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PLEASE EMAIL YOUR AD TO: tracie.bradford@sdbar.net


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.  


Chief Civil Deputy State's Attorney - Lincoln County

SALARY: $2,536.00-$3,752.80 Biweekly   OPENING DATE: 7/9/19   CLOSING DATE: Continuous

With budget approval, a compensation study is anticipated to be implemented at the end of 2020. The potential salary range is projected to be $3,779.20 - $5,592.80 Biweekly.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The State's Attorney invites applications for the position of Chief Civil Deputy State's Attorney. The Chief Civil Deputy State's Attorney performs supervisory and complex professional legal work in the civil representation of Lincoln County in state and federal courts and before administrative and legislative agencies and bodies.  Responsibilities include providing legal advice and representation to County officials and staff, prosecuting violations of state law and County ordinances, drafting, filing and presenting proposed legislation and performing a variety of public relations functions.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Represent and advise the Board of County Commissioners, elected and non-elected county department heads, and county agencies and offices on litigation and legal issues by attending commission meetings, drafting correspondence, giving oral and written legal opinions, and preparing and reviewing contracts, agreements, easements, bid specifications, civil/criminal proceedings, and other legal documents.
  • Represent the County in criminal, involuntary civil commitment and juvenile case proceedings, prepare and present cases for legal proceedings, perform pre-trial motion practice, and perform appellate work.
  • Supervise and assign work to paralegals, provide direction to attorneys and other staff, consult in the planning, development, and implementation of office policy and procedures for State's Attorney's Office, and assist the State's Attorney on internal personnel issues.
  • Prepare and present training to County officials on legal issues involving county government, coordinate and plan with other governmental legal and management staff at the municipal, township, state, and federal levels of government on county issues.
  • Represent the State's Attorney's Office and Lincoln County at public, private, and inter-governmental programs and events, attend speaking obligations and educational functions, and communicate with the media.
  • Assist and advise County offices on the collection of obligations to the County. Review mortgage foreclosure actions.
  • Draft, file and present proposed County ordinances and state legislation, lobby legislative and other State governmental agencies on the operation and funding issues of county governments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a college of law and attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and five years of relevant legal work experience, along with admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination.  Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrated leadership abilities, supervisory skills, and strong organizational and motivational skills.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.lincolncountysd.org


Tenure-Track Position in Criminal Law

The University of South Dakota School of Law looks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor, dependent upon qualifications, with expertise in the fields of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. This position is on the tenure track and will start at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year.

The successful candidate will teach our Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Advanced Criminal Procedure courses. The remainder of the course package will be subject to negotiation. Areas of potential interest include dispute resolution, insurance, bankruptcy, secured transactions, cyberlaw, intellectual property, and agricultural law.

Individuals appointed to tenure-track positions are expected to fulfill the tripartite responsibilities of teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction (a state or the District of Columbia).

The University of South Dakota embraces and practices the values of diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/. For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. Please include your application letter, vita, and the names and addresses of three current references.

Inquiries may be directed to Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. You may also send a message by email to Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu, or you may call at 605-658-3509.


DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

Seeking a compassionate attorney with excellent advocacy skills who are 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.  Hiring range is $2,603.20 - $3,093.60/biweekly DOQ, with full earning potential up to $3,768.80/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.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. EO/AA Employer.  Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337.


FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER

DISTRICTS OF NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA

 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit is accepting applications [under authority of 18 U.S.C. ' 3006A(g)(2)(A)] from all qualified persons for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Districts of North and South Dakota headquartered in Pierre.  The term of appointment is four years; annual salary at an amount not to exceed the salary of the U.S. Attorney for the district, currently $166,500.  The Federal Public Defender provides federal criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel.  An applicant must be/have been: (1) admitted to practice before the highest court of at least one state; (2) a member in good standing of every other state bar of which he/she is a member; (3) a minimum of five years= criminal practice, preferably with significant criminal trial experience; (4) administrative expertise; (5) reputation for integrity; and (6) a commitment to the representation of those unable to afford counsel.  Federal Public Defenders may not engage in the private practice of law and are subject to judiciary financial disclosure requirements.  A background investigation is required. 

Application forms may be obtained on line or in hard copy from the Clerk of the U.S. District Court in the District of North Dakota at www.ndd.uscourts.gov, Clerk of the U.S. District Court  in  the District of South Dakota at www.sdd.uscourts.gov, or Circuit Executive=s Office in St. Louis, Missouri by e-mail at CE8employment@ca8.uscourts.gov or by phone 314-244-2600.  Applications should be submitted only by the applicant personally and should indicate the applicant’s willingness to serve if selected.  Applications 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  July 1, 2019.   The U.S. Courts are equal opportunity employers.


DEPUTY DIRECTOR – MISSION, SOUTH DAKOTA

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Deputy Director position in our Mission, South Dakota, office. DPLS provides free legal services to low income and elderly clients located primarily in the western half of South Dakota and to Native American clients located throughout South Dakota and on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation which extends into North Dakota.
QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must be admitted to practice law in the courts of at least one state 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; have at least one year of experience in the practice of poverty law or Native American law with trial experience in state and federal courts or two years of experience in the general practice of law; have a demonstrated interest in poverty law and sensitivity to the legal needs of low income clients; have strong writing skills; and be familiar with budgets or be willing to learn.
The Deputy Director assists the Executive Director in overseeing the operation of DPLS and will have primary responsibility for fundraising, overseeing the Human Relations functions of DPLS, staff development and training.
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: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls@venturecomm.net
Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


General Counsel(Job Id 12021)
Location: Pierre Employment Type: Permanent Employee
Agency: Education Post Date: 05/17/2019
Description
PLEASE ATTACH THE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS
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Job ID: 12021
Agency: Department of Education - Division of the Secretary
Salary: $79,000 - $85,000 annually, depending on experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
For more information on the Department of Education, please visit http://doe.sd.gov/.
The South Dakota Department of Education is seeking a full-time attorney to provide legal services
to department staff and associated boards and commissions. This position reports directly to the
Secretary of Education and is supported by one deputy attorney and a legal assistant.
Responsibilities include:
represent the department as a Special Assistant Attorney General in administrative proceedings
and litigation in State and federal court;
•provide legal advice and representation to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Division Directors of the department, the South Dakota Board of Education Standards, teacher and administrator ethics commissions, and the State Library Board;
• coordinate investigations regarding teacher and administrator ethics issues;
• provide legal advice and counsel to department staff regarding interpretation and application of State and federal laws related to education, schools, public finance, and public agencies;
• lead legislative efforts by drafting bills, advocating for department policies, and testifying before legislative committees;
• draft administrative rules and coordinate the department's rules process;
• respond to legal inquiries from school districts and the public;
• review contracts, joint powers agreements, and related documents;
• other duties as assigned.
Minimal travel required.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
Licenses and Certifications:
Graduate of an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in South Dakota or ability to become
licensed within one year of employment.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
• excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• prior experience or interest in education law and policy;
• the ability to organize and prioritize tasks;
• ability to analyze complex technical issues, facts, evidence and precedents to arrive at a logical
interpretation;
• ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with diverse groups;
• a strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude.

Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume, cover letter and three references.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons
hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an
Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous
vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please
visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/index.html. This position is a member
of Class A retirement under SDRS.
Apply at: http://tinyurl.com/y4s7e578
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
"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 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: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls@venturecomm.net
Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


STAFF ATTORNEY – SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Sisseton, South Dakota, office. The Sisseton office serves the Lake Traverse, Flandreau and Yankton Indian Reservations in South Dakota and Grant, Roberts and Charles Mix counties in South Dakota, as well as Native Americans in the eastern half of 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: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls@venturecomm.net.
Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


West Dakota Water Development District

Request for Proposals Legal Services

West Dakota Water Development District (WDWDD), a political subdivision of the State of South Dakota, seeks to enter into a contractual relationship with a South Dakota licensed attorney with administrative law and contract experience to serve as an as-needed General Counsel. Counsel will provide legal advice and services to the WDWDD and assist the Board of Directors as requested in accordance with WDWDD bylaws and policies. The contractual relationship between the WDWDD and attorney will be a fee for services basis with no retainer.

WDWDD encourages those seeking to present proposals to be familiar with the mission and objectives of the District: www.westdakotawater.com and have an interest in water conservation and management.

Legal services will may include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements
  • Rendering general legal advice
  • Drafting and reviewing Board policies
  • Providing other legal services as directed by the Board

WDWDD typically has entered into contractual relationships with entities such as those listed below but not to exclude others:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • United States Geological Survey
  • State of South Dakota agencies
  • City of Rapid City
  • United States Bureau of Reclamation

The deadline for receiving proposals is three weeks from the publication date in the June 2019 South Dakota State Bar Association Newsletter and publication of the request for proposal in the WDWDD official newspapers: Rapid City Journal, Hill City Prevailer, and Wall Courant.

Proposals will be received via USPS mail at:

Mr. Daniel Mulally

Project Administrator

West Dakota Water Development District

402 St. Joseph St., Suite 6

Rapid City, SD  57703

Or by email at: wdwdd0@outlook.com

All proposals shall include a cover letter and resume. The cover letter should set forth the rationale and interest in holding the position to assist the WDWDD. Each proposal should include an hourly rate and any minimum fee for services. A rate sheet should be included for other costs such as travel, copying, para-legal work and other items anticipated to be billed separately from the hourly legal rate.


Practicing Attorney Level 4-Cheyenne, WY

You must be licensed to practice law in Wyoming.
Provides legal representation to indigent clients charged with crime(s); conducts interviews with clients and witnesses; prepares motions, briefs, memoranda and other legal documents; argues motions before trial court; represents clients at court hearings and trial.

The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level. 

Analyzes cases and advises clients on best course of action; prepares legal documents and appears at trial on behalf of client.

Consults with other attorneys in the office to formulate case strategy, plans for case, and agency work.

Stays current in legal literature in all aspects of relevant law to provide current assistance to clients and staff attorneys, including meeting CLE requirements.

Preference may be given to applicants who are active members of the Wyoming State Bar and licensed to practice as an attorney in this State.
KNOWLEDGE: 

Ability to manage multiple cases/tasks; manage time, and prioritize tasks.

Knowledge of trial and hearing procedure and rules of evidence - must have the ability to present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form.

Knowledge of criminal statutes, court procedures and legal research methods.

Skilled in managing caseload and responding quickly to changing priorities.

Knowledge of substantive and procedural laws in criminal justice, including state, federal, and administrative law.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:

Juris Doctorate
Experience:
7+ years of relevant legal experience

To apply please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/2431985/atpa04-10466-practicing-attorney-level-4-cheyenne?department[0]=008-Trial&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Attorney-Rock Springs/Green River, WY

You must be licensed to practice law in Wyoming.
Provides legal representation to indigent clients charged with crime(s); conducts interviews with clients and witnesses; prepares motions, briefs, memoranda and other legal documents; argues motions before trial court; represents clients at court hearings and trial.

The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

Analyzes cases and advises clients on best course of action; prepares legal documents and appears at trial on behalf of client.

Consults with other attorneys in the office to formulate case strategy, plans for case, and agency work.

Stays current in legal literature in all aspects of relevant law to provide current assistance to clients and staff attorneys, including meeting CLE requirements.

Preference may be given to applicants who are active members of the Wyoming State Bar and licensed to practice as an attorney in this State.
KNOWLEDGE: 
Ability to manage multiple cases/tasks; manage time, and prioritize tasks.

Knowledge of trial and hearing procedure and rules of evidence - must have the ability to present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form.

Knowledge of criminal statutes, court procedures and legal research methods.

Skilled in managing caseload and responding quickly to changing priorities.

Knowledge of substantive and procedural laws in criminal justice, including state, federal, and administrative law.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:

Juris Doctorate

To apply please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/2413432/atty99-10337-attorney-rock-springs-green-river?department[0]=008-Trial&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Attorney-Casper, WY

You must be licensed to practice law in Wyoming.
Provides legal representation to indigent clients charged with crime(s); conducts interviews with clients and witnesses; prepares motions, briefs, memoranda and other legal documents; argues motions before trial court; represents clients at court hearings and trial.

The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

Analyzes cases and advises clients on best course of action; prepares legal documents and appears at trial on behalf of client.

Consults with other attorneys in the office to formulate case strategy, plans for case, and agency work.

Stays current in legal literature in all aspects of relevant law to provide current assistance to clients and staff attorneys, including meeting CLE requirements.

Preference may be given to applicants who are active members of the Wyoming State Bar and licensed to practice as an attorney in this State.

KNOWLEDGE: 

Ability to manage multiple cases/tasks; manage time, and prioritize tasks.

Knowledge of trial and hearing procedure and rules of evidence - must have the ability to present statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written and oral form.

Knowledge of criminal statutes, court procedures and legal research methods.

Skilled in managing caseload and responding quickly to changing priorities.

Knowledge of substantive and procedural laws in criminal justice, including state, federal, and administrative law.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:

Juris Doctorate

To apply please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/2414523/atty99-10356-attorney-casper?department[0]=008-Trial&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Practicing Attorney Level I-Casper, WY

With oversight, handles a variety of misdemeanors and some lower level felonies such as repeat DUI, possession of controlled substance, and repeat domestic violence.

The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

Initial meeting with clients.  Review charges, potential penalties, and evidence asserted against the client. Explain case process and procedure.  Answer questions posed by client.

Meet with prosecutor and determine their position. Review discovery / police reports/witness report in the case.

Review the evidence with the client and understand their position and what new evidence needs to be developed or investigated.  Determine the client's position regarding a possible plea agreement.

Prepare potential motions to suppress evidence, or other pretrial motions.

Meet/conference with client prior to court appearances. Appear in Court with client. Resolve and finalize case through change of plea hearing, suppression hearing, or trial. 

Preference will be given to those applicants who have handled a variety of misdemeanors.

KNOWLEDGE:

Wyoming Criminal Law

United State Constitution

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Juris Doctorate 

Experience:

0-2 years of relevant legal experience.

To apply please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/2363398/atpa01-10007-practicing-attorney-level-i-casper?department[0]=008-Trial&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Practicing Attorney Level I-Gillette

With oversight, handles a variety of misdemeanors and some lower level felonies such as repeat DUI, possession of controlled substance, and repeat domestic violence.

The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

Initial meeting with clients.  Review charges, potential penalties, and evidence asserted against the client. Explain case process and procedure.  Answer questions posed by client.

Meet with prosecutor and determine their position. Review discovery / police reports/witness report in the case.

Review the evidence with the client and understand their position and what new evidence needs to be developed or investigated.  Determine the client's position regarding a possible plea agreement.

Prepare potential motions to suppress evidence, or other pretrial motions.

Meet/conference with client prior to court appearances. Appear in Court with client. Resolve and finalize case through change of plea hearing, suppression hearing, or trial. 

Preference will be given to those applicants who have handled a variety of misdemeanors.

KNOWLEDGE: 

Knowledge of Wyoming Criminal Law

Knowledge of the United States Constitution

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Juris Doctorate

Experience:

0-2 years of relevant legal experience.

To apply please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming/jobs/2335521/atpa01-09856-practicing-attorney-level-i-gillette?department[0]=008-Trial&sort=PostingDate%7CDescending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


Experienced Litigation Attorney – Sioux Falls

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., is a progressive and diverse full-service law firm with three offices in South Dakota, serving clients locally, regionally, and nationally.  Our Sioux Falls office is seeking to add an experienced attorney to its litigation group.  Our Firm’s litigation group not only does insurance defense work, but also personal injury, commercial, construction, and trust litigation.  The ideal candidate for this position must have at least five years of litigation experience, including trial work, and must be a problem solver and detail-oriented.  Candidates for this position must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and must be licensed in South Dakota or willing to sit for the next South Dakota bar exam.  Lynn Jackson offers a competitive salary, as well as an excellent benefit package, and our attorneys are provided with the latest in technology and continuing education to assist in their practice area.  All applications will be confidential and should be directed to Eric Kerkvliet, 110 N. Minnesota Ave., Suite 400, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or ekerkvliet@lynnjackson.com


Transactional Associate Position

Davenport Evans is seeking an associate to work in its business transactions practice group.  The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience in real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business entity matters, and/or other transactional experience. In addition, the candidate must have excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing and verbal communication skills. Law firm experience is preferred but not required. The candidate should be competitively ranked in their law school class or have graduated from a top-tier law school. The candidate must be in good standing with the South Dakota Bar, or eligible to sit for admission to the South Dakota Bar. Interested candidates may direct a resume and cover letter to David Rezac at drezac@dehs.com or Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, 206 West 14th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.  All inquiries will be kept confidential.  Learn more about Davenport Evans at www.dehs.com.


Attorney – Department of Revenue

Pierre, SD

Why the Department of Revenue
At the Department of Revenue, culture is everything. It’s at the heart of what we do for our employees, community, and our customers – the citizens of South Dakota. Our work is driven with a vision to create an open and collaborative environment that provides professional customer service, contributes to a favorable economic climate, and is accountable to the citizens of South Dakota. Sound like a good fit? As a Department of Revenue employee, here’s what you’ll experience –

Innovation –We are always looking for new ways to push forward and evolve.

Professional growth– We provide new challenges for you to tackle and provide valuable trainings.

Career development – Investing in our employees’ development through our onboarding, mentoring, and leadership programs.

Fit – We promote a flexible work/life balance while you do what you do best every day.
Collaboration – You have the ability to work with all divisions within the department as a member of the Legal team.
Giving back to the community – We offer opportunities to support local organizations throughout the year.

Who we want

  • An attorney interested in practicing within a broad range of legal subjects, including, but not limited to: taxation, Indian law, motor vehicle, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, lottery, and gaming.
  • A highly motivated and experienced attorney with a passion for service and desire to make a difference.
  • A dedicated individual who will represent the Department of Revenue with strong leadership skills and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible and sensitive issues.

 What you will do

The duties of the Attorney include:

  • Representing the department before state and federal court.
  • Preparing briefs and participating in oral arguments.
  • Providing legal services to all divisions with the department.
  • Drafting administrative rules and assisting with the promulgation process.
  • Providing legal advice to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Division Directors of the department.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts and Requests for Proposals.
  • Collaborating with other State agencies and departments.

 What you need

Education/Licenses:

  • Graduate of an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in South Dakota or ability to become licensed within six months of employment.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in state and federal court.
  • Knowledge of litigation practice and strategies.
  • Prior experience or interest in Indian law.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex technical issues, facts, evidence and precedents to arrive at a logical interpretation.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with diverse groups.

 Equally as important will be a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills, discretion, confidentiality, and a positive attitude!

If you enjoy a fast pace, working with a fun group, and are comfortable both implementing and accepting changes, you're going to enjoy this position!

Job Position Location: Pierre.  However, we are willing to discuss the possibility of relocation to one of our field offices statewide once the employee has the experience and knowledge of necessary department procedures and subjects.

Salary: $65,000 - $85,000 annually, depending on experience. Apply on line at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus and reference job #11916


Bangs McCullen Law Firm has an immediate opening for a LITIGATION ATTORNEY in its Rapid City office. Candidates should have three to five years of legal experience.  Excellent academic credentials and writing skills are 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 competitive salary and benefit package.  For more information please visit www.bangsmccullen.com.


Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC is seeking a FAMILY LAW 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.


Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC is seeking a LITIGATION 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.   


South Dakota Community Foundation is looking for an Operations/Compliance Manager

The Operations/Compliance Manager is a newly created position responsible for the policies, systems, and practices that drive the work of the Foundation. Leading the Foundation’s administrative practices and compliance protocols while challenging the Foundation to complete continuing systems improvement requires high attention to detail and an ability to zoom out to see and apply best practices in the industry. This individual must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and possess the ability to be proactive in managing competing priorities. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of integrity and professionalism.

 Compliance

  • Provide structure and oversight to fund administration ensuring accuracy is maintained and donor intent is followed
  • Ensure funds are administered in accordance with fund agreements
  • Ensure the expenditure of funds complies with the terms of the gift instrument, applicable legal and accounting standards, and Foundation policy
  • Review and approve all fund agreements prior to execution
  • Review and approve changes to existing fund agreements
  • Maintain endowment and gift documentation and its accessibility to end users
  • Promote best practices that result in greatest utilization of gift funds consistent with applicable legal standards and foundation policies
  • Provide interpretations of donor intent as matters arise
  • Coordinate with development team on periodic stewardship reports as needed
  • Provide oversight of fee structure for funds

 Systems Management

  • Oversee administrative processes and ensure efficient operating systems
  • Construct and monitor reliable risk management systems including disaster preparedness
  • Create, monitor, and refine policies and procedures to provide responsive customer service within control structure and applicable laws and regulations
  • Ensure key processes and timelines are documented in all departments
  • Act as an advisor to SDCF’s business operations
  • Assist with internal control processes to ensure adequate control environment
  • Maintain official records of SDCF and ensure directors have resources and information required to fulfill fiduciary duty
  • Monitor administrative policies and procedures in human resources
  • Oversee maintenance and updating of employee policies and handbook
  • Lead in assuring physical plant, technology, and capital equipment plan are keeping pace with Foundation growth

 Program Administration

  • Provide input, structure, and process for Foundation grantmaking programs, including Nonprofit Savings Account (NSA) and, Community Savings Account (CSA) programs to help ensure efficient and successful programs
  • Assist with ad hoc reporting required by third party funding agencies, fundholders, and other constituent groups
  • Ensure that SDCF remains in compliance with national standards for community foundations

 Qualifications/Skills/Desired Competencies

  • Work cooperatively, respectfully and collaboratively with other Foundation employees and board members, function as a team player, and accept constructive suggestions for improving job performance from supervisors and managers
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrate detail-orientation and data driven decision-making
  • Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned

 Desired Education and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelors level degree, masters preferred
  • At least five years of progressive professional work experience
  • Legal, business, finance, project management, philanthropy or related field with demonstrated experience in policy, procedures, practices, and systems improvement applications is desired

This position is based in Pierre. For a complete job description and required qualifications, please email info@sdcommunityfoundation.org.


Cordell and Cordell, a national domestic litigation firm with over 100 offices across 36 states, is currently seeking an experienced family law attorney to launch a new office in Sioux Falls, SD (signing bonus: $10,000-details/restrictions apply).

Cordell and Cordell offers a great working environment, significant signing bonus, career opportunities and incredible benefits including: employer paid insurance premiums for health, dental, orthodontia, disability and life. The firm also offers 401(k), gym membership reimbursement, ongoing educational opportunities and more. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a large, client and employee-centered firm. To be considered for this opportunity please submit cover letter and resume.


Deputy State’s Attorney

Lincoln County State’s Attorney’s Office

Lincoln County invites applications for a Deputy State’s Attorney. The Deputy State's Attorney performs routine professional legal work in the prosecution of civil and criminal crimes, juvenile crimes, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases in Lincoln County. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a college of law, attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination.  Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. $2,305.60 -  $2,544.80 bi-weekly. To view a full listing of qualifications and to apply visit: http://www.lincolncountysd.org then click on the Employment tab. Application deadline: Continuous. Contact Human Resources with questions at 605-764-6609. Equal Opportunity Employer.


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY--Rawlings, Ellwanger, Mohrhauser, Nelson & Roe, L.L.P., an established “AV” rated law firm in Sioux City is seeking to hire an attorney to work in the areas of business, real estate, probate and estate planning.  Candidates will be organized and possess excellent writing and oral skills.  We offer competitive salary, 401(k), health insurance, CLE and bar dues.  Membership in Nebraska and/or South Dakota bars a plus.  Confidential inquiries, including resume, should be sent to Kathleen Roe, 522 4th Street, Suite 300, Sioux City, Iowa, 51101, or kroe@rawlings-law.com.


Associate Attorney – Rapid City

The law firm of Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP in Rapid City is seeking an attorney with 1-5 years’ litigation experience.  The ideal candidate will possess strong oral and written skills, legal research proficiency, and courtroom experience.  Confidential inquiries including cover letter, resume, writing sample (less than 15 pages), and an academic transcript should be sent to John W. Burke, Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP, 4200 Beach Drive – Suite 1, Rapid City, SD  57702 or may be e-mailed to jburke@tb3law.com.


FINANCIAL INSTITUTION EXAMINER—South Dakota Division of Banking

The Division of Banking is seeking inquisitive and analytical applicants with excellent communication skills to join our team of professional Financial Institution Examiners in Pierre or Sioux Falls. The Division regulates the state's banking, trust, and financial services industries to assure confidence in financial markets and services. Examiners determine the condition of state-chartered banks, trust companies, and other licensed financial institutions; evaluate adequacy of internal control procedures; determine compliance with State and Federal statutes related to banking, trust, licensing, and consumer protection; evaluate trust and loan administration and corresponding investment portfolios for prudence, quality, and suitability; make recommendations on findings; and investigate consumer complaints related to supervised financial institutions.

Bachelor's degree in banking, finance, accounting, business, economics, or a related field, and advanced degrees (JD, MBA, etc.) preferred.

Starting salary: $40,000 - $45,000 annually, depending on experience. Excellent training and salary advancement opportunities.

No previous examination experience necessary. Overnight travel is required. For more information visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/index.html. Apply at: http://tinyurl.com/y2syfka5.  "An Equal Opportunity Employer"

To be considered, please attach a letter of interest, post-secondary transcripts, and a writing sample. The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance, ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, plus medical, dental, vision, and other benefits.


Due to recent career changes by May Adam lawyers, we are searching for the right person or persons to join our law firm on a partnership track. We have an established vibrant practice serving government, corporate and individual clients statewide. Our associates are mentored by experienced lawyers and are exposed to a number of areas of practice. We seek bright engaging persons, whether experienced or new admittees to the bar who are motivated and have a record of success to forward a letter, transcript and resume to Doug Abraham at daa@mayadam.net. All inquiries kept in confidence.


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 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. 

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: April 1, 2019.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Thomas S. Mortland, Interim Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls@venturecomm.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: April 1, 2019.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Thomas S. Mortland, Interim Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls2@gwtc.net.

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


Great Western Bank is seeking an In-House Commercial Lending Attorney with experience in commercial and agricultural lending, workouts and collections, and bankruptcy to join its in-house Legal Department. Primary duties will include supporting internal staff (such as lenders, the credit department, workout and collections, and loan documentation and closing services staff) in dealing with questions and issues as they arise in connection with structuring and closing commercial loans, workouts and collections. Other duties will include assisting in various administrative functions, such as management of outside counsel.

Interested candidates should apply on our website: https://www.greatwesternbank.com/about-us/careers/.


Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC is seeking a FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY in its Sioux Falls office.  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.



The Public Defender's Office has an opening for the position of Assistant Public Defender.

SALARY RANGE:

Approximately $67,101.00 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: Admitted or eligible to be admitted to the South Dakota Bar Association.

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 St. 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

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Neumayr & Smith law office in Gettysburg, South Dakota, is seeking an Attorney.  The attorney will focus on the general practice of law, including Agriculture and Business Law, Real Estate Law, Probates and Wills, Trusts and Estate Law.  The law office was established in 1905.  Competitive salary with transition of ownership.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Craig Smith, PO Box 205, Gettysburg, South Dakota 57442, or to csmith@venturecomm.net or may contact Craig at (605) 765-2494.  All applications will be kept confidential.


MorganTheeler LLP has multiple attorney positions available for attorneys. Morgan Theeler will consider all qualified candidates to include experienced attorneys or attorneys with one to five years of experience.  Ideal candidates will have experience in a multiple practice areas including litigation, business transactions and health law. Excellent communication skills with both staff and clients is required.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience but will likely include: 401(k), profit sharing, group health insurance, cell phone allowance and paid vacation. Please submit applications to 1718 N. Sanborn Blvd, Mitchell, SD 57301 or kclaussen@morgantheeler.com. No calls please. 



Coverage Attorney

Great West Casualty Company has a Coverage Attorney position open with our Corporate Legal team that affords you the ability to achieve just that!

As a Coverage Attorney for Great West, you will focus on the motor carrier policy, providing counsel, training, and assistance to the regions' claims departments to foster consistent, efficient, and appropriate claims practices. You will prepare coverage opinions and memoranda on claims legal topics as well as oversee litigation and declaratory judgment action while supervising outside counsel.

We are looking for candidates with:

JD degree. You must be licensed to practice in at least one state. CPCU/AIC designations helpful.
Litigation, insurance defense, regulatory compliance, or administrative law experience preferred.
Strong attention to detail with above-average multi-tasking skills and the ability to adapt quickly to situations that require an immediate transition.
The ability to read and analyze a policy and apply to a fact scenario while confidently laying out your reasoning and rationale.
Excellent communication and public speaking skills.

Who we are:
Great West Casualty Company provides specialized insurance products unique to the trucking industry and outstanding customer service to the thousands of truck drivers and trucking companies we serve. Over the past 60 years, we have grown to five offices serving insureds in over 40 states. We are now one of America's largest insurers of trucking companies. If your passion is to help others, you value education and continuous improvement, you enjoy participating in community activities, and you want to be valued for your contributions, come be part of our successful team.

Why work for us?
We offer you a challenging career with a competitive compensation and benefits package including:
A 37.5 hour work week.
A formal Management Development Program.
Paid study materials, exam fees, study day, and monetary awards for professional development.
Paid vacation and paid sick leave.
Opportunities to impact the organization through participation in committees (Green Team, Fun Committee, etc.).
Support of a healthy lifestyle through a wellness program and gym subsidy.

This position qualifies for relocation assistance. To learn more about Great West and our office locations, please visit our website www.gwccnet.com.


Corporate Counsel

Are you an attorney tired of grinding out long hours in a law firm? Do you dream of a challenging and fulfilling legal career that also offers you the healthy work-life balance necessary to juggle the demands of your busy life? Are you looking for stable compensation that is not dependent on billable hours or finding your own clients? Do you want to put down roots with a company and grow for the next 10+ years?

We are hiring a Corporate Counsel to work in our corporate office. The ideal candidate is someone who has practiced at least two years post-graduation with a Juris Doctor. They must be admitted to the bar in at least one state; however, it does not need to be in Nebraska. Our preference is for an attorney who is open to a broad practice rather than specializing in one area. A background in insurance law, litigation, compliance issues, family practice, workers' compensation, or collections is desirable. We are willing to help the right person deepen their knowledge of insurance law.

High-performing attorneys in our office are:

Adaptable: We are a billion-dollar company with offices across the United States. We need someone who can quickly acclimate to and accept change in their environment as we grow.
Courageous: We need someone who has the courage to ask the hard questions while diplomatically navigating office politics.
Eager to learn: We expect our legal professionals to stay abreast of changes in the industry and we financially support the pursuit of CLEs, continuing education, and industry certifications.

We are looking for candidates with:
JD degree. You must be licensed to practice in at least one state. CPCU/AIC designations helpful.
Two years' experience as a practicing attorney.
Strong attention to detail with above-average multi-tasking skills and the ability to adapt quickly to situations that require immediate transition.

Who we are:
Great West Casualty Company provides specialized insurance products unique to the trucking industry and outstanding customer service to the thousands of truck drivers and trucking companies we serve. Over the past 60 years, we have grown to five offices serving insureds in over 40 states. We are now one of America's largest insurers of trucking companies. If your passion is to help others, you value education and continuous improvement, you enjoy participating in community activities, and you want to be valued for your contributions, come be part of our successful team.

Why work for us?
We offer you a challenging career with a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

A 37.5 hour work week.
A formal Management Development Program.
Paid study materials, exam fees, study day, and monetary awards for professional development.
Paid vacation and sick leave. 
Opportunities to impact the organization through participation in committees (Green Team, Fun Committee, etc.).
Support of a healthy lifestyle through a wellness program and gym subsidy.

This position qualifies for relocation assistance. To learn more about Great West and our office locations, please visit our website www.gwccnet.com.


Boyce Law Firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota is accepting applications for a litigation associate position.  We are looking for candidates with experience levels ranging from newly licensed lawyers to those with up to five years of experience.  We look for candidates with solid academic backgrounds and good writing and communication skills.  The position offers competitive salary, a generous retirement plan, health benefits, and an upbeat, collegial, and positive work environment.  Only candidates seeking a long-term employment opportunity will be considered.  If you want to see our past, present and future vision, visit our website at www.boycelaw.com and visit our “news” link.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Boyce Law Firm, L.L.P. – Attn:  Thomas J. Welk – P.O. Box 5015 – Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5105; or email to him at tjwelk@boycelaw.com.


Richardson, Wyly, Wise, Sauck & Hieb, LLP, Aberdeen, SD is seeking to hire an associate attorney with 1-5 years of experience.  An ideal candidate will possess strong oral and written skills as well as courtroom experience.   Confidential inquiries, including resume, cover letter, and academic transcript, should be sent to Stacy M. Johnson, Richardson, Wyly, Wise, Sauck and Hieb, LLP, P.O. Box 1030, Aberdeen, SD 57402-1030 or sjohnson@rwwsh.com.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

Submit resume, cover letter addressing required qualifications, complete contact information for at least 3 professional references, and provide a writing sample not to exceed 5 pages relating to a criminal or governmental issue (i.e. Resistance to a Defense’s Motion to Suppress; Motion to Suppress (with supporting authorities); Miranda Issues; Consent Issues; Planning and Zoning Issues; and Governmental Taking Issues, just to name a few).