The e-Journal provides summaries of all opinions as they are released from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals (published and unpublished), and select published opinions of the U.S. Sixth Circuit.
ASSOCIATE COUNSEL/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR. State of Michigan – Attorney Discipline Board—The Attorney Discipline Board is an arm of the Michigan Supreme Court responsible for adjudicating attorney discipline matters. The ADB seeks an attorney to work under the supervision of the Executive Director & General Counsel in the field of legal ethics and attorney regulation. Duties include drafting for hearing panels and the nine-member Board which sits as an appellate tribunal, assistance with administrative duties, and some public speaking. Strong research, analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills required. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The ADB is located in Detroit, Michigan. For a link with more information about the position and application instructions go to: www.adbmich.org. Application deadline: June 17, 2013. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
CHIEF CLERK, MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS, Salary Range $106,007.76 - $143,111.52. The Michigan Court of Appeals is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chief Clerk. The Chief Clerk oversees the recruitment and selection of supervisory and professional staff within the Clerk's Office and ensures staff are trained and updated on Court rules, procedures, and policies. The person in this position monitors and evaluates staff performance and resolve employee relations issues. Consult with the Research Director on the recruitment and selection of district commissioners and their assistants who work within the Clerk’s Office. Ensure that district commissioners and their assistants are trained and updated on Court rules, procedures, and policies. Ensure that district commissioners and their assistants properly perform Clerk’s Office functions. Provide feedback to the Research Director regarding Clerk’s Office employee performance. Address internal or external inquiries regarding district commissioner performance. Advise the Research Director on the workload requirements of the monthly case calls. With the Research Director, monitor the assignments of cases according to priority and age, the completion of reports, and the loading of cases for case call. Participate as a member of the Court of Appeals management team in monitoring overall Court operations and overseeing the implementation and evaluation of methods and processes to respond to the continuing needs of and demands made on the Court. At administrative meetings of the full Court of Appeals bench, report on Clerk’s Office performance and provide background necessary to facilitate the judges’ full discussion of pending issues and concerns. Provide support to and consult with the Chief Judge and other judges on complex or sensitive issues involving pending appeals or other matters. Serve as liaison with the State Court Administrative Office when judges or Court employees are the subject of litigation. Respond to complaints from judges, attorneys, and the public regarding staff performance. Create, compile, and maintain caseload statistics and reporting systems to ensure appropriate caseload and Court performance assessments. Monitor all Clerk’s Office management tickle lists and ensure district office compliance with case-flow time-lines and benchmarks. Manage special projects as may be assigned including, by example, overseeing the Court's participation in the design of Court of Appeals offices in new facilities. Prepare and conduct speeches, presentations, and training as assigned or requested. Interact with state and local bar associations and organizations. Serve on Court of Appeals Judges’ committees and other external committees involved in justice system issues. Education and experience: Juris Doctor from an accredited law school, or degree in Judicial or Public Administration, or equivalent experience preferred. Seven or more years of progressively responsible administrative experience within the Judicial or comparable system, including substantial managerial and supervisory experience. Location: This position is located at the Hall of Justice in Lansing, Michigan, though, travel to other district offices is required. To apply: e-mail a cover letter and resume in either Microsoft Word © or Adobe Acrobat © to email@example.com. If you are unable to send applicant materials electronically, cover letters and resumes can be mailed to: MSC Human Resources Dept., Attn: Chief Clerk, P.O. Box 30052 Lansing, MI 48909. POSTING DEADLINE: 5:00 P.M., FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
CITY ATTORNEY—The City of Oak Park invites individuals and law firms to submit a proposal for the full time position of City Attorney for the City of Oak Park. The City Attorney will act as legal advisor to, and Attorney and full time “in-house” counsel for, the council in matters relating to their official duties as described in the City Charter, Chapter 4.14. When not acting as attorney to the Council, the City Attorney shall be under the general supervision of the City Manager. The City Attorney will represent the City in civil matters and oversee the prosecution of violations of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Oak Park. Requirements: Duly licensed to practice law in Michigan; member of the State Bar of Michigan. In order to be considered for award of a contract, the firm/individual must provide information on its qualifications to provide the services selected. The evidentiary material must include: Evidence of being duly licensed to practice law in Michigan and a member of the Michigan Bar. Evidence of substantial knowledge of the City Code, City Charter and general laws of the City, County, State and Federal Government. Evidence of a thorough knowledge of the source of legal reference. Evidence of thorough knowledge of court procedures and the rules of evidence. Thorough experience in the practice of law, including considerable governmental legal experience. Ability to prepare and try cases. Ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to the particular circumstances. Ability to supervise and participate in the preparation and trial of difficult and important cases and to present material clearly and logically in oral and/or written form. Ability to meet and effectively deal with persons interested or involved in lawsuits with the City. Individual applicants can send a resume, cover letter, and at least five professional references by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the following address: Office of the City Clerk, c/o Deputy City Clerk Stephanie Sumner, 13600 Oak Park Blvd. Oak Park, MI 48237. Firms can request a proposal packet that can be picked up in person or by contacting the City Clerk's office by phone at (248) 691-7542 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Resumes and proposals must be submitted by Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in a sealed envelope addressed to the City Clerk, 13600 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237.
CORPORATION COUNSEL, Macomb County. Salary - $105,709.93 - $132,137.42. As chief legal counsel to the County, provides advice and counsel to County officials and staff concerning legal matters; directs and supervises the office of corporation counsel; represents the County, the executive, the commission, department heads, and agencies in civil legal matters affecting the County. Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree, a current membership in the State Bar of Michigan and a minimum of 8 years of experience in civil law practice is required. For a complete job description, benefits information and online application instructions, please visit our website at www.macombcountymi.gov/humanresources/employment.htm.
THE COUNTY OF MUSKEGON IS SEEKING A PUBLIC DEFENDER to lead the recently created in-house Public Defender Department and supervise the services of the attorneys assigned to the indigent defense delivery system for Muskegon County. The selected candidate will be a hands-on position tasked with providing mandated legal defense representation for indigent and partially indigent persons in criminal, civil contempt and juvenile matters, while serving as counterpart to state, county, city, village and township prosecutors throughout all courts in the county. The position will develop, implement, and establish the policies and procedures for the enforcement of the Constitutional right of indigent and partially indigent persons within our County to provide quality legal representation, fair treatment, due process, safety, security and justice in criminal, juvenile and civil appointments. The selected candidate will recruit, hire and supervise a staff of twelve (12) assistant public defenders and three (3) support staff augmented with law student interns, and investigators. Additionally, the public defender will be a full-time county employee and shall not engage in the private practice of law. The salary range for this position is $85,550 - $106,885. The candidate selected for position will be required to complete background examination and drug screening. The complete job description and the application are available at the Muskegon County website www.co.muskegon.mi.us on the Human Resources website www.co.muskegon.mi.us/humanresources/ under the Current recruitments tab. To apply, please submit a Muskegon County application by June 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm.
DISABILITY CLAIMS SPECIALISTS (DCS), Michigan’s leading disability advocacy team, is seeking a staff attorney to represent individuals for Social Security disability benefits. Medical knowledge, litigation or administrative law experience is preferred. Passion for helping persons with disabilities is required along with strong advocacy skills. Salary range: $50,000 to $55,000, with pay/bonus potential based on performance. Full benefit package offered. www.ssdcs.com. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LABOR ATTORNEY—THRUN LAW FIRM PC, an education and municipal law legal services firm located in East Lansing, is currently taking resumes for an associate labor attorney. Three plus years experience / negotiation experience required. Firm-paid benefits include: family medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending account for medical and dependent care expenses; and employee life, long-term care, and long-term disability insurance. Additional benefits include: profit sharing/401K retirement plan, vacation and sick leave; and free parking. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail resume to: email@example.com. Subject: Labor Attorney Position.
OF COUNSEL RELATIONSHIP available for practitioner with client base who seeks the support of a mid-size office, including advertising and selected benefits. Or, practitioner with client base who seeks semi-retirement or reduced caseload period of practice. Association would be with the Mid Michigan are insurance defense/business/commercial oriented law firm. Reply to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROJECT MANAGER—Perinatology Research Branch/ National Institutes of Health/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH/NICHD) in partnership with Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, seeks qualified candidates for the project manager position. Our premiere maternal and infant health and disease research group is made up of world experts dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education and research leading to the improvement of the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders related to infant mortality. We are seeking highly skilled staff members to work as part of a team providing high-level support in a fast paced, demanding environment. As a key administrative staff member in support of the PRB it is recommended that the candidate demonstrate the following: Knowledge of areas to include, but not limited to, Budget requirements for the Wayne State University contract which supports the Perinatology Research Branch; Accounting principles, financial transactions and reports; Issuance of foreign and domestic contracts and subcontracts; Legal support for areas within the Perinatology Research Branch and the Wayne State University community. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Interactions with Wayne State University and NIH Contracting Officer is necessary to ensure appropriate management of Branch resources. Knowledge of research equipment, vendor and support services associated with foreign and domestic contracts and subcontracts. Leadership for management of interdependent relationships associated with multiple statements of work. Preparation of reports, summary and detailed, on current and upcoming research and administrative projects. Specific project requirements: review work assignments, define resource requirements, establish deadlines, analyze and identify assumptions, risks, strengths, weaknesses of identified strategies; formulate alternative approaches and modify plans to lead to optimal results. Resources necessary to identify and coordinate projects, prepare schedules delineating resource requirements, prioritize and sequence project activities, develop project proposals and budgets for work assignments. Knowledge of management and organizational concepts, principles and techniques with demonstrated expertise in research administration. Ability to foster intellectual productivity. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Basic knowledge of perinatology is desirable. Academic and professional requirements: Master’s degree in biology, business administration or related field. Minimum of five years executive level experience with participation in decision-making across organizational boundaries in an academic or corporate research setting. Law degree preferred but not required. We are ready to act immediately on the most qualified candidates. Please reply via e-mail by attaching your resume as a Word document to email@example.com. Please also include your salary requirements.
THE MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Research Director. Salary Range $106,007.76 - $143,111.52. The Research Director’s position is one of the top management positions at the Court of Appeals and the Research Director reports directly to the Chief Judge. The position requires strong leadership and management skills. The Research Director has primary responsibility in the following areas: Training; Recruitment; Supervision, Monitoring, and Evaluation; Reports and Special Projects; and Public Contact. In particular: Training—Develop, organize, and implement ongoing, regularized training programs for research attorneys and others, particularly in the areas of legal research and legal writing. Participate as a member of the management team in overseeing the efficacy of training programs and evaluating methods and processes to improve the ability of the research staff to respond to the needs of the Court of Appeals. Recruitment—Direct the recruitment, screening and selection of attorneys, professional and support staff within the Research Division. Coordinate and participate in on-campus interviews. Participate in law school career fairs and speak to student groups regarding employment opportunities with the Court. Supervision, Monitoring, and Evaluation: Supervise, direct, and monitor the work activities of attorney supervisors, research attorneys, and support staff in the Research Division. Prioritize work assignments and oversee workload distribution to ensure case call and motion docket requirements are met. Evaluate the work performance of attorney supervisors, research attorneys, and support staff in the Research Division. Resolve employee relations matters in the Research Division. With assistance from the Chief Clerk, monitor case assignments according to priority and age, and participate in ascertaining the workload requirements for the monthly case calls. Monitor judicial feedback concerning research reports and oversee responses to complaints. Monitor and coordinate the completion of expedited and priority cases, conflict case reports, remands, and case call requirements. Proofread and edit selected research reports, conflict case reports, opinions and other selected reports before circulation or assignment to judicial panels. Reports and Special Projects—With assistance from the Chief Clerk, compile and maintain production reports for attorney supervisors, research attorneys, and commissioners, including statistical data pertaining to delay reduction goals and monthly status reports on dependency appeals. Manage special projects as may be assigned including, by way of example, preparing summaries of the requirements of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the Michigan's Minimum Wage Law, revising the Research Division's employment manual, and preparing orientation materials for new attorney hires. Public Contact—Prepare and conduct speeches, presentations and training as assigned or requested. Interact with state and local bar associations and organizations. Serve on a variety of Court committees and other external committees involved in justice system issues. Education and Experience: Juris Doctor from an accredited law school. Seven or more years of progressive experience with legal research and legal writing; court, law firm, academic or other managerial experience. Location: The principal office is located in Lansing, Detroit or Grand Rapids. Travel to the district locations of the Court is required. To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter and resume in either Microsoft Word © or Adobe Acrobat © to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to send applicant materials electronically, cover letters and resumes can be mailed to: MSC Human Resources Dept., Attn: Research Director, PO Box 30052 Lansing, MI 48909. Posting Deadline: 5:00 p.m., June 7, 2013. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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APPOINTMENT OF NEW MAGISTRATE JUDGE (Bay City, Michigan). The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan at Bay City. The current annual salary of the position is $160,080. The term of office is eight years. Copies of the complete notice and the application form may be obtained at www.mied.uscourts.gov and at the following Clerk’s Office locations: 600 Church Street, Room 140, Flint, 231 W. Lafayette Boulevard, Room 564, Detroit, 1000 Washington Avenue, Room 304, Bay City. In order to be assured of consideration, applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 31.
REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE—The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley at Marquette, Michigan, is due to expire on December 20, 2013. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term. The duties of a magistrate judge in this court include the following: (1) conduct most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court and should be directed to Tracey Cordes, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, 399 Federal Bldg., 110 Michigan St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013. THE DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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