Careers

LONG BEACH

Labor and Employment Attorney

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an attorney to join its Labor, Employment and Personnel Practice Group. Strong academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required.

Qualified candidates will have at least one to three years of experience, including the specific experiences and qualifications below:

  • Labor, employment and personnel experience
  • 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

Due to COVID-19, 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.

 


SAN FRANCISCO OR EAST BAY

Public Works/Construction Litigation Attorney

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an attorney for its Business and Property, and Construction Law Practice Groups. Strong academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required.

Qualified candidates will have more than five to seven years of construction law experience in both transactional and litigation matters, including the following qualifications:

  • Public procurement/contract negotiation experience, including construction-related contracts
  • Dispute resolution experience, including mediations, arbitrations, and 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 California State Bar
  • Public agency experience is desired; prior school or community college district representation is preferred

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 AttorneyRecruiting@nulldwkesq.com.

 


Labor and Employment Attorney

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an attorney to join its Labor, Employment and Personnel Practice Group in its Sacramento, San Francisco or East Bay 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 specific experiences and qualifications below:

  • Labor, employment and personnel experience
  • Experience with labor negotiations, including effectively negotiating collective bargaining agreements; developing bargaining plans and strategies; and drafting MOUs
  • Experience with the Educational Employment Relations Act or similar labor relations statute
  • Management-side labor relations experience
  • Flexibility, initiative, and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters arising in representing public entities
  • 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.

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 AttorneyRecruiting@nulldwkesq.com.

 


Business and Property Attorney

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an attorney to join its Business and Property, and Construction Law Practice Groups. Strong academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills are required.

Qualified candidates will have at least three to five years of transactional 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 and contract negotiation experience, and knowledge of the legal framework applicable to public agency contracting
  • 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 California State Bar
  • Public agency experience is desired; prior school or community college district representation is preferred

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 AttorneyRecruiting@nulldwkesq.com.

 


Litigation Paralegal

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a litigation paralegal to support multiple attorneys. The position is ideally located in our East Bay office but other DWK office locations will be considered. We seek a candidate with at least three 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
  • Strong e-discovery experience with a variety of tools including calendaring tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Prior experience as a paralegal in education and/or construction law setting strongly preferred
  • Flexibility with work schedule to meet position needs
  • 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.

 


LONG BEACH

Executive Assistant

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an executive assistant candidate with five or more years of progressive administrative experience.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide high-level confidential administrative support to members of the Firm’s leadership team, and others as needed
  • Prepare documents including, but not limited to correspondence; meeting agendas; supporting documents such as slide decks, charts and spreadsheets; and meeting notes
  • Maintain calendars and provide administrative support including, helping plan Firm meetings and other events, coordinate travel arrangements, complete and submit expense reports
  • Compose and draft routine HR-related documents
  • Document team processes and update as needed
  • Maintain hard copy and electronic files

Qualifications include:

  • Detail-oriented, proactive and possess excellent follow-through, judgment and organizational skills
  • Able to work under pressure while managing multiple deadlines/priorities
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated understanding of correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Must be able to coordinate complex scheduling for multiple individuals
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience working with a document management system and manipulating PDFs
  • High school diploma or equivalent and five years of progressive administrative experience required
  • General Human Resources knowledge, including benefit and leave administration, preferred
  • Law firm experience preferred
  • Occasional travel required

Due to COVID-19, 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 StaffRecruiting@nulldwkesq.com.

 


SAN DIEGO

Legal Secretary

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a legal secretary candidate with three or more years of litigation support 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, 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. Coordinates 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, maintain client and administrative files
  • Prepare expense reports and make travel arrangements
  • Create presentations using tools such as PowerPoint, as well as creates and works 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 litigation secretarial experience required
  • Experience in education law a plus

Due to COVID-19, 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 StaffRecruiting@nulldwkesq.com.

 


EAST BAY

Office Coordinator

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an office coordinator candidate to support our East Bay office. We seek a candidate with at least two years of office experience, performing similar duties.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Greet clients, visitors, and vendors, demonstrating exceptional client service
  • Perform reception duties, including answering multiple incoming calls in a timely manner, screening and routing calls and faxes
  • Open the reception area daily and maintain its safety and cleanliness
  • Manage visitor office and conference room reservations
  • Conference room maintenance and assist with meeting set-up which may include technology assistance
  • Order food for meetings and the office; clean up after meetings and ensure neatness in the kitchen
  • Maintain the orderliness of the copy areas and kitchen
  • Assist with the planning and execution of office events
  • Order and maintain supplies and office equipment for East Bay office and other Northern California offices, as needed
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail, freight, and courier services for East Bay office and other Northern California offices, as needed
  • Conduct assigned errands outside of the office including, but not limited to, daily mail pick-up
  • Assist with facilities’ requests in a timely manner, including coordinating minor repairs and maintenance and inner office moves
  • Create and maintain building access fobs and hard keys
  • Interface with janitorial service and assist with returning empty trash cans, as needed
  • Assist with implementing office and firm safety protocols
  • Other duties may include but are not limited to assisting with the creation and maintenance of firm records and helping with overflow administrative duties

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to act in a professional manner at all times
  • Ability to work efficiently to create an accurate and timely work product
  • Ability to listen, comprehend, and take appropriate action
  • Identify problems and effective solutions
  • Ability to accept new challenges while being adaptable to change
  • Demonstrate good judgment and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and use of a document management system is a plus
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Ability to perform minor office maintenance and lift up to 35 pounds
  • Ability to perform errands outside of the office
  • High school degree or equivalent

Due to COVID-19, 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 StaffRecruiting@nulldwkesq.com.