Dakota Plains Legal Services Job Announcement


(Managing Attorney – Mission, South Dakota)

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, is accepting applications for a Managing Attorney position in our Mission, South Dakota, branch office.  The Mission office serves the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Gregory, Jones, Mellette, Todd and Tripp counties 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.  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.  If Applicant does not possess this experience we would consider Applicant for a staff attorney position until qualified to be a Managing Attorney.

SALARY: Competitive, depending on experience and budgetary constraints.  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 Three Stars Valandra, Executive Director

Dakota Plains Legal Services

PO Box 727

Mission, SD 57555



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

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