Careers

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 member 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 and coordination 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, lllustrator, HTML, web editing (Word Press) 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

Legal Secretary

Education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a top-notch legal secretary candidate with a minimum of 5 years of litigation (Federal, Superior and Administrative) 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, including but not limited to coordinating travel arrangements and expense reports

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/special education law 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 Francisco, Sacramento and San Luis Obispo

Office Manager

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks Office Manager with 5+ years of office management and/or related administrative experience.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Directly supervise and mentor manage the San Francisco office receptionist and file clerk, as well as secretarial staff in the San Francisco, Sacramento and San Luis Obispo offices
  • Provide office support to all San Francisco, Sacramento and San Luis Obispo employees, including making recommendations for attorney/secretary assignments; coordinating staffing coverage; conducting staff meetings; working with Firm leadership to resolve office conflicts
  • Maintain assigned offices, including overseeing the ordering and stocking of offices supplies, as well as the ordering and repair of office equipment
  • Review and approve office-specific invoices and submit to the Accounting department for payment
  • Participate in the hiring and training of employees in assigned offices
  • Prepare and deliver annual reviews and provide input on any salary increase or bonus recommendations for non-exempt support staff in the San Francisco, Sacramento and San Luis Obispo offices
  • Coordinate office activities, including annual holiday parties and other firm-sponsored activities
  • May be assigned to lead and coordinate special projects, such as coordinating office space and moves
  • May provide support for employee administrative matters, including such tasks as submitting parking contracts to building management; employee on-boarding activities; providing support for annual open enrollment activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications include:

  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, proactive, and have excellent follow-up skills
  • Professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality a must
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to apply good judgment and discretion
  • Ability to work under pressure while managing a variety of tasks and multiple deadlines/priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to execute duties and work at a high-level of accuracy and professionalism
  • Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to changing work priorities and office/Firm needs
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal guidance, as well as part of a team
  • Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Law firm experience required
  • Ability to travel to the Sacramento office on a regular schedule, as well as to other offices on an as-needed basis
  • Ability to travel to the San Luis Obispo office on a quarterly basis
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading & directly supervising a team
  • 3+ years in an office manager role preferred

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


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.