As a staff level attorney, the incumbent is expected to handle legal assignments, with varying degrees of legal complexity that have significant impact on cases involving the state. The incumbent provides day-to-day legal representation to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services in civil child protective proceedings in the family division of the Third Judicial Circuit Court. Under the supervision of the Division Chief and the First Assistant, the incumbent drafts pleadings, briefs, and formal and informal legal opinions on behalf of the client agency in state trial and appellate courts, and if necessary, in federal court. The incumbent assists in the coordination of activities and/or formal or informal mentoring of less experienced staff by serving as a resource person. The incumbent may also be called upon to participate in special projects as assigned.

Position DescriptionEducation
Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.


Attorney-Staff P15
No specific type or amount is required.

Attorney-Senior 16
Four years of post-bar admission legal experience.
Membership in good standing in the Michigan State Bar.

View the job specification at: http: www.michigan.gov/documents/Attorney_13121_7.pdf

Please attach a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and an official copy of your law school transcripts.

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