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Prosecuting Attorney - Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Prosecuting Attorney - Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Prosecuting Attorney




  • Represent the Tribe in prosecution of adults committing criminal acts within tribal jurisdiction, including fish and wildlife offenses.

  • Represent the Tribe in prosecution of juveniles committing delinquent acts or status offenses within tribal jurisdiction.

  • Represent the Tribe in juvenile proceedings of child abuse/neglect/dependency occurring within tribal jurisdiction and ICWA proceedings transferred to Tribal Court.

  • Oversight of juvenile diversion program.

  • Attend court hearings, including drug court.

  • Evaluates evidence, interviews witnesses, prepare legal pleadings including subpoenas, search warrants, arrest warrants, and juvenile pick-up and detain orders.   Work closely with the police department

  • Draft written complaints, motions, proposed orders, legal briefs, jury instructions, sentencing recommendations, and other legal documents as appropriate.

  • Conduct all necessary case preparation before Tribal Court hearings and trials.

  • Assist in developing and improving the Tribe’s criminal justice system, including  code development.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments and remain organized.

  • Argue and present cases as appropriate in Tribal Court and appeals therefrom.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Have Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing of the South Dakota State Bar Association. 

Experience and competence in criminal advocacy, criminal jury trial experience preferred.

Experience and competence handling juvenile and child protection cases.

Knowledge of federal Indian law; criminal law and procedure; juvenile law and procedure; and healing to wellness court or alternative courts process and procedures.

Respect for the culture and traditions of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.

Computer skills, including knowledge of Word, Excel and Access programs.

SALARY:   Negotiable, depending on experience

CLOSING DATE:   Open until filled

Applications shall be in writing, to include a professional resume, legal qualifications and any other submissions at the option of the applicant.     Native American preference applies.   Applications may be obtained from the LBST Personnel Office, Lower Brule, South Dakota (605-473-5561) or contact Chief Judge Lorrie Miner at Lower Brule  Tribal Court (605-730-1130). 

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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