Two Staff Attorney 15/16 positions - DAG Appeals Section

Salary: $30.39 - $64.94 Hourly
Location: Various, MI
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Department: Attorney General
Job Number: 1101-23-037
Closing: 3/20/2023 5:00 PM Eastern
Job Description

As a staff or senior level attorney, the incumbent is expected to handle legal assignments that have an impact on cases within the Appeals Section of the Criminal Trials and Appeals Division. The incumbent will routinely handle assignments of varying legal complexity. The incumbent, under the supervision of the First Assistant and/or the Section Head will draft briefs in state criminal appeals in the Michigan Court of Appeals or Michigan Supreme Court and handle oral argument. The incumbent, again under the supervision of the First Assistant and/or the Section Head will draft briefs, motions, and appellate briefs in federal courts, conducts evidentiary hearings, as well as appears for oral arguments relating to federal habeas corpus litigation. As a corollary to the duties above, the incumbent coordinates with state county prosecutors, the Michigan Department of Corrections, state trial courts, and the federal courts, regarding case and prisoner status. When called upon, the incumbent becomes part of a trial team in the Trial Section of the CTA Division, as a legal advisor and writer. And when called upon, the incumbent assists in researching legal issues at the direction of the Division Chief, First Assistant, Section Head, or members of the Executive Division.

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Required Education and Experience


Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.


Attorney-Staff P15

No specific type or amount is required.

Attorney-Senior 16

Four years of post-bar admission legal experience.

Additional Requirements and Information

Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications

Membership in good standing in the Michigan State Bar

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Please attach a cover letter, resume, and official college transcripts (if applicable) to your application.  

Please note:  Applicants may be screened out for failure to attach the required resume, cover letter and transcripts to their application.