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General Counsel

Lancaster ISD | Lancaster, TX

Posted Date 9/21/2022
Description

Primary Purpose:
Provide in-house legal support services to the superintendent and designated staff. Advise the
superintendent and designated staff in legal performance of their duties.
Qualifications:
Education/Certification:
Law degree from an American Bar Association approved law school
Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, in good standing
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, regulations relating to public education
Demonstrated legal research and writing skills
Thorough knowledge of the legislative process
Ability to read and interpret documents such as law, policy, and procedures
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both
internal and external to the district
Excellent public relations, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Experience:
3-5 years of experience in public or private practice dealing with legal issues of local, state, federal
government, or public school law
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Legal Representation
1. Advise the superintendent and staff on legal matters, including personnel and student issues and
compliance with the Public Information Act.
2. Draft, review, and revise legal documents.
3. Attend board meetings and other administrative meetings to provide legal counsel.
4. Coordinate legal services provided by outside law firms.
5. Serve as the district’s hearing officer for applicable student and employee grievances, complaints, and
appeals as required by policy.

Type
Full time
Department
Central/District Wide
Salary Range
District Compensation Scale-Pay Grade 10
Salary Comment (ex. Negotiable, Dependent Upon Experience, etc.)
Dependent Upon Experience
Region
Region 10
County
Dallas
Application Deadline
9/30/2022
Contact Person
Dr. LaBotta Taylor
Contact Email
careers@lancasterisd.org
Contact Phone #
9722181400
Application Link
https://www.lancasterisd.org/Page/735
Campus/School
Lancaster ISD

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