Employment Opportunities

    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.


    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.  


    MANAGING ATTORNEY – FORT THOMPSON, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Managing Attorney position in our Fort Thompson, South Dakota, branch office.  The Fort Thompson office serves the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Indian Reservations in South Dakota and Brule, Buffalo, Hughes, Hyde, Lyman, Stanley and Sully 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.

     


     

    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’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.

     


    Judicial Qualifications Commission

    State of South Dakota

    500 East Capitol Avenue

    Pierre, SD 57501

    Telephone:  (605) 773-3474

    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                                Jim D. Seward     

    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. Jon Erickson in June 2018 will create a vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position in the Third 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 January 29, 2018.  The duty station for this position shall be located in Huron, SD.

    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:  605-773-3474

    Email:  lori.grode@ujs.state.sd.us

    Or, visit http://ujs.sd.gov/ for current job openings.

    The Third Circuit is comprised of the following counties:  Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, Moody and Sanborn.                  


    OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL APPELLATE POSITION 

    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 December 1, 2017, to the following: 

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


    City of Box Elder, City Attorney

    A graduate from an accredited school of law and current membership in the State Bar of South Dakota.   Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require a minimum of years of related experience. Three to five years of prior experience with substantial experience in the area of municipal law.

    Essential Duties:

    The City Attorney serves as the chief legal advisor to the City, and is responsible for providing legal services to the City Council, the City Administrator, all departments, employees, and City boards and commissions. Responsibilities include planning, staffing, and supervising the legal service needs of the City, and preparing and administering the Department budget. The City Administrator assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The City Administrator reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities. The City Attorney represents the City in all legal proceedings; is responsible for the preparation and presentation of cases; renders legal opinions; prepares contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and leases; and assists in drafting proposed legislation for enactment by the state legislature on matters of interest to the City. The City Attorney defends the City in cases filed in county, state, and federal courts; manages the hiring and work of outside attorneys retained to provide legal services to the City; and represents the City in all cases filed in Pennington and Meade Circuit Court. Work is performed with independence in accordance with accepted practices. This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.  Applicants selected for interviews may be subjected to an appropriate background check. 

    Please go to the following website for further information: www.boxelder.us

    Salary:

    $43.99 to $53.66 per hour, dependent upon experience.

    Application Process:

    Submit a complete application, letter of interest resume and transcripts to the following address:

    City of Box Elder

    Personnel Department

    420 Villa Drive

    Box Elder, SD 57719

    Submission deadline: Friday, December 29th 2017.


    Siegel, Barnett & Schutz, LLP, Aberdeen, SD, is seeking to add an attorney to our litigation team.  Confidential inquiries, including resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample should be sent to Vicki Nash, Siegel, Barnett & Schutz, LLP, P.O. Box 490, Aberdeen, SD 57402 or via email to vnash@sbslaw.net


    LAW OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Midsize Sioux Falls law firm has immediate opening for an administrative assistant.  Experience in supporting a business practice and Microsoft Word preferred. Very competitive salary, consistent with experience.  Excellent benefits.  Submit confidential inquiries/resumes to Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Garry, LLP, Attn: Scott Perrenoud, PO Box 2498, Sioux Falls, SD  57101-2498 or E-Mail to Job@cadlaw.com. 


    Veterans Assistance Staff Attorney

    East River Legal Services is seeking to hire a full-time staff attorney for its new Veterans’ Assistance Clinic.  The Veterans’ Assistance Staff Attorney will provide general civil legal advice, assistance and/or representation to Veterans in western South Dakota.

    Minimum Qualifications

     J.D. degree, licensed to practice law in South Dakota or be eligible for admission by motion. Two or more years of applicable experience. Experience in or knowledge of Veterans legal issues. Experience in a general civil practice, including but not limited to practice experience in one or more of the following areas of practice: Family Law, Housing, Consumer law, Contracts, Probate, and Veterans Benefits. Veteran and/or bilingual candidates Strongly Preferred.

    Essential Job Duties

     Provide high quality legal assistance to eligible Veteran clients. Promote educational programs statewide and locally. Provide direct and comprehensive legal services to eligible clients including advice, negotiation, motion practice and litigation. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system, especially in areas that impact veterans. Comply with all regulations, grant requirements, and internal operating and personnel policies. Ensure that all client, project, and computer files are maintained in an orderly manner. Maintain the highest ethical standards as a member of the State Bar and stay current with updates and changes to the law. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work independently. Excellent written and communication skills. Ability to work constructively with others.

    East River Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Salary:

    Dependent on experience plus benefits

    To apply:

    Please send a cover letter, resume, with references, to:

    Brent Thompson

    Executive Director

    East River Legal Services

    335 North Main Avenue, Suite #200

    Sioux Falls, SD 57104

     Submission deadline: Friday, November 10th, 2017


    The South Dakota Division of Insurance within the Department of Labor and Regulation is inviting applicants for a Staff Attorney position located at the Division’s office in Pierre, SD. This position provides legal support directly to the Division of Insurance.  Duties include providing legal opinions and advice to department staff, drafting legislation and administrative rules, ensuring the department is compliant with federal and state statutes and administrative rules, participating in administrative and court hearings, providing assistance in drafting contracts, and other duties as assigned.

    Agency: Department of Labor and Regulation, Division of Insurance

    Salary:  $61,387 - $70,490, depending on experience

    Requisition #: 8648

    Graduation from an accredited school of law and membership in the South Dakota State Bar is required.  Applicants who are willing and qualified to become members will be considered. Travel may be required. This position is salaried and exempt from the Career Service Act. Please submit a resume and writing sample when filling out the electronic application at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus. Please view the position posting at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus or contact any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office.


    ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL Rapid City, SD

    This position will provide direct support for the company’s gas and electric utilities and corporate services functions.  This position will provide a full range of legal counsel and services company wide, ensuring compliance with laws, rules and regulations, and contractual arrangements, and otherwise support the corporation’s utility regulatory and business development activities.                         

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Investigate, research, and provide legal advice concerning a broad range of issues and circumstances which arise in the company’s day-to-day business activities, Provide management with legal support related to generation, natural gas and electric utility operations, regulatory concerns, and compliance, as well as support for corporate and administrative functions (e.g., corporate finance, IT, insurance, human resources, service contracts, real estate, etc.), Actively participate as counsel in state and federal regulatory dockets, including drafting of testimony and other pleadings, Provide legal support and assistance to the General Counsel, Provide management with legal support related to contract administration and performance, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, Provide management with legal support related to acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, and development of company-owned operating assets and facilities, Draft and review legal contracts and documents for compliance with legal requirements and corporate interests, Draft and negotiate letters of intent; asset purchase agreements; stock purchase agreements and joint venture agreements; engineering, procurement and construction agreements; power purchase and sale agreements; coal supply agreements; and similar or related agreements, Develop, review and assist in implementing corporate governance and compliance procedures, Develop firm understanding of company’s strategic business values and objectives, Review and interpret legislation, rules and regulations ensuring company personnel are aware of and in compliance with applicable laws, Support litigation related activities including leading information collection efforts, drafting and reviewing pleadings and discovery, witness preparation, etc, Assist in the supervision of outside counsel on legal matters relating to gas and electric utility operations and regulatory affairs, with the goal of reducing outside legal expenses, Provide support for the legal department in extending advice and service to operating segments of the company.

    EXPERIENCE: Ten to fifteen years of experience is the general level of experience required for this position.  Job performance and past work experience are also factors.

    EDUCATION: Juris doctor degree from ABA accredited law school is required.

    Depending on experience, preference may be given to individuals who have earned an MBA degree, or who have specialized accounting or finance experience.

    To learn more about Black Hills Corporation, view a complete job description, and apply for this position, copy/paste http://adtrk.tw/gsaiI  into your internet browser.

    http://careers.blackhillscorp.com.


    Deputy State’s Attorney Employment Opportunity:   Job # 17-10

    Open Until Filled Starting Wage:  $4,740 Monthly ; Please submit a Meade County application to:                                                               ★Human Resources  / 1300 Sherman Street Suite ▫ 212 ▫ Sturgis, SD 57785

     Under the direct supervision of the State’s Attorney, is responsible for performing detailed legal work as required in the areas of Adult and Juvenile crimes.

     Review, authorize and prosecute violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of South Dakota (and County ordinances) committed inside the County.

     Authorize and prosecute felony adult & misdemeanor juvenile delinquency offenses, Prosecute cases in regards to violence against women, Represent the County in criminal matters as well as juvenile delinquencies, and parental neglect proceedings, Process mental commitment cases, Process juvenile delinquency proceedings, Process cases of abused or neglected children, Prosecute state statute violations, Assist the State’s Attorney in advising the County Commission and other County officials in legal matters, Serve as the State’s Attorney in the absence of the State’s Attorney, Attend training sessions and meetings as required, Perform additional duties as required, performing all duties in a manner consistent with safe practices and policies.

    This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position.  Incumbents shall follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required.

    The minimum qualifications described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Experience and Education: A duly licensed attorney and counselor at law having the qualifications required of a State’s Attorney by South Dakota State law, Extensive knowledge of laws pertaining to Criminal statutes and procedures as well as County government, Ability to demonstrate good communication skill, Ability to maintain a professional relationship with the general public and other employees, Ability to be confidential, Ability to demonstrate good organizational skills, Ability to train others.

    Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel, The employee occasionally is required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit, The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

    Examination, Testing, and Certification: Valid South Dakota Drivers License, Licensed Attorney in the State of South Dakota, Successful competition in written and/or oral interviews, Other such examination as deemed appropriate and necessary by the County.

    Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


    Disability Rights South Dakota (DRSD) d/b/a South Dakota Advocacy Services seeks a full-time staff attorney for our Rapid City, SD office. This position will provide legal representation to clients of DRSD and perform oversight of programs within DRSD in accordance with granting agencies.

    Candidates must hold a Juris Doctor degree with admission to the state bar. One to three years applicable law and litigation experience preferred. Must be able to practice law in South Dakota and federal district court which may occur within six months of hiring date. Experience working with grants and grant management preferred along with a working knowledge of non-profit office environment is preferred.

    Experience with Microsoft Office products, computer software for research purposes or other equivalent information systems preferred. 

    Requires the coordination of several activities without direct supervision. Incumbents in this position will need to work with multiple stakeholders including general public, clients, court system, external partners, internal staff, consultants, and executives, etc. Must be able to define issues, perform research, present findings, and able to perform supervisory responsibilities.

    Ability to travel to potential trainings, meetings, service providers, and legal proceedings is required. Must have the ability to work outside the normal business hours as applicable.

    DRSD is an affirmative action employer and people with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

     Interested applicants need to send a letter of interest (max two pages), resume (max five pages), writing sample (max ten pages), and two professional references to: 

    Disability Rights South Dakota

    attn. Sandy Hook

    221 S. Central Ave., Ste. 38

    Pierre, SD  57501

    or email to: sandy.hook@drsdlaw.org

    Application deadline:  open until filled.

    Salary: DOE

    Candidates are subject to a background check


    Vandenack Weaver LLC, Omaha, Nebraska is seeking an associate attorney with 0-2 years' experience to work primarily in the commercial litigation department, with possible cross-over into transactional work. Qualified candidates must have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing, research, and communication skills, and a willingness to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Consideration will be given to work-related experience.  Salary and bonus structure are competitive and based on performance.  Benefits include PTO, 401K, health insurance, health savings account, long-term disability, dental/vision insurance, annual CLE budget, paid bar dues and professional memberships, mentorship, and administrative support.  This is an ideal opportunity for top candidates to become part of a growing law firm.  Nebraska bar license required.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Office Administrator, Kim Volk at info@vwattys.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential. 


    Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Prosecuting Attorney

    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. Participate in alternative courts, including drug court. Evaluates evidence, interviews witnesses, prepare legal pleadings including subpoenas, search warrants, arrest warrants, and juvenile pick-up and detain orders. 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. Appear in court on a daily basis. 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. 

    Applicant must 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: open until filled

    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 Tribal Court at 605-473-3328. 


    RST Courts Chief Public Defender  The position is a full time, five (5) days a week, and it pays up to $37.50 an hour.  

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:  Must have supervisory skills and experience.  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.  

    Please contact RST at (605) 747-2278 or by email, louis.moran@rstjustice.org. 


    Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC is seeking a BUSINESS ATTORNEY in Rapid City with a minimum 2 years of experience.  Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skill and a desire to excel.  Attracting and retaining top talent is the key to Swier Law Firm’s success.  Our compensation structure rewards contributions to our clients and reflects the competitiveness of the legal market. This is an opportunity for a top candidate to become part of a growing law firm with a state, regional, and national client base.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Sara Travis at sara@swierlaw.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential.


     

    Black Hills Surgical Hospital, LLP, (BHSH) a 26-bed specialty hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, has an opening for the role of Compliance Manager.  This important role includes the duties of Privacy Officer, and Risk Manager.  Qualified individuals ideally will possess either five (5) years of experience in the fields of health care compliance, including HIPPA compliance, and/or five (5) years of experience in facility risk management, all preferably at a hospital or other health care facility.   Qualified applicants will also include holders of a Juris Doctor degree, with preference given to attorneys with a minimum of five (5) years of experience, ideally involving health law, business and commercial transactional work, including contract and lease preparation, employment law, and/or other areas of federal or state regulatory law.

    This position offers the opportunity to qualified individuals for further advancement in the organization including, based on exceptional performance, assumption in the future of the role of Chief Compliance Officer for BHSH, and other executive level positions within the hospital.   The Compliance Manager will work closely with all levels of hospital management including CEO, General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Nursing Officer.

    Although past experience in health care compliance, privacy and/or risk management is preferred, BHSH will consider candidates who lack this experience but who are strongly motivated to rapidly learn those fields, including the requirement of achievement of Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) certification from the American Health Care Compliance Association.  

    The ideal candidate must possess a strong work ethic, strong verbal and written communication skills, and be committed to providing strong subject matter support and expertise in the fields of health care compliance, risk management and emerging issues.   The ideal candidate will further possess strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, and bring to the organization a strong commitment to assuring complete compliance with all laws, regulations and best practices. 

    Starting salary for this position is $85,000 per year, but is negotiable based on experience and/or demonstrated value to BHSH.  For more than 20 years, BHSH has been the leader in quality healthcare in the region.  BHSH is consistently recognized for patient satisfaction, medical excellence, and patient safety. BHSH employs nearly 500 professionals and offers integrated surgical, imaging, pain management, and urgent care services.  BHSH is proudly owned by physicians. 

    Qualified applicants should contact Director of Human Resources at BHSH, Jon Michaels at: jon.michaels@bhsh.com, or, 605-381-3621.


    Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. is seeking to hire a litigation attorney with 4+ years f litigation experience to work in our Rapid City office.  An ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and courtroom experience.  Confidential inquiries, including resume, cover letter and academic transcript, should be sent to Jeffery Collins, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., 909 St. Joseph Street, Suite 800, Rapid City, SD 57701or jcollins@lynnjackson.com.


    Rensch Law, Rapid City, SD, has an opening for an associate attorney with 0-3 years of experience.  Must have South Dakota law license.  Competitive wage, health insurance, and retirement benefits.  Confidential inquiries, including resume and cover letter detailing education and experience may be sent to Kathleen Crawford, Office Manager, Rensch Law Office, A Professional Law Corporation, P.O. Box 8311, Rapid City, SD  57709 or to kathy.crawford@renschlaw.com.  For more information about Rensch Law please visit www.renschlaw.com.


    POSITION: Civil Litigation Attorney in Sioux Falls, SD

    START DATE: Can start immediately

    PAY: Will pay market rates, commensurate with experience

    DESCRIPTION:  Seeking South Dakota licensed attorney to immediately handle and assist with civil litigation matter venued in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.   Attorney must be licensed to practice law in South Dakota and experienced in civil litigation.  Must be experienced in handling various civil litigation matters from legal research to discovery (propounding and responding), depositions, document review, pleadings, law and motion, pretrial and trial motions, court appearances from status conferences to motions, argument, and possibly trial.  

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Licensed South Dakota Attorney

    At least 3 years experience as a civil litigator

    Microsoft Word

    Internet Access

    Ability to work remotely

    Access to Lexis-Nexis/Westlaw not required but a plus

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Please submit resume and cover letter via email to: LQSESQ@yahoo.com.  Applications accepted now.  Will leave ad posted until position filled.


    The South Dakota Division of Insurance within the Department of Labor and Regulation is inviting applicants for a Staff Attorney position located at the Division’s office in Pierre, SD. This position provides legal support directly to the Division of Insurance.  Duties include providing legal opinions and advice to department staff, drafting legislation and administrative rules, ensuring the department is compliant with federal and state statutes and administrative rules, participating in administrative and court hearings, providing assistance in drafting contracts, and other duties as assigned.

    Agency: Department of Labor and Regulation, Division of Insurance

    Salary:  $61,387 - $70,490, depending on experience

    Requisition #: 8648

    Graduation from an accredited school of law and membership in the South Dakota State Bar is required.  Applicants who are willing and qualified to become members will be considered. Travel may be required. This position is salaried and exempt from the Career Service Act. Please submit a resume and writing sample when filling out the electronic application at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus. Please view the position posting at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus or contact any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office.


    VACANCY ANNOUCEMENT  Notice is hereby given that the OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE is now accepting applications for the following positions of:

    1. Administrative Law Judge

    2. Attorney General

    3. Prosecutor (3 positions)

    4. Chief Judge

    5. Ethics Committee (4 positions) & Alternate (2 position)

    6. General Manager - Casino

    All positions are open until filled.Please call Oglala Sioux Tribe Secretary, Donna Solomon at (605) 867-8468 for further information.  


    STAFF ATTORNEY - RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Rapid City, South Dakota, branch office.  The Rapid City office serves the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington and Perkins 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 willing and 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.  Experience representing veterans and Victims of Crime Act victims a plus. 

    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.


    National American University is accepting applications for the full-time position of Paralegal Studies Program Coordinator at its Sioux Falls campus. The Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for teaching and advising paralegal students in the BS and AAS degree programs; maintaining ABA approval; coordinating internships; conducting advisory committee meetings; coordinating assessment activities to ensure effective teaching, student learning, and engagement; assisting in placement efforts; and other matters as assigned in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the university.

    The position requires a Juris Doctor degree and a minimum of five years of practical legal experience. Two years of teaching in higher education is preferred. The candidate must possess management and leadership skills, organizational and research skills, and strong interpersonal communication skills. Interested candidates may submit a resume, employment application (non-faculty) available at www.national.edu/about-nau/careers, and letter of interest to: Gretchen Elfstrand, Campus Director, National American University, 5801 S. Corporate Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, or email to gelfstrand@national.edu.

    National American University (NAU) is a regionally accredited, proprietary, multi-campus institution of higher learning offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in technical and professional disciplines. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, NAU has been providing quality career education since 1941. NAU opened its first campus in Rapid City, South Dakota, and has since grown to multiple locations throughout the United States, including Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Ellsworth AFB. Today, NAU offers degree programs in traditional, online, and hybrid formats.


    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.


     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     




    State Bar of South Dakota
    222 E Capitol Avenue #3 | Pierre, SD 57501 | P: 605-224-7554 | F: 605-224-0282

    All contents © 2017 State Bar of South Dakota. All Rights Reserved.

    All material, files, logos and trademarks within this site are properties of their respective organizations.

    Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Contact | About Us | Links