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Are you passionate about racial justice and holistic legal advocacy? Join our team, and make a long-term impact!                                                                  


DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a Staff Attorney position in our Fort Thompson, South Dakota, office.  The Fort Thompson office serves the counties of Brule, Buffalo, Hyde and Lyman, along with the Lower Brule and Crow Creek Reservations.


QUALIFICATIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:  Applicants must have a JD degree and be licensed to practice, or by reciprocity be able to obtain a license to practice, in South Dakota, or be qualified to take the next South Dakota Bar Exam; must be a bright, motivated, self-starter; must have the tenacity to assume immediate practice responsibilities, including handling a significant caseload touching on many different areas of law with regular appearances in court; and must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients.


SALARY: Starting at $60,000 plus depending on experience.  Staff work a 4-day work week, and DPLS has excellent fringe benefits, including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).


CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: Thomas S. Mortland, Executive Director, Dakota Plains Legal Services, PO Box 727, Mission, SD 57555, (605) 856-4444,


Native Americans, Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Dakota Plains Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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