Attorney

  • ORGANIZATION
    Michigan Legislative Council
  • LOCATION
    Lansing , MI
  • SALARY
    $65,000 - $75,000
summary
The attorney drafts bills, substitutes, and amendments and tracks assigned bills through the legislative process. The attorney serves as nonpartisan legal counsel to the Michigan Legislature and is expected to develop an area of subject matter specialization as well as considerable knowledge of the legislative process and Legal Division policies and procedures. 


Position Responsibilities
• Prepares bill requests, drafts conference committee reports, and writes legal memoranda.
• Performs research to determine the impact of proposed legislation on existing laws. 
• Drafts reintroductions, legislation with suggested language supplied, and original legislation, amendments, and substitutes of a basic or routine nature.
• Advises legislators regrading the legality of proposed legislation. 
• Attends and gives counsel at legislative committee meetings and upon request provides assistance to members on the House and Senate floors.
• Assists in informing legislative clientele of the nature and scope of bill drafting and related legal services available.
• Drafts original legislation, amendments, substitutes, and conference reports of a moderately difficult or complex nature.
• Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Qualifications
• The position requires knowledge normally acquired through a Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.) from an accredited school of law with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA required.
• One (1) to three (3) years of experience in legal research and writing is required. 


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Knowledge of the fundamental subjects of law and methods of legal research.
• Knowledge of the preparation of legislation and of the legislative process.
• Ability to present ideas clearly and effectively, including the ability to write clearly, concisely and in an organized manner.
• Ability to evaluate placement of new legislative policy or concept within the context of an amendatory act or a new act.
• Ability to translate broad legislative goals into comprehensive legislation. 


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