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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.  


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. $2,840.00 -  $3,135.20 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: August 10th. Contact Human Resources with questions at 605-764-6609. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Position:              Trust Officer

Location:             Sioux Falls, SD

Life Insurance Trust Company is a South Dakota based Trust Company focused exclusively on the administration of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs) and provides fiduciary services to grantors and beneficiaries of these trusts. Life Insurance Trust Company is a member of the ITM TwentyFirst family of companies.  ITM TwentyFirst is among the largest and best equipped servicers of Trust Owned Life Insurance in the United States. Our purpose is to empower parties to life insurance policies held in trust to make informed decisions and realize the full value of life insurance assets. 

We are looking for a positive and energetic individual with an eagerness to learn and a passion for fiduciary and trust services. We offer a competitive benefits package, pay, and a positive work environment with a collaborative team focused approach.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Review of trust documents for new business acceptance

Completion of annual account reviews

Assist with settlement and account cash flow activities

Answer client questions and resolve issues

Assist with opening and closing accounts

Serve on the Trust Committee

Administer ILITs in accordance with the Trust Company’s Policies and Procedures

Assists with internal and external audit functions

Work closely with Life Insurance Trust Company’s affiliate company on administration and remediation needs for         policies held in trust

Other duties as assigned Required Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in business or related field

1-2 years’ experience in trust, banking, life insurance, or financial services

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and think critically Preferred consideration given for:

Prior trust administration or life insurance experience, CTFA, JD, or MBA

This position is based in Sioux Falls, SD.

Candidates can apply by emailing Terri Pilaczynski at tpilaczynski@itm21st.com.


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.  


LAW OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Midsize Sioux Falls law firm has immediate opening for an administrative assistant.  Areas of practice are business, real estate and estate planning.  Prefer candidate who has experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, dictation and electronic court filings. Very competitive salary, consistent with experience.  Excellent benefits.  Submit confidential inquiries/resumes to Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Garry, LLP, Attn: Scott Perrenoud, 200 E. 10th Street, Suite 200, Sioux Falls, SD  57104 or E-Mail to Job@cadlaw.com.


Senior Trial Attorney

Department of Transportation

Rapid City or Pierre, SD 

The position of a Senior Trial Attorney provides legal counsel and representation to the South Dakota Department of Transportation, its boards and commissions.  Duties include researching and interpreting relevant laws and providing legal advice, representing the department in civil matters in state court, federal court, and administrative proceedings, and drafting contracts, rules, manuals, and specifications.

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

The State of South Dakota offers a comprehensive benefit package including health and life insurance; generous paid time off; and flexible work schedules. 

This position is open until filled. Salary: $66,628.08 - $80,575.92 depending on knowledge, skills and abilities.  For more information and to apply, please go to http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus or contact any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office.

SD Bureau of Human Resources

500 East Capitol

Pierre, South Dakota 57501 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


South Dakota Code Counsel

South Dakota Legislative Research Council, Pierre, South Dakota

The Legislative Research Council (LRC), the nonpartisan research and support staff to the South Dakota Legislature, is accepting applications for the position of Code Counsel. The Code Counsel position was created in 1970 when the Revisor of Statutes was transferred from the Supreme Court to the Legislative Branch.  The Code Counsel is appointed by the Executive Board of the LRC, in the same manner as the LRC Director, and serves as a key member of the LRC's senior staff team.

Duties and Responsibilities: Significant duties and responsibilities of the Code Counsel include the following: 1) Provides staff support to the South Dakota Code Commission; 2) Edits South Dakota Codified Laws, including catchlines, assigning statute numbers, resolving conflicts between statutes, and writing Code Commission notes to explain how conflicts are resolved and how nonstatutory material may affect the Code; 3) Works with a team of editorial professionals at the publisher of South Dakota Codified Laws (Thomson West) to edit and publish the Code; 4) Edits Session Laws, including writing short titles to bills, the subject index, assigning chapter numbers, and preparing the Session Laws for publication; 5) The LRC Director has delegated to the Code Counsel the statutory administrative rules review function, which entails coordinating with other LRC staff and executive branch personnel on the review and editing of administrative rules for legality, coherence, style, and form, and coordinating with LRC support staff on the publication of the South Dakota Register and the Administrative Rules; 6) Takes primary responsibility for review and editing of all administrative rules filed during the legislative session, thereby allowing other LRC staff to focus fully on legislative session responsibilities; 7) Principal legal counsel to the LRC Director; and 8) Functions as a Legislative Attorney as time permits, providing staff support to legislative committees, drafting legislation, researching legal and general questions, and advising on legislative processes.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) Admitted to the practice of law in the State of South Dakota or eligible to and becomes so admitted within one year after employment; and 2) A law degree from an accredited postsecondary institution.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Familiarity with all areas of state law, including state and federal court opinions, Attorney General opinions, and collateral references such as legal encyclopedias and uniform laws; 2) The ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a manner which can clearly and efficiently convey information to legislators and the public; 3) Proficiency in word processing; and 4) The ability to work under tight deadlines and extended hours during the legislative session.

Salary Range: The Code Counsel salary range is $94,251 to $141,376.

Application Process: This position will remain open until Friday, July 17, 2020. Applications (consisting of a letter of interest and resume) should be submitted via hard copy or e-mail to:

Reed Holwegner, Director

South Dakota Legislative Research Council

500 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD  57501

E-Mail: Legis.Resume@sdlegislature.gov | Phone: 605-773-3251


Deputy/Senior Deputy Public Defender

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

SALARY: $2,681.60 - $3,186.40 Biweekly

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Interested in becoming part of an experienced litigation team that has a high capacity for trials and offers an expansive opportunity for courtroom practice? The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is seeking a compassionate Deputy Public Defender/Senior Deputy Public Defender with excellent advocacy skills who is committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system. Our attorneys have multiple jury trials each year and daily courtroom appearances. Apply now to be considered for an opportunity with access to a vast document library to help you in your criminal defense career and to be surrounded by skilled criminal defense attorneys.

The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is a county department responsible for providing legal services to indigent persons in criminal and civil matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel for any person who cannot afford to retain counsel.  The office provides representation in criminal, delinquency, child welfare, mental health, as well as appeals and post-conviction cases related to those matters. We are dedicated to providing advocacy, community-oriented defense, and protecting fundamental constitutional and human rights.  The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office enjoys a reputation for ensuring that attorneys are provided support and skills training in their areas of expertise.

***Please attach a cover letter to the online application.

The hiring range is $2,681.60 - $3,186.40/biweekly with full earning potential up to $3,881.60/biweekly.

Posting will be open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

Advocate on behalf of individuals charged with felonies and misdemeanors through all phases of litigation to include pre-trial, trial, and litigating all aspects of the case through disposition. Coordinate efforts with a support team of paralegals and other staff to ensure the responsible handling of a demanding caseload through disposition of the case. Maintain client communications by telephone, office appointments, and institutional visits. Keep client apprised of investigations, negotiations, and court rulings. Appear at regularly scheduled court dockets and appearances related to an assigned caseload. Conduct legal research and draft motions and pleadings. Interview witnesses. Review legal documents, police reports, transcripts, and related correspondence. Attend professional development training both within and outside the office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a college of law and 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 bar examination offered in South Dakota. This opportunity is also open to recent law school graduates who are eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law, court procedures, and the principles and practices of legal research. Ability to work with a diverse population and be attentive to the needs of the clientele. Working knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research. Working knowledge of general law and established precedents. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrates a commitment to working with the indigent accused and to providing social advocacy to the clientele served by the Public Defender's Office.

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 #20-48

DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

MB

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.


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.  


The Clay County State's Attorney's Office invites applications for a full-time Deputy State's Attorney to perform professional legal services on behalf of the State of South Dakota, Clay County and county departments in criminal and civil court, as well as administrative proceedings. This position serves under the general direction of the Clay County State’s Attorney. Duties vary but include in the prosecution of criminal cases, juvenile crimes, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases.  For more information and to apply, go to http://www.claycountystatesattorney.org/ Clay County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Full-time attorney position with the Pipestone County Attorney’s Office and O’Neill, O’Neill & Barduson law firm. This is a dual government-private practice position; the attorney will be employed by both the Pipestone County Attorney’s Office and O’Neill, O’Neill & Barduson.

As Assistant Pipestone County Attorney, duties will include prosecution of adult criminal cases and juvenile delinquency cases, handling child protection cases, civil commitments, and child support matters. As associate attorney with the law firm, the attorney will be practicing in the areas of estate planning and real estate. This is a unique opportunity to gain government courtroom experience while simultaneously gaining valuable private practice experience with potential rapid advancement. We are looking for someone who wants to live in Southwest Minnesota, just 50 miles from Sioux Falls, SD. Email resume and references to ooblaw@iw.net.


Trust Officer, Dakota Dunes, SD

The Trust Officer works with senior trust and client service personnel to provide trust, tax, estate planning and wealth management services for clients with significant assets and sophisticated financial needs, seeking to optimize the inter-generational transfer of wealth.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assist with providing expert trust, tax, estate planning and wealth management counsel and advice in working with clients, beneficiaries, attorneys and CPAs to administer client accounts.

• Administer accounts for an affluent and high net worth client base where Bridges Trust is acting as trustee, executor or agent, in a manner that ensures compliance with applicable fiduciary requirements and business policies and procedures.

• Assist with fiduciary decision making for administrative matters, including discretionary distributions, account maintenance and account opening/closing.

• Represent Bridges Trust in business related and professional activities in order to develop, manage and retain client relationships.

• Special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field.
• Three years’ trust experience or education equivalent preferred.
• Preferred education to include graduate degree(s) in law and/or business.
• Preferred professional certification(s) such as CPA, CTFA, CFP, CAP, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Expert written and verbal communications skills.
• Advanced problem solving and analytical skills.
• Advanced time management and organization skills.
• Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
• Preferred experience to include operating FIS TrustDesk and APX.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Bridges Trust offers a competitive comprehensive benefits package. Compensation will vary depending on education and experience.

To apply, email Brian Miles at bmiles@bridgestrust.com.


LAWRENCE COUNTY JOB OPENING NOTICE

JOB TITLE:   DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY

OFFICE/DEPARTMENT:  STATE'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

CONTACT PERSON:  SHELLY BAUMANN 

CLOSING DATE:  TO BE DETERMINED\START DATE JULY 1, 2020

STARTING PAY:  DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE

RESUMES TO BE SUBMITTED TO:

              LAWRENCE COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEYS OFFICE

              90 Sherman Street

              Deadwood, South Dakota 57732

               FAX:  605-578-1468

              PHONE: 605-578-1707

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED:  CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

EXPERIENCE EDUCATION:  Graduation from a college of law and attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree.

LAWRENCE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. has an Immediate Attorney Opening - Gillette, Wyoming

Full-Time, DOE, Negotiable

Please send a letter of interest and resume to sjt@steventituslaw.com.

Our criminal defense and personal injury firm is ready to add another Attorney to our roster to manage an increasing caseload. We operate a busy and highly successful practice that practices throughout Wyoming. We employ an advanced certified paralegal, a legal assistant as well as two investigators. You will join us in advocating for our clients and upholding our clients’ rights and providing them with the best possible defense against the crimes with which they’ve been charged. We work primarily with plaintiffs' personal injury and defending every type of criminal charge. We have no issue with allowing new attorneys to expand their practices as they see fit. We operate a highly collaborative and technologically advanced office in which each professional helps each other to ensure all of our clients receive the best possible service.

Skills:
1.) Admittance to the Wyoming bar is required to practice however we would be willing to hire 3Ls or recent grads awaiting bar passage OR out-of-state lawyers who are eligible to apply to Wyoming "on motion."
2.) Experience in these areas are preferred but not necessary.

Salary and Benefits:
1.) Salary and bonuses are negotiable.
2.) Benefits: Insurance (Health, Dental, Vision) and 401k are offered.
3.) Moving Expenses are negotiable.

For more information email: sjt@steventituslaw.com


MINNEHAHA COUNTY invites applications for the position of:

DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

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

SALARY: $2,681.60 - $3,186.40/Biweekly

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Interested in becoming part of an experienced litigation team that has a high capacity for trials and offers an expansive opportunity for courtroom practice? The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is seeking a compassionate Deputy Public Defender/Senior Deputy Public Defender with excellent advocacy skills who is committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system. Our attorneys have multiple jury trials each year and daily courtroom appearances. Apply now to be considered for an opportunity with access to a vast document library to help you in your criminal defense career and to be surrounded by skilled criminal defense attorneys.

The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is a county department responsible for providing legal services to indigent persons in criminal and civil matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel for any person who cannot afford to retain counsel.  The office provides representation in criminal, delinquency, child welfare, mental health, as well as appeals and post-conviction cases related to those matters. We are dedicated to providing advocacy, community-oriented defense, and protecting fundamental constitutional and human rights.  The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office enjoys a reputation for ensuring that attorneys are provided support and skills training in their areas of expertise.

***Please attach a cover letter to the online application.

The hiring range is $2,681.60 - $3,186.40/biweekly with full earning potential up to $3,881.60/biweekly.

Posting will be open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

Advocate on behalf of individuals charged with felonies and misdemeanors through all phases of litigation to include pre-trial, trial, and litigating all aspects of the case through disposition. Coordinate efforts with a support team of paralegals and other staff to ensure the responsible handling of a demanding caseload through disposition of the case. Maintain client communications by telephone, office appointments, and institutional visits. Keep client apprised of investigations, negotiations, and court rulings. Appear at regularly scheduled court dockets and appearances related to an assigned caseload. Conduct legal research and draft motions and pleadings. Interview witnesses. Review legal documents, police reports, transcripts, and related correspondence. Attend professional development training both within and outside the office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a college of law and 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 bar examination offered in South Dakota. This opportunity is also open to recent law school graduates who are eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law, court procedures, and the principles and practices of legal research. Ability to work with a diverse population and be attentive to the needs of the clientele. Working knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research. Working knowledge of general law and established precedents. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrates a commitment to working with the indigent accused and to providing social advocacy to the clientele served by the Public Defender's Office.

 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 #20-28

DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

MB                                                                                                                                                                       

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.           


Ver Beek Law, Prof. L.L.C. is seeking an ESTATE PLANNING 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.


STAFF ATTORNEY – SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Sioux Falls, South Dakota, office. The  Sioux Falls office serves primarily Native Americans in the vicinity of Sioux Falls and in the eastern half of South Dakota. This job requires at least two days of travel every week.

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: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, 1000 Northwest Ave Suite 250, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, (605) 301-8060, dpls@venturecomm.net.

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


 



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).