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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Public Defender in AGENCY VILLAGE, South Dakota

Contract/SWO Tribal Public DefenderSalary: Flat fee $50,000; no benefitsSupervision: iUnder the supervision of the Chief Judge of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribal CourtEmployment:i times flexible; 2-3 days a week.i The SWO Public Defender shall also be available after hours to their clients, court staff and other tribal persons or entities which regularly consult with the Public Defenderis office, should the need arise.General Description:i It is the duty of the SWO Public Defender to represent indigent defendants charged with crimes within the boundaries of the Lake Traverse Reservation. The attorney should have experience in criminal defense, filing pretrial motions, representing their client at all stages of the proceeding, and conducting bench and jury trials.This individual will assist with representing parents in all juvenile cases including but not limited to child abuse, neglect, and dependency, unruly and delinquent cases.The SWO Public Defender should be familiar with the Indian Child Welfare Act, and should be able to understand motions to intervene and or transfer from State Court ICWA proceedings.iOpen Until Filled.i

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