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    Assistant United States Attorney in our Civil Division - Rapid City, SD

    About the Office:

    The United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases.  The United States Attorney’s’ Office for the District of South Dakota includes a main office located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and two branch offices located in Pierre and Rapid City. South Dakota encompasses a large and diverse geographical area of 77,123 square miles and a population of about 858,469 people.

    This vacancy is located in the Rapid City branch office. 

    Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

    Job Description:

    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Dakota is seeking an experienced attorney to work in the Civil Division in the Rapid City Office.  The position offers a unique and challenging experience for a highly motivated attorney to represent the United States and federal agencies in significant and complex civil cases.  Civil Division assignments include defending the United States in tort cases, affirmative employment discrimination cases, challenges to agency actions, and handling affirmative fraud and enforcement cases on behalf of the United States.  The successful applicant may also handle other civil matters, as needed, and civil appeals.

    Qualifications:

    Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and have at least one year of post-JD litigation experience and be a U.S. citizen. In addition, applicant must also be a member, or be eligible to become a member, of the federal district court bar. If the successful candidate is not a member of the South Dakota Bar, he or she must become a member within twelve months.

    Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate superior analytical ability; strong research, writing and courtroom skills; exercise fair and sound judgment; follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies; exhibit the ability to work collaboratively in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and law enforcement agencies; superior analytical and communications skills; handle matters in court persuasively and justly on behalf of the United States of America; and be devoted to excellence.

    Salary:

    Assistant United States Attorneys' pay-is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $55,204 to $129,528, plus locality pay of 15.95%.

    Travel:

    Employment will require occasional travel to court at designated sites within and outside the district. Travel is also required for training at the Department of Justice's National Advocacy Center, Columbia. SC.

    Application Process:

    Provide cover letter, resume, writing sample (not to exceed 20 pages), and a list of three professional references with contact information. All documents should be submitted electronically in one continuous .PDF attachment and include the announcement number (20-SD-CIVIL-001) in the subject line of your email. Email address for application package: USASD.applications@usdoj.gov.

    Note: The District of South Dakota cannot be responsible for lost/misrouted or delayed email transmissions.

    Application  Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2020

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation Expenses will not be authorized


    LAWRENCE COUNTY JOB OPENING NOTICE

    JOB TITLE:   DEPUTY STATE'S ATTORNEY

    OFFICE/DEPARTMENT:  STATE'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

    CONTACT PERSON:  SHELLY BAUMANN 

    CLOSING DATE:  TO BE DETERMINED\START DATE JULY 1, 2020

    STARTING PAY:  DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE

    RESUMES TO BE SUBMITTED TO:

                  LAWRENCE COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEYS OFFICE

                  90 Sherman Street

                  Deadwood, South Dakota 57732

                   FAX:  605-578-1468

                  PHONE: 605-578-1707

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED:  CRIMINAL PROSECUTION

    EXPERIENCE EDUCATION:  Graduation from a college of law and attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree.

    LAWRENCE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


    PUBLIC NOTICE 

    REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE

    The current appointment of Magistrate Judge Patrick Schroeder is due to expire on September 26, 2020.   Magistrate Judge Patrick Schroeder serves in the Second Judicial Circuit.

    The duties of a magistrate judge include conducting preliminary hearings in all criminal cases, acting as committing magistrate for all purposes and conducting misdemeanor trials.  Magistrate judges may also perform marriages, receive depositions, decide temporary protection orders and hear civil cases within their jurisdictional limit.

    Pursuant to UJS policy members of the bar and the public are invited to comment as to whether Magistrate Judge Patrick Schroeder should be reappointed to another four-year term.  Written comments should be directed to:

    Chief Justice David Gilbertson

    Supreme Court

    500 East Capitol

    Pierre, SD 57501

    Comments must be received by June 26, 2020

     


    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 section. 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, to those who have prior work experience, and to those currently licensed to practice in South Dakota. 

    Start Date: Upon hiring.

    Benefits include generous 401K match, profit sharing, health insurance, annual CLE tuition, professional dues and memberships, and numerous incidental benefits. 

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


    Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. has an Immediate Attorney Opening - Gillette, Wyoming

    Full-Time, DOE, Negotiable

    Please send a letter of interest and resume to sjt@steventituslaw.com.

    Our criminal defense and personal injury firm is ready to add another Attorney to our roster to manage an increasing caseload. We operate a busy and highly successful practice that practices throughout Wyoming. We employ an advanced certified paralegal, a legal assistant as well as two investigators. You will join us in advocating for our clients and upholding our clients’ rights and providing them with the best possible defense against the crimes with which they’ve been charged. We work primarily with plaintiffs' personal injury and defending every type of criminal charge. We have no issue with allowing new attorneys to expand their practices as they see fit. We operate a highly collaborative and technologically advanced office in which each professional helps each other to ensure all of our clients receive the best possible service.

    Skills:
    1.) Admittance to the Wyoming bar is required to practice however we would be willing to hire 3Ls or recent grads awaiting bar passage OR out-of-state lawyers who are eligible to apply to Wyoming "on motion."
    2.) Experience in these areas are preferred but not necessary.

    Salary and Benefits:
    1.) Salary and bonuses are negotiable.
    2.) Benefits: Insurance (Health, Dental, Vision) and 401k are offered.
    3.) Moving Expenses are negotiable.

    For more information email: sjt@steventituslaw.com


    MINNEHAHA COUNTY invites applications for the position of:

    DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

    All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.

    SALARY: $2,681.60 - $3,186.40/Biweekly

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    Interested in becoming part of an experienced litigation team that has a high capacity for trials and offers an expansive opportunity for courtroom practice? The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is seeking 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. Our attorneys have multiple jury trials each year and daily courtroom appearances. Apply now to be considered for an opportunity with access to a vast document library to help you in your criminal defense career and to be surrounded by skilled criminal defense attorneys.

    The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office is a county department responsible for providing legal services to indigent persons in criminal and civil matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel for any person who cannot afford to retain counsel.  The office provides representation in criminal, delinquency, child welfare, mental health, as well as appeals and post-conviction cases related to those matters. We are dedicated to providing advocacy, community-oriented defense, and protecting fundamental constitutional and human rights.  The Minnehaha County Public Defender's Office enjoys a reputation for ensuring that attorneys are provided support and skills training in their areas of expertise.

    ***Please attach a cover letter to the online application.

    The hiring range is $2,681.60 - $3,186.40/biweekly with full earning potential up to $3,881.60/biweekly.

    Posting will be open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES INCLUDE:

    Advocate on behalf of individuals charged with felonies and misdemeanors through all phases of litigation to include pre-trial, trial, and litigating all aspects of the case through disposition. Coordinate efforts with a support team of paralegals and other staff to ensure the responsible handling of a demanding caseload through disposition of the case. Maintain client communications by telephone, office appointments, and institutional visits. Keep client apprised of investigations, negotiations, and court rulings. Appear at regularly scheduled court dockets and appearances related to an assigned caseload. Conduct legal research and draft motions and pleadings. Interview witnesses. Review legal documents, police reports, transcripts, and related correspondence. Attend professional development training both within and outside the office.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Graduation from a college of law and attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. 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 bar examination offered in South Dakota. This opportunity is also open to recent law school graduates who are eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. 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:

    Demonstrates a commitment to working with the indigent accused and to providing social advocacy to the clientele served by the Public Defender's Office.

     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                                                                                                                                      

    Job #20-28

    DEPUTY/SENIOR DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

    MB                                                                                                                                                                       

    Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, 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.           


    Assistant County Attorney I - Nobles County Attorney’s Office

    Provides legal services, representation, prosecution and advice for Nobles County.  QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of Juris Doctor degree from accredited law school; current license to practice law in Minnesota, or will obtain prior to start date.  Experience preferred but not required. Valid driver’s license required.  Salary DOE. Nobles County offers a competitive benefits package.

    APPLY TO:  Nobles County Administration Office.  Visit our website at www.co.nobles.mn.us for application and to view full job description and benefit sheet.  REQUIRED: County application forms are required.  Closing Date for Applications: Open until filled.  EEO/AA 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.


    ATTORNEY POSITION

    The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of South Dakota and North Dakota is accepting applications for an ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER in the Pierre, South Dakota office. The Defender’s Office provides legal representation to indigent people charged with federal crimes, largely violent crimes from Indian Country with a heavy trial calendar. This is a full time attorney position dedicated exclusively to criminal defense work in federal district court and the U. S. Court of Appeals. Some travel is be required. Job qualifications include excellent oral advocacy and writing skills, along with recent, substantial criminal trial experience. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience and includes federal government benefits.

    Qualified applicants should send a resume and three references to: Jason J. Tupman, Federal Public Defender, 200 W. 10th Street, Suite 200, Sioux Falls, SD  57104; or via email to Jason_Tupman@fd.orgApplications will be considered upon receipt and interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as practicable.  The selected candidate will be subject to a background check as condition of employment. 

    Equal opportunity employer.


    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 section. 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, to those who have prior work experience, and to those currently licensed to practice in South Dakota. 

    Start Date: Upon hiring.

    Benefits include generous 401K match, profit sharing, health insurance, annual CLE tuition, professional dues and memberships, and numerous incidental benefits. 

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


    Full-time attorney position with the Pipestone County Attorney’s Office and O’Neill, O’Neill & Barduson law firm. This is a dual government-private practice position; the attorney will be employed by both the Pipestone County Attorney’s Office and O’Neill, O’Neill & Barduson.

    As Assistant Pipestone County Attorney, duties will include prosecution of adult criminal cases and juvenile delinquency cases, handling child protection cases, civil commitments, and child support matters. As associate attorney with the law firm, the attorney will be practicing in the areas of estate planning and real estate. This is a unique opportunity to gain government courtroom experience while simultaneously gaining valuable private practice experience with potential rapid advancement. We are looking for someone who wants to live in Southwest Minnesota, just 50 miles from Sioux Falls, SD. Email resume and references to ooblaw@iw.net.


    Town of Lesterville seeks new Town Lawyer.

    Area of practice - administrative law.

    Duties - attend monthly town meetings and any special meetings as scheduled, provide legal advice as to ordinances, writing ordinance enforcement tickets, advice to the Board of Trustees.

    Rate - negotiable.

    All applicants please contact Janelle Munkvold by phone at (605) 760-3284 or by email at jmunkvold29@gmail.com.


    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.


    PUBLIC NOTICE

    REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE

    The current appointment of Magistrate Judge Scott Bogue is due to expire on July 2, 2020.   Magistrate Judge Scott Bogue serves in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

    The duties of a magistrate judge include conducting preliminary hearings in all criminal cases, acting as committing magistrate for all purposes and conducting misdemeanor trials.  Magistrate judges may also perform marriages, receive depositions, decide temporary protection orders and hear civil cases within their jurisdictional limit.

    Pursuant to UJS policy members of the bar and the public are invited to comment as to whether Magistrate Judge Scott Bogue should be reappointed to another four-year term.  Written comments should be directed to:

    Chief Justice David Gilbertson

    Supreme Court

    500 East Capitol

    Pierre, SD 57501

    Comments must be received by May 4, 2020


    STAFF ATTORNEY – SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Sioux Falls, South Dakota, office. The  Sioux Falls office serves primarily Native Americans in the vicinity of Sioux Falls and in the eastern half of South Dakota. This job requires at least two days of travel every week.

    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, 1000 Northwest Ave Suite 250, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, (605) 301-8060, dpls@venturecomm.net.

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


     

    STAFF ATTORNEY - PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA

    DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Pine Ridge, South Dakota, branch office.  The Pine Ridge office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Oglala Lakota, 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. 

    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 - 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: 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.



    Request for Proposal - Attorney Services for DSS - Division of Child Support

    The South Dakota Department of Social Services’ Division of Child Support is soliciting proposals for an attorney or law firm to provide legal services within the State of South Dakota. The legal services include representing the Division of Child Support in civil and/or criminal court proceedings to establish paternity and child support orders, and the enforcement of support orders within Butte, Meade and Lawrence counties.

    The RFP for this procurement will be published in February 2020. Those interested may obtain a copy of the RFP through the Office of Procurement Management’s Mercury Commerce System at https://www.mercurycommerce.com/app/jumppage/esmsvendorlogin.aspx or on the Department of Social Services website at http://dss.sd.gov/keyresources/rfp.aspx upon publication.  




    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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