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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.

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.  


Associate Position – Legacy Law Firm, P.C. – Sioux Falls

Legacy Law Firm, P.C. is seeking an estate planning and elder law associate to add to our team.  One or more years of experience is preferred, along with strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills.  Qualified applicants interested in this opportunity should send a cover letter and resume to Felan Link at felan@legacylawfirmpc.com.  All applications will be kept confidential.  For more information, visit our website www.LegacyLawFirmPC.com.


Paralegal Position – Legacy Law Firm, P.C. – Sioux Falls

Legacy Law Firm, P.C. is seeking a paralegal to add to our team.  One or more years of experience is preferred, along with strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills.  Qualified applicants interested in this opportunity should send a cover letter and resume to Felan Link at felan@legacylawfirmpc.com.  All applications will be kept confidential.  For more information, visit our website www.LegacyLawFirmPC.com.


DEPUTY/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 2019 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.  Review of applications begins November 30, 2018.  EO/AA Employer.  Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337.


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.


Grey & Eisenbraun Law, Prof. LLC, is now accepting applications for an associate attorney.  This position is ideal for an attorney with a strong interest in federal and state criminal litigation. The firm engages in a statewide practice involving major trial work; therefore, some travel is necessary.  Salary is dependent upon experience, profit sharing may be available for more experienced candidates.  A partnership track is also available.   Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to andrea@greyeisenbraunlaw.com.  All inquires will be kept strictly confidential. 


CUSTER LEGAL ASSISTANT JOB---This Legal Assistant position is for a dynamic person hoping to join a growing Custer law Firm. 

We are looking to fill the position with a talented individual with ambition and passion for the legal field. Experience in a legal setting preferred, but we are willing to train the right person! 

Qualified candidates must be able to multi-task and have a do all attitude and be willing to learn new things and take on new responsibilities as they arise. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong attention to detail and organization. Additionally, candidates should have strong Microsoft Office; Word, Excel and Outlook skills along with a typing speed of 65+ wpm. Accounting knowledge also preferred with a working knowledge of QuickBooks a plus.

Major responsibilities – assist attorney in all aspects of running and maintaining a successful law firm, answer the phone and interact with clients, other attorneys, and the court, maintain calendar by planning and scheduling client interactions and court dates, maintain billing sheets and draft invoices, maintain company accounting and work with the firm’s accountant in maintaining the books, file monthly state sales tax, learn and employ specialized knowledge of legal procedures, draft, edit, and efile various legal documents, aid attorney in the resolution of files in an effective and efficient manner.

This is a full-time year-round position and we are looking for someone work and grow with us for years to come. Salary doe. To apply, stop by 428 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer, SD 57730 and fill out an application and submit it along with a resume or mail to the address above or email your resume to garlandgoff@custerattorney.com

Garland Lee Goff

Attorney at Law, llc

428 Mt. Rushmore Rd.

Custer, SD 57730

605-673-5829

garlandgoff@custerattorney.ocm

www.custerlawyer.com


Judicial Qualifications Commission
State of South Dakota
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone:  (605) 773-2099
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                  Timothy M. Engel     
  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 passing of the Justice Steven L. Zinter has created a vacancy for a Supreme Court Justice position in the Third Supreme Court District of South Dakota.  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 December 6, 2018.  Applicants should make sure the application submitted is the 2018 revision.  

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 Third District Circuit is comprised of the following counties:  Fall River, Oglala Lakota, Haakon, Jackson, Bennett, Stanley, Jones, Mellette, Todd, Sully, Hughes, Lyman, Tripp, Hyde, Hand, Buffalo, Brule, Jerauld, Beadle, Sanborn, Kingsbury, Miner, Brookings, Lake and Moody. 


Legal Assistance/Secretary or Paralegal

Ronke Law, PLLC is currently seeking a Legal Assistant/Secretary or a Paralegal with Bankruptcy experience who is highly motivated, friendly, has great attention to detail, and is a quick learner. Duties include fielding telephone calls, greeting and working directly with clients, word processing, data entry and filing, along with much more. Extensive computer and software skills, internet research abilities and strong communication skills are required.  Preference will be given to a candidate that has experience working in a Bankruptcy law firm setting.  This position will begin in January 2019.

Pay based on experience.  Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to wendy@ronkelaw.com.

Job type: Part-Time, approx. 28 hours per week, with the possibility of transitioning to Full-Time.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – MISSION, SOUTH DAKOTA 

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, is accepting applications for the Executive Director position in our Mission, South Dakota, office.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the operation of Dakota Plains Legal Services, including general administration of the program, its fiscal affairs, the securing of funds and the maintaining of funding levels sufficient to meet programmatic needs, personnel management, working with the organized Bar throughout the state, implementing programmatic policies, and providing necessary litigation support. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be admitted to practice in any jurisdiction for a minimum of four years; must be admitted to practice law or applying for admission to practice law in South Dakota; must have a minimum of two years administrative experience at a policy making level in legal services or a legal services program; and must be bondable.

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

CLOSING DATE: January 31, 2019. 

APPLICATION/INFORMATION:  Persons interested in being considered for this position should submit a letter of introduction along with a resume and references to:  Dalene Bettelyoun, Administrator, Dakota Plains Legal Services, P.O. Box 727, Mission, SD  57555 or to dpls2@gwtc.net.  For further information, or to request a copy of the full job description for this position, please contact Dalene Bettelyoun at (605) 856-4444.

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


 

MANAGING ATTORNEY – EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Managing Attorney position in our Eagle Butte, South Dakota, branch office.  The Eagle Butte office serves Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Dewey, Haakon, Potter and Ziebach 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: January 31, 2019. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Dalene M. Bettelyoun, Administrator, 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.



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.


Estate Planning Attorney – Sioux Falls

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, PC, is a progressive and unique 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 attorney to its expanding Estate Planning/Trust group.  Our Firm’s estate planning and trust attorneys draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney, asset protection plans and transition plans for businesses.  In addition, attorneys in our Estate Planning group assist clients with guardianships, conservatorships, probates, and trust administration.  As part of our Trust group, our attorneys assist clients in creating, modifying and reforming a variety of trusts.  The ideal candidate for this position need not have experience in these areas, but must be a problem solver and detail-oriented, and must possess a willingness to learn quickly, take direction, and talk with and counsel clients.  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 Avenue, Suite 400, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104 or ekerkvliet@lynnjackson.com



SOUTH DAKOTA ATTORNEY

Well-established Pittsburgh, PA law firm specializing in the national representation of healthcare providers in insurance reimbursement matters seeks attorney to join practice on a long-term contract basis to assist in representation of potential South Dakota clients. Active South Dakota bar admission is required, together with strong research/writing skills and ~ 5+ years of experience in litigation, healthcare, healthcare insurance, reimbursement, workers' compensation and related matters. The position is part-time, 15-25 hours per week with flexible scheduling and a collegial environment. Resumes may be submitted in confidence to rferguson@pointlegal.com, and further information is available by calling POINT LEGAL LLC at 908.561.6171.


DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY 

The Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office is looking for a 2 prosecutors to join our top performing team of attorneys in early 2019. Supported by experienced investigators, victim/witness assistants, paralegals, and legal office assistants, our attorneys enjoy a strong sense of camaraderie working in a think tank of legal minds. Incumbents will perform professional legal work on behalf of Minnehaha County in civil and criminal court and administrative proceedings.  Requires graduation from law school, JD degree, and admission by Supreme Court of SD to practice law; or out of state license & eligible to sit for next SD bar exam. Appointment at Senior level requires 2+ yrs of relevant experience. 5yrs complex felony prosecution, jury trial, and civil litigation experience preferred. 2019 hiring range: $2,603.20 - $2,667.20/bi-weekly; Senior level, $2,735.20 - $3,093.60/bi-weekly with full earning potential to $3,768.80/bi-weekly.  Minnehaha County offers 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 the application process visit:  http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org.  Posting will remain open until positions are filled. Review of applications will begin October 19, 2018. Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337. EO/AA Employer.  


Disability Rights South Dakota is currently seeking an attorney for the position of Staff Attorney in the Pierre, SD office. The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal representation to clients of Disability Rights South Dakota and perform oversight of program(s) within Disability Rights South Dakota. The successful candidate will hold a Juris Doctor degree with admission to the state bar or within six months of hiring date; one to three years applicable law and litigation experience is preferred. The candidate should be highly motivated, organized, have excellent communication skills (written and oral), be detail orientated, and understand database programs. Other skills needed are the ability to meet and greet the public, work in a team environment, and understand the service delivery system. This position requires the incumbent to have knowledge of grant management including compliance to the sponsored programs at the local, state and/or federal levels (depending on granting agency). The incumbent should have knowledge of state laws, programs, and issues concerning persons with disabilities and understanding of a non-profit office environment. Competitive salary and full benefits are provided. Position is open till closed. To apply please include a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to sandy.hook@drsdlaw.org or mail to:

                   Disability Rights South Dakota

                   Attn. Sandy Hook - Executive Assistant

                   2520 E. Franklin Street, Ste. 2

                   Pierre, SD  57501

 For a detailed job description please visit the employment page at www.drsdlaw.org.


 

Dean of the School of Law

University of South Dakota

Position Announcement

The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the School of Law. The Dean reports to the Provost and is a senior level administrator.

USD Law, South Dakota's premier and only law school, seeks an energetic, confident leader with a deep knowledge of the legal academy to serve as its Dean. The Dean will also be a capable executive with skills in fundraising and development, as well as in fiscal and human resource management. The Dean must possess the strategic acumen and personal leadership style necessary to inspire its faculty and students to continue advancement of the School of Law as part of USD.

USD Law is an intimate law school that combines a practical curriculum with a uniquely personal and engaging learning environment that prepares students for the practice of law in a changing world. Established in 1901, USD Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). The School of Law offers several specialized course tracks and nine joint degree programs that operate in conjunction with other Master’s degree programs at USD, as well as three dual degree programs offered in partnership with Vermont Law School. The USD Law faculty and staff are leaders in their respective fields, adding first-rate quality and diverse expertise to the USD Law program. Students at USD law will find an opportunity to study in a close-knit, cooperative environment. As the only law school in the state of South Dakota, it is USD Law's task to populate the legal infrastructure of South Dakota for the benefit of its residents. Currently, there are far more law jobs in South Dakota than USD Law can fill. All of USD Law's innovative efforts in legal education have taken the school on a strong upward trajectory as recognized by a recent 14-spot leap in U.S. News & World Report rankings. More information is available at www.usd.edu/law.

The successful candidate will, at minimum, possess a J.D. degree or its equivalent and will have an outstanding record of accomplishment in the legal academy and/or in the practice of law that warrants appointment as a tenured Professor of Law. In addition to a record of academic and professional accomplishment, the successful candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to service to the legal profession and the public, and will offer a proven record in management or administration suitable for appointment as Dean.

Founded in 1862 on the banks of the Missouri River in Vermillion, South Dakota, USD is the state’s flagship institution and its designated liberal arts university. USD is home to the state’s only medical and law schools as well as the state’s first and longest-standing College of Fine Arts. It also houses the Beacom School of Business, School of Education, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Health Sciences, and the state’s largest Graduate School. With an enrollment exceeding 10,000 students and employing more than 400 faculty members, USD has a strong commitment to student outcomes and success. USD is part of a system of six universities governed by a nine-member Board of Regents.

The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, expressions of interest, or applications and they may be sent to Werner Boel, LL.M., Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Sophie Stava, the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting USD Law with this search, at USDLawDean@wittkieffer.com. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references. This search will be conducted with respect for the confidentiality of candidates; references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidate. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application before November 5, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Search Committee. The anticipated starting date for the new dean is July 1, 2019.

The University of South Dakota shall offer equal opportunities in employment and for access to and participation in educational, extension and other institutional services to all persons qualified by academic preparation, experience, and ability for the various levels of employment or academic program or other institutional service, without discrimination based on sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status or on any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources, Office of Equal Opportunity, http://www. usd.edu/human-resources/equal-opportunity.

 



Judicial Qualifications Commission
State of South Dakota
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone:  (605) 773-2099
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                  Timothy M. Engel     
  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
Due to the upcoming retirement of the Hon. Mark Barnett on March 23rd, 2019, a vacancy will be created for a Circuit Court Judge position, (Position A), in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court for the State of South Dakota.  The duty station for this position shall be located in Pierre, SD.  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 November 9th, 2018.   Applicants should make sure the application submitted is the 2018 revision.  
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 Seventh Circuit is comprised of the following counties:  Potter, Sully, Hyde, Hughes, Stanley, Haakon, Lyman, Jones, Jackson, Mellette, Gregory, Tripp, Todd and Bennett.   

 


Grey & Eisenbraun Law, Prof. LLC, is now accepting applications for an associate attorney.  This position is ideal for an attorney with a strong interest in federal and state criminal litigation. The firm engages in a statewide practice involving major trial work; therefore, some travel is necessary.  Salary is dependent upon experience, profit sharing may be available for more experienced candidates.  A partnership track is also available.   Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to andrea@greyeisenbraunlaw.com.  All inquires will be kept strictly confidential. 


UNION COUNTY Deputy State’s Attorney

 

SALARY:  $4,250 - $4,583.00 Monthly                                    Opening Date:  9/20/18

Closing Date:    open until filled

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office seeks applicants for the position of Deputy State’s Attorney to perform professional legal work on behalf of Union County and county departments in civil and criminal court, and administrative proceedings.  The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office has a high case volume for each attorney position.  Responsibilities shall include providing legal advice and representation to county officials and staff, working with law enforcement, as well as members of the community in the preparation of criminal cases, legal research and writing, motion preparation, litigating cases in court, and assisting with drafting, filing and presenting proposed legislation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Law degree from an ABA-accredited school of law, and admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota.  Successful applicant must have working knowledge of civil and criminal law, methods of and practices of pleadings; court procedures and rules of evidence; principles, methods, materials and practices utilized in legal research; general law and established precedent; and the ability to prosecute cases.  Must have strong oral and written communication skills, especially in the area of preparation and presentation of legal matters; ability to work with minimal direction, as well as the ability to work as part of a team; and the ability to organize and prioritize.  Applicant must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at work and in court.  A successful applicant must maintain professionalism in all forms of communication towards this office as well as with other attorneys, officials, other professionals, and the public.

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). 

 Applications may be submitted to:   

Email: Jerry.Miller@UnionCountySD.org  Subject line: APPLICATION

OR

Mailed:           

Union County State’s Attorney

209 East Main Street ~ Suite 140

Elk Point, SD 57025

Re:  APPLICATION


Swier Law Firm’s office in White Lake, South Dakota is seeking an ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY to join its rapidly growing practice.  We are looking for an entrepreneurial-minded attorney to lead our Aurora County office in White Lake. The ideal candidate will want to create a life centered around small-town South Dakota, become part of the White Lake community, and grow the practice to surrounding counties. Swier Law Firm offers competitive compensation packages, unlimited growth, and proven results.

Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skills, along with a desire to excel.  South Dakota license required.  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 FAMILY LAW 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 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.




MAGISTRATE JUDGE

Fifth Judicial Circuit

Aberdeen, South Dakota

 

Requisition #:  J19-11

Agency: Unified Judicial System

Salary:   $102,780.69 annually

Closing Date:  October 30, 2018

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

Duties may include:

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

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

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

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

PMB 2713-000

Director of Human Resources

Unified Judicial System

500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD  57501

Phone: (605) 773-4867; Fax: (605) 773-8437

Lisa.Mammenga@ujs.state.sd.us

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY. The Sioux Falls law firm of May & Johnson, P.C. is currently seeking an associate attorney for a general practice position, primarily non-litigation. More than one year experience in private practice is desired. All inquiries will be kept confidential. Send resume and references to: jbrekke@mayjohnson.com.

Exp. 12/18/18


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 http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus/workbenefits.aspx  Apply at: http://tinyurl.com/yaqb8327.  "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.


Transactional Attorney, Mankato, MN

Stinson Leonard Street LLP (www.stinson.com), an Am Law 200 firm with offices in 13  cities nationally, is seeking an attorney with experience in the areas of corporate law, business transactions, business succession planning, secured lending  transactions and/or commercial real estate to join our Mankato, Minnesota office. The preferred candidate is self-motivated and team-orientated, with the ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment. While this position is based in Mankato, MN, the attorney will have the ability to partner with our greater Stinson team and serve clients throughout our offices.

Qualifications Required: Qualified candidates will have at least three (3) years of experience in the areas of corporate law, business transactions, business succession planning, secured lending transactions and/or commercial real estate. The successful candidate is a professional who can provide exceptional customer service both to our clients and our internal team. Qualified applicants will possess excellent academic credentials and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Applicant must be licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript, and writing sample by e-mail to:

Anna Lloyd
Attorney Recruiting Manager
Stinson Leonard Street 
1201 Walnut, Suite 2900 
Kansas City, MO 64106 
recruiting@stinson.com

Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.

 


2018 John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program

Applications are being accepted until December 31st, 2018.   All applications must be received or postmarked on or before this day.

Full time state prosecutors and public defenders as well as federal public defenders may qualify for John R. Justice funds.  Elected officials and federal prosecutors are not eligible.  Be sure to submit a copy of a recent statement for the loan you would like the award to be applied to. You may access the application form and service agreement options at the following website:

http://atg.sd.gov/OurOffice/JohnJusticeProgram.aspx

For more information, you may call the Office of Attorney General at (605) 773-3215.


The Yankton Sioux Tribe, with headquarters in Wagner South Dakota, is seeking applicants for three (3) law trained Supreme Court Judges positions for the Yankton Sioux Tribal Supreme Court as established in Title I, Chapter II of the YST Law and Order Code to hear cases as needed taken on appeal from the Yankton Sioux Tribal Court under Rule 37 of the YST Rules of Civil Procedure and Chapter V of the YST Rules of Criminal Procedures.  Resumes shall be submitted to and reviewed by the YST Business and Claims Committee at P.O. 1153, Wagner SD, 57380, (605)384-3641, who will make appointments, determine further qualifications, terms of office and compensation as set forth in Title I, Chapter II, Sec. 1-2-2(2) of the YST Law and Order Code.  The positions shall be considered open until filled.


H&R Block – Seasonal Tax Researcher (Remote Position)

Job Description: H&R Block, the nation’s largest tax service provider, is looking for tax minded individuals who have a passion for service. As a researcher of The Tax Institute at H&R Block, you’ll be working with your peers to research, analyze, evaluate, and answer tax questions from our Tax Professionals via live chat and online communication tools.

 We are looking for curious individuals who enjoy tax; including, but not limited to, preparers, Enrolled Agents, CPAs, attorneys, students, and others, who can put their research and writing skills to work. You will assist our Tax Professionals by providing advice on tax law and regulations, explaining calculations, and issues with the IRS or a state’s Department of Revenue.

Applications will be accepted from now till November 30th.  To apply, please visit: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25515&siteid=5710#jobDetails=2741264_5710


DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER Minnehaha County

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 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. Appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires 2+ years of relevant work experience.  The salary range is $2,552.00 - $3,695.20/biweeklyMinnehaha 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 the application process visit:  http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org.  Posting will remain open until the position is filled.  Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337. EO/AA Employer.


Custer County State’s Attorney – Deputy State’s Attorney

Part-time position; Wage:  TBD with partial benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Primary duties will be to handle civil matters for Custer County.  Applicants should have a strong background in real estate and human resources.  Deputy will attend and provide legal advice to the Board of County Commissioners, county officials and employees.  Position requires strong oral and written communication skills, ability to work well in a team setting, ability to work with minimum direction, and have good organizational skills.  Deputy will represent Custer County in civil matters and on occasion, may be required to handle and/or appear before the court on criminal matters.  Deputy will be required, among other things, to research issues, review contracts and other documents on behalf of the county, draft resolutions and ordinances, prepare and litigate cases, handle personnel matters and tax appeals. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate degree and admitted to practice law in the State of South Dakota.  Please submit application (located online at custercountysd.com or through Human Resources at 605-673-8123).  Please submit application, cover letter and resume to Tracy L. Kelley, Custer County State’s Attorney, 420 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer, SD 57730.  Position is open until filled.  

8/22/18


Telecommunications/Consulting Attorney

Vantage Point Solutions (VPS) a growing and dynamic telecommunications consulting and engineering firm headquartered in Mitchell, SD is seeking a staff attorney to:

Primary Functions:

  • Work with consulting staff to provide, legal, regulatory and business consulting for telecommunications, wireless, CATV and ISP clients
  • Regulatory research and client compliance with FCC and state regulatory commission rules
  • Contracts, network and customer service agreements, CATV programing and interconnection negotiations, acquisitions, mergers and business and strategic planning

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate with excellent academic and work history
  • 0-5 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry – will train the right person
  • Interest in Internet, telecommunications, video and wireless law and technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with clients
  • Ability to independently manage a substantial workload in cooperation with and support of consulting team on a variety of time-sensitive matters
  • Ability to determine the facts, law and the client’s business position and efficiently assimilate information from a variety of sources to determine creative business plans and solutions
  • Outstanding legal research and writing skills
  • Understanding of business finances and business planning basics
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, MS Office, Word)

Review of qualified candidates will begin August 24. VPS offers a competitive pay and outstanding benefits package based on experience.  VPS is an employee owned ESOP.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Doug Eidahl, VP of Regulatory and Legal at doug.eidahl@vantagepnt.com. See www.vantagepnt.com for more information about VPS

9/28/18


DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY 

The Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office is looking for a prosecutor to join our top performing team of attorneys. Supported by experienced investigators, victim/witness assistants, paralegals, and legal office assistants, our attorneys enjoy a strong sense of camaraderie working in a think tank of legal minds. Incumbents will perform professional legal work on behalf of Minnehaha County in civil and criminal court and administrative proceedings. 

Requires graduation from law school, JD degree, and admission by Supreme Court of SD to practice law; or out of state license & eligible to sit for next SD bar exam. Appointment at Senior level requires 2+ yrs of relevant experience.  Salary range: $2,552.00 - $3,695.20/bi-weekly.  Minnehaha County offers 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 the application process visit:  http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org.  Posting will remain open until the position is filled.  Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337. EO/AA Employer. 


Woods Fuller Law Firm is seeking an experienced full-time Paralegal to join our fast-paced Business and Estate Planning practice groups. Successful candidate will be a motivated, hardworking team player with impeccable organization and communication skills. 

Prior experience preparing and filing 706 and 709 regulatory and tax filings a plus. 

Key skills and abilities of a successful candidate: (1) Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks under time constraints; (2) Experience providing outstanding client-centered service; (3) Experience drafting corporate maintenance documents; (4) Experience preparing tax and regulatory filings; (5) Experience preparing estate and probate documents; (6) Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft products

If you are looking for a work family, Woods Fuller is the place for you.  We offer excellent benefits and a family-friendly atmosphere.  Woods Fuller offers a strong benefits package and competitive wages.  Hourly wage $24+ DOE. 

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Rachell.Henning@woodsfuller.com  To learn more about the firm, visit our website at WoodsFuller.com.

 Equal Opportunity Employer

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, disability, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


LEGAL ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL

DISTRICTS OF SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of South Dakota and North Dakota is accepting applications for a Legal Assistant/Paralegal.  The position will be located in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, office.  More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

Description: The Legal Assistant/Paralegal provides support to the attorneys.  This position requires advanced knowledge of legal terminology; work and information processing software; proficiency with case management technology; and an understanding of district and circuit court rules and protocols.  Also required is editing and proofreading documents, cite checking, assembling materials for filing; handling telephone and in-person callers; screening and routing incoming mail and preparing correspondence.  Calendars for the attorneys must be maintained, and meetings and phone conferences arranged.

The candidate will have a general understanding of office confidentiality issues, such as attorney/client privilege; the ability to analyze and apply relevant policies and procedures to office operations; exercise good judgment; have a general knowledge of office protocols and secretarial processes; analyze and recommend practical solutions; be proficient in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat; have the ability to communicate effectively with assigned attorneys, other staff, clients, court agency personnel, and the public.

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.  Compensation includes federal employee benefits.  Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:  Neil Fulton, Federal Public Defender, P.O. Box 1258, Pierre, SD 57501 or via email to: Neil_Fulton@fd.org.  Position will remain open until filled.  The selected candidates will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.  EOE. 


Sioux Falls Business Attorney Posting

The Goosmann Law Firm is seeking a Business Attorney to join its high growth firm and deliver quality timely legal advice.  We provide a WOW client experience, keep up with the pace of business, under-promise and overdeliver.  Our service attracts great national and industry leading clients.   We partner with our clients to anticipate their legal needs in a fast-paced, positive, goal driven, productive culture that encourages and rewards productivity, excellence, team-work, a giving mindset, integrity and professionalism.  Goosmann Law Firm places strong emphasis on leveraging strengths, technology, marketing, training, and coaching.  Deal making lawyers work with business owners and executives in our business transactional law department that has completed over two billion dollars in deals. 

Salary and bonus structure are competitive and based on performance. Benefits include unlimited PTO, 401K, health insurance, vision, dental, flex spending account, short term disability, life insurance, annual CLE budget, paid bar dues and professional memberships, iPhone, laptop, desktop, office furniture, paid parking, training, staff and administrative support.  This is an opportunity for top candidates to become part of a growing law firm where passion fuels success.  Our team feels it’s WORTH IT!

South Dakota bar license required.  Ideal candidates are top performers with five or more years of legal experience.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Human Resources Generalist, Marit Westrich at WestrichM@GoosmannLaw.com.  Goosmann Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer.  All inquiries will remain confidential.


Senior Associate

The Sioux Falls law firm of May & Johnson, P.C. is currently seeking a Senior Associate to join our litigation team.  The candidate should have the experience to immediately handle files, conduct discovery, and appear in court.  All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Requirements:

3+ years of experience in a comparable position and/or relevant practice;

JD from an ABA accredited law school;

In good standing with South Dakota State Bar Association;

Civil trial experience in state and federal court;

Motivated to build a litigation practice in Sioux Falls.

Salary and benefits will be competitive with the market and the candidate’s skills.

Please send resumes and references to marndt@mayjohnson.com.


Deputy Public Defender - Pennington County Public Defender’s Office, Rapid City, SD

STARTING SALARY:  $65,728.00              CLOSING DATE:  Until position filled

The Pennington County Public Defender’s Office is inviting applicants for the position of Deputy Public Defender.  The position will defend indigent clients in magistrate and circuit court criminal cases, appeals and certain civil matters; represent clients at all stages of criminal court; will meet with clients to discuss rights, charges, penalties and defense; represent clients’ best interests at all stages of court; prepare for trial by interviewing witnesses; research cases and counsel clients on appropriate options.  Perform any additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

Applications must have a JD and admitted or eligible to be admitted to the South Dakota Bar Association.

Applications must be submit online at http://www.pennco.org/jobs

Applicants will need to attach a letter of interest and resume to the online application, or they may be sent in addition to the online application to:

Eric Whitcher (Director) Pennington County Public Defender's Office, 130 Kansas City St. Ste.310, Rapid City, SD  57701


Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP has an opening for a full-time legal assistant/paralegal in Rapid City, SD.  Applicant must be detail oriented, able to maintain a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment, present a professional appearance, possess a positive attitude, and have excellent communication skills.  Extensive typing, knowledge of legal documents and electronic court filing are paramount to this position.  Salary dependent on experience-Excellent benefits package.  Please send resume and cover letter to Glenda Hutton at ghutton@gpna.com


Lead Estate Planning Attorney – Sioux Falls

Thompson Law, P.C. is an established, estate planning law firm in Sioux Falls whose mission is to provide families with quality estate planning resources.  Our firm helps families preserve their wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes and avoid the expense of probate. We also help clients preserve their financial wealth through Legacy Planning, a holistic approach to estate planning where life stories and family heirlooms are prepared for future generations.  Our law firm also specializes in estate planning for the unique needs of family businesses and farms.

Thompson Law is a great place to work for those who enjoy a family friendly environment where serving the clients’ needs is the highest priority.  It is a busy office where each staff member is valued and relied upon for team success.  Career growth is encouraged, and opportunities are available for those who have the desire to succeed.

Position Description

The Estate Planning Attorney is the cornerstone of the law firm’s service fulfillment efforts. This person is responsible for helping people achieve their estate planning goals. The Estate Planning Attorney consults with prospective clients, drafts and reviews estate planning documents and manages estate administration and probate matters. This person has a high degree of responsibility and directs the efforts of other staff in client support, document production and execution services.

As Subject Matter Expert in the areas of Estate Planning, Family Wealth Transfer Planning and Legacy Planning, this person is the main resource for estate planning discussions with other Thompson Law Estate Planning Attorneys.  This person will be responsible to support the organization with expert knowledge of estate planning law and application.

Skills

Warm friendly person with excellent people skills and excellent counseling skills. Excellent listener who enjoys working with older people. Ability to explain estate planning subjects in layman’s terms. Energetic, highly professional, team-oriented. Professional appearance and attire required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with MS Office Suite. Non-smoker preferred.

Strong organization skills and attention to detail.  Excellent customer service and communication skills – verbal and written.  Ability to adapt easily to a constantly changing environment, juggle multiple tasks and prioritize work to maintain efficiency.  Ability to take initiative and work as part of a team.  Ability to think strategically and tactically.  Creative problem resolution skills.  Ability to consistently meet and exceed targeted business metrics. 

Duties

  • Follow the Thompson Law consultation system. Conduct initial client consultation meetings with prospective clients who are referred by other professionals or clients or who have attended public or private seminars hosted by the law firm. Performance target is that 80% of viable prospects retain the law firm for estate planning services, with a substantial percentage of the fixed fee collected up front.
  • Work closely with Marketing Coordinator to track results of client consultations.
  • Continually analyze performance in client consultations, looking for ways to improve the percentage of prospects that become clients.
  • Direct the Production Paralegal in drafting custom estate planning documents for each client. Draft any special language as required for a client’s estate plan. Thoroughly review completed estate plans for accuracy and completeness.
  • Attend or occasionally conduct document execution meetings.
  • Answer clients’ legal questions pertaining to their estate plans. Delegate as many routine questions as possible to the support staff.  Be available as a resource to staff for questions.
  • Actively participate in the firm’s marketing efforts including attendance at 4-6 estate planning presentations per year. After time, make presentations relaying complex information understandably and answering attendees’ questions effectively.
  • Continually analyze performance in both seminar and client consultations, looking for ways to improve the percentage of prospects who come in for consultations and the percentage that become clients.
  • Actively cultivate professional relationships with referral sources.
  • Earn 36 CLE units per year, including state-sponsored and Academy-sponsored educational events.
  • Complete legal research from time to time for client matters and general firm matters.
  • Maintain South Dakota Bar License and become licensed in two connecting states within two years of hire.
  • Provide a positive personal example to other Thompson Law staff through words and behavior that displays personal integrity, supports the employees at all levels in the firm, takes responsibility for actions and holds others accountable. 
  • Participate in fostering a learning environment where mistakes are identified, owned and where the firm and its employees learn from them.
  • Participate in or conduct weekly staff meetings, which includes providing and facilitating input on law firm operations and procedures.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and references to joan@cathompsonlaw.com or complete the online Employment Application found at www.cathompsonlaw.com/employment-opportunities.    


Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC is seeking an ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY in either its Sioux Falls Office or Rapid City Office 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.


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.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Craig Smith, PO Box 205, Gettysburg, South Dakota 57442, or csmith@venturecomm.net or may contact Craig at (605) 765-2494.  All applications will be kept confidential.


Transactional Legal Assistant

Lloyd Companies is seeking a legal assistant or paralegal to provide support related to the Company’s commercial and development business and project finance efforts, as well as other areas where the Company’s attorneys require support. The applicant must have the desire to provide world-class legal support. As part of the legal department, this position focuses on supporting the company’s legal and development teams. This is a great opportunity to be part of a close-knit, cross-functional team of talented and creative individuals.

For full job posting, please visit www.LloydCareers.com or contact Kelli Baker at 605.275.4289.


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 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.


Agency: Department of Social Services; Division of Legal Services; Pierre, SD
Salary/Grade: $64,456 - 74,135 annually depending on experience
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The South Dakota Department of Social Services is seeking a licensed attorney to provide legal support to the Division of Economic Assistance. The Division of Economic Assistance programs include Energy and Weatherization Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, Medical Eligibility (determining Medicaid or CHIP eligibility), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Duties would include researching and interpreting relevant laws, providing legal advice regarding procedure and policy to department staff, reviewing trusts, and representing the Department proceedings in administrative proceedings and on appeal. This position would also be responsible for assisting with child abuse and neglect appeals as necessary. This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school; be a member of the South Dakota State Bar or willing and qualified to become a member of the South Dakota State Bar, and qualify for appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Knowledge of:

  • Criminal and civil practices and procedures (preferred but not required);
  • Evidentiary procedures (preferred but not required);
  • Appellate practices and procedures (preferred but not required);
  • Administrative practices and procedures (preferred but not required);
  • Trusts, estates, and probate (preferred but not required)  

Skill to:

  • Communicate clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing.

Ability to:

  • Interpret federal and state laws and regulations;
  • Display high standards of ethical conduct;
  • Perform legal research efficiently and effectively;
  • Attend to details of assignments and complete work timely, accurately and thoroughly;
  • Exercise sound judgment when making decisions and take prompt, decisive action;
  • Analyze information, issues, situations, practices, and precedents to arrive at a logical interpretation;
  • Work independently while accepting guidance and soliciting input;
  • Effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work activities of self and others to meet schedules and deadlines;
  • Work cooperatively with others and promote a friendly work climate in order to achieve shared goals;
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing;
  • Actively seek, collect, and evaluate information to learn more about issues or events;

To Apply: submit an electronic application for Requisition #10096 through http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus.aspx


Associate Attorney: Rapid City, SD

A PLC Moore-Faust Law Group in Rapid City, South Dakota is seeking an Associate Attorney.  The attorney in this position will focus on the litigation work for our plaintiff's personal injury practice, along with other duties.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Dean Faust, PO Box 2471, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709, or faust@moorefaust.com.  All applications will be kept confidential.  Open until filled.



LITIGATION ASSOCIATE:  Sioux Falls, SD – Donahoe Law Firm P.C. is seeking a litigation associate with 2-5 years of experience.  The position will focus on practice support and client contact, including research and brief writing, trial preparation and participation in the areas of agricultural, construction and railroad law and complex litigation before public bodies or agencies, and the state and federal courts in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.  Work will primarily be in litigation, although development in other areas of the law is anticipated.  Candidates should possess excellent research and writing skills, some trial experience, a desire to learn new areas of the law, an interest in practicing using the latest developments in technology and the ability to engage in the development of the firm.  Applicants should be licensed in South Dakota.  All applications will be held in confidentiality.  Please send a cover letter and resume to:  Donahoe Law Firm, P.C., 401 East 8th Street, Suite 215, Sioux Falls, SD, 57103. 


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


Senior AssociateThe Sioux Falls law firm of May & Johnson, P.C. is currently seeking a Senior Associate to join our litigation team.  The candidate should have the experience to immediately handle files, conduct discovery, and appear in court.  All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Requirements:

3+ years of experience in a comparable position and/or relevant practice;

JD from an ABA accredited law school;

In good standing with South Dakota State Bar Association;

Civil trial experience in state and federal court;

Motivated to build a litigation practice in Sioux Falls.

Salary and benefits will be competitive with the market and the candidate’s skills.

Please send resumes and references to marndt@mayjohnson.com.

 


BOYCE LAW FIRM, LLP, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has an opening for a full-time paralegal to assist with its litigation practice with emphasis in working in medical malpractice and health law area. Candidates should possess strong organizational, multitasking, and computer skills and be able to maintain a heavy workload. Excellent grammar, spelling, punctuation, and attention to detail are also required.

The firm offers a competitive compensation.  Benefits include generous 401K, profit sharing, health insurance, life insurance, professional dues, memberships and paid attendance and expenses for continuing legal education.  Confidential inquiries, including resume, cover letter should be directed to Michele Benson, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 5015, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5015 or to mlbenson@boycelaw.com.  For more information about Boyce Law Firm, please visit www.boycelaw.com.


First PREMIER Bank in Sioux Falls, SD.

 Legal Counsel

Full Time Core Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard are seeking a qualified Legal Counsel.  This position will support PREMIER's vendor management group and will work collaboratively with and provide advice and guidance to management on drafting and negotiating contracts with PREMIER's third-party vendors. In addition to contract matters, this position is responsible for providing advice and guidance to management on regulatory matters and legal strategies. This lawyer will analyze and address legal risks associated with products and services, and assist in product development, including development of marketing documentation and other product disclosures. This position will also assist in identifying and resolving legal and business issues related to products and services, and perform legal research, and prepare legal opinions. Additionally, this attorney will assist with the development of necessary policies and procedures. We are looking for a candidate who can work with management to address regulatory concerns in a way that promotes and advances business initiatives.

Preferred five (5) years’ experience in the banking or finance industry. Juris Doctorate degree required from accredited law school and licensed to practice law in a state. Will interact with multiple areas and management, must be flexible and willing to develop external and internal relationships to achieve efficiency in contract development while incorporating PREMIER’s business strategy.  Most qualified candidates will exhibit the ability to concentrate and work independently, pay attention to detail, and demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills. Basic computer skills and proficiency of the English language. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Ability to concentrate, multi task, and work independently. Requirements include the capacity to learn and quickly become proficient, adaptability to change, ability to handle stress, exercise self-control, adhere to company policies and procedures, and uphold The PREMIER Way. 

Please submit your application by going to http://www.firstpremier.com/careers/


Associate Attorney: Huron, SD

Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, Kludt, Shelton & Burns LLP in Huron, South Dakota is seeking an Associate Attorney.  The attorney in this position will focus on the general practice of law including school law, real estate, criminal defense, personal injury and domestic relations.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Jeff Burns, P.O. Box 176, Huron, South Dakota 57350, or jeff@churchillmanolis.com.  All applications will be kept confidential.   Open until filled.


Litigation Attorney:  Madison, SD

Jencks & Jencks, P.C. is seeking a litigation attorney.  No experience is required but at least two years of practice is preferred.  Strong writing, discovery management and motion practice is required.  Some trial experience is preferred.  South Dakota bar admission will be required.  Some travel will be required in North Dakota and Minnesota, and sometimes to other states.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and a bonus structure will be made available. All inquiries and applications will be handled confidentially. Send resume and cover letter to Carrie Wieman, Jencks & Jencks, P.C., P.O. Box 442, Madison, SD 57042 or carriewieman@jenckslaw.com


Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, Kludt, Shelton & Burns LLP in Huron, South Dakota is seeking an Associate Attorney.  The attorney in this position will focus on the general practice of law including school law, real estate, criminal defense, personal injury and domestic relations.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Jeff Burns, P.O. Box 176, Huron, South Dakota 57350, or jeff@churchillmanolis.com.  All applications will be kept confidential.   Open until filled.


    Deputy Public Defender - Pennington County Public Defender’s Office, Rapid City, SD

    STARTING SALARY:  $65,728.00              CLOSING DATE:  Until position filled

    The Pennington County Public Defender’s Office is inviting applicants for the position of Deputy Public Defender.  The position will defend indigent clients in magistrate and circuit court criminal cases, appeals and certain civil matters; represent clients at all stages of criminal court; will meet with clients to discuss rights, charges, penalties and defense; represent clients’ best interests at all stages of court; prepare for trial by interviewing witnesses; research cases and counsel clients on appropriate options.  Perform any additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Applications must have a JD and admitted or eligible to be admitted to the South Dakota Bar Association.

    Applications must be submit online at http://www.pennco.org/jobs

    Applicants will need to attach a letter of interest and resume to the online application, or they may be sent in addition to the online application to:

    Eric Whitcher (Director) Pennington County Public Defender's Office, 130 Kansas City St. Ste.310, Rapid City, SD  57701


     

     

    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).