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Deputy Public Defender - Lawrence County

Deputy Public Defender - Lawrence County


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 hearing and trials in criminal matters, appeals, habeas corpus proceedings, abuse and neglect actions and juvenile proceedings.

Applicant must possess a J.D. degree and be admitted by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state; or be licensed to practice law in any other state and able to take the next available South Dakota bar examination; or be a recent or imminent law school graduate, eligible to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination.  Criminal trial experience or clinical program experience in criminal law are preferred. 

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled with a start date dependent upon availability.  Salary will be a range of $66,394.64-$79,054.82 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 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

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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