Careers

Successful education cannot occur without a focused mission, true collaboration, enduring core values and a genuine ethos of teamwork, based on a belief in the maxim that “the sum is greater than the whole of its parts.”

Our clients know we share these values because we manifest them in everything we do. This enables us to achieve a unity of purpose with our clients to accomplish the vital mission of providing quality public education to all students.

East Bay (Hybrid)

Litigation Paralegal

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a litigation paralegal to support multiple attorneys.  We seek a candidate with at least five years of litigation experience.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Prepare motions, pleadings, subpoenas, and discovery-related materials
  • Manage, upload, and retrieve information from administrative and trial courts
  • Conduct cite checking and review motions and pleadings for accuracy
  • Manage and organize large volumes of documents including hard copy and electronic files
  • Utilize various software systems for document tracking and review
  • Perform legal research and fact gathering, applying knowledge of Westlaw and other resources
  • Consolidate analysis into easy-to-understand documents and presentations
  • Prepare and process court and administrative filings
  • Stay current with court dockets and calendared litigation, and other administrative agency hearing dates
  • Provide recommendations to attorneys and staff on complex procedural issues

Qualifications include:

  • Detail-oriented, proactive, and organized with strong knowledge of litigation procedures
  • 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
  • Experience using eDiscovery software for document review and production
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Prior experience as a paralegal in education law setting strongly preferred
  • Flexibility with work schedule to meet position needs
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed
  • Paralegal Certificate or equivalent is required

An offer of employment will be contingent upon being fully vaccinated and providing proof of your COVID-19 vaccine upon commencing employment. If you believe you are entitled to an exemption based on a qualifying disability or medical condition that contraindicates the vaccination or if you object to being vaccinated on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief or practice you may request an accommodation to this requirement by contacting Jill Nefkens at jnefkens@nulldwkesq.com. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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

The anticipated hourly rate range the Firm reasonably expects to pay candidates for the position of Litigation Paralegal is $37.30 – $46.64.  The final hourly rate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and years of experience in the job, type and years of experience in the industry, education, and other factors.

Please send resume to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 444 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 1070, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nulldwkesq.com


San Francisco (Hybrid)

Legal Secretary

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a legal secretary candidate with 3+ years of secretarial experience at a law firm.

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, as well as maintaining and reviewing corresponding Compulaw calendaring
  • Proofreads documents for content and clarity and creates redlines
  • Prepare and process new client and matter forms. Coordinate with accounting to prepare fee agreements, engagement letters, and vendor invoices
  • Provide heavy, executive-level administrative support in regards to maintaining accurate calendars for assigned attorneys, as well as client and administrative files
  • Prepare expense reports and make travel arrangements
  • Create presentations using tools such as PowerPoint, as well as create and work with PDFs

Qualifications include:

  • Detail-oriented, proactive, organized and possess excellent follow through skills
  • Able to work under pressure while managing multiple deadlines/priorities
  • Accuracy, speed and professionalism
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Must be able to coordinate complex scheduling for multiple individuals
  • 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 preferred); experience working with a document management system; and E-filing experience
  • High school diploma or GED and 3+ years of legal secretarial experience required
  • Experience in education law preferred
  • Litigation experience a plus

An offer of employment will be contingent upon being fully vaccinated and providing proof of your COVID-19 vaccine upon commencing employment. If you believe you are entitled to an exemption based on a qualifying disability or medical condition that contraindicates the vaccination or if you object to being vaccinated on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief or practice you may request an accommodation to this requirement by contacting Jill Nefkens at jnefkens@nulldwkesq.com. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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

The anticipated hourly rate range the Firm reasonably expects to pay candidates for the position of Legal Secretary is $33.00 – $44.62.  The final hourly rate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and years of experience in the job, type and years of experience in the industry, education, and other factors.

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.


Sacramento (Hybrid)

Legal Secretary

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a legal secretary candidate with 3+ years of secretarial experience at a law firm.

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, as well as maintaining and reviewing corresponding Compulaw calendaring
  • Proofreads documents for content and clarity and creates redlines
  • Prepare and process new client and matter forms. Coordinate with accounting to prepare fee agreements, engagement letters, and vendor invoices
  • Provide heavy, executive-level administrative support in regards to maintaining accurate calendars for assigned attorneys, as well as client and administrative files
  • Prepare expense reports and make travel arrangements
  • Create presentations using tools such as PowerPoint, as well as create and work with PDFs

Qualifications include:

  • Detail-oriented, proactive, organized and possess excellent follow through skills
  • Able to work under pressure while managing multiple deadlines/priorities
  • Accuracy, speed and professionalism
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Must be able to coordinate complex scheduling for multiple individuals
  • 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 preferred); experience working with a document management system; and E-filing experience
  • High school diploma or GED and 3+ years of legal secretarial experience required
  • Experience in education law preferred
  • Litigation experience a plus

An offer of employment will be contingent upon being fully vaccinated and providing proof of your COVID-19 vaccine upon commencing employment. If you believe you are entitled to an exemption based on a qualifying disability or medical condition that contraindicates the vaccination or if you object to being vaccinated on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief or practice you may request an accommodation to this requirement by contacting Jill Nefkens at jnefkens@nulldwkesq.com. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with applicable law.

The anticipated hourly rate range the Firm reasonably expects to pay candidates for the position of Legal Secretary is $33.00 – $44.62.  The final hourly rate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and years of experience in the job, type and years of experience in the industry, education, and other factors.

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.


East Bay (Hybrid)

Regional Office Administrator

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a Regional Office Administrator with a minimum of three years of office management and/or related administrative experience.  This position will be a member of the firm’s Operations Team and is responsible for assisting with a broad range of management and office administrative tasks for the firms’ East Bay, Sacramento and San Francisco offices.  Responsibilities include resource allocation, training and development, workflow management, performance evaluation and management, coaching, counseling and administration of the firms’ policies and procedures for secretaries, paralegals and non-department support staff.

Essential duties include:

  • Directly supervise and manage staff in assigned offices
  • Provide office support, 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
  • Manage facilities, including office facilities and safety, coordinating with building management and vendors, as needed
  • Manage day-to-day safety programs for assigned offices, including COVID-19 safety measures
  • Participate in the hiring and training of employees in assigned offices, as well as disciplinary and/or termination decisions
  • Facilitates the development of staff by providing opportunities and support; provides timely feedback on work product; regularly coaches, evaluates, and recognizes staff performance and accomplishments
  • Prepare and deliver annual reviews and provide input on any salary increase and/or bonus recommendations
  • Leads by example; establishes clear expectations; sets direction and priorities; ensures that work levels are balanced among all staff; resolves internal staff issues in a timely manner; keeps staff informed of all appropriate information; and, builds effective teams
  • Coordinate local office activities, including annual holiday parties and other firm-sponsored activities
  • May be assigned to lead, coordinate, and/or supervise 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
  • Ability to travel, with regularity, to offices within assigned region
  • 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 foster and maintain trust and credibility
  • 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
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading & directly supervising a team
  • 3+ years in an office manager role preferred

An offer of employment will be contingent upon being fully vaccinated and providing proof of your COVID-19 vaccine upon commencing employment. If you believe you are entitled to an exemption based on a qualifying disability or medical condition that contraindicates the vaccination or if you object to being vaccinated on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief or practice you may request an accommodation to this requirement by contacting Jill Nefkens at jnefkens@nulldwkesq.com. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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

The anticipated annual salary wage range the Firm reasonably expects to pay candidates for the position of Regional Office Administrator is $148,000 to $222,000.  The final annual salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and years of experience in the job, type and years of experience in the industry, education, and other factors.

Please send resume to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 444 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 1070, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nulldwkesq.com


Long Beach (HYBRID)

Education Law Attorney

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an associate to join its Students and Special Education Practice Group. Qualified candidates will have three years of experience, including the below qualifications:

  • Litigation and/or administrative process experience, including handling discovery and preparing pleadings; experience in mediations, arbitrations, and/or trials a plus
  • Excellent analytical, writing, research, and communication skills
  • Education law experience and/or public entity experience preferred
  • Flexibility, initiative, and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • Admission to the California State Bar

An offer of employment will be contingent upon being fully vaccinated and providing proof of your COVID-19 vaccine upon commencing employment. If you believe you are entitled to an exemption based on a qualifying disability or medical condition that contraindicates the vaccination or if you object to being vaccinated on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief or practice you may request an accommodation to this requirement by contacting Jill Nefkens at jnefkens@nulldwkesq.com. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with applicable law.

The anticipated annual salary wage range the Firm reasonably expects to pay candidates for the position of Associate is $115,000 to $160,000.  The final annual salary wage offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and years of experience in the job, type and years of experience in the industry, education, and other factors.

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.

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