Careers

Sacramento

Employment Attorney

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks top-notch candidate for its Sacramento office. Top academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required.

3+ years of experience in the following areas required:

  • Labor, employment and personnel, including negotiations
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Public entity representation (preferred)
  • School District representation (a plus)

Please send resume, writing sample and salary requirements to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or AttorneyRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.

 


San Francisco

Business, Property & Construction Attorney

Congenial mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an associate for its Business, Property and Construction Practice Group in its San Francisco office. Qualified candidates will have five to seven years of construction and property law experience in both transactional and/or litigation matters, including several of the following qualifications:

  • Experience drafting and negotiating construction-related contracts
  • Property law experience, including drafting and negotiating leases and other contracts
  • Experience with discovery and law and motion practice
  • Flexibility, initiative, and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks with attention to detail
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills
  • Admission to the CA State Bar
  • Public works experience is desired

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (e.g., a brief, memorandum, or letter writing sample is preferred) to: Jill Nefkens, Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or AttorneyRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.

 


San Francisco

Employment Attorney

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks top-notch candidate for its San Francisco office. Top academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required.

5+ years of experience in the following areas required:

  • Labor, employment and personnel, including negotiations
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Public entity representation (preferred)
  • School District representation (a plus)

Please send resume, writing sample and salary requirements to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or AttorneyRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.

 


San Francisco

Billing Clerk

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks top-notch candidate for its Accounting team. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, as well as excellent math, writing and communication skills required.

2+ years of automated legal billing experience required. Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist with all client billing activities from initial entry, production of prebills and reviewing for accuracy to disbursing final invoices to clients
  • Research and promptly respond to billing-related inquiries
  • Draft letters and complete filing to support billing activities
  • Ability to handle high volume of work, including ability to multi-task and prioritize work efficiently
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat; Juris experience is a plus
  • High school diploma or GED required

Please send resume and salary requirements to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.

 


San Francisco or Sacramento

Client Services Specialist

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks top-notch candidate for its Client Services team, preferably in its San Francisco or Sacramento office (other DWK office locations may be considered). Attention to detail, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required.

Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of marketing/professional services experience required. Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and coordinate pitches, proposals and Request for Proposal (“RFP”) responses
  • Maintain and update the firm’s CRM database. Develop appropriate mailing lists, distribute event associated mailings and track RSVPs
  • Draft and prepare e-communication marketing campaigns and analytics reporting
  • Handle daily maintenance of social media, website and intranet (i.e., Twitter, Linkedln postings, website edits such as attorney bio edits, posting events or articles using Word Press)
  • Produce/design materials (ads, invitations, brochures) in-house and work with outside printers/vendors to produce firm collateral materials
  • Assist with coordinating logistics for firm-sponsored events, including trade shows, training workshops, seminars, webinars, receptions and conferences

Please send resume and salary requirements to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.

 


San Francisco

Legal Secretary

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks top-notch legal secretary candidate with 5+ years of litigation and transactional experience.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Prepare documents including correspondence, memoranda and legal documents; compose and draft routine cover letters and shell documents
  • Prepare and process court and administrative agency filings
  • Maintain calendars for assigned attorneys, maintain client and administrative files
  • Provide administrative support

Qualifications include:

  • Must be detail-oriented, proactive, organized and have excellent follow through skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure while managing multiple deadlines/priorities
  • Accuracy, speed and professionalism a must
  • Specialized secretarial degree, associate and/or bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated understanding of correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint) and various legal software applications (including Compulaw); experience working with a document management system; and E-filing experience
  • Must be able to coordinate complex scheduling for multiple individuals
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Experience in education law experience a plus

Please send cover letter and resume to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.

 


San Diego

Receptionist/Office Services Clerk

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks top-notch candidate for its San Diego office. Essential duties and qualifications include:

  • Provide front desk coverage for all clients, visitors, and deliveries
  • Answer and direct phone calls, take and convey messages, troubleshoot and assist callers to assist them in obtaining help and needed support
  • Responsible for picking-up and distributing mail, as well as posting and sending out-going mail and packages on a daily basis
  • Responsible for opening and closing legal files, as well as preparing files for storage
  • Responsible for general office duties, such as ordering and stocking office supplies, as well as maintaining kitchen on a daily basis
  • Provide support for clerical and special administrative projects (e.g. preparing binders, scanning, etc.), as needed
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Excellent attention to detail, as well as strong organizational and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • One or more years of general office support and receptionist experience required; law firm experience preferred

Please send resume and salary requirements to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.

 


DWK is a full-service law firm specializing in education law. Established in 1976, we were one of the first law firms in California to dedicate its practice entirely to serving public school districts, county offices of education, community colleges and other educational organizations. In each of our offices, you will find bright, devoted colleagues and mentors working in a friendly and pleasant environment. DWK is the right place for you if you are seeking an interesting and challenging professional experience.

DWK is an Equal Opportunity Employer.