ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL. The Office of the General Counsel at Michigan State University provides legal representation and advice to the University and all of its constituent parts. The University is a multifaceted institution with a sophisticated legal practice that touches nearly every area of law. The University seeks an Assistant General Counsel who will provide legal advice and representation relating to litigation including discovery. The person will be responsible for a large portion of the University’s general litigation portfolio. Specialized knowledge and experience with Title VII, Title IX, FERPA, Americans with Disabilities Act, and FOIA is preferred. Position requirements: Juris Doctor; admission to or eligibility for admission to the State Bar of Michigan within six months; at least four years of relevant work experience. Desired: Strong academic background. Excellent writing ability and advocacy skills. Familiarity with college/university operations is a plus. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Brian Quinn, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, and apply to posting 737047 here by October 22, 2021. Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool has not been identified by the deadline. The successful candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check. The University is requiring all MSU students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more here. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
NEW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY open position at a busy personal injury defense firm located in Saginaw, Michigan. Excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual. Applicants must have excellent writing and communication skills. Please provide resume and any references to Collison & Collison by either facsimile (989) 799-2969 or e-mail: email@example.com.
NEW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY—LOOMIS, EWERT, PARSLEY, DAVIS & GOTTING, PC is a full-service business law firm representing companies and individuals across the state of Michigan and throughout the country since our founding in 1953. Many of our clients have been with us for decades and are drawn from a wide range of industries including real estate, housing, construction, energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, medical and other fields. We also have an extensive practice representing local governments in labor and litigation matters in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings, and in collective bargaining. We seek an associate attorney with 1 to 6 years of experience. Preferred candidates will have experience or demonstrated interest in public sector labor law, collective bargaining and/or litigation, as well as strong academic, research, writing and interpersonal skills. Travel around the state of Michigan is required. Candidates must be members of the State Bar of Michigan in good standing. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and includes full benefits, a paid medical plan, 401K, free parking, and more. Please send cover letter and resume by November 15, 2021, to Marisol Plascencia, Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting, PC, 124 W. Allegan St., Suite 700, Lansing, MI 48933, firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSOCIATE NEEDED to take over firm established in 1971 with Houghton Lake and Traverse City presence. Excellent opportunity for ambitious, experienced attorney in non-smoking offices. Total truth, honesty, and high ethical and competence standards required. Mentor available. Get paid for what you produce. Firm handles general practice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security, etc. Send résumé and available transcripts to Bauchan Law Offices PC, PO Box 879, Houghton Lake, MI 48629, (989)366-5361, email@example.com.
DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR—The State Bar of Michigan (Lansing, MI) has an immediate opening for a database administrator. Position overview: Responsible for maintaining, planning, designing, documenting, securing and implementing the Bar’s databases and related software. Such activities involve interaction with development and end-user personnel to determine application data access requirements, volume analysis, and other pertinent data to develop and maintain integrated databases. Assists with evaluating, reviewing, and installing system/application software and service packs. Assists developers with necessary data pulls for websites that connect to databases. Maintains the integrity and performance of the SBM databases and ensures that the data is stored securely and runs efficiently. This position works closely with outside development and managed services teams to coordinate project builds and to implement new solutions. Serves as a guide to enhance existing programs to ensure that computer/technical processing systems continue to meet user needs. Identifies and resolves performance issues, database capacity issues, and any database problems to provide continuous business operations. Responsible for service pack and version upgrades, as well as software vendor selection. Trains end-users and facilitates user groups. Responsible for creating and maintaining reports and ad-hoc queries based on staff requests. On call for non-business hour system updates, patches, installations, troubleshooting and special projects. Position requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience required; 5+ years in SQL database experience required; Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, IIS and SSRS experience also required; Must be competent to work independently in most phases of SQL database management; Ability to meet department standards regarding job knowledge, quality, efficiency, initiative, teamwork, customer service, and overall performance; Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within SQL and HTML required; Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills in the English language required. Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAKESHORE LEGAL AID serves low-income people, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in a holistic manner to address clients’ legal issues and improve our communities. Lakeshore provides free direct legal representation in 17 counties in southeast Michigan and the thumb and client intake, advice, and brief legal services throughout Michigan via our attorney-staffed hotline. Our practice areas include housing, family, consumer, elder, education, and public benefits law. Lakeshore Legal Aid strives to serve its clients in a holistic manner to address clients’ legal issues and improve our communities. Search the open positions with Lakeshore and apply today.
LAW CLERK IN THE CHAMBERS OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ELIZABETH WELCH—to begin in August 2022. The person in this position assists in the evaluation of cases filed with the Court, which includes reviewing Commissioner reports, proposed orders and opinions, and discussion of pending cases with the Justice. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Review applications for leave to appeal and cases scheduled for conference consideration. As necessary, prepare summaries and recommendations for the Justice; Review memos prepared by the other Justices’ chambers and prepare responsive memos; Confer with the Justice on pending matters such as applications for leave to appeal, conference items, opinions, and orders; As directed by the Justice, draft memos to the Court advocating her position; Prepare bench memos in advance of oral arguments, including reviewing the case record, conducting required legal research, summarizing important facts and arguments, and providing a recommendation on disposition; Attend and review transcripts of oral arguments of assigned cases; Prepare draft opinions, concurrences, and dissents. Peer review opinions prepared by other clerks. Advocate proposed changes per the Justice’s instructions with regard to opinions issued by other chambers; Review and analyze administrative agenda items and conduct legal research and follow-up; Track current developments in the law, including reading Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions, legal periodicals, and other relevant information; Assign research projects to and supervise research activities of legal interns; Draft speeches and perform other duties as necessary. Application Deadline: November 1, 2021, 5 p.m. An Equal Opportunity Employer. More Information
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE. The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Phillip J. Green of the Western District of Michigan is due to expire on July 31, 2022. As required by law, the United States District Court has established a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the Magistrate Judge to a new eight-year term. See Admin. Order No. 21-AP-059 (September 1, 2021). 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 in writing to Thomas L. Dorwin, 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, October 29, 2021.
Office Space & Virtual Space Available
CLASS A LEGAL SPACE AVAILABLE in existing legal suite. Offices in various sizes and also available on sharing basis. Packages include lobby and receptionist, multiple conference rooms, high speed Internet and wi-fi, e-fax, phone (local and long distance included), copy and scan center & shredding service. $400 - $1,400 per month. Excellent opportunity to gain case referrals and be part of a professional suite. Call (248) 645-1700 for details and to view space.
FARMINGTON HILLS OFFICE. Windowed suite located in premium property on Northwestern Highway. Includes new furniture, utilities, internet, printer, and copy/fax machines as well as kitchen and file room. Cubicle(s) available for assistants at additional charge. Office is ideal for young attorney or sole practitioner. $850/month. Contact Jason at (248) 910-9423.
NEW FOR LEASE ALONG WITH VIRTUAL OPTION. Affordable Bloomfield Hills private office or virtual office space for lease. Long Lake and Telegraph; attorneys only. Ten attorneys, receptionist service/phone answering, phone system, free internet, private entrance with 24/7 access, private patio with barbeque, mail and package delivery, cleaning service, two conference rooms including a 30’ x 15’ conference room, private lobby, and building lobby. For further details/pictures, contact email@example.com, (248) 454-1120.
FOR LEASE, TROY—Large, windowed office available within second floor suite of small Class “A” building just off Big Beaver, two blocks east of Somerset Mall. Includes internet and shared conference room; other resources available to share. Quiet and professional environment. $950/month. Smaller, windowed office also being offered for $650/month. Ask for Bill at (248) 646-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTHFIELD PRIVATE BUILDING—Attorneys sharing space with all amenities. Easy access and parking for clients. Two conferences, kitchen, etc. Furnished available. Very reasonable rates. (248) 353-8830.
Selling Your Law Practice?
RETIRING? WE WILL BUY YOUR PRACTICE—Looking to purchase estate planning practices of retiring attorneys in Detroit metro area. Possible association opportunity. Reply to Accettura & Hurwitz, 32305 Grand River Ave., Farmington, MI 48336 or email@example.com.
ACCOUNTING EXPERT—Experienced in providing litigation support services, expert witness testimony, forensic accounting services, fraud examinations, contract damage calculations, business valuations for divorce proceedings, lost wages valuations for wrongful discharges, and estate tax preparation for decedents and bankruptcies (see http://www.chapski.com). Contact Steve Chapski, CPA, CFE, CSM, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 459-6480.
BUILDING & PREMISES EXPERT—Mr. Tyson reviews litigation matters, performed onsite inspections, interviews litigants, both plaintiff and defendant. He researches, makes drawings and provides evidence for court including correct building code and life safety statutes and standards as they may affect personal injury claims, construction, contracts, etc. and causation. Specializing in theories of OSHA and MIOSHA claims. Member of numerous building code and standard authorities, including but not limited to IBC [BOCA, UBC] NFPA, IAEI, NAHB, etc. A licensed builder with many years of tradesman, subcontractor, general contractor (hands-on) experience and construction expertise. Never disqualified in court. Contact Ronald Tyson at (248) 230-9561, fax (248) 230-8476, email@example.com, www.tysonenterprises.com.
IMMIGRATION LAW—Antone, Casagrande & Adwers, PC is an “AV-rated” (Martindale-Hubbell) immigration law firm. For more than 25 years, we have helped attorneys and their clients who need immigration assistance. We offer courtesy phone reviews for attorneys related to immigration issues in business, employment, family, and all other immigration matters. All of our attorneys focus solely on immigration matters. 31555 West 14 Mile Road, Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, 248.406.4100. For more information, visit us at www.antone.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDICARE SET-ASIDES AND LIEN RESOLUTIONS—Susan V. Mason, Esq., MSCC has provided all aspects of Medicare Secondary Payer compliance on Michigan claims for over 10 years. For custom service contact (412) 302-8880 or email@example.com. Michigan attorney references available.
SEXUAL ASSAULT & SEXUAL ABUSE REFERRALS—Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. trial attorney Robert J. Lantzy represents victims of sexual abuse in civil lawsuits throughout Michigan. Lantzy's sexual assault and abuse lawsuit experience includes the high-profile cases of Larry Nassar/Michigan State University, Ohio State University, and other confidential lawsuits. Referral fees are guaranteed and promptly paid in accordance with MRPC 1.5(e). For more information, visit Buckfire Law or call us at (313) 800-8386. Founded in 1969, Buckfire Law is based is a Michigan-based personal injury law firm and is AV Rated.
Employment Available—Career Center
The State Bar of Michigan has partnered with Your Membership, an industry leader in job board development, to build a unique SBM employment marketplace with features that are different from generalist job boards in a number of ways, including:
- A highly targeted focus on employment opportunities in a certain sector, location, or demographic;
- Anonymous resume posting and job application—enabling job candidates to stay connected to the employment market while maintaining full control over their confidential information;
- An advanced "Job Alert" system that notifies candidates of new opportunities matching their own pre-selected criteria;
- Access to industry-specific jobs—and top-quality candidates.
- Employer access to a large number of job seekers.
The career center is free for job seekers. Employers will pay a fee to post jobs. For more information visit the Career Center.
Advertising Opportunities & Rates
Are you interested in publication of an advertisement? Contact the advertising department to discuss the best option. Email Advertising@michbar.org, (517) 346-6315, or (800) 968-1442, ext. 6315.