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Monday, September 29, 2014

20 Best Jobs

 Glassdoor, the a jobs and career community, has identified 20 of the highest rated jobs for work-life balance. This list was compiled based entirely on employee feedback shared on Glassdoor over the past year.  The full lis is available here

Number 1 is Date Scientist. Interestingly, Law Clerk ranked number 11. Attorneys did not make the top 20. No surprise here.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

September 29, 2014 in Current Affairs, Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (1)

Friday, September 26, 2014

What Do Education Lawyers Do?

The National School Board's Association has a web page dedicated to careers in Education Law which readers may find of interest, here.  They describe what school board lawyers do in part, as follows:

Advisers Guiding School Boards on Legal Matters

School lawyers are employed by school boards to represent their school districts in legal matters. These lawyers need to wear many hats. Their job duties include offering advice on legal and policy matters, researching legal issues, and representing the school district in litigation matters.

Why do school districts need lawyers?

School boards and district staff must deal with legal issues daily. A school board attorney helps district officials to follow the web of state and federal regulations affecting schools, and to avoid costly litigation. When litigation is necessary, a school attorney advocates for the school board before courts and administrative bodies. - See more at: https://www.nsba.org/services/council-school-attorneys-cosa/what-school-lawyers-do#sthash.lcA6RFaf.dpuf

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

September 26, 2014 in Education Law, Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Special Education Hearing Officer Job-Boston MA

https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J40302&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=20

March 20, 2014 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

School Law Jobs

http://www.nsba.org/SchoolLaw/Jobs.aspx?utm_source=NSBA+e-Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=f0060b79c1-Legal+Clips+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_498fb22860-f0060b79c1-309615025

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

February 9, 2014 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

California Admits Undocumented Alien To The Bar

An interesting NYLJ article about California admitting an undocumented alien to the bar can be found here.  Law review commentary on this important topic would be most welcome.

Mitch Rubinstein

February 4, 2014 in Law Review Ideas, Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Seto on JD Job Prospects, etc.

Theodore P. Seto (Loyola-L.A.) has a blog post at TaxProf Blog on job prospects for near-term J.D. graduates and Dan Filler at The Faculty Lounge added comments of his own.

Craig Estlinbaum

June 5, 2013 in Blogs, Faculty, Law Schools, Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Best and Worst Places to Look For A Law Job

Jordan Weissmann at The Atlantic has posted an article that purports to reveal the best and place regions and states to look for a law job, measured by law graduates per job opening.  According to the study, the best region to look for a law job is the Rocky Mountain states; the worst is New England, followed closely by the Great Lakes region.  The worst state to look for a job is Mississippi, with over 10 graduates per opening.  The best? -- Alaska, the only state with no law school.

Craig Estlinbaum

June 5, 2013 in Current Affairs, Law Schools, Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, January 11, 2013

School Law Jobs

School Law Job Listings

Via National School Boards Association

Associate Attorney in Midwest Lawfirm
Midwest law firm seeks associate attorney with less than three (3) years of experience. Interest and experience in representing governmental entities in all matters (including litigation) is highly desired. Candidates must provide credentials to demonstrate superior academic achievement, writing/communication skills and be proficient with legal research. Candidates must also have strong interpersonal skills. Please submit resume, writing samples, transcripts, and references to AttyRecruiting@gmail.com.

CA - Special Education Attorney(s)
The firm is seeking to hire 1-2 special education attorneys, one at the first year level and one more senior and experienced.

CT - Associate
Mid-sized New Haven County law firm seeks associate for busy educational law practice representing Connecticut school districts. Education law course work and/or experience preferred. Strong academic background and work ethic and excellent research, writing and organizational skills required. Salary DOE. Please respond in confidence to: Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., 75 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460, Attention: Firm Administrator Or email: curbanowicz@bmdlaw.com

MD - Associate General Counsel
Baltimore County Public Schools: Under general supervision, provides advice and counsel to schools and offices regarding student services, disciplinary matters, student due process rights, the search and seizure of students, school records, discrimination, and related matters. Provides a variety of professional legal services as directed by the General Counsel. Performs other duties as assigned. Application Deadline: December 20, 2012. 

MD - Deputy Director
Street Law, Inc. creates classroom and community programs that teach people about law, democracy, and human rights worldwide. The deputy director will take a leadership role in a wide range of Street Law’s programs, both domestic and international.

ME - Employment Lawyer
Drummond Woodsum is currently seeking talented, energetic Employment Lawyer to join our highly skilled and growing team of lawyers counseling and advocating for both private and public sector employers on all aspects of employment law, including employee discipline and termination, discrimination and harassment issues, and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

ME - Public Finance Lawyer
Drummond Woodsum is currently seeking talented, energetic Public Finance Lawyer to join our busy public finance practice, serving public schools, municipalities, special purpose districts and other quasi-municipal corporations. Areas of focus will include issuer’s counsel and bond counsel on tax exempt transactions, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, working capital financings, and lease purchase agreements; related organizational, authorization and tax issues; and other business, budgetary, and financial matters for public entities.

ME - Special Education Lawyer
Drummond Woodsum is currently seeking talented, energetic Special Education Lawyer to join the largest and most dynamic school law practice group in New England. The successful candidate will have a particular interest in representing schools in special education and disability law matters as well as other aspects of public school representation.

NV - Associate General Counsel
The Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada is seeking to hire an Associate General Counsel. Experience in Special Education law is desired.

TX - Assistant General Counsel
2 positions to handle HR, personnel file reviews and ability to first chair termination hearings. 1 position to handle EEO and open records. Texas licensure and criminal background check required.


January 11, 2013 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NLRB Regional Attorney Opening

On Oct. 22, 2012, the NLRB annoucned that there is an opening for a Regional Attorney in Region 22 which is located in Newark, NJ. I have no idea whether the job is still available, but I thought I would post it. Additional information can be found here.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

December 5, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 12, 2012

School Law Jobs

Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Associate Attorney Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. Denver, Colorado
Public Finance Lawyer Drummond Woodsum Portland, Maine
School and Special Education Lawyer Drummond Woodsum Portland, Maine
Employment Lawyer Drummond Woodsum Portland, Maine
School Board Attorney Portsmouth Public Schools Portsmouth, Virginia

October 12, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 5, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Associate Attorney Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. Denver, Colorado
Public Finance Lawyer Drummond Woodsum Portland, Maine
School and Special Education Lawyer Drummond Woodsum Portland, Maine
Employment Lawyer Drummond Woodsum Portland, Maine
School Board Attorney Portsmouth Public Schools Portsmouth, Virginia

October 5, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 28, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Associate Attorney Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. Denver, Colorado
Public Finance Lawyer Drummond Woodsum Portland, Maine
School and Special Education Lawyer Drummond Woodsum Portland, Maine
Employment Lawyer Drummond Woodsum Portland, Maine
School Board Attorney Portsmouth Public Schools Portsmouth, Virginia

September 28, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Education Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Associate Attorney Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. Denver, Colorado
Associate Counsel Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Deputy Counsel Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
IDEA Complaint Investigators Oregon Department of Education Salem, Oregon
School Board Attorney Portsmouth Public Schools Portsmouth, Virginia

September 14, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Dueling Law Schools: La Verne vs. UC-Irvine

The Am Law Daily posted "A Tale of Two (California) Law Schools" by Matt Leichter yesterday.  Leichter compares the two law schools most recently receiving ABA provisional accreditation, University of La Verne and University of California at Irvine, and concludes:

There are two lessons the University of La Verne and UC-Irvine provide us. The first is that there is no "responsible" way to create a law school that doesn't involve creating unemployed graduates. Either the law school will take in students it knows will either not find law jobs or won't even pass a bar exam (La Verne), or it will force another law school somewhere else to do the same (UC-Irvine).

The second and more significant lesson, which is more closely associated with UC-Irvine than La Verne: We are slowly approaching the endgame for public law schools. Once state governments no longer consider training lawyers a public good, by cutting subsidies, public law schools mutate into vestigial state structures whose agendas are orthogonal to any public purpose, unless using their students' tuition for other university programs counts. They should either be privatized or closed.

I am not entirely convinced by Leichter's arguments but I find them to be interesting and worth further thought.  I also learned a new word -- "orthogonal."

Craig Estlinbaum

September 9, 2012 in Law Schools, Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (2)

Friday, August 31, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Associate Attorney Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. Denver, Colorado
Associate Counsel Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Deputy Counsel Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
IDEA Complaint Investigators Oregon Department of Education Salem, Oregon

August 31, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (1)

Friday, August 24, 2012

School Law Jobs

Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Associate Attorney Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. Denver, Colorado
Associate Counsel Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Deputy Counsel Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
IDEA Complaint Investigators Oregon Department of Education Salem, Oregon

August 24, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 17, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Associate Attorney Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. Denver, Colorado
Associate Counsel Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
Deputy Counsel Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore, Maryland
IDEA Complaint Investigators Oregon Department of Education Salem, Oregon

 

August 17, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 10, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Associate General Counsel Sacramento County Office of Education Rancho Cordova, California
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, G

 

August 10, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 3, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Associate General Counsel Sacramento County Office of Education Rancho Cordova, California
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia

 

August 3, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, July 27, 2012

School Law Jobs

School Law Jobs
Job Title Employer Job Location
Associate General Counsel Sacramento County Office of Education Rancho Cordova, California
Special Education Attorneys Harbottle Law Group Orange County, California
Assistant General Counsel Atlanta Public Schools Atlanta, Georgia

 

July 27, 2012 in Lawyer Employment | Permalink | Comments (0)