May 25, 2018



Job title:

Deputy Public Defender




Office of the Public Defender



Closing date:

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled



Start date:

As available



Salary (annual):

$60,187.40 - $71,664.06 (Dependent upon experience)



Work schedule:




Submit résumé and writing sample to:

Amber L. Richey, Chief Deputy, Office of the Lawrence County Public Defender, 90 Sherman Street, Deadwood, SD 57732



Description of duties:

Representation of indigent clients through all stages of the state court system in criminal and some civil matters. This includes pre-trial proceedings, motions, various court hearings and jury trials in criminal matters, appeals, habeas corpus proceedings, abuse and neglect actions, and juvenile proceedings.




The successful applicant must possess a J.D. degree and be a current member in good standing or eligible for admission to the South Dakota Bar. Criminal trial experience or clinical program experience in criminal law are preferred. Must be a resident of Lawrence County or willing to become a resident within eleven months of start date.



Additional information:

Lawrence County offers health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave and retirement benefits. Please contact the Office of the Lawrence County Public Defender for more information at (605) 578-3000.




Lawrence County is an equal opportunity employer.