Jobs & Opportunities

Product Liability Associate

Bush Seyferth PLLC, a litigation boutique with offices in Michigan and Texas, seeks associates for its growing product liability team. Though smaller than “big law” firms, BSP punches well above its weight class, providing nationwide litigation services with trial skills second to none. Some of America’s best-known companies look to BSP for successful results in complex business litigation and appeals.

Many of our attorneys have returned to working mostly in-office, but BSP has embraced a forward-looking hybrid in-person/remote environment. Depending on qualifications and role—and after initial on-boarding—we will consider remote-first candidates.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Outstanding interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and communication (both written and oral) skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and highly responsive and efficient work habits;
  • A desire to produce top-quality work and continually improve;
  • Leadership and ownership on cases; and
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 2-6 years’ experience in civil litigation, including drafting pleadings, taking depositions, and arguing motions;
  • Deep thinker; efficient researcher; persuasive writer and speaker; and
  • Michigan or Texas Bar License (or ability to waive in).

Job duties include:

  • Identification and analysis of complex legal issues;
  • Drafting and responding to discovery requests (which requires gathering, organizing, and indexing large volumes of paper and electronic materials);
  • Drafting and responding to motions;
  • Taking depositions and assisting with preparation of witnesses for depositions;
  • Frequent communication with opposing counsel, experts, witnesses, and clients;
  • Frequent analysis of technical issues;
  • Analyzing engineering documents and various other file materials, and preparing these materials for electronic production; and
  • Responding to deposition notices (which includes proper objections, scope analysis, and definition).

We provide a competitive compensation package, including the following benefits and other perks;

  • Market-competitive salary
  • Bonuses
  • 401(k) program
  • Health coverage
  • Pet insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Remote work options
  • Vacation stipend
  • Professional development stipend
  • In-suite, complimentary gym (in Michigan)

For more information or to apply, click here.

Complex Litigation and Appeals Associate

Bush Seyferth PLLC, a litigation boutique with offices in Michigan and Texas, seeks associates for our growing class actions and appeals team. This group focuses on litigation strategy, research, and writing, with many team members rounding out their dockets with end-to-end litigation. BSP may be small, but we punch above our weight class, regularly working (and sometimes competing) with other leading firms around the country.  

Many of our attorneys have returned to working mostly in-office, but BSP has embraced a hybrid in-person/remote environment moving forward. Depending on qualifications and role, we will consider remote-first and non-full-time candidates.  

Job Duties Include:

  • Spotting and analyzing complex legal issues across topics; 
  • Drafting and editing trial-related filings, including motions: on critical discovery issues, to dismiss, for summary judgment/disposition, relating to class certification, to exclude experts, in limine, for directed verdict, new trial, and/or JNOV;  
  • Supporting trial teams, largely for legal issues, sometimes in person. This role includes drafting portions of pre-trial briefs and objections, jury instructions, verdict forms, bench briefs; (see Teaming Up: Appellate and Trial Counsel Partnering to Win); 
  • Drafting appellate briefs and petitions/applications; 
  • Editing legal arguments written by others for accuracy and persuasion, sometimes on short deadlines; 
  • Arguing motions and appeals; 
  • Strategizing and conducting fact discovery (including written discovery and depositions); and 
  • Investigating and working with experts, including depositions. 

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Enjoys challenging, complex legal issues;  
  • 2-6 years’ experience with majority brief-writing (or equivalent);  
  • Excellent research and writing skills; 
  • Deep thinker; efficient researcher; persuasive writer and speaker;  
  • Michigan Bar License (or ability to waive in); and 
  • Class action experience is a positive. 

Benefits & Other Perks:

  • Competitive compensation package 
  • Bonuses 
  • 401(k) program 
  • Health coverage 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Remote work options 
  • In-suite, complimentary gym (in Michigan) 

For more information or to apply, click here.

Part-Time Case Reviewer - Southfield, MI

Organization Overview:
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 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.

Position Overview:
Lakeshore is seeking a dedicated lawyer to review client cases and intakes through our Counsel and Advocacy Law Line. A case reviewer will be responsible for ensuring that staff attorneys assist clients holistic manner to achieve clients’ goals through advice and brief service on the law line. A case reviewer works closely with the director and supervisors to support staff attorneys, while ensuring quality legal services. A case reviewer will have experience and expertise in our practice areas of law, review cases for compliance, handle urgent case referrals, and ensure that staff comply with funding requirements.

General Task Areas:
• Review of case files handled through our legal telephone intake hotline covering poverty and senior populations throughout Michigan.
• Knowing and ensuring compliance with all funder requirements in all files.
• Timely reviewing files for quality, legal accuracy, compliance with federal and funder regulations.
• Knowledge of various Lakeshore partner program referral protocols, and timely referral of files to local offices where appropriate.
• Monitoring hold cases for timely and effective follow-up where necessary.
• Assisting with and/or providing guidance to staff attorneys with relevant legal research.
• Reviewing files in such a manner as to provide ongoing training (legal and compliance) for staff attorneys as necessary.
• Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the supervising attorney, a director, CEO, CEO designee.

Qualifications:
• Graduated from an accredited law school.
• Admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, or an application at the first opportunity for admission by reciprocity, or by taking the first available bar exam.
• 5 years or more experience of practice
• Demonstrated interest in the area of poverty law and working with low- income individuals. Able to communicate effectively, be empathetic and understand the diverse clients of the poverty community.
• Ability to deal effectively with all people under difficult circumstances.
• Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
• Ability to lead and motivate.
• Flexibility

Salary
Starting hourly rate for an attorney licensed in Michigan ranges from $32.21.

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume at www.lakeshorelegalaid.org

** Do not delay. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm, February 3, 2023, or until the position is filled. **
LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Staff Attorney - Systemic Advocacy Focus on Housing - Detroit, MI

Organization Overview:
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 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.

Position Overview:
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, 2023.

General Task Areas:
• Provide timely civil legal services to low-income and senior clients and client groups through representation in trial courts, appellate courts and other forums, through litigation, advice, negotiation, drafting and review of legal documents, referrals and administrative advocacy.
• Serve the clients in a holistic and client centered manner.
• Develop an expertise in one or more areas of law, if required.
• Promote and maintain civil and professional relationships with coworkers, clients, members of the judicial system, and members of the public with whom they have contact, treating all with dignity and respect.
• Train or mentor other staff in areas of experience.
• Create and/or deliver presentations to community groups on legal services related topics.
• Develop continuing expertise to handle increasingly more complex litigation or other projects.
• Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the supervising attorney, a director, CEO, or a CEO designee.

Qualifications:
• Graduated from an accredited law school.
• Admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, or an application at the first opportunity for admission by reciprocity, or by taking the first available bar exam.
• Demonstrated interest in the area of poverty law and working with low- income individuals. Able to communicate effectively, be empathetic and understand the diverse clients of the poverty community.
• Ability to deal effectively with all people under difficult circumstances.
• Demonstrable skills in litigation, advocacy, interviewing, and drafting legal documents.
• Demonstrated ability to plan and organize multiple tasks.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Salary
Starting annual salary for an attorney licensed in Michigan ranges from $60,000 and is commensurate with qualifications and includes excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability, retirement plan, and paid time off.

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume at www.lakeshorelegalaid.org

** Do not delay. Applications accepted until February 3, 2023, or until the position is filled. **
LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Attorney

Description:

In addition to wages, retirement plan, medical, dental, and vision benefits, the Court offers generous vacation time and has an extensive holiday schedule that includes paid end-of-year shut down.  Additionally, employees of the Court may be eligible for forgiveness of their student loans under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.  More importantly, if you are service-oriented and have an interest in work that is closely connected to the community, employees of the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan are rewarded with the satisfaction of participating in the provision of justice in Michigan’s largest, most populous county.

Summary:

The Associate Attorney reports to the Supervising Senior Staff Attorney of a department in the Legal Division of the Office of Friend of the Court. Under supervision, the Associate Attorney handles domestic relations matters on a judge’s or specialized dockets. The Associate Attorney is responsible to uphold the Legal Division’s overall objective of ensuring that the office’s procedures and court’s orders are established and enforced according to law and court rules. Employees in this title are expected to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Judicial Law Clerk I

Description:

Judicial Law Clerk I – Honorable Regina Triplett (Family Domestic Division)

In addition to wages, retirement plan, medical, dental, and vision benefits, the Court offers generous vacation time and has an extensive holiday schedule that includes paid end-of-year shut down.  Additionally, employees of the Court may be eligible for forgiveness of their student loans under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.  More importantly, if you are service-oriented and have an interest in work that is closely connected to the community, employees of the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan are rewarded with the satisfaction of participating in the provision of justice in Michigan’s largest, most populous county.

Summary:

Under limited supervision of a Judge, assists the Judge in making sure the Court room operates efficiently and effectively; processes routine legal paper work and correspondence; reviews, studies and researches laws, court decisions, documents, opinions, briefs, and orders including civil, family and criminal.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Systems Administrator

Description:

In addition to wages, retirement plan, medical, dental, and vision benefits, the Court offers generous vacation time and has an extensive holiday schedule that includes paid end-of-year shut down.  Additionally, employees of the Court may be eligible for forgiveness of their student loans under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.  More importantly, if you are service-oriented and have an interest in work that is closely connected to the community, employees of the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan are rewarded with the satisfaction of participating in the provision of justice in Michigan’s largest, most populous county.

Summary:

Under the direction of the Division head or Designee, this position is responsible for deploying and maintaining windows servers in an active directory environment, creating and maintaining group policies, maintaining the Dell chassis / blade server environment, configuring and maintaining the EqualLogic iSCSI SANS, configuring and maintaining the virtual server environment, providing a backup and recovery solution, and providing second-level support to field-support technicians. Employees in this title are expected to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

For more information or to apple, click here.

Chief Special Assistant Prosecuting Attorney - Assistant Friend of the Court, Detroit

Description:

In addition to wages, retirement plan, medical, dental, and vision benefits, the Court offers generous vacation time and has an extensive holiday schedule that includes paid end-of-year shut down.  Additionally, employees of the Court may be eligible for forgiveness of their student loans under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.  More importantly, if you are service-oriented and have an interest in work that is closely connected to the community, employees of the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan are rewarded with the satisfaction of participating in the provision of justice in Michigan’s largest, most populous county.

Summary:

Under direction of the Friend of the Court (FOC) Executive Director plans, implements, and oversees the FOC Prosecuting Attorney operations in accordance with the Friend of the Court’s Cooperative Reimbursement Program Grant with the Office of Child Support and Friend of the Court’s Strategic Plan.  Ensures delivery of timely and quality services to the public and judges in accordance with state and federal laws.  Utilizes team-building concepts, ensures the continuing professional development of staff, and upholds the provisions of the staff’s collective bargaining agreements, Court policies and the Third Circuit Court Employee Handbook.  Assists with the technology project plan and budgetary plans for the delivery of services.  Employees in this title are expected to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.

For more information or to apply, click here.

U of M Clinical Teaching Fellow Civil/Criminal Litigation Clinic

The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Civil/Criminal Litigation Clinic (CCLC). This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension for a third year.

The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to fully support attorneys wishing to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship. Michigan Clinical Fellows have enjoyed success on the national job market and are teaching in clinics at law schools across the country.

The CCLC is Michigan Law’s oldest clinic. The CCLC represents low-income clients at trial and appellate levels across many substantive areas of practice including housing, contracts, consumer and civil rights, discrimination, public benefits, and insurance. On the criminal side, the CCLC represent clients charged with misdemeanors from arraignment through trial, and handles post-judgment issues in serious felony cases.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Staff Attorney - Riverview, MI

Organization Overview:
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 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.

Position Overview:
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.

For more information or to apply, submit your cover letter and resume at our website www.lakeshorelegalaid.org
** Do not delay. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2023, or until the position is filled. **