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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.  


Goodsell + Oviatt Law Firm is seeking a Litigation Associate in Rapid City, SD.  Primary work will be personal injury, construction, insurance law, with some estate planning and business law/commercial matters.  This position also requires research, brief writing, trial preparation and complex litigation before state and federal courts in South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and North Dakota.  Strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills (both oral and written) required.  The firm offers a comprehensive benefit plan and an opportunity for professional development and growth.  Compensation DOE.  Confidential inquiries, including résumé and cover letter detailing experience, should be directed to Nathan Oviatt, Goodsell + Oviatt Law Firm, 246 Founders Park Drive, Suite 201, Rapid City, SD  57701 or by email at nate@goodselloviatt.com.


Deputy State’s Attorney – Full-Time

The Codington County State’s Attorney’s Office is inviting applicants for the position of Deputy State’s Attorney. The position will be responsible for the prosecution of adult misdemeanor and felony cases occurring in Codington County, South Dakota. Duties include charging determinations, bond arguments, preliminary and grand jury hearings, drafting and arguing motions, court/jury trials, witness preparation, and briefing the court on relevant case law. Additional duties include assisting in the prosecution of abuse and neglect cases, juvenile cases, and representation in the Codington County Drug Court and the Veteran’s Treatment Court, when necessary.

Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice in South Dakota or willing and qualified to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law and methods and practices of pleadings; court procedures and rules of evidence; principles, methods, materials and practices utilized in legal research; and general law and established precedents.

Salary:   Annual – $56,710.08 - $68,549.04, depending on experience.  Codington County also offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays; health, dental and life insurance and inclusion in the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS). 

Please submit resume to: Rebecca Morlock Reeves, Codington County State’s Attorney, 14 1st Ave. SE, Watertown, SD 57201

Opening and Closing dates: November 5, 2020 – November 25, 2020, or until filled. 


Corporate Counsel – Midco

Midco proudly serves residential and business customers in 342 communities in KS, MN, ND, SD, and WI with cutting-edge internet, voice, cable, and data center products.  Midco is seeking a Corporate Counsel to join its in-house legal team to support the company and our customers, by negotiating contracts, overseeing regulatory compliance, researching business-related legal questions, providing litigation advice, and supporting the General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, and outside counsel in preparing documents and conducting due diligence for acquisitions. 

The ideal candidate has 5-10 years of relevant experience, is licensed to practice in MN, ND, and/or SD, and has experience in telecommunications law or is willing and interested in developing this technical expertise.  Please apply online at: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/MID1014MIDCI/JobBoard/ca97a482-b516-4320-be97-08b06a44002f/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=7c7a10e1-a053-4438-bc31-112ccccba95d

Midco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other characteristic protected by law. To view our full EEO and federal contractor supplemental posters, please refer to Midco.com/FederalPosters.


CISA Trust Company South Dakota is currently accepting applications for a trust officer.  Applicants should have at least 3 years of experience in the trust industry as a trust administrator, trust officer or equivalent.  Applicants with international trust administration experience and relevant professional designations are desired.   Experience with partnership/LLC formation, maintenance and management is also a plus.  Must be able to think and work independently.  To apply, please email cover letter and resume to jolson@cisatrust.com.


Judicial Qualifications Commission

State of South Dakota

500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD  57101

Telephone 605-773-2099

Fax 605-773-8437

 

Mark Haigh, Chair                                                                  Lori Grode, Executive Assistant

Mark Roby, Vice Chair                                                           Email: Lori.Grode@ujs.state.sd.us

Hon. Robin J. Houwman, Secretary

Hon. Robert Gusinsky

Rebecca Porter

Timothy Engel

Robert Morris

 

October 29, 2020

 

Notice of Judicial Vacancy

 

TO:                  All Active Members of the State Bar of South Dakota 

FROM:            Robin J. Houwman, Secretary, Judicial Qualifications Commission

The appointment of the Hon. Scott P. Myren to the Supreme Court will create a vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position (Position C) in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for the State of South Dakota.  The duty station for this position shall be located in Selby, SD.  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 December 10, 2020.  Applicants should make sure the application submitted is the 2018 revision. 

You may also obtain the application form by writing or telephoning:

Lori Grode

State Court Administrator’s Office

500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501

Telephone:  605-773-2099

Email:  lori.grode@ujs.state.sd.us 

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

The Fifth Circuit is comprised of the following counties:  Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Marshall, McPherson, Roberts, Spink, and Walworth.   


Legal Assistant Position – Siegel, Barnett & Schutz, LLP – Aberdeen

Siegel, Barnett and Schutz is seeking a  legal assistant to add to our team.  Applicants interested in this opportunity should send a cover letter and resume to Janet Miller at jmiller@sbslaw.net.  All applications will be kept confidential. 


Corporate Counsel

Lloyd Companies, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota is expanding their legal team!    

Lloyd Companies offers an outstanding benefits package, educational opportunities and competitive compensation, including health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance; 401K; volunteer time off; tuition reimbursement and fitness center reimbursement incentive program.

The Corporate Counsel must clearly understand the company vision. This individual is responsible for leading the corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives and meeting the objectives of the owner's plan. The Corporate Counsel provides senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The Corporate Counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts, as well as managing claims and litigation matters that arise from time-to-time.  As a leader within the organization, it is expected to lead with passion and contribute to the professional reputation of the company through understanding and promoting the Lloyd Companies' core values in all aspects of service. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITLIES

  • Negotiate, write, and review contracts and agreements.
  • Manage various project negotiations and deadlines.
  • Monitor and mitigate risks to the Company and shareholders.
  • Advise management on contract status and business terms of various deals; decipher legal language.
  • Develop policies involving tenant rights and assist in evictions.
  • Draft terms and conditions in agreements.
  • Research unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes.
  • Keep abreast of statutory and regulatory changes that may affect the company and its affiliates.
  • Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implication of all matters.
  • Review advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Coordinate and assist with matters involving outside counsel, including litigation and transactional matters.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes.
  • Base your decision-making process on ethics and integrity with company value in mind.
  • Manage and direct insurance placement, claims, and related matters.
  • Have general knowledge of, and advise on, various risk factors affecting the company and its affiliates.
  • Perform all other duties assigned and those that may be necessary to achieve company and departmental goals.

  JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently licensed to practice law in South Dakota.
  • Holds self and others to high ethical standards.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills.
  • Proven Leader.
  • Collaboration Skills.
  • Detail Oriented / Thorough.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent reading and articulation skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Analytical capability and methodical approach to presenting and interpreting information.
  • High degree of flexibility and tolerance for change.
  • Willingness to work hard and make things happen.
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Ethical practices and principles.
  • Ability to carry out multi-task projects.
  • Active member of the community.
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups or individuals.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Law Degree.  Minimum of 3 years experience in a law firm or in-house counsel environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Renae Berke at Renae.Berke@lloydcompanies.com.


Assistant County Attorney I

Nobles County Attorney’s Office

Provides legal services, representation, prosecution and advice for Nobles County.  QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of Juris Doctor degree from accredited law school; current license to practice law in Minnesota, or will obtain prior to start date.  Experience preferred but not required. Valid driver’s license required.  Salary DOE. Nobles County offers a competitive benefits package.

APPLY TO:  Nobles County Administration Office.  Visit our website at www.co.nobles.mn.us for application and to view full job description and benefit sheet. 

REQUIRED: County application forms are required.  Closing Date for Applications: Open until filled.  EEO/AA Employer


DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY POSITION, HUGHES COUNTY: Full-time permanent position now open for a Deputy State’s Attorney in the Hughes County Office of the State’s Attorney in Pierre, South Dakota.

Looking for a criminal attorney to handle a variety of complex matters and responsibilities including but not limited to preparing and managing a caseload of primarily misdemeanor cases, present those cases for legal proceedings, preform legal research, and prepare, draft and file legal documents and correspondence.

Looking for a team player who would be willing to cover felony hearings, advise local law enforcement agencies, deal with juvenile justice issues, provide information to victims and witnesses, perform civil work on behalf of the County, and help fulfill the statutory responsibilities of the office.

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. 

Pay is commensurate with experience and competitive with other local agencies.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica LaMie, Hughes County State’s Attorney, 104 E. Capitol, Pierre, SD  57501. Resumes and cover letters will also be accepted via facsimile at 605-773-7460 and email at jessica.lamie@co.hughes.sd.us.

Posting to remain open until the position is filled.  All inquiries are confidential. Hughes County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Trust Officer - 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.


Trust Associate - 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 to provide day-to-day administrative support for all aspects of trust administration under the guidance and direction of the Senior Trust Officer.  We offer a competitive benefits package, pay, and a positive work environment with a collaborative team focused approach.

Essential Job Responsibilities: 

  • Complete daily settlement and account cash flow activities.
  • Enter incoming funds and outgoing distribution requests on the trust accounting system.
  • Assist Trust Officers in answering client questions and resolve client issues.
  • Provide coverage for Trust Officers as necessary and after demonstrated capability to assume such responsibility.
  • Assist with opening and closing accounts.
  • Work as a competent member of the team, willingly providing back-up support for co- workers when appropriate and actively supporting group goals.
  • Work closely with the Senior Trust Office on special projects and provide support for the Senior Trust Officer on compliance and other administrative tasks.    
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • 1-2 years of trust, banking, life insurance, law, or financial services experience.
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the trust administration business.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong working knowledge of technology including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

This position is based in Sioux Falls, SD.


LITIGATION ASSOCIATE:  Sioux Falls, SD  Donahoe Law Firm P.C. is seeking an associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience. Work will primarily be in litigation, including appeals, with some estate planning and business law/commercial matters. The position requires research and brief writing, trial preparation and participation in client representation for agricultural, intellectual property, construction and railroad law and complex litigation before public bodies or agencies, and the state and federal courts in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa (preferably licensed in South Dakota). Candidates should possess excellent research and writing skills, ideally with some trial experience and a desire to learn unique or new areas of the law.  All applications will be held confidential.  Please send a cover letter and resume to: brian@donahoelawfirm.com or  Donahoe Law Firm, P.C., 401 East 8th Street, Suite 215, Sioux Falls, SD, 57103. 


Contract Opportunity: Corson County Public Defender

The Corson County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for an independent contractor position as Public Defender for the remainder of 2020. The Contract offered is $ 3,000.00 per month, no benefits, renewable on the last day of each month and ends December 31, 2020.

The Public Defender contract will require representation in all felony and misdemeanor adult and juvenile criminal cases as well as Abuse and Neglect, CHINS and other juvenile actions. Applicants must be licensed to practice in South Dakota and criminal defense experience is required. Please direct all applications to the Corson County Auditor’s Office at PO Box 255, McIntosh, SD 57641 or email: corsonauditor@sdplains.com, or my office email:
corsoncosa@faithsd.com.
Cheryl Laurenz-Bogue
PO Box 250
Faith, SD 57626
corsoncosa@faithsd.com


Attorney Position – Legacy Law Firm, P.C. – Sioux Falls

Legacy Law Firm, P.C. is seeking a business law and estate planning attorney to add to our team.  One or more years of experience is preferred, along with strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills.  Qualified applicants interested in this opportunity should send a cover letter and resume to Felan Link at felan@legacylawfirmpc.com.  All applications will be kept confidential.  For more information about our firm, visit our website www.LegacyLawFirmPC.com.


Paralegal or Legal Assistant Position – Legacy Law Firm, P.C. – Sioux Falls

Legacy Law Firm, P.C. is seeking a paralegal or legal assistant to add to our team.  One or more years of experience is preferred, along with strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills.  Qualified applicants interested in this opportunity should send a cover letter and resume to Felan Link at felan@legacylawfirmpc.com.  All applications will be kept confidential.  For more information about our firm, visit our website www.LegacyLawFirmPC.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.  

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).