The responsibility of the Associate General Counsel, serving at the direction of the General Counsel, is to assist in providing legal advice, counsel and representation to the Board and The District. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, researching and opining on legal matters, providing legal advice, drafting legal opinions and other documents, and performing related professional and administrative duties, as required. The position works independently, reporting major activities to the General Counsel through periodic meetings.
Graduation from an accredited U.S. law school with a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee (or eligible for comity under Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7 or related provisions), plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant legal experience as a licensed attorney (Must be in good standing). Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: Labor & Employment (including Tennessee’s Tenured Teacher Laws), Litigation, Business/Commercial, and School Services.
Degree Equivalency Formula:
Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.
Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included.
Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment.
Unavoidable Hazards: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.
Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.
Shelby County Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the District to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.