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UPDATED: 05-23-2018

SDPA Job Bank

     Job Bank Committee     
                                           Chair:        Laura Stewart
                                           Members:  Kayne Larimer, ACP
                                                           Jackie Schad, ACP
          Current Job Listings          
Ottertail Corporation
Fergus Falls, MN
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Barker Wilson Law Firm
Rapid City

Nooney & Solay
Rapid City
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Boyce Law Firm
Sioux Falls

Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler
Sioux Falls




Ballard Spahr
Sioux Falls / Minneapolis, MN

Clayborne, Loos & Sabers
Rapid City

Beardsley, Jensen & Lee
Rapid City


Thompson Law

Sioux Falls




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Corporate Paralegal – Fergus Falls, MN

Otter Tail Corporation

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Do you thrive in a team-oriented, dynamic, fast-paced environment? Are you empowered by making an impact through servicing your internal and external clients? Otter Tail Corporation is seeking a Paralegal to provide support to our corporate legal department. This position will be located at our company headquarters in Fergus Falls. Located in west central Minnesota, Fergus Falls is a friendly, picturesque community with vibrant arts, growing businesses, award-winning healthcare, and excellent schools.

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The Corporate Paralegal supports the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and other attorneys by completing a range of legal, transactional, securities compliance and executive administrative duties. The Corporate Paralegal also provides high-level administrative support to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience supporting activities related to a public company, corporate governance, maintenance of corporate and legal records, and corporate secretary duties. A commitment to integrity and a demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision is a must.

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The position has day-to-day interaction with all levels of management and requires executive presence as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, responsible and confident. The ability to be prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively is a must.

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Requirements:

• 3-5 years of Paralegal or corporate secretary experience

• Bachelor’s degree in business or related field

• Paralegal Certificate

• Knowledge of governance processes as well as understanding of corporate organization.

• Experience drafting and editing corporate bylaws and meeting minutes

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

• Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time

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With offices in Fargo, ND and Fergus Falls, MN, Otter Tail Corporation is a diversified utility company with nearly $1 billion annual revenues and 2,000 employees across several industries.

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To apply, go to www.ottertail.com and visit our careers page (link at the bottom of the home page). In addition to the on-line application, candidates must upload a current resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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(Posted 5-23-2018)


Legal Secretary – Rapid City

 

The Barker Wilson Law Firm is seeking a part-time or full-time legal secretary.  Legal experience preferred.  Compensation DOE. 

Send resume and letter to:

 

Michael A. Wilson

Barker Wilson Law Firm, LLP

P.O. Box 1795

Rapid City, SD 5770-1795

mwilson@barkerwilsonlaw.com

 

(Posted 5-11-2018)


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Legal Assistant / Paralegal - Rapid City

Nooney & Solay

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Nooney & Solay, now located at the base of M Hill in Rapid City, has an opening for a legal assistant/paralegal to provide litigation support. Duties will include filing legal correspondence, documents, and appeals; typing and drafting documents; and calendaring. Candidate must have proficiency in MS Word and Excel, strong typing/transcription skills, and excellent organizational skills. Prior legal experience preferred, but not required. Competitive compensation will be based on experience; benefit package included. Mail or email cover letter and resume to Nooney & Solay, LLP, Attn: Sandi Olsen, P.O. Box 8030, Rapid City, SD 57709-8030, or Sandi@NooneySolay.com.

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(Posted 5-7-2018)


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Legal Administrative Assistant-Business & Finance - Sioux Falls

Ballard Spahr, LLP

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Ballard Spahr LLP, a national law firm with more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices across the country is seeking a dedicated and reliable individual to provide support to lawyers in the business and finance and litigation practice groups in the Sioux Falls office.  The Legal Administrative will be responsible for but not limited to preparing and managing a steady load of legal documentation, organizing files, time entry, billing, travel logistics, meeting arrangements and calendaring.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

The selected individual must be very organized, have superior technical skills, good communication skills, the ability to demonstrate initiative and judgment, and work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize efficiently and effectively are required.


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Requirements include technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and a document management system; time and billing experience and a keen attention to detail.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, FileSite and Elite 3E experience a plus.. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.  Ideal candidates will have 2-5 years of relevant experience with a law firm. 

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

 

Ballard offers an excellent compensation package including comprehensive benefits and a generous paid time off program.  For immediate consideration, please visit www.ballardspahr.com/careers.aspx 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 4-20-2018)


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Litigation Paralegal – Sioux Falls
Boyce Law Firm

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BOYCE LAW FIRM, LLP, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has an opening for a full-time paralegal to assist with its litigation practice with emphasis in working in medical malpractice and health law area. 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.

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The firm offers a competitive compensation.  Benefits include generous 401K, profit sharing, health insurance, life insurance, professional dues, memberships and paid attendance and expenses for continuing legal education.  Confidential inquiries, including resume, cover letter should be directed to Michele Benson, Boyce Law Firm, LLP, PO Box 5015, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5015 or to mlbenson@boycelaw.com.  For more information, please visit www.boycelaw.com.

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(Posted 04-13-2018)


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Legal Assistant/Paralegal – Sioux Falls

Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler

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Who We Are - Since its inception in 1894, the law firm of Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler, LLP has been committed to offering quality legal services to individuals and businesses in the Sioux Falls area. Our firm consists of seven attorneys with long-standing ties to the Sioux Falls community. Our practice consists of civil litigation, personal injury, family law, estate planning, estate administration, corporate formation/organization, general business law and real estate law. We are a family-friendly law firm with a collegial work environment.

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Who We Are Seeking - We are seeking a legal assistant/paralegal whose primary responsibilities will focus on civil litigation and personal injury, including, but not limited to drafting pleadings, motions, prepare and answer discovery requests, draft claimant demands, maintain client correspondence, and all trial preparation. The qualified candidate must have 3-5 years’ experience working closely with personal injury claims and insurance companies

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Education & Experience Requirements/Competencies - To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

•  Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree from a reputable college or university with a

    paralegal certificate.

•  Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and operate in a fast-paced environment.

•  Works well with a team, including providing excellent oral and written

    communication.

•  Works in an honest and ethical manner, maintaining an appropriate level of

    confidentiality.

•  Dependable to complete work in a timely, excellent, and thorough manner.

•  Willingness to learn.

•  Ability to problem solve.

•  Assertive and self-motivated.

•  Positive demeanor.

•  Passion for serving others with excellence.

•  High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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Please send resume and cover letter via email to Christopher L. Fideler.

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(Posted 4-10-2018)


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Paralegal – Rapid City

Clayborne, Loos & Sabers

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Dynamic law firm looking to hire a full-time paralegal or other experienced legal professional. Candidates would work primarily in a business and litigation practice, including family and domestic relations files. A great compensation package and benefits to include health insurance and retirement are available for the qualified candidate. Experience in litigation practice including client communications, file organization, drafting pleadings and electronic filing are preferred. Dictation, typing and familiarity with Excel would also be a plus. Training is available for the right person. Interested candidates are assured of confidentiality and can send resume and cover letter to:

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Donna Eixenberger

Office Manager

Clayborne, Loos & Sabers, LLP

P.O. Box 9129

Rapid City, SD 57709

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(Posted 4-2-2018)


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Centralized Billing Specialist - Minneapolis, MN or Sioux Falls, SD

Ballard Spahr

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Ballard Spahr law firm has an immediate opening for a full-time Billing Specialist that could be located in our Minneapolis, MN or Sioux Falls, SD office. The Billing Specialist will be responsible for all aspects of client bill preparation according to both client and attorney specifications, including but not limited to, processing edits, printing and mailing invoices. Responsibilities also include the preparation and submission of electronic invoices in accordance with client and vendor guidelines, as well as researching and resolving issues associated with electronic invoicing. Perform accounting support in areas of cash receipts and accounts payable as needed. This position will also provide time and billing application support to users firm-wide. Must be flexible to work overtime as needed during time critical deadlines such as month-end and year-end closing.

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Candidate will have strong computer skills, be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook with a basic understanding of Microsoft Access. Must have good organizational and analytical skills, able to handle multiple demands, prioritize tasks and handle the pressure of meeting deadlines. Able to work in a team environment as well as independently, and possesses excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

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Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma with a basic understanding of accounting principles and at least 2 years billing experience in a law firm or professional services environment. College degree preferred.

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

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Ballard Spahr offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered. For immediate consideration, apply online here.

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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.

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(Posted 3-22-2018)


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Paralegal – Rapid City

Beardsley, Jensen & Lee

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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.

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The firm offers a starting wage of $14.00 to $25.00 per hour depending on experience, along with full benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, and Profit Sharing.  All applications will be treated confidentially. Please email resume and references to TBroyles@BlackHillsLaw.com, or you may fax it to (605) 721-2801 attention Tawnya Broyles or mail to P.O. Box 9579, Rapid City, SD 57709.

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(Posted 1-17-2018)


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Paralegal: Estate Administration – Sioux Falls

Thompson Law, P.C.

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Thompson Law, P.C. is an established, estate planning law firm in Sioux Falls whose mission is to provide families with quality estate planning resources.  Our firm helps families preserve their wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes and avoid the expense of probate. We also help clients preserve their financial wealth through Legacy Planning, a holistic approach to estate planning where life stories and family heirlooms are prepared for future generations.  Our law firm also specializes in estate planning for the unique needs of family businesses and farms.

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Thompson Law is a great place to work for those who enjoy a family friendly environment where serving the clients’ needs is the highest priority.  It is a busy office where each staff member is valued and relied upon for team success.  Career growth is encouraged and opportunities are available for those who have the desire to succeed.

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Position Summary

The Estate Administration Paralegal will have regular and frequent interactions with families after the death of loved ones.  This person is responsible for assisting the attorney in all aspects of administrating trusts and estates. 

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Responsibilities include the following

•     Pleasantly and professionally serve clients and their families acting at all times in

       good faith and in the interests of the trustees and personal representatives.

•     Inventory financial and real estate assets.

•     Accurately bill clients for services.

•     File court documents for probates, guardianships and conservatorships.

•     Prepare and file deeds.

•     Prepare letters and documents.

•     Communicate with clients on the progression of estate administration.

•     Research issues relating to trust assets, administration and other legal documents.

•     Assist in the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns.

•     Perform the duties of a Notary Public of the State of South Dakota.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•     Strong interpersonal skills.

•     Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

•     Competent with technology including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word,

       Outlook & Excel.

•     Respect for confidentiality.

•     Strong organizational and time management skills.

•     Effective oral and written communication skills.

•     Diligent attention to details, priorities, deadlines and follow-through.

•     Ability to manage multiple, overlapping tasks.

•     Desire and ability to work on a successful team.

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Preference will be given to applicants with a background in financial planning or accounting and/or proven Trust Administration experience.  Familiarity with investment assets and taxes is a plus. 

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Submit cover letter, resume and references to joan@cathompsonlaw.com.

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(Posted 8-11-2017; Updated 3-1-2018)