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Job Listings for South Dakota Bar Members

May 2015

Eich Law Office, Prof. LLC, with offices in Hartford and Parker, is expanding and seeking an associate attorney, preferably with experience, to join their team. This individual should be outgoing, professional, courteous, confident, empathetic, energetic, team orientated, with strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. A strong interest or experience in family, estate planning, and criminal law is preferred, but not required. Please send a cover letter and resume to Sarah@eichlawoffice.com or P.O. Box 117, Hartford, SD 57033.

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FULL TIME ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY. Lammers Kleibacker, LLP, of Madison, South Dakota, a well established firm of 83 years, seeks candidates for associate attorney with 0-5 years of experience, hopefully leading to long tenure with the firm and an interest in equity ownership. Good academic credentials and communication skills are a plus. The firm has a long history of practice in business, real estate, estate planning, public entities, family law, and civil/criminal litigation, as well as personal injury. Applicants should send resumes to Wilson Kleibacker, in care of Debbie Reuter, at PO Box 45, Madison, SD, 57042, or to Deb@lammerskleibacker.com. All submissions will be confidential.

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FULL TIME ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY. Beal Law Firm, PLLC, of Missoula, MT seeks an associate attorney with 3 or more years of experience practicing law or clerking. We are a small civil litigation and business firm with clients who are professionals, local businesses and national businesses. Applicants must have excellent writing skills, strong communication and analytical skills, common sense, attention to detail, and solid experience in civil litigation and/or business law practice. A desire to live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains is a must. License in MT is preferred, but this may be obtained after hire. Please send cover letter, resume, references, writing sample and salary requirements to Kristine Beal at kbeal@beallawfirm.com with “Associate Atty” in the subject line.

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Associate Attorney. Johnson, Miner, Marlow, Woodward, & Huff, Prof. LLC of Yankton, South Dakota seeks an associate attorney with 0-5 years experience for its business transactions and estate planning practice. Position will also have litigation opportunities, particularly in commercial and trust disputes. Excellent writing skills required; top third class standing preferred. Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to PO Box 667, Yankton, SD 57078 or to mikem@jmmwh.com.

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Wheeler, Erickson & Wheeler LLP is seeking an associate attorney with one to three years of experience to join the firm in Huron, South Dakota. It is a general law practice including estate planning, business law, real estate, domestic relations, criminal and civil litigation. Send resume, cover letter, and references to Attn: Ronald J. Wheeler P.O. Box 1363, Huron, SD 57350 or to huronlaw@wheelererickson.com

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My Place Hotels of America, LLC (My Place) has a position available for an attorney interested in employment as an in-house counsel. My Place is a growing economy extended stay hotel concept developed by Ron Rivett, who was a founder of the Super 8 Motel chain, and his grandson, Ryan Rivett. The professional services will range from involvement with routine day to day legal issues to participation in senior management decisions. In-house counsel will provide advice and legal services related to real estate, employment law, contract law, and franchise law issues. Applicants must have significant prior experience in each of the noted practice areas, except franchising. Experience with franchise law will be developed through on the job training, seminars, and self-study. The attorney who is hired will work with the company’s outside counsel, Bill Bowen, until the necessary experience level is achieved. A qualified attorney who also has litigation experience will have an advantage. The position is immediately available, but the company intends to have an attorney ready to start no later than August 1, 2015. The salary will be negotiated based on experience but applicants can specify any minimum salary requirements. All professional dues, fees, memberships, and subscriptions, and “in-house” professional liability insurance, will be paid by the company. Health insurance and participation in the company 401(k) retirement plan are also provided. Applications can be mailed, or e-mailed, to Ryan Rivett, 1910 8th Avenue NE, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401 (ryanrivett@ryanrivett.org). All inquiries and applications will remain confidential.

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Deputy Public Defender / Senior Deputy Public Defender
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Minnehaha County Public Defender’s Office currently seeks a compassionate Deputy Public Defender/Senior Deputy Public Defender with excellent advocacy skills who is committed to ensuring justice, humanity, and equality to indigent clients appearing in the criminal and juvenile justice system. ** Please attach a cover letter to the online application.
SALARY: $2,073.60 - $2,464.80 Biweekly Posting will close: 5/15/15 at 5:00 PM
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE: Defending clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses, involuntary commitment proceedings for mental illness or chemical abuse, abuse and neglect proceedings, and juvenile delinquency matters. Interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain facts of case and representing clients at all stages of proceedings from first appearance through appeal, including preparation of motions, briefs, and pleadings.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a college of law and 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 sit for 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. A comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law, court procedures, and the principles and practices of legal research. Ability to work with a diverse population and be attentive to the needs of the clientele. Working knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research. Working knowledge of general law and established precedents. Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation and presentation of legal matters. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Defender requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bilingual skills. Licensed to practice law in the state of South Dakota or eligible to sit for the next South Dakota bar exam.
Please Apply online at: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, 605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org
Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.

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Vonnahme Law, PC is seeking an associate attorney to join our firm in Sioux City, IA. We are a general law practice that includes, but is not limited to, Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Personal Injury. Experience is preferred, but not required. Ideal applicant will have interest in Family Law and another area, be licensed in South Dakota, Iowa or taking the bar in July.
We offer a competitive salary based on experience.
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Tara@VonnahmeLaw.com

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Sanford in Sioux Falls is seeking a full-time Market General Counsel to join the team. This position will be responsible to identify and analyze legal issues, present risks and alternatives, and provide legal advice to the Sioux Falls Health Service Division leadership team. Market General Counsel will be responsible to manage and lead the daily operations of the Sioux Falls legal department and ensure the quality and accuracy of the work product is generated and legal advice provided by the Sioux Falls legal department.
Candidates must have minimum of 3 years experience. Health law experience is preferred.
Required Experience: Juris Doctor degree from accredited law school required. Previous healthcare law experience preferred
License from State Board of Law Examiners in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.
Job Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Apply: https://sanfordhealth.silkroad.com/epostings/

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Senior Trial Attorney Department of Transportation Pierre, SD
The position of a Senior Trial Attorney provides legal counsel and representation to the South Dakota Department of Transportation, its boards and commissions. Duties include researching and interpreting relevant laws and providing legal advice, representing the department in civil matters in state court, federal court, and administrative proceedings, and drafting contracts, rules, manuals, and specifications.
The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, a member of the South Dakota State Bar or willing and qualified to become a member of the South Dakota State Bar, and qualified for appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General.
The State of South Dakota offers a comprehensive benefit package including health and life insurance; generous paid time off; and flexible work schedules.
This position is open until filled. Salary: $60,421.80 - $75,527.24 depending on knowledge, skills and abilities. For more information and to apply, please go to http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus or contact any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office.
SD Bureau of Human Resources, 500 East Capitol, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-5070

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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STAFF ATTORNEY – SUPREME COURT Pierre, South Dakota
Salary: $60,421.80 to $63,442.89 annually, depending on experience Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The position provides extensive legal research, analysis, and advice to the Supreme Court on matters arising before them in regard to various procedural contexts including appeals, motions, original proceedings, proceedings for special relief, and certain administrative matters. Duties may include: screening appeals for jurisdictional error to ensure timeliness of appeals and that the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over appeals; reviewing pro se submissions to determine appropriate procedures when documents are procedurally inappropriate or unclear as to grounds or authority for relief; reviewing petitions to the Supreme Court for certificates of probable cause in habeas corpus actions and recommends their grant or denial to the Court; drafting research memoranda and proposed court opinions in death penalty cases, per curiam cases, pro se cases, and abuse and neglect cases to ensure application of pertinent legal authorities and standards to cases involved; drafting research memoranda and court opinions in expedited appeals and in original and special proceedings; performing other work as assigned.
Knowledge of: the law and South Dakota law; functions of the Court; court and judicial systems; appellate rules of practice and procedure.
Skill in: use of the law library and other legal research resources and software; use of computer resources; legal writing, editing, and proofreading.
Ability to: interpret and apply legal principles to appellate jurisdictional and substantive legal issues; conduct necessary legal research; review facts and legal issues in appellate cases each month and recommend the necessity of oral argument or disposition through written briefs and record; identify related or common legal issues in a set of cases; formulate and draft legal memoranda in a clear, concise, and coherent manner; present and communicate complex topics effectively in oral consultations with supervisory and decision-making authorities; analyze rule proposals and draft amendments and rules.
Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the State Bar of South Dakota (or successful completion of the first South Dakota bar examination following employment with the Supreme Court).
Experience is not necessary but is highly preferred.
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation is required for employment.
To Apply: please submit an electronic application at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus Requisition #4421.

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PUBLIC NOTICE
APPOINTMENT OF U.S. BANKRUPTCY JUDGE
With duty station at Orlando, Florida
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of South Dakota. The position will have its duty station in Orlando, Florida, for the first five years of the term and thereafter as determined by the Eighth and Eleventh Circuits under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy Pilot Program. A copy of this MOU is available for review at the links listed below, along with the application form.
The basic jurisdiction of a United States Bankruptcy Judge is specified in Titles 11 and 28, United States Code, and amendments thereto. To be qualified for appointment, an applicant must:
(1) Be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of at least one state, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a member in good standing of any other bar in which the applicant is a member.
(2) Have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years (some substitutes authorized);
(3) Possess, and have a reputation for, integrity and good character; possess, and have demonstrated, a commitment to equal justice under the law; possess, and have demonstrated, outstanding legal ability and competence; be of sound mental and physical health sufficient to perform the essential duties of the office; and indicate by demeanor, character, and personality that the applicant would exhibit judicial temperament if appointed; and
(4) Not be related by blood or marriage to a judge of the Eighth or Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, to a member of the Eighth or Eleventh Circuits Judicial Councils, or to a judge of the district court to be served, within the degrees specified in 28 U.S.C. ' 458, at the time of the initial appointment.
An Intercircuit Selection Committee will review all applications and recommend to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in confidence, persons considered to be best qualified. Appointment follows an FBI and IRS investigation of the candidate chosen by the Court of Appeals. The current annual salary is $185,012. Applicants shall be considered without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin or disability.
Application forms and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) may be obtained on line from the: Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Florida Middle Bankruptcy Court at http://www.flmb.uscourts.gov/; Clerk of the U.S. District Court in Florida Middle District Court at http://www.flmd.uscourts.gov/; Clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of South Dakota at http://www.sdb.uscourts.gov/; Clerk of the U.S. District Court in South Dakota at http://www.sdd.uscourts.gov/; the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/; and/or the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit at http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/. Applications should be submitted only by the applicant personally and should indicate the applicant=s willingness to serve if selected. Applications should be submitted to Ms. Millie B. Adams, Circuit Executive, 111 South 10th Street, Suite 26.325, St. Louis, Missouri 63102-1116, and must be received by June 15, 2015, 4:00 PM (CDT). Applications will not be accepted by email or fax. The U.S. Courts are equal opportunity employers. We appreciate the interest of all candidates, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Deadline, May 24, 2015.


 

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