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.

FRESNO

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 five 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.

 


EAST BAY OR SACRAMENTO

Labor and Employment Attorney

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

Qualified candidates will have four 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

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.

 


EAST BAY, SACRAMENTO OR SAN FRANCISCO

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 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.

 


LONG BEACH

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 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, as well as 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
  • 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

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

Payroll/Benefits Specialist

Mid-sized education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks a Payroll/Benefits Specialist. We seek a candidate with at least five years of payroll experience and at least two years of experience administering benefit plans.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Manage payroll and benefits administration
  • Handle duties related to managing insurance plan elections, 401(k) and flexible spending accounts
  • Ensure timely processing of all new hires, promotions, transfers and terminations in the Firm’s payroll and HRIS.
  • Prepare payroll journal entries and upload to Firm’s accounting system.
  • Administer leaves of absences and assist with preparing and sending paperwork.
  • Configure, generate, and deliver standard and ad-hoc reports from the HRIS.
  • Act as subject-matter expert for the HRIS, including configuring and maintaining system modules and act as the main point of contact for employee questions.

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to act in a professional manner at all times and maintain confidential information
  • 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
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed
  • Associate’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field preferred
  • High school diploma or GED and two years of related experience in lieu of degree
  • 5 years of payroll experience required, including experience with payroll and HRIS’ such as Paycom, Paychex or ADP
  • Knowledge of federal and state wage and hour laws
  • Strong computer proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of products, including Outlook, Word, and Excel; experience working with and manipulating PDFs
  • 2 years of benefits administration experience required; knowledge of leave of absence administration preferred
  • Law firm experience preferred

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.

 

 

 

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