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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.  


Bantz, Gosch & Cremer, LLC is seeking an associate attorney, with primary work consisting of general and specialized practice depending on the attorney’s experience.  Bantz, Gosch & Cremer provides mentorship in all practice areas to facilitate the associate’s professional growth.  Strong academic background and communication skills required.  Compensation depends on experience.  The firm offers an excellent benefit plan.  Inquiries will be kept confidential.  Please send a cover letter and resume describing experience to Bantz, Gosch & Cremer, LLC, PO Box 970, Aberdeen, SD 57402-970 or email to attorneys@bantzlaw.com.



The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Dakota is accepting applications for the position of Operations Clerk.

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Full time: $45,132 to $45,957

Closing Date: July 2, 2021 or until filled

Position Overview:

An Operations Clerk performs intake and case administration duties and manages the progression of bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings from case opening to final disposition by maintaining official case records, monitoring for completion of required procedural steps, and performing various functions in accordance with internal controls, procedures, and rules.  An Operations Clerk serves as a records and reproduction clerk, receives and reviews incoming court documents, is proficient in all facets of customer service, and performs other duties as assigned.

 Representative Duties:

  • Monitor the progress of bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings from opening to closing to ensure their orderly and efficient movement through the bankruptcy court system.
  • Perform front counter duties, including processing documents, performing financial transactions, and collecting appropriate fees.
  • Monitor case records for conformity with appropriate rules, practices and/or court requirements.
  •  Review and ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and quality of data entered into the Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) database. 
  • Prepare, analyze, and ensure the accuracy of various case management reports. 
  • Generate notices related to bankruptcy case events 
  • Provide appropriate case information to the public, attorneys, and other parties involved in bankruptcy cases over the telephone, in writing, or at the front counter. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is preferred. Experience in a court or legal field may be substituted for the educational requirement. The applicant must have the ability to follow detailed instructions and must have skill and accuracy in data entry. The applicant must have the ability to effectively communicate with judges, attorneys, other court employees, and the public.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Proficiency in using word processing, email, and PDF processing applications is required. The ability to become proficient in using the CM/ECF electronic filing system is required.

Benefits:

Paid annual and sick leave; retirement benefits under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS); Thrift Savings Plan (401K styled) with employer matching contributions; health benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB); supplemental dental and vision benefits under
the Federal Employees Vision and Dental Plan (FEDVIP); life insurance benefits under the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI); long-term care insurance; ten (10) paid holidays per year; and Flexible Benefits Program for medical/dependent care.

Additional Information and Conditions of Employment:

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States.

The successful candidate will be subject to a background and fingerprint check as a condition of employment. The court requires employees to adhere to a code of conduct, which is available upon request.

All employees of the court are “excepted service” appointments.  Excepted service appointments are “at will” and serve at the pleasure of the court.

This position is subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer (direct deposit) of federal wages for court employees.

The court has a right to modify the conditions of this announcement, withdraw the announcement, or fill the position at any time before the closing date, any of which may occur without prior written notice.

Some travel may be required.

 HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified applicants should submit the following to rick_entwistle@sdb.uscourts.gov.  All documents should be in PDF format.

  •  Cover letter
  • Resume including three professional references (letters not required)
  • Completed Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment (AO 78)

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Deputy/Senior Deputy State's Attorney

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office is accepting applications for a Deputy/Senior Deputy State's Attorney to join our team of prosecutors.  Minnehaha County prosecutors are an integral part of the criminal justice system closely collaborating with law enforcement, probation, parole, juvenile justice centers, and numerous community agencies.  With a high-volume caseload, our office provides an intriguing challenge for attorneys who want to make a difference in their community by helping victims of crime and ensuring due process for the accused.  Even our new attorneys experience the excitement of a job regularly engaged in hands-on courtroom trial work.

Consider a rewarding career with us in a fast-paced office and enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS); and a deferred compensation plan!

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

The hiring range is $2,735.20 - $3,250.40/biweekly with full earning potential up to $3,959.20/biweekly.

Posting to remain open until positions are filled. Application review begins on June 16, 2021.

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Prepare and manage a caseload of predominantly misdemeanor cases, low-level felonies, juvenile violation cases, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases. 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.  Select jurors.
  • 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. Draft proposed legislation.  Appear before legislative committees. 
  • 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 and the media.
  • 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. Communicate with the media and prepare press releases.  Serve on boards, panels, and task forces.
  • Train and educate volunteers, law enforcement, and social workers on their roles and duties on legal issues and the court process duties. Train interns.  Supervise clerical staff and interns.
  • 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.  Working knowledge of principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research.  Working knowledge of 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.  Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy State's Attorney requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

 

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.

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



South Dakota Division of Banking

Trust or Bank Examiner (1 open position for each role)

The Division of Banking regulates the state’s banking, trust, and financial services industries to assure that our citizens have confidence in our state’s financial markets and services.  We are seeking an inquisitive individual with analytical and communication skills to join our team of professional Financial Institution Examiners in either Pierre or Sioux Falls.

Examiners at the Division of Banking enjoy: paid training, both on-the-job and offsite formal classroom training; salary increases for successful work performance and completion of training; development of comprehensive financial industry knowledge, along with leadership and communication skills; and opportunities for industry certifications and internal promotions.

As part of a team, examiners: determine the financial condition of state-chartered banks and trust companies; evaluate adequacy of internal control procedures; assess compliance with State and Federal statutes related to banking, trust, licensing, and consumer protection; evaluate loan and investment portfolios to determine quality and suitability; make recommendations on findings; and investigate consumer complaints related to supervised financial institutions.

The ideal candidate will have: a bachelor's degree in banking, finance, accounting, or a related field with an advanced degree preferred; knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and procedures, the organization of banks and other financial institutions, banking work environments, fiduciary principles, consumer protection statutes and regulations, state and federal banking regulations; effective use of Microsoft Office products and management information systems; the skill to communicate concisely and effectively with co-workers, financial institution personnel, and examiners from other agencies; and the ability to gather, interpret, report, and use financial information.

Please visit the South Dakota Career Space website to apply: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=DR3.  Include your resume, letter of interest, writing sample, and post-secondary transcripts.

Job ID: 15977

Agency: Department of Labor & Regulation - Division of Banking

Salary: $47,400 annually

Pay Grade: GZ-H

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.



Fye Law Office, in Holdrege, Nebraska, seeks an associate attorney to develop and grow a practice. Our office currently handles criminal defense, juvenile law, family law, estate planning, probate, corporation formation, and other matters affecting a rural but growing community. We are a small office by choice, and are looking for an individual who will be an excellent fit in our office and an asset to our community.

Requirements:

  • Licensed to practice law in Nebraska.
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • Strong work ethic and reliability.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Team player.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to fyelaw@gmail.com or to Fye Law Office, 713 Fourth Avenue, Holdrege, NE 68949.



The Wilkin County Attorney’s Office is seeking a full-time County Attorney. Wilkin County is accepting applications for appointment to the unexpired term of Wilkin County Attorney.  The appointment will continue through the remainder of the unexpired term ending January 3, 2023.  The Wilkin County Attorney prosecutes adult and juvenile criminal violations, serves as legal counsel to the County Board of Commissioners, County officials and duly constituted agencies and commissions. The County Attorney represents the County interests when named in civil litigation, in child and vulnerable adult welfare protection, child support collection, paternity determination and other duties described in MN Statutes Section 388.051. The County Attorney provides city prosecution for all cities in Wilkin County and represents and advises the Breckenridge Housing and Redevelopment and the Wilkin County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Qualified Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate and Admitted to the MN State Bar
  • Licensed Attorney with at least two years of experience handling criminal or child protection litigation.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, strong communication and public relation skills
  • The ability to observe and carry out the terms of the attorney's oath
  • Understand principles, practices, and procedures of public law as it relates to

legal proceedings at the county level

Prior to hire, finalists will be required to pass a background investigation. A standard 12- month probationary period applies.

Salary Information

Pay Grade: 27

Starting Salary Range: $85,018-$89,596. Salary Range: $85,018-$114,775

How to Apply

Applications can be obtained online at www.co.wilkin.mn.us or in person at 505 S. 8th Street Breckenridge, MN. Deadline to apply is June 10th at 4:30 p.m.

When filling out any employment application materials for Wilkin County, you must include your entire employment and education history. Failure to do so may render your application incomplete.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Human Resources Director Stephanie Sandbakken Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm at 218-643-7177 or Ssandbakken@co.wilkin.mn.us.

Wilkin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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. 



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 $68,000 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 July 15, 2021, to the following: 

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



Ver Beek Law, Prof. LLC is seeking an experienced paralegal to assist attorneys by gathering, organizing, and preparing various legal documents and files for court cases. Applicant must possess excellent organization and time management skills, as well as communication skills to communicate with clients, experts, court personnel, attorneys, and other employees on a professional level. Applicant must be self-motivated and adaptive to a fast-paced environment and have an ability to multi-task with accuracy.

Compensation is competitive.

Please apply be emailing a letter of interest, resume and three references to kelsey@verbeeklaw.com.



Credit Collections Bureau is seeking to expand by adding an attorney to join their Rapid City, SD branch.

Credit Collections Bureau has been a successful Midwest collection agency for over 30 years, with
locations in 3 states. You can join this successful team and continue to provide their clients with
excellent results on their accounts receivable needs, while maintaining compliance with applicable laws
and regulations.
Requirements include:
❖ The ideal candidate will have 0-3 years’ experience.
❖ Must be licensed in South Dakota or seeking licensure during the July 2021 Bar Exam.
❖ Ability and desire to obtain licensure in other states.
❖ Making court appearances and participate in hearings.
❖ Ability to conduct legal research and summarize findings concisely.
❖ Drafting civil litigation pleadings and defend the same.
❖ Participate in both civil litigation and business and transaction law. A rare opportunity to do both!
❖ Desire to become an expert in healthcare collections, as well as applicable laws and regulations
❖ Willingness to take direction from Senior Counsel.
❖ Must be a team player who is organized and can professionally interact with all staff.
Benefits include: 40-hour work week, competitive salary,and benefits package, matching 401(k), health,
dental and vision insurance, and generous PTO package.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by email to meganbrandriet@ccbinet.com



PUBLIC NOTICE

REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE

The current appointment of Magistrate Judge Kasey Sorensen is due to expire on October 30, 2021.   Magistrate Judge Kasey Sorensen serves in the First Judicial Circuit.

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

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

Chief Justice Steven R. Jensen

Supreme Court

500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501

Comments must be received by August 1, 2021.



Austin, Strait, Benson & Thole, LLP is seeking an Associate Attorney.  Austin Law is a partnership of lawyers engaged  in the general practice of law in Watertown, South Dakota.  Experience or interest in primary practice areas or estate planning and probate, as well as business and corporate, family law, criminal law, civil litigation and more.  We are looking for an ambitious young professional who works well with others and is ready to assume responsibility as the firm grows.  Compensation is combination of a base salary and the potential for quarterly bonuses.  Paid health insurance, sick leave, 401(k) and other benefits are a part of our package.  Send resumes to: amanda@austinlawsd.com.  All inquiries will remain confidential.   



Seeking SOUTH DAKOTA LICENSED ATTORNEY—REMOTE, SUPPLEMENTARY WORK (a few projects a month, work from home, work from anywhere). 

The work involves various types of debt relief services offered through law firms. Most of the work involves, reviewing files, reviewing approving, modifying or rejecting submissions, making recommendations if particular types of debt programs are suitable for particular consumers.  From time to time, there may be negotiations by telephone and/or in writing with certain creditors and lenders as well as telephone consultations with consumers. There may also be the opportunity for other types or related legal work.  

If a lawyer is newly-admitted or does not have experience, training will be provided.

The candidate will provide the services in an -of counsel- capacity to several different law firms. Compensation is competitive.

Please send YOUR RESUME to ana@akr-consulting.com to be considered.

Thank you.

Ana Requierme Esq.

Recruiter for RBI LLC

https://www.debtandstructuredsettlement.com



Vogel Law Firm is seeking a Business & Corporate Law attorney for its Bismarck office.  Vogel is a full-service law firm with nearly 50 attorneys in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Moorhead, and Minneapolis offices.  We serve clients in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, and beyond. Local and out-of-state applicants welcomed.  If you have been thinking about a move back to Bismarck or North Dakota, now is your opportunity.

The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise as a transactional corporate attorney including forming business entities, mergers/acquisitions, regulatory compliance, and reviewing and negotiating various business-related contracts. This is a partnership track opportunity in a growing office that offers a collaborative, team-based approach to practicing law.  The position requires at least five years of relevant experience; however, Vogel will also consider training a new or recent graduate who shows both a demonstrated interest in business/corporate law and living and practicing in Bismarck.  Vogel provides its attorneys with substantive mentorship, client interaction, as well as marketing and client development assistance.  

If you have excellent writing skills, strong academic credentials, and integrity, please visit www.vogellaw.com to learn more about us.  Your application must include a cover letter, resume, and writing sample directed by email to:

Rebecca Blanshan

Recruiting Coordinator

Vogel Law Firm

rblanshan@vogellaw.com

All applications and inquiries held in strict confidence.

An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action 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 by establishing the subject index for bills, assigning chapter numbers, and preparing the Session Laws for publication; 5) Administers, as delegated by the LRC Director, 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, clarity, style, and form, and coordinating with LRC support staff on the publication of the South Dakota Register and the Administrative Rules of South Dakota; 6) Takes primary responsibility for review and editing of all administrative rules filed during the legislative session; 7) Serves as 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) A law degree from an accredited postsecondary institution; and 2) Admitted to the practice of law in the State of South Dakota.


Preferred Qualifications: 1) Substantial general legal practice experience in South Dakota or substantial varied legal practice experience in federal, state, or local government work in South Dakota; 2) Specific experience serving as an in-house counsel for a private entity or a government, assisting in a policymaking role; and 3) Specific experience in drafting and organizing statutes, administrative rules, or ordinances.

Salary Range: The FY 2022 Code Counsel salary range is $96,136 to $144,204.

Application Process: This position will remain open until June 4, 2021. Applications (consisting of a letter of interest, resume, and up to 5 references) 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



CITY ATTORNEY

City of Sturgis

1040 Harley-Davidson Way

Sturgis, SD 57785

The City of Sturgis provides municipal services (police, fire, ambulance, sanitary sewer, garbage, streets, parks and recreation) to the approximately 7,000 residents of our community.  We also host a vibrant events season, which includes the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  We are a growing community nestled at the foot of the Black Hills along the I-90 corridor between Rapid City and Spearfish. 

The City Attorney, under Council direction and in coordination with general City administration, provides legal advice, counsel, research, and representation for the City and its staff.  The City Attorney reviews municipal contracts (including sponsorship agreements), assists in contract negotiations, and drafts ordinances and resolutions.  

This exempt, full-time position is eligible for all City benefits including South Dakota Retirement.  

The salary range is $80,000-$90,000 DOQE.   

Interested applicants must submit a City employment application, resume, letter of interest, and list of professional references. 

Vacancy announcement: April 28, 2021

Position is open until filled.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Lisa Katzenstein at (605) 347-4422, ext 221 or lkatzenstein@sturgisgov.com  

For more information on our community:  www.sturgis-sd.gov  https://www.facebook.com/cityofsturgis



Felony Assistant State’s Attorney – Peoria, Illinois

The Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office is seeking an energetic attorney for the position of Assistant State’s Attorney for our Felony Division. This office wants a lawyer with a passion to prosecute in the courtroom and the desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in their community. This person will gain strong courtroom experience. Duties include meeting with law enforcement, witnesses, negotiating and prosecuting all types of felony cases from initial filing to jury trials. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, IMRF retirement, Deferred Compensation program, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and paid ARDC dues. Please send cover letter and resume to Linda Hood, Office Administrator, at lhood@peoriacounty.org.



ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY: Sioux Falls, SD

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota is seeking an experienced attorney to fill one Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in the Civil Division of its Sioux Falls office.  This attorney primarily will be responsible for the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) program, which pursues civil actions against corporations and individuals that engage in fraud, violate federal laws, and divert controlled substances. The selected attorney will have responsibility for litigating matters under the False Claims Act, including civil health care fraud, procurement fraud, and other frauds against the government, as well as pursuing civil actions under the Controlled Substances Act and other affirmative civil enforcement statutes.

The ACE program also includes civil rights matters, including enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. The selected attorney will handle all aspects of investigations and cases, including gathering evidence, taking testimony, writing briefs, and appearing in court at hearings and trials. The attorney may also handle other types of cases as needed.  Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

This full vacancy announcement and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:

https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers.

More information about the U.S. Attorney’s Office, South Dakota can be found at:  http://www.justice.gov/usao/sd/.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) and have at least one year of post-JD legal or other relevant experience. Be a U.S. citizen or National.  In addition, applicant must also be a member, or be eligible to become a member, of the federal district court bar.  If the successful candidate is not a member of the South Dakota Bar, he or she must become a member of the South Dakota Bar within twelve months.

Applicants must demonstrate superior analytical ability; strong research, writing and courtroom skills; exercise fair and sound judgment; follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Office policies; exhibit the ability to work collaboratively in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and law enforcement agencies; superior analytical and communications skills; handle matters in court persuasively and justly on behalf of the United States of America; and be devoted to excellence.

Assistant United States Attorneys pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional experience.  The range of basic pay is $55,756 to $145,836, plus a locality payment of 15.95%.  Relocation expenses will not be authorized. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Provide cover letter, resume, writing sample (not to exceed 20 pages), and list of three professional references with contact information.  All documents should be submitted electronically in one continuous .pdf attachment and include the announcement number (21-SD-CIVIL-003) in the subject line of your email.  Email address for application package:

USASD.applications@usdoj.gov

Applications must be received by Friday, May 14, 2021.

 



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: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, tmortland@dpls.org.

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



DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES

Administrator

Dakota Plains Legal Services is seeking an Administrator to oversee the management of DPLS income, expenditures and financial record keeping. The Administrator will maintain an accounting system which assures accurate allocations to the appropriate funding sources and departments. He or she must ensure that all expenses are consistent with the Legal Services Corporation Act and Regulations, as well as ensure compliance with other grantor requirements and Dakota Plains Legal Services policies. The Administrator will perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  1. Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, accounting, management or a related social science field preferred, OR
  2. Minimum of three years’ experience in administrative or program management or related job experience, preferably in a law firm with experience in fund balance accounting.
  3. Must be bondable.

Salary

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

Position open until filled.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director

                                              Dakota Plains Legal Services

                                              P.O. Box 727

                                              Mission, SD 57555

                                              (605) 856-4444

                                              tmortland@dpls.org



PUBLIC NOTICE

REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE

The current appointment of Magistrate Judge Patrick McCann is due to expire on October 5, 2021.   Magistrate Judge McCann serves in the Third Judicial Circuit.

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

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

Chief Justice Steven R. Jensen

Supreme Court

500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501

Comments must be received by July 7, 2021.

 



Associate attorney position available for the right candidate to join a small practice in the Rapid City and Black Hills region. Experience or interest in primary practice areas of estate planning, elder law and asset-protection planning, as well as secondary service offerings in business and corporate, family, civil litigation, and more. We are looking for a self-starter, ambitious young professional who works well with others and will be ready to assume responsibility as the firm grows and expands. Equity potential for the right candidate over time. Compensation is a combination of base salary and origination bonuses, starting immediately. Health insurance, paid personal leave, 401(k), and other benefits with investment in your success, are a part of our package. Send resumes to stephen@aspenlegacyplanning.com. All inquiries will remain confidential.



BOYCE LAW FIRM, LLP, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has an opening in its TRUSTS & ESTATES practice area for a lateral attorney with 3-10 years of experience in private practice or relevant experience in the trust industry.  Qualified candidates will have a background in advanced estate planning and/or trust administration, superior communication skills, and be highly self-motivated. Ideal candidates will have an existing book of transferable business and LLM in Taxation.  Boyce Law Firm LLP is a top-rated, multi-specialty law firm. Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits include generous 401K, health insurance, annual CLE tuition, professional dues and memberships and numerous incidentals.  Confidential inquiries, including resume and cover letter should be directed to Jennifer Bunkers, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 5015, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5015 or to jebunkers@boycelaw.com.  For more information about Boyce Law Firm, please visit www.boycelaw.com.



Deputy County Attorney, Campbell County, WY

Position Title:      Deputy County Attorney

Department:        County Attorney’s Office

Contact person:   Kelly Wallem, Office Manager

Phone:                 (307) 682-4310

Status:                 Full Time with Excellent County Benefits

Beginning Salary: $75,600.81 – $85,181.60

Closing Date:       Open until filled

Position Summary:  Campbell County seeks a Deputy County Attorney to perform a variety of professional duties involved in providing legal services related to County government operations; to prosecute criminal offenses, misdemeanors and felonies, and help with the prosecution of Juvenile cases and civil work on behalf of the County and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications Required:  Requires a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admission into the Wyoming State Bar, in good standing.

One to six years legal experience in government, criminal and/or civil law.  Prior courtroom experience preferred. 

Must be a self-starter and be able to work with other Deputy Attorneys, staff and allied agencies.  Ability to be “on call” approximately every 8 weeks.

Complete background check, if requested.

If Interested: Cover letter, resume and application may be e-mailed to kjw06@ccgov.net

Or mailed to:

Kelly Wallem, Office Manager

500 S. Gillette Avenue, Suite B200

Gillette, WY 82716

Campbell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Telecommunications/Consulting Attorney

Vantage Point Solutions (VPS), a growing and dynamic telecommunications consulting and engineering firm headquartered in Mitchell, SD, is seeking a staff attorney to:

Primary Functions:

  • Work with consulting staff to provide legal, regulatory, and business consulting for telecommunications, Internet, wireless, CATV, and ISP clients
  • Regulatory research and client compliance with FCC and state regulatory commission rules
  • Draft and review contracts, network agreements, and customer service agreements; negotiate CATV programing and interconnection agreements; guide clients through acquisitions, mergers, and business and strategic planning

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate with excellent academic and work history
  • 0-5 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry – will train the right person
  • Interest in Internet, telecommunications, video, and wireless law and technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with clients and staff
  • Ability to independently manage a substantial workload in cooperation with and support of consulting team on a wide variety of time-sensitive matters
  • Ability to assess the facts, law, and the client’s business position and efficiently assimilate information from a variety of sources to determine creative business plans and solutions
  • Outstanding legal research and writing skills
  • Understanding of business finances and business and strategic planning
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS Office)

Review of qualified candidates will begin April 9. VPS offers a competitive pay and outstanding benefits package based on experience.  VPS is an employee owned ESOP.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Mikaela Burma, Manager of Regulatory and Legal, at Mikaela.Burma@vantagepnt.com. See www.vantagepnt.com for more information about VPS.

 



Family Law Attorney – Rapid City, SD

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

Requirements:

*Licensed in South Dakota

*Ability to manage work flow independently to meet deadlines.

*Strong work ethic and reliability a must.

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

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

*Detail oriented with strong drafting and negotiating skills.

*Excellent academic credentials.

*Courtroom experience preferred but not a prerequisite.

*Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

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



Wealth Management Development and Trust Advisor - Sioux Falls

At Security National Bank, if there is one belief we hold together as a team, it’s that everything matters.  From the words we say, to the way we dress, to the decisions we make and the actions we take – every single thing we do matters.  Why?  Because we recognize the inherent value of each individual, and the potential of what each person can become.  We realize every one of life’s interactions is an opportunity to help someone reach that potential.  This is why we treat even the smallest details of life and banking with careful thought and attention.  If you aspire to do the same, we’d like you to advance your career with us at SNB.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Develop, maintain, and manage relationships with clients that allow for a thorough understanding of their personal and financial needs.  Provide exceptional service through a thorough knowledge of the personality in each account.  Maintain ongoing relationships with clients, beneficiaries, trustors, and related professionals connected with each account.  Regularly calls upon centers of influence for personal clients such as attorneys, accountants and advisors.  New business development, including cultivating professional contacts; speaking to civic and professional groups; participation in marketing campaigns and new business call programs.  Organize, coordinate and participate in seminars and employee education for current and prospective clients.  Selling of non-deposit financial services using a needs-based approach.  Promote all investment and trust services and makes referrals to appropriate bank departments.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

4 year college degree or related work experience.

Bachelors in business administration or accounting, CPA or law degree, CTFA and/or CFP.

Series 7 and 65 licenses (or 66).

Variable life insurance license.

HOURS:

Regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

BENEFITS:

We offer a comprehensive benefit package to our employees including medical, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, paid time off, a wellness program, and a 401(k) savings plan at hire for future financial protection.

ABOUT SECURITY NATIONAL BANK:

Security National Bank was chartered in 1884 in Sioux City, Iowa; founded on the time-tested principles of integrity, honor, open-mindedness, efficiency, good humor, respect, duty, and human connection.  These principles served as guideposts that enabled SNB to withstand the economic panic of the late 1800s, the Great Depression, two World Wars, and the farm crisis — and emerge as the region’s most established and trustworthy locally owned bank.  We believe what was worth doing well yesterday is still worth doing well today. People change and banking changes, but our time-tested principles remain.  To this day, we believe that doing what’s right is the only way to take care of customers, empower businesses, cultivate growth, inspire our community, and accomplish the remarkable.

Security National Bank is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

LEARN MORE:

https://www.snbsd.com/about/employment-opportunities

LOCATION:

Sioux Falls, SD



The South Dakota Supreme Court and seven Circuit Courts are recruiting for 2022-2023 Law Clerk applicants.  If you are aware of any law students either in-state or out-of-state that may be interested in a one-year law clerk opening, please have them view the law clerk announcements on line at https://ujs.sd.gov/Careers/WorkForUs.aspx. There are currently law clerk openings in various locations such as Pierre, Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Yankton, Aberdeen, Brookings, Deadwood or Rapid City.  The deadline to apply for the clerkships is July 9, 2021.  This is a great opportunity to work for the South Dakota Supreme Court or South Dakota Circuit Courts.  If you have any questions, please contact the Unified Judicial System Human Resources office at 605-773-4867.



Deputy State’s Attorney

Lincoln County State’s Attorney’s Office

Lincoln County State’s Attorney, Tom Wollman, welcomes 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. $74,588.80 - $82,326.40 annually. To view a full listing of qualifications and to apply visit: http://www.lincolncountysd.org then click on the Employment tab. Application deadline: March 12th. Contact Human Resources with questions at 605-764-6609. Equal Opportunity Employer.