Careers

Long Beach

Education Law Attorney

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an associate for its Long Beach office.  Qualified candidates will have three to five 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
  • Education law experience
  • 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
  • Public entity representation 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.


Long Beach

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 Long Beach office. Strong academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of two years of experience, including the following qualifications:

  • Labor, employment and personnel
  • 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)
  • Admission to the California 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

Education Law 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.


San Diego or Long Beach

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 Law Practice Group in its San Diego or Long Beach office.

Qualified candidates will have two to four years of experience handling transactional matters for educational or public entities, including the following qualifications:

  • Property law experience, including drafting and negotiating leases, use agreements, purchase and sale agreements
  • Public procurement/contract negotiation experience, including construction-related contracts, energy contracts, business and services agreements
  • 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
  • Flexibility, initiative, and desire to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public education entities
  • Admission to the CA State Bar
  • Litigation experience and prior school district representation a plus

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

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 San Francisco 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 following qualifications:

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

Legal Secretary

Education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a top-notch legal secretary candidate with 3+ years of litigation 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 law experience a plus

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


Regional Office Administrator

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a Regional Office Manager 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’ San Francisco, East Bay, Sacramento and San Luis Obispo 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 for assigned offices, including coordinating with building management and vendors, as needed
  • Participate in the hiring and training of employees in assigned offices
  • 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 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 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 foster and maintain trust and credibility across all positions
  • 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, with regularity, to offices within assigned region
  • 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 resume, writing sample and salary requirements to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.


Events Coordinator

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an Events Coordinator candidate. Candidates 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.

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

  • Coordinate logistics for marketing and business development events, including identifying venues, assisting with invitations, monitoring RSVPs, creating name tags, assembling handouts, managing promotional items, and working registration tables.
  • Assist with drafting and preparing e-communication marketing campaigns and analytics reporting.
  • Assist with the preparation and coordination of pitches and RFP responses.
  • Assist with updating the firm’s social media channels, website and intranet.
  • Draft and update marketing collateral materials (i.e., attorney biographies, practice group descriptions).
  • Maintain and update contact management database and generate reports.
  • Support attorney presentations (i.e., collateral materials, update presentation slides) and assist with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) compliance.
  • 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 Specific Requirements include:

  • Qualified candidates will have at least two years of marketing experience. Law firm experience is highly desired.
  • Strong technical skills, including solid proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments while remaining flexible to new situations as they arise.
  • 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, writing sample and salary requirements to: Dannis Woliver Kelley, 115 Pine Avenue, Suite 500, Long Beach, CA 90802 or StaffRecruiting@nullDWKesq.com.