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AL - University of Alabama Associate Vice President: Title IX Coordinator
Coordinator will be responsible for recommending policy and procedure changes and providing guidance to UA leadership on all emerging Title IX-related legislation, regulations, OCR reviews, and judicial case law. Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community. Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in education, business or human services and one year of work experience in a related area, or a Bachelor's degree in education, business or human services and three years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
AZ - Education Law Associate Attorney
The Education Law team at Udall Shumway PLC (Mesa, Arizona) is currently seeking a talented Associate Attorney with 2 – 5 years relevant experience to join its busy practice. Successful candidate will be highly organized and possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and strong writing skills. Must be licensed to practice in Arizona. Salary depends on qualifications and experience. The deadline for applications is June 11, 2013.
CO - Legal Counsel
The Colorado Association of School Boards seeks to add an attorney to its current salaried attorney staff of three. The right candidate will be committed to working in public education and have at least exposure to education law. Responsibilities include serving as a resource for member boards of education seeking assistance on general legal matters, keeping members apprised of current legal issues affecting Colorado schools, working with other agencies and advocacy. Requirements: Admission to a state bar and willingness to seek admission to the Colorado Bar; experience, exposure and/or demonstrated interest in public education or public sector law; outstanding writing and presentation skills; willingness to work collaboratively; ability to handle multiple matters and adjust workloads to accommodate unexpected projects and deadlines; and genuine desire to work with people to improve public education. Application deadline is May 17, 2013.
IL - Special Ed/Students/Litigation and Labor/Employment Attorneys
Prominent Illinois school law firm in the Chicago metropolitan area is seeking 1 attorney with a minimum of 2 years of experience focusing in special education/students/litigation, and 1 attorney with a minimum of 2 years of experience focusing in labor/employment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to email@example.com.
MD - In House General Counsel
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) seeks candidates with a commitment to academic excellence to apply for an in-house general counsel. The general counsel reports directly to the superintendent of schools and is responsible for ensuring high quality legal counsel and representation for MCPS in a cost-effective manner. Serves as legal advisor to the school system as a whole, oversees the Office of the General Counsel, and is responsible for monitoring and evaluating all internal and external providers of legal services. Provides ongoing review of routine school system legal matters and prepares and renders legal opinions. Keeps the Board, superintendent, and appropriate staff members advised about all pending legal matters being handled for the school system and notifies the superintendent and the Board when a legal matter has a significant policy or administrative implications, with appropriate recommendations.
Requirements: The candidate must be a graduate from an accredited school of law and possess a juris doctorate degree. The candidate must be licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland and federal courts or provide evidence of admission to the Maryland Bar within nine (9) calendar months of the first day of service. The preferred candidate will have twelve (12) years of experience in the practice of law, including recent progressively more experience in educational and public litigation and administrative law. To apply: Please visit http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/careers/ and apply to the In-House General Counsel requisition. Attach a resume and letter of interest addressed to Mrs. Carole C. Goodman, associate superintendent of Human Resources and Development, detailing how your education and experience have prepared you for this position. In addition, three letters of reference are required. Deadline for applications is May 31, 2013. For additional information, please visit our website at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
NM - Associate Attorney
Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green & Treviño, P.C., a law firm with offices in New Mexico and Texas, is seeking an attorney licensed for three to five years in New Mexico for our Albuquerque, New Mexico office. Position involves representing public school districts with areas of practice including litigation, employment, civil rights, constitutional law, business transactions, and governance. Public speaking experience, strong interpersonal skills and a background with educational or governmental entities is a plus including with respect to procurement, open meetings and public records. Please send resume, with writing sample, to P.O. Box 2156, Austin, Texas 78768, or fax to 512-467-9318 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VA - Division Counsel
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the nation’s 11th largest school district, located in suburban area just outside the nation’s capital, is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Division Counsel. The Division Counsel serves as the in-house legal counsel for FCPS and its School Board; and performs related duties as required or assigned. The ideal candidate will possess a Juris Doctorate, from an accredited law school with membership in, or eligibility for, the Virginia Bar, plus a minimum of 15 years of recent progressively more responsible experience in a public or private sector legal practice which deals with public school legal issues. Candidate should also have expertise in one or more of the following areas--the Constitution, student rights, education, employment, civil rights, real estate, local government, procurement, contract, or tort law. Experience with litigation, project, and personnel management preferred. We offer an outstanding salary and benefits package.
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WA - School Law/Municipal Law Attorney
Porter Foster Rorick LLP, an eleven-attorney, Seattle-based law firm representing school districts and other municipal entities, seeks one or more attorneys to join our growing firm. Candidates must possess at least four years relevant experience, strong academic and professional qualifications, excellent legal writing skills and the motivation, flexibility and commitment to develop and maintain expertise in multiple areas of the law. PFR is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Salary depends on qualifications and experience.