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UPDATED: 01-14-2020

SDPA Job Bank

       Committee       
                                           Chair:        Laura Stewart
                                           Members:  Kayne Larimer, ACP
                                                           Ashly Luke
          Current Job Listings          
City of Sioux Falls

Ganje Law Offices
SE South Dakota area (remote)

Richardson, Wyly, Wise, Sauck & Hieb
Aberdeen

Billion Automotive
Sioux Falls

U.S. Attorney's Office
Pierre

Premier Bankcard
Sioux Falls

Ballard Spahr, LLP
Sioux Falls

Bangs McCullen
Rapid City
Beardsley, Jensen & Lee
Rapid City

Rena M. Hymans, PC
Sturgis

Gunderson Palmer
Pierre

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.
Rapid City

Riter, Rogers,
Wattier & Northrup
Pierre

Moreno & Bachand
Pierre



Paralegal - Sioux Falls

City of Sioux Falls

 

City of Sioux Falls is hiring a paralegal.

 

Hiring Range DOQ: $25.42 - $30.01 hourly

Deadline for Filing: Monday, January 27, 2020

 

The Position

Perform professional legal work to assist City Attorneys with the research and analysis of complex legal matters, both civil and criminal in nature. The primary emphasis of this position will be to assist the Public Works Attorneys. This position will require assisting the Attorneys with contract drafting and modifications, organizing and preparing files, discovery obligations including working with interrogatories, requests to produce, depositions, working on small claims actions, licensing issues, drafting letters, and general office operation and other duties as assigned.

 

Qualification Standards

Successful completion of the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) examination of the National Association of Legal Assistants; or graduation from an ABA-approved program of study for legal assistants/paralegals; or graduation from an accredited program, which requires not less than the equivalent of 60 semester hours of classroom study and a minimum of two (2) years’ in-house training as a paralegal; or any such combination of education, experience, and training as may be acceptable to the hiring authority.

 

Application and Selection

Apply online at www.siouxfalls.org/careers. Most qualified will be invited for testing. If an ADA accommodation is needed please contact, 72 hours prior to closing date, 605-367-8740 or recruiter@siouxfalls.org.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The City of Sioux Falls does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, ancestry, pregnancy, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services. The City of Sioux Falls is a tobacco-free work environment.

(Posted 1-20-2020)


Paralegal/Legal Assistant (SE South Dakota area)

Ganje Law Offices

 

    Compensation: Negotiable/depending on experience

    Employment type: contract

    Telecommuting okay

    Immediate contract paralegal/legal assistant position available. This will involve virtual work. The legal assistance will be in litigation.  The position will not require attendance at law offices. Litigation experience required.  Resumes may be submitted in confidence and will be reviewed by principle attorney only.

 

Email David Ganje at DavidGanje@GanjeLaw.com.

 

(Posted 1-7-2020)



Paralegal – Aberdeen

Richardson, Wyly, Wise, Sauck & Hieb

 

Now hiring full-time Paralegal for a fast-paced legal office.  The qualified candidate must be proficient in the use of a computer, detail oriented, able to work efficiently and think independently to assist attorneys with preparing legal documents, scheduling, e-filing, writing letters, communicating with clients, and such other tasks as may be assigned.  Pay DOEQ between $14.00 - $18.00 plus benefits, including paid time off during your first year.  Send cover letter and resume to Stacy Johnson at SJohnson@rwwsh.com.

 

(Posted 12-20-2019)



Legal Support Staff - Aberdeen

Richardson, Wyly, Wise, Sauck & Hieb


Now hiring part-time Legal Support Staff person for a fast-paced legal office.  The qualified candidate must be proficient in the use of a computer, be able to work efficiently and think independently to set up, maintain and organize files, filing, type dictation, run errands (driver’s license required) and assist attorneys and paralegals with various projects such as preparing legal documents and copying, and such other tasks as may be assigned.  Pay DOEQ between $13.00 - $17.00 per hour.  Flexible schedule.  Send cover letter and resume to: Stacy Johnson at SJohnson@rwwsh.com.


(Posted 12-20-2019)



Legal Assistant/ParalegalSioux Falls

Billion Automotive

 

Billion Automotive is now hiring for a full-time Legal Assistant/Paralegal.  The Legal Assistant/Paralegal will provide administrative support to corporate officers including CFO and General Counsel.

 

Essential Job Duties

  • Welcomes guests and employees by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.
  • Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation for attorney.
  • Conserves General Counsel’s time by reading, researching, reviewing, verifying, and routing correspondence, reports and legal documents
  • Drafting letters, documents, and small claims complaints; collecting and analyzing information; organizing meetings; scheduling couriers, court reporters, expert witnesses, anticipating changes in litigation and other special legal functions.
  • Produces department reports for CFO and other team members daily/monthly as requested.
  • Maintains Office calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, and travel;
  • Represents corporate office by communicating and obtaining information; following-up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to attorney.
  • Maintains client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential.
  • Corporate maintainable services and annual filings.
  • Filing and organization of Company and legal records, discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence.
  • Maintains office supplies by checking stocks; placing and expediting orders; evaluating new products.
  • Forwards information by receiving and distributing communications; collecting and mailing correspondence; copying information.
  • Screens and responds to emails and phone calls on behalf of CFO and General Counsel.
  • Screens correspondence and phone calls for CFO and General Counsel.  Answers/provides information when appropriate.
    • H.S diploma required, some secondary education a plus.
    • Paralegal certificate/experience preferred. 
    • Office Experience - General, Scheduling, Telephone Skills, Typing, Documentation Skills, Meeting Planning.
    • Strong Written and Verbal Communication.
    • Dependability & Attention to Detail.
    • Computer skills to include:  MS Office including Excel spreadsheet.
    • Good driving record.

 

Skills/Qualifications

Billion Automotive offers excellent compensation commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance and 401(K). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

 

To apply,  candidates can do so on our career site using this link:  https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=20316&clientkey=73C24524DF976F39A9760C9E7F3B638C

(Posted 12-19-2019)



Paralegal II - Pierre

 

Fact-Witness Coordinator / Paralegal II Supporting the US Attorney's Office

Apply online at www.fsafederal.com

 

Location: Pierre, SD

Worksite: USAO

Requisition Number: 19-592

Posted Compensation: 24.02

 

Description:

Focused on delivering unsurpassed services in support of law enforcement and homeland security, FSA, a rapidly growing joint venture owned by trusted solutions providers SAIC and AECOM, has a vacancy for a Paralegal II to support the US Attorney's Office.

The Department of Justice, United States Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota is the principal litigator for the United States Government for the entire state of South Dakota. The mission of the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) is to prosecute criminal cases on behalf of the Federal Government, and to prosecute and defend civil cases in which the United States is a party. This position will provide witness management during the trial process.

 

A Paralegal II performs, but is not limited to the following duties:

Provide witness management assistance prior to, during, and after trial. Typical assignments include: work directly with fact witnesses, provide assistance and support to ensure appearance for court, pre-trial conferences, and grand jury. Receive visitors, field phone calls, questions and other inquiries from fact witnesses seeking information pertaining to court, pre-trial conferences, grand jury appearances and expense reimbursement. Obtain pertinent information for files and documents necessary to arrange witness travel and reimbursements. Initiate contact/notify fact witnesses concerning travel arrangements, appearance date/time, and determine any special circumstances or needs of the fact witness. Use judgment to determine when AUSA should be notified of special circumstances or needs of fact witnesses. Confer with AUSA concerning fact witness appearance and special circumstances regarding witnesses (special authorizations, international witnesses, military/federal employee witnesses, or hostile witnesses). Complete and submit proper documentation for special authorizations and obtain prior approval before proceeding with travel arrangements. Prior to fact witness' appearance, ensure all travel documents and appearance date and time have been provided to witness. Make necessary arrangements for fact witness travel and lodging according to Department of Justice and USAO policies and procedures. Meet with fact witnesses upon arrival to designated hearing or pre-trial conference, offer and perform courtroom orientation, accompany witness to court, ensure a safe waiting area is available, and collect necessary documentation and signatures for fact witness reimbursement documents. Prepare and submit documentation for fact witness reimbursement, i.e. witness vouchers and other required. documentation for fact witnesses. Furnish requested information concerning pending and completed fact witness vouchers. Gather required documentation and reconcile Government Travel Accounts. Obtain information, confer, and coordinate with the Court, Probation, Pretrial, U.S. Marshals Service, investigative agencies, and other counterparts, when necessary. Complete variable aspects of recurring documents in conformance with the rules governing their style and format. Compose

original letters that do not require legal interpretations but require a good working knowledge of legal procedures and specialized terminology relevai1t to fact witness laws and regulations. Perform general office procedures pertaining to fact witness management, including, but not limited to: establish and maintain a variety of fact witness files, documents and databases; assemble documents and other information for fact witness file material and retention in accordance with established procedures and Department of Justice regulations; if requested, establish and maintain calendar and/or database of active and pending fact witness appearances; track hearings, trial dates, grand jury and scheduling conferences; perform other administrative and logistical fact witness management related duties as required/assigned.

 

Requirements:

A Paralegal II supporting the fact witness process must meet the following qualifications:

High School diploma is required and undergraduate degree is preferred

At least 2-5 years of paralegal experience

Good communication skills

Provide word processing and data entry/retrieval

Ability to enter and retrieve data from databases

Ability to prepare and format management reports

Ability to manipulate, transfer, compute and print information and using word processing software

Ability to review and analyze information from multiple sources; * Ability to establish case/project files

Ability to prepare and correct reports

Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Access.

 

This position requires U.S. Citizenship and a 7 (or 10) year minimum background investigation.

 

Area of Interest: Legal/Litigation Support

Position Schedule: Full-time

 

FSA is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote qualified persons in all job titles without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, HIV status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression and identity), veteran status, family leave status or any protected group status as defined by applicable law.

(Posted 11-18-2019)


Paralegal Associate – Sioux Falls

Premier Bankcard

Premier Bankcard is hiring a Paralegal Associate. This position will be responsible for maintaining the contract database and assisting with the development and implementation of changes to the contract workflow process, including drafting procedures related to the contract maintenance process. This position will review and maintain all operational business and vendor contracts. This position will also assist with development and implementation of changes to record request processes and assist with research, gathering data, and responding to record requests. It will provide backup support related to other legal matters and coordinate activities through different stages of litigation, including litigation holds, discovery, and settlement, as well as reviewing and responding to legal and business communications, including customer complaints. Candidates must be highly organized, have a strong attention to detail, a paralegal degree or certificate, or comparable in-house training as a legal assistant is preferred.

Compensation and Schedule

Competitive hourly pay based on prior work experiences.

Full-time Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Performance Expectations

  • Perform routine legal research and compile data from multiple sources.
  • Maintain original and electronic contract files; coordinate review of contract versions by appropriate team members and maintain contract database, assist with implementation of changes to contract system; and draft and assist with implementation of related procedures.
  • Manage and maintain contract templates; draft termination letters and other legal notice correspondence as appropriate and required
  • Categorize, analyze and summarize legal documents.
  • Manage communications with business units to inform of legal changes, provide updates, and ensure company procedures are updated.
  • Direct fact investigation by reviewing account documentation.
  • Assist with discovery responses and affidavits.
  • Manage litigation holds.
  • Manage settlement agreements, check requests, and any other required settlement actions.
  • Manage cardholder or attorney legal claims.
  • Verbally respond to escalated telephone inquiries of a legal nature.
  • Communicate internal process and service issues to management as they arise.
  • Track, research, and respond to all subpoenas and other record requests received within an acceptable time frame
  • Conduct tasks in a manner that is consistent with the PREMIER Way.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Paralegal degree or certificate, or comparable in-house training as a legal assistant.
  • Must possess basic understanding of credit card system.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Excellent skills in Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook.
  • Proficiency of the English language.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to concentrate and work independently.
  • Attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Capacity to learn, adapt to change, and become proficient quickly.
  • Ability to handle stress, exercise self-control, adhere to company policies and procedures and uphold The PREMIER Way

Culture and Benefits

At First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard, we've created a culture that emphasizes personal success, respect, health and wellness, fun and giving back. This is an environment where you will be rewarded, valued and celebrated for your hard work. We provide our employees a robust and expanded package of health benefits, incentives, growth and career advancement opportunities and some pretty epic parties—from concerts by big-name artists to giving away cars. We believe in investing in our employees, their families and our communities.

We’re Investing in You

  • Additional monthly compensation for high performers in the form of incentives, spot awards and bonuses
  • Full medical benefits for 20+ hours/week. Medical plans and contributions to spending accounts with free dental, vision, EAP, life, AD&D, company match 401(k), long and short-term disability plans
  • Generous time off plans including PTO, Sick Pay, and Bonus Days
  • 401(k) – Dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% of total compensation, 100% employee-owned
  • Growth plans and career pathways having the opportunity to receive an hourly wage increase
  • PREMIER Wellness Program
  • Special discounts and pre-sell offers for Denny Sanford PREMIER Center events
  • Paid community volunteer hours
  • Special employee parties and incentives

Application Process

To ensure timely communication during the application process, please ensure that the "My Presence" portion of your profile is kept current. This should include your most recent phone number and email address. Additionally, please upload any relevant documentation, such as a cover letter and resume. Initial contact will be made via email. Please check your email regularly for any updates or sign in at www.firstpremier.com/careers to view any status changes.

Neither First PREMIER Bank nor PREMIER Bankcard, LLC discriminates in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or status within any other protected group.

(Posted 11-13-2019)



Legal Administrative Assistant/Paralegal – Sioux Falls

Ballard Spahr, LLP


Ballard Spahr, LLP has an excellent opportunity for a legal administrative assistant/paralegal with demonstrated litigation, technical and administrative skills to work in the Sioux Falls office.  The selected individual will support attorneys in the Litigation and Business and Transactions practice groups by maintaining and processing case information, managing the progression of cases to final disposition, creating electronic files, preparing and processing correspondence, memoranda and complex legal documents, e-filings, and performing other administrative functions.


Responsibilities include preparing documents for state and federal court filings, including discovery requests and responses, letters, pleadings, motions and documents, as well as e-filing in various state and federal courts, both trial and appellate.  Administrative duties include scheduling meetings and appointments, maintaining attorney calendars and contact information, new client intake, file maintenance utilizing the firm's electronic records management system, billing, and travel coordination and expense reimbursement.

Qualified applicants will be highly motivated, possess strong communication, organizational, and client service skills and be able to multi-task and work in a team-oriented environment. Top-notch accuracy, spelling, grammar and proofreading skills are necessary. The ability to multi-task and work cooperatively in a team environment to meet deadlines is required.  A willingness to take innovative approaches to administrative support is a plus.

This position requires a minimum of 3 years of general litigation experience and a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Prior corporate transactional experience in a law firm and experience with e-filing, document management and time and billing systems a plus.


Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and a generous paid time off program. For immediate consideration, please visit https://ballardspahr.silkroad.com/epostings/ and apply online.


Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.


(Posted 10-16-2019)



Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant – Rapid City


Bangs McCullen Law Firm is accepting applications for a litigation paralegal/legal assistant position for our Rapid City office.  This is a full-time position.  Applicant must be a detail-oriented person, who has a positive attitude, and possesses excellent clerical and communication skills. Three years of legal experience and two years of trial experience are required for this position. Wage DOE -- Excellent benefit package.  Please e-mail resumes to:  bdreyer@bangsmccullen.com.


(Posted 11-13-2019)



Paralegal – Rapid City

Beardsley, Jensen & Lee


Beardsley, Jensen & Lee has an opening for a full-time paralegal or legal assistant to assist with a busy civil litigation practice.  Candidates should possess strong organizational, multitasking, and computer skills and be able to maintain a heavy workload.  Excellent grammar, spelling, punctuation, and attention to detail are also required.  Candidates should have experience in drafting correspondence and pleadings; document management; knowledge of court rules; proficiency in e-filing; calendaring and docketing.  The firm offers an hourly wage depending on experience, along with full benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, and Profit Sharing.  All applications will be treated confidential. 

 

Please email resume and references to thunsinger@blackhillslaw.com or fax to (605) 721-2801, Attention: Tawnya Hunsinger, or mail to P.O. Box 9579, Rapid City, SD 57709. 

(Posted 09-30-2019)

Paralegal – Rapid City

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.


Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. is seeking an experienced paralegal to support its Estate Planning and Probate group in the Rapid City Office. The ideal candidate has a paralegal certificate or degree and has a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Probate Paralegal.

Candidate will primarily provide support to attorneys in the firm’s estate planning and probate group including preparation of pleadings, probate forms, estate planning documents and correspondence; communication with clients; assistance with administration of estates and trusts including review of documents and records provided by clients, CPAs, banks and corporate fiduciaries. Case and calendar management.


Must be able to learn and use firm practice management and time and billing software. Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of products including Word and Excel is required.

Candidate should be organized, able to exercise independent judgment, problem solve and prioritize workload. This position requires a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Solid writing and proofreading skills are required. The candidate will be expected to exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential client information.


The firm offers: competitive compensation, 401(k)/profit sharing plan, paid holidays, PTO, a generous benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, and disability.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Pam Asbridge: Pam.Asbridge@LynnJackson.com or Attn: Pam Asbridge, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., 909 St. Joseph Street, Ste. 800, Rapid City, SD 57701.


(Posted 09-12-2019)



Legal Secretary – Sturgis

Rena M. Hymans, PC

 

OPEN POSITION: Legal Secretary: Part-Time 20 to 30 hours per week in Sturgis.

Providing legal secretarial assistance to assigned attorneys and/or legal staff. Prepare, process, and type legal documents and letters. Proofread materials to ensure high quality products, file information promptly and accurately, meet deadlines and take appropriate action. Front office responsibilities include greeting clients, vendors and outside visitors. Work on additional assignments when team coverage is necessary, assist with special projects and cooperate with other support staff in performing any duty essential to the achievement of efficient operations. Must have high school diploma, accurate typing skills, excellent communication skills both oral and written, ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and perform well in stressful situations.

 

This position open until filled.  If interested, please send resume to:

 

Rena M. Hymans PC

PO Box 159

2221 Lazelle Street

Sturgis, SD 57785

(605) 720.9665

RenaMHymansPC@Rushmore.com

rmhpc@Rushmore.com

 

(Posted 09-12-2019)



Paralegal – Pierre

Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore

 

We are currently seeking a full-time legal assistant/paralegal in Pierre, SD. Applicant must be detailed oriented, present a professional appearance, possess a positive attitude, and have excellent communication skills. Typing skills, knowledge of legal documents and ability to assist with electronic court filing are important considerations for this position.

 

Salary dependent on experience. Excellent benefits package. Please send your resume and cover letter to Cori Moser at CMoser@gpna.com or Marty Jackley at MJackley@gpna.com.

 

(Posted 09-12-2019)



Legal Secretary – Pierre

Moreno & Bachand

 

Moreno & Bachand, P.C. in Pierre has an opening for a receptionist/secretary.  Duties include answering phones, directing calls and inquiries tactfully and discretely; maintaining and ordering office supplies; preparation of correspondence and miscellaneous legal documents by transcription or otherwise; electronic filing of legal documents; ability to follow directions, ask questions, multi-task and prioritize workload; working knowledge of Microsoft Office and general office equipment a must; ability to maintain confidentiality; secretarial experience preferred but will train the right candidate; flexible hours and excellent retirement plan; pay dependent on qualifications.

 

Apply by resume to: RHanson@PIRlaw.com.

 

(Posted 07-15-2019)



LEGAL SECRETARY/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Pierre

Riter, Rogers, Wattier & Northrup, LLP


Riter, Rogers, Wattier & Northrup, LLP, of Pierre, has an opening for a full-time legal secretary or administrative assistant. Prefers knowledge of or background in preparing legal briefs, legal correspondence and other secretarial duties along with good communication and Microsoft Office skills. Will consider someone with good secretarial background skills, willing to learn and work with legal terminology and documents. Preferred candidate must have ability to be thorough, timely and accurate with assigned tasks, communicate information in clear and concise manner orally and in writing, and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and clients.

 

Wage depends on experience and qualifications and is competitive with benefits.

 

Please send resume to: Margo Northrup at m.northrup@riterlaw.com.


(Posted 05-13-2019)