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Deputy Public Defender

Deputy Public Defender


The Lawrence County Public Defender’s Office is seeking applications for a full-time Deputy Public Defender position.  Duties of the position are as follows:  Representation of indigent clients through all stages of the state court system in criminal and some civil matters.  This includes pre-trial proceedings, motions, various court hearings and jury trials in criminal matters, appeals, habeas corpus proceedings, abuse and neglect actions, and juvenile proceedings. 

The successful applicant must possess a J.D. degree and be a current member in good standing or eligible for admission to the South Dakota Bar.  Criminal trial experience or clinical program experience in criminal law are preferred.  Applicant must be a resident of Lawrence County or willing to become a resident within eleven months of start date.  Applications will be reviewed until position is filled with a start date dependent upon availability.  Salary will be a range of $63,256 - $75,290.00 annually (DOE). Lawrence County offers health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave and retirement benefits and is an equal opportunity employer. Please contact the the Lawrence County Public Defender's Office for more information at (605) 578-3000.

A resume with references and writing sample should be submitted to:  Amber L. Richey, Director, Lawrence County Public Defender Office, 90 Sherman Street, Deadwood, SD 57732 or

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