on strategic and legal investigative matters, including investigative techniques, the strength of evidence obtained and issues pertaining to Title IX
  • Perform legal research and write and edit legal memoranda on issues related to investigations and issues pertaining to Title IX
  • Prepare subpoenas and other documents for administrative and criminal actions
  • Provide training on legal issues as requested by the Inspector General
  • Closely coordinate with CPS’s Law, Safety and Security, and Title IX Offices, other departments and external agencies to ensure student safety and facilitate the delivery of trauma and/or social-emotional services to students, families and staff
  • Perform additional ad hoc duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school supplemented by a minimum of two years of legal experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Admission to the Illinois Bar

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience investigating sexual misconduct, particularly child sexual abuse or sexual harassment, and performing field work, such as interviews of children and/or victims of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or trauma
  • Experience investigating sexual misconduct, particularly child sexual abuse or sexual harassment, and performing field work, such as interviews of children and/or victims of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or trauma
  • Knowledge of sexual assault or sexual harassment issues and the relationship of sexual assault or sexual harassment on victims

Apply
Learn more about the position and apply online.

Investigators — Sexual Abuse and Harassment Investigations Unit | Chicago | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States, serving over 370,000 students in more than 600 schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission, we make three commitments to our students, their families and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability and integrity. Five core principles are embedded within these commitments – high quality, rigorous instruction, talented and empowered educators, safety and support, financial stability and collective impact.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) serves as the investigative watchdog of CPS. The OIG was recently given responsibility of all cases involving the sexual abuse or sexual harassment of CPS students and is forming a new team to investigate such cases. The OIG is seeking to hire eight investigators at multiple levels to staff this new Sexual Abuse and Harassment Investigations Unit. Under direction of the Inspector General and supervision of the Chief Investigator, Investigators will conduct investigations of a sensitive and difficult nature involving the sexual abuse or sexual harassment of CPS students.

Responsibilities

  • Interview complainants, witnesses, and employees to gather facts in order to investigate cases of alleged sexual abuse or sexual harassment of CPS students
  • Conduct site visits to collect documents and physical evidence and to perform analysis of documents and evidence collected
  • Prepare reports of investigation activities conducted
  • Testify in court, at arbitrations or hearings on investigation findings
  • Update and maintain case files and case management records in order to report on the status of assigned investigations
  • Collaborate with and assists other investigative staff to conduct criminal, large scale and complex investigations
  • Closely coordinate with CPS’s Law, Safety and Security, and Title IX Offices, other departments and external agencies to ensure student safety and facilitate the delivery of trauma and/or social-emotional services to students, families and staff
  • Perform additional ad hoc duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
All positions require:

  • A valid State of Illinois driver’s license
  • Flexible availability required during non-operating hours

Investigator II

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Investigator III

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in the public or private sector conducting sexual misconduct investigations, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Aptitude and ability to handle cases of middle level complexity (e.g. multiple subjects and/or multiple allegations)

Investigator IV

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of five years of work experience in the public or private sector conducting sexual misconduct investigations, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Ability to function as lead investigator on large scale investigation cases, as required
  • Experience assisting in the training of entry level staff on standard and specialized investigative methods, procedures and techniques

Apply
Learn more about the position and apply online.

Associate Attorney | Edwardsville, Illinois | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description
Mid-size law firm Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C. seeking an attorney with 3-7 years of experience for a full-time position in its Edwardsville, Illinois office. Competitive salary and benefits. Partner track.

Requirements
The ideal candidate will have exceptional research and writing skills and litigation experience, as well as strong interpersonal skills and an interest in client counseling. Interest and experience in employment law, education law, and public sector constitutional law preferred. Superior written and oral communication skills, outstanding analytical skills, and a client-focused attitude are required.

Apply
Submit cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing samples to Terri Cole, tcole@tuethkeeney.com.


Experienced Associate Attorney: Labor and Personnel Practice Group | Arlington Heights, IL. | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description 
Prominent Illinois education law firm Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP with a thriving employment and labor law practice seeks 1 attorney with a minimum of 3 years of experience. The firm is based in Arlington Heights but handles cases throughout Illinois. As we have offices in Peoria and O’Fallon, some travel will be required. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, organized, and successful lawyer who is looking for a chance to advance their career.

The position offers a very competitive salary, bonus structure, profit sharing/retirement account, health and dental insurance, reimbursement for job related fees, annual stipend for Continuing Legal Education training and bar membership fees.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience focusing on employment and labor law. Collective bargaining experience strongly preferred.
  • Candidates that have demonstrated leadership experience, excellence in academics, and contributions to their communities are highly valued.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated, independent, ethical, and committed to the practice of representing school districts in matters involving students.

Apply
Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to recruiting@hlerk.com and be sure to specify which opportunity you are responding to.

Education/Labor & Employment Attorney | Berwyn, IL | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Established law firm that concentrates in the representation of units of government, including elementary schools, high schools, and community colleges.

The firm is seeking an attorney with a high level of understanding and 2-5 years of experience in education law and/or labor & employment law. This position requires the attorney to provide legal services and counseling on various education and employment issues to municipalities and Boards of Education. The ideal candidate for employment should have experience in most of the following areas:

Requirements

The ideal candidate should have experience in most of the following areas:

  • Collective bargaining agreement negotiations, interpretations and grievances;
  • Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board and National Labor Relations Board issues regarding unfair labor practices as well as unit certification issues;
  • Administrative litigation matters (i.e. IDHR, EEOC, etc.);
  • Tenured teacher and employee dismissal hearings and procedures;
  • Student disciplinary, records, residency, and special education issues;
  • Transactional work regarding vendor contract review and competitive bidding issues;
  • Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act compliance issues;
  • Policies review; and
  • Drafting, reviewing, and revising legal documents such as legal opinions and ordinances/resolutions.

Apply

The firm offers competitive salary and benefits, including healthcare and 401(k). If you are interested in working in a collaborative, collegial environment, please submit a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Sylvia Valdez at valdez@dlglawgroup.com.

Indiana

There are no current job openings for Indiana. Please check back soon or contact Lisa Tanselle at the Indiana School Boards Association.

 

Iowa

There are no current job openings for Iowa. Please check back soon or contact Marte Brightman at the Iowa Association of School Boards.

 

Kansas

There are no current job openings for Kansas. Please check back soon or contact Leslie Garner at the Kansas Association of School Boards.

 

Kentucky

There are no current job openings for Kentucky. Please check back soon or contact John Powell at the Kentucky School Boards Association. John can be reached at 502-783-0062 ext. 1112 or john.powell@ksba.org.

 

Louisiana

There are no current job openings for Louisiana. Please check back soon or contact Robert L. Hammonds at Hammonds & Sills.

 

Maine

School Law Attorney - Special Education  |  Portland, Maine  | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Drummond Woodsum is a full service law firm with a busy and thriving school law practice. The firm has offices in Maine and New Hampshire and represents public school districts, charter schools, colleges and other public entities. 

The firm’s Portland office is currently seeking an associate attorney, ideally with 3-5 years of legal experience in special education and student rights law. Our special education lawyers advise clients across the state of Maine on all issues related to special education law, including assisting clients throughout the identification process, reviewing and revising special education policies and procedures, counseling clients on compliance with state and federal disability rights laws, responding to state and federal compliance complaints, and handling state agency due process hearings and complaints as well as federal court appeals.   

Requirements

  • 3-5 years of legal experience in special education law is strongly preferred.
  • Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong research, writing and analytical skills, and be highly motivated.
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal and advocacy skills for conducting in-district and statewide trainings for school leaders, advising school board clients during public meetings, and handling oral arguments and motions in court. 
  • Litigation and/or administrative hearing experience is a plus.

To Apply

Drummond Woodsum offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jessica Garretson, HR Manager at jgarretson@dwmlaw.com.  All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.

For more current job openings in Maine, contact Angie Audette at the Maine School Boards Association.

 

Maryland

Chief Legal Counsel | Washington County, MD | Deadline: Until Filled

Description
The Chief Legal Counsel plans, administers, coordinates, and directs the Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) Office of Legal Counsel including providing legal services and advice to the Superintendent, Board of Education, and administrators on a variety of issues including labor and employment, parental rights, constitutional issues, student discipline, and special education. Category 15 on the A&S Salary Scale, 12-month work year. Salary Range: $131,074 - $199,446.

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Member of the Maryland Bar in good standing.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in education law, constitutional law, contract law, administrative law, Open Meetings Act, Public Information Act, special education law and municipal law.
  • Knowledge of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title I, Title IX, and Title VII, State Department of Education regulations, and FEPRA.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the organizational philosophy, goals, and policies of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS).

Apply
Applications accepted at the Washington County Public Schools job portal.


School Law Attorney | Columbia, MD | Deadline: Until Filled

Description
A highly-regarded, mid-sized law firm is seeking a motivated attorney. Challenging work, exceptional work environment and generous benefits are all available to the right candidate. Superb opportunity for career growth and achievement.

Requirements

  • 3 to 5+ years’ experience
  • Motivated individual with excellent legal research and writing skills, oral and written advocacy skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sharp attention to detail, and a desire to excel
  • Knowledge of education law/policy highly preferred

Apply
Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to recruitment@carneykelehan.com. All applicant information will be kept in the strictest confidence. No placement agencies please.

General Counsel | Rockville, MD

Description
The general counsel is responsible for ensuring cost-effective, creative, and proactive legal problem solving of the highest quality to assist the Board, the superintendent of schools, and other Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff to navigate legal requirements, evaluate and manage legal risk, align and conserve resources, promote collaborative dispute resolution and reduce avoidable litigation, if possible, and engage in strategic decision making to promote equity and academic excellence for all students. The general counsel reports directly to the superintendent of schools (superintendent) and the superintendent will supervise day-to-day school, administrative, and operational matters involving the general counsel. As a member of the superintendent's cabinet, it is expected that the Montgomery County Board of Education (Board) officers and the Board's chief of staff will work with general counsel on matters directly related to the daily work of the Board office. Serves as legal advisor on matters related to policy decision making. The superintendent and Board officers will collaborate on legal matters that have systemic implications or impact the overall operation of MCPS. Coordinates all legal counsel serving MCPS and the Board and supervises attorneys and other staff in the Office of the General Counsel.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of education law, including Maryland education law and special education law; public policy; knowledge of legal principles and practices; knowledge of contracts, land use, student matters, and negotiated agreements; demonstrated litigation abilities involving other agencies, private companies, individuals, and courts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Thorough understanding of public school operations and knowledge of legal research and case law that may impact the school system.
  • Ability to write legal opinions, including State Board appeals, communicate effectively, and develop working relationships with school administrators and other staff, as well as external agencies.
  • Able to express ideas and conclusions clearly and concisely. Sustains effective relationships with the Board as the governing structure.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Possession of juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Twelve (12) years of experience in the practice of law preferred, including recent progressively more experience in educational and public litigation and administrative law.
  • Experience in the practice of law, preferably in the public sector; knowledge of the application of the law in employment and school settings with preferred experience that includes student rights, education, employment, civil rights, personnel management, and negotiations.
  • Experience managing staff and monitoring legal bills submitted to the school system.

Apply
Visit the MCPS Careers Page at https://mcps.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233


Associate Counsel for Labor & Employment | Baltimore City, MD | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

The Associate Counsel for Labor & Employment for Baltimore City Public Schools will be responsible for handling matters related to employment and labor grievances and appeals including the preparation and presentation of cases before hearing officers, arbitration panels, administrative agencies, State and Federal Courts. Responsibilities may include participation in labor negotiations, providing counsel to administrative staff, policy formulation, litigation of various legal matters and providing training on School Law issues.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare for and defend City Schools in complex suits that are brought against it in State and Federal Courts.
  • Represent City Schools in administrative proceedings.
  • Perform legal research and render legal opinions on difficult questions that are raised, in particular issues involving current or potential litigation exposure.
  • Provide legal advice and strategy respective of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Advise staff on pay for performance models and issues.

Requirements

  • Familiarity with Federal, State, and City statutes and regulations including Title IX, Title VII, ADA, FLSA, ADEA and FMLA.
  • Five years of legal experience including considerable direct experience in labor and employment law.
  • Admission to the Maryland Bar.

Apply

Reply with a cover letter and resume to lblades@bcps.k12.md.us. For more information, visit baltimorecityschools.org

 

Associate Counsel for Litigation | Baltimore City, MD | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

The Associate Counsel for Litigation will be responsible for preparing and trying complex court cases for Baltimore City Public Schools in state, federal and appellate courts. The Associate Counsel will work closely with internal departments and officers as well as external counsel, as appropriate, regarding litigation matters.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares for and defends City Schools in complex suits that are brought in State and Federal Courts.Represents City Schools at court hearings and administrative proceedings.
  • Performs legal research and renders legal opinions on difficult questions that are raised, in particular issues involving current or potential litigation exposure.
  • Prepares and files briefs for cases before the United States Supreme Court, United States District Court of Appeals and Maryland Court of Appeals.

Requirements

  • Five years of litigation experience.
  • Admission to the Maryland Bar.

Apply

Reply with a cover letter and resume to lblades@bcps.k12.md.us. For more information, visit baltimorecityschools.org.

 

Staff Attorney, Special Education | Baltimore County, MD | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description 

Under general supervision, the staff attorney represents Baltimore County Public Schools in matters regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, mediations, resolution conferences, and due process appeals. Staff attorney provides a variety of professional legal services as directed by the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel.

  • Represents Baltimore County Public Schools in special education mediations and due process hearings. Prepares school staff to participate in mediations and hearings.
  • Evaluates cases and negotiates settlement agreements, requests for attorneys’ fees, expert fees, and reimbursements for independent evaluations. Attends IEP team meetings to support the team in decision-making.
  • Reviews statutory amendments and regulations, judicial decisions, and federal agency decisions. Keeps current with pertinent legislation, regulations, and case law involving students with disabilities. Provides clarification and procedural updates for special education staff and school administrators.
  • Coordinates and conducts in-service training related to procedural safeguards and team processes. Serves as a consultant to schools to ensure compliance with laws and regulations regarding students with disabilities and their parents. Assists teachers and administrators in responding to student and parental concerns.
  • Responds to complaints regarding special education and student related Section 504 issues. Conducts legal research on issues raised in complaints, formulates legal opinions and provides advice.
  • Represents the Superintendent in administrative hearings, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Juris doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.
  • Member of the Maryland State Bar required.
  • Two years of professional experience in the practice of law which includes experience with legal issues involving students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience with litigation, negotiation, mediation and administrative hearings.

Apply

For more information on requirements and to apply for this position, visit the Baltimore County's job portal.

 

Massachusetts

Labor and Employment Attorney | Westwood, MA | Deadline: Until filled

Description

Valerio Dominello & Hillman, a boutique law firm located in Westwood, MA is seeking an attorney to join a busy practice serving Massachusetts municipalities, school districts, public agencies and private companies in the areas of labor and employment law, school law and collective bargaining. Please send resume to Nicholas.Dominello@VDHBoston.com
 

For additional postings contact Carol Grazio at the Massachusetts Assoc. of School Committees, Inc.

 

Michigan

Associate Attorney | East Lansing, MI | Deadline: Sept. 15 , 2021

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 to work from its offices in East Lansing, Grand Rapids, or Novi. 

Position Requirements:  The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter who has excellent academic credentials as well as strong research, writing and interpersonal skills. A minimum of 3 years’ previous work experience or demonstrated interest in education law, public sector law, labor and employment law, litigation, municipal law, or transactional law is preferred. The candidate must be willing to travel throughout the state and work nights and weekends as necessary. Admission or anticipated admission to the State Bar of Michigan is required.   

Salary Range:  Competitive Salary and Benefits

Application Procedure:  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to:  Thrun Law Firm, P.C., Attn:  Gordon Burr, 2900 West Road, Suite 400, East Lansing, MI 48823 or to gburr@thrunlaw.com.

 

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Legal Services  | Monroe County Intermediate School District, MI | Deadline: Until filled

Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Legal Services reports directly to the Superintendent and works in close collaboration with other school administrators. This position is responsible for the organization and administration of all human resources and labor relations activities for the district. 
  
Qualifications:

EDUCATION:  
License to practice law in Michigan or the ability to become licensed within six months of taking position, preferred.
Master's degree in human resources, labor relations or education with a concentration in human resources management, personnel administration, preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  
Three to five years of practicing law in the field of labor law, employment law, school law.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and pending legislation that impacts Michigan schools, human resources and labor practices.
Three to five years of progressively more responsible work experience in human resources field with experience in recruitment, contract management, employee evaluations, summative and formative appraisals.
Courses or experience in labor relations (management or labor side) and public employment law, collective bargaining and labor economics.
Experience working in an education setting, preferred.
Experience working in human resources, preferred.

SKILLS/OTHER:
Knowledge of ACA, COBRA, FMLA, HIPAA, FLSA, FOIA, OMA compliance requirements.
Experience in creating and interpreting contracts.
Experience providing legal opinions.
Demonstrated ability to build effective, professional, and collaborative relationships with all stakeholders.
Ability to assist, coach, and support administrators and staff.
Ability to generate trust in relationships and work as both team leader and member.
Values and promotes diversity.
Demonstrated listening, verbal and written communication skills; presentation and facilitation skills and organization and customer service skills.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in oral and written form.

Internal Applicants: 
Current Monroe County Intermediate School District employees who meet the qualifications must complete the online application at www.monroeisd.us to be considered. Click on "Employment" and "Applitrack" and follow instructions to apply for this position. You MUST update education and work experience. Supporting documents required (resume', 3 letters of reference, and applicable certifications/license) must be uploaded with the application.


External Applicants: 
Must complete online application at www.monroeisd.us. Click on "Employment" and "Applitrack" and follow instructions to apply for this position. Faxed or mailed applications will not be accepted. Supporting documents required (resume', transcripts, 3 letters of reference, and applicable certifications/license) must be uploaded with the application.

 

Minnesota

Legal Counsel | Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District, Minnesota

Description

Nature of Work

Provides legal services and advice to the Superintendent, School Board and district leadership on a variety of issues including labor and employment, constitutional issues, education law, data privacy and special education law.  Serves as the chief negotiator for all labor agreements.  Drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts with school district vendors and contractors and manages outside counsel.

Typical Class Responsibilities

-Provides counsel on employment related issues including, but not limited to, employee rights and regulations such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA), federal employment laws, school district policies, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and worker’s compensation administration.
-Provides legal assistance and advice to the District when responding to Minnesota Department of Education special education complaints and inquiries. 
-Advises on legal risk regarding student attendance, student discipline and maltreatment reporting.  
-Drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts with school district vendors and contractors; negotiates leases and purchase agreements related to property.
-Conducts internal investigations regarding claims of discrimination, harassment or other improper conduct and consults on matters related to employee discipline. 
-Serves as the District data privacy officer including responding to data requests under FERPA and Chapter 13 of Minnesota law.
-Acts as chief negotiator for all District labor agreements and provides contract interpretation for these agreements.  
-Stays current in education law, regulations and legislative issues and recommends operational, procedural and policy improvements.  Reviews Board Policies annually and provides training to District employees.
-Drafts and reviews legal correspondence, opinions, resolutions and contracts as requested by District leadership, the Board of Education or the Superintendent.
-Manages outside counsel and is the liaison between District and outside counsel in litigation matters.
-Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Training and Experience Requirements:

Juris Doctorate from an ABA approved Law School, authorized to practice law in the State of Minnesota and three years of experience in public sector labor and employment law.  Experience in the areas of education law, contracts, construction law, property law and special education law preferred.

Knowledge Requirements:

- Knowledge of all state, federal and local laws related to education, employment and labor law, data privacy and judicial and administrative procedures;
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of public employee collective bargaining and the ability to negotiate agreements and adjust differences in labor or employee relations;
- Computers and related software applications.

Skill Requirements:

- Considerable ability in conducting legal research, analyzing data, determining the proper courses of action and presenting facts and arguments;
- Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds;
- Ability to appraise and organize facts and to present evidence and other material in written and oral form, including cross-cultural communication;
- Ability to effectively respond to sensitive inquiries or complaints;
- Ability to conduct legal research, investigations, analyze issues and situations, and bring issues/matters to resolution;
- Maintaining confidentiality;
- Providing customer service;
- Preparing and maintaining records and reports;
- Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
- Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Commitment to Equity

At Northeast Metro 916, equity means that everyone has access to what they need in order to learn, grow and thrive.  To learn more, click here.

 

Salary:Starting at $115,000 (salary placement dependent upon experience)

Application Deadline: 
First review of applications will take place on August 6, 2021

Mississippi

Deputy General Counsel | Jackson Public Schools, Miss. | Deadline: Until filled

Description

The responsibility of the Deputy General Counsel, serving at the direction of the General Counsel, is to assist in providing legal advice, counsel and representation to the Board and the District. This responsibility includes researching legal matters, providing legal advice, drafting legal opinions and other documents on a variety of subjects that affect a public-school district, and performing related professional and administrative duties as required. The position works independently, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

 
Requirements

  • Four to eight (4-8) years of previous legal experience.
  • Juris Doctor and Member of the Mississippi Bar or the ability to become a member within six (6) months of hire.
  • Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector is preferred.
  • Previous experience in managing attorneys and legal support staff is preferred.
  • Demonstrated technical mastery and use of judgment in the application of law to complex fact patterns.
  • Demonstrated skill in fact-finding, analysis, problem solving, writing, presentation, consulting, and conflict resolution techniques to identify problems and recommend solutions.

Salary:

$67,200 - $90,000 annually.

For More Information and to Apply

Contact Jackson Public Schools.  

 

For more job openings in Mississippi contact Stephanie Wells at the Mississippi School Boards Association. 

 

Missouri

 

Associate Attorney, Immigration | Clayton, Missouri | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Tueth Keeney is a growing mid-size law firm seeking an associate level immigration attorney for its business immigration practice located at its Clayton office. Five years of experience is preferred. The associate attorney will prepare petitions for government agencies, review immigration applications and supporting documents prepared by paralegals, have frequent contact with clients, and will work closely with the firm’s senior immigration attorneys and paralegals to ensure that clients’ needs are met in a fast-paced environment. Our clients include large multinational corporations as well as small companies, universities, health care institutions and other entities that need assistance in this area. The position requires excellent writing skills, an ability to apply the immigration laws to the client’s particular situation, and the ability to quickly learn and adapt to changing circumstances, including new immigration regulations. The immigration associate attorney will obtain a broad range of experience. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have the ability to multi-task, have the ability to work independently, have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills. A client-focused attitude is a must. This position is a full-time position, although contract work will be considered. Competitive salary and full benefits.

Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to Terri Cole, tcole@tuethkeeney.com.

Education Associate | Clayton, Missouri | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Mid-size law firm seeking an attorney with 0-3 years of experience for its Clayton, Missouri office. The ideal candidate will have exceptional research and writing skills, litigation experience and/or a desire to develop a litigation practice, as well as strong interpersonal stills and an interest in client counseling. Interest and experience in education law, employment law, and public sector law preferred. Superior written and oral communication skills, outstanding analytical skills, and a client-focused attitude are required.

Competitive salary and benefits.

Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to Terri Cole, tcole@tuethkeeney.com. Candidates will be required to submit writing samples and transcripts.

 

Montana

Staff Attorney | Helena, Mont. | Application Deadline: Until Filled, initial review begins September 16

Description

The Montana School Boards Association is seeking a full-time attorney to join a vibrant and successful legal department in providing a full range of legal and related services on behalf of the elected school boards of Montana’s K-12 public schools. The position is headquartered in Helena, Montana and also includes regular travel to school districts throughout the state of Montana. Areas of practice will include, but will not be limited to litigation, administrative law, labor law, property law, contracts, tort claims & insurance defense, and constitutional law. MTSBA offers opportunities for career advancement, compensation on par with private firms, a generous benefits package and a flexible working environment.

Requirements

  • Strong work ethic, excellent research, writing, litigation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with fellow attorneys and other professional staff in a dynamic, fast-paced setting.
  • A background in public education or public sector work is preferred but not required.

Apply

This position will remain open until filled but initial review of applications will begin September 16. Apply by email with a letter of interest and resume sent to Debra Silk, Associate Executive Director, at dsilk@mtsba.org.

 

Nebraska

There are no current job openings for Nebraska. Please check back soon or contact Vicki Winters at the Nebraska Association of School Boards.

 

Nevada

There are no current job openings for Nevada. Please check back soon.

 

New Hampshire

There are no current job openings for Montana. Please check back soon or contact Amanda Hodgman  at the New Hampshire School Boards Association.

 

New Jersey

There are no current job openings for New Jersey. Please check back soon.

 

New Mexico

Associate Attorney  |  Albuquerque  |  Application Period: Open until Filled

Description

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle PC is a law firm devoted to serving public education.  Since 1983, we have worked in partnership with leaders in public education, and we strive to make a difference in the boardroom, the courtroom, and most importantly, the classroom.  Our Albuquerque office is currently seeking an attorney(s) licensed 3 – 5 years in New Mexico to help us continue our work. 

The position involves the representation of public school districts and other educational institutions and governmental entities in the areas of facilities and business transactions, real estate, and employment, including civil litigation in these areas.  Attention to detail and excellent research and writing skills are required.  Public speaking experience, strong interpersonal skills, litigation experience, and experience with school districts or other governmental entities is preferred. 

In addition to fulltime positions, the firm will consider candidates seeking contract or short term assignments with the possibility of developing into a full time position. 

To Apply

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

 

For more job openings for New Mexico, please contact Gina Moss at the New Mexico School Boards Association.

 

New York

Associate Attorney | Barton Gilman - New York Education Practice, NYC| Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Barton Gilman looks to add an Associate attorney to work primarily in its New York Education Practice, based in our midtown Manhattan office.  Associate must possess a commitment to exceptional client service, strong academic credentials, and excellent writing, research, and advocacy skills. Prior experience as a litigator is preferred. Familiarity with education settings and a dedication to addressing the unique legal challenges faced by schools are a plus. Associate will have the opportunity to work with accomplished, well-respected attorneys and education reform leaders, interact meaningfully with clients, and fully participate in all phases of service to education clients, including litigation and transactional work, in a collegial and flexible work environment. New York bar admission required; additional bar admissions a plus. Barton Gilman is dedicated to creating an environment of inclusion and diversity. Please submit cover letter and resume in confidence to Paul T. O’Neill, Esq. at poneill@bglaw.com. 

 

North Carolina

Paralegal, Office of the General Counsel| Charlotte, NC| Application Deadline: Sept. 10, 2021 

Description

The Office of the General Counsel for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has an opening for an experienced paralegal. This position provides paraprofessional support to attorneys and other OGC staff. The work involves, among other things, legal research, first line document review and production, policy research, case file management, and pre-trial and trial assistance. For more information see the position description or visit:  www.cms.k12.nc.us

Contact: Hope A. Root, Deputy General Counsel, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, Phone: 980-344-7501

 

Assistant Attorney General, Attorney III, Education| Raleigh, Wake County, NC| Application Deadline: Aug. 11, 2021 5 pm ET

Description

Recruitment cap for this position is $ 90,799.  Client funded. Salary determination is based on education, experience, departmental budget, and equity considerations. 

The North Carolina Department of Justice, led by the Attorney General of North Carolina, represents the State of North Carolina in court and provides legal advice and representation to most state government departments, agencies, officers, and commissions. The Department also represents the State in criminal appeals from state trial courts, and brings legal actions on behalf of the state and its citizens when the public interest is at stake.

This position is located in the Education Section of the Department of Justice and will provide legal services and advice to the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction.

*Litigation:  This Attorney is directly responsible for conducting complex litigation, trials and appeals in the Offices of Administrative Hearings, State courts and federal courts involving the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction with minimal supervision.

The professional duties include researching and analyzing facts and law, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, preparing and arguing motions, conducting settlement negotiations, presenting evidence, making jury arguments, writing appellate briefs, and arguing the case in the appellate courts.

 This Attorney advises clients regarding and litigates legal issues arising from disputes involving teacher license revocations, teacher compensation, charter school revocation and non-renewals, personnel disciplinary actions, intentional torts and making and performance of contracts.

In addition, this Attorney handles complex litigation related to the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction's corporate activities such as open meetings, public records, bankruptcy, trademarks, and copyrights.

This Attorney is responsible for  providing leadership for cases involving the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction.

As an Assistant Attorney General, this Attorney is responsible for researching and writing the State's brief and arguing the State's case in appellate courts in four to five criminal appeals per year.

Advice and Counsel
This Attorney consults with and  will provide advice to the client regarding contracts and negotiating contracts, preparing formal and informal opinions in response to questions regarding the interpretation of State and federal statutes and regulations affecting North Carolina public schools; answering correspondence and telephone inquiries from the public and local school boards on issues regarding or affecting North Carolina public schools; and participating in various professional service activities, including CLE presentations in areas of expertise.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

 

Thorough knowledge of case, statutory, regulatory, and common law. 
Thorough knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedures, both State and federal. 
Ability to conduct complex civil or criminal litigation in trial and appellate courts. 
Ability to interpret and apply laws, constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative regulations, and court decisions. 
Ability to analyze facts, evidence, and legal instruments.
Ability to express conclusions and arguments clearly, logically and convincingly in oral and written form. Ability to determine issues in various cases. 
Ability to analyze complex legal problems and render formal opinions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. 
Ability to creatively develop case strategy and tactics. 
Ability to work in a courteous and professional manner with legal and administrative staff, clients, opposing counsel, court personnel, members of the public and other persons who may be involved in any assigned matter. 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

 

Licensed to practice law by the North Carolina State Bar and three years of progressively responsible professional legal experience. NOTE: GS 114-2 and 114-6 make it the duty of the Attorney General of NC to represent the State of North Carolina in all litigation unless another statute specifically states otherwise.

Management prefers the following:  demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with management, colleagues and clients; experience independently handling complex litigation; and ability to multi-task and prioritize case deadlines effectively.

Job Opportunities | Careers (governmentjobs.com)

 

Attorney IV, Education| Wake County, NC| Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

The North Carolina Department of Justice is seeking candidates for an exclusively education law position representing the North Carolina State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction, as well as other agency matters.  The North Carolina Department of Justice, led by the Attorney General of North Carolina, represents the State of North Carolina in court and provides legal advice and representation to most state government departments, agencies, officers, and commissions. The Department also represents the State in criminal appeals from state trial courts, and brings legal actions on behalf of the state and its citizens when the public interest is at stake. 

For more information and to apply visit:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/3103459/attorney-iv-education?keywords=attorney%20IV&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

Associate Attorney | Raleigh, NC| Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

We are seeking an associate attorney to join Schwartz & Shaw, P.L.L.C., an education law firm in downtown Raleigh.  The main focus of the practice consists of the representation of public schools throughout North Carolina.  We are looking for a high energy, upbeat, and creative team player with excellent writing, personal, and oratory skills.  Travel is required.  We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a wonderful working environment.  Please send resume, cover letter, two writing samples and all transcripts to: Karen Gallagher, Firm Administrator, Schwartz & Shaw, P.L.L.C.; kgallagher@schwartz-shaw.com.


Assistant Litigation Counsel  |  North Carolina School Boards Association  |  Application Period: Until Filled 

Description
Under general supervision, the Assistant Litigation Counsel performs legal and professional administrative work associated with the administration of the risk management programs through the North Carolina School Boards Association. Work involves assisting Litigation Counsel in managing covered litigation against member school districts that participate in these programs, including the selection of and consultation with outside counsel regarding the defense of member districts. Employee is responsible for assisting Litigation Counsel in monitoring the work of defense firms for compliance with Litigation and Billing Procedures. Work also involves researching and evaluating coverage issues; handling liability and automobile claim issues; responding to coverage questions; identifying and pursuing other sources of coverage in litigation against members; preparing coverage and reservation of rights letters; attending mediations; and assisting in preparation of annual coverage agreements, program documents, and claim forms.

Responsibilities
Employee is responsible for assisting Litigation Counsel, as needed, with the renewal and placement of reinsurance/excess insurance for the risk management programs, including assisting with the review and revision of reinsurance/excess insurance agreements. Employee is also responsible for responding to inquiries regarding the risk management programs; preparing risk management publications, articles, and marketing materials; updating the risk management page on the Association’s website; and making presentations regarding school board liability issues and the coverages available through the programs. Employee is responsible for keeping up to date on MMSEA Section 111 (Medicare) mandatory reporting requirements applicable to the Association’s risk management programs and for providing updates to the Litigation Counsel and the risk management department on relevant Medicare regulations and changes that impact the reporting obligations, procedures, and processes of the department. Reports to the Litigation Counsel.

To Apply
Contact Donna Lynch, Litigation Counsel, North Carolina School Boards Association, dlynch@ncsba.org

 

North Dakota

There are no current job openings for North Dakota. Please check back soon or contact Linnae Brew at the North Dakota School Boards Association.

 

Ohio

There are no current job openings for Ohio. Please check back soon.

 

Oklahoma

There are no current job openings for Oklahoma. Please check back soon or contact Andy Fugitt at the Oklahoma School Board Attorneys Association Inc.

 

Oregon

There are no current job openings for Oregon. Please check back soon. 

  

Pennsylvania

Staff Attorney | Mechanicsburg, PA| Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

PSBA is seeking a staff attorney to provide advice, 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.

Requirements

  • Licensed attorney admitted in PA (or can become admitted within 6 months)
  • Minimum three years’ experience in law practice substantially focused on education law or related legal areas listed above.

Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to Human Resources at psbahr@psba.org. For more information, visit https://www.psba.org/about/jobs-psba/.

 

Rhode Island

Associate |  Providence, RI  | Application Deadline: Until Filled

 

Description

Barton Gilman looks to add an associate to work primarily in its Education Practice.  Associate must possess a commitment to exceptional client service, strong academic credentials, and excellent writing, research, and advocacy skills.  Prior experience in education settings and a dedication to addressing the unique legal challenges faced by schools is a plus.  Associate will have the opportunity to work with accomplished, well-respected trial attorneys and education reform leaders, interact meaningfully with clients, and fully participate in all phases of service to school clients, including litigation, in a collegial and flexible work environment.  Rhode Island Bar admission required. Additional bar admissions a plus. Barton Gilman is dedicated to creating an environment of inclusion and diversity. Please submit cover letter and resume in confidence to Angela L. Carr, Esq. at acarr@bglaw.com.

 

South Carolina

There are no current job openings for South Carolina. Please check back soon. 

South Dakota

There are no current job openings for South Dakota. Please check back soon or contact Deanne Arbach at the Associated School Boards of South Dakota.

 

Tennessee

 Association General Counsel | Montgomery County, Tennessee | Application Deadline: Until Filled

 

Purpose of Position
To provide legal services as needed to Senior Leadership and District Departments with respect to IDEA, Section 504, and other laws specific to students.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Advises the Director of School and other Senior Leadership on legal matters relating to federal and state public education specific to students for the purpose of ensuring activities are conducted according to all laws and regulations.

Represents District to defend a variety of special education claims, to include administrative and due process hearings for IDEA and 504.

Represents District at IEP, 504, and/or other meetings wherein parents have legal representation.

Works with Special Populations leadership on record gathering protocol for cases.

Meets with, interviews, and documents findings regarding persons involved in the IDEA and 504 legal cases.

Coordinates and collaborates with District’s outside legal counsel regarding litigation and claims involving IDEA and 504 laws (if any).

Serves as a liaison between the District, counsel, clients and experts.

Is well versed in IDEA and 504 laws to include ADA and Title II and is willing to engage in the special education framework for TN.

Works collaboratively with Special Populations for legislative matters, including legislative committee work to petition for changes in school, state, or federal policy.

Drafts and revises contracts, policies and legal documents with respect to IDEA and 504 matters.

Assists with certain student matters, i.e., student rights, appeal and procedure issues, and juvenile court matters.

Provides legal advice to District administrators as needed regarding carrying out policies and procedures established and approved by the Board and/or Tennessee Code Annotated for the purpose of ensuring that the District operates within the laws, rules and regulations.

Recommends changes in District policies and procedures as needed for the purpose of ensuring compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and Department of Education regulations.

Assists with preparing responses to OCR claims/complaints related to students, conducting required investigations as needed for such claims.

Assists District employees with assessment of and questions regarding subpoenas, court orders, and other legal documentation.

Assists with Tennessee Public Records Act requests as needed and as brought to counsel.

Represents District at conferences and meetings for the purpose of establishing a professional network.

Conducts legal research as needed for the purpose of advising District or writing opinions regarding District issues.

Assists with developing and conducting training for Supervisors related to IDEA, Section 504, etc., as needed.

 

Apply
To learn more and apply, visit the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System employment portal.
 

Texas

General Counsel |  Austin Independent School District, TX  | Application Deadline: Until Filled

 

Description:

Incumbent serves in a senior executive capacity providing in-house legal counsel, representation, and research on school district matters. Provides counsel and assistance to the Superintendent, senior staff, school administrators, and departments.

Qualifications/Requirements:

A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a valid license to practice law in the State of Texas is required. Seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in public or private practice dealing with legal issues of local, state, federal government, or public school law is required. Special Education, employee and labor relations law experience strongly preferred.

This position requires thorough knowledge and understanding of local, state, and federal laws, and regulations relating to public education; demonstrated legal research and litigation skills; thorough knowledge of the legislative process; ability to interpret law, policy, and procedures; and exceptional organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills. The incumbent must maintain emotional control under stress and possess the ability to handle and balance multiple demands at the same time and meet deadlines with severe time constraints.

Visit Online Employment Application | Open Positions (applitrack.com) to apply. 

 

 

District Legal Counsel |  Pharr, TX  | Application Deadline: Until Filled

 

Description

Provide in-house legal services to the Superintendent and designated staff, including representation and research. Assist the Superintendent and Cabinet in legal performance of their duties. Coordinate all legal services required by the district.

Education/Certification:

Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited university
Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas

Special Knowledge/Skills:  

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, and regulations relating to public education
Demonstrated legal research and litigation skills
Thorough knowledge of the legislative process
Ability to interpret law, policy and procedures
Exceptional organization, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

Experience:

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in public or private practice dealing with legal issues of local, state, federal government, or public school law.
Experience in teaching or public school administration (preferred).

To Apply

Candidates must apply online and upload a resume and a transcript with degree conferred for this position.  Please complete the online Standard application on the PSJA ISD website: www.psjaisd.us/jobs

 

Attorney |  Austin, TX  | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, PC is hiring and seeks an attorney for our Austin Office with a minimum of 3 years' experience in construction law, contracts, and litigation. Experience in school law or with other governmental entities (governance, real estate) is a plus. Must be admitted and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and eligible to practice in state and federal courts. Excellent work history and communication skills are required. EWHPM offers competitive salaries and a rich benefits package in a collaborative team environment. An attorney/paralegal team is open to consideration, too. 

To Apply

For more information about our firm, go to www.edlaw.com. Please send your resume, cover letter, and references to krivkin@edlaw.com.

 

Associate Attorney-Special Education | Irving, TX | Application Deadline: Until filled.

Description

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 Irving office is seeking an attorney licensed in Texas 3 -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. 

To Apply

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

 

Associate Attorney-Facilities & Business |  San Antonio, TX  | Application Deadline: Until Filled

 

Description

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle PC is a law firm devoted to serving public education.  Since 1983, we have worked in partnership with leaders in public education, and we strive to make a difference in the boardroom, the courtroom, and most importantly, the classroom.  

Our San Antonio office is currently seeking an attorney licensed in Texas 1-4 years to join our Facilities and Business team, representing public school districts in connection with construction contracting, development and real estate transactions, public procurement, and business transactions.  Candidates with a background or prior experience in construction contracting (whether Owner, Design Professional or Contractor representation), real estate transactions and development, and/or business contracting are desired.  Strong research and writing skills, attention to detail, and effective communication skills are required.  Public speaking experience is also a plus. 

To Apply

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

 

Associate Attorney - General Education  |  Houston, TX  | Application Deadline: Until Filled

 Description

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle PC is a law firm devoted to serving public education.  Since 1983, we have worked in partnership with leaders in public education, and we strive to make a difference in the boardroom, the courtroom, and most importantly, the classroom.  Our Houston office is seeking to add an attorney licensed in Texas 1-4 years to help us continue our work. 

The position involves the representation of public school districts and other educational institutions in areas of employment, governance, and student issues, including civil rights/constitutional law.  Attention to detail and excellent research and writing skills are required.  Public speaking experience, strong interpersonal skills, and experience with school districts or governmental entities is preferred. 

To Apply

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

 

Special Education Attorney | Houston, TX | Application Deadline: Until Filled

 

Description

Karczewski | Bradshaw | Spalding is a premier education law firm with four offices located across Texas. KBS represents public school districts, charter schools, community colleges and other public entities. 

The firm’s Houston office is currently seeking an associate attorney with 1-6 years of legal experience in special education law. Our special education lawyers advise clients on all issues related to special education law, including assisting clients throughout the admission, review and dismissal process, reviewing and revising special education policies and procedures, responding to state and federal compliance complaints, and handling administrative due process hearings and related litigation.

Requirements

  • 1-6 years of legal experience in special education law.
  • Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong research, writing and analytical skills, and be highly motivated.
  • Litigation and/or administrative hearing experience is preferred.

Apply
We invite interested applicants to learn more on our website: www.kbslawgroup.com. The firm offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Holly Sherman at hsherman@kbslawgroup.com.

Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia

 

Division Counsel |  Prince William County Public Schools, VA  |  Application Deadline: Until Filled

 

Description

This position serves as the chief in-house legal counsel for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS); and performs related duties as required or assigned.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Represents the Prince William County School Board and advises the School Board, Division Superintendent, Superintendent’s Staff, and other instructional and support staff regarding legal issues; including, but not limited to, School Board authority and duties, students’ rights and discipline, education-related laws and regulations, employment, civil rights, real estate, contracts, local government, procurement, and tort law
  • Provides services in highly complex legal matters, including the rendering of opinions upon significant legal matters
  • Attends School Board meetings and provides legal advice in closed session, provides legal training to Board members on FOIA, FERPA, COIA and other laws.
  • Works with school staff to ensure compliance with federal and state laws
  • Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations
  • Recommends changes in policies and regulations to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and Virginia Department of Education regulations
  • Provides advice regarding federal and state legislation of concern to the School Division
  • Coordinates with staff and the Division's lobbyist to develop legislation, policies, and other legal documents which promote the interests of the School Division
  • Provides advice regarding the School Division’s policy positions
  • Recommends budget expenditures, amounts to be allocated, and amendments thereto when necessary for the effective operations of the Office of the Division Counsel
  • Provides the School Board with an annual report of legal services provided by the Division Counsel and estimates of outside legal fees and costs.
  • Reviews and provides legal clearance for contracts, regulations, agreements, materials, and other documents submitted to the School Board and PWCS entities
  • Coordinates, approves and oversees the use of outside counsel for specialized legal situations.
  • Provides notice of claims to the Division's insurers for litigation and administrative proceedings covered by that insurance and coordinates defense with outside counsel.
  • Provides advice regarding nature and level of outside counsel services and negotiation of fees
  • Interfaces with opposing counsel and/or local government attorneys, and remains abreast of legal developments through state and national professional associations
  • Where no conflict exist and resources permit, represents the Superintendent and staff in grievances and administrative hearings.
  • Conducts research, gathers evidence, and takes other action as necessary to defend or initiate legal action
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and non-discrimination policies of the Prince William County School Board
  • Coordinates and provides in-service training/professional development on legal matters which pertain to the overall administration of the School Division
  • Performs other duties, consistent with the goals and objectives of this position, as assigned by the School Board Chairman At-Large or Superintendent of Schools.
  • Manages and oversees Office of Division Counsel, all attorneys and staff in that office and the FOIA Officer.
  • Provides legal support to the Office of the School Board Clerk and the PWCS Ombudsman.
  • Maintains a strong relationship with the juvenile justice system and advocates for coordination of services in the best interest of PWCS.

Application Process

Visit the PWCPS page for more information and to apply.

 

Assistant Division Counsel |  Arlington Public Schools, VA  |  Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

The Assistant Division Counsel assists the Division Counsel with providing in-house legal counsel for Arlington Public Schools and the School Board. Uses judgment and initiative to conduct legal research, interpret laws, render legal opinions, and provide technical legal expertise. May serve as the Division Counsel during absences. Work is performed under direction of the Division Counsel.

Application Process

Candidates must apply online and attach a resume, a written statement of interest in and qualifications for this position. Please complete the online Professional Application at www.apsva.us - Careers@APS. A minimum of three letters of recommendation must also be submitted online as part of your application packet.

 

Division Counsel  |  Arlington, VA.  |  Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Arlington Public Schools (APS) announces openings for the position of Division Counsel as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet.  APS is seeking a Division Counsel to assist the Superintendent in providing leadership and managing the legal services in the school division. 

Arlington Public Schools (APS) is a diverse, dynamic, and professional community located across the Potomac River from Washington; D.C. APS is the 13th largest among Virginia’s 132 school divisions with a population of over 28,000 students from 142 nations who speak 115 languages. The system is financially strong, is noted for its high academic standards and its many programs to meet individual student needs and has tremendous community support. The 2021 Niche©Rankings of Best Public Schools ranked APS 2nd in Virginia.

Candidates for the Division Council need to have a juris doctorate and licensure by the State Bar of Virginia or be eligible for bar licensure in Virginia.  Salary and benefits are extremely competitive for the region.  Screening will start immediately.

Interested applicants should apply immediately at https://hyasearch.com/job/division-counsel-arlington-va/ , where a detailed job description and salary information can be found for this position.  Screening begins immediately.  The position will remain open until filled.   

School Board Attorney  |  Ashburn, VA.  |  Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

The Office of the Superintendent, Loudon County Public Schools is accepting applications for a School Board Attorney to provide direct professional legal counsel and representation for the School Board, Division Superintendent, and staff on all matters. For more information and to apply visit: Job Details (loudoun.gov)

 

Division Counsel |  Arlington Public Schools, VA  |  Application Deadline: Until Filled

 

Description

The Division Counsel serves as the in-house legal counsel for Arlington Public Schools and the School Board. Uses judgment and initiative to conduct legal research, interpret laws, render legal opinions, and provide technical legal expertise to the School Board, Superintendent and District administrative staff.

Responsibilities

May not include all duties performed – These are intended as an illustration of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) 

  • Advises the Superintendent, School Board, Executive Leadership Team and other district staff regarding legal issues related to the Constitution, students’ rights, education, employment, civil rights, real estate, local government, procurement, contracts, tort law, and state and federal laws.
  • Interprets federal, state and local laws, renders legal opinions, and provides legal advice in the drafting of legal documents, policies, rules and regulations, resolutions, applications and other legal or quasi-legal papers.
  • Provides technical legal expertise, information and assistance in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs to ensure legal compliance. Advises the School Board and Superintendent of unusual trends or problems and recommends appropriate corrective actions.
  • Advises the School Board regarding federal and state legislation of concern to the school system and coordinates with Executive Leadership Team and other staff to develop and revise legislation, policies and regulations that promote the interests of the school system.
  • Represents the School Board and Superintendent in administrative hearings and before fact-finding panels, Civil Service Commission, School Board and other entities.
  • Conducts research, gathers evidence, prepares pleadings and legal briefs, and takes other action as necessary to defend or initiate legal action.
  • Appears before federal, state and local courts and legislative bodies to present the District’s position on issues pending before those entities.
  • Attends and provides legal advice at regular meetings of the School Board and such other meetings as the School Board or Superintendent directs.
  • Oversees the selection and use of outside counsel and negotiates fees.
  • Performs related duties, as assigned or needed.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience working with students and families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Bilingual skills preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of state, federal and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to K-12 public schools.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, intergovernmental relations and school business operations.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures required to provide legal services to an administration and governing body in a large urban public agency.
  • Knowledge of current local, state and federal issues related to public schools and K-12 public education.
  • Knowledge of School District’s policies, priorities and objectives.
  • Knowledge of labor law, affirmative action and employment discrimination.
  • Knowledge of constitutional and administrative law.
  • Knowledge of Rules of Evidence.
  • Knowledge of juvenile law, student rights and discipline.
  • Knowledge of current issues and special challenges of large urban school districts and their communities.
  • Knowledge of internal consulting concepts and practices.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of supervisory duties, including hiring and performance evaluation.
  • Ability to prepare and render legal opinions.
  • Ability to oversee and/or prepare and conduct litigation and administrative law hearings.
  • Ability to review existing and pending legislation related to procedural guidelines and District policies.
  • Ability to interpret, apply and explain complex state and federal policies, law, regulations and court decisions applicable to school business.
  • Ability to provide internal legal consultation services.
  • Ability to represent the District in a variety of public settings.
  • Ability to manage and supervise staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information. 
To Apply
Candidates must apply online and attach a resume, a written statement of interest in and qualifications for this position.  Please complete the online Professional application on the APS website in the Employment section: www.apsva.us.  A minimum of three letters of recommendation must also be submitted online as part of your application packet. 

  

Washington

School Law Attorney  |  Seattle, Wa.  |  Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description

Patterson Buchanan Fobes & Leitch, Inc., P.S. is a PNW law firm with a significant long-standing school law practice in Washington State.  This includes representation of school districts in complex litigation in federal/state courts and in administrative hearings/grievance arbitrations. PBF&L also provides general counsel services to school districts on employment and student matters, collective bargaining, special education, OCR and equity matters, policy and training development, Public Records Act and FERPA compliance, COVID-19 and safe district operation, as well as crisis management/communication.  The Firm also serves as OCR consultants for contracted school districts.   PBF&L is seeking an attorney with school district background/experience to join the Firm's Seattle office school law practice.   

Apply

Interested attorneys may apply in confidence, attention Charles Leitch, Hiring Principal, via email to jds@pattersonbuchanan.com. PBF&L is an equal opportunity employer.

This position will remain open until filled, but applications will be reviewed as received.

  

Washington, D.C.

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

Associate Attorney | Madison, Green Bay and Oshkosh, WI

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. The position could be based out of any of the firm’s offices (Madison, Green Bay or Oshkosh), but the successful candidate would be expected to serve clients from across the State. The firm offers a competitive salary and benefit package and an excellent opportunity for professional growth.

Requirements

  • Licensed attorney in good standing in Wisconsin
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Superior research and writing skills
  • Passion for public education.

Apply

For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter, resumé, salary expectations and a writing sample to drichardson@strangpatteson.com.

Wyoming

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