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School Law Attorney
Bolingbrook, IL
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Trueline’s client, a full-service and culture-focused national law firm, is seeking a Labor Relations Attorney to join their Local Government Practice Group serving the Chicagoland area. This is an opportunity to work with a firm named to US News’ “Best Law Firms” lists for five years running, AM Best’s “Client Recommended” list, and a certified Great Place to Work.

The Labor Relations Attorney will provide legal services to school districts and other government entities on matters related to employment, collective bargaining, contract drafting, and daily operational issues. This position offers flexibility and can be full- or part-time, with consideration given to remote candidates licensed in Illinois.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Represent local government and education entities as legal counsel in labor law related court litigation and third-party proceedings, such as grievance arbitrations, impasse proceedings, and mediations.
  • Provide general counsel services, including attendance at board meetings, to school districts and other local governmental bodies.
  • Handle matters of board governance, labor relations, student disciplinary, residency, and special education issues as well as tenured teacher and employee dismissal hearings and procedures
  • Draft and review various contracts, including procurement of products and services and professional services
  • Lead collective bargaining and administrative litigation efforts
  • Conduct comprehensive legal research and draft memorandums on a variety of legal issues.


  • First chair collective bargaining agreement negotiations experience REQUIRED
  • Understanding of Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board and NLRB issues regarding unfair labor practices and unit certification
  • Excellent administrative hygiene and attention to detail
  • Active Illinois bar license required

Our Client Provides:

  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules and remote opportunities
  • Recognized by U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
  • Certified Great Place to Work© in the U.S.A.

Trueline and its clients are unabashed equal-opportunity employers committed to a diverse workforce. We want smart and ambitious applicants and recruit, refer, hire, place, and promote without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. The more diverse and inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to apply only when they check every box. So, if you think you have what it takes but don't necessarily meet every single point in the job description, we encourage you to apply.

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