Careers


Public Works/Property Attorney

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an attorney to join its Business, Property and Construction Law Practice Group.

Qualified candidates will have 3-5 years of experience in transactional and/or public works litigation experience, including some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Public real estate or property law experience, including property development, sales, purchases and leases, eminent domain and environmental review
  • Public procurement/contract negotiation experience, and knowledge of the legal framework applicable to public agency contracting
  • Public works experience, including drafting agreements for owner’s consultants, preparing construction bid packages, and resolving disputes and enforcing contractor performance
  • Dispute resolution experience, including mediations, arbitrations, and/or trials
  • 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, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills
  • Admission to the CA State Bar
  • Public works experience is desired; prior school district representation is preferred

Due to COVID, this position is temporarily remote.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Dannis Woliver Kelley at 444 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1070, Long Beach, CA 90802 or AttorneyRecruiting@nulldwkesq.com


LONG BEACH

Education Law Attorney

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing public school and community college districts seeks an associate for its Long Beach office. Strong academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience, including the below qualifications:

  • Litigation experience, including handling discovery and preparing pleadings; experience in mediations, arbitrations, and/or trials
  • Education law experience
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills
  • Flexibility, initiative, and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • Public entity representation experience preferred
  • Administrative process (e.g., hearings) experience preferred
  • Prior experience with Students and Special Education law a plus
  • Admission to the CA State Bar

Due to COVID-19, this position is temporarily remote.

Please send resume and writing sample (e.g., a brief, memorandum, or letter writing sample is preferred) to Dannis Woliver Kelley at 444 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1070, Long Beach, CA 90802 or AttorneyRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.


SACRAMENTO

Labor and Employment Attorney

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing public school and community college districts seeks an associate for its Sacramento office. Strong academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience, including the below qualifications:

  • Labor, employment and personnel
  • Labor negotiations (preferred)
  • Administrative and/or civil litigation (preferred)
  • Flexibility, initiative, and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • Public entity representation (preferred)
  • School district experience (a plus)
  • Client trainings and public speaking
  • Admission to the California State Bar

Due to COVID-19, this position is temporarily remote.

Please send resume and writing sample (e.g., a brief, memorandum, or letter writing sample is preferred) to: Dannis Woliver Kelley at 444 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1070, Long Beach, CA 90802 or AttorneyRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.


SAN DIEGO

Education Law Attorney

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing public school and community college districts seeks a top-notch candidate for an associate position in its San Diego office. Strong academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of one to five years of experience focused in one or more of the following areas:

  • Students and special education law
  • Labor, employment, and personnel
  • Representing public agencies in state and/or federal court and/or administrative procedures (e.g. discovery, preparing pleadings, law and motion); experience in mediations, arbitrations, and/or trials
  • Flexibility, initiative, and desire to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • Public entity/public education representation (preferred)
  • Admission to the California State Bar

Due to COVID-19, this position is temporarily remote.

Please send resume and writing sample (e.g., a brief, memorandum, or letter writing sample is preferred) to: Dannis Woliver Kelley at 444 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1070, Long Beach, CA 90802 or AttorneyRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.


Bond/Municipal Finance Paralegal

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a paralegal to support multiple attorneys across all offices in our municipal bond finance practice. The position is ideally located in Sacramento, but other DWK office locations will be considered. We seek a candidate with at least two years of experience in the area of municipal finance, business/real estate transactions, or corporate finance.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Prepare documentation for closings, including organizing, proofreading, and assembling documents
  • Conduct due-diligence
  • Research information for the preparation of offering statements
  • Prepare or revise documents, closing certificates, and opinions for supervising attorney review
  • Coordinate closing logistics, including preparation of an electronic deal room for pre-closings
  • Facilitate transcript production

Qualifications include:

  • Detail-oriented, proactive, and organized with strong knowledge of the transaction cycle
  • Able to work under pressure while managing multiple deadlines/priorities with excellent follow through
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining a high quality work product within required time constraints
  • Accuracy, speed, and professionalism a must
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated understanding of correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience working with a document management system
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively within a team environment strongly preferred
  • Paralegal Certificate or equivalent is required

Due to COVID-19, this position is temporarily remote.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Dannis Woliver Kelley at 444 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1070, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.