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Attorney The candidate will presents opportunities to litigate emerging issues in the areas of public education and labor law. Will be expected vigorously to enforce and expand the constitutional and statutory rights of public school employees, protect concerted activity and bargaining rights through unfair practice charges, and provide support to firm's organizers and field staff who prosecute grievances to arbitration, launch strikes and other workplace actions, secure collective bargaining agreements, and represent members in a wide variety of matters. Be called upon to respond quickly and reliably to a wide range of inquiries on topics that include internal union governance, charter school organizing, the duty of fair representation, special education, school funding, federal educational reform, fair share fees, and associational rights. The ability to research thoroughly and write persuasively on these and other topics is required. Effective oral advocacy on behalf of firm's and its local chapters and members is similarly essential, not just before administrative agencies and boards, but also federal and state courts at the trial and appellate level. In addition, this attorney will contribute to the drafting of legislation and the evaluation of legislative proposals on some of the most significant issues facing educators in California today. Respond to and represent firm's members and local chapters throughout the State of California. Joining a collegial working environment where the open and frequent exchange of ideas is encouraged and expected. Also requires a significant degree of autonomy. Both a cooperative style and the willingness to take individual responsibility are needed. Investigate, research and analyze facts and law to advise firm's staff, chapters and members on questions of education, employment, labor and other laws. Pursue litigation before courts and administrative agencies on behalf of firm's, its chapters and its members. Identify legal issues and analyze whether, and how, they should be pursued to further the objectives of firm's, its chapters and firm's members. Work with firm's staff to represent chapters and members in contractual disputes before an arbitrator. Train and develop training materials for firm's officers, staff, chapters and members on issues of education, employment, labor and other laws. Analyze legislative proposals and draft legislation to further firm's objectives. Manage a substantial and varied caseload. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctorate degree. Must have Membership in State Bar of California or the bar of another state. Holder of out of state bar membership must pass California State Bar within a reasonable period after hire. Prior labor and/or employment and/or education law practice strongly preferred. Prior representation of labor unions and members strongly preferred.
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