CSO Attorney position available per CTA/CSO Contract Article 9.5. The application deadline is TBD.
Application Requirements: Please submit a cover letter, current resume, and two references. Each applicant must also submit two legal writing samples.
The California Teachers Association, one of the largest and most dynamic professional labor associations in California, seeks an experienced attorney to join its Legal Department. This position presents exciting opportunities to litigate emerging issues in the areas of education and labor law. This attorney will be expected vigorously to enforce and expand the constitutional and statutory rights of public school employees, protect employees’ concerted activity and bargaining rights through unfair practice charges, and provide support to CTA organizers and field staff who prosecute grievances to arbitration, launch strikes and other workplace actions, secure collective bargaining agreements, advocate for students, and represent members in a wide variety of matters. This attorney will be called upon to respond quickly and reliably to a wide range of inquiries on topics that include constitutional rights, internal union governance, charter school organizing, collective bargaining, special education, school funding, and associational rights. The ability to research thoroughly and write persuasively on these and other topics is required. Effective oral advocacy on behalf of CTA 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.
This attorney will represent CTA's members and local chapters throughout the State of California. This attorney will be joining a highly collegial working environment where the open and frequent exchange of ideas is encouraged and expected. The position also requires a significant degree of autonomy. Both a cooperative style and the willingness to take individual responsibility are needed.
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Qualifications - Minimum Required
* This position is in a bargaining unit represented by CSO. Salaries are established by a collective bargaining agreement. Step placement is also determined by the CTA/CSO Agreement.