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    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR—STATE BAR OF SOUTH DAKOTA

    START DATE BETWEEN JUNE 1 AND JULY 16, 2018.

    By statutory dictate, the State Bar aims to obtain the cooperation of all the practicing lawyers in the State in the better administration of justice and in maintaining a high standard of professional conduct in the State Bar. The State Bar also seeks to uphold the honor of the profession of the law, to encourage adequate preparation for its practice, and to promote cordial intercourse among the members of the State Bar. The State Bar is the legal entity through which the considered judgment of its members on matters affecting the judicial system of the State may be ascertained and made available to the courts and the Legislature. All lawyers licensed to practice in South Dakota including private practitioners, judges, government and legal services attorneys and corporate counsel, comprise the State Bar.

    DETAILS

    The Executive Director serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the State Bar and serves at the direction of the President, President-Elect, and 13-member Bar Commission. The State Bar has 3 other staff members with its office located in Pierre, South Dakota. The Executive Director leads, manages, and executes the affairs of the organization consistent with Bar Commission policies and the organization’s Strategic Plan. The Executive Director serves as the chief administrator for South Dakota CLE, Inc. and the South Dakota Bar Foundation and as the chief lobbyist for the State Bar before the South Dakota Legislature. This is a salaried (exempt) position located in Pierre, South Dakota, with full benefit package, including health, dental, and retirement as a member of the South Dakota Retirement System. Salary will DOE. The State Bar is an equal opportunity employer.

    QUALIFICATIONS

     Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school and a member in good standing in all jurisdictions in which a license is held.

     Strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to foster and maintain relationships with a diverse group of bar members, volunteers, court personnel, and legislative branch and executive branch personnel.

     Ability to develop and manage budgets and provide Bar Commissioners with in-depth information on the finances of the State Bar and its affiliated entities.

     Knowledge of volunteer boards and committees and how they operate.

     Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

     Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage a large volume of diverse priorities and conflicting goals.

     Lobbying experience or familiarity with the governmental and/or legislative processes.

     

    APPLY | JOB DESCRIPTION 

    Notice of Judicial Vacancy - EXTENDED

    TO: All Active Members of the State Bar of South Dakota

    FROM: Bruce V. Anderson, Secretary, Judicial Qualifications Commission

    The retirement of the Hon. Joseph Neiles in November 2017 will create a vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position in the Second Judicial Circuit. The Judicial Qualifications Commission accepted applications for this vacancy with a previous deadline of August 11th, 2017. The Commission has determined that an insufficient number of applications for the vacancy were submitted and has decided to extend the application deadline.

     All lawyers and judges interested in applying should obtain the application form at http://ujs.sd.gov/, or contact Lori Grode at the State Court Administrator’s Office. The application must be returned to the Administrator’s Office and must be postmarked no later than 5:00 PM on September 29th, 2017. The duty station for this position shall be located in Sioux Falls, SD.

    You may also obtain the application form by writing or telephoning:

    Lori Grode

    State Court Administrator’s Office

    500 East Capitol Avenue

    Pierre, SD 57501

    Telephone:  605-773-3474

    Email:  lori.grode@ujs.state.sd.us

    The Second Circuit is comprised of the following counties: Minnehaha and Lincoln.


    Job Posting: One or More Position(s) in Natural Resources/Environmental Law/Clinic Supervisor; Indian Law/Clinic Co-Supervisor

    Best place to live and teach in the U.S.:  The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana, the only law school in the state, anticipates hiring one or more full-time, tenured or tenure-track professor(s) beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year to teach Natural Resources/Environmental law courses and direct our Land Use and Natural Resources Clinic and/or to teach Indian law related courses and potentially assist with supervising the Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic.  The selected candidate may also have the opportunity to teach or assist with other courses related to the candidate’s practice area or expertise. We are committed to integrating theory with practice, making substantial practice experience in the areas to be taught particularly valuable. Situated in the recreational center of Western Montana, the law school has a vibrant faculty, a state-of-the-art facility, and a close connection with our students, the bench, and bar.  Missoula is home to a wide range of renowned writers, artists, musicians and outdoor enthusiasts, in addition to being a wonderful place to raise a family. We encourage applications from and nominations of women, Native Americans, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans, and other individuals from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. 

    Tenure Track Faculty:  Natural Resources/Environmental Law/Clinic Supervisor; Indian Law/Clinic Co-Supervisor

    Title: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor
    Position Type: Academic
    Closing Date: Screening begins 8/22/2017; applications accepted until further notice or the position is filled
    Schedule:
    Full time academic year position beginning fall semester 2018
    Entry Rate: $83,000 for entry level; range depending on experience for lateral hires
    Benefits: Medical Insurance/Mandatory Retirement Contribution/Professional Development/Partial Tuition Waiver/Wellness

    Primary Duties: Primary duties include teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching duties include courses and, depending upon the position as noted above, potentially clinic supervision.

    Qualifications: Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school, active bar membership and willingness to become a member of the Montana Bar, superior academic background, substantial relevant practical experience in the applicable field of law, potential for effective teaching, potential for scholarship, ability to work with students in a clinical setting, as applicable depending on the position, ability to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies of the law school, creativity, resourcefulness, fairness, compassion, and initiative

    Preferred Qualifications Also Include: experience in the applicable field of law across transactional, agency, or litigation settings, ability to develop clients for positions with clinical responsibilities, for Indian law position, ability to communicate effectively with Indian tribes and peoples, lead programmatic efforts, and recruit and mentor Native American students

    HOW TO APPLY

    Review of applications will begin August 22, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

     Apply online only at http://umjobs.silkroad.com

     

    IMPORTANT: Please do not send applications directly to the University of Montana School of Law.  Applications sent directly to the School of Law will not be considered or forwarded to Human Resource Services.  Only applications submitted through the UM online applicant system will be considered. No exceptions.  For a full position description, list of materials & instructions to apply, visit https://umjobs.silkroad.com/   

    Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly. Cover letter specifically addressing your interest in teaching and how your experience qualifies you to teach in the areas addressed, Copy of unofficial law school transcript, A curriculum vitae or resume, Names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) references. 

    ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer


    Job Posting:  Professor of Law and Director of Blewett Consumer Law & Protection Program

     

    Best place to live and teach in the U.S.:  The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana anticipates hiring a full-time, tenured or tenure-track professor beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year to build a nationally-recognized program in consumer law and advocacy. The Blewett School of Law has a strong tradition of training outstanding courtroom advocates and the resources to support both scholarly and practice-oriented initiatives in consumer law. In addition to Directing the Consumer Law and Protection Program, the successful candidate will teach Trial Advocacy, and courses in the area of Consumer Law. The successful candidate will have the resources and autonomy to implement a vision for an innovative program that trains student-lawyers, benefits consumers, and advances the law in this increasingly important field. We are committed to integrating theory with practice, making substantial practice experience in the areas to be taught particularly valuable. Situated in the recreational center of Western Montana, the law school has a vibrant faculty, a state-of-the-art facility, and a close connection with our students, the bench, and bar.  Missoula is home to a wide range of renowned writers, artists, musicians and outdoor enthusiasts, in addition to being a wonderful place to raise a family. We encourage applications from and nominations of women, Native Americans, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans, and other individuals from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

    Tenure Track Faculty:  Trial Advocacy and Director of Blewett Consumer Law and Protection Program

    Title: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor
    Position Type: Academic
    Closing Date: Screening begins 8/22/2017; applications accepted until further notice or the position is filled
    Schedule:
    Full time academic year position beginning fall semester 2018
    Entry Rate: $83,000 for entry level; range depending on experience for lateral hires
    Benefits: Medical Insurance/Mandatory Retirement Contribution/Professional Development/Partial Tuition Waiver/Wellness
    Primary Duties: Primary duties include teaching, scholarship, and service.  Teaching responsibilities may include a combination of required, elective and clinical courses.[GEM1] 

    Qualifications:, Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school, active bar membership and willingness to become a member of the Montana Bar[GEM2]superior academic background, significant practical experience in representing and/or advocating for consumers, potential for effective teaching, potential for scholarship, ability to develop opportunities for students to work in practice settings, ability to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies of the law school, creativity, resourcefulness, fairness, compassion, and initiative

    HOW TO APPLY

    Review of applications will begin August 22, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

    Apply online only at http://umjobs.silkroad.com

     

    IMPORTANT: Please do not send applications directly to the University of Montana School of Law.  Applications sent directly to the School of Law will not be considered or forwarded to Human Resource Services.  Only applications submitted through the UM online applicant system will be considered. No exceptions.  For a full position description, list of materials & instructions to apply, visit https://umjobs.silkroad.com/   

    Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly. Cover letter specifically addressing your interest in teaching and how your experience qualifies you to teach in the areas addressed, Copy of unofficial law school transcript, A curriculum vitae or resume, Names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) references 

    ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer


    The South Dakota Division of Insurance within the Department of Labor and Regulation is inviting applicants for a Staff Attorney position located at the Division’s office in Pierre, SD. This position provides legal support directly to the Division of Insurance.  Duties include providing legal opinions and advice to department staff, drafting legislation and administrative rules, ensuring the department is compliant with federal and state statutes and administrative rules, participating in administrative and court hearings, providing assistance in drafting contracts, and other duties as assigned.

    Agency: Department of Labor and Regulation, Division of Insurance

    Salary:  $61,387 - $70,490, depending on experience

    Requisition #: 8648

    Graduation from an accredited school of law and membership in the South Dakota State Bar is required.  Applicants who are willing and qualified to become members will be considered. Travel may be required. This position is salaried and exempt from the Career Service Act. Please submit a resume and writing sample when filling out the electronic application at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus. Please view the position posting at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus or contact any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office.


    VACANCY ANNOUCEMENT  Notice is hereby given that the OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE is now accepting applications for the following positions of:

    1. Administrative Law Judge

    2. Attorney General

    3. Prosecutor (3 positions)

    4. Chief Judge

    5. Ethics Committee (4 positions) & Alternate (2 position)

    6. General Manager - Casino

    All positions are open until filled.Please call Oglala Sioux Tribe Secretary, Donna Solomon at (605) 867-8468 for further information.  

     


    MANAGING ATTORNEY - PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

     DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Managing Attorney position in our Pine Ridge, South Dakota, branch office.  The Pine Ridge office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Shannon, Jackson and Bennett counties in South Dakota.

    QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.  Applicant must have at least one year experience in the practice of poverty law or Indian law, with trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts or two years' experience in the general practice of law.  If Applicant does not possess this experience we would consider Applicant for a staff attorney position until qualified to be a Managing Attorney.

    SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience.  DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

    CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net

    Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    STAFF ATTORNEY - RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Rapid City, South Dakota, branch office.  The Rapid City office serves the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington and Perkins in South Dakota.

    QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be willing and qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.  Experience representing veterans and Victims of Crime Act victims a plus. 

    SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience.  DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

    CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net

    Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    National American University is accepting applications for the full-time position of Paralegal Studies Program Coordinator at its Sioux Falls campus. The Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for teaching and advising paralegal students in the BS and AAS degree programs; maintaining ABA approval; coordinating internships; conducting advisory committee meetings; coordinating assessment activities to ensure effective teaching, student learning, and engagement; assisting in placement efforts; and other matters as assigned in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the university.

    The position requires a Juris Doctor degree and a minimum of five years of practical legal experience. Two years of teaching in higher education is preferred. The candidate must possess management and leadership skills, organizational and research skills, and strong interpersonal communication skills. Interested candidates may submit a resume, employment application (non-faculty) available at www.national.edu/about-nau/careers, and letter of interest to: Gretchen Elfstrand, Campus Director, National American University, 5801 S. Corporate Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, or email to gelfstrand@national.edu.

    National American University (NAU) is a regionally accredited, proprietary, multi-campus institution of higher learning offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in technical and professional disciplines. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, NAU has been providing quality career education since 1941. NAU opened its first campus in Rapid City, South Dakota, and has since grown to multiple locations throughout the United States, including Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Ellsworth AFB. Today, NAU offers degree programs in traditional, online, and hybrid formats.


    MAGISTRATE JUDGE, First Judicial Circuit, Yankton, SD

     Requisition #:  J18-09

    Agency: Unified Judicial System

    Salary:   $101,561.95 annually

    Closing Date:  August 14, 2017 

    Position Purpose: Position performs highly responsible legal work in the disposition of certain types of cases in magistrate court in the First Judicial Circuit.  This position will require travel.  Work involves responsibility for hearing and ruling on certain cases of Drug/DUI court, traffic, civil, criminal and small claims matters.  Work is supervised by the Presiding Judge of the judicial circuit.  Position includes generous benefits program with retirement system, health and life benefits, vacation plan and other options.

    Duties may include: 

    • administering oaths;
    • taking acknowledgements;
    • issuing warrants of arrest, search and seizure warrants;
    • acting as committing magistrate;
    • fixing bond;
    • taking personal recognizance;
    • reading or listening to allegations;
    • determining if action cited is supported by facts;
    • hearing and evaluating evidence;
    • trying and determining all cases of misdemeanor and actions or proceedings for violation of any ordinance by law or other police regulation of a political subdivision;
    • taking pleas of guilty;
    • taking forfeitures of appearance bonds;
    • trying civil actions or small claims up to a specific jurisdictional amount;
    • participating and assisting with Drug Court and/or DUI court;
    • taking evidence;
    • entering judgment;
    • occasional work on weekends and holidays.

    Comments:   Graduation from an accredited law school and experience in the practice of law.  Licensed to practice law in the State of South Dakota.  Applicants must meet the State of South Dakota Constitutional requirements set in Article V Section 6 upon appointment.  This position is appointed by the Presiding Judge of the judicial circuit, subject to approval by the Supreme Court, for a four-year term subject to potential renewal.  The applicant recommended for appointment will undergo an intensive background investigation. 

    To Apply: Applicants must complete a letter of interest and personal data questionnaire.  The personal data questionnaire can be obtained by accessing the following link http://ujs.sd.gov/uploads/hr/MagistratePDQ.pdf

    or contacting the Human Resources office.  All personal data questionnaires must be submitted by the closing date to: 

    PMB 2713-000 Director of Human Resources, Unified Judicial System 500 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD  57501                            Phone: (605) 773-4867; Fax: (605) 773-8437 Beth.Urban@ujs.state.sd.us An Equal Opportunity Employer 


    Deputy State’s Attorney, Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office

    Full-time salaried position; hours dictated by schedule, $5,424/monthClosing Date: August 21, 2017

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Successful applicant will represent Pennington County in all stages of court.  Position requires strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to work with minimum direction as well as the ability to work as part of a team, and the ability to organize and prioritize.  Duties shall include working with law enforcement as well as members of the community in the preparation of criminal cases, legal research and writing, motion preparation, and litigating cases in court.  Successful applicant must be willing to continue education to further enhance litigation skills.   

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT: Education:  Juris Doctorate degree and admitted to practice law in the State of South Dakota or registered for the next available South Dakota Bar exam. Experience:  No experience required.


    Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.pennco.org/jobs/.  In addition to the application, you may also submit a cover letter and resume to Mark A. Vargo, Pennington County State’s Attorney, 130 Kansas City Street, Suite 300, Rapid City, SD 57701.


    BOYCE LAW FIRM, LLP, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has an opening in its TRUSTS & ESTATES practice area for an associate position with 0-3 years of experience.  Ideal candidates will have strong academic credentials, superior communication skills, a willingness to learn and be highly self-motivated.  Work experience outside the practice of law preferred.  Boyce Law Firm LLP is a top-rated, multi-specialty law firm.   Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits include generous 401K, health insurance, annual CLE tuition, professional dues and memberships and numerous incidentals.  Confidential inquiries, including resume, cover letter and law school transcript should be directed to Jennifer Bunkers, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 5015, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5015 or to jebunkers@boycelaw.com.  For more information about Boyce Law Firm, please visit www.boycelaw.com


    Cutler Law Firm, LLP, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has an immediate opening for the following position: ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY  Experienced Estate Planning Attorney with at least 3 years of experience.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

    Confidential inquiries, including resume’ and cover letter detailing experience should be directed to Jean Brockmueller, Cutler Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 1400, Sioux Falls, SD  57101-1400 or to JeanB@cutlerlawfirm.com. For more information about Cutler Law Firm, please visit www.cutlerlawfirm.com.


    ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, Rapid City, SD

    PRIMARY FUNCTION: This position will provide direct support for the company’s gas and electric utilities and corporate services functions.  This position will provide a full range of legal counsel and services company wide, ensuring compliance with laws, rules and regulations, and contractual arrangements, and otherwise support the corporation’s utility regulatory and business development activities. 

     ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Investigate, research, and provide legal advice concerning a broad range of issues and circumstances which arise in the company’s day-to-day business activities. Provide management with legal support related to generation, natural gas and electric utility operations, regulatory concerns, and compliance, as well as support for corporate and administrative functions (e.g., corporate finance, IT, insurance, human resources, service contracts, real estate, etc.) Actively participate as counsel in state and federal regulatory dockets, including drafting of testimony and other pleadings. Provide legal support and assistance to the General Counsel. Provide management with legal support related to contract administration and performance, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships. Provide management with legal support related to acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, and development of company-owned operating assets and facilities. Draft and review legal contracts and documents for compliance with legal requirements and corporate interests. Draft and negotiate letters of intent; asset purchase agreements; stock purchase agreements and joint venture agreements; engineering, procurement and construction agreements; power purchase and sale agreements; coal supply agreements; and similar or related agreements. Develop, review and assist in implementing corporate governance and compliance procedures. Develop firm understanding of company’s strategic business values and objectives. Review and interpret legislation, rules and regulations ensuring company personnel are aware of and in compliance with applicable laws. Support litigation related activities including leading information collection efforts, drafting and reviewing pleadings and discovery, witness preparation, etc. Assist in the supervision of outside counsel on legal matters relating to gas and electric utility operations and regulatory affairs, with the goal of reducing outside legal expenses. Provide support for the legal department in extending advice and service to operating segments of the company. 

    EXPERIENCE: Ten to fifteen years of experience is the general level of experience required for this position.  Job performance and past work experience are also factors.

    EDUCATION: Juris doctor degree from ABA accredited law school is required. Depending on experience, preference may be given to individuals who have earned an MBA degree, or who have specialized accounting or finance experience.

    KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge and understanding of the regulated business environment. Knowledge of general commercial and corporate legal support requirements.

    CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS: Licensed to practice law in South Dakota, Wyoming, or Colorado. Will also consider applicants who are licensed to practice law in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, or Arkansas.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Occasional travel may be necessary to other Company locations,

    We offer an attractive salary based upon qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment. To learn more about Black Hills Corporation, view a complete job description, and apply for this position, copy/paste http://adtrk.tw/adY9M into your internet browser. We are an EEO Employer http://careers.blackhillscorp.com.


    The Goosmann Law Firm’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota office is seeking a LITIGATION ATTORNEY to join its high-energy firm and provide strategic legal advice to its industry leader clientele. We provide big city style with hometown service which has landed us some great national clients. Ideal candidates are top performers with at least three to four years of relevant experience. Trial lawyers of the firm work on complex, multi-party cases. Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skills, a willingness to learn, and a desire to excel. We partner with our clients to anticipate their legal needs in a fast-paced, family-friendly environment that encourages and rewards excellence, high achievement, innovation, and professional development. Goosmann Law Firm places strong emphasis on work-life balance mentorship, training, educational tools and resources, and supports professional development and professional involvement of its attorneys. Salary and bonus structure are competitive and based on performance. Benefits include unlimited PTO, 401K, health insurance, flex spending account, annual CLE budget, paid bar dues and professional memberships, iPhone, desktop and office furniture, mentorship, staff and administrative support, and a fun and energetic working environment.  This is an ideal opportunity for top candidates to become part of a growing law firm. South Dakota bar license required.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Office Services Manager, Caitlin Rininger at RiningerC@GoosmannLaw.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential.


    Large Sioux Falls law firm is looking for an ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY with 3-5 years of experience and who is interested in developing a worker's compensation defense practice.  Please respond to Blind Box A c/o State Bar of South Dakota, 222 E. Capitol Ave., Ste. 3, Pierre, SD 57501.


    Eich Law Office, Prof. LLC, with offices in Hartford and Parker, is expanding and seeking two associate attorneys, preferably with experience, to join their team.  These individuals should be outgoing, professional, courteous, confident, empathetic, energetic, highly organized, and team orientated, with the ability to work in a fast paced environment.  Preference will be given to applicants with experience or a strong desire to practice in the areas of trial work, family law, estate planning, and criminal law.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Sarah@eichlawoffice.com or 700 N. Vandemark Avenue, Suite 108, Hartford, SD  57033.


    The South Dakota Supreme Court and seven Circuit Courts are recruiting for 2018-2019 LAW CLERK APPLICANTS.  If you are aware of any law students either in-state or out-of-state who may be interested in a one-year law clerk opening, please have them view the law clerk announcements on line at http://ujs.sd.gov/information/jobs.aspx.  There are currently law clerk openings in various locations such as Pierre, Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Yankton, Aberdeen, Brookings, Madison, Huron, Watertown, or Rapid City.  The deadline to apply for the clerkships is August 1, 2017.  This is a great opportunity to work for the South Dakota Supreme Court or South Dakota Circuit Courts.  If you have any questions, please contact the Unified Judicial System Human Resources office at 605-773-4867. 


    The Butte County State’s Attorney Office has an immediate opening for a DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY.  This is a full-time salaried position.  Employment will start as soon as practical.  Salary will depend on experience.  Applications will be accepted until the right candidate is found and the position is filled.  The successful applicant will represent Butte County in all stages of court, with a primary focus on magistrate court.  The position requires strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to work with minimum direction, the ability to work as part of a team, and the ability to organize and prioritize.  Duties will include working with law enforcement, as well as members of the community, in the preparation of criminal cases; working with victims; legal research and writing; motion preparation; and litigating cases in court.  The successful applicant must be detail oriented and willing to pitch in wherever help is needed.  The successful applicant should also be willing to continue their education to further enhance litigation skills.  Qualifications for employment are a Juris Doctorate degree and admitted to practice law in the State of South Dakota and a willingness to relocate to Butte County.  No experience required.  Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and cover letter to the Butte County State’s Attorney Office, 849 Fifth Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD  57717, or bcsalegal1@buttesd.org.  


    The Goosmann Law Firm is seeking a mid-level BANKING & FINANCE ATTORNEY to join its high-energy firm and provide strategic legal advice to its industry leader clientele. We provide big city style with hometown service, this approach has landed us some great national clients. Ideal candidates are top performers with at least four years of relevant experience in the areas of banking and finance and related litigation. Additional experience with commercial bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring and related litigation is a plus. Banking lawyers with the firm are responsible for performing legal services related to commercial lending, security issues, pre/post foreclosure sales, and negotiating complex financial lending transactions. Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skills, a willingness to learn, and a desire to excel. We partner with our clients to anticipate their legal needs in a fast-paced, family-friendly environment that encourages and rewards excellence, high achievement, innovation, and professional development. Goosmann Law Firm places strong emphasis on work-life balance, mentorship, training, educational tools and resources, and supports professional development and professional involvement of its attorneys. Salary and bonus structure are competitive and based on performance. Benefits include unlimited PTO, 401K, health insurance, flex spending account, annual CLE budget, paid bar dues and professional memberships, iPhone, desktop and office furniture, mentorship, staff and administrative support, and a fun and energetic working environment.  This is an ideal opportunity for top candidates to become part of a growing law firm with the option to be in Sioux City, Sioux Falls, or Omaha. Iowa, South Dakota, or Nebraska bar license required. Please send a resume and cover letter to Office Services Manager, Caitlin Rininger at RiningerC@GoosmannLaw.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential.


    Fye Law Office seeks candidates for an ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY position. Applicants with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have an interest in family law, juvenile law, estate planning/probate. Interest in other areas of law is also welcome. Travel to counties in South Central Nebraska should be expected. Applicants must either be admitted to practice law in the State of Nebraska or eligible to apply for admission. A cover letter, resume, and references may be submitted to: Tana M. Fye, Fye Law Office, 713 Fourth Avenue, Holdrege, NE 68949, or to fyelaw@gmail.com.


    The Sayer Law Group, a Midwest regional default services law firm, is seeking qualified, energetic candidates to fill a PART-TIME ATTORNEY position in South Dakota. Must have strong communication and organization skills. Primary responsibilities would be as default foreclosure, bankruptcy and/or collection attorney. Travel to court throughout South Dakota required. Great for the sole practitioner, part time attorney, or small firm attorney who would like to make steady additional income. Must be in good standing. Salary negotiable based on experience. Please send cover letter, resume and references to mlasley@sayerlaw.com.


    Hagen, Wilka & Archer, LLP is seeking an ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY with 3-5 years of experience.  The attorney in this position will focus on transactional law, including business entities, securities and real estate.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Larsen, Hagen Wilka & Archer, 600 S. Main Avenue, Suite 102, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or jlarsen@hwalaw.com.  All applications will be kept confidential.


    Bangs McCullen Law Firm has an immediate opening for a BUSINESS AND ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY in its Rapid City office. Candidates should have a minimum of three years legal experience.  Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required.  Confidential inquires, including a resume and cover letter should be directed to Barb Dreyer, Bangs McCullen Law Firm, P.O. Box 2670, Rapid City, SD 57709 or bdreyer@bangsmccullen.com.  We offer a competative salary and benefit package.  For more information please visit www.bangsmccullen.com.


    Cutler Law Firm, LLP, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has immediate opening for an experienced ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY with at least 3 years of experience.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  LITIGATION ATTORNEY with 2-5 years of experience in business and civil litigation. Strong academic credentials and oral and written skills required. Confidential inquiries, including resume and cover letter detailing experience should be directed to Jean Brockmueller, Cutler Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 1400, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1400 or to JeanB@cutlerlawfirm.com.  For more information about Cutler Law Firm, please visit www.cutlerlawfirm.com. 


    Swier Law Firm’s office in White Lake, South Dakota is seeking an ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY to join its rapidly growing practice. Attracting and retaining top talent is the key to Swier Law Firm’s success.  Our compensation structure rewards contributions to our clients and reflects the competitiveness of the legal market.  Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skills, along with a desire to excel.  South Dakota license required.  For more information on Swier Law Firm, visit the law firm’s website at SwierLaw.com. Please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Sara Travis at Sara@swierlaw.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential.    


    The Law Office of Christina L. Williams is seeking an ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY.  The office is located in downtown Gillette, Wyoming; however, firm also represents clients in Northwestern South Dakota. Job Description: Associate attorneys perform legal services including; legal research, drafting motions, orders, judgments and status updates; and overseeing and analyzing discovery. Associates frequently represent clients in court during motions, various types of hearings and occasionally during trials. When delegated by the owner, associate attorneys prospect for new clients through marketing, networking, writing articles and speaking engagements. Associate Attorneys must have a law degree from an accredited law school and be licensed in Wyoming and/or South Dakota. Firm practices criminal defense and would encourage applicants with experience practicing in criminal law, but this experience is not required. Salary: $70,000 - $100,000 Depending on experience (plus bonuses)  Benefits: Full, including health insurance after 90 days. Required education :Doctorate. 1 year experience required. Application Instructions: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Sample, Unofficial Transcript and Three (3) References (from attorneys or prior employers).  Please send application packets to                        pam@williams-criminallaw.com.


    Property rights focused law firm seeking full time ATTORNEY with several years of experience for practice located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Applicants should have excellent legal research and writing skills and some experience appearing in court. General public speaking skills are a plus. Firm practice areas include natural resources and environmental litigation, advocacy for private property rights, land use planning, complex right-of-way and easement transactions representing property owners and administrative law. Prefer to hire in top 1/4 of law school class. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and references to Budd-Falen Law Offices L.L.C., P.O. Box 346, Cheyenne, WY 82003, phone (307) 632-5105, fax (307) 637-3891, e-mail main@buddfalen.com. Questions can be directed to Karen Budd-Falen.


    The Public Defender's Office has an opening for the position of ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER opening May 15, 2017. SALARY RANGE: Approximately $65,083.00 annually or potentially higher depending on experience. CLOSING DATE: Open until position filled. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Zealous representation of defense of indigent clients in Magistrate and Circuit Court criminal cases, appeals and certain civil matters. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Professional degree (Juris Doctor) Graduation from a college of law and attainment of JD or LLB. Experience: 0-5 years. License and/or Certificate: Admission to practice law in South Dakota, or willingness to take the next available South Dakota bar exam. SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants will need to attach a letter of interest and resume to the application which is filed online at http://www.pennco.org/jobs and they may send a courtesy copy of their letter of interest and resume to: Eric Whitcher, Director,  Pennington County Public Defender's Office, 130 Kansas City Street, Ste 310, Rapid City, SD 57701. OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 130 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. 605.394.6113, 605.394.5159. nicks@pennco.org. An Equal Opportunity Employer


    ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER for the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Courts Public Defender.  REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must have basic knowledge of civil and criminal law, methods, and practices of pleadings.  Working knowledge of court procedures.  Working knowledge of principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research.  Ability to speak, and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters.  Must have knowledge and experience using computers, word processing, and electronic legal research.  DUTIES: The Assistant Public Defender interviews clients charged in a criminal complaint, provides legal representation for defendants that have not obtained defense council, represents defendants in all stages of the criminal proceedings, including arraignments, probable cause hearings, suppression hearings, trials, mental illness cases, and alcohol commitment cases, must have a desire and energy to work with people in and out of court and courtroom settings, takes cases through the appeal process at the requests of the defendant, act as counsel in juvenile cases when appointed by one of the RST Court judges, or the Public Defender, maintain strict confidentiality in all work aspects, uphold RST Court Personnel Ethics Code, have consistent professionalism and courtesy to coworkers, clients, and the public, be responsible for all other duties assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited Law School.  Previous legal and courtroom experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. Applicants must also demonstrate competence in criminal and civil advocacy. This position is one where contact with the public is of great confidence. Must be of high moral character and integrity.  Must never ever been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not received a pardon.  Must have knowledge of computer word processing software, and experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel. Applicant will be required to take, and pass the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Bar at the earliest date following employment. Must have a South Dakota Driver’s License, and be able to successfully pass a background and drug testing.


    The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is hiring for the position of ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR.  Those interested must fill out an Employment Application, a background check form entitled “Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions,”, and a form called “Applicant Screening Questionnaire Indian Child Protection requirements” found at https://www.rosebudsiouxtribe-nsn.gov/employment-listings. Starting Salary: Depends on Experience. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:  Must have basic knowledge of civil and criminal law, methods, and practices of pleadings.  Working knowledge of court procedures.  Working knowledge of principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research.  Ability to speak, and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters.  Must have knowledge, and experience using computers, word processing, and electronic legal research. DUTIES: The Assistant Prosecutor shall institute proceedings before Judges of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe for the arrest and convictions of persons charged with criminal offenses against the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, or the people of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The Assistant Prosecutor shall prosecute or intervene for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in all tribal courts civil matters in which the Rosebud Sioux Tribe may be a party, or may be interested or concerned. The Assistant Prosecutor, when directed by the Chief Prosecutor to prosecute civil actions in the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Courts against those convicted of criminal offenses for the restitution of any property or money due to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The Assistant Prosecutor shall keep a record of activities of the Prosecutor, and enter every action prosecuted, criminal, and civil. The Assistant Prosecutor shall consult on a frequent basis with the Chief Prosecutor. The Assistant Prosecutor shall meet with the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Police concerning criminal or other matters. The Assistant Prosecutor shall review Rosebud Sioux Tribal police reports for criminal charging. The Assistant Prosecutor shall interview victims and witnesses to prepare criminal charging. The Assistant Prosecutor represents the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in all stages of the criminal proceedings, including arraignments, probable cause hearings, suppression hearings, trials, mental illness cases, and alcohol commitment cases. The successful applicant must have a desire and energy to work with people in and out of court and courtroom settings. The Assistant Prosecutor shall take cases through the appeal process at the requests of the Chief Prosecutor. To act as Assistant Prosecutor in juvenile cases when appointed by the Chief Prosecutor. The Assistant Prosecutor shall prepare and provide monthly reports to the Chief Prosecutor. The Assistant Prosecutor shall attend meetings regarding activities, needs, and accomplishments of the Tribal Prosecutor’s Office, when requested to do so. The Assistant Prosecutor shall maintain strict confidentiality in all work aspects. The assistant Prosecutor shall uphold Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court Personnel Ethics Code. The Assistant Prosecutor shall exhibit consistent professionalism and courtesy to coworkers, clients, and the public. The Assistant Prosecutor shall be responsible for all other duties assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited Law School.  Previous legal and courtroom experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. Applicants must also demonstrate competence in criminal and civil advocacy. This position is one where contact with the public is of great confidence. Must be of high moral character and integrity. Must never been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not received a pardon. Applicant will be required to take, and pass the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Bar at the earliest date following employment. Must have knowledge of computer word processing software, and experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel. Must have a South Dakota Driver’s License, and be able to successfully pass a background and drug test.


    Swier Law Firm’s office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota is seeking a LITIGATION ATTORNEY to join its rapidly growing practice. Attracting and retaining top talent is the key to Swier Law Firm’s success.  Our compensation structure rewards contributions to our clients and reflects the competitiveness of the legal market. Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skills, along with a desire to excel.  South Dakota license required.  For more information on Swier Law Firm, visit the law firm’s website at SwierLaw.com. Please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Sara Travis at Sara@swierlaw.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential.    


    The Rodenburg Law Firm seeks a FULL-TIME ATTORNEY in its Fargo, North Dakota office to handle collections and creditors’ rights litigation.  Duties include, but are not limited to, preparation of pleadings, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations and occasional trial work.  We are an eight attorney law firm practicing in SD, ND, MN, MT and WY. To apply, please contact Julie at julie@jrllawoffice.com. 


    Notice of Judicial Vacancy.  The retirement of the Hon. Vincent A. Foley in August 2017 will create a vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position in the Third Judicial Court.  The Judicial Qualifications Committee is now taking applications for this position.  All lawyers and judges interested in applying should obtain the application form at http://ujs.sd.gov or contact Lori Grode at the State Court Administrator's Office.  The application must be returned to the Administrator's Office and must be postmarked no later than July 24, 2017.  The duty station for this position shall be located in Brookings, SD.  You may also obtain the application form by writing or telephoning:  Lori Grode, State Court Administrator's Office, 500 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501, 605-773-3474, or email at lori.grode@ujs.state.sd.us.  The Third Circuit is comprised of the following counties: Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, Moody, and Sanborn.


    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, is accepting applications for a staff attorney or paralegal (tribal advocate) position at our Pine Ridge, South Dakota office.  The Pine Ridge Office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Oglala Lakota, Bennett and Jackson counties in South Dakota.  The successful applicant will be either an Attorney or a Paralegal, depending upon experience and qualifications.  The primary duties of the successful applicant will be to advise and provide legal representation to clients on matters that are within the jurisdiction of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court. ATTORNEY APPLICANTS: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice in South Dakota, or willing and qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be able to handle a significant caseload with regular court appearances; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients. PARALEGAL APPLICANTS: Applicants, through formal education, training, and experience, must have knowledge and expertise regarding the legal system, substantive and procedural law, and the ethical considerations of the legal profession which qualify them to do work of a legal nature under the direct supervision of a licensed attorney; must have strong written and oral communication skills; must be able to handle a significant caseload with regular court appearances; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients; must be qualified to obtain a license to practice law in the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court.  SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience.  DPLS has excellent fringe benefits, including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).  CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.  APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net. Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     




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