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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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Colorado 

 

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.
 
Caplan and Earnest is a mid-sized law firm located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. We offer a flexible work environment, including work-from-home opportunities, and competitive salaries and benefits. Our school law team is collegial and supportive, with a shared passion for representing school boards and educators. 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

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Georgia

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

 

Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

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 Alicia Lombardi at the Kentucky School Boards Association.

 

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: March 30, 2020 or 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: $120,510 - $192,654.

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 | Application Deadline: February 14

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

There are no current job openings for Massachusetts Please check back soon or contact Carol Grazio at the Massachusetts Assoc. of School Committees, Inc.

 

Michigan

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

 

Minnesota

There are no current job openings for Minnesota. Please check back soon or contact the Minnesota School Boards Association.

 

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

There are no current job openings for Missouri. Please check back soon or contact Scott Summers at the Missouri School Boards Association.

 

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

There are no current job openings for New York. Please check back soon or contact Gregory J. Guercio at the New York State School Attorneys Association.

 

North Carolina

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

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South Carolina

There are no current job openings for South Carolina. Please check back soon or contact Dr. Tiffany Ricardson at the South Carolina School Boards Association.

 

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

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Texas

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 |  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. 

 

Assistant Division Counsel | Manassas, VA | Application Deadline: Until Filled

Description
This position provides legal services for Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS); and performs related duties as required or assigned by Division Counsel and/or the Deputy Division Counsel.

Responsibilities
This job description is a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Additionally, the scope of this job may change as necessary by the school division.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.

  • Supports Division Counsel and Deputy Division Counsel to provide legal advice to the School Board and attend meetings as needed
  • Advises the PWCS Division Superintendent, Superintendent's staff, and other instructional and support staff regarding legal issues; including, but not limited to, employment and contract law, and as needed and directed, student and employee civil rights and statutory protections; local governance, fiscal and budgetary issues; student services to included special education, student discipline, custody and parental access disputes; FOIA, FERPA and other confidentiality matters; technology, intellectual property and social media issues; procurement and contracts, torts and liability matters
  • Works closely with and supports the Department of Human Resources on employment law matters, including employee evaluation, discipline, and dismissal; employee grievances and licensure revocation proceedings; personnel policies and regulations; and matters arising under Title VII, Title IX, the ADA, ADEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, FLSA, the Virginia Human Rights Act, and other state and federal laws impacting public school employees, including collective bargaining legislation.
  • Provides training and advice to staff on all new employment-related litigation, and assists in the development of policies, regulations and procedures necessary to comply with the same
  • Assists Division Counsel in oversight of outside counsel and related legal matters, particularly employment law and contract matters
  • Provides advice regarding nature and level of outside counsel services and negotiation of fees
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state laws and interprets laws, ruling, and regulations
  • Recommends changes in School Board policies and regulations to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and Virginia Department of Education regulations
  • Coordinates with staff 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
  • Assists in the preparation of budget expenditures, amounts to be allocated, and amendments thereto when necessary for the effective operations of the Office of the Division Counsel.
  • Assists with the annual report of legal services provided by the Division Counsel to the School Board and quarterly reports on legal costs
  • Reviews and provides legal clearance for regulations, agreements, materials, and other documents submitted to the School Board and PWCS entities
  • Provides representation and attends meetings of School Board advisory councils and SPARK, the Prince William County Public Schools Education Foundation, as requested.
  • Interfaces with opposing counsel and/or local government attorneys
  • Represents the Superintendent of Schools and staff in administrative proceedings (EEOC, OCR), due process hearings, employee grievances, appeals to School Board and other entities
  • Conducts research, gathers evidence, and takes other action as necessary to defend or initiate legal action in state and federal courts
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination 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
  • Provides office oversight and provides all duties of Division Counsel and Deputy Division Counsel in their absence

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and member in good standing of Virginia State Bar or eligibility for the same.
  • Five years of experience supporting a public body school division and/or local public government/agency.
  • Expertise in employment and contract/procurement law strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of local government and public body law, public finance and budget law, employee/student civil rights, FERPA, FOIA, Title IX, state and federal litigation affecting public schools, family rights and child custody, and familiarity with juvenile justice system
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to supervise the work of others
  • Ability to work collaboratively with attorneys and support staff, Office of the Clerk and outside counsel
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the School Board, Superintendent's staff, and community and governmental leaders critical.

Apply
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application through the PWCS portal.
  

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

There are no current job openings for West Virginia. Please check back soon or contact Howard Seufer at the West Virginia Council of School Attorneys.

 

Wisconsin

Associate Attorney | Madison, Green Bay and Oshkosh, WI | Application Deadline: December 8

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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