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July 2014

NAU Program Chair - Criminal Justice
Summary - The Program Chair – Criminal Justice is responsible for continuously scanning professional field and program standards
and improving curricula, its delivery, teaching and learning, educational effectiveness, and student success based on these findings in
accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the university.
Minimum Qualifications -
The Program Chair – Criminal Justice must satisfy the following minimum qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or closely-related field required; doctorate degree in Criminal Justice or closely related field is
preferred; earned doctorate with a major in the area of assigned teaching responsibilities and the related experience requirements is
preferred; and 2. Five or more years of professional experience in work related directly to assigned teaching and curriculum development
responsibilities, at least three years of documented successful teaching experience in the area of assigned teaching responsibilities,
involvement in research and/or programs to improve pedagogical/andragogical skills, and appropriate certifications; track record of
strong ties with business and industry and related professional organizations; and
Skills and Attributes -
The Program Chair – Criminal Justice must possess the following skills and attributes: management and leadership skills; strong interpersonal
and communication skills; organizational, scheduling and budgeting skills; post-secondary teaching and/or recruiting experience; overall
knowledge of program and course subjects included in the NAU curriculum; strong student-centered attitude and dedication to learner
achievement; curriculum development, instructional design; strong ability to mentor and train other instructional staff; ability to work
in a cross-functional team; an ongoing interest in and involvement with relevant local, regional, and national professional organizations.
Essential Functions - See State Bar Website for List
A minimum of forty hours per week, plus other hours as may be necessary to complete job duties. A combination of day, evening, and
weekend hours is required.
Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities 1. The Program Chair – Criminal Justice reports to the Dean. 2. This position has no
supervisory responsibilities.
Physical Requirements- The Program Chair – Criminal Justice must be able to speak, hear, see, write, type, dial, reach, and bend.
Travel - Periodic travel, including airline travel and overnight stays, may be required.
To apply, submit an employment application resume, and letter of interest to : Provost, 5301 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57701

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CHIEF PROSECUTOR - Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court - Fort Yates, ND 58538
OPEN: Until Filled SALARY: Negotiable
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is soliciting applications for employment as an independent contract employee to serve as the Chief
Prosecutor for the Standing Rock Tribal Court, a full-time position.
Chapter 5 of Title 1 of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice governs the duties, responsibilities and qualifications of the Chief
Prosecutor for the Tribal Court.
Pursuant to Section 1-505 of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice, the term of office for the tribal court prosecutor shall be two
years; however, the initial appointment shall be for a probationary period not to exceed six months.
The Chief Prosecutor is expected to be at the work-site from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Central) on weekdays, excluding tribal holidays.
Compensation and the remaining terms of employment not specifically covered by Chapter 5 of Title 1 of the Code of Justice are negotiable
and will be set forth in the agreement of the parties.
Section 1-502 of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Code of Justice sets forth statutory prerequisites for employment as follows:
To be eligible to serve as a Tribal Court prosecutor or assistant prosecutor, a person shall (1) be a member in good standing of the bar in
any state or federal court; (2) at least 21 years of age, (3) be of high moral character and integrity, (4) have a law degree from an (ABA)
accredited law school, (5) must never have been convicted of a felony; (6) shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed
Services; [and] (7) be physically able to perform the duties of the office.
No specific form of application is required. Applications shall be in writing, to include a professional resume, legal qualifications, letters
of recommendation and any other submissions at the option of the applicant (e.g. a legal writing sample). All applications are considered
on merit.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Code of Justice, 30-202, extends a limited preference based on political status, in the following order: 1)
Tribal members, 2) local Indians, 3) other Indians, and 4) all other qualified applicants. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court is an equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex or sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.
The selected applicant will be subject to Tribal, State & Federal Criminal Background Checks.
Applications for the Chief Prosecutor position can be sent to Ms. Dellis M. Agard, Court Administrator, Standing Rock Tribal Court, PO
Box 363, Fort Yates, ND 58538, Telephone (701) 854-7244 or by Email to dagard@standingrock.org.
The worksite for this position is located at the Standing Rock Tribal Court in Fort Yates, ND. The Sitting Bull College Transit provides
bus services, at nominal cost, to the work-site prior to the start of the workday from Mandan, ND; Mobridge, SD; McLaughlin, SD and
Selfridge, ND, as well as back to those sites at the end of the workday.

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POSITION AVAILABLE- Rapid City, SD area firm seeks a part-time/flextime associate. All inquiries will be kept confidential. Direct cover letter and resume to careers@midwestlegalcounsel.com.

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Agency: Department of Education; Division of Secretary
Salary/Grade: $50,731.82 - $54,355,52 annually, depending on experience Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Department of Education, Division of the Secretary, is seeking a full-time attorney to provide legal services to the agency and its
associated boards and commissions. This position will report directly to the department’s general counsel and be supported by a legal
assistant. Responsibilities include: representing the department as a Special Assistant Attorney General in administrative proceedings
and litigation in state and federal court; providing legal advice and representation to the South Dakota Board of Education, teacher and
administrator ethics commissions, and State Library Board; coordinating investigations regarding teacher and administrator ethics issues;
providing legal advice and counsel to department staff regarding interpretation and application of state and federal laws related to education,
schools, and public agencies; responding to legal inquiries from school districts and the public; drafting statutes and administrative rules;
reviewing 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: Must be a graduate of an accredited law school, a member of the South Dakota State Bar, and qualify for
appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General. Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An
arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong work ethic, the ability to organize and
prioritize assigned tasks, and an interest in education law.
Apply at: http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus 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

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Ronke and Feist Law Firm, Prof. LLC, of Sioux Falls, is seeking to hire a legal assistant/paralegal to join its modern legal team. Position
would start as part-time with the intention to go full-time in the near future. Only apply if you are willing and able to work part time
now but able to move into full time when needed. We offer a fast-paced work environment providing services for our clients’ family,
business, and financial needs. Candidates must be professional, have the ability to work independently, be a proficient typist, and be detail
oriented. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and mail services is a must. Knowledge and experience with filing systems, legal documents,
Apple and Windows based products, Clio, Xero/QuickBooks and bankruptcy software is highly preferred. Salary is commensurate
with experience. Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to Bethanna Feist, Managing Partner/Attorney,
bethanna@ronkeandfeist.com.

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Established AV-rated firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota seeking associate attorney. The ideal candidate will have three to five years
experience working in civil and criminal litigation. A strong background in business and corporate law and estate planning is preferred.
Candidates must possess outstanding oral and written skills, willingness to learn and the desire to excel. Salary will be commensurate
with experience. Please send a current resume and cover letter to PO Box 1771, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1771. All inquiries will remain
confidential

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Boyce, Greenfield, Pashby & Welk, L.L.P. is seeking a litigation associate with 0-3 years of experience. Applicants should be a
member in good standing of the State Bar of South Dakota, or eligible for admission to the State Bar of South Dakota and planning to take
the South Dakota bar exam in July 2014. An ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, excellent academic
credentials, as well as professional recommendations. Information about the firm’s practice areas and attorneys can be found at www.
bgpw.com. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references, and law school transcript to Paul Tschetter, P.O. Box 5015,
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5015.

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(Staff Attorney - Rapid City, South Dakota)
DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS),
a non-profit legal services program, is accepting applications for a Staff Attorney
position in our Rapid City, South Dakota, branch office. The Rapid City office serves the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding,
Lawrence, Meade, Pennington and Perkins in South Dakota.
QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice in South Dakota, or willing and
qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate
practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in
court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients; and must commit to a
minimum of a two year employment period, upon completion of a six month probationary period.
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:
John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net
Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Agency: Department of Social Services; Division of Legal Services; Pierre, SD
Salary/Grade: $48,316.02 - $60,395.02 annually E18 Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Division of Legal Services within the South Dakota Department of Social Services is seeking to hire an attorney to act as legal
counsel for the Department of Social Services and all of its divisions, including interpreting relevant laws, providing legal advice regarding
procedure and policy, and representing the department in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings, in trial and on appeal. The
applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, a member of the South Dakota State Bar, qualify for appointment as a Special
Assistant Attorney General and will join six other Special Assistant Attorney Generals and support staff at the Department of Social
Services in Pierre, SD. This position is exempt from the Career Service Act.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Prior trial, appellate, and/or administrative law experience. Knowledge of: criminal and civil practices
and procedures (preferred but not required); probate and estate planning practices and procedures (preferred but not required);
administrative practices and procedures (preferred but not required); appellate practices and procedures (preferred but not required).
Skill to: communicate clearly and persuasively in both written and oral communications; establish and maintain effective working
relationships with others. Ability to: perform legal research efficiently and effectively; analyze information, issues, situations, practices
or procedures to identify problems, recognize ; alternatives and their implications, and propose solutions; analyze facts, evidence and
precedents and arrive at a logical interpretation; work independently while following instructions and accepting guidance; effectively
multi-task, plan, organize and prioritize work activities of self and others to meet ; schedules and deadlines; utilize computerized data
systems (Microsoft Office preferred but not required); conduct interviews with individuals, including those who are reluctant to provide
information or who are not communicative.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
To Apply: submit an electronic application through http://bhr.sd.gov – Job Id #3210.

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(Staff Attorney - Mission, South Dakota)
DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS)
, a non-profit legal services program, is accepting applications for a Staff Attorney position
in our Rapid City, South Dakota, branch office. The Rapid City office serves the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence,
Meade, Pennington and Perkins in South Dakota.
QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice in South Dakota, or willing and
qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate
practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in
court; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients; and must commit to a
minimum of a two year employment period, upon completion of a six month probationary period.
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:
John J. Buchy, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, dpls1@gwtc.net
Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. – Business Attorney Position, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. is seeking to hire an associate with 3+ years of experience to work in its business practice in our
Sioux Falls office. An ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills. Confidential inquiries, including resume,
cover letter and academic transcript, should be sent to Eric Kerkvliet, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., PO Box 2700, Sioux Falls, SD
57101-2700 or ekerkvliet@lynnjackson.com.

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ATTORNEY POSITION AVAILABLE: Crary, Huff, Ringgenberg, Hartnett & Storm, P.C. is seeking an associate attorney for its Dakota Dunes office who is licensed to practice law in South Dakota. 1-5 years of experience and strong ties to the Siouxland area are preferred. While this is a general practice position, there will be an emphasis on business transactions, municipal work and family law. Candidates must have an excellent academic background, exceptional research and writing skills and a desire to excel. The firm offers a full range of benefits. All applications will be handled confidentially. Please send resume and academic transcripts to: Personnel Partner, Crary, Huff, Ringgenberg, Hartnett & Storm, P.C., P.O. Box 27, Sioux City, IA 51102. Equal Opportunity Employer.

ATTORNEY POSITION AVAILABLE: Crary, Huff, Ringgenberg, Hartnett & Storm, P.C. is seeking an associate attorney for its Sioux City office who is licensed to practice law in Iowa. 1-5 years experience is preferred. This position will have an emphasis on business transactions and candidates with prior work experience in this area of the law are preferred. Candidates must have an excellent academic background, exceptional research and writing skills and a desire to excel. The firm offers a full range of benefits. All applications will be handled confidentially. Please send resume and academic transcripts to: Personnel Partner, Crary, Huff, Ringgenberg, Hartnett & Storm, P.C., P.O. Box 27, Sioux City, IA 51102. Equal Opportunity Employer

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May & Johnson, P.C. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota is taking applications for an experienced litigation attorney. All inquiries will be kept
confidential. Send cover letter, resume, and references to Mark J. Arndt, PO Box 88738, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57109-8738.

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Agency: Department of Revenue; Division of Legal Counsel
Salary/Grade: $46,909 - $58,636 annually, depending on experience Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Department of Revenue is seeking an attorney to perform a wide variety of legal services dealing with tax audits, business tax
administration, property and special taxes, state administration of motor vehicles, and lottery and gaming. Responsibilities will include
representing the Department before the Office of Hearing Examiners, Circuit Court, South Dakota Supreme Court and Federal Court,
including the preparation of briefs and participation in oral arguments; providing legal support to all divisions within the Department;
drafting administrative rules and assisting with the promulgation process; and providing legal opinions and advice to Department staff.
Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school and be a member or eligible for admission to the South Dakota State Bar.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Experience in appellate practice and administrative law and have a working knowledge of civil practice
and procedure is preferred.
Knowledge of: state statutes relating to tax, motor vehicles, lottery, gaming, alcoholic beverage licensing and tobacco; civil practice and
procedures; state administrative practices and procedures; legal research techniques including the use of Westlaw Next.
Skill to: establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to: conduct civil litigation; communicate clearly both orally and in writing; analyze complex technical issues, facts, evidence
and precedents to arrive at a logical interpretation; recognize and manage priorities; prepare clear and concise briefs, reports and
correspondence; work independently and as a team member; handle a large caseload.
Additional Requirements:Please attach a resume law school transcript and writing sample with your application.
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”

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Deputy Public Defender/Senior Deputy Public Defender
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.
SALARY: $2,023.20 - $2,404.80 Biweekly Posting will close: 7/25/14 05:00 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 bar exam
in July 2014.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue , Sioux Falls, SD 57104, 605-367-4337 jobs@minnehahacounty.org
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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Riter, Rogers, Wattier and Northrup, LLP, of Pierre, South Dakota seeks an Associate Attorney with 0-5 years of experience. Must
be admitted to the South Dakota Bar or eligible for admission upon hiring. Applicant must show strong academic credentials, excellent
writing and communication skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate a long term commitment to the firm, the Pierre community,
and an interest in equity ownership. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Margo Northrup, 319 S. Coteau Street, Pierre,
SD 57501 or m.northrup@riterlaw.com. All submissions will be confidential.

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SONIFI Solutions is a company that cares about fostering a great work environment and a fun, energetic, success-oriented culture
because we believe our people are our most important asset. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental,
vision, 401K, paid time off, casual dress, onsite fitness facility and cafeteria in our Sioux Falls office, and much more. SONIFI is the
leading content and connectivity solutions provider for the hospitality and healthcare industries and we are committed to maintaining
the most dedicated, talented team in the business.
If this sounds inspiring we are currently seeking a Staff Attorney to join our team in a full-time, exempt position.
What you’ll do: The Staff Attorney will support an established legal team in supporting the legal work in conjunction with special growth
initiatives of our business. The ideal candidate is a recent law graduate, with excellent academic credentials and a demonstrated ability to
learn new business and legal concepts quickly. Experience in the healthcare field is preferred.
Some of the essential job functions include: Contract Administration: Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including
sales agreements for our healthcare business. Regulatory/Government Affairs: Perform research related to pending or proposed laws
and regulation at the state and federal level; prepare summaries as requested; monitor the status of proposed laws or regulations; assist
in the implementation of regulatory participation, including identification of opportunities for formal participation and assistance in
the preparation and filing of formal comments as a part of state or federal rulemaking processes. Perform interdisciplinary research as
necessary in support of regulatory and government affairs efforts. Policy Development/Compliance Management: Assist supervising
counsel in the development of policies and compliance frameworks as a part of company risk management. Assist in the drafting,
dissemination and development of training as such training is required for compliance with laws and/or regulations related to the
conduct of company business. Support inter-departmental formulation and implementation of policy. Support corporate record-keeping
on interim risk assessments and compliance response.
What you’ll need: Juris Doctorate degree, admission to a state bar and 0-3 years of experience in an in-house corporate law department
or law firm. Excellent organizational and analytical skills required. Excellent research skills (Westlaw preferred) Excellent interpersonal
skills and ability to work with all members of cross-functional and interdisciplinary teams. Excellent written and verbal communication
skills. Strong customer service approach/mindset with outstanding people skills and a sense of humor. Self-motivated and detail-oriented
with exceptional organizational, project management and analytical skills. Must be able to independently handle projects with minimal
supervision. Strong work ethic, willingness to travel 25% of the time and availability to do what it takes “to get the work done” a must.
Ability to cultivate strong client relationships with varied business groups, including sales, product, finance, marketing IT and
engineering teams, in a fast-paced innovative culture. Hard-working and able to manage numerous projects and teams simultaneously
under deadline pressure, demonstrated ability to learn quickly, act collaboratively and take initiative.
If this sounds like you, please visit our Careers page at SONIFI.com to apply online. We’ll review your qualifications to see if you might
be the next great member of our team.
SONIFI knows the value of diversity and we are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

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Messerli & Kramer, a nationally recognized collection law firm with offices in the Minneapolis and Milwaukee areas, is looking to
open an office in South Dakota. We are seeking a South Dakota licensed collection attorney with five years experience, or an existing
South Dakota collection firm. We have more than 40 years in the collection business and our clients include many of the largest financial
institutions and debt buyers. In addition to collection cases our firm handles replevins, foreclosures and secured bankruptcy matters.
Interested candidates should possess the following: Experience in the collection practice including use of standard collection software.
Knowledge of related laws and regulations including State level collection laws, FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA and the CFPB. Strong
organizational and management skills and the ability to handle a large volume of files. The ability and willingness to work collaboratively
in a team environment.
Interested applicants should send a resume and/or their firm description and contact information to bchou@messerlikramer.com. All
inquiries and responses will be held in confidence.

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Email your job ad to nicole.ogan@sdbar.net for publication in the next newsletter.
Deadline, July 25, 2014.


 

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