Employment Opportunities

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

     

     


     

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

     


     

     

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

     

     


     

     

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

     


     

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

     


     

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

     


     

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

     


     

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

     


     

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

     


     

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

     


     

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

     


     

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

     


     

    South Dakota State University (SDSU) Office of University Counsel is currently seeking a dynamic, collegial, and collaborative STAFF ATTORNEY to start on or after June 22, 2017. Under the direction of the University Counsel, the Staff Attorney provides legal and factual research and writing including but not limited to: legal and factual research and analysis; drafts legal and non-legal documents and pleadings; gathers, organizes, reviews, and prepares materials related to legal services and proceedings; assists with and performs assigned interviews and investigations; attends and presents at assigned administrative and legal proceedings; assists with drafting and maintaining policies and procedures; and performs other duties as assigned. Signs approved pleadings or makes court or administrative appearances as assigned by University Counsel.  Areas of law regularly addressed include but are not limited to: employment, discrimination, Title IX, Clery Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, business organizations, contracts, South Dakota Law, Corporations, Intellectual Property, and other higher education legal topics. Specific scope and duties are as directed by the University Counsel.   Minimum qualifications: Completed BA/BS and JD degree at the time of application. One year active practice of law as a bar licensed attorney in good standing.  Licensed member in good standing with the South Dakota Bar, or fully licensed and in good standing with the South Dakota Bar within the next bar exam cycle directly after hire. Demonstrated strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills; strong legal research and writing skills; strong analytical and writing ability; ability to digest state and federal requirements and limitations/opportunities and findings into cohesive and succinct documents; ability to communicate effectively with all constituencies; must have tenacity and ability to handle significant caseload touching many different areas of law with assigned appearances in proceedings; must strictly adhere to deadlines; self-starter and strong independent work skills; strong organizational and project management skills; and able to use MS office products as well as other office equipment and software products. Demonstrated effective written communication skills. Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position.Preferred qualifications include: xperience practicing law in higher education, government practice, compliance, litigation, administrative or civil actions, employment, or related area. Salary: $69,000 – $75,000, depending on qualifications. The position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by May 31, 2017. SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:  https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; legal writing sample not to exceed five (5) pages; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.      Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.      For questions on the position, contact Tracy A. Greene, University Counsel at (605) 688-5248 or tracy.greene@sdstate.edu.    South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.  Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu.  SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact:  Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD  57007.  Phone: (605) 688-4128.

     


     

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

     


     

    The Minnehaha County Public Advocate's Office invites applications for a DEPUTY PUBLIC ADVOCATE/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC ADVOCATE to perform professional legal work for Minnehaha County.  Seeking a 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 Advocate requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.  The hiring range for this position is $2,392.80 - $2,576.80/bi-weekly with full earning potential of $3,465.60/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 to apply visit:  http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org.  Position deadlines June 12, 2017 at 5pm.  EO/AA Employer.  Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337.

     


     

    Applications are being accepted for the CHIEF CIVIL DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY for the Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office. The incumbent will represent and advise the Board of County Commissioners, elected and non-elected Minnehaha County department heads, and Minnehaha County agencies and offices on litigation and legal issues.  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; eligible to sit for next SD bar exam, and 5 yrs of relevant experience. Working knowledge of civil litigation, collective bargaining, and employment law preferred. Hiring range: $3,552.00 - $3,825.60/biweekly with full earning potential to $4,660.80/biweekly.  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 closes on June 19, 2017 at 5 pm. Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337. EO/AA Employer.  

     


     

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

     


     

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, Missouri, is accepting applications for the position of SENIOR STAFF ATTORNEY.  This is an executive position primarily responsible for ensuring the high quality of all substantive legal work performed by the Eighth Circuit Staff Attorneys.  The office’s principal task is preparation of written legal memoranda and draft dispositions relating to a wide variety of federal appeals and related legal matters. In addition, the Senior Staff Attorney has administrative responsibility for all aspects of office operations, including, but not limited to, human resources management, recruitment and training, budget preparation, fiscal oversight, procurement management, systems and processes, and statistical reporting.   Applicants must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school; membership in good standing in the bar of a state, territorial or federal court of general jurisdiction; at least five years of post J.D. legal experience; excellent academic credentials, superior analytical, research and writing skills; excellent written and oral communication abilities; and strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to assume and delegate responsibility. Ten years of post J.D. legal experience, including managerial experience and a minimum of three years of federal court experience, are preferred.  Expertise in federal appellate, civil, and criminal procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence, and an informed understanding of the processes of constitutional and statutory analysis are a plus.  E-mail a cover letter, resume, salary history, law school transcript, self-edited writing sample, and a list of at least three professional references to the Circuit Executive by July 15, 2017, at CE8employment@ca8.uscourts.gov. The selected applicant must successfully complete a ten-year background investigation. The Eighth Circuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     


     

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

     


     

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

     


    My Place Hotels of America, LLC (“My Place”) has an IN HOUSE ATTORNEY position available. My Place is a growing franchisor for economy extended-stay hotels developed by Ryan Rivett and Ron Rivett, a founder of the Super 8 Motel chain. Professional services will range from involvement with routine legal issues to participation in senior management decisions. In-house counsel will provide advice and legal services related to real estate, employment, contract, construction, and franchise law issues. Applicants must have prior experience in each of the noted practice areas, except franchising. Experience with franchise law will be developed through on-the-job training, seminars, and self-study. A qualified attorney who also has litigation experience will have an advantage. The salary will be negotiable based on experience, but applicants may specify minimum salary requirements. Health insurance and a Simple IRA retirement plan match will also be benefits. All professional dues, fees, and memberships will be paid by My Place. All inquiries and applications will remain confidential. Resumes can be mailed, or e-mailed, to Matt Campbell, 1910 8th Avenue NE, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401 (matt.campbell@myplacehotels.com).

     

     


     

    CHILD SUPPORT REFEREE. Location: 1st Judicial Circuit. Type: Independent Contractor. Category: Unified Judicial System. Close Date: 06/15/2017. Post Date: 05/24/2017. No. of Positions Available: 1. Position Description:  This position is that of an independent contractor for a contract with the Unified Judicial System as a child support referee.  The qualifications and duties of the referees are generally described in South Dakota Codified Law including SDCL 25-7A-6 and 25-7A-22.  Candidates for appointment as child support referees are recommended to the Supreme Court for appointment by the State Court Administrator.  For the 1st Judicial Circuit referee, the majority of cases will be from the Yankton area.  However, cases could sometimes be assigned from other circuits state-wide.  After approval by the Supreme Court, a contract will be entered between the referee and the UJS.  Currently, the flat-fee compensation for work as a child support referee is $254 per case, as long as the contract requirements are met. The referee must provide their own equipment, schedule their own hearings and draft the necessary documents.  Space may be provided, if necessary, in the local Courthouse. All candidates for the child support referee position should possess the following criteria: Licensed attorney in the State of South Dakota & is a member in good standing of the State Bar Association; Familiar with family law and the child support referee process; Organized in scheduling hearings and managing the associated paperwork; Manage time & priorities; Facilitate and maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of sources including the public, clerks, Judges, and DSS; Ability to remain neutral and objective while assisting the public with the child support referee process; Ability to manage stress and work with difficult people; Communicate effectively via telephone and e-mail; Pay attention to details; Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times; Ability to comply with the requirements of UJS. A letter of interest as well as a complete resume may be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 15, 2017 to the following address:Suzanne Starr, State Court Administrators Office- Director of Policy & Legal Services, 500 E. Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD  57501.  The candidate recommended for approval to the Supreme Court will be subject to a background check.  

     


     

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

     


     

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

     


     

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

     


     

    FEMA is seeking a talented, experienced man or woman for the role of LEGAL ADVISOR within the Reservist Program. FEMA Reservists are disaster workforce employees who work on an on-call basis to support survivors of all-hazard incidents.  As a Legal Advisor, you will serve as a Deployable Field Counsel Reservist, providing a wide range of legal services for FEMA at field offices and other locations under the guidance and oversight of the Office of Chief Counsel. Primary Position Duties: Analyzing and interpreting FEMA's statutory authorities, including the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (as amended), Homeland Security Act of 2002 (as amended), and other relevant laws, regulations, policies, and executive orders. Conducting legal research, preparing, and providing written and oral legal advice involving a wide variety of topics including disaster response, recovery, hazard mitigation, flood insurance, floodplain management, procurement, contracts, grants, and more. Preparing or reviewing interpretive and administrative determinations which give effect to governing law. Collaborating with OCC counterparts at FEMA headquarters, regional offices, and FEMA field locations. As appropriate, coordinating substantive legal matters with other OCC attorneys, other Federal agency legal counsel, state, local, tribal and private sector leaders and/or legal counsel, and FEMA staff.  Qualifications :  To qualify for this position, you must: Possess a Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA accredited law school; AND be an active member in good standing of a bar of the highest court of a State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia; AND have a minimum of three (3) years of full-time professional legal experience gained after being admitted to the bar. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, or social). To apply, submit your resume and cover letter this Friday, June 2, 2017, to Fema-Careers@fema.dhs.gov and include “Legal Advisor” in the subject line or apply online, here http://recruiter.jobster.com/adverts/14422.For additional information about FEMA’s Reservist Program visit https://careers.fema.gov/reservists-program. 

     


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

     

     


     

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

     


     

    Applications are being accepted for Deputy State’s Attorney’s/Senior Deputy State’s Attorney’s for the Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office.  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; or a recent or imminent law school graduate, 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. Hiring range: $2,514.40 - $2,988.00/bi-weekly with full earning potential to $3,640.80/biweekly.  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 June 23, 2017. Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337. EO/AA Employer.  


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     




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