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Legal Analyst

Date Posted: May 16, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Legal Analyst 

Location: Central Office – Office of the General Counsel   

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000 annual salary  

Reports to: General Counsel  

Bargaining Unit: Non-Union 

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

Position Summary: 

A Legal Analyst provides research, drafting, editing, analysis and compliance support and services to the Office of the General Counsel (“OGC”).  Expert research, writing and critical thinking skills are imperative. 

A Legal Analyst must have an active and extensive understanding of, and experience in, reviewing, interpreting, researching and analyzing legal matters.  A Legal Analyst should possess expert interpersonal relationship skills, high attention to detail, superb organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and a willingness to complete varied tasks.   

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Paralegal Studies Certificate from an accredited institution and/or Law Degree (Juris Doctorate) from an accredited law school   
  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited college or university (Preferred)  

  • 3 years of experience as a judicial law clerk; or 

  • 2 to 3 years of experience as a paralegal in a law firm, corporate or governmental legal department with emphasis on civil litigation and/or commercial transactions; or  

  • 2 to 6 years of experience as a legal assistant at a law firm. 

  • Experience with Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act and other statutory compliance (Preferred). 

  • Experience working in a court, urban public school district or large/complex organizational setting.  

  • Experience using computer-based legal research systems i.e. Westlaw or Lexis and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word and Excel. 

  • Experience completing electronic and paper court filings. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Interview client representatives and witnesses. 

  1. Conduct and/or support investigations. 

  1. Conduct research. 

  1. Gather and assemble information. 

  1. Draft legal documents and pleadings, including but not limited to contracts, memoranda of understanding/agreements, transactional documents, complaints, answers, discovery requests/responses, motions, orders and subpoenas. 

  1. Analyze and summarize documents and depositions. 

  1. Organize and maintain document control, tracking, databases and case management systems. 

  1. Track, collate, review and file documents. 

  1. File documents with courts and agencies. 

  1. Prepare for, and assist at, trials and administrative hearings. 

  1. Receive FOIA requests, procure and review responsive documents and prepare/transmit FOIA responses and appeals.  

  1. Use several software applications (e.g. databases, spreadsheets, desktop publishers, etc.) to complete assignments professionally. 

  1. Prepare legal related reports. 

  1. Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the General Counsel (or Designee) 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire. 

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered. 

All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required.

 Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. 

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance. 

 

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