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The State of South Dakota Department of Corrections invites applicants for the position of: Attorney – Adult Corrections

Opening Date: December 12, 2019

Closing Date: Until Filled

Salary: $67,713.84 or greater dependent on qualifications

Location: Sioux Falls, SD – South Dakota State Penitentiary

Position Objective:

This is a full-time position with the South Dakota Department of Corrections.  For more information on the Department of Corrections, please visit: http://doc.sd.gov.  The Attorney assists the Wardens with the management of inmate litigation for Adult Corrections; as well as the development and maintenance of all relevant policies and operational memoranda governing the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

Duties:

This person will serve as a central point of contact for inmate litigation for the Department of Corrections, Adult Corrections.  Act as coordinator and liaison with outside legal counsel and courts for inmate litigation.  Assist the Department of Corrections int eh development of capital punishment policies and operational procedures.  Will develop and maintain the South Dakota State Penitentiary policy and operations memoranda manuals.

Licenses and Certifications:

This position requires graduation from law school with a JD and membership in the State Bar of South Dakota.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A thorough knowledge of, Department of Corrections’ policies and institutional operations memoranda and procedures.  A strong understanding of methods, procedures, and principles of practicing law in the state of South Dakota.  Use a modern approach to concepts, principles, and practices related to the incarceration and rehabilitation of criminal offenders.  Possess modern management principles and practices, particularly those related to policy and procedure development. 

The candidate will have the ability to represent the Department of Corrections in a wide variety of settings and meetings, use effective communication styles.  This person will effectively analyze situations and exercise judgment and discretion by establishing, applying, and interpreting departmental polices and institution operations, memoranda, and procedures.  The candidate should be able to recognize deficiencies in/and recommend changes to polices, operations memoranda and procedures.  Possess the ability to resolve legal problems and organizational conflict.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

Benefits Package:

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/index.html

To Apply:

Applications can be filled out online at: https://scssdltmprod.agilera.net/ltm/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=51O

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources 

500 East Capitol 
Pierre, SD 57501-5070 
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"


The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

Employment Opportunity

Spanish-Speaking Staff Attorney

The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota is seeking a staff attorney in its Worthington, Minnesota office.  Second language fluency in Spanish is required. 

Organization Summary: The mission of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota is to enhance opportunities for immigrants and refugees through legal representation for low-income individuals, and through education and advocacy with diverse communities. Our goals are to 1) Remedy legal problems by providing quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees of all nationalities; and 2) Prevent legal problems by providing law-related education to immigrants and refugees of all nationalities; 3) Raise public awareness of immigration issues to encourage sound public policy that protects the universal human rights of immigrants and is both compassionate and practical.

The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) is a 32-person office with five locations in the State of Minnesota including two Saint Paul offices and offices in Moorhead, Worthington, and Austin. ILCM has been in operation for 23 years, and is funded through individual, law firm, corporate, United Way, foundation, and local, state, and federal government support.

www.ilcm.org

Job Title: Staff Attorney Location: Worthington, MN Type:  Full-time  Deadline:  Open until filled

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Staff Attorney is responsible for providing information, technical assistance, outreach and training, and legal representation in immigration matters to income-eligible persons of all nationalities. 

Responsibilities:

1) Provide legal representation in immigration matters, including some or all of the following: prepare and submit affirmative immigration applications to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), respond to requests for evidence, ensure that clients receive and understand notices from USCIS regarding their applications, prepare and represent clients in administrative interviews with USCIS, and educate clients about their rights and obligations under immigration law.  2) Case types may include naturalization, adjustment of status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, U Visa, self-petitions under the Violence Against Women Act, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions, family-based petitions, and administrative appeals. 

3) Conduct intake consultations with potential clients.  4) Identify and resolve legal issues on behalf of new clients, accept cases, maintain client files.  5) Maintain client data in compliance with organization protocols and in compliance with grants and contracts.  6) Engage in outreach efforts to immigrant and refugee communities regarding our legal services.  7) Conduct Know Your Rights presentations for immigrant and refugee communities.  8) Provide information about immigration law to agencies that work with immigrant and refugee communities on a one-to-one basis and through presentations.  9) Assist in grant proposal and report preparation as needed.

Experience:

Education/Experience:

J.D. degree and admission to a state bar and experience in immigration matters preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Fluency in both English and Spanish required.  Excellent oral, listening, and written communication skills.  High level of attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.  Familiarity with diverse refugee and immigrant communities.  Demonstrated interest in serving the low-income immigrant and refugee community and experience working with persons of diverse economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.  Ability to work constructively with others, exercise good judgment, learn quickly, work well independently and under pressure, as well as in collaboration with other staff and with other organizations.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Database experience a plus.  Own car and able to travel to meet with clients, attend interviews at USCIS, attend meetings in St. Paul, and to conduct outreach. 

Compensation: Salary range is $43,700-$65,550, dependent on experience. Benefits include paid-time-off; health, dental, life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance; and retirement plan with employer matching.

Additional Information:

For further information on the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, please visit www.ilcm.org.

How to Apply:

If interested, please forward cover letter and resume to oficinalegal@ilcm.org or mail to ILCM Legal, 450 North Syndicate Street., Suite 200, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104.

ILCM is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. ILCM provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws and will not refuse to hire any qualified individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual by reason of an employee’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by law.


BOYCE LAW FIRM ASSOCIATE ANNOUNCEMENT

Boyce Law Firm, LLP, a top-rated 20+ lawyer firm located in Sioux Falls, is accepting applications for ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS in the firm’s litigation section. Applicants must be self-starters with a strong desire to learn. Superior written and verbal communication skills are of utmost importance. Visit our website at www.boycelaw.com to learn more about the firm, our history, and our people. 

All applicants are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants in the top 1/3 of their class, to those who have prior work experience, and to those currently licensed to practice in South Dakota. 

Start Date: Upon hiring.

Benefits include generous 401K match, profit sharing, health insurance, annual CLE tuition, professional dues and memberships, and numerous incidental benefits. 

Direct resume, cover letter, and law school transcript to Michele Benson, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 5015, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5015 or to mlbenson@boycelaw.com.  


MINNEHAHA COUNTY
invites applications for the position of:
Deputy/Senior Deputy State's Attorney

All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.

SALARY:                $2,681.60 - $3,186.40 Biweekly OPENING DATE: 10/25/19 CLOSING DATE: Continuous

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office is accepting applications for attorneys to join our top performing team of prosecutors. 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.

Minnehaha County prosecutors are an integral part of the criminal justice system closely collaborating with law enforcement, probation, parole, juvenile justice centers, and numerous community agencies. With a high volume caseload in a fast-paced environment, our office provides an intriguing challenge for attorneys who want to make a difference in their community by helping victims of crime and ensuring due process for the accused. Even our new attorneys experience the excitement of a job regularly engaged in hands-on courtroom trial work.

Attorneys who work in the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's office have had impressive accomplishments! Two of our former attorneys have been appointed as magistrate judges and another serves as a circuit court judge. Since 2002, six of our prosecutors have been named South Dakota State's Attorney's Association's **Prosecutor of the Year**.

To be considered for this extraordinary opportunity, submit your application today. Contact us for more information, or with questions, at 605-367-4337.

Posting to remain open until positions are filled. Application review begins on November 18, 2019.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Vacancies will be filled at either a Deputy State's Attorney or a Senior Deputy State's Attorney level, depending on our selected candidate's level of experience. (Click on the job titles for complete job descriptions and a list of qualifications.)

Compensation for appointment as a Deputy State's Attorney will be between $2,681.60 - $2,747.20/bi-weekly. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy State's Attorney requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, and compensation will be between $2,817.60 - $3,186.40/bi-weekly dependent upon qualifications.  Full earning potential for position is $3,881.60/bi-weekly. 

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS); and an optional deferred compensation plan. Our insurance rates for single, E+1, & family are highly competitive! (Contact HR for more information at 605-367-4337.)

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org

Job #20-02

DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY

JA

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.



Great West Casualty Company, a leader in the truck insurance industry for 60 years, is hiring for multiple attorney positions in South Sioux City, Nebraska. All of these jobs offer comprehensive benefits packages, relocation assistance, and excellent work-life balance.

 

Corporate Counsel: Start your legal career with Great West, where you will gain valuable experience working with a team of legal experts. In this role, you will gain exposure to all aspects of the company, including Underwriting, Claims, Coverage, and HR. We are looking for someone with strong attention to detail, the ability to read and analyze policy and apply it to a scenario confidently, and excellent communication skills.

 

Coverage Attorney:  As a Coverage Attorney for Great West, you will focus on the motor carrier policy, providing counsel, training, and assistance to the regions' claims departments to foster consistent, efficient, and appropriate claims practices. You will prepare coverage opinions and memoranda on claims legal topics as well as oversee litigation and declaratory judgment action while supervising outside counsel. We are looking for someone with litigation, insurance defense, regulatory compliance, or administrative law experience.

 

Subrogation Attorney: Have you recently passed the Bar Exam? Are you an experienced attorney looking for a healthy work-life balance? We have two openings for Subrogation Attorneys, and varying levels of professional experience are encouraged to apply. In this job, you will investigate, negotiate, and litigate files where there is potential for third party recovery. We are looking for someone with experience in or a willingness to learn subrogation, workers' compensation, product liability, plaintiff's practice, and/or insurance defense law. 

 

VISIT WWW.GWCCNET.COM/CAREERS FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND TO APPLY.


OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

CRIMINAL LITIGATION

DETAILS:  The Office of Attorney General seeks an attorney for a position with the Criminal Litigation Division.  The attorney will prosecute general crimes in state court and accordingly litigation experience is preferred.  The individual must have strong research and writing capabilities.  Must be able to communicate well to clients and the courts and must have strong legal advocacy skills.  

OFFICE LOCATION:  This position will be stationed in Pierre. 

STARTING SALARY:  Entry level salary is $68,000 annually or greater, depending upon experience.  The State of South Dakota has an excellent benefit package including retirement, employee insurance coverage and paid leave. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice law in South Dakota.  The person eligible for this position must be a motivated self-starter, have strong research and writing capabilities, be able to communicate well to clients and the courts, and have strong legal advocacy skills.  Prior litigation experience is preferred but not required. 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE DATE:  Interested persons should send a resume containing three references, a writing sample and a letter describing their qualifications to the address below.  The position will be opened until filled. 

JASON RAVNSBORG, OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, 1302 E. HIGHWAY 14, SUITE 1, PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA 57501.  


Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Prosecuting Attorney

JOB DESCRIPTION

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Represent the Tribe in prosecution of adults committing criminal acts within tribal jurisdiction, including fish and wildlife offenses.

Represent the Tribe in prosecution of juveniles committing delinquent acts or status offenses within tribal jurisdiction.

Represent the Tribe in juvenile proceedings of child abuse/neglect/dependency occurring within tribal jurisdiction and ICWA proceedings transferred to Tribal Court.

Oversight of juvenile diversion program.

Attend court hearings, including drug court.

Evaluates evidence, interviews witnesses, prepare legal pleadings including subpoenas, search warrants, arrest warrants, and juvenile pick-up and detain orders.   Work closely with the police department

Draft written complaints, motions, proposed orders, legal briefs, jury instructions, sentencing recommendations, and other legal documents as appropriate.

Conduct all necessary case preparation before Tribal Court hearings and trial.

Assist in developing and improving the Tribe’s criminal justice system, including  code development.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments and remain organized.

Argue and present cases as appropriate in Tribal Court and appeals therefrom.

Maintain criminal and juvenile case statistics.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY POSITION:

Have Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the bar of any state, South Dakota licensure preferred. 

Experience and competence in criminal advocacy, criminal jury trial experience preferred.

Experience and competence handling juvenile and child protection cases.

Knowledge of federal Indian law; criminal law and procedure; and juvenile law and procedure.

Respect for the culture and traditions of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.

Computer skills, including knowledge of Word, Excel and Access programs.

Salary:   Negotiable, depending on experience

Closing Date:   November 30, 2019

Applications shall be in writing, to include a professional resume, legal qualifications and any other submissions at the option of the applicant.     Native American preference applies.   Applications may be obtained from the LBST Personnel Office, Lower Brule, South Dakota (605-473-5561) or contact Chief Judge Lorrie Miner at Lower Brule  Tribal Court (605-473-5528). 


Deputy State's Attorney 

MEADE COUNTY

The Meade County State’s Attorney is soliciting applications for the position of: Meade County Deputy State's Attorney. Closing date: November 22, 2019. See: www.meadecounty.org/human-resources for application instructions.


Full-time legal assistant/paralegal

We are currently seeking a full-time legal assistant/paralegal in Pierre, SD. Applicant must be detailed oriented, present a professional appearance, possess a positive attitude, and have excellent communication skills. Typing skills, knowledge of legal documents and electronic court filing are important considerations for this position.

Salary dependent on experience. Excellent benefits package.

Job Type: Full-time

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to Kassandra Cross at Kcross@gpna.com


Bridgeford Trust Company, a full service, dynamic,  and very fast-growing South Dakota chartered trust company, is looking for a full-time, highly motivated and energetic trust officer to join its team of talented professionals.  Candidates should have a passion for helping families preserve and protect wealth utilizing powerful modern trust law, be detailed oriented, and enjoy a very fast paced and entrepreneurial work environment.  While a successful candidate should possess solid prior trust experience and applicable educational background (J.D., CTFA, CPA, CFP, CFA, MBA a plus), Bridgeford will provide mentoring, training, and educational opportunities to ensure ongoing professional development and growth.   Please submit a cover letter and resume to lvoller@bridgefordtrust.com by November 15th, and include “employment” in the subject line of the email.


STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION
East River Legal Services (ERLS) is seeking to hire a Staff Attorney for our Sioux Falls, South Dakota office. We are a non-profit law firm serving low-income individuals in the 33 counties of Eastern South Dakota. ERLS exists to better the lives of the over 46,000 people living in poverty in Eastern South Dakota. We offer free legal services to our community's Veterans, Older Americans (60+), Disabled, Victims of Violence, and all those facing financial insecurity.

Summary of Position:
The staff attorney position requires the representation of low-income individuals in all areas of poverty law including housing, family law, protection orders, landlord/tenant disputes, evictions, utilities, public benefits, consumer, and other civil matters. The types of services provided include legal advice, brief service or extended representation. Aside from direct services, the staff attorney position requires preparing and delivering client training and other community education; conducting intake and outreach; appearing in administrative and judicial forums; active bar participation; and special legal and community projects impacting low-income clients. In addition, the Staff Attorney shall perform any other responsibilities under the supervision of the Executive Director as may be necessary for the day-to-day operation of the Program. Moderate travel would be involved.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be licensed to practice law in South Dakota or be eligible for admission by motion. Previous experience in poverty law is preferred, but not required. Demonstrable awareness and sensitivity to the needs of the populations we serve is necessary. Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, excellent written and communication skills, ability to work constructively with others, ability and willingness to work hard, are all necessary qualifications for this position. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

East River Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary based on experience. Benefits include paid holidays and vacation days, health, dental, vision, Life, AD & D, IRA.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume with references, to:
Brent Thompson
Executive Director
East River Legal Services
335 North Main Avenue, Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

or email brent@erlservices.org

Submission deadline:
November 30, 2019


Family Law Attorney – Rapid City, SD

Riggins Family Law, Prof. L.L.C., a small firm with a focus on Family Law, has an excellent opportunity for an associate looking to develop or grow a Family Law Practice.

Requirements:

*Licensed in South Dakota

*Ability to manage work flow independently to meet deadlines.

*Strong work ethic and reliability a must.

*Exemplary client service skills with prompt response levels at all times.

*Desire to make court appearances, argue motions and to participate in hearings.

*Detail oriented with strong drafting and negotiating skills.

*Excellent academic credentials.

*Courtroom experience preferred but not a prerequisite.

*Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

If you are authentic about your desire to practice family law, and have the ability to connect with clients in a meaningful, respectful and efficient manner, then apply to join our team today! Interested applicants please submit a one-page cover letter outlining what motivates you as a family law attorney and your salary expectations with your resume to Kylie@rigginsfamilylaw.com


BOYCE LAW FIRM ASSOCIATE 

Boyce Law Firm, LLP, a top-rated 20+ lawyer firm located in Sioux Falls, is accepting applications for ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS in the firm’s litigation section. Applicants must be self-starters with a strong desire to learn. Superior written and verbal communication skills are of utmost importance. Visit our website at www.boycelaw.com to learn more about the firm, our history, and our people. 

All applicants are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants in the top 1/3 of their class, to those who have prior work experience, and to those currently licensed to practice in South Dakota. 

Start Date: Upon hiring.

Benefits include generous 401K match, profit sharing, health insurance, annual CLE tuition, professional dues and memberships, and numerous incidental benefits. 

Direct resume, cover letter, and law school transcript to Michele Benson, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 5015, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5015 or to mlbenson@boycelaw.com.  



Litigation Attorney:

Crary Huff Law Firm is seeking an experienced litigation attorney for its offices located in Sioux City, Iowa and Dakota Dunes, SD. Candidates should have at least three years of practice, primarily in civil litigation. Excellent research and writing skills are required, and trial experience is preferred. Iowa bar admission required.  All applications will be handled confidentially. Send resume and cover letter to Crary Huff Law Firm, Attention Sabrina Sayler, Personnel Partner, PO Box 27, Sioux City, IA 51102 or ssayler@craryhuff.com.  Equal Opportunity Employer. 


PUBLIC NOTICE

REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE

The current appointment of Magistrate Judge Eric Johnson is due to expire on March 28, 2020.   Magistrate Judge Eric Johnson serves in the Second Judicial Circuit.

The duties of a magistrate judge include conducting preliminary hearings in all criminal cases, acting as committing magistrate for all purposes and conducting misdemeanor trials.  Magistrate judges may also perform marriages, receive depositions, decide temporary protection orders and hear civil cases within their jurisdictional limit.

Pursuant to UJS policy members of the bar and the public are invited to comment as to whether Magistrate Judge Eric Johnson should be reappointed to another four-year term.  Written comments should be directed to:

Chief Justice David Gilbertson

Supreme Court

500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501

Comments must be received by December 31, 2019


BOYCE LAW FIRM ASSOCIATE ANNOUNCEMENT 

Boyce Law Firm, LLP, a top-rated 20+ lawyer firm located in Sioux Falls, is accepting applications for ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS in the firm’s litigation section. Applicants must be self-starters with a strong desire to learn. Superior written and verbal communication skills are of utmost importance. Visit our website at www.boycelaw.com to learn more about the firm, our history, and our people. 

All applicants are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants in the top 1/3 of their class, to those who have prior work experience, and to those currently licensed to practice in South Dakota. 

Start Date: Upon hiring.

Benefits include generous 401K match, profit sharing, health insurance, annual CLE tuition, professional dues and memberships, and numerous incidental benefits. 

Direct resume, cover letter, and law school transcript to Michele Benson, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 5015, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5015 or to mlbenson@boycelaw.com.  


MetaBank - Legal Counsel

Job Summary:

Provide legal counsel to executive staff and business departments to ensure adherence to laws, rules and regulations relating to new or revised product and service offerings.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist general counsel and senior legal staff in preparing, reviewing, negotiating, and interpreting contracts or legal documents impacting Bank. 
  • Interpret laws and regulations as needed to support Bank products, services, and other business team projects.
  • Assist general counsel and senior legal staff on large, cross departmental projects supporting Bank’s business objectives, including projects supporting Bank’s national consumer and commercial credit, payment, and tax related financial products.
  • Monitor changes to federal and state banking laws, rules and regulations affecting the management, operations and product offerings of the Bank and provide legal guidance to executive staff and business departments as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Juris Doctor
  • Authorized and licensed to practice law in at least one state
  • 2 – 5 years successful banking industry related experience required. Credit and payment experience strongly preferred 

To succeed in this role, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Note: Management reserves the right to assign or reassign functions and responsibilities to this job description at any time.


South Dakota Voices for Peace (SDVFP) seeks a Staff Attorney to carry out direct legal services to children in immigration court, and families impacted by separation policies at the southern border, who are living in South Dakota as well as public education to immigrant communities. The Staff Attorney must be a self-motivated advocate with a passion for justice and equality and experienced in working with multilingual, vulnerable clients. This position is based in Sioux Falls, SD. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Staff Attorney will represent children and families through the immigration process, including immigration court work. The Staff Attorney will also present trainings to impacted communities to understand the immigration process and Know Your Rights. Immigration Court is in Fort Snelling, MN.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct intakes, legal research, fact development, work with multilingual clients, draft and file immigration filings, affidavits, briefs, prepare clients for interviews and court proceedings.
  • Represent clients through immigration court proceedings and understand EOIR practices and procedures.
  • Stay abreast of all policy and rule changes in immigration law.
  • Work with case manager to develop sound strategies in case management.
  • Work with colleagues to develop public education materials and communication strategies.
  • Conduct presentations in multilingual communities by articulating the interests and position of SDVFP.
  • Work with SD Voices for Justice lobbyists to advance the goals of SD Voices and coalition partners on goals of immigration. Support legislative advocacy with legal and policy analysis.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
  • Commit to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.
  • Travel as required. 

This is a full-time position with salary commensurate with experience. Health benefits; generous paid holidays; flexible schedule an option; AILA membership, malpractice insurance and SD Bar dues included.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of SD Voices for Peace and SD Voices for Justice.
  • D. degree and 1-3 years experience in the legal field.
  • Licensed to practice law in any U.S. jurisdiction with the ability to join the South Dakota Bar (willing to take the next bar examination or waive in).
  • Passionate commitment to and familiarity with immigrants’ rights, racial and social justice, and state issues around immigration.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with vulnerable clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multilingual clients and interpreters.
  • Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken) preferred but not necessary.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

To Apply:

Email a one page cover letter with salary requirements, resume and one writing sample (1000 word max) in one PDF file to Executive Director, Taneeza Islam taneeza@southdakotavoicesforpeace.org Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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).