Job Listings for South Dakota Bar Members
DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit organization which provides free legal services to low-income clients, is accepting applications for the Executive Director position.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the operation of Dakota Plains Legal Services, including general administration of the program, its fiscal affairs, the securing of funds and the maintaining of funding levels sufficient to meet programmatic needs, personnel management, working with the organized Bar throughout the state, implementing programmatic policies, and providing necessary litigation support.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be admitted to practice in any jurisdiction for a minimum of four years; must be admitted to practice law or applying for admission to practice law in South Dakota; must have a minimum of two years administrative experience at a policy making level in legal services or a legal services program; and must be bondable.
SALARY: Competitive and negotiable depending on experience. DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability.)
CLOSING DATE: November 8, 2013.
APPLICATION/INFORMATION: Persons interested in being considered for this position should submit a letter of introduction along with a resume and references to:
Lynette Good Voice
Dakota Plains Legal Services
PO Box 727
Mission, SD 57555
For further information, or to request a copy of the full job description for this position, please contact Lynette Good Voice at (605) 856-4444.
Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (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 the Rapid City, South Dakota, branch office.
QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice in South Dakota; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities in the area of criminal law. This position will assist with providing legal representation through the Pennington County Advocacy Program at Dakota Plains Legal Services.
SALARY: Competitive and negotiable depending upon 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:
Cheryl Valandra, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605)856-4444
Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deputy Public Advocate/Senior Deputy Public Advocate
The Public Advocate's Office invites applications for a Deputy Public Advocate or a Senior Deputy Public Advocate to perform professional legal work for Minnehaha County.
SALARY: $2,002.80 - $2,380.72 Biweekly, Posting will close: 11/20/13 05:00 PM
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE: Represent clients in felony and misdemeanor cases, appeals, abuse and neglect proceedings, mental and involuntary committal hearings, and juvenile cases. Perform legal research and writing. Draft, prepare, and file legal documents and correspondence. Interview clients and witnesses, examine evidence and police reports, and investigate claims. Perform appellate work. Make recommendations on sentences and assist clients with treatment programs, court ordered classes, and counseling.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school. Must have either passed the South Dakota bar examination and be eligible 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 law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Possession of a valid driver's license. Consideration for appointment as a Senior Deputy Public Advocate requires two years of related work experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrate a commitment to working with the indigent accused and to providing social advocacy to the clientele served by the Public Advocate's Office. Preferred qualifications for a Senior Deputy Public Advocate also include two years of experience as a trial attorney.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://jobs.minnehahacounty.org
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
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.
Legislative Research Council - Legislative Attorney
Salary: $45,000 -- $60,000 annually, depending on experience, Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Legislative Research Council is seeking an attorney with a broad background in all areas of the law, with a particular emphasis on Constitutional Law, Legislation, and Statutory Construction. The position reports to the Chief of Research and the Director of the Legislative Research Council. This position is exempt from the Career Service Act.
Responsibilities include: Perform in-depth research, and legal analysis on a wide variety of topics for the purpose of answering inquiries and making reports to legislators and legislative committees, Draft proposed legislation and resolutions for eventual introduction as a formal bill, Confer with and advise legislators, state agencies, and private citizens on legislative research matters and legislative legal issues, Act as staff support and provide counsel and guidance to legislative committees and their chairs, Edit submitted legislation for proper style and form, Review proposed administrative rules for proper style and form and legal compliance
Licenses and Certifications: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school, and be a member of or eligible for admission to the South Dakota State Bar.
The Ideal Candidate will have: Knowledge of: State and Federal law, rules and regulations; South Dakota State government overall structure; Legislative Procedure; Principles of Political Science; Administrative law and procedures
Ability to: Analyze legal and legislative documents and materials and express in clear, concise and appropriate legislative language, the purpose and intent of specific proposals for enactment into law; Demonstrate analytical skills when reviewing statutory and regulatory language; Maintain the strictest confidence regarding individual legislator discussions and initiatives; Meet the challenge of strict deadlines and extreme pressures of a legislative session
Application (consisting of a letter of interest and resume) should be submitted via hard copy or e-mail to: Fred Schoenfeld, Director; E-Mail: LegisResume@state.sd.us; South Dakota Legislative Research Council
500 E. Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501
ASSISTANT TRIBAL 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, for an Assistant Tribal Prosecutor for the Standing Rock Tribal Court.
This is a full time position for a minimum of one (1) year. The number of hours, days of employment and compensation are all negotiable. The terms of employment will be determined by the agreement of the parties. The contract shall be compensated on an hourly basis. Employment beyond one year will be contingent upon funding. This position will be under the supervision of the Tribal Chief Prosecutor and the Court Administrator.
The statutory prerequisites for employment are: To be eligible to serve as a Tribal Court 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 must (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. 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 order, to: 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 or race ("Indian" is a federally recognized political status), national origin, sex or sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability).
Any inquiries regarding the Assistant Prosecutor position can be submitted to Grant Walker, Chief Prosecutor, Standing Rock Tribal Court, PO Box 363, Fort Yates, ND 58538, Telephone (701) 854-7244 or by Email to email@example.com.
Applications for the Assistant Tribal Prosecutor position may be sent to Ms. Dellis M. Agard, Court Administrator, Standing Rock Tribal Court, Fort Yates, ND, Telephone (701) 854-7244 or by Email to firstname.lastname@example.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 and from Bismarck, ND; Mobridge, SD; McLaughlin,SD and Selfridge,ND, coordinated with the Tribal work day, which is 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Central Time).
The Bangs McCullen Law Firm, a South Dakota firm with offices in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, is seeking to hire a business and estate planning attorney for its Rapid City office. Candidates should have business, transactional, estate planning, and probate experience, and a minimum of three years legal experience, excellent academic credentials and writing skills, and a strong work ethic. The Bangs McCullen law firm is proud of its legal heritage that predates Statehood. We are looking for an individual who will share our commitment to excellence in service to our clients, the community, and the legal profession. Interested candidates should send their resume to Barb Dreyer at Bangs, McCullen, Butler, Foye & Simmons, L.L.P., P.O. Box 2670, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709-2670. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. All inquires will be held in confidence.
The City of Huron has an opening for a Full Time City Attorney
Duties: Exercises control over all legal needs of the City. Provide legal advice to Mayor, City Commissioners and management staff regarding legal interpretation, principles and applicable law pertaining to pending matters.
Education and Experience: Candidate must have a Juris Doctor Degree and licensed to practice law in South Dakota and 3 – 5 years experience in the practice of law and experience with municipalities.
• Wage: $2115.38 - $3461.53 biweekly DOQ
• Applications Available: Online: www.huronsd.com, select "City Government" tab, then "City Employment", City Finance Office, 239 Wisconsin Ave SW, P.O. Box 1369, 353-8505, George Merkel, P.O. Box 226, Huron, SD 57350, 352-4226, S.D. Dept of Labor – Huron Office, 2361 Dakota Ave South, 353-7155
Equal Opportunity Employer
Deadline: Open until Filled
Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. – Associate Attorney Position, Rapid City, South Dakota
Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. is seeking a full-time litigation associate in its Rapid City office. Successful candidates will have three plus years of experience in complex litigation matters, have strong written and oral communication skills, and have professional recommendations. Please send resume, cover letter and transcript to Pam Asbridge, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. P.O. Box 8250, Rapid City, SD 57709 or email@example.com.
Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP, located in Rapid City, is seeking to hire an associate attorney. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communications skills, excellent academic credentials, a strong work ethic, and professional recommendations. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume (and a law school transcript if recently graduated) to Kitty Gustaf, Thomas Braun Bernard & Burke, LLP, 4200 Beach Drive – Suite 1, Rapid City, SD 57702.
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Deadline, November 26, 2013.