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Staff Attorney XV/XVI (Children and Youth Services Division) The candidate: Prepares and passes, subject to review, on the form and legality of contracts, deeds, leases and other legal papers. Serves as a legal counsel to a state agency or as a legal counsel in an area of legal work involving several agencies. Provides written legal advice to agencies after conducting appropriate legal research of relevant issues. Prepares and/or responds to formal complaints and presents cases at hearings, in court and/or in administrative proceedings; presents written pleadings and briefs and oral arguments; and examines and cross-examines witnesses. Defends state agencies and employees in civil lawsuits and/or administrative proceedings. Appears before state and federal agencies and courts to represent the interests of the state, its departments, agencies, and officers and employees. Prosecutes criminal actions on behalf of the People of the State of Michigan. Prepares appellate pleadings and documents, and orally argues at the appellate level. Brings court proceedings to enforce agency orders and represents the agency in court or administrative proceedings. Conducts legal research to ascertain applicable statutes, rulings and precedents. Drafts and/or reviews legal opinions of the Attorney General. Participates in settlement negotiations with parties involved in legal actions with state agencies. Advises agencies on the construction, implementation and enforcement of statutes and procedures. Maintains records and prepares reports and correspondence related to the work. Performs related work as assigned. Performs research and analysis required for the solution of complex legal issues that have broad ramifications to the state, the public, or specific departmental operations. Provides direction to staff Attorneys in conducting searches for applicable statutes, rulings and precedents to be used in court and/or administrative proceedings, and as a basis for answering requests for legal opinions, and preparing legal documents. Provides direction to staff Attorneys on methods, strategies and other aspects of conducting court litigation or administrative hearings. Engages in complex settlement negotiations. Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law. Four years of post-bar admission legal experience is essential. Membership in good standing in the Michigan State Bar is essential. Four years of post-bar admission legal experience is essential. Membership in good standing in the Michigan State Bar is essential. Application deadline: 04/17/18.
JOB #: 1101-18-018. Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a copy of law school transcripts.
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