Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG) – Saginaw County


The SAAG will provide exclusive full-time legal services as a criminal prosecutor to assist the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office.  Legal services include, but are not limited to, the review and authorization of search warrants legal research, drafting and arguing motions, court appearances, and the pretrial preparation and related litigation.  Work assignments and day-to-day supervision will be the responsibility of the Saginaw County Prosecutor or his designee.

Typical Job Duties:

Interviews victims of crimes, complaints and law enforcement officials requesting warrants; determines appropriateness and authorizes warrants as deemed necessary.

Analyze police reports, case investigation reports, laboratory reports, witness statements and identification to authorize or deny prosecutor proceedings. Decides whether an accused is charged with a crime and/or whether charges are reduced or dropped.

Advises law enforcement officials within the county on legal matters related to investigations and procedures.  Prepares Search Warrants. Assists police in field investigation when necessary or requested.

Handles assignments in all courts which include:  Circuit, District, and Probate. Prepares for trials and court proceedings by researching previous cases and applicable legislation; drafts briefs and legal memoranda in support of court arguments. Conducts criminal trials by introducing case, picking jury, presenting opening and closing arguments, examining and cross-examining witnesses, presenting evidence and arguing motions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Graduate of an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in Michigan.  Interviewing experience is preferred. Prosecution experience is also preferred but not required.

Financial Info:

$63,000 also includes health, dental, and vision benefits for two years

Submit resume with cover letter to John A. McColgan Jr. at 111 S. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602 or email to Christi Lopez, Office Manager at clopez@saginawcounty.com.

Open until filled.

Saginaw County is an equal opportunity/ADA employer