Legal Job Openings

ORGANIZATION: Kent County Courthouse

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will assist the judiciary by researching legal resources for precedents and opinions with respect to legal issues and points of law for the preparation of decisions and/or legal opinions. This individual will prepare citations to support judicial opinions and decisions and draft opinions and decisions as directed by the judiciary. Other duties will include filing documents for Court actions, performing related work to expedite litigation of civil, criminal and family law matters and various duties as assigned.

Please attach a writing sample and transcripts to your application. Writing samples must be exclusively researched and written by the applicant.

Job Requirements

Juris Doctorate from an accredited institution. Requires a thorough working knowledge of civil law and trial practices and procedures including Michigan Court Rules. The ability to search electronic and hardcopy legal resources for relevant legal precedents and interpretations is required.

Effective communication skills, both oral and written, and a thorough working knowledge of brief preparation are essential.

Requires the ability to interact positively with judges, attorneys and other employees of the Court.

Note: Although this position is classified as temporary, it is a fully benefited position.

Note: Employees hired into the Law Clerk position with the 17th Judicial Circuit Court will be appointed to one-year terms subject to renewal on an annual basis, pursuant to MCL 600.1471 as interpreted by the Chief Judge of the 17th Circuit Court. Positions will be reviewed on or before the anniversary date and renewed or terminated based on the sole discretion of the Chief Judge.

Apply through www.accesskent.com/jobs

POSITION: RN Paralegal
ORGANIZATION: Gruel Mills Nims & Pylman PLLC

Position Overview:

One of Grand Rapids most prestigious law firms is seeking a Nurse Paralegal for its Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Department.

Responsibilities will include reviewing medical records, speaking with clients, and working on all aspects

of medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.

Candidates must have a nursing degree and prior experience working in a law firm. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required. Ideal candidate will be a well-spoken, highly organized, and motivated individual. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Gruel, Mills,

Nims & Pylman offers a comprehensive benefit package and an excellent working environment. Please provide your resume, cover letter and associated credentials to Stacey A. Hale at sahale@gmnp.com.

POSITION: Associate Attorney
ORGANIZATION: Michigan Auto Law

Position Overview:

Associate attorney needed with two to five years of litigation experience for Michigan Auto Law’s Grand Rapids office. Qualified candidate should have excellent writing and advocacy skills. Experience in taking many depositions and motions in 1st and 3rd party litigation cases. Michigan Auto Law is one of the leading trial law firms representing people who have been seriously injured in car accidents. Visit www.michiganautolaw.com for more information before applying.

Please send resumes to bhewitt@michiganautolaw.com.

POSITION: Probate Register
ORGANIZATION: Kent County Courthouse
180 Ottawa Ave NW
$97,418 – $107,017

Job Responsibilities

This professional position exercises all legal powers granted to a probate register in uncontested matters and is the primary resource for information to petitioners, attorneys, heirs, caseworkers, guardians, conservators and other parties to the matters before the Court. As directed by the Chief Probate Judge, the successful candidate will manage the day-to-day operations of the Court ensuring that all functions of the Court comply with state law and with the State Court Administrator’s Office rules, standards and requirements. The position ensures that all staff are properly trained and will develop and administer operating, capital and personnel budgets to ensure cost efficient services. Subject to the approval of the Chief Probate Judge, this position establishes, modifies, updates and implements Court operating policies and procedures. The position also oversees the Kent County Guardianship Program.

Job Requirements

The position requires a Juris Doctorate or LL.B., combined with a minimum of four years’ progressively responsible experience in the management of legal or judicial services. Membership in the State Bar of Michigan is required. A thorough working knowledge of probate law, court operations and State Court Administrator’s Office rules, standards and requirements are essential. The applicant must possess the ability to work in a collaborative manner and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, directors, elected officials, staff, attorneys, and other County departments. The position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written.

Apply through www.accesskent.com/jobs.

POSITION: Attorney

Mika Meyers is a West Michigan law firm with a statewide practice. The firm has an opening for an attorney in our Manistee, Michigan office.  Qualifications include: minimum of three years of experience in the following practice areas:  municipal, real estate, estate planning and civil litigation.  Ideal candidate should have excellent academic and professional credentials and exceptional writing and communication skills.  Please submit resume to:

Benjamin A. Zainea
Mika Meyers PLC
900 Monroe Avenue, N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503