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The Hughes County State’s Attorney’s Office is looking for a criminal attorney to handle misdemeanor cases, present those cases for legal proceedings, perform legal research, and prepare, draft and file legal documents and correspondence. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: covering felony hearings when required, advising local law enforcement agencies, dealing with juvenile justice issues, providing information to victims and witnesses, performing civil work on behalf of the County, and helping to fulfill the statutory responsibilities of the office.

Applicants must be able to: manage a large case volume and respond quickly and effectively to changing circumstances; speak and write effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies, and the public; maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a college of law, attainment of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, and admission by the Supreme Court of South Dakota to practice law in the state of South Dakota or willing and qualified to sit for the next available South Dakota bar examination.

Hughes County offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees including health and dental insurance, participation in the SD Retirement System, and paid time off.  Salary range is $71,029. To $86,491and is determined in part based on years of professional experience

Please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica LaMie, Hughes County State’s Attorney, 104 E. Capitol, Pierre, SD  57501. Resumes and cover letters will also be accepted via facsimile at 605-773-7460 and email at

Posting to remain open until the position is filled.  All inquiries are confidential. Hughes County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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