Employment Opportunities

    State Bar of South Dakota Job Ad Guidelines Employment listings in the State Bar Newsletter are free. We do ask that you use the guidelines below when sending ads:1. The ad must be in a format that can be copied and pasted. Ads that are scanned from a hard copy or ads that are mailed will not be accepted.2. Paragraph format only and no bulleted points.3. Photos or other graphics are allowed but are subject to ad rates. 4. Please state how many months you would like to run your ad or email us each month to let us know.  If we do not hear from you, we will assume that you do not want to re-run the ad.


    Photos/Graphics Ad Rates for State Bar Newsletter. Photos and/or graphics must be submitted by the 26th of each month  to tracie.bradford@sdbar.net. Reduced rates for contracted monthly ad; 15% reduction for contract for 12 months’ 5% discount for 6 months.  Editor reserves the right to select placement in the newsletter and/or reject any ad.  STANDARD MONTHLY RATES (plus tax):Full Page- $310 Half Page- $230 1/3 Page- $180 1/4 Page- $140 1/8 Page- $75.  


    DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER / SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

    Seeking compassionate lawyer with excellent advocacy skills who is committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system. Will defend clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses, involuntary commitment proceedings for mental illness or chemical abuse, abuse and neglect proceedings, and juvenile delinquency matters.

    Requires graduation from an accredited law school, JD degree, and have either passed the South Dakota bar exam and eligible to practice law in SD; or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next SD bar exam; or be a recent or imminent graduate able to sit for the next SD Bar Exam. Bilingual skills a plus. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.  The hiring range is $2,552.00 - $3,032.80/biweekly DOQ, with full earning potential up to $3,695.20/biweekly.

    Minnehaha County offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a generous paid time off program, extended sick leave, retirement, and an employee assistance program. 

    For a full list of qualifications and to apply visit:  http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org.  Review of applications begins February 12, 2018.  EO/AA Employer.  Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337.


    Hughes County calls for applications for State’s Attorney position

     The Hughes County Commission is accepting applications for the position of State’s Attorney. Wendy Kloeppner resigned as State’s Attorney at the Commission meeting on December 18, 2017.  Because this is a critical position for Hughes County, the Commissioners want to advertise the position to ensure they find the best possible candidate. They encourage interested attorneys to submit applications as soon as possible. They would like to fill this position quickly. The position will be open until filled.  

     The Commission is looking for a knowledgeable and experienced trial attorney who is a member of the South Dakota Bar in good standing.  The preferred candidate will be prepared to step into the position and immediately represent the interests of the citizens of Hughes County. The State’s Attorney will not only prosecute cases that come to the office, but will also supervise the office and its staff.  The preferred candidate will be effective at planning, organizing, and prioritizing the various office tasks to ensure all deadlines and schedules are met. Providing legal advice to the Commission, other county elected officials, and county offices is part of the duties of the State’s Attorney, as well as budgeting and fiscal matters of the office. 

     The State’s Attorney is an elected position which serves as the County prosecutor. The Commission will appoint someone to serve until the next general election. Whomever is appointed to this position will then have to run for re-election at the end of that appointed term.

     Interested applicants can get a copy of the job announcement and application from the Hughes County Courthouse or at local Department of Labor offices. Candidates may also call Kevin Hipple at 605-773-7477 with questions. Hipple is also available via email at Kevin.Hipple@co.hughes.sd.us.

     

     


     

    STAFF ATTORNEY – PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

     DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in 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.

    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; and must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.

    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.

     


     

    STAFF ATTORNEY - MISSION, SOUTH DAKOTA

     DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Mission, South Dakota, office.  The Mission office serves the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and Gregory, Jones, Mellette, Todd and Tripp 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; and must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.

    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.

     


     

    ATTORNEY POSITIONThe Federal Public Defender for the Districts of South Dakota and North Dakota is acceptingapplications for an ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER in the Rapid City, SouthDakota office. The Defender’s Office provides legal representation to indigent people chargedwith federal crimes, largely violent crimes from Indian Country with a heavy trial calendar. Thisis a full time attorney position dedicated exclusively to criminal defense work in federal districtcourt and the U. S. Court of Appeals. Some travel is be required. Job qualifications includeexcellent oral advocacy and writing skills, along with recent, substantial criminal trialexperience. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience and includes federalgovernment benefits. The position will close on February 9, 2018.Qualified applicants should send a resume and three references to: Neil Fulton, Federal PublicDefender, P O Box 1258, Pierre, SD 57501, or via e-mail to: Neil_Fulton@fd.org. Applicationswill be considered upon receipt. The selected candidate will be subject to a background check asa condition of employment. Equal opportunity employer.


    PARALEGAL (TRIBAL ADVOCATE) – PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: 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.   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.

    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.

     


     

    PARALEGAL (TRIBAL ADVOCATE) – MISSION, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a paralegal (tribal advocate) position at our Mission, South Dakota, office.  The Mission office serves the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and Gregory, Jones, Mellette, Todd and Tripp counties in South Dakota.

    QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court.   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 Rosebud 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.

     


     

    UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGESHIP, with duty station at Aberdeen, Mississippi.

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit invites applications from highly qualified persons for a 14-year term of appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of South Dakota. The position will have its duty station in Aberdeen, Mississippi. The current salary is $191,360.00. A full announcement, application forms and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) may be obtained by contacting the Circuit Executive, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 111 South Tenth Street, Suite 26.325, St. Louis, Missouri 63102; telephone (314) 244-2600; or on line from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/; and/or the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/.

    Applications should be submitted only by the applicant personally and should indicate the applicant's willingness to serve if selected. The signed original hard copy of the application should be submitted to Ms. Millie B. Adams, Circuit Executive, 111 South 10th Street, Suite 26.325, St. Louis, Missouri 63102-1116, and must be received by Wednesday, February 28, 2018, not later than 4:00 PM (CDT). An electronic version of the original should be sent to

    CE8employment @ca8.uscourts.gov.

     The United States Courts are Equal Opportunity Employers.


    Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC is seeking a BUSINESS ATTORNEY in Rapid City with a minimum 2 years of experience.  Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skill and a desire to excel.  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. This is an opportunity for a top candidate to become part of a growing law firm with a state, regional, and national client base.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Sara Travis at sara@swierlaw.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential.


    Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC is seeking a BUSINESS ATTORNEY in Sioux Falls with a minimum 2 years of experience.  Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skill and a desire to excel.  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. This is an opportunity for a top candidate to become part of a growing law firm with a state, regional, and national client base.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Sara Travis at sara@swierlaw.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential.


    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

     The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (Tribe) is now accepting Proposals from qualified individuals, organizations or firms for the development of a Children’s Code for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Code of Justice.  The Tribe currently has a Children’s Code but the current version is in need of revision to reflect changes in the law and current practices.

    The successful Proposal should reflect experience working with Tribes and Tribal Courts. Experience in Code drafting and development, knowledge of the issues facing Children’s Courts, knowledge of the law as it pertains to Abuse and Neglect proceedings, Delinquency, Status offenses, Indian Child Welfare proceedings, Custody, Termination and Adoptions issues/ proceedings and Title IVE requirements.   The Tribe also seeks to implement traditions and customs where applicable or necessary.

    Requested Information: A) Cover Letter B) Outline of Experience working with: (1) Abuse & Neglect cases; and, (2) Title IV(e). C) Two (2) years minimum experience in each case type is recommended but not required. D) Whether the Bidder is Tribal or Indian Owned. Copies of tribal identification cards must be included to support the statement. Indian owned is defined as any business that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned by an individual who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe; E) detailed breakdown of cost(s) of preparation; and, F) References.

    Deadline for submission is January 19, 2018 at 4:00pm CST.  The Tribe reserves the right to select, any bid or no bid. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format via email to: dagard@standingrock.org. Sealed proposals will be received in person at SRST Tribal Court, c/o Melvin White Eagle Building, 101 Agency Avenue, Fort Yates, ND 58538 or mailed to SRST Court, P.O. Box 363 Fort Yates, ND 58538, Attn. D. Agard, Court Administrator.

     


    Judicial Qualifications Commission

    State of South Dakota

    500 East Capitol Avenue

    Pierre, SD 57501

    Telephone:  (605) 773-3474

    Fax:  (605) 773-8437

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

    Kimberley A. Mortenson, Chair

    Mark S. Roby, Vice Chair          Hon. Bruce V. Anderson, Secretary

    Hon. Robin J. Houwman           Jim D. Seward     

    Mark Haigh                                Rebecca A. Porter   

    Lori Grode, Executive Assistant

    Notice of Judicial Vacancy

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

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

    The retirement of the Hon. Glen A. Severson in June 2018 will create a vacancy for a State Supreme Court Justice position in the Second District.  The Judicial Qualifications Commission 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 5:00 PM on February 20, 2018.

    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:  605-773-2099

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

    Or, visit http://ujs.sd.gov/ for current job openings.

    The Second District is comprised of the following county:  Minnehaha.  

     


    Associate Attorney:  King Law Firm, Sioux Falls, SD is seeking an Associate Attorney with 0-3 years’ experience to join our team.  Qualified candidates must have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing, research and communication skills, and a willingness to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment.  Duties will include, but are not limited to, preparation of pleadings, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, and regular appearances in court.  We provide 100% employer paid benefits (health, dental, vision, STD/LTD, paid time off, 401k, annual CLE budget, paid bar dues and professional memberships, mentorship, and administrative support).  This is an ideal opportunity for top candidates to become part of a growing law firm.  South Dakota bar license required.  Confidential inquiries including resume, cover letter, writing sample and law school transcript, may be sent to David King, King Law Firm, 141 N. Main Ave. Ste 700 Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or david@davidkinglawfirm.com.    


    MANAGING ATTORNEY – FORT THOMPSON, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Managing Attorney position in our Fort Thompson, South Dakota, branch office.  The Fort Thompson office serves the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Indian Reservations in South Dakota and Brule, Buffalo, Hughes, Hyde, Lyman, Stanley and Sully 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’s 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.


    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 Oglala Lakota, 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’s 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.


    Judicial Qualifications Commission

    State of South Dakota

    500 East Capitol Avenue

    Pierre, SD 57501

    Telephone:  (605) 773-3474

    Fax:  (605) 773-8437

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

    Kimberley A. Mortenson, Chair

    Mark S. Roby, Vice Chair Hon. Bruce V. Anderson, Secretary

    Hon. Robin J. Houwman                                Jim D. Seward     

    Mark Haigh                                                     Rebecca A. Porter   

    Lori Grode, Executive Assistant

    Notice of Judicial Vacancy

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

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

    The retirement of the Hon. Jon Erickson in June 2018 will create a vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position in the Third Judicial Circuit.  The Judicial Qualifications Commission 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 5:00 PM on January 29, 2018.  The duty station for this position shall be located in Huron, 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

    Or, visit http://ujs.sd.gov/ for current job openings.

    The Third Circuit is comprised of the following counties:  Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, Moody and Sanborn.                  


    Siegel, Barnett & Schutz, LLP, Aberdeen, SD, is seeking to add an attorney to our litigation team.  Confidential inquiries, including resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample should be sent to Vicki Nash, Siegel, Barnett & Schutz, LLP, P.O. Box 490, Aberdeen, SD 57402 or via email to vnash@sbslaw.net


    LAW OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Midsize Sioux Falls law firm has immediate opening for an administrative assistant.  Experience in supporting a business practice and Microsoft Word preferred. Very competitive salary, consistent with experience.  Excellent benefits.  Submit confidential inquiries/resumes to Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Garry, LLP, Attn: Scott Perrenoud, PO Box 2498, Sioux Falls, SD  57101-2498 or E-Mail to Job@cadlaw.com. 


    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.


    Deputy State’s Attorney Employment Opportunity:   Job # 17-10

    Open Until Filled Starting Wage:  $4,740 Monthly ; Please submit a Meade County application to:                                                               ★Human Resources  / 1300 Sherman Street Suite ▫ 212 ▫ Sturgis, SD 57785

     Under the direct supervision of the State’s Attorney, is responsible for performing detailed legal work as required in the areas of Adult and Juvenile crimes.

     Review, authorize and prosecute violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of South Dakota (and County ordinances) committed inside the County.

     Authorize and prosecute felony adult & misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses, Prosecute cases in regards to violence against women, Represent the County in criminal matters as well as juvenile delinquencies, and parental neglect proceedings, Process mental commitment cases, Process juvenile delinquency proceedings, Process cases of abused or neglected children, Prosecute state statute violations, Assist the State’s Attorney in advising the County Commission and other County officials in legal matters, Serve as the State’s Attorney in the absence of the State’s Attorney, Attend training sessions and meetings as required, Perform additional duties as required, performing all duties in a manner consistent with safe practices and policies.

    This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position.  Incumbents shall follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required.

    The minimum qualifications described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Experience and Education: A duly licensed attorney and counselor at law having the qualifications required of a State’s Attorney by South Dakota State law, Extensive knowledge of laws pertaining to Criminal statutes and procedures as well as County government, Ability to demonstrate good communication skill, Ability to maintain a professional relationship with the general public and other employees, Ability to be confidential, Ability to demonstrate good organizational skills, Ability to train others.

    Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel, The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit, The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

    Examination, Testing, and Certification: Valid South Dakota Drivers License, Licensed Attorney in the State of South Dakota, Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews, Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County.

    Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


    Disability Rights South Dakota (DRSD) d/b/a South Dakota Advocacy Services seeks a full-time staff attorney for our Rapid City, SD office. This position will provide legal representation to clients of DRSD and perform oversight of programs within DRSD in accordance with granting agencies.

    Candidates must hold a Juris Doctor degree with admission to the state bar. One to three years applicable law and litigation experience preferred. Must be able to practice law in South Dakota and federal district court which may occur within six months of hiring date. Experience working with grants and grant management preferred along with a working knowledge of non-profit office environment is preferred.

    Experience with Microsoft Office products, computer software for research purposes or other equivalent information systems preferred. 

    Requires the coordination of several activities without direct supervision. Incumbents in this position will need to work with multiple stakeholders including general public, clients, court system, external partners, internal staff, consultants, and executives, etc. Must be able to define issues, perform research, present findings, and able to perform supervisory responsibilities.

    Ability to travel to potential trainings, meetings, service providers, and legal proceedings is required. Must have the ability to work outside the normal business hours as applicable.

    DRSD is an affirmative action employer and people with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

     Interested applicants need to send a letter of interest (max two pages), resume (max five pages), writing sample (max ten pages), and two professional references to: 

    Disability Rights South Dakota

    attn. Sandy Hook

    221 S. Central Ave., Ste. 38

    Pierre, SD  57501

    or email to: sandy.hook@drsdlaw.org

    Application deadline:  open until filled.

    Salary: DOE

    Candidates are subject to a background check


    Vandenack Weaver LLC, Omaha, Nebraska is seeking an associate attorney with 0-2 years' experience to work primarily in the commercial litigation department, with possible cross-over into transactional work. Qualified candidates must have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing, research, and communication skills, and a willingness to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Consideration will be given to work-related experience.  Salary and bonus structure are competitive and based on performance.  Benefits include PTO, 401K, health insurance, health savings account, long-term disability, dental/vision insurance, annual CLE budget, paid bar dues and professional memberships, mentorship, and administrative support.  This is an ideal opportunity for top candidates to become part of a growing law firm.  Nebraska bar license required.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Office Administrator, Kim Volk at info@vwattys.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential. 


    RST Courts Chief Public Defender  The position is a full time, five (5) days a week, and it pays up to $37.50 an hour.  

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:  Must have supervisory skills and experience.  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.  

    Please contact RST at (605) 747-2278 or by email, louis.moran@rstjustice.org. 


     

    Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. is seeking to hire a litigation attorney with 4+ years f litigation experience to work in our Rapid City office.  An ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and courtroom experience.  Confidential inquiries, including resume, cover letter and academic transcript, should be sent to Jeffery Collins, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., 909 St. Joseph Street, Suite 800, Rapid City, SD 57701or jcollins@lynnjackson.com.


    Rensch Law, Rapid City, SD, has an opening for an associate attorney with 0-3 years of experience.  Must have South Dakota law license.  Competitive wage, health insurance, and retirement benefits.  Confidential inquiries, including resume and cover letter detailing education and experience may be sent to Kathleen Crawford, Office Manager, Rensch Law Office, A Professional Law Corporation, P.O. Box 8311, Rapid City, SD  57709 or to kathy.crawford@renschlaw.com.  For more information about Rensch Law please visit www.renschlaw.com.


    POSITION: Civil Litigation Attorney in Sioux Falls, SD

    START DATE: Can start immediately

    PAY: Will pay market rates, commensurate with experience

    DESCRIPTION:  Seeking South Dakota licensed attorney to immediately handle and assist with civil litigation matter venued in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.   Attorney must be licensed to practice law in South Dakota and experienced in civil litigation.  Must be experienced in handling various civil litigation matters from legal research to discovery (propounding and responding), depositions, document review, pleadings, law and motion, pretrial and trial motions, court appearances from status conferences to motions, argument, and possibly trial.  

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Licensed South Dakota Attorney

    At least 3 years experience as a civil litigator

    Microsoft Word

    Internet Access

    Ability to work remotely

    Access to Lexis-Nexis/Westlaw not required but a plus

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Please submit resume and cover letter via email to: LQSESQ@yahoo.com.  Applications accepted now.  Will leave ad posted until position filled.


    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.  


    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.


    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.


     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     




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