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CORPORATE COUNSEL—Berrien County seeking FT Corporate Counsel. Requires law school graduation, 10 years civil legal experience, licensure in State of MI, admission to practice before MI Supreme Court. Performs professional legal work advising and representing the County. Apply: BC Personnel, 701 Main, St. Joseph, MI or download application at www.berriencounty.org. Application deadline is Monday, November 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
THE COUNSEL & ADVOCACY LAW LINE (CALL) seeks a part-time Spanish-speaking attorney to provide civil legal services from our Southfield office to low-income and senior people across Michigan. Attorneys must be proficient in issue spotting, swift in the resolution of legal matters, and able to work efficiently in a highly-supportive, fast-paced environment. $17-$20 per hour. Please apply by e-mail to Kari Deming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFFICE MANAGER POSITION, Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission—The Office Manager position is responsible for the supervision and management of the Attorney Grievance Commission staff. The AGC is the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Michigan Supreme court concerning allegations of attorney misconduct. Duties and responsibilities: Direct and coordinate activities of the AGC under the direct supervision of the Grievance Administrator. Coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers, preparing work schedules, assigning specific duties and approving time sheets for payroll. Establish and implement policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with the Grievance Administrator and staff members as necessary. Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire, and train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes. Locate, select, and procure office supplies, office furniture and equipment. Communicate with constituents, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, take orders, and address complaints. Type, format, proofread, and edit correspondence and other documents. Manage calendars and arrange appointments for board meetings. Perform day-to-day administrative tasks and other duties as assigned by the Grievance Administrator. Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. 3-5 years similar work experience preferably in a legal setting. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources and coordination of people and resources. Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection and training. Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Ability to organize work effectively and efficiently. Ability to multitask and prioritize. Please send resume, cover letter, and transcripts to GMJaafar@agcmi.com by 11/26/14. AGC is an equal opportunity employer.
PARALEGAL POSITION, Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission—The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission (AGC) investigates and prosecutes attorney misconduct in the State of Michigan. The AGC serves to maintain and promote the integrity of the Bar and to protect the public, the courts, and the legal profession. Duties and responsibilities: The Paralegal position will be responsible for assisting attorneys with the investigation process of alleged misconduct of attorneys practicing within the Michigan Jurisdiction. Paralegals will be expected to prepare formal requests to Federal, Circuit, and District Courts to acquire docket sheets, court files, and hearing transcripts. In addition, they must prepare subpoenas to obtain various types of financial and business related documents necessary for the investigative process. Paralegals will subpoena attorneys that are the subject of an investigation to appear for sworn statements and informal interviews and witnesses to appear and testify in disciplinary hearings involving misconduct of an attorney. There will be a high level of communication with AGC attorneys, court personnel, and banking institutions during the investigative process. Paralegals will also be expected to prepare Reinstatement Petitions and appendices to file with the Attorney Discipline Board. Minimum requirements: Applicant must possess an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and experience as a paralegal. BA or BS Degree and prior experience in the banking field preferred. Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and transcripts to Gina Jaafar at GMJaafar@agcmi.com by 11/26/14. AGC is an equal opportunity employer.
STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION, Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission—The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission (AGC) investigates and prosecutes attorney misconduct in the State of Michigan. The AGC serves to maintain and promote the integrity of the Bar and to protect the public, the courts, and the legal profession. Staff attorneys are responsible for all aspects of the prosecution of these matters, beginning with the investigation of the allegations of professional misconduct, drafting of pleadings, pre-hearing and hearing practice, and appeals. Duties and responsibilities: At the investigative stage staff attorneys evaluate complaints and conduct multiple investigations of varying complexity simultaneously. Investigation functions may include developing a strategy, legal research, conducting interviews, and obtaining and reviewing files, bank records, and other materials. Upon completion of an investigation, staff attorneys draft file recommendations as to the disposition of a matter. If the matter proceeds to a formal disciplinary proceeding, staff counsel is required to engage in case preparation, negotiations, trial, and/or appellate practice. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent skill levels in case preparation and analysis, litigation, and appellate practice. Substantial writing activity is required by the position. Clear, concise writing of memorandums, pleadings and briefs is required. In addition, the successful candidate must possess excellent oral advocacy skills. The staff attorney needs to be highly organized and comfortable handling a large volume of work. The position requires the attorney to be in regular trial practice as well as appeals while maintaining an on-going docket of files. The attorney must be able to work independently as well as in a group setting. Minimum requirements: Applicants must possess a juris doctor degree from an accredited law school with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The applicant must be in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan for a period of at least 5 years, and have no prior professional discipline. The applicant must have substantial litigation or prosecution experience which includes having first-chaired trials. Admission to the federal courts is preferable, but not required. Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and law school transcript to Gina Jaafar at GMJaafar@agcmi.com by 11/26/14. AGC is an equal opportunity employer.
LAW PRACTICE FOR SALE—LONG-ESTABLISHED South Central Michigan law practice for sale. Reply to Blind Box 1960, Michigan Bar Journal, 306 Townsend Street, Lansing MI 48933-2012.
DETROIT OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN BUHL BUILDING—Furnished corner office and executive assistant workspace; 1 associate office, 2 secretarial spaces; shared waiting area, conference room and kitchen. Prefer attorney with established general practice who is willing to accept referral work. Willing to negotiate billable time assisting our clients against rent. Respond to: Lora Bryan at email@example.com or (313) 309-2270.
LAW OFFICE SHARING ARRANGEMENT WANTED in Southfield, Dearborn, or Livonia, MI by sole practitioner practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration and Taxation. Office must have usual amenities available e.g. desk, file cabinet(s), photocopying machine. Availability part-time of a receptionist and/or secretary also desirable. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 227-8164.
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