Dakota Plains Legal Services


Pine Ridge, SD

Job Details

DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES (DPLS), a non-profit legal services program, has an opening for a paralegal (tribal advocate) position at our Pine Ridge, South Dakota, office. The Pine Ridge Office serves the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Oglala Lakota, Bennett and Jackson counties in South Dakota.

Applicants, through formal education, training, and experience, must have knowledge and expertise regarding the legal system, substantive and procedural law, and the ethical considerations of the legal profession which qualify them to do work of a legal nature under the direct supervision of a licensed attorney; must have strong written and oral communication skills; must be able to handle a significant caseload with regular court appearances; must demonstrate an interest in poverty law and working with Native American and low income clients; must be qualified to obtain a license to practice law in the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court. The primary duties of the successful applicant will be to advise and provide legal representation to clients on matters that are within the jurisdiction of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court.

Competitive, depending on experience. DPLS has excellent fringe benefits, including generous leave benefits and employee insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).

Open until filled.

Job Type: Full-time
Experience: Legal Assistant: 1 year (Required)
Location: Pine Ridge, SD 57770 (Preferred)
Work Location: One location
Benefits: Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Paid time off
Schedule: Monday to Friday

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.

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