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.

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.

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 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, EAST BAY, LONG BEACH OR SAN DIEGO (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.


(Two positions open)

SACRAMENTO (HYBRID) AND LONG BEACH (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 training 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)

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.


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.

COVID-19 Information: For the latest news on the impact of COVID-19 and how it may affect California schools, visit our COVID-19 resources page.

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