Associate Attorney

The Detroit Land Bank Authority is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, or other criteria prohibited by the City, State or Federal law.

To qualify for a job, an applicant must meet the education, training, experience and any applicable license or certificate requirement for the job position. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide acceptable proof of their work record and history.

The Detroit Land Bank Authority Published: January 26, 2017
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Associate Attorney, working as Second Chair, is responsible for all aspects of civil litigation, including drafting pleadings, reviewing records, and attending hearings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Staff Attorney in management of case load for their timely movement and resolution
  • Draft pleadings, review records, attend hearings, manage files in various stages of the nuisance abatement program
  • Assist with the conduct of litigation hearings
  • Collaborate with legal team on various matters
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Staff Attorney, Principal Attorney or Deputy General Counsel

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan
  • 1-2 years of related legal experience, including litigation experience
  • Basic knowledge of state court practice
  • Knowledge of land banking, tax foreclosure, municipal, and real estate law, a plus
  • Must be a mission-driven individual with high personal integrity and a strong sense of public service to the residents of the City of Detroit
  • Strong negotiating skills, a plus
  • Understanding of and ability to apply attorney ethics rules
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in public speaking and writing
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Capable of analyzing problems rigorously and from all angles, showing sound practical judgement
  • Ability to grasp quickly and accurately new and complex concepts and areas of law
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Experience using and proficiency with MS Office
  • Detroit residency, preferred

 

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