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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.  


Ver Beek Law, Prof. L.L.C. is seeking a family law attorney for our Sioux Falls office. We are looking for candidates with experience levels ranging from newly licensed lawyers to those with several years of experience. Only candidates seeking a long-term employment opportunity will be considered. The position offers competitive salary. Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to kelsey@verbeeklaw.com.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney

Closing Date: April 22, 2019

Salary: DOE

Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing, as well as being admitted to practice in federal court, District of South Dakota, (applicants not licensed in South Dakota will have one year to gain admittance to the South Dakota Bar), and have at least 2 years post-J.D. professional experience.  Outstanding academic record, criminal litigation experience, including trial and courtroom experience. Experience in managing investigations and violent crime experience, as well as appellate experience and strong legal research and writing ability. Investigative grand jury experience would be helpful. Experience in Indian Country criminal prosecution is preferred.

The appointment is subject to the completion and a favorable adjudication of any background checks required by Rosebud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO), and the United States Department of Justice.  Completion of Questionnaire for Public Trust Position

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/724f9e_4dc5004377d24908b72cf675f7c9ec27.pdf

and the Investigative Questionnaire for Law Enforcement Position

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/724f9e_9439c43c8dc24634ac18364d88ed7773.pdf

In addition to the documentation listed above, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe requires that you complete its application found at https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/ed1fef_fa630cec5fb140beb2fb43e15f823075.pdf and send to the address listed on the Application.  No packets will be processed or considered without all of the information requested.  Please include resume and cover letter.

Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to working full time on the investigation and prosecution of cases concerning domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, and related offenses, that are committed within the boundaries of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.  Although cases of sexual assault involving young children may be covered by this project, the USAO and the Rosebud Tribe will prioritize using resources allocated to this project to investigate and prosecute cases where adult and adolescents are victimized.  The Tribal SAUSA will divide their time between Rosebud and the USAO. The Tribal SAUSA will have responsibilities at the USAO in Pierre, South Dakota, and Rosebud, South Dakota. The Tribal SAUSA will spend the first 120 days of work exclusively at the USAO in Pierre.  Thereafter, the Tribal SAUSA will develop a schedule, with the approval of Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the USAO, keeping in mind the purpose of the OVW grant that created the position.

The Tribal SAUSA shall be subject to the same laws, rules, regulations and policies as are applicable to all federal employees of the Department of Justice, the Executive Office for United States Attorneys and the United States Attorney's Office, including personnel policies and procedures and ethics laws, regulations, and policies. These include the standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Executive Branch, 5 C.F.R. Part 2635; supplemental standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Department of Justice, 5 C.F.R. Part 3801; federal conflict of interest laws, 18 U.S.C. Sections 202-211; and political activity restrictions, 5 U.S.C. Section 7321 et seq.


Associate Attorney – Rapid City

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


 Staff Attorney: Sioux Falls

East River Legal Services (ERLS) seeks to hire a Staff Attorney for our Sioux Falls, South Dakota office. ERLS is a non-profit law firm serving low income individuals in the 33 counties of Eastern South Dakota. East River Legal Services (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.
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.
East River Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary based on experience. Benefits include paid holidays and vacate on 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 to: brent@erlservices.org
Submission deadline: Friday, March 31, 2019


Deputy State’s Attorney

Lincoln County State’s Attorney’s Office

Lincoln County invites applications for a Deputy State’s Attorney. The Deputy State's Attorney performs routine professional legal work in the prosecution of civil and criminal crimes, juvenile crimes, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases in Lincoln County. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a college of law, attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination.  Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. $2,305.60 -  $2,544.80 bi-weekly. To view a full listing of qualifications and to apply visit: http://www.lincolncountysd.org then click on the Employment tab. Application deadline: March 20th, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Contact Human Resources with questions at 605-764-6609. Equal Opportunity Employer.


FINANCIAL INSTITUTION EXAMINER—South Dakota Division of Banking

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

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

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

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

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


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


MANAGING ATTORNEY - PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Managing Attorney position in our Pine Ridge, South Dakota, branch office.  The Pine Ridge office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Oglala Lakota, Jackson and Bennett counties in South Dakota.

QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.  Applicant must have at least one-year experience in the practice of poverty law or Indian law, with trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts or two years' experience in the general practice of law. 

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

CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2019.

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

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


STAFF ATTORNEY - MISSION, SOUTH DAKOTA

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

QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:  Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; and must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.

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

CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2019.

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

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


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: Open until filled.

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

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


STAFF ATTORNEY – SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Temporary Staff Attorney position in our Sioux Falls, South Dakota, office which can possibly turn into a permanent position.  The Sioux Falls office serves primarily Native Americans in the vicinity of Sioux Falls and in the eastern half of South Dakota.  This job may require travel during the day.

QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:  Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; and must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.

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

CLOSING DATE: April 1, 2019.

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

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


Judicial Qualifications Commission

State of South Dakota

500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501

Telephone:  (605) 773-2099

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 retirement of the Hon. Gordon D. Swanson in June 2019 will create a vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position (Position D) in the Fourth Judicial Circuit.  The Judicial Qualifications Commission is now taking applications for this position.

All lawyers and judges interested in applying should obtain the application form at http://ujs.sd.gov/, or contact Lori Grode at the State Court Administrator’s Office. The application must be returned to the Administrator’s Office and must be postmarked no later than 5:00 PM on April 12, 2019.  Applicants should make sure the application submitted is the 2018 revision.  The duty station for this position shall be in Sturgis, South Dakota. 

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 Fourth Circuit is comprised of the following counties:  Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Perkins and Ziebach. 


Advanced Asset Alliance in Sioux Falls, SD is seeking an Attorney to fill the position of General Counsel.  Applicants must have a JD and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain license to practice, in SD.  Additional licensing in IA, NE, ND, and/or MN is beneficial.  Ideal candidates will have 1-5 years of experience with a background in insurance law, healthcare law, employment law, contract law, litigation, compliance or collections.  Excellent communication skills with staff, clients, and the courts is required. 

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience, flexible schedule, employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability). 

Closing date: Open until position is filed.

Duties and responsibilities: Oversight of legal staff, monitor and liaison with out-of-state counsel working on behalf the company, responsible for multi-state licensing and corporate and statutory compliance, appear for all legal proceedings on behalf of the company and clientele, advise and offer counsel to upper management and clientele on all legal matters, investigate and respond to regulatory complaints, liaison with industry and trade interest groups and lobbyists, review and execute all legal pleadings on behalf of the company, provide training to employees and clientele on legal matters. 

Please send resumes to chris@advancedassetalliance.com and kade@advancedassetalliance.com.  


Sioux Falls School District

IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL

Education/Experience:  Juris Doctorate Degree.  Admitted to practice law in SD with at least three (3) years of related experience.

The essential functions of in-house legal counsel include the following:

Oversees the development and implementation of District policies;  Assists with the review and revisions of District contracts with venders and outside service providers; Interprets the employee groups’ negotiated contract language for executive administration; Assists with the nonrenewal, reduction in force, termination, discipline and other personnel procedures for certificated and non-certificated personnel;  Represents the District at grievance hearings.  Investigates and provides counsel to arbitration, unemployment hearings, unfair labor practices and discrimination hearings; Serves as the Civil Rights Officer and Title IX Coordinator; Provides counsel to the Director of Special Services on the interpretation and adherence to special education law; Represents the District in Due Process, State Complaint or OCR proceedings; Manages student discipline, suspensions and expulsions; Keeps informed of and interprets court decisions, regulations, statutes, rules and policies affecting education, employee groups and student affairs;  Manages communication with outside legal counsel and confers with outside counsel on pertinent legal issues as needed; Performs other duties as assigned.

Calendar:  12-month (year-round) position

Compensation:  111,042 annually + depending on experience

Screening for the position begins February 12 and continues until the position is filled.

Candidates must apply online at www.sf.k12.sd.us.  Please include a resume with the online application.

 Questions:  Sioux Falls School District -  HR Department, 605-367-7661, sfsdhrdepartment@k12.sd.us



MINNEHAHA COUNTY invites applications for the position of:

CIVIL DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY/SENIOR CIVIL DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY

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

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office invites applications for a Civil Deputy/Senior Civil Deputy State's Attorney to perform professional legal work on behalf of Minnehaha County, County elected officials, and County department heads in civil and administrative proceedings.

***Please include cover letter and resume with online application.

Posting will remain open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin February 11, 2019.

The hiring range is $2,603.20 - $3,093.60 bi-weekly with a full earning potential of $3,768.80 biweekly. Consideration for appointment above the hiring range is dependent upon qualifications. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

Identifying, evaluating and mitigating against risk. Performing legal research and providing oral or written opinions to County officials and department heads. Negotiating, writing and reviewing a wide-array of contracts, ranging from purchase agreements to intergovernmental agreements. Drafting resolutions and ordinances. Handling real estate transactions. Reviewing or drafting requests for proposals and solicitations for bids. Attending meetings of the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Minnehaha County Conservation District, or other public meetings. Preparing and conducting compliance trainings. Preparing and prosecuting civil complaints on behalf of the County. Conducting depositions and responding to subpoenas. Drafting responses to requests for information under the Open Records Act. Providing legal assistance with the development of policies and procedures in order to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws. Staying informed on changes in relevant law, proposed legislation and policy pertaining to any matter which may impact county government. Providing legal consultation to the Human Resources Department on employment law matters. Answering, handling, or directing phone calls and walk-in traffic from clients and the general public regarding legal concerns and questions as related to the County. Handling the defense of habeas corpus petitions, including: writing motions, writing briefs, and conducting evidentiary hearings. Handling expungement proceedings. Handling hearings relating to return of firearms petitions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a college of law. Attainment of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the State of South Dakota or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy State's Attorney requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience. Working knowledge of civil law principles, methods, materials and practices utilized in legal research; and general law and established precedents. Ability to prosecute cases. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Four or more years of legal experience. Two or more years of legal experience as in-house corporate counsel or in the public sector representing a state or local governmental entity. Jury trial experience. Prior experience in the following subject areas: civil litigation, procurement, real estate, public records law, land use law, employment law, collective bargaining, and other laws affecting county government

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 #19-16 CIVIL DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY/SENIOR CIVIL DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY

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.


Deputy State’s Attorney I, Brookings County, South Dakota

The Brookings County State's Attorney's Office has an immediate opening for a Deputy State's Attorney I to perform routine professional legal work in the prosecution of civil and criminal crimes, juvenile crimes, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases in Brookings County. Responsibilities of the Deputy State's Attorney I vary and may include reviewing offenses and evidence to make determination on charges and prosecuting violations of state law; reviewing requests for petitions and determining appropriate course of action; making recommendations for child custody and parental rights; and attending legal proceedings.  Annualized compensation for appointment as a Deputy State's Attorney will be $66,044.00.

Examples of duties include:  Prepare and manage a caseload of predominantly low-level felonies, juvenile violation cases, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases. Assist law enforcement with involuntary mental health committals.  Assist with civil representations of the County.  Present cases for legal proceedings. Perform legal research. Prepare, draft, and file legal documents and correspondence. Review offenses, police reports, and evidence to make determination on charges. Prepare, send, and track subpoenas for witnesses and records. Prepare and interview witnesses for legal proceedings. Stay informed on changes in relevant law and statutes and proposed legislation and policy pertaining to criminal law, juvenile delinquency, and juvenile abuse and neglect. Communicate, correspond, and collaborate with parties involved in cases including victims, parents, school personnel, attorneys, court personnel, and law enforcement regarding procedures and actions for those cases. Respond to inquiries from the public. Make recommendations for custody, parental rights, sentences, and restitution. Represent the State's Attorney's Office at public, private, and inter-governmental programs and events. Train and educate volunteers, law enforcement, and social workers on their roles and duties on legal issues and the court process duties. Answer, handle, or direct phone calls and walk-in traffic from clients and the general public regarding legal concerns and questions.

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from a college of law. Attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota; or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination; or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law and methods and practices of pleadings; court procedures and rules of evidence; principles, methods, materials and practices utilized in legal research; and general law and established precedents. Ability to prosecute cases. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications:  Strong oral argument skills.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to: Dan Nelson,  Brookings County State’s Attorney, 520 3rd St., Suite 330, Brookings, SD 57006 or electronically at Dnelson@brookingscountysd.gov.   Deadline for applications is 3/1/19.  Brookings County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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

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


Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC is seeking a FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY in its Sioux Falls office.  Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skill and a desire to excel.  Attracting and retaining top talent is the key to Swier Law Firm’s success.  Our compensation structure rewards contributions to our clients and reflects the competitiveness of the legal market. This is an opportunity for a top candidate to become part of a growing law firm with a state, regional, and national client base.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Sara Travis at sara@swierlaw.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential.



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

SALARY RANGE:

Approximately $67,101.00 annually or potentially higher depending on experience.

CLOSING DATE:

Open until position filled.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Zealous representation of defense of indigent clients in Magistrate and Circuit Court criminal cases, appeals, and certain civil matters.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Professional degree (Juris Doctor) Graduation from a college of law and attainment of JD or LLB.

Experience: 0 – 5 years

License and/or Certificate: Admitted or eligible to be admitted to the South Dakota Bar Association.

SELECTION PROCESS:   

Applicants will need to attach a letter of interest and resume to the application which is filed online at http://www.pennco.org/jobs and they may send a courtesy copy of their letter of interest and resume to:

 Eric Whitcher, Director

Pennington County Public Defender's Office

130 Kansas City St. Ste 310

Rapid City, SD 57701

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:

130 Kansas City Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

605/394-6113

605/394-5159

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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


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

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



Coverage Attorney

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

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

We are looking for candidates with:

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

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

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

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


Corporate Counsel

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

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

High-performing attorneys in our office are:

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

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

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

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

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

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


OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL APPELLATE POSITION

DETAILS:  The Office of Attorney General seeks an attorney for an appellate position in the Pierre office.  An appellate attorney is responsible for representing the state in criminal and civil appeals and for providing legal advice to many state agencies, boards and commissions.  Assistant Attorneys General are required to maintain high moral character; have strong legal advocacy skills; have effective research and writing capabilities; and be able to communicate with clients and the courts. 

OFFICE LOCATION:  This position will be stationed in Pierre. 

STARTING SALARY:  Entry level salary is $ 63,259.09 annually or greater, depending upon experience and funding availability.  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; must be a motivated self-starter and be prepared to assume immediate appellate responsibilities. 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE DATE:  Interested persons should send a resume containing three references, a writing sample and a letter describing their qualifications by March 1, 2019, to the following: 

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


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: 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.


OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION POSITION

DETAILS:  The Office of Attorney General seeks an attorney for a position with the Civil Litigation Division.  The Civil Litigation Division is responsible for representing the State including many administrative licensing and regulatory cases. Division attorneys practice in both state and federal courts and are involved in constitutional, natural resource, and environmental litigation. The Civil Division also provides legal advice to state officials, agencies, boards and commissions.

OFFICE LOCATION:  This position will be stationed in Pierre. 

STARTING SALARY:  Entry level salary is $63,259.09 annually or greater, depending upon experience and funding availability.  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 by March 1, 2019, to the following: 

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



STAFF ATTORNEY - MISSION, SOUTH DAKOTA

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

QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:  Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; and must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.

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

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net.

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


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.


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.


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.


 

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).