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Elaine Barr

Elaine Barr

Attorney Analyst

State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Attorney Analyst at State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

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State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Attorney Analyst

Responsible for highly complex tasks associated with drafting and promulgating administrative rules for the health professions regulated under the Michigan Public Health Code. Additionally, responsible for drafting and promulgating administrative rules for the Bureau of Health Care Services and the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program.
Responsible for contract review, including proposing and drafting revisions.
Advising regulatory boards regarding legislative requirements that necessitate the promulgation of administrative rules; independently scheduling meetings with subcommittees of boards in order to develop language for proposed administrative rules; drafting proposed administrative rule language, and the related documents associated with the rulemaking process, including the Request for Rulemaking, Regulatory Impact Statement, and Cost-Benefit Analysis.
Independently scheduling and conducting public hearings relating to proposed administrative rules.
Independently analyzing complex information, making recommendations for policy, and drafting language for administrative rules necessary to implement new initiatives. Analyzing complex health licensing, education, credentialing, and regulatory information and determining which information should be included in policy or rules for newly regulated professions. Independently conducting legal and field research to obtain information in to support development of policy and administrative rules.
Investigates inquiries from licensees, professional associations, representatives of the Legislature and the Governor’s Office, and proposes solutions or responses.

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Michigan Indian Legal Services

Attorney

Represented Individuals, Families, Tribes, and Organizations in Cases involving Federal Indian Law, Tribal Court Representation, and Related Matters, with Practice Primarily Concentrated in Criminal Defense, Appeals, and Parent’s—Side Child Welfare
Drafted Motions, Appellate and Trial Briefs, and Amicus Curiae Briefs
Drafted Tribal Governance Materials and Practitioner Manuals, Including a Tribal Landlord-Tenant Guide and the Indian Child Welfare Act Manual

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Indigenous Law and Policy Center

Legal Fellow

Researched and Drafted Legal Memoranda, Amicus Curiae Briefs, and Tribal Governance Materials
Produced Legal Research and Writing Projects, Focusing on Criminal Law and Policy in Indian Country
Administered the QUICWA State Court Compliance Project, Making Michigan State University the First Law School to Direct the Program
Worked with the Michigan State University Office of Inclusion, Being Solely Responsible for Interviewing and Reporting the Results of the American Indian Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey
Developed and Recorded Programming for the “American Indian Law Update” Featured on Niijii Radio
Coordinated Programming for Practitioners, Tribal Leaders, and Students, Including the Building Strong Sovereign Nations Training and the Policy Center’s Annual Conference

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Michigan Indian Legal Services

Law Clerk

Researched Various Indian Law Issues in State, Federal, and Tribal Forums
Drafted Legal Briefs and Memoranda
Assisted in Various Aspects of Criminal Defense and Indian Child Welfare Cases, Including Legal Research and Hearing Preparation

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Wayne County Prosecutor's Office

Intern

Conducted Preliminary Examinations under Supervising Attorney
Drafted and Argued Legal Briefs and Memoranda
Interviewed Police and Civilian Witnesses
Compiled Victim Impact Statements

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State Senator Michael Switalski

Legal Intern

Completed Legal Research and Drafted Memoranda Concerning Preliminary Examinations, Environmental Law, and Financial Institution Reform
Monitored Pending Legislation
Conducted Statistical and Economic Research
Coordinated Constituent Relations

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Hon. Amy P. Hathaway-Wayne County 3rd Judicial Circuit

Intern

Drafted Orders and Motion Summaries
Researched Issues Pertaining to Family Law
Observed Courtroom Procedures

Michigan State University College of Law

J.D., Law, Certificate in Indigenous Law and Policy, Criminal Law

University of Michigan

B.A., Political Science