GovHR USA / MGT is pleased to announce our partnership with Barry County Trial Court in search of a new Quasi-Judicial Officer. The position reports to Trial Court Administrator and the Probate, District and Circuit Judges. 
If you are contemplating running for a judgeship as part of your career trajectory, this position is a great career builder providing hands on experience in making judicial decisions, court protocol and other related responsibilities! In this position, you will conduct a variety of hearings: including but not limited to, domestic relations, juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, probate matters, informal hearings on civil infractions, arraignments on misdemeanor and felony matters. Reviews and approves arrest and search warrants, sets bond. 
The position will serve as Domestic Relations Referee, Juvenile Referee, Probate Register, Attorney Magistrate and have other quasi-judicial duties. For a full job description, please go to:
The incumbent must be a registered voter in Barry County.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Juris Doctor Law degree from an accredited law school and 
  • License to practice law in the State of Michigan and membership in the State Bar of Michigan in good standing.
    • Or candidates who are members in good standing of another State Bar with ability to obtain a Michigan state license prior to hire.
  • At least 5 years of experience practicing law with a thorough understanding of family, juvenile, child welfare, probate law, and criminal law. The ability to interpret and explain statutes, case law and trial procedures. 
  • Magistrate and Referee training (or completion of training as soon as feasible after hire)
Compensation, benefits and more
The County provides a competitive hiring range between $95,000-$98,000 (maximum) dependent on your specific qualifications against those outlined on the job description and approved by the Chief Judge. 
In addition, the County offers a comprehensive benefits package including cost-effective health, paid sick and vacation leave, 12 paid holidays, as well as participation in retirement and/or 457 plans. Please see the New Hire Benefit Information Flyer for more specific information.  The county pays for training as outlined by the State Administrative Office for Judges & Magistrates, board meetings and/or conferences, etc.
Based on the court schedule and responsibilities, the position may have opportunity for a hybrid work schedule after the probationary period of 6 months.
Public Loans Forgiveness (PSLF) – The Barry County Trial Courts participates in the Public Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Please review the provisions of the program to see of you qualify. 
For consideration, please submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references online by May 29, 2024. For questions, please contact Joan Walko, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA (a Division of MGT Consulting of America) at (410) 499-9586.
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Application Deadline: May 29, 2024 

Posted: 2024-04-25

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