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September 2014

Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track professor beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year to teach in the area of property and related courses. We are committed to integrating theory with practice, making substantial practice experience in the areas to be taught particularly valuable.
Tenure Track Faculty/Property Law Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Academic Closing Date: Screening begins 9/12/2014;
Schedule: Full time academic year position (10 month contract) beginning fall semester 2015
Entry Rate: $72,000-$76,000 Benefits: Medical Insurance/Mandatory Retirement/Professional Development/Partial Tuition Waiver/Wellness
Primary Duties: Primary duties include teaching, scholarship and service, as set forth in the University of Montana School of Law Faculty Handbook. UM Law faculty may also be asked to assist with clinical course supervision.
Specific duties include: Teaching a required Property Law course to ~83 students, along with related elective courses such as intellectual property; advising students with questions about the practice and study of property law; interacting with state, tribal, and federal constituencies; producing scholarship and other written creative achievement; and engaging in professional service, including participation on law school and university committees.
Qualifications: Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school, a superior academic background, substantial relevant practical experience in property law, potential for effective teaching, potential for scholarship, the ability to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies of the law school, creativity, resourcefulness, fairness, compassion, and initiative
Apply online only at http://umjobs.silkroad.com
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer

Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of Montana School of Law, the only law school in the state, anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track professor beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year to supervise the Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic and to teach Indian law and related courses. We are committed to integrating theory with practice, making substantial practice experience in the areas to be taught particularly valuable.
Tenure Track Faculty: Indian Law / Clinic Supervisor Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Academic Closing Date: Screening begins 9/12/2014;
Schedule: Full time academic year position (10 month contract) beginning fall semester 2015
Entry Rate: $72,000 - $76,000 Benefits: Medical Insurance/Mandatory Retirement Contribution/Professional Development/Partial Tuition Waiver/Wellness
Primary Duties: Primary duties include teaching, scholarship, and service, as set forth in the University of Montana School of Law Faculty Handbook. Teaching duties include both clinic supervision and course work.
Specific duties include: Directing and supervising an in-house Indian Law Clinic that serves Tribes, Indian people, and Indian issues; teaching courses essential to effective practice in Indian law; advising the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA); assisting with NALSA moot court; assisting with the incorporation of Indian law principles into the law school curriculum; advising students seeking the Indian Law Certificate and other students with questions about the practice and study of Indian law; mentoring Indian law students; interacting with state, tribal, and federal constituencies; producing scholarship and other written creative achievement; and engaging in professional service, including work on Indian issues and participation on law school and university committees.
Qualifications: Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school, willingness to become a member of the Montana State Bar and tribal courts located in Montana, a superior academic background, substantial relevant practical experience in Indian law, potential for effective teaching, potential for scholarship, interest in working with students in a clinical setting, ability to communicate effectively with Indian peoples in Montana and throughout Indian Country, the ability to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies of the law school, creativity, resourcefulness, fairness, compassion, and initiative.
Note that the individual hired must seek admission to and maintain an active membership in the Montana State Bar and those tribal courts in Montana where clinical courtroom work arises.
Application review will begin September 12, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.
Apply online only at http://umjobs.silkroad.com
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer

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Custer County State’s Attorney – Deputy State’s Attorney
Part-time position (minimum of 24 hours per week); Wage: $2500-$3000 per month, DOE.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Represent Custer County in criminal and civil matters in both Magistrate and Circuit Courts. Provide legal advice to county officials and employees. Effectively work and coordinate with law enforcement and other members of the community. Deputy will prepare and litigate cases, research issues, prepare motion and other formal documents. Position requires strong oral and written communication skills, ability to work well in a team setting, ability to work with minimum direction, and have good organizational skills.
QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate degree and admitted to practice law in the State of South Dakota. Please submit application (located online at custercountysd.com or through Human Resources at 605-673-8123). Please submit application, cover letter and resume to Tracy L. Kelley, Custer County State’s Attorney, 420 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer, SD 57730. Position is open until filled.

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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 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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Growing, busy personal injury law firm seeks experienced full time paralegal who is people oriented. Extensive personal injury and workers compensation practice. Job requires strong knowledge and understanding of personal injury and insurance, organizational skills and ability to work with clients and insurance claim representatives. Litigation and prior experience working with medical records and bills preferred. Must be computer literate in Word. Requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work with others. Competitive wages and benefits. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Alvine & King, L.L.P. Attn: Bram Weidenaar, 809 West 10th Street, Suite A, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or e-mail Bram@alvineandkinglaw.com . No telephone calls please.

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South Dakota Trust Company LLC, a $15+ Billion AUA Trust Company is currently looking to fill newly created positions in our Sioux Falls and Rapid City offices, for qualified candidates in the following area: Trust Administration Officer - position requiring business, accounting or legal degree and/or a minimum of 2-5 years of trust administration or related experience. This individual is responsible for the day to day administration of high net worth trust accounts. They will work closely with the account advisors, family office managers as well as the individual clients. An understanding of estate planning, taxes and fiduciary law is preferred.
Trust Administrative Assistant - this position requires accounting, paralegal or business degree with 1-2 years related work experience and proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. This individual will assist the Trust Administrator with the day to day management of the trust accounts by performing the account opening and set up process, working with attorneys, financial advisors and clients, inputting distributions, trust accounting system input, annual reporting requirements, asset set up, etc.
All inquiries will be kept confidential. More information is available upon request.
Please submit resumes, along with location preference and position you are applying for, to Heather@sdtrustco.com.

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City Attorney, Aberdeen SD - $91,556.21/yearly
Under supervision of the City Manager and appointed by the City Council, ultimate responsibility for overall operation, planning and development of the City Attorney Department and provides highly professional legal representation of city government, elected officials, officers and employees; Act as chief legal officer to the City Council, City Department Heads and other City officials to provide them with legal advice and guidance in all areas, legal and otherwise pertaining to all aspects of city government, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, policy directives and the day-to-day city operations; Perform other duties as assigned. Graduation from an accredited school of law with a juris doctorate degree and seven (7) years of experience of a responsible nature in the practice of law with law experience involving municipalities, trying court and jury cases, administering a law office, preparing and reviewing contracts, pleadings and laws or ordinances, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possess and maintain a license to practice law in the state of South Dakota. Possess and maintain a valid South Dakota driver’s license. APPLY TO: City of Aberdeen, Human Resources, 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401, www.aberdeen.sd.us. Deadline: September 12, 2014. EOE

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Agency: Department of Revenue; Division of Legal Counsel
Salary/Grade: $48,316.02 to 60,395.02 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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Agency: Department of Social Services; Division of Legal Services; Pierre, SD
Salary/Grade: $72,570.44 - $85,000.00 annually E22 Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Division of Legal Services within the South Dakota Department of Social Services is seeking to hire a highly motivated and experienced attorney with a passion for service and desire to make a difference to serve as a Legal Division Director. The Legal Division Director combines his/her demonstrated dedication to the representation to the Department of Social Services with his/her strong leadership skills to provide quality representation and legal advice on a wide range of highly visible, sensitive issues to ensure the highest standard of presentation.
The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, a member of the South Dakota State Bar although applicants not yet a member of the South Dakota State Bar but applying for the same may be considered and hired on condition of becoming a member of the South Dakota State Bar. This position is exempt from the Career Service Act.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Previous supervisory experience and experience in the criminal prosecution of child abuse is strongly desired.
The duties of the Legal Division Director include: legal advice to the Secretary, Deputy Secretaries, and Division Directors of the Department concerning the day-to-day operations of the Department; legal advice to the Secretary on pending civil lawsuits against the Department; draft, review, and lobby legislative matters on behalf of the Department; act as the liaison between the Department and the Attorney General’s Office; work with the various State’s Attorneys in South Dakota on civil and criminal matters the Department
is involved in; represent the Department on a wide variety of legal issues including abuse and neglect of children and adults, child support, child care, behavioral health, Medicaid, and Medicaid recovery; represent the Department throughout the state in litigation before the Supreme Court, Circuit Court, and the Office of Administrative Hearings; supervise and manage the responsibilities of the Legal Division through a staff of Trial Attorneys, Senior Trial Attorneys, and administrative assistants; manage the administrative functions of the Legal Division including preparing and monitoring the division budget, developing policies and portions of the strategic plan, and serving on the management team.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
To Apply: submit an electronic application through http://bhr.sd.gov

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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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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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Minnehaha COunty Public Advocate
SALARY: $3,003.20 - $3,233.60 Biweekly OPENING DATE: 08/27/14 CLOSING DATE: 09/29/14 05:00 PM

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Minnehaha County invites applications for a Public Advocate to provide leadership to establish and achieve effective strategic vision for the Public Advocate's Office.  This position is responsible for the overall planning, operation, and supervision of the department and represents indigent clients in court.
Please attach a cover letter and resume to the online application.

Hiring range for this position is $3,003.20 - $3,233.60/biweekly plus comprehensive benefits package with a maximum earning potential of $4,569.60/biweekly.  Appointment above the hiring range is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

Lead the department in the planning, development, coordination and implementation of the Public Advocate Office's policies, procedures, goals and objectives.  Provide direction for the department through strategic short and long-term goal setting and planning.  Direct the department's policies, procedures, and administration to ensure compliance with applicable ordinances and laws. Represent indigent clients in court at all stages of court proceedings including misdemeanor and felony criminal matters, trials and appeals, probation and parole revocations, child abuse and neglect proceedings, child support contempt, juvenile delinquency, and involuntary alcohol and mental commitments. Represent clients in serious and complex court cases. Provide clients with services including client counseling, legal research and writing, trial advocacy, and appellate advocacy. Investigate and prepare defense by meeting with witnesses and other parties involved in cases.  Supervise and mentor office staff. Monitor staff performance in court and conduct performance evaluations. Manage daily operations of the office. Prepare and monitor the annual department budget. Order equipment and supplies. Ensure timely completion and submission of reports and forms. Meet with county commissioners, judges, court personnel, and other agencies. Participate in projects that work toward the betterment of clients' lives and the community as a whole.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited law school and four years related work experience.  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. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver’s license. Working knowledge of civil and criminal law.  Working knowledge of court procedures.  Working knowledge of methods, materials, and practices utilized in legal research.  Working knowledge of general law and established precedents.  Ability to work with a diverse population and be attentive to the needs of the clientele.  Ability to speak and write effectively in the preparation of legal matters.  Ability to supervise and train employees.  Ability to establish and maintain strong effective working relationships with co-workers, other agencies, clients and the public.  Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience working in the defense of indigent clientele.  Previous supervisory and budget management experience. 

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


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Deadline, July 25, 2014.


 

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