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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 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.



BOYCE LAW FIRM ASSOCIATE ANNOUNCEMENT

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.  

 



Request for Proposal - Attorney Services for DSS - Division of Child Support

The South Dakota Department of Social Services’ Division of Child Support (DCS) is soliciting proposals for skilled legal representation across South Dakota. The legal services include representing DCS in civil and/or criminal court proceedings including but not limited to paternity establishment, child support obligation establishment and modification, enforcing child and medical support obligations, and collection of child support payments.

The RFP for this procurement will be published in March 2021. Those interested may obtain a copy of the RFP through the Office of Procurement Management’s Mercury Commerce System at https://www.mercurycommerce.com/app/jumppage/esmsvendorlogin.aspx or on the Department of Social Services website at https://dss.sd.gov/keyresources/rfp.aspx upon publication.



FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER

Districts of South Dakota and North Dakota

101 South Main Avenue, Suite 400

Telephone: (605) 330-4489

Fax:  (605) 330-4499

Jason J. Tupman  

Federal Public Defender

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of South Dakota and North Dakota seeks an attorney to join our branch office in Rapid City, South Dakota. Our office provides high-quality representation to people charged with federal crimes who cannot afford to hire an attorney. We operate under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act.

Position Description: Assistant Federal Public Defenders zealously and professionally represent clients in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse, and rewarding work environment. Responsibilities include managing a caseload; working with clients; interviewing witnesses and family members; developing release plans; reviewing discovery; preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs; developing litigation strategies; working with experts; advising CJA panel attorneys; and in-court litigation through all stages of a criminal case. Some travel is necessary. Attorneys in our office may not engage in the private practice of law.

Qualifications: Required: (1) graduation from an accredited law school; (2) admission to practice in good standing before the highest court of a state or the District of Columbia; (3) admission to practice in the US District Court for the District of South Dakota by the time of entrance on duty; (4) willingness to become admitted to the South Dakota Bar within a year of beginning employment; and (5) US citizenship or work authorization.

Above all we are looking for applicants with a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense, and an ability to work well in a team environment. We value court experience, creativity, and superior research and writing skills. We are willing to train the right candidate and will consider attorneys who have recently completed judicial clerkships or fellowships. 

Salary and Benefits: The salary range is commensurate with experience. The position is full-time with federal benefits, including health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by direct deposit. A final offer of employment is subject to funding and a background check.

How to Apply: Apply by emailing a letter of interest, resume, three references, and a recent writing sample in a single pdf document to SDX_JOBS@fd.org. Open until filled; priority consideration given to applications received by March 22, 2021. No phone calls.           

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of South Dakota and North Dakota is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Email: SDX_JOBS@fd.org

Vacancy Announcement: February 22, 2020



Legacy Law Firm, P.C., is currently looking to hire a rock star attorney who has a service-orientated frame of mind even before having morning coffee; someone who enjoys learning something new every day, but can also hammer out routine work that must be done to keep moving matters forward; and someone who is motivated by their desire to do the highest quality of work with the underlying belief that we are put on this planet to help others and not just ourselves.  Legacy Law Firm is a boutique law firm focusing in estate planning, elder law and business planning.  We have the honor of helping clients who are starting a business or starting a family, taking their business to the next level or protecting assets for the next generation.  In short, we help people protect what matters most.  We have a fast-paced practice and don’t have “slow days.”  If you are looking to join a team that believes in collaboration, entrepreneurialism, and everyone rowing together in the same direction and at the same speed, and you value integrity, excellence, positivity and stewardship, let’s visit!  Who should not apply for this position?  If you still don’t know the difference between “there,” “their” and “they’re”; you’re a problem adopter and not a problem solver; if you like “slow days”; or if you were the student who needed mom or dad to remind you about your homework or projects.  The person we hire will be self-reliant.  This person will ask questions but will never make excuses.  Most importantly, the person we hire will have a “can-do” and positive attitude.  Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in our firm, any relevant experience, and what you are looking for in a practice.  Please send to felan@legacylawfirmpc.com.  All applications will be received in the strictest of confidence as we understand that rock stars may currently be on tour with another group while looking for a better gig. 



Paralegal at Monument Health hospital, Rapid City

We are hiring a Paralegal at Monument Health hospital in Rapid City, SD! In this position you will prepare legal correspondence and other documents regarding litigation and legal matters involving the health system. Drafts and submits business correspondence and documents. Organizes and maintains legal files, and compiles data from legal resources. Organizes and maintains litigation files and pleadings, and compiles data from legal resources. Performs a variety of law-related tasks under the direction of the organization's attorneys. Drafts legal documents and performs administrative tasks such as filing, answering calls and organizing documents, To review the complete job posting and apply please visit the website below.  https://monumenthealth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Goldcareers/job/Rapid-City-SD/Paralegal_21_2604



ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY POSITION

Myers Billion, LLP, an AV-Rated firm located in Sioux Falls, SD, is seeking a licensed South Dakota attorney to join its firm as an ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY. The successful applicant must be in good standing with the South Dakota State Bar, a self-starter, and have strong communication, research, and writing abilities. The attorneys of Myers Billion, LLP practice across several areas including litigation, family law, criminal law, estate planning, business transactions, and many more. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to craft their own unique practice in consultation with the partners of Myers Billion, LLP.

Benefits include health insurance, 401K match, professional dues and membership fees, annual CLE tuition, profit sharing and additional incidental benefits.

Please direct a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Joshua D. Zellmer, Myers Billion, LLP, 230 S. Phillips Ave, Suite 300, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or to jzellmer@myersbillion.com. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.



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.



Assistant City Attorney for City of Bismarck, North Dakota

Summary: The City of Bismarck is seeking an Assistant City Attorney in the City Attorney’s Office.  This position provides legal services to the City of Bismarck, including the prosecution of ordinance violations.  

Pay Range:  $65,924.02-$119,652.10 DOE                        Closing Date:  February 23, 2021 at Midnight

Description: This position Prepares cases for prosecution in municipal court; reviews legal issues and witnesses. Reviews police reports and makes decisions with regards to criminal charges; reviews motor vehicle accident reports for criminal and non-criminal traffic violations. Prepares cases for jury trial in district court, including motion briefs, discovery, witness selection, expert determinations, and appeals. Coordinates the review of evidence. Conducts legal research. Assists municipal court with legal issues, including arraignments, court trials, ordinances, and criminal rights issues. Works with court clerks on issues related to warrants, restitution, parking matters, etc. Drafts a variety of legal documents. Assists in the drafting of municipal ordinances, amendments, resolutions, procedures, rules, and regulations. Responds to questions from the public regarding city ordinances, rules, regulations and other issues. Answers legal questions from city departments.  Makes decisions on property damage claims. Performs related duties.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited school of law. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience. Current membership or eligible for membership in the State Bar of North Dakota.

If none of the applicants meet the above requirements, the position may be under filled with an Assistant City Attorney 1 (Grade 21), with no years of experience. 

Miscellaneous: Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. No sponsorships considered. Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

For details and to apply online: www.bismarcknd.gov/jobs

For more information: Breann Schauer at 701-355-1337 or email bschauer@bismarcknd.gov

The City of Bismarck is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Ebeltoft . Sickler . Lawyers, a growing and progressive regional law firm located in Dickinson, North Dakota, seeks to hire a lawyer to practice in the firm’s Business Solutions, Real Estate and Personal Planning practice groups. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in these practice areas. A successful applicant must be licensed to practice, or eligible to become licensed to practice, in North Dakota, and will receive a competitive compensation package that will reward beneficial experience and encourage a long-term relationship with the firm.  This is an opportunity for a motivated lawyer to join a successful “AV”® rated firm.  Visit our website at www.ndlaw.com.  Please submit your letter of application and resume to Ebeltoft . Sickler . Lawyers,  Attn: Randall N. Sickler, 2272 8th Street West, Dickinson, ND  58601, or to rsickler@ndlaw.com.  All applications will be kept confidential.



Evans Haigh & Hinton LLP is currently accepting applications for an attorney with 3+ years’ experience in litigation.  Evans Haigh & Hinton is a growing civil litigation firm with an emphasis in commercial litigation, health care litigation and personal injury litigation.  We are looking for an attorney who is interested in litigating complex and  significant cases.  Applicants with trial experience, civil or criminal, are preferred.  We offer an attractive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Mark Arndt at:

Mark J. Arndt

Evans, Haigh & Hinton, LLP

101 North Main, Suite 213

P.O. Box 2790

Sioux Falls, SD  57101

(605) 275-9599

(605) 906-8904 (DD)

Email:  marndt@ehhlawyers.com

Website:  ehhlawyers.com



POSITION TITLE:    Deputy States Attorney I          

DEPARTMENT:        States Attorney’s Office

REPORTS TO:         States Attorney            

FLSA STATUS:        Exempt

WAGE GRADE:       13       

DESCRIPTION OF WORK  

General Statement of Duties

Handles the prosecution of Juvenile, Abuse & Neglect, and assists in the prosecution of adult misdemeanor offenses for Brookings County. Assists the States Attorney and Chief Deputy States Attorney as needed with the prosecution of adult felony matters and civil work on behalf of the County.  Reports to the States Attorney or his/her designee.

 EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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

  QUALIFICATION FOR APPOINTMENT

  Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and accurate documents.
  • Ability to understand and follow both verbal and written instructions quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when handling sensitive information.
  • Ability to display efficient use of time and proficient organizational skills with specific attention to detail.
  • Extensive knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computers, scanner, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge and skill in the use of computers and computer programs to include Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Exchange and the Internet.

 Education/Experience

  • Obtained Juris Doctorate degree and is licensed to practice law in the State of South Dakota, or will be prior to the start date.
  • 0-3 years of experience in prosecution, litigation, or criminal law.

Application Process:

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.



CISA Trust Company South Dakota is currently accepting applications for an experienced Trust Risk/Compliance officer. Applicants should have 3 years of experience in the trust industry in a compliance/audit role or have equivalent 5 years trust administration experience. Applicants with a working knowledge of BSA/KYC protocols, FinCen are desired. Applicants with international trust experience and relevant professional designations will be given priority consideration. Must be able to think and work independently.  To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jolson@cisatrust.com.



Associate Attorney- Sioux Falls

Griese Law Firm, P.C., is seeking a full time associate attorney to join the growing law office. Griese Law handles a variety of litigation matters. Position would primarily handle criminal defense cases on their own, with work on civil litigation as the applicant wanted. Applicant must be a strong advocate, self-starter, motivated, and comfortable managing a caseload.

Must be admitted to practice law in South Dakota. Previous criminal defense experience preferred.

Firm offers an incentivized pay package with benefits including a monthly advertising budget.

Please send Resume, cover letter, and 2 attorney references to Nicole@grieselawfirm.com. Position open until filled.

All applications will be held confidential.



City Attorney - City of Grand Island

The City of Grand Island, Nebraska, a community of approximately 50,000 residents, is seeking a highly ethical leader and manager with proven successful experience in municipal law to serve as the next City Attorney. The City Attorney, plans, directs, and participates in the provision of complex professional legal services to the Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, City departments and various boards and commissions. 

Qualified candidates must have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and increasingly responsible experience as a municipal law attorney including trial, administrative and supervisory responsibility.  Must reside within twelve (12) miles of the City limits upon completion of the six (6) month introductory period.  Salary range:  $111,224.88-$154,101.17 annually plus great benefits.

The City Attorney position is required to attend weekly Tuesday evening City Council meetings.  This position is statutory and serves in conjunction with the term of the Mayor. 

For more information and to apply visit www.grand-island.com/jobs.  A copy of your Juris Doctorate diploma must be submitted with your application.  Position will remain open until filled.  EOE/AAE including disability/vets



PUBLIC NOTICE

 REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE

The current appointment of Magistrate Judge Chad Callahan is due to expire on July 9, 2021.   Magistrate Judge Callahan serves in the Fourth 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 Chad Callahan 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 April 10, 2021.



Deputy/Senior Deputy State's Attorney

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

SALARY: $2,735.20-$3.250.40 Beweekly  OPENING DATE: 1/12/21  CLOSING DATE: Continuous

General Information

The Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office is accepting applications for attorneys to join our top performing team of prosecutors.  Supported by experienced investigators, victim/witness assistants, paralegals, and legal office assistants, our attorneys enjoy a strong sense of camaraderie working in a think tank of legal minds.

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 in a fast-paced environment, 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.  

Attorneys who work in the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's office have had impressive accomplishments!  Three of our former attorneys have been appointed as magistrate judges and another served as a circuit court judge.  Since 2002, six of our prosecutors have been named South Dakota State's Attorney's Association's **Prosecutor of the Year**. 

To be considered for this extraordinary opportunity, submit your application today.  Contact us for more information, or with questions, at 605-367-4337.

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

Posting to remain open until positions are filled. Application review begins on January 27, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

Vacancies will be filled at either a Deputy State's Attorney (Download PDF reader) or a Senior Deputy State's Attorney (Download PDF reader) level, depending on our selected candidate's level of experience.  (Click on the job titles for complete job descriptions and a list of qualifications.)

Compensation for appointment as a Deputy State's Attorney will be between $2,735.20 - $2,802.40/bi-weekly. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy State's Attorney requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, and compensation will be between $2,873.60 - $3,959.20/bi-weekly dependent upon qualifications.  Full earning potential for position is $3,959.20.60/bi-weekly.

We also offer 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 an optional deferred compensation plan.  Our insurance rates for single, E+1, & family are highly competitive!  (Contact HR for more information 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 Job #21-14 DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY MB



Associate Attorney – Pierre, SD

Moreno, Bachand, Hruska & Scheibe, P.C. is currently accepting applications for an associate attorney. This is a growing firm that practices in general civil litigation, family law, personal injury, probate, estate planning, real estate and governmental matters. We are looking for an attorney who is a self-starter and has strong written and verbal communication skills. This position offers a competitive salary with a generous retirement plan. Visit our website at www.pirlaw.com to learn more about our firm and its long-standing history in the Pierre area.

All applicants are welcome to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Paul E. Bachand
Moreno, Bachand, Hruska & Scheibe, P.C.
PO Box 1174
Pierre, SD 57501
pbachand@pirlaw.com



Deputy/Senior Deputy Public Defender

SALARY: $2,735.20 - $3,250.40 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 which includes memberships to the South Dakota and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (SDACDL and NACDL) and National Association for Public Defense (NAPD), registration expenses for CLE's, and State Bar of South Dakota annual dues.

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

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

This posting will remain open until filled.  Review of applications begins on January 4, 2021.

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

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.

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



Judicial Qualifications Commission

State of South Dakota

500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD  57101

Telephone 605-773-3474

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

  

December 30, 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 retirement of the Hon. Robert A. Mandel will create a vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position (Position A) in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.  The Judicial Qualifications Commission is now taking applications for this position.

All lawyers and judges interested in applying should obtain the application form at http://ujs.sd.gov/, or contact Lori Grode at the State Court Administrator’s Office. The application must be returned to the Administrator’s Office and must be postmarked no later than 5:00 PM on February 26, 2021.  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:  605-773-3474

Email:  lori.grode@ujs.state.sd.us

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

The Seventh Circuit is comprised of the following counties:  Pennington, Custer, Fall River and Oglala Lakota.   



LITIGATION ASSOCIATE:  Sioux Falls, SD – Donahoe Law Firm P.C. is seeking an associate attorney to assist in litigation, including appeals, plus estate planning and business law/commercial matters. In addition to research and brief writing, associate will have significant client contact and responsibility including hearings, motion practice, trials and appeals before public bodies or agencies, and the state and federal courts mainly in South Dakota, plus Minnesota and Iowa.  All applications will be held confidential.  Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: brian@donahoelawfirm.com or Donahoe Law Firm, P.C., 401 East 8th Street, Suite 215, Sioux Falls, SD 57103. 



STAFF ATTORNEY - RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

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

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

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

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.



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.



STAFF ATTORNEY - PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

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

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

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

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.



Associate Attorney

Immediate opening for an associate attorney who may be interested in practicing in Watertown, SD.  The position is open to persons who want to step into a practice that has the mentoring of an established attorney in both civil and criminal areas of law.  This is full time position for the primary public defender’s office in Codington County with an additional private practice. Codington County has a vast public defender practice with a variety of criminal cases.  Each attorney may also develop a private practice in addition to the public defense contract.   Presently, Sutton Law Offices, PC is a solo practice that is looking for permanent expansion and potential buy out of the 40 year established practice.  Salary is negotiable with experience.  Watertown, SD offers extensive hunting and fishing opportunities with 2 lakes within the city limits of Watertown.   Please send your resume to jo@suttonlawwtn.com, if by mail PO Box 1053, Watertown, SD 57201



Associate Attorney – Rapid City

Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP, an AV-Rated 20+ lawyer firm located in Rapid City and Pierre, South Dakota, is looking for an associate attorney for the firm’s litigation section in our Rapid City office. The ideal candidate must be in good standing with the South Dakota State Bar and have strong legal research and writing skills. Class ranking of top 1/3 or 3 years minimum litigation experience is required.

The firm offers a comprehensive benefit plan, a competitive salary structure and the opportunity for professional development in the legal business work environment. You can learn more about our firm by visiting our website at gpna.com.

 All inquiries will be kept confidential. Please send your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and references to solsen@gpna.com or 506 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.



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.