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The Department has approximately 250 Assistant Attorneys General (AAGs) assigned to various divisions and representing state agencies, the Legislature, the Judiciary and Executive Office. Successful candidates are usually hired as an Attorney Staff-E (attorneys with extensive experience may be hired at a higher level) with the possibility of future advancement into position levels of Attorney-Senior A, Attorney Specialist and supervisory attorney positions.

Hiring of AAGs is vacancy driven and subject to the Michigan Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. The following is a list of minimum and desirable qualifications for a staff attorney position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited law school
  • Membership in good standing in the Michigan State Bar (Note: Recent law school graduates or experienced attorneys not presently licensed in Michigan may be considered for Legal Assistant appointments and must subsequently become members of the Michigan State Bar to continue their employment.)

Review the Staff Attorney P15 job description for more information on requirements and an explanation of the position.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply on the Civil Service website.