Careers

San Francisco

Business, Property & Construction Attorney

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an attorney for its Business, Property and Construction Practice Group, in its San Francisco office. Qualified candidates will have 3 – 5 years of construction and/or property law experience in transactional and/or litigation matters, including several of the following qualifications:

  • Property law experience, including drafting and negotiating leases
  • Public procurement/contract negotiation experience, including construction-related contracts
  • 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
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills
  • Admission to the CA State Bar
  • School district representation preferred

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


San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego or Long Beach

Client Services Coordinator

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a top-notch Client Services Coordinator candidate, preferably in its San Francisco office (other DWK office locations may be considered).

Successful candidate must have strong organizational, communication, proofreading and writing skills. Attention to detail, the ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment is imperative. This individual will be an integral part of the Marketing team.

Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of marketing/professional services experience required; law firm experience preferred. Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the preparation of pitches, proposals and RFP responses
  • Maintain and update firm’s CRM database. Develop appropriate mailing and/or invitation lists, distribute event associated mailings and track RSVPs
  • Assist with drafting and preparing e-communication marketing campaigns and analytics reporting
  • Assist with coordination of logistics for firm-sponsored events, including trade shows, training workshops, seminars, webinars, receptions and conferences
  • Facilitate and coordinate sponsorship/membership opportunities (i.e. tracking and vetting opportunities, arranging for payment, monitoring deadlines for ad production, logos, coordinating booth and marketing collateral materials, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned

Other requirements include:

  • Strong technical skills, including solid proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments while remaining flexible to new situations as they arise
  • Exceptional proof reading, writing, communication and client service skills
  • Ability to interact with staff and attorneys at all levels – establish credibility with attorneys through quality work, communications and a balance of confidence, tact, persistence and reliability
  • InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, web editing (WordPress) and e-campaign software experience a plus
  • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary (including infrequent weekends). Some travel required

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


San Diego, Long Beach or San Francisco

Litigation Attorney

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a litigation attorney.  Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience, including the below qualifications:

  • Dispute resolution experience required, including mediations, arbitrations, and/or trials
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills
  • Public entity representation experience
  • Flexibility, initiative, and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • Education law and/or special education experience, a plus
  • Admission to the CA State Bar

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


San Francisco

Billing & Collections/Conflicts Analyst

Growing mid-sized education law firm with state-wide practice representing school and community college districts seeks top-notch candidate for its Billing & Collections team in the San Francisco office. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, as well as excellent math, writing and communication skills are required.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Open new clients and matters.
  • Create and revise protocols around new clients and matters and conflicts.
  • Review new business intake forms and conflicts requests for accuracy and ensure work product completeness.
  • Generate clear & concise conflict of interest searches, using firm database for all new clients/matters and new hires.  Generate related reports for use throughout all levels of the Firm.  Compile and filter information found for review and decision making.
  • Monitor the integrity and accuracy of the data maintained in the firm databases for managing conflicts.
  • Follow-up with appropriate lawyer(s) and/or Firm personnel as required to perform functions related to new business intake and business development.
  • Facilitate conflict clearance process by communicating and collaborating with all involved in the process, including communicating requests for additional parties from lateral staff, clients, and others.
  • Coordinate implementation of ethical walls and follow-up on the completion of any needed activities (e.g. waivers) to maintain compliance with the CA Bar Professional Rules of Conduct.
  • Manage client accounts and respond to client inquiries.
  • Prepare various financial reports with accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Prepare audit letter responses to clients.
  • Responsible for all client billing activities including production of prebills, reviewing for accuracy, adherence to client billing guidelines to distribution of final invoices to clients.
  • Draft letters and complete filing to support billing activities.
  • Assist with other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications include:

  • Exposure to/or 2+ plus years of legal billing and/or collections experience required.
  • Ability to handle high volume of work, including ability to multi-task and prioritize work efficiently.
  • Ability to work in an interactive team environment and apply strong client service skills.
  • Ability to effectively interface with attorneys, staff, and clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and research skills.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment.
  • Able to work efficiently and independently with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality of internal and personnel affairs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word and Excel), Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with Juris or other legal billing and conflicts software a plus.
  • Experience with conflicts, conflicts protocols, and conflicts checks a plus.
  • Experience in learning new systems and developing and implementing new processes a plus.
  • SQL or Access writing skills a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required within the areas of Accounting, Information Management or related field of study.

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. organizing records, preparing binders, scanning, etc.)
  • 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 to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.


Long Beach

Legal Secretary

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a top-notch legal secretary candidate with 3+ 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:

  • Detail-oriented, proactive, organized and have excellent follow through skills
  • 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 resume to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.


Sacramento

Education Law Attorney

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an associate for its Sacramento office.  Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience, including the below qualifications:

  • Dispute resolution experience required, including mediations, labor negotiations, arbitrations, and/or trials
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills
  • Flexibility, initiative, and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • Education law, special education, and/or public sector labor & employment law experience preferred
  • Public entity representation preferred
  • Admission to the CA State Bar

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


Long Beach

Litigation Attorney

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a litigation attorney.  Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years of experience, including the below qualifications:

  • Dispute resolution experience required, including mediations, arbitrations, and/or trials
  • Excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills
  • Public entity representation experience
  • Flexibility, initiative, and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • Education law and/or public law experience preferred
  • Admission to the CA State Bar

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


Sacramento

Labor and 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. Strong academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience, including the specific experiences and qualifications below:

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

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.