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NEW ADMINISTRATIVE COUNSEL. The Michigan Supreme Court is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Counsel. Reporting to the General Counsel, this position is responsible for drafting proposed rules and administrative orders, as well as staff reports and memoranda that include significant legal analysis, and review and edit these materials prepared by others. The Administrative Counsel will work in tandem with the Supreme Court counsel to oversee the Supreme Court’s administrative docket. This position serves as the primary point of contact to internal and external interested parties on all the Court’s administrative matters. The Administrative Counsel assists the justices with their supervisory duties regarding committees and agencies. Complete job details can be reviewed on this website. Primary work location is at the Hall of Justice, Lansing, MI. Please complete the following writing exercise. Click here to download this exercise. Be sure to submit the completed written exercise with your cover letter and résumé. To apply email your cover letter, resume, and writing exercise in Word or Adobe.pdf format to  jobapps@courts.mi.gov and include “Administrative Counsel” in the subject line. If you need assistance, please contact Judicial Human Resources (517) 373-1147. APPLICATION DEADLINE is August 20, 2021, 5:00 pm. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY, ROYAL OAK, MI. The assistant city attorney performs responsible professional legal work in the preparation and trying of cases in district, circuit, appellate and other courts, acts as legal counsel to members of the City Commission and department heads, prepares written opinions and perform other highly responsible related legal tasks. Work assignments are received and performed under the general supervision of the city attorney. The assistant city attorney is expected to exercise independent judgment in the pursuit of his/her duties. Work is reviewed through observation of results achieved. The assistant city attorney shall be called upon to do any or all of the following: (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform). Responsible for providing quality legal services to departments, boards, committees, and commissions, and performing other duties as assigned by the city attorney. Prepares, reviews, tracks and analyzes contracts, agreements, ordinances and resolutions, policies and other legal documents. Prepare legal opinions on matters referred by the city commission, city manager, city attorney, and department heads. Conducts legal research on municipal issues including the Michigan Open Meetings Act, Public Information Act, governmental immunity, property taxation, planning and zoning, real estate, federal and state constitutional issues, and municipal finance; documents results and findings; presents legal advice and information, and presents recommendations. Represents the city in negotiating legal issues; assures that legal issues are resolved within city policy guidelines and applicable law; assures effective communication of issues with the city attorney, city manager, city commission, and department heads. Prepare and argue appeals to higher courts. Prosecute city ordinance violations, including jury trials, bench trials, and formal hearings in 44th District Court, as well as any related appeals. Represent the city attorney as assigned. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications for Employment: Thorough knowledge of state and federal statutes as applicable to civil and/or municipal law. Comprehensive training in and knowledge of the theory and practice of local government, particularly in home rule cities, and an interest in and knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of public officials and of citizens. A high order of ability to analyze and appraise facts, evidence and precedents, and to apply legal principles to complex legal issues. Ability to present accurately statements of fact, law and arguments clearly and logically in writing and orally under formal judicial procedure. Ability to form and maintain good working relations with coworkers and the public. Education & Training: The assistant city attorney, upon application, shall have the following training and experience: Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, supplemented by five or more years of progressively responsible experience as an attorney, and three or more years of municipal law experience. Present or past prosecutorial experience and/or experience in labor law or civil litigation is preferred. Licenses required: Admission to the State Bar of Michigan. A valid motor vehicle operator's permit. View the complete posting, details, or to apply online by August 15, 2021.

NEW ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY. The City of Wyoming, Michigan seeks an assistant city attorney to prosecute city ordinance violations and provide general counsel to the city. The assistant city attorney will work closely with the city manager and department heads, developing, implementing, and undertaking city goals, policies, initiatives, and activities, and advising the city council, boards, and commissions. Innovation, creativity, collaborative abilities, the capacity, and desire to learn, big-picture vision with attention to detail, ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects and issues, and desire to serve the community are key attributes. The position requires extensive oral and written communication in English. Additional fluency in Spanish is preferred. This position includes a generous benefit package including an employer-paid defined contribution plan (8%) and post-employment health plan (4%), a comprehensive health insurance plan, dental and vision insurance plans, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, and paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, longevity pay, and free access to an employee assistance program. Wyoming is a vibrant, diverse community covering 25 square miles on the southwest side of Grand Rapids. The region boasts award-winning cultural and family activities such as a presidential museum, art and children’s museums, symphony, ballet, and theater, the John Ball Zoo, an AHL hockey team and High-A baseball team, farmers markets, breweries, restaurants, shopping, parks, hiking and biking trails, beaches, and camping. Only a short drive to the shores of Lake Michigan, outdoor recreational opportunities abound. Consider joining the hard working, fun, and supportive environment at the City of Wyoming! We’re looking for you! Wages for this position are dependent on qualifications and experience. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Date closing 08/29/2021. Please apply on the City’s website.

ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, ANTRIM COUNTY, MICHIGAN. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing police reports; authorizing or declining criminal charges; conducting pre-trial matters in criminal cases; reviewing search warrants; and drafting briefs and motions. Caseload may include juvenile delinquency cases, abuse and neglect matters, misdemeanors, and felony cases. Applicant must be able to work independently and exercise sound judgement. Salary is commensurate with experience. Requirements: must be licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan. Please send cover letter and resume by email to Debra Ho’On at hoond@antrimcounty.org, or by U.S. mail to James L. Rossiter, Antrim County Prosecuting Attorney, PO Box 280, Bellaire, MI 49615. Deadline for submission is September 1, 2021.

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, mbauchan@bauchan.com.

FAMILY COURT ATTORNEY REFEREE, Circuit Court, Family Division, Mason County. Under the direction of the family court judge, the attorney referee is responsible for conducting family court hearings consistent with Michigan law. The attorney referee will prepare recommendations and orders for the signature and/or approval of the judge(s); conducts legal research regarding legal matters impacting the court, and advices judge(s) and court staff. Further, the attorney referee makes decisions relating to custody; visitation and support. This is a part-time position which encompasses 20 hours per week. General Job Functions: An employee in this position may be called upon to complete any or all of the following essential functions. This is not an exhaustive list: Stay current on legislation and laws affecting the courts and law enforcement, and recommend to judges proper legal procedures relating to same; Conduct complex legal research for the judge(s); keep abreast of case law and legal issues impacting the court and prepare legal memorandum; Assist the circuit court administrator/friend of the court/juvenile officer in developing policies and procedures to guide court operation; so as to ensure services are properly provided and regularly reviewed for improvement to increase efficiency and service. These operations include, but are not limited to records management, technology resources, personnel management, and facilities; Performs other duties as assigned by the family court judge, which may extend into other operational divisions of the court. Specific Attorney Referee/Friend of The Court Job Functions: Conduct various hearings in domestic relations cases as requested or referred by the family court judge; Perform duties pursuant to MCR 3.215 and MCL 552.507; Prepare written reports for the assigned judge with findings and/or recommendations; make findings of fact on the record or by written opinion and prepare proposed orders; Prepare and review orders in domestic relations cases, prior to submission to the family court judge; Maintain a separate docket for the scheduling of court hearings; Assist friend of the court director in investigating and responding to grievances filed by Friend of the Court clients, as needed. Required Minimum Qualifications: Education: Graduation from an ABA accredited law School. Experience: Minimum five years of substantial practice experience and knowledge of family law, juvenile law, and criminal and civil law as may be necessary to fully carry out the responsibilities of this position. Other Requirements: License to practice law in the State of Michigan; Member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan; Must complete training courses offered by the Michigan Judicial Institute and as required by the judges and/or the court’s administrator; Work cooperatively with county employees, and local units of government; Work under pressure to meet deadlines; Effectively communicate with small and large audiences of varied demographic and sucio/economic background. This position has competitive compensation and benefits. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Two letters of reference shall be supplied by the candidate. The deadline for the letters of interest and references is August 13, 2021. Please send your resume and references to: Charles Gunsell, 304 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-1213.

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 eight new open positions with Lakeshore and apply today.

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Office Space

FOR LEASE ALONG WITH VIRTUAL OPTION. 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 mjb@bblawplc.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. Ask for Bill at (248) 646-7700 or bill@gaggoslaw.com.

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 maccettura@elderlawmi.com.

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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, tyson1rk@mac.com, www.tysonenterprises.com.

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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 smason@firstreviewinc.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

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The career center is free for job seekers. Employers will pay a fee to post jobs. For more information visit the Career Center.


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