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Solicitor General Bureau

G. Mennen Williams Building, 7th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 241-8403
Facsimile (517) 373-3042

Division Assignments:

Appellate

Opinions

Solicitor General

 


Appellate Division

G. Mennen Williams Building, 4th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30217
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-4875
Facsimile (517) 373-4916

 

Duties/Representing:

  • HABEAS PETITIONS: Represent the various state prison wardens in federal court actions for writs of habeas corpus filed by state prisoners claiming their federal constitutional rights were violated in their state criminal proceedings
  • STATE COURT APPEALS: Represent the People in the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court in appeals from felony convictions obtained in counties with a population smaller than 75,000

Opinions Division

G. Mennen Williams Building, 4th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-6889
Facsimile (517) 241-0361

 

Duties/Representing:

 

  • Manage the Attorney General's opinions process; drafting, reviewing, and editing all formal opinions, letter opinions, and informational letters provided to members of the Legislature, the Governor, or any other state officer pursuant to MCL 14.32; handle all citizen correspondence regarding opinions, and review citizen correspondence received from legislators and the Governor
  • Serve as appellate advisor upon request of the Attorney General in cases involving the observance of a conflict wall, and assist with other cases as needed
  • Serve as the Attorney General's advisor on request for the initiation of quo warranto proceedings

Solicitor General Division

G. Mennen Williams Building, 7th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1124
Facsimile (517) 373-3042

 

Duties/Representing:   

 

  • Make recommendations to the Attorney General for amicus briefs and sign-on letters circulated by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
  • Manage the State's litigation in the United States Supreme Court
  • Original briefing and oral advocacy in significant cases for the Department
  • Prepare reports for the Department regarding case call and appellate dispositions
  • Supervising all the appellate filings by the Department in the appellate courts

 

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