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 or SACRAMENTO (HYBRID)

Labor and Employment Attorney

Mid-sized and growing 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 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

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.

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 (HYBRID)

Public Works/Construction Litigation 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 Law Practice Group.  Qualified candidates will have 3 years of construction law experience in  transactional or litigation matters, including the following qualifications:

  • Public procurement/contract negotiation experience for 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 CA State Bar
  • Public agency experience is desired; prior school or community college district representation is 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.

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.


SACRAMENTO (HYBRID)

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 a minimum of three years of experience, including the specific experiences and qualifications below:

  • 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)
  • Client trainings and public speaking
  • 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.

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, EAST BAY, FRESNO OR 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 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
  • Excellent analytical, writing, research, and communication skills
  • Education law experience
  • 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 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.

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.


EAST BAY (HYBRID)

Legal Secretary

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a legal secretary candidate with three or more years of legal secretarial 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
  • Proofread documents for content and clarity, and create 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, maintain client and administrative files
  • Prepare expense reports and make travel arrangements
  • Proofread and update presentation materials using tools such as PowerPoint, as well as create and work with PDF documents

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
  • At least one year of litigation experience preferred
  • Experience in education law 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.

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 (HYBRID)

Executive Assistant

Mid-sized and growing education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks an executive assistant candidate with 5+ 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

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.

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


SAN FRANCISCO/EAST BAY or LONG BEACH or SACRAMENTO or SAN DIEGO (HYBRID)

Director of Client Services

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a marketing professional with a minimum of 5 years prior strategic marketing and business development experience.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and regularly update the Firm’s strategic marketing plan
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of department processes/tasks
  • Ability to analyze the industry landscape and available data to develop responsive strategies and demonstrated ability to measure ROI of same
  • Oversee the development and execution of a social media strategy
  • Provide strategic support to practice groups in defining and implementing marketing goals and objectives, business development, communications and public relations needs
  • Responsible for assessing, re-designing and implementing the firm’s RFP protocol process
  • Manage the Firm’s philanthropic efforts

Qualifications include:

  • Proven ability to lead teams and manage work of others, as well as develop and lead an effective marketing program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms; CRM databases
  • Prior experience managing a department budget
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and conduct effective presentations, public speaking experience required
  • Bachelor degree required, with a concentration in Marketing, Business or Communications preferred
  • Law firm or professional services experience preferred
  • Experience in public education preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

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.

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 (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
  • At least three years of litigation experience preferred
  • Experience in education law 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.

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.

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