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Careers

Join us as an employee with Dakota Plains Legal Services, a non-profit committed to providing access to justice! Interested in interning or being involved as a private attorney? Check out our internships and private attorney involvement.

 

We are currently hiring for the following positions:​

Staff Attorney – Sisseton, SD  

Are you passionate about racial justice and holistic legal advocacy? Join our team, and make a long-term impact! 

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a nonprofit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Sisseton, South Dakota office. The Sisseton office serves the counties of Grant and Roberts, along with the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Courts. 

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 an emphasis on family law. Additionally, the applicant should expect to make regular appearances in state and tribal court. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients. 

SALARY: Starting at $60,000 plus, depending on experience. Staff work a 4-day work week, and DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employer paid 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 489, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856- 4444, tmortland@dpls.org

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

 Staff Attorney - Mission, South Dakota

Are you passionate about racial justice and holistic legal advocacy? Join our team, and make a long-term impact!

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Mission, South Dakota, branch office. The Mission office serves the counties of Gregory, Jones, Mellette, Todd and Tripp along with the Rosebud Reservation.

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: Starting at $60,000 plus, depending on experience.  Staff work a 4-day work week, and DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employer paid 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 489, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, tmortland@dpls.org.

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

STAFF ATTORNEY – Fort Yates, North Dakota

Are you passionate about racial justice and holistic legal advocacy? Join our team, and make a long-term impact!

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney in our Fort Yates, North Dakota, branch office. The Fort Yates office serves the counties of Campbell, Corson, Walworth, and the Standing Rock reservation.

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: Starting at $60,000 plus, depending on experience. Staff work a 4-day work week, and DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employer paid 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 489, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444, tmortland@dpls.org.

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

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