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Education Law Attorney (Hybrid)

Mid-sized women-owned education law firm with statewide practice representing school and community college districts seeks two associates to join its Students and Special Education Practice Group – one position is located in the Long Beach office and the other position may be located in the East Bay or San Francisco office.

Candidates will be considered for the following DWK offices: Long Beach, East Bay, San Francisco

Qualified candidates will have three or more 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, including administrative hearings litigation
  • 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@dwkesq.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.

The anticipated annual salary wage range the Firm reasonably expects to pay candidates for this position is $130,000 to $175,000. The final annual salary wage offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and years of experience in the job, type and years of experience in the industry, education, and other factors.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Dannis Woliver Kelley at 444 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1750, Long Beach, CA 90802 or AttorneyRecruiting@dwkesq.com