Jobs & Opportunities

CRIMINAL DIVISION ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan is a collegial office that prosecutes federal offenses, defends the interests of the United States and affirmatively pursues claims on behalf of the government, representing the United States in all criminal, civil, and appellate litigation in the Western District of Michigan. Our mission is to uphold the rule of law, to keep the District safe, and to protect civil rights. This position is located in Marquette, MI.

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JUDICIAL SECRETARY I – Honorable Michael J. McClory – (Family Juvenile Division)
Third Judicial Circuit Of Michigan

Under the limited supervision of a Judge, provides administrative support services, organizing, coordinating and processing incoming and outgoing information, processing routine legal paperwork, and drafting correspondence for the Judge’s signature. Employees in this title are expected to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

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STAFF ATTORNEY – St. Joseph Office
Legal Aid of Western Michigan

LAWM represents low-income and senior clients in a wide variety of poverty law areas including domestic violence, housing, public benefits, and consumer issues. LAWM is a regional law firm that covers 17 counties. The Muskegon office covers Lake, Mason, Newaygo, Oceana, and Osceola counties.

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ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER III
Genesee County Human Resources and Labor Relations

Provides court appointed trial level services within Genesee County courts for adult criminal cases. The Assistant Public Defender (APD) carries a full caseload as determined by the Chief Public Defender (CPD). Under the general direction of CPD, provides indigent defense attorney services support, consultation, and training for less experienced attorneys.

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STAFF ATTORNEY FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is seeking a Staff Attorney for Immigrant Children in our Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Ypsilanti offices. The successful candidate will have an emphasis on working with unaccompanied immigrant children, will collaborate with local community programs, conduct outreach and legal screenings, and represent immigrant children in removal proceedings. This is a chance to join a talented grant-funded team doing important and challenging work at a critical time. This position will be based out of one of our offices with a hybrid in-office/remote work schedule.

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ASSOCIATE COUNSEL
Attorney Grievance Commission | State of Michigan

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, the staff attorney drafts a memorandum with a recommendation as to the disposition of the matter. If the matter proceeds to a formal disciplinary proceeding, the staff attorney is required to engage in case preparation, negotiations, trial, and/or appellate practice.

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LITIGATION ASSOCIATE – Detroit
Foley & Lardner LLP

Foley & Lardner is seeking an associate with 2-4 years of business litigation experience to join the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group in our Detroit office. Ideal candidate will have substantial experience with complex business litigation in state and federal courts, including conducting and managing written and document discovery, researching and drafting pleadings, motions and other court filings, conducting/defending depositions, preparing witnesses for testimony, appearing for status conferences, and arguing motions in both state and federal court. Participation in settlement conferences and negotiations and experience with trial preparation is welcome. We are seeking a well-rounded, dynamic, highly motivated lawyer, who has demonstrated an ability to thrive in a sophisticated practice in a busy, collegial environment, to assist with advancing the long-term strategic objectives of the Litigation Department. Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are required.

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ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL- LITIGATION DIVISION
Wayne County Department Of Corporation Counsel

The General Litigation team of the Office of Corporation Counsel provides representation, attorney consultation, and other legal support to County Departments, employees and elected officials. The primary objective of the General Litigation team is to defend the County and its employees in various personal injury matters.

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ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL- MUNICIPAL DIVISION
Wayne County Department Of Corporation Counsel

The Municipal Team within the Office of Corporation Counsel provides legal advice, representation, and other legal support to certain County Departments, Boards, Commissions, employees, and elected officials. The primary objective of the Municipal Team is to defend the County and its employees in various complex matters related to health care benefits, public health, public safety, elections, and FOIA requests.

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ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY LABOR, EMPLOYMENT & WORK COMP DIVISION
Wayne County Department Of Corporation Counsel

The Labor, Employment & Work Comp (LEW) team of the Office of Corporation Counsel provides representation, attorney consultation, and other legal support to County Departments, employees and elected officials. The primary objective of the LEW team is to defend the County and its employees in various labor, employment and workers’ compensation matters.

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR- TENURE SYSTEM
Michigan State University

The College of Law invites applications from entry-level or lateral candidates for the inaugural 1855 Professorship in the Law of Democracy. This full-time, tenure-system position will focus on legal inequities in the democratic process.

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SPECIALIST – Teacher-Fixed Term
Michigan State University

The College of Law Special Projects Coordinator will teach in the Global Food Law Program (GFLP), develop new areas of curricular needs, recruit instructors and an advisory board, develop a web blog and social media outreach plan, assist Advancement with fund-raising efforts as needed, and oversee the application for a partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR TENURE SYSTEM
Michigan State University

The College of Law seeks entry-level and lateral candidates with research and teaching interests related to Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, or the International Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples who will also affiliate with the Law College’s Indigenous Law and Policy Center. Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg–Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

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INSTRUCTOR- Fixed Term
Michigan State University

The College of Law at Michigan State University is currently establishing a pool of part-time, fixed-term instructors. Applications will be reviewed, and these positions will be filled on an as-needed basis for spring semesters. Responsibilities may include 1.) developing and teaching professional and graduate courses in law and law-related classes; 2.) providing advice and guidance to students during class and office hours and/or 3.) assisting with promotion and development of MSU College of Law programming. Courses may be in-person or online.

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AST PROF/ASC PROFESSOR – Fixed Term
Michigan State University

The College of Law invites applications from entry-level or lateral candidates to teach in the Legal Writing Program with six other highly experienced professors, including a writing specialist. This full-time position may also teach other courses depending on interest and the Law College’s needs.
(Review of applications begins on September 14, 2022.)

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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR TENURE SYSTEM
Michigan State University

Michigan State University College of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions. We welcome applications from candidates across all areas of law, although subject areas of particular interest include contracts and commercial law, family law, health care law and policy with an emphasis on inequities in public and private health care systems, race and the law, criminal law, trusts and estates, international law, and constitutional law.

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SUPERVISING ATTORNEY, HOUSING – Detroit, MI
Lakeshore Legal Aid

Lakeshore Legal Aid is seeking a dedicated lawyer to lead law students practicing law under MCR 8.120 representing low-income tenants in Lakeshore’s Detroit Eviction Prevention office. Supervising attorneys will work closely with directors to identify systemic legal problems and develop and implement impact litigation. In addition to overseeing law students, the supervising attorney will represent clients and maintain a caseload. The Supervising attorney also will ensure that staff comply with funding requirements.

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SUPERVISING ATTORNEY, HOUSING – Detroit, MI
Lakeshore Legal Aid

Lakeshore Legal Aid is seeking a dedicated lawyer to lead staff attorneys representing low-income and senior clients in the Detroit team of our Detroit Eviction Prevention office. The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for leading staff in housing cases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to overseeing attorneys and staff, supervising attorneys will represent clients and maintain a caseload. Supervising attorneys also will ensure that staff complies with funding requirements. This position is anticipated to last through December 29, 2023, or longer if funding allows or is extended.

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PAID WINTER LAW CLERK – Metro Detroit, MI
Lakeshore Legal Aid

Lakeshore is seeking dedicated law students who will advocate and litigate on behalf of low-income and senior clients. Law Clerks will be responsible for representing clients in a holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals through advocacy including litigation. In addition to individual client representation, Law Clerks are expected to treat clients, co-workers, and others with dignity and respect. This position is seasonal based on Law School semesters.

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STAFF ATTORNEY – Dearborn, MI
Lakeshore Legal Aid

Lakeshore is seeking a dedicated lawyer who will advocate and litigate on behalf of low-income and senior clients. Staff attorneys will be responsible for representing clients in a holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals through advocacy including litigation. In addition to individual client representation, staff attorneys are expected to be active in the community through participation in outreach and community organizations. Staff attorneys will treat clients, co-workers, and others with dignity and respect.

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STAFF ATTORNEY – Housing – Metro Detroit, MI
Lakeshore Legal Aid

Lakeshore Legal Aid is seeking dedicated lawyers who will advocate and litigate on behalf of clients facing legal problems relating to housing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This attorney may represent clients in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. Staff attorneys will be responsible for representing clients in a holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals through advocacy including litigation. The position will remain mostly remote until December 30, 2022.

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STAFF ATTORNEY – Southwest Detroit, MI
Lakeshore Legal Aid

LLA is seeking a dedicated lawyer who will advocate and litigate on behalf of low-income and senior clients. Staff attorneys will be responsible for representing clients in a holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals through advocacy including litigation. In addition to individual client representation, staff attorneys are expected to be active in the community through participation in outreach and community organizations. Staff attorneys will treat clients, co-workers, and others with dignity and respect.

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STAFF ATTORNEY – Riverview, MI
Lakeshore Legal Aid

LLA is seeking a dedicated lawyer who will advocate and litigate on behalf of low-income and senior clients. Staff attorneys will be responsible for representing clients in a holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals through advocacy including litigation. In addition to individual client representation, staff attorneys are expected to be active in the community through participation in outreach and community organizations. Staff attorneys will treat clients, co-workers, and others with dignity and respect.

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STAFF ATTORNEY – Warren, MI
Lakeshore Legal Aid

LLA is seeking a dedicated lawyer who will advocate and litigate on behalf of low-income and senior clients. Staff attorneys will be responsible for representing clients in a holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals through advocacy including litigation. In addition to individual client representation, staff attorneys are expected to be active in the community through participation in outreach and community organizations. Staff attorneys will treat clients, co-workers, and others with dignity and respect.

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