Closing Date: 15th April, 2024


A staff attorney in the Health, Education & Family Services Division is expected to regularly handle routine legal assignments. On occasion, a staff attorney may handle some legal assignments that are more complex with a number of variables. The employee is expected to keep clients and supervisors aware as to the status of all matters they are handling. The staff attorney, under the supervision of their supervisor, drafts formal and informal legal opinions and provides legal representation to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service, the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement and Potential, and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, as well as agencies, commissions, boards and staff within these Departments. The legal representation includes administrative proceedings and civil litigation in both state and federal courts, including appellate courts. It also includes representation of state officials and employees.

Position Description (

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