Job Details

Legal Services Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 27, 2021

Valid Through

Nov 09, 2021

Posted on

May 25, 2021

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

West Sacramento, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Education >> Education
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Legal Services Attorney
Duties: Advises on Board issues and attends Board meetings. Conducts legal research and provides legal opinions both formal and informal, and in oral and written form. Reviews, drafts and revises letters, correspondence, inquires, and responses. Reviews and provides legal analysis regarding documents relating to specific client matters. May provide or assist with labor negotiations. May conduct investigations and prepare investigation reports containing findings. Prepares and assists in preparing, reviewing, and revising contracts. Assists Boards with superintendent issues, including evaluations, negotiating contracts (new/renewal), and separations. Maintains detailed notes and accurate files. Prepares and presents reports to various boards, commissions, and department contacts. May represent clients in federal and state courts and administrative forums. Attends all necessary legal proceedings. May file legal actions for and/or defend legal actions against the named clients. Analyzes and responds to Public Records Act requests. Prepares and processes all necessary documents for assigned cases in courts and administrative agencies and before arbitrators. May prepare cases for trial and negotiate dispositions. Assists departments and other contacts in preparing documentation. Advises clients regarding layoffs, prepares related documents, and represents clients in reduction in force hearings. Assists with Education Legal Alliance activities. Works closely with members and staff to provide guidance and respond to inquiries. Uses case management system to track billable time in a manner consistent with the mission and vision of the legal services program. Complies with Legal Services Protocols and Procedures. Represents the department at workshops, conferences and meetings with members, other elected officials, regulatory agencies, and education-related entities. May develop, draft and review board policies and administrative regulations. May also support legal department in providing corporate legal duties under the direction of the General Counsel & Chief of Staff, as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree. Licensed to practice law and member of the California State Bar. 3-5 years of legal experience. 2 years of education law experience. 2 year of litigation experience preferred. Active member in good standing with the State Bar of California. Knowledge of: Applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations applicable to education. California State K-12 educational system. Legal research methods, practices, and techniques. Technology applications as used within the Legal Services department. Ethical standards. Principles, practices, and trends in public, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. California and federal laws relating to public, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Sources of information related to a broad range of education policy and programs. Legal principles and procedures, including civil and administrative laws and procedures. Federal, State, and local trial and appeal procedures and methods of case preparation, presentation, and rules of evidence. General office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment record keeping practices. Ability to: Present statement of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written/oral form. Research, interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations. Effectively represent clients before governmental agencies, courts, tribunals, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Analyze and advise clients on administrative/operational issues and make effective legal and/or procedural recommendations. Assist in developing and administering policies and procedures related to the department . Utilize appropriate interpersonal style and methods of communication to gain acceptance, cooperation, or agreement of a plan, activity, and/or program idea. Monitor and analyze current and proposed Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and legislation. which impact education . Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties. Use sound independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines. Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services. Effectively convey information to clients, all levels of management, and/or public audiences. Work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external customers. Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials. Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical information and data in an effective manner. Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff report.. Establish and maintain variety of filing, record-keeping and tracking systems. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications program.. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines; establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of performing duties and responsibilities.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
California School Boards Association (CSBA)
3100 Beacon Blvd.
P. O. Box 1660
West Sacramento, CA 95691