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Appellate Position - Pierre

Appellate Position - Pierre

OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL 

APPELLATE POSITION

 


DETAILS:  The Office of Attorney General seeks an experienced attorney for an appellate position.  An appellate attorney represents the state in criminal and civil appeals and provides legal advice to state agencies, boards, and commissions.  This position’s primary duties include researching and writing appellate briefs and orally arguing cases.  Assistant Attorneys General are required to maintain high moral character; have strong legal advocacy skills; have effective research and writing capabilities; and be able to communicate with clients and the courts. 


OFFICE LOCATION:  The appellate division is headquartered in Pierre.  The right applicant may have the possibility to work from a branch office location.


STARTING SALARY:  Salary for this position is $80,000 annually or greater, depending on experience.  The State of South Dakota has an excellent benefit package including retirement, employee insurance coverage, and paid leave. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a juris doctorate; must be licensed to practice law in South Dakota; must have excellent writing and research skills; must be self-motivated; and will ideally have 2 or more years of legal experience. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE DATE:  Interested persons should send a resume containing three references, a writing sample, and a letter describing their qualifications by February 19, 2024, to the following: 


SARAH THORNE, OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, 1302 E. HIGHWAY 14, SUITE 1, PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA 57501, or email Sarah.Thorne@state.sd.us

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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