Overview

As an attorney in the Labor Division and under the general supervision of the Division Chief, the First Assistant, or Section Head(s), the incumbent in this position handles legal assignments of varying complexity. Working with varying levels of independence, the attorney provides legal representation for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The legal assignments handled by the incumbent include, but are not limited to: day-to-day legal advice, research and writing of formal and informal legal opinions, representation of the UIA in contested administrative hearings, representation in federal and state court litigation, and appellate representation in all levels of federal and state courts. The work involves claims of appeal to state and federal courts; collection cases involving unemployment taxes or unemployment benefit overpayments; chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases involving taxes or benefits; administrative hearings involving unemployment tax liability or claims for unemployment benefits; and actions under section 11 of the MESA relative to confidentiality and privilege (subpoenas).

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

Experience

Attorney – Staff P15

No specific type or amount is required.

Attorney – Senior 16

Four years 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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