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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.  


      Assistant Staff Judge Advocate – United States Air Force JAG Corps

      Job Description:

      Active duty service with the Air Force JAG Corps provides an ideal opportunity to engage in a diversified legal practice (criminal, contracts, labor, environmental, air and space, international, legal assistance etc.) with a complementary opportunity to hone your litigation skills.  Our JAGs make a fulfilling, valuable and lasting contribution to the United States of America, while maintaining a high quality of life.  You can find more information about our practice areas, quality of life, and eligibility requirements at www.airforce.com/jag.

      Eligibility Requirements:

      The minimum requirements to be an Air Force JAG are: (1) that you be 39 years of age or younger; (2) a U.S. citizen; (3) a J.D. graduate of an ABA approved law school; (4) admitted to the highest court of any state or U.S. territory; (5) and pass the medial examination after selection.  Assignments are based on your preference, availability, and most importantly, the needs of the Air Force.

      Application Instructions:

      The Air Force JAG Corps November Direct Appointment Program selection board is now open and accepting applications for full-time active duty positions.  To apply, you must submit an online application by October 10th, 2019.  The application will be followed by an in person interview with a Staff Judge Advocate at an Air Force installation. The interview must be completed prior to November 1, 2019.  You can create an account and apply online at http://www.airforce.com/jag, by scrolling to the bottom of the page and selecting “Apply Now.”

      Questions/Recruiting Contact:

       If you have any questions or wish to request additional information, please reach out to our team at airforcejagrecruiting@gmail.com or 1-800-JAG-USAF.


      Financial Services Attorney – St. Cloud, MN

      Gray Plant Mooty is seeking a qualified attorney with a minimum of two years of experience to practice in the areas of banking and financial services with a focus on banking litigation, agricultural lending, commercial financing, drafting loan documents, adversary proceedings, workouts, commercial loan enforcements, and creditor bankruptcy matters. The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials, exceptional analytical and writing abilities, and outstanding interpersonal skills.  This position is based in Gray Plant Mooty’s St. Cloud, MN office. 

      Gray Plant Mooty (GPM) is a full-service law firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, MN, Fargo, ND, and Washington, DC. GPM offers a collegial work environment as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package. The firm was recognized as a 2019 “50 Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother magazine and Flex Time Lawyers.  GPM was also recognized by its clients in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2019: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance as an elite law firm for excellence in the delivery of client service. 

      All applications held in confidence.

      Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

      Interested applicants should apply at: https://www.gpmlaw.com/Careers/Lateral-Lawyers


      Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

      Job Title:   In-House Attorney

      Summary:

      Under the administrative direction of the Tribal Council, the In-House Attorney directs all affairs of a legal nature, directs the Judicial Office in all matters, and represents the Tribe on the highest policy matters.

      The In-House Attorney consists of an on-site attorney, with one or more staff, employed directly by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.  The In-House Attorney handles the day to day legal matters by providing legal oversight and advice to the Tribal Council on all Tribal issues and areas, including: tribal administrative matters, education, natural resources, water, health and welfare, cultural resources, fish and wildlife, and law and order.

      The In-House Attorney assists and advises the Tribal Council in matters related to the Tribe’s treaty rights and interests as necessary through the drafting of legislation, monitoring of agency actions and litigation.  The mission of the In-House Attorney is: protection and restoration of natural resources, protection of Treaty reserved rights, tribal sovereignty and trust resources, and improved implementation and fulfillment of federal responsibility.

      Duties:

      • Research, prepares, presents and/or critiques all manner of legal and other documents as directed by the Tribal Council.
      • Provides regular and periodic legal reviews to the Tribal Chairman or Tribal Council of the implications on Tribal interests of enacted and pending federal and state legislative actions.
      • Plans, guides and directs the development of legal strategies and tactics in all areas of law effecting Tribal interest.
      • Investigates, prosecutes and proceeds with legal enforcement actions where violations of Tribal codes and regulations have occurred or alleged to have occurred.
      • Attends Tribal Council meetings, participates in discussions and provides legal advice as appropriate.
      • Represents the Tribe before all courts of law as either defender, prosecutor, or as legal advisor.
      • Provides expert testimony as a witness and/or a Tribal advocate before various courts, councils, legislative committees, commissions, and other state or federal assemblies.
      • Provides legal advice on intra-tribal personnel matters when requested by the Tribal Council to provide such advice.
      • Administers, manages and directs all areas of Tribal activities affecting a change or revision of the legal structures and content of the Tribal codes and regulations.
      • Administers, manages, and directs all areas of one or more staff areas as directed by the Tribal Chairman or Tribal Council.
      • Responsible for tracking activities and coordinating with federal, state land and resource management agencies.
      • Acts as legal advocate for the Tribal Council or Tribe in all ongoing litigation or prospective anticipated litigation.
      • Reviews and provides legal advice to the Tribal Council of the legal implications of all draft tribal regulations an codes.
      • Provides legal reviews of Tribal contractual documents.
      • Responsible for (1) May represent the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act in foreign jurisdictions; (2) Advise Tribal Council on whether to the provisions of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate’s Personnel Policies and Procedures are applied properly; (3) Shall assist Tribal Council on Tribal Code Civil/Criminal revisions and provide legal representation for the tribe as assigned by Tribal Council; (4) Represent the Tribe’s interest in Indian Gaming issues; (5) Provide legal opinions to Tribal Council on proper application of Tribal Constitution provisions and Tribal Bylaws; and (6) Responsible for coordinating the continued and regular development of EPA approved water quality standards on Reservation and use tribal statutory language to implement other task assigned by Tribal Council.
      • May represent the Tribe at national conferences, state and federal agency events, societies and associations where legal issues that affect the Tribe are presented or discussed.

      Minimum Qualifications:

      Training and Experience: 

      Graduation from an accredited school of law, with at least three years experience in the practice of law, governmental service, or similar legal endeavor and substantial experience in the administration and management of law firms or offices must have litigations experience in Tribal, Federal and State Courts.

      Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: 

      Comprehensive knowledge of the Indian law and tribal, state and federal laws and regulations, particularly in regards to administrative and regulatory functions.  Knowledge of the methods and techniques of legal research, use of law books, lobbying tactics, state and federal court legal processes and procedures.  Knowledge of the principle, methods and practices of the self-determination Act, P.L. 93-638, related federal and state laws affecting Tribal activities and processes.

      Ability to analyze, appraise and organize facts, evidence and precedents; to present such material in clear and logical form for oral, written, or extemporaneous presentation; to exercise initiative and good judgment in creating, interpreting, and applying law, policies, regulations procedures, and administrative methods. Ability to stimulate and administer the In-House Attorney staff toward achievement of defined goals.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with Tribal Council members, Tribal Executive staff, Court officials, Tribal, State and Federal governmental officials and political figures, and the general public.  Ability to be sensitive to current and potential legal and political problems and be able to objectively and analytically devise practical solutions quickly and effectively.


      STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION
      East River Legal Services (ERLS) is once again expanding and seeks to hire a Staff Attorney for our Sioux Falls, South Dakota office. We are a non-profit law firm serving low-income individuals in the 33 counties of Eastern South Dakota. ERLS exists to better the lives of the over 46,000 people living in poverty in Eastern South Dakota. We offer free legal services to our community's Veterans, Older Americans (60+), Disabled, Victims of Violence, and all those facing financial insecurity.

      Summary of Position:
      The staff attorney position requires the representation of low-income individuals in all areas of poverty law including housing, family law, protection orders, landlord/tenant disputes, evictions, utilities, public benefits, consumer, and other civil matters. The types of services provided include legal advice, brief service or extended representation. Aside from direct services, the staff attorney position requires preparing and delivering client training and other community education; conducting intake and outreach; appearing in administrative and judicial forums; active bar participation; and special legal and community projects impacting low-income clients. In addition, the Staff Attorney shall perform any other responsibilities under the supervision of the Executive Director as may be necessary for the day-to-day operation of the Program. Moderate travel would be involved.

      Qualifications:
      Applicants must be licensed to practice law in South Dakota or be eligible for admission by motion. Previous experience in poverty law is preferred, but not required. Demonstrable awareness and sensitivity to the needs of the populations we serve is necessary. Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, excellent written and communication skills, ability to work constructively with others, ability and willingness to work hard, are all necessary qualifications for this position. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

      East River Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      Salary and Benefits:
      Salary based on experience. Benefits include paid holidays and vacate on days, health, dental, vision, Life, AD & D, IRA.

      To apply:
      Please send a cover letter and resume with references, to:
      Brent Thompson
      Executive Director
      East River Legal Services
      335 North Main Avenue, Suite 200
      Sioux Falls, SD 57104

      or email brent@erlservices.org

      Submission deadline:
      Friday, October 4, 2019


      Disability Rights South Dakota is currently seeking an attorney for the position of Staff Attorney in the Sioux Falls, SD office. The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal representation to clients of Disability Rights South Dakota and perform oversight of program(s) within Disability Rights South Dakota. The successful candidate will hold a Juris Doctor degree with admission to the state bar or be able to attain admission within six months of hiring date; one to three years applicable law and litigation experience is preferred. The candidate should be highly motivated, organized, have excellent communication skills (written and oral), be detail orientated, and understand database programs. Other skills needed are the ability to meet and greet the public, work in a team environment, and understand the disability related service delivery system. This position requires the incumbent to have knowledge of grant management including compliance to the sponsored programs at the local, state and/or federal levels (depending on granting agency). The incumbent should have knowledge of state laws, programs, and issues concerning persons with disabilities and understanding of a non-profit office environment. Competitive salary and full benefits are provided. Position is open till filled. To apply please include a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to sandy.hook@drsdlaw.org or mail to:

                         Disability Rights South Dakota

                         Attn. Sandy Hook - Executive Assistant

                         2520 E. Franklin Street, Ste. 2

                         Pierre, SD  57501 

      For a detailed job description please visit the employment page at www.drsdlaw.org.


      DEPUTY STATE’S ATTORNEY with the Butte County State’s Attorney’s Office. Full-time salaried position to start in January 2020; Salary: DOE. Closing Date: open until filled. Job description: Successful applicant will represent Butte County in all stages of court, with a primary focus on magistrate court. Position requires strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to work with minimum direction, the ability to work as part of a team, and the ability to organize and prioritize. Duties shall include working with law enforcement as well as members of the community in the preparation of criminal cases, legal research and writing, motion preparation, and litigating cases in court. Successful applicant must be willing to continue education to further enhance litigation skills. Qualifications for employment: Juris Doctorate degree and admitted to practice law in the State of South Dakota. No experience required. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to Cassie J. Wendt, Butte County State’s Attorney, 839 Fifth Avenue, Belle Fourche, South Dakota, 57717, phone (605) 892-3337, fax (605) 892-6768, email: bcsa@buttesd.org  Butte County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


      Chief Public Defender

      Supervisor:    Rosebud Sioux Tribal President

                              Rosebud Sioux Tribal Attorney

                              Rosebud Tribal Court Administrator (Administrative section)

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:          Must have supervisory skills and experience.  Must have basic knowledge of civil and criminal law, methods, and practices of pleadings.  Working knowledge of court procedures.  Working knowledge of principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research.  Ability to speak, and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters.  Must have knowledge, and experience using computers, word processing, and electronic legal research. 

      DUTIES:

      • Coordinate and supervise assistant Public Defenders and secretary.
      • Play significant role in selecting assistant Public Defenders and other support staff when vacancies arise.
      • Complete performance appraisals with subordinate staff.
      • Review for approval time sheets, leave requests, and other needs of assigned staff.
      • Provide technical assistance to assigned staff.
      • Assign cases to assistant Public Defenders, and review casework daily, or when appropriate.
      • Prepare and provide monthly reports to the appropriate Tribal departments.
      • Attend meetings regarding activities, needs, and accomplishments of the Tribal Public Defenders office.
      • Interviews clients charged in a criminal complaint.
      • Provides legal representation for defendants that have not obtained defense counsel.
      • Represents defendants in all stages of the criminal proceedings, including arraignments, probable cause hearings, suppression hearings, trials, mental illness cases, and alcohol commitment cases.
      • The successful applicant must have a desire and energy to work with people in and out of court and courtroom settings.
      • Takes cases through the appeal process at the requests of the defendant.
      • To act as counsel in juvenile cases when appointed by one of the RST Court judges.
      • Maintain strict confidentiality in all work aspects.
      • Uphold RST Court Personnel Ethics Code.
      • Consistent professionalism and courtesy to coworkers, clients, and the public.
      • Responsible for all other duties assigned.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited Law School.
      • Applicants must demonstrate competence in criminal and civil advocacy.
      • This position is one where contact with the public is of great confidence.
      • Must have supervisory and management skills and experience.
      • Must be of high moral character and integrity.
      • Must never ever been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not received a pardon.
      • Must have knowledge of computer word processing software, and experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel.

      Must have a South Dakota Driver’s License, and be able to successfully pass a background and drug testing


      Job ID: 12629
      Agency: Department of Education/Legal
      Salary: $64,477- $66,628 annually; depending on experience

      This is a full-time position with the Department of Education. For more information on the Department of Education, please visit https://doe.sd.gov/.

      The South Dakota Department of Education seeks an Assistant General Counsel to provide legal support to the General Counsel and across divisions. Duties will include legal research; drafting of administrative rules and legislation; preparing legal documents generated for certification of teachers and accreditation of schools; reviewing grants and contracts; and preparing for board and commission meetings. This position also requires communications with school district staff, school boards, and the general public regarding education matters. An essential duty is to provide responsive feedback to DOE staff when legal opinions are needed. Organizational efficiency regarding legal matters is a must.

      The Assistant General Counsel will need a sound knowledge and understanding of applicable laws and regulations, and the ability to make prudent legal decisions and impart advocacy while utilizing people skills.

      Position Responsibilities:

      • advising executive management and boards on various matters such as legal rights and new and existing laws;
      • examining and creating various legal documents;
      • maintaining knowledge of organization's operations and legal documents;
      • conducting legal research and reviewing litigation strategy pertaining to legal actions;
      • promulgating rules and policies;
      • liaising with outside counsel regarding their assignments.

      Position Requirements:

      • Juris Doctor degree from accredited law school;
      • licensed to practice law in South Dakota or be qualified to waive into the Bar by reciprocity within one year of hire;
      • three years practice preferred;
      • excellent communication skills;
      • knowledge of statutes, rules, and regulations pertaining to the State of South Dakota;
      • proficient understanding of time sensitivities and confidentiality.

      About the Department: The South Dakota Department of Education is dedicated to enhancing learning through leadership and service.

      Additional Requirements: To be considered, attach your CV, unofficial law school transcripts, a writing sample, and a copy of your Bar license. 

      VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE 

      The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

      The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

      Apply at: https://scssdltmprod.agilera.net/ltm/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=1NN
      South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
      500 East Capitol
      Pierre, SD 57501-5070
      Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
      http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus


      Rosebud Sioux Tribe

      Special Assistant U.S. Attorney

      Closing Date: Ongoing

      Salary: DOE

      Qualifications:

      Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing, as well as being admitted to practice in federal court, District of South Dakota, (applicants not licensed in South Dakota will have one year to gain admittance to the South Dakota Bar), and have at least 2 years post-J.D. professional experience.  Outstanding academic record, criminal litigation experience, including trial and courtroom experience. Experience in managing investigations and violent crime experience, as well as appellate experience and strong legal research and writing ability. Investigative grand jury experience would be helpful. Experience in Indian Country criminal prosecution is preferred.

      The appointment is subject to the completion and a favorable adjudication of any background checks required by Rosebud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO), and the United States Department of Justice.  Completion of Questionnaire for Public Trust Position

      https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/724f9e_4dc5004377d24908b72cf675f7c9ec27.pdf

      and the Investigative Questionnaire for Law Enforcement Position

      https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/724f9e_9439c43c8dc24634ac18364d88ed7773.pdf

      In addition to the documentation listed above, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe requires that you complete its application found at https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/ed1fef_fa630cec5fb140beb2fb43e15f823075.pdf and send to the address listed on the Application.  No packets will be processed or considered without all of the information requested.  Please include resume and cover letter.

      Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to working full time on the investigation and prosecution of cases concerning domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, and related offenses, that are committed within the boundaries of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.  Although cases of sexual assault involving young children may be covered by this project, the USAO and the Rosebud Tribe will prioritize using resources allocated to this project to investigate and prosecute cases where adult and adolescents are victimized.  The Tribal SAUSA will divide their time between Rosebud and the USAO. The Tribal SAUSA will have responsibilities at the USAO in Pierre, South Dakota, and Rosebud, South Dakota. The Tribal SAUSA will spend the first 120 days of work exclusively at the USAO in Pierre.  Thereafter, the Tribal SAUSA will develop a schedule, with the approval of Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the USAO, keeping in mind the purpose of the OVW grant that created the position.

      The Tribal SAUSA shall be subject to the same laws, rules, regulations and policies as are applicable to all federal employees of the Department of Justice, the Executive Office for United States Attorneys and the United States Attorney's Office, including personnel policies and procedures and ethics laws, regulations, and policies. These include the standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Executive Branch, 5 C.F.R. Part 2635; supplemental standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Department of Justice, 5 C.F.R. Part 3801; federal conflict of interest laws, 18 U.S.C. Sections 202-211; and political activity restrictions, 5 U.S.C. Section 7321 et seq.


      South Dakota Voices for Peace (SDVFP) seeks a Staff Attorney to carry out direct legal services to children in immigration court, and families impacted by separation policies at the southern border, who are living in South Dakota as well as public education to immigrant communities. The Staff Attorney must be a self-motivated advocate with a passion for justice and equality and experienced in working with multilingual, vulnerable clients. This position is based in Sioux Falls, SD. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Staff Attorney will represent children and families through the immigration process, including immigration court work. The Staff Attorney will also present trainings to impacted communities to understand the immigration process and Know Your Rights. Immigration Court is in Fort Snelling, MN.

      Primary Responsibilities:

      • Conduct intakes, legal research, fact development, work with multilingual clients, draft and file immigration filings, affidavits, briefs, prepare clients for interviews and court proceedings.
      • Represent clients through immigration court proceedings and understand EOIR practices and procedures.
      • Stay abreast of all policy and rule changes in immigration law.
      • Work with case manager to develop sound strategies in case management.
      • Work with colleagues to develop public education materials and communication strategies.
      • Conduct presentations in multilingual communities by articulating the interests and position of SDVFP.
      • Work with SD Voices for Justice lobbyists to advance the goals of SD Voices and coalition partners on goals of immigration. Support legislative advocacy with legal and policy analysis.
      • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
      • Commit to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.
      • Travel as required. 

      This is a full-time position with salary commensurate with experience. Health benefits; generous paid holidays; flexible schedule an option; AILA membership, malpractice insurance and SD Bar dues included.

      Qualifications:

      • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of SD Voices for Peace and SD Voices for Justice.
      • D. degree and 1-3 years experience in the legal field.
      • Licensed to practice law in any U.S. jurisdiction with the ability to join the South Dakota Bar (willing to take the next bar examination or waive in).
      • Passionate commitment to and familiarity with immigrants’ rights, racial and social justice, and state issues around immigration.
      • Demonstrated ability to work with vulnerable clients.
      • Demonstrated ability to work with multilingual clients and interpreters.
      • Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken) preferred but not necessary.
      • Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team.
      • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

      To Apply:

      Email a one page cover letter with salary requirements, resume and one writing sample (1000 word max) in one PDF file to Executive Director, Taneeza Islam taneeza@southdakotavoicesforpeace.org Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


      The law firm of Strange, Farrell, Johnson & Brewers, P.C. has an opening for an attorney with one to five years of experience in family law and/or criminal defense. The ideal candidate for this position must be a problem solver and detail-oriented.  Candidates for this position must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. All applications will be confidential and should be directed to Gregory T. Brewers and/or Eric A. Lovro, 4420 South Technology Drive, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106 or eric@strangelaw.com


      ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE

      JOB DESCRIPTION

      POSITION:               Assistant Attorney General

      SUPERVISOR:         RST Attorney General  

      SALARY:                  Negotiable

      LOCATION:             Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Rosebud, SD.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

      1. Must be a graduate of an accredited Law School with a JURIS DOCTORATE degree.
      2. Must be a member in good standing of the South Dakota State Bar and the Sicangu Oyate Bar Association or willing to become so within one year. Must be admitted to practice before the courts of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and to the courts of the United States and courts of other states or courts of other tribal and foreign nations or willing to become a member within one year from hire. Must be of high moral character and integrity.
      3. Have not been convicted of any felony.
      4. Be physically able to carry out the duties of this office.
      5. Must have extensive experience and knowledge of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Constitution, criminal and civil law and Federal law. Must have litigation experience in Tribal, state and Federal courts. Litigate cases involving criminal law, civil rights, juvenile justice, Indian Law and ICWA.
      6. Shall not be an incumbent judge of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal System.
      7. Must complete SF-85P Security Questionnaire and pass a Background Investigation.

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      In accordance with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe the Assistant Attorney General shall assist the Attorney General including, but not limited to the following duties and responsibilities:

      1. Assist the Chief Judicial Officer for enforcement of Tribal law represent the Rosebud Sioux Tribe on law enforcement legal issues to which the Tribe is a party provided the Tribal Council shall approve any action prior to any filing in any court(s) by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Attorney General, and supervise and direct the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Department of Justice.
      2. Assist the Chief Judicial Officer for the enforcement of Tribal law of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and shall enforce tribal criminal law, tribal civil and criminal regulatory law and regulations, treaty and Federal Indian law; as well as supervise the RST Prosecutor’s Office, work with the RST Criminal Investigation department and RST Law Enforcement Services Department.
      3. Assist the Chief Judicial Officer for the enforcement of Tribal law shall consult, collaborate and work with the United States Attorney to enforce law and order on the Rosebud Reservation; and also to promote tribal Criminal Jurisdiction and shall review and supervise the gathering of evidence by law enforcement officers to make sure each case is promptly and fairly presented to the proper Tribal or Federal Court.
      4. Assist and consult and advise the governing body on legal issues. Protection of Tribal members and the interests of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in the Tribal, State, and Federal courts in litigation and cases involving Criminal Law, Federal Civil Rights, Juvenile Justice, and Indian law.  Provide for the protection of all minors, mentally incompetent, and any others who need protection and assistance for reason of health, age, or other extenuating circumstances.  Supervise all reports and cases alleging child abuse, child neglect, child-in-need of care or supervision.  Supervise all cases and reports of elderly abuse and neglect.  Supervise and direct the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Judiciary Department to provide whatever services are needed for the protection of all Tribal members.  Responsibility for overall enforcement of Tribal Civil regulatory authority, and other duties assigned by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council and President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
      5. Assist when requested, in issuing legal opinions to the governing body concerning the legal interpretation of any proposed or actual law or activity.
      6. Must serve as overall legal representative of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
      7. Must have some knowledge of areas of legal research relating to Federal Indian Law, hunting and fishing, water law, taxation, Tribal, State, and Federal jurisdiction, liquor laws, and gaming.
      8. Must demonstrate general knowledge of Federal regulations relating to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
      9. Assist in duties and responsibilities which includes the overall legal representation of Tribal programs, code drafting, including Constitutional review and amendments, drafts explanations for amendments to the Constitution. Initiatives, referendums, recall and removal, issues legal opinions at the request of the President and the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council.  Drafts and reviews revisions to the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Law and Order Code.  Ensures compliance of Tribal law with any Federal law and grant conditions, and supervises and provide legal counsel and advice in Indian Child Welfare cases including review and supervision of temporary and permanent foster care placement.
      10. Pass drug test.
      11. Other duties assigned by the Attorney General.

      MAGISTRATE JUDGE

      Second Judicial Circuit

      Sioux Falls, South Dakota

      Requisition #:  J20-09

      Agency: Unified Judicial System

      Salary:   $105,350.22 annually

      Closing Date:  September 30, 2019

      Position Purpose: Position performs highly responsible legal work in the disposition of certain types of cases in magistrate court in the Second Judicial Circuit.  This position may require travel.  Work involves responsibility for hearing and ruling on certain cases of Drug/DUI court, traffic, civil, criminal and small claims matters.  Work is supervised by the Presiding Judge of the judicial circuit.  Position includes generous benefits program with retirement system, health and life benefits, vacation plan and other options.

      Duties may include:

      • administering oaths;
      • taking acknowledgements;
      • issuing warrants of arrest, search and seizure warrants;
      • acting as committing magistrate;
      • fixing bond;
      • handling initial action on protection orders;
      • reading or listening to allegations;
      • determining if action cited is supported by facts;
      • hearing and evaluating evidence;
      • trying and determining all cases of misdemeanor and actions or proceedings for violation of any ordinance by law or other police regulation of a political subdivision;
      • taking pleas of guilty;
      • taking forfeitures of appearance bonds;
      • trying civil actions or small claims up to a specific jurisdictional amount;
      • participating and assisting with Drug Court and/or DUI court;
      • taking evidence;
      • entering judgment;
      • occasional work on weekends and holidays.

      Comments:   Graduation from an accredited law school and experience in the practice of law.  Licensed to practice law in the State of South Dakota.  Applicants must meet the State of South Dakota Constitutional requirements set in Article V Section 6 upon appointment.  This position is appointed by the Presiding Judge of the judicial circuit, subject to approval by the Supreme Court, for a four-year term subject to potential renewal.  The applicant recommended for appointment will undergo an intensive background investigation.  

      To Apply: Applicants must complete a letter of interest and personal data questionnaire.  The personal data questionnaire can be obtained by accessing the following link http://ujs.sd.gov/uploads/hr/MagistratePDQ.pdf

      or contacting the Human Resources office.  All personal data questionnaires must be submitted by the closing date to: 

      PMB 2713-000

      Director of Human Resources

      Unified Judicial System

      500 East Capitol Avenue

      Pierre, SD  57501

      Phone: (605) 773-4867; Fax: (605) 773-8437

      Lisa.Mammenga@ujs.state.sd.us

      An Equal Opportunity Employer


      The ACLU’s National Chapter office in Sioux Falls, SD seeks applications for the full-time position of Legal Director.

      Reporting to the Executive Director, the Legal Director will lead and expand the ACLU legal program across South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming, including developing and litigating high-impact cases and managing the legal department. The Legal Director will be responsible for setting the overall legal strategy to advance the ACLU’s mission, as well as handling the day-to-day management of legal staff and cooperating attorneys.

      As a critical member of the office's senior management team, the Legal Director will provide strategic leadership on both litigation and non-litigation legal advocacy in priority areas of criminal justice, immigrants’ rights, indigenous justice, and LGBTQ equality, as well as other areas including First Amendment rights.

      For a complete job description please click on the following link.

      https://www.aclusd.org/en/jobs/legal-director


      ASSITANT CITY ATTORNEY II

      The City of Sioux City is looking to fill the position of Assistant City Attorney II; Annual Salary Range $81,521 to $114,146. The Level II deals with serious and complicated aspects of the practice of law. Responsibilities include negotiation and trial primarily civil litigation, preparation of major contracts and documents, and litigation of labor matters; handles personnel issues including attending pre-disciplinary and grievance hearings; answers research and opinion requests from municipal departments including review of subpoenas issued to employees and/or departments; train law enforcement officers in civil liability and criminal and case law changes; reviews contracts, bid proposals and department policies; prepares, prosecutes or defends and tries jury and non-jury cases which include torts, civil rights actions, labor disputes, condemnations, workers compensation, administrative appeals and contract actions; determines whether or not a case should be tried; may direct Assistant City Attorney I in this activity. Five years’ experience as an attorney with specialization in municipal law, graduation from a recognized law school and admission to the Bar of the State of Iowa or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.

      Please include with your application a Cover Letter, Resume, Legal Writing Sample and References.

      Applications accepted starting August 16, 2019 through September 17, 2019.

      For a complete job description, minimum qualifications and to apply, please visit our website at:
      www.Sioux-city.org
      or go straight to our Job Opportunities at:
      https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/siouxcity

      Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE


      ACS Seeks Assistant Director of Chapters

      ACS has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director of Chapters to help manage a growing national network of over 200 lawyer and law student chapters in cities across the country, and support the overall work of the Department of Network Advancement. The ideal candidate could be based in Washington, DC, or could work remotely from a location other than Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Houston, or Los Angeles where ACS currently has staff.  

      RESPONSIBILITIES

      The Assistant Director of Chapters will assist in:

      • Managing the existing network of ACS lawyer chapters across the country and strategic expansion of ACS lawyer chapters in new cities and states;
      • Managing and strengthening the existing network of ACS student chapters across the country;
      • Building a vibrant, diverse, active and cohesive network for members at all stages of their careers;
      • Facilitating programming for chapters;
      • Approving and handling funding for chapter events;
      • Implementing the division’s budget and strategic priorities;
      • Integrating chapter activities and chapter members into ACS’s various substantive initiatives;
      • Developing and planning signature events to raise money and to raise ACS’s profile and broaden its impact in key legal markets around the country;
      • Facilitating outreach to chapter members and outside organizations;
      • Working to ensure career-long engagement of recent law school graduates and law students with the ACS network;
      • Coordinating the participation of network members with ACS special projects and career opportunities; and
      • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time within the overall department.

      DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

      The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and personal attributes: 

      • Campaign or other organizing experience
      • Would do anything for a networking opportunity (loves it, loves it, loves it!)
      • Strong attention to detail 
      • Ability to absorb information about several moving parts
      • Works equally well with millennials, members of Gen Z, law students, new and seasoned lawyers, scholars, judges and public officials
      • Event planning experience
      • Excellent writing skills
      • Thrives in an outcome-driven work culture
      • Performs well in a team environment, but can also consistently accomplish tasks independently
      • Knowledge of current legal and public policy issues
      • Some travel for meetings and events is required
      • JD and 1+ years of post-law school experience
      • Social media, HTML and Excel experience are a plus

      Salary will be commensurate with experience. ACS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. ACS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability and veteran status. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, & list of three references to jobs@acslaw.org.


      U.S. Bank Personal Trust RM Player/Coach

      At U.S. Bank, we're passionate about helping customers and the communities where we live and work. The fifth-largest bank in the United States, we’re one of the country's most respected, innovative and successful financial institutions. U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.

      Responsible for managing a team responsible for developing, managing, and retaining Personal Trust account relationships.  The team provides clients with expert financial advice and counsel in all areas of Personal Trust and is knowledgeable about all other related U.S. Bancorp products and services.  Incumbent develops and executes the team’s business plan.  Incumbent plays a leadership role within Personal Trust.

      Job Responsibilities

      • Sustain profitability and growth of unit(s).
      • Provide strategic direction and leadership to pursue objectives of unit(s).
      • Create and maintain cost-effective programs for unit(s).
      • Actively ensure compliance with all US Bancorp policies and procedures such as Code of Ethics and all Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, information security and suspicious activity reporting requirements, ETC.

      Qualifications

      • 8+ years of banking experience
      • 3+ years of management experience
      • BA/MBA in finance, accounting, or other related field
      • Well-developed leadership abilities and strategic management skills
      • Knowledge of unit(s) and relation to industry
      • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
      • Well-developed analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
      • Considerable tact, diplomacy and people skills

      https://usbank.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=190021216 


      McDonough Law Firm, a reginal law firm, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced contract attorney.  A minimum of 2 years civil litigation is preferred. Candidates must be licensed in South Dakota and be able to handle a case from inception through pre-trial work with little or no supervision. 

      Please submit cover letter, writing sample and resume by email to crystal@mcdonoughlawllc.com.  Please reference “SD Contract Attorney” in the subject line.

      No recruiter or telephone calls please.

      McDonough Law LLC is an equal opportunity employer


      Ver Beek Law, Prof. L.L.C. is seeking an ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY for our Sioux Falls office. We are looking for candidates with experience levels ranging from newly licensed lawyers to those with several years of experience. Only candidates seeking a long-term employment opportunity will be considered. The position offers competitive salary. Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to kelsey@verbeeklaw.com.


      ASSOCIATE JUDGE

      SWO TRIBAL COURT

      APPOINTED BY: Tribal Council

      REVIEW COMMITTEE: Judicial Committee

      TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Four (4) years

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      Arbitrates, advises, administer justice in the court to flaw.

      Establishes standard rules and procedures for legal matters.

      Reads or listens to allegations made by plaintiff in civil suites and determines if action cited is supported by facts.

      Examines evidence on criminal cases to determine if charges are true or determine if evidence will be supported by facts.

      Listens to presentations of cases, rules on admissibility of evidence, and settled disputes.

      Instructs jury on applications o facts to questions of law involved.

      Sentences defendants in criminal cases upon conviction, or determines liability of defendants in civil cases.

      Represents the tribe in State court proceedings, drafts appropriate notices, petitions and briefs and makes ultimate decisions regarding all Indian Child Welfare Act matters after consultation with the Child Protection Program and other appropriate persons.

      Performs all other duties consistent with the purpose of this position and as assigned by the Chief Judge.

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Juris-doctorate degree required. Extensive background in India Law as it applies to Indian Country. Applicants must be familiar with Acts of Congress pertaining to the jurisdiction of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Must have five (5) years of experiences as a practicing Attorney in State and Federal Court, and two (2) years as a practicing attorney in Tribal Court. Must adhere to the Tribe’s drug free work place policy.


      CHIEF JUDGE

      SWO TRIBAL COURT

      APPOINTED BY: Tribal Council

      REVIEW COMMITTEE: Judicial Committee

      TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Four (4) years

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      Arbitrates, advises, administer justice in the court to flaw.

      Establishes standard rules and procedures for legal matters.

      Reads or listens to allegations made by plaintiff in civil suites and determines if action cited is supported by facts.

      Examines evidence on criminal cases to determine if charges are true or determine if evidence will be supported by facts.

      Listens to presentations of cases, rules on admissibility of evidence, and settled disputes.

      Instructs jury on applications o facts to questions of law involved.

      Sentences defendants in criminal cases upon conviction, or determines liability of defendants in civil cases.

      Represents the tribe in State court proceedings, drafts appropriate notices, petitions and briefs and makes ultimate decisions regarding all Indian Child Welfare Act matters after consultation with the Child Protection Program and other appropriate persons.

      Performs all other duties consistent with the purpose of this position.

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Juris-doctorate degree required. Extensive background in India Law as it applies to Indian Country. Applicants must be familiar with Acts of Congress pertaining to the jurisdiction of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Must have five (5) years of experiences as a practicing Attorney in State and Federal Court, and two (2) years as a practicing attorney in Tribal Court. Must adhere to the Tribe’s drug free work place policy.


      Established intellectual property firm seeks a patent attorney to assist with expanding its focused IP practice to Sioux Falls South Dakota.  Candidates must be admitted to the patent bar, have a few years of patent prosecution experience, and have, or be open to acquiring, experience and skills in areas including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and domain names.  Fluency in one or more foreign languages welcome, but not necessary.  Admission or eligibility for admission to the South Dakota Bar required.

      Confidential Inquiries may be made to:  C/o Jamison Rounds PO Box 705 Crooks SD, or via email:  Jamison@Valuevisor.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 and business sections, which include work in trusts & estates, real estate, corporate law, and business transactions. 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 and to those who have work experience outside the practice of law. 

      Start Date: Upon graduation from law school.

      Benefits include generous 401K match, profit sharing, health insurance, annual CLE tuition, professional dues and memberships, and numerous incidental benefits including reimbursement for bar prep classes and license application fees and expense reimbursement related to bar exam

      Direct resume, cover letter, and law school transcript to Paul Tschetter, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 5015, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5015 or to pwtschetter@boycelaw.com.  


      ATTORNEY

      Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, a national law firm, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced contract attorney.  A minimum of 5 years civil litigation and insurance defense work, is preferred.  Excellent academic credentials with proven skills in writing, analysis and research are required.  Candidates must be licensed in South Dakota and be able to handle a case from inception through pre-trial work with little or no supervision. 

      Please submit cover letter, writing sample and resume by email to ntanner@grsm.com.  Please reference “SD Contract Attorney” in the subject line.

      No recruiter or telephone calls please.

      Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is an equal opportunity employer


      Program Attorney

      The National Judicial College seeks an experienced Program Attorney responsible for researching, designing and implementing continuing judicial education programs. Under direction of the Academic Director the Program Attorney will: 

      • Manage NJC’s Tribal Judicial Center including supervision of program manager.
      • Research, design and implement curricula for in-person and web-based continuing judicial education programs.
      • Identify and recruit judicial, medical, legal, and other professional faculty.
      • Develop faculty, provide feedback on performance and presentation style.
      • Edit faculty-provided material for accuracy and compliance with NJC standards.
      • Analyze enrollment trends and promote NJC products through a wide array of marketing tactics to increase judicial participation.
      • Lead manager/administrator team during all stages of course facilitation.
      • Handle all logistics for off-site courses including direct contact with host site staff.
      • Participate in grant concept papers and applications, including deliverable identification, budgeting time and expenditures, and project length. Ensures deliverables are met.
      • Develop yearly program budgets.
      • Assist in all areas of the Academic Department and special projects as required.
      • Continually uphold the NJC values of maintaining an absolute commitment to justice, delivering and inspiring excellence and innovation in our work, championing integrity, and demonstrating engaged leadership.
      • Depending on experience, position may be filled as a Senior Program Attorney or Tribal Program Attorney.

      KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

      • Law degree from an ABA accredited law school.
      • Exemplary written and verbal communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely.
      • Ability to be professional and diplomatic, and relate well with individuals at all levels.
      • Excellent organization and time management skills.
      • The ability to manage multiple priorities and produce under tight deadlines.
      • Flexibility to handle multiple priorities with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly changing business conditions.
      • Broad based knowledge of issues that come before the nation’s judiciary.
      • Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs and databases required.
      • Travel as required.

       PREFERRED SKILLS

      • Experience with events planning, program or project management, or meeting planning preferred.
      • CJE/CLE program design experience preferred.

      This position is open until filled; salary DOE.  To apply please visit: jobs.judges.org


      The ACLU of South Dakota seeks applicants for a full-time Indigenous Justice Organizer position, which will be located in its Rapid City, South Dakota office. The ACLU-SD defends civil liberties and civil rights in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming through litigation, legislation, and public education.

      Reporting to the Director of Campaigns, the Indigenous Justice Organizer will work to implement a community outreach strategy to build scalable public education and advocacy programs, while incorporating organizing, coalition-building, leadership development, communication, and lobbying tactics.

      RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Execute effective organizing plans with motivating tactics for volunteers that balance achieving immediate campaign goals with building long-term volunteer capacity.
      • Develop, strengthen, and nurture alliances and work in coalition with tribal leaders, community members, and other stakeholders in South Dakota and North Dakota.
      • Recruit and train community leaders and volunteers in support of campaigns.
      • Elevate the stories and experiences of impacted communities and individuals, ensuing that the interests and vision of impacted populations and the broader community are reflected in campaigns.
      • Develop advocacy materials including fact sheets, toolkits, action alerts, blog posts, and social media content in collaboration with the Communications Director and Communications Associate.
      • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion within the workplace; using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance
      • Other duties as assigned.

      QUALIFICATIONS

      • History of living in or working with Indigenous communities, preferably in South Dakota or North Dakota.
      • Knowledge regarding current Indigenous movements, including: Standing Rock, Keystone XL, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
      • Three years’ experience in community/field organizing and base building.
      • Ability to work on fast-paced campaigns with many moving pieces and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
      • Self-starting and willing to learn.
      • Ability to travel across the state, as necessary, and participate in occasional evening and weekend meetings.

      HOW TO APPLY

      Please send cover letter and resume by email to HRJobsSD@aclu.org.Reference [ASD-91] in subject line.

      Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

      This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

      This is a two year, grant funded position. 


      The First National Bank in Sioux Falls is accepting applications for an Estate Settlement Administrator.  This is an excellent opportunity to join an industry leading Wealth Management team with a focus on providing excellent service and expertise.  This position will handle administration of Estate accounts naming The First National Bank in Sioux Falls in a fiduciary capacity and assist with Irrevocable Trusts where the work involved is gathering and distributing decedent’s assets in accordance with testamentary documents. At times, the Specialist will also cover administration of open accounts when an Administrator is absent.  Will handle Medicaid applications for clients whose assets are depleted. Will maintain close communication with personal trust officer, beneficiaries, and professionals to accomplish goals and objectives of account relationships and cohesively and collaboratively work with other trust officers and risk management to share knowledge on unique and unusual assets. Will also assist with business development activities of the Wealth Management Department.

      Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and attain a CFP, CTFA or CIFRS certification within five years of employment.  Three to Five years of Trust or Banking/Financial services experience or an advanced degree are preferred.  Please visit our Careers page to learn more about us and to apply: www.fnbsf.com/careers.


      Chief Civil Deputy State's Attorney - Lincoln County

      SALARY: $2,536.00-$3,752.80 Biweekly   OPENING DATE: 7/9/19   CLOSING DATE: Continuous

      With budget approval, a compensation study is anticipated to be implemented at the end of 2020. The potential salary range is projected to be $3,779.20 - $5,592.80 Biweekly.

      GENERAL INFORMATION:

      The State's Attorney invites applications for the position of Chief Civil Deputy State's Attorney. The Chief Civil Deputy State's Attorney performs supervisory and complex professional legal work in the civil representation of Lincoln County in state and federal courts and before administrative and legislative agencies and bodies.  Responsibilities include providing legal advice and representation to County officials and staff, prosecuting violations of state law and County ordinances, drafting, filing and presenting proposed legislation and performing a variety of public relations functions.

      EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

      • Represent and advise the Board of County Commissioners, elected and non-elected county department heads, and county agencies and offices on litigation and legal issues by attending commission meetings, drafting correspondence, giving oral and written legal opinions, and preparing and reviewing contracts, agreements, easements, bid specifications, civil/criminal proceedings, and other legal documents.
      • Represent the County in criminal, involuntary civil commitment and juvenile case proceedings, prepare and present cases for legal proceedings, perform pre-trial motion practice, and perform appellate work.
      • Supervise and assign work to paralegals, provide direction to attorneys and other staff, consult in the planning, development, and implementation of office policy and procedures for State's Attorney's Office, and assist the State's Attorney on internal personnel issues.
      • Prepare and present training to County officials on legal issues involving county government, coordinate and plan with other governmental legal and management staff at the municipal, township, state, and federal levels of government on county issues.
      • Represent the State's Attorney's Office and Lincoln County at public, private, and inter-governmental programs and events, attend speaking obligations and educational functions, and communicate with the media.
      • Assist and advise County offices on the collection of obligations to the County. Review mortgage foreclosure actions.
      • Draft, file and present proposed County ordinances and state legislation, lobby legislative and other State governmental agencies on the operation and funding issues of county governments.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

      Graduation from a college of law and attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and five years of relevant legal work experience, along with 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.  Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered.

      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

      Demonstrated leadership abilities, supervisory skills, and strong organizational and motivational skills.

      APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.lincolncountysd.org


      Tenure-Track Position in Criminal Law

      The University of South Dakota School of Law looks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor, dependent upon qualifications, with expertise in the fields of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. This position is on the tenure track and will start at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year.

      The successful candidate will teach our Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Advanced Criminal Procedure courses. The remainder of the course package will be subject to negotiation. Areas of potential interest include dispute resolution, insurance, bankruptcy, secured transactions, cyberlaw, intellectual property, and agricultural law.

      Individuals appointed to tenure-track positions are expected to fulfill the tripartite responsibilities of teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction (a state or the District of Columbia).

      The University of South Dakota embraces and practices the values of diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA

      Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/. For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. Please include your application letter, vita, and the names and addresses of three current references.

      Inquiries may be directed to Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. You may also send a message by email to Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu, or you may call at 605-658-3509.


      DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

      Seeking a compassionate attorney with excellent advocacy skills who are committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system. Will defend clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses, involuntary commitment proceedings for mental illness or chemical abuse, abuse and neglect proceedings, and juvenile delinquency matters.

      Requires graduation from an accredited law school, JD degree, and have either passed the South Dakota bar exam and eligible to practice law in SD; or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next SD bar exam; or be a recent or imminent graduate able to sit for the next SD Bar Exam. Bilingual skills a plus. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.  Hiring range is $2,603.20 - $3,093.60/biweekly DOQ, with full earning potential up to $3,768.80/biweekly.

      Minnehaha County offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a generous paid time off program, extended sick leave, retirement, and an employee assistance program. 

      For a full list of qualifications and to apply visit:  http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. EO/AA Employer.  Contact HR with questions at 605-367-4337.


      DEPUTY DIRECTOR – MISSION, SOUTH DAKOTA

      DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Deputy Director position in our Mission, South Dakota, office. DPLS provides free legal services to low income and elderly clients located primarily in the western half of South Dakota and to Native American clients located throughout South Dakota and on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation which extends into North Dakota.
      QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must be admitted to practice law in the courts of at least one state 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; have at least one year of experience in the practice of poverty law or Native American law with trial experience in state and federal courts or two years of experience in the general practice of law; have a demonstrated interest in poverty law and sensitivity to the legal needs of low income clients; have strong writing skills; and be familiar with budgets or be willing to learn.
      The Deputy Director assists the Executive Director in overseeing the operation of DPLS and will have primary responsibility for fundraising, overseeing the Human Relations functions of DPLS, staff development and training.
      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, dpls@venturecomm.net
      Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


      General Counsel(Job Id 12021)
      Location: Pierre Employment Type: Permanent Employee
      Agency: Education Post Date: 05/17/2019
      Description
      PLEASE ATTACH THE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS
      PAGE
      Job ID: 12021
      Agency: Department of Education - Division of the Secretary
      Salary: $79,000 - $85,000 annually, depending on experience
      Closing Date: Open Until Filled
      For more information on the Department of Education, please visit http://doe.sd.gov/.
      The South Dakota Department of Education is seeking a full-time attorney to provide legal services
      to department staff and associated boards and commissions. This position reports directly to the
      Secretary of Education and is supported by one deputy attorney and a legal assistant.
      Responsibilities include:
      represent the department as a Special Assistant Attorney General in administrative proceedings
      and litigation in State and federal court;
      •provide legal advice and representation to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Division Directors of the department, the South Dakota Board of Education Standards, teacher and administrator ethics commissions, and the State Library Board;
      • coordinate investigations regarding teacher and administrator ethics issues;
      • provide legal advice and counsel to department staff regarding interpretation and application of State and federal laws related to education, schools, public finance, and public agencies;
      • lead legislative efforts by drafting bills, advocating for department policies, and testifying before legislative committees;
      • draft administrative rules and coordinate the department's rules process;
      • respond to legal inquiries from school districts and the public;
      • review contracts, joint powers agreements, and related documents;
      • other duties as assigned.
      Minimal travel required.
      This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
      Licenses and Certifications:
      Graduate of an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in South Dakota or ability to become
      licensed within one year of employment.
      The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
      • excellent written and verbal communication skills;
      • prior experience or interest in education law and policy;
      • the ability to organize and prioritize tasks;
      • ability to analyze complex technical issues, facts, evidence and precedents to arrive at a logical
      interpretation;
      • ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with diverse groups;
      • a strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude.

      Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume, cover letter and three references.
      The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons
      hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an
      Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

      The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous
      vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please
      visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/index.html. This position is a member
      of Class A retirement under SDRS.
      Apply at: http://tinyurl.com/y4s7e578
      South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
      500 East Capitol
      Pierre, SD 57501-5070
      Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
      "An Equal Opportunity Employer"


       

      MANAGING ATTORNEY - PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

      DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Managing Attorney position in our Pine Ridge, South Dakota, branch office. The Pine Ridge office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Shannon, 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. If Applicant does not possess this experience we would consider Applicant for a staff attorney position until qualified to be a Managing Attorney.
      SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience. DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).
      CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
      APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls@venturecomm.net
      Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


      STAFF ATTORNEY – SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA

      DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Sisseton, South Dakota, office. The Sisseton office serves the Lake Traverse, Flandreau and Yankton Indian Reservations in South Dakota and Grant, Roberts and Charles Mix counties in South Dakota, as well as Native Americans in the eastern half of 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, dpls@venturecomm.net.
      Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


      West Dakota Water Development District

      Request for Proposals Legal Services

      West Dakota Water Development District (WDWDD), a political subdivision of the State of South Dakota, seeks to enter into a contractual relationship with a South Dakota licensed attorney with administrative law and contract experience to serve as an as-needed General Counsel. Counsel will provide legal advice and services to the WDWDD and assist the Board of Directors as requested in accordance with WDWDD bylaws and policies. The contractual relationship between the WDWDD and attorney will be a fee for services basis with no retainer.

      WDWDD encourages those seeking to present proposals to be familiar with the mission and objectives of the District: www.westdakotawater.com and have an interest in water conservation and management.

      Legal services will may include, but are not limited to:

      • Drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements
      • Rendering general legal advice
      • Drafting and reviewing Board policies
      • Providing other legal services as directed by the Board

      WDWDD typically has entered into contractual relationships with entities such as those listed below but not to exclude others:

      • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
      • United States Geological Survey
      • State of South Dakota agencies
      • City of Rapid City
      • United States Bureau of Reclamation

      The deadline for receiving proposals is three weeks from the publication date in the June 2019 South Dakota State Bar Association Newsletter and publication of the request for proposal in the WDWDD official newspapers: Rapid City Journal, Hill City Prevailer, and Wall Courant.

      Proposals will be received via USPS mail at:

      Mr. Daniel Mulally

      Project Administrator

      West Dakota Water Development District

      402 St. Joseph St., Suite 6

      Rapid City, SD  57703

      Or by email at: wdwdd0@outlook.com

      All proposals shall include a cover letter and resume. The cover letter should set forth the rationale and interest in holding the position to assist the WDWDD. Each proposal should include an hourly rate and any minimum fee for services. A rate sheet should be included for other costs such as travel, copying, para-legal work and other items anticipated to be billed separately from the hourly legal rate.


      Experienced Litigation Attorney – Sioux Falls

      Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., is a progressive and diverse full-service law firm with three offices in South Dakota, serving clients locally, regionally, and nationally.  Our Sioux Falls office is seeking to add an experienced attorney to its litigation group.  Our Firm’s litigation group not only does insurance defense work, but also personal injury, commercial, construction, and trust litigation.  The ideal candidate for this position must have at least five years of litigation experience, including trial work, and must be a problem solver and detail-oriented.  Candidates for this position must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and must be licensed in South Dakota or willing to sit for the next South Dakota bar exam.  Lynn Jackson offers a competitive salary, as well as an excellent benefit package, and our attorneys are provided with the latest in technology and continuing education to assist in their practice area.  All applications will be confidential and should be directed to Eric Kerkvliet, 110 N. Minnesota Ave., Suite 400, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or ekerkvliet@lynnjackson.com


      Transactional Associate Position

      Davenport Evans is seeking an associate to work in its business transactions practice group.  The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience in real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business entity matters, and/or other transactional experience. In addition, the candidate must have excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing and verbal communication skills. Law firm experience is preferred but not required. The candidate should be competitively ranked in their law school class or have graduated from a top-tier law school. The candidate must be in good standing with the South Dakota Bar, or eligible to sit for admission to the South Dakota Bar. Interested candidates may direct a resume and cover letter to David Rezac at drezac@dehs.com or Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, 206 West 14th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.  All inquiries will be kept confidential.  Learn more about Davenport Evans at www.dehs.com.


      Attorney – Department of Revenue

      Pierre, SD

      Why the Department of Revenue
      At the Department of Revenue, culture is everything. It’s at the heart of what we do for our employees, community, and our customers – the citizens of South Dakota. Our work is driven with a vision to create an open and collaborative environment that provides professional customer service, contributes to a favorable economic climate, and is accountable to the citizens of South Dakota. Sound like a good fit? As a Department of Revenue employee, here’s what you’ll experience –

      Innovation –We are always looking for new ways to push forward and evolve.

      Professional growth– We provide new challenges for you to tackle and provide valuable trainings.

      Career development – Investing in our employees’ development through our onboarding, mentoring, and leadership programs.

      Fit – We promote a flexible work/life balance while you do what you do best every day.
      Collaboration – You have the ability to work with all divisions within the department as a member of the Legal team.
      Giving back to the community – We offer opportunities to support local organizations throughout the year.

      Who we want

      • An attorney interested in practicing within a broad range of legal subjects, including, but not limited to: taxation, Indian law, motor vehicle, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, lottery, and gaming.
      • A highly motivated and experienced attorney with a passion for service and desire to make a difference.
      • A dedicated individual who will represent the Department of Revenue with strong leadership skills and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible and sensitive issues.

       What you will do

      The duties of the Attorney include:

      • Representing the department before state and federal court.
      • Preparing briefs and participating in oral arguments.
      • Providing legal services to all divisions with the department.
      • Drafting administrative rules and assisting with the promulgation process.
      • Providing legal advice to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Division Directors of the department.
      • Drafting and reviewing contracts and Requests for Proposals.
      • Collaborating with other State agencies and departments.

       What you need

      Education/Licenses:

      • Graduate of an accredited law school.
      • Licensed to practice law in South Dakota or ability to become licensed within six months of employment.

      The ideal candidate will have:

      • Experience in state and federal court.
      • Knowledge of litigation practice and strategies.
      • Prior experience or interest in Indian law.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Ability to analyze complex technical issues, facts, evidence and precedents to arrive at a logical interpretation.
      • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with diverse groups.

       Equally as important will be a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills, discretion, confidentiality, and a positive attitude!

      If you enjoy a fast pace, working with a fun group, and are comfortable both implementing and accepting changes, you're going to enjoy this position!

      Job Position Location: Pierre.  However, we are willing to discuss the possibility of relocation to one of our field offices statewide once the employee has the experience and knowledge of necessary department procedures and subjects.

      Salary: $65,000 - $85,000 annually, depending on experience. Apply on line at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus and reference job #11916


      Bangs McCullen Law Firm has an immediate opening for a LITIGATION ATTORNEY in its Rapid City office. Candidates should have three to five years of legal experience.  Excellent academic credentials and writing skills are required.  Confidential inquires, including a resume and cover letter should be directed to Barb Dreyer, Bangs McCullen Law Firm, P.O. Box 2670, Rapid City, SD 57709 or bdreyer@bangsmccullen.com.  We offer a competitive salary and benefit package.  For more information please visit www.bangsmccullen.com.


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


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


      Deputy State’s Attorney

      Lincoln County State’s Attorney’s Office

      Lincoln County invites applications for a Deputy State’s Attorney. The Deputy State's Attorney performs routine professional legal work in the prosecution of civil and criminal crimes, juvenile crimes, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases in Lincoln County. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a college of law, attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination.  Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. $2,305.60 -  $2,544.80 bi-weekly. To view a full listing of qualifications and to apply visit: http://www.lincolncountysd.org then click on the Employment tab. Application deadline: Continuous. Contact Human Resources with questions at 605-764-6609. Equal Opportunity Employer.


      ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY--Rawlings, Ellwanger, Mohrhauser, Nelson & Roe, L.L.P., an established “AV” rated law firm in Sioux City is seeking to hire an attorney to work in the areas of business, real estate, probate and estate planning.  Candidates will be organized and possess excellent writing and oral skills.  We offer competitive salary, 401(k), health insurance, CLE and bar dues.  Membership in Nebraska and/or South Dakota bars a plus.  Confidential inquiries, including resume, should be sent to Kathleen Roe, 522 4th Street, Suite 300, Sioux City, Iowa, 51101, or kroe@rawlings-law.com.


      FINANCIAL INSTITUTION EXAMINER—South Dakota Division of Banking

      The Division of Banking is seeking inquisitive and analytical applicants with excellent communication skills to join our team of professional Financial Institution Examiners in Pierre or Sioux Falls. The Division regulates the state's banking, trust, and financial services industries to assure confidence in financial markets and services. Examiners determine the condition of state-chartered banks, trust companies, and other licensed financial institutions; evaluate adequacy of internal control procedures; determine compliance with State and Federal statutes related to banking, trust, licensing, and consumer protection; evaluate trust and loan administration and corresponding investment portfolios for prudence, quality, and suitability; make recommendations on findings; and investigate consumer complaints related to supervised financial institutions.

      Bachelor's degree in banking, finance, accounting, business, economics, or a related field, and advanced degrees (JD, MBA, etc.) preferred.

      Starting salary: $40,000 - $45,000 annually, depending on experience. Excellent training and salary advancement opportunities.

      No previous examination experience necessary. Overnight travel is required. For more information visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/index.html. Apply at:

      To be considered, please attach a letter of interest, post-secondary transcripts, and a writing sample. The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance, ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, plus medical, dental, vision, and other benefits.


      Due to recent career changes by May Adam lawyers, we are searching for the right person or persons to join our law firm on a partnership track. We have an established vibrant practice serving government, corporate and individual clients statewide. Our associates are mentored by experienced lawyers and are exposed to a number of areas of practice. We seek bright engaging persons, whether experienced or new admittees to the bar who are motivated and have a record of success to forward a letter, transcript and resume to Doug Abraham at daa@mayadam.net. All inquiries kept in confidence.


      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: April 1, 2019.

      APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Thomas S. Mortland, Interim Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls2@gwtc.net.

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


      Great Western Bank is seeking an In-House Commercial Lending Attorney with experience in commercial and agricultural lending, workouts and collections, and bankruptcy to join its in-house Legal Department. Primary duties will include supporting internal staff (such as lenders, the credit department, workout and collections, and loan documentation and closing services staff) in dealing with questions and issues as they arise in connection with structuring and closing commercial loans, workouts and collections. Other duties will include assisting in various administrative functions, such as management of outside counsel.

      Interested candidates should apply on our website: https://www.greatwesternbank.com/about-us/careers/.


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



      The Public Defender's Office has an opening for the position of Assistant Public Defender.

      SALARY RANGE:

      Approximately $67,101.00 annually or potentially higher depending on experience.

      CLOSING DATE:

      Open until position filled.

      GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

      Zealous representation of defense of indigent clients in Magistrate and Circuit Court criminal cases, appeals, and certain civil matters.

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Education: Professional degree (Juris Doctor) Graduation from a college of law and attainment of JD or LLB.

      Experience: 0 – 5 years

      License and/or Certificate: Admitted or eligible to be admitted to the South Dakota Bar Association.

      SELECTION PROCESS:   

      Applicants will need to attach a letter of interest and resume to the application which is filed online at http://www.pennco.org/jobs and they may send a courtesy copy of their letter of interest and resume to:

       Eric Whitcher, Director

      Pennington County Public Defender's Office

      130 Kansas City St. Ste 310

      Rapid City, SD 57701

      OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:

      130 Kansas City Street

      Rapid City, SD 57701

      605/394-6113

      605/394-5159

      An Equal Opportunity Employer


      Coverage Attorney

      Great West Casualty Company has a Coverage Attorney position open with our Corporate Legal team that affords you the ability to achieve just that!

      As a Coverage Attorney for Great West, you will focus on the motor carrier policy, providing counsel, training, and assistance to the regions' claims departments to foster consistent, efficient, and appropriate claims practices. You will prepare coverage opinions and memoranda on claims legal topics as well as oversee litigation and declaratory judgment action while supervising outside counsel.

      We are looking for candidates with:

      JD degree. You must be licensed to practice in at least one state. CPCU/AIC designations helpful.
      Litigation, insurance defense, regulatory compliance, or administrative law experience preferred.
      Strong attention to detail with above-average multi-tasking skills and the ability to adapt quickly to situations that require an immediate transition.
      The ability to read and analyze a policy and apply to a fact scenario while confidently laying out your reasoning and rationale.
      Excellent communication and public speaking skills.

      Who we are:
      Great West Casualty Company provides specialized insurance products unique to the trucking industry and outstanding customer service to the thousands of truck drivers and trucking companies we serve. Over the past 60 years, we have grown to five offices serving insureds in over 40 states. We are now one of America's largest insurers of trucking companies. If your passion is to help others, you value education and continuous improvement, you enjoy participating in community activities, and you want to be valued for your contributions, come be part of our successful team.

      Why work for us?
      We offer you a challenging career with a competitive compensation and benefits package including:
      A 37.5 hour work week.
      A formal Management Development Program.
      Paid study materials, exam fees, study day, and monetary awards for professional development.
      Paid vacation and paid sick leave.
      Opportunities to impact the organization through participation in committees (Green Team, Fun Committee, etc.).
      Support of a healthy lifestyle through a wellness program and gym subsidy.

      This position qualifies for relocation assistance. To learn more about Great West and our office locations, please visit our website www.gwccnet.com.


      Corporate Counsel

      Are you an attorney tired of grinding out long hours in a law firm? Do you dream of a challenging and fulfilling legal career that also offers you the healthy work-life balance necessary to juggle the demands of your busy life? Are you looking for stable compensation that is not dependent on billable hours or finding your own clients? Do you want to put down roots with a company and grow for the next 10+ years?

      We are hiring a Corporate Counsel to work in our corporate office. The ideal candidate is someone who has practiced at least two years post-graduation with a Juris Doctor. They must be admitted to the bar in at least one state; however, it does not need to be in Nebraska. Our preference is for an attorney who is open to a broad practice rather than specializing in one area. A background in insurance law, litigation, compliance issues, family practice, workers' compensation, or collections is desirable. We are willing to help the right person deepen their knowledge of insurance law.

      High-performing attorneys in our office are:

      Adaptable: We are a billion-dollar company with offices across the United States. We need someone who can quickly acclimate to and accept change in their environment as we grow.
      Courageous: We need someone who has the courage to ask the hard questions while diplomatically navigating office politics.
      Eager to learn: We expect our legal professionals to stay abreast of changes in the industry and we financially support the pursuit of CLEs, continuing education, and industry certifications.

      We are looking for candidates with:
      JD degree. You must be licensed to practice in at least one state. CPCU/AIC designations helpful.
      Two years' experience as a practicing attorney.
      Strong attention to detail with above-average multi-tasking skills and the ability to adapt quickly to situations that require immediate transition.

      Who we are:
      Great West Casualty Company provides specialized insurance products unique to the trucking industry and outstanding customer service to the thousands of truck drivers and trucking companies we serve. Over the past 60 years, we have grown to five offices serving insureds in over 40 states. We are now one of America's largest insurers of trucking companies. If your passion is to help others, you value education and continuous improvement, you enjoy participating in community activities, and you want to be valued for your contributions, come be part of our successful team.

      Why work for us?
      We offer you a challenging career with a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

      A 37.5 hour work week.
      A formal Management Development Program.
      Paid study materials, exam fees, study day, and monetary awards for professional development.
      Paid vacation and sick leave. 
      Opportunities to impact the organization through participation in committees (Green Team, Fun Committee, etc.).
      Support of a healthy lifestyle through a wellness program and gym subsidy.

      This position qualifies for relocation assistance. To learn more about Great West and our office locations, please visit our website www.gwccnet.com.


      Boyce Law Firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota is accepting applications for a litigation associate position.  We are looking for candidates with experience levels ranging from newly licensed lawyers to those with up to five years of experience.  We look for candidates with solid academic backgrounds and good writing and communication skills.  The position offers competitive salary, a generous retirement plan, health benefits, and an upbeat, collegial, and positive work environment.  Only candidates seeking a long-term employment opportunity will be considered.  If you want to see our past, present and future vision, visit our website at www.boycelaw.com and visit our “news” link.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Boyce Law Firm, L.L.P. – Attn:  Thomas J. Welk – P.O. Box 5015 – Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5105; or email to him at tjwelk@boycelaw.com.


      APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

      Submit resume, cover letter addressing required qualifications, complete contact information for at least 3 professional references, and provide a writing sample not to exceed 5 pages relating to a criminal or governmental issue (i.e. Resistance to a Defense’s Motion to Suppress; Motion to Suppress (with supporting authorities); Miranda Issues; Consent Issues; Planning and Zoning Issues; and Governmental Taking Issues, just to name a few).

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