Career Opportunities

Associate Attorney - Family Law & Criminal Defense

Pilcher Law Firm is seeking an energetic, self-starter with 0-3 years of professional legal experience. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Microsoft Office software, computer-based case management software, Westlaw legal research, and public legal research options like the South Dakota Legislative Research Council, the Unified Judicial System, and the LII / Legal Information Institute. 

Caseload will include a variety of general matters, including state criminal defense (misdemeanors, low-level felonies, abuse and neglect of minors), family (divorce, custody, visitation, spousal support, child support), 

Compensation will be competitive and DOE. Partnership track negotiable. 

Requirements: Licensed to practice law by the South Dakota Supreme Court. 

To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, an example of your work or ability, and two (2) references. 

Associate Attorney - Estates & Business Planning

Pilcher Law Firm is seeking an energetic, self-starter with 1-3 years of professional legal experience concentrated in estate planning, estate administration, business planning, and relevant tax knowledge and experience. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Microsoft Office software, computer-based case management software, Westlaw legal research, and public legal research options like the South Dakota Legislative Research Council, the Unified Judicial System, and the LII / Legal Information Institute. 

Caseload will include primarily creation of estate plans utilizing wills and trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, also probate and trust administration, guardianship matters, succession planning, and some estate specific litigation. 

Compensation will be competitive and DOE. Partnership track negotiable. 

Requirements: Licensed to practice law by the South Dakota Supreme Court. 

To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, an example of your work or ability, and two (2) references.

Executive Assistant / Legal Secretary

Pilcher Law Firm seeks an energetic, self-motivated individual ready to contribute to the daily routine of an active, professional office. As an Executive Assistant / Legal Secretary, you will fill multiple roles within the office:

 

  1. Reception. You will greet all individuals who enter the office, answer all phone calls, take messages, receive and hand-out material, and maintain client information in our online portal. 

 

  1. Executive Assistant and Office Manager. You will manage the attorney's schedule, manage correspondence, advance travel, and you will coordinate events with clients, professionals, witnesses, and other interested persons. You will maintain the cleanliness of the office. You will monitor supplies, and you may be asked to order or purchase these items for the office. The right person may be asked to assist the attorney with client billing and office finances; a track record of trustworthiness and personal integrity is important. 

 

  1. Legal Secretary. All of these tasks will be done at the attorney's direction, and based in-part on individual qualifications and training: 1) you will work on various legal documents, including assembling, formatting, sorting, filing, copying, and proofreading, 2) gather information, and 3) prepare exhibits and other materials for court appearances.

 

This position requires a calm and professional demeanor, even in stressful situations, and the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality for all clients and all matters. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and legal experience or training; we are willing to train the right person. Employees will be expected to dress professionally. 

 

Persons who have been convicted of a felony are not eligible, absent Supreme Court application and approval. 

 

This is a full-time, salaried position, with paid time off. The pay range will be the equivalent of $16.00 to $20.00 per hour. Certain benefits are negotiable.

 

TO APPLY submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to the office, at 79 3rd St. SE, Huron, SD 57350 (located across the street from the Scoreboard Bar and Grill).