General Counsel (In-House)

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Description

Position: Open until Interview Process begins, as early as November 30, 2021.

Compensation: As Negotiated

Position Overview
The School Board of Broward County, Florida (SBBC) (Fort Lauderdale) is seeking a legal professional to serve as its next General Counsel. The General Counsel will provide full time, exclusive General Counsel services, including without limitation, attendance at all School Board meetings, advice to the School Board and District Administration, management of “in-house” attorneys and outside counsel, legal representation in litigation and administrative matters, and ensure appropriate legal training for the School Board and District staff. 

Application Process for Individual Applicant or Law Firm: 

Individual Applicant or Law Firm should apply by submitting a Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae to the Office of the Chief Human Resources & Equity Officer – Broward County Public Schools.  Please Note: Law Firm will provide full-time general counsel to the School Board.
 
Application documents should be submitted electronically to the following email address:  Diane.plesher@browardschools.com
 
 
A copy of the current job description for the General Counsel position is attached.   

District Overview 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida.  BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962.  BCPS has over 261,000 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 92 charter schools.  BCPS serves a diverse student population including students from 177 different countries speaking 151 different languages.
 
For more detailed information on BCPS, please visit www.browardschools.com.
 
Candidate Profile
Education:        An earned Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school.
 
Experience:       A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively more responsible work experience in the field related to the title of the position. Experience with education and/or school law. Experience supervising a team of attorneys addressing legal issues across multiple subject areas. Admission to and member in good standing of the State Bar of Florida is required.
                                                                                                    

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Broward County Schools

600 SE 3rd Ave. , Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
 

At the following locations

GENERAL COUNSEL

600 SE 3RD AVENUE , FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301