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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 - FORT THOMPSON, 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 in our Fort Thompson, South Dakota, branch office. The Fort Thompson office serves the counties of Brule, Buffalo, Hyde and Lyman along with the Lower Brule and Crow Creek reservations.

 

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 employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATIONPlease 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.

LEGAL SECRETARY - RAPID CITY, 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 Legal Secretary position in our Rapid City, South Dakota, office.  The Rapid City office serves Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington and Perkins counties in South Dakota. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a high school diploma. The legal secretary provides secretarial services attorneys and paralegals and also performs administrative duties as directed by the Managing Attorney of the Branch Office. The legal secretary prepares legal pleadings, correspondence and other documents at the direction of an attorney or paralegal and assists applicants with the application and intake process. Must have familiarity and experience with widely used word processing software and other data management programs; must have a good attitude and ability to work with the general public in a professional manner and an appreciation and a basic understanding of client confidentiality; and must have two years of experience working in a law firm or a similar office environment.

 

SALARY: Based on experience. DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability). DPLS observes a four day work week.

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 - SISSETON, 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 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 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 employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATIONPlease 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 employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATIONPlease 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.

LEGAL SECRETARY - FORT THOMPSON, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Legal Secretary position in our Fort Thompson, South Dakota, branch office. The Fort Thompson office serves the counties of Brule, Buffalo, Hyde and Lyman along with the Lower Brule and Crow Creek reservations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants must have a high school diploma. The legal secretary provides secretarial services attorneys and paralegals and also performs administrative duties as directed by the Managing Attorney of the Branch Office. The legal secretary prepares legal pleadings, correspondence and other documents at the direction of an attorney or paralegal and assists applicants with the application and intake process. Must have familiarity and experience with widely used word processing software and other data management programs; must have a good attitude and ability to work with the general public in a professional manner and an appreciation and a basic understanding of client confidentiality; and must have two years of experience working in a law firm or a similar office environment.

 

SALARY: Based on experience. DPLS has an excellent fringe benefits package including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability). DPLS observes a four day work week.

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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