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Search the South Dakota Unified Judicial System's civil money judgment database on a pay-as-you-go system or by subscription. Registration is free.
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View information on how to obtain civil and criminal records. This is a fee-based service; online searching is not available except for civil money judgments.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
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Search the current day's court calendars for South Dakota Circuit and Magistrate Courts by time and county.
Published opinions and orders
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View South Dakota Attorney General legal opinions from 1968 to current.
Self help, legal research, general information
5th Judicial Circuit Procedures broken link ?
View information about local procedures for weddings, small claims, juvenile court, misdemeanors, adult criminal court, family court, how to get your license back, and representing yourself in courts in Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Marshall, McPherson, Roberts, Spink, and Walworth Counties.
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View answers to frequently asked questions about court procedures in Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Marshall, McPherson, Roberts, Spink, and Walworth Counties.
Spink County Teen Court broken link ?
View information about Spink County Teen Court, an alternative court for young offenders.
Court Information broken link ?
View a brochure that explains the South Dakota court system, personnel, and procedures.
South Dakota Constitution, Laws, and Court Rules broken link ?
Search the South Dakota Constitution and Codified Laws by number or keyword, or browse the table of contents. Court Rules are included in the Codified Laws.
Find Legal Information broken link ?
View South Dakota legal information topics including adoption, family law, employment, guardianship, mental health commitments, probate, housing, small claims, consumer, garnishment, and Tribal issues.
Child Support Services broken link ?
The South Dakota Department of Social Services offers information and services related to child support, including making or changing a child support order, paternity, locating an absent parent, and child support enforcement.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information broken link ?
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety offers information about motor vehicle laws, registration, and driver licenses, including answers to frequently asked questions and online manuals.
Self-Representation Information broken link ?
View a brochure on representing yourself in South Dakota courts.
Drug Court Information broken link ?
View information about the South Dakota Drug, DUI/DWI, and Veterans Courts, alternative courts for non-violent, adult felony offenders affected by addiction. A map of court locations is included.
Self-Help Pamphlets broken link ?
View South Dakota State Bar self-help pamphlets on a variety of legal issues including health care, wills, probate, trusts, elder law, employment, property, protection orders, family law, use of attorneys, and more.
Expungement Information broken link ?
View instructions for filing a motion for expungement of a criminal record in South Dakota courts.
Legal Information for Seniors broken link ?
The South Dakota Attorney General's Office offers information for seniors about legal issues including abuse, health care, estate planning, and benefits. Links to additional online resources and tips about scams are also available.
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View information about the South Dakota Crime Victims' Compensation Program and other resources for crime victims. Additional links are at the top of the right column.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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View a list of organizations offering free and low-cost legal services, or click the map to find legal service providers by location. Click the FAQs link in the top menu bar for answers to frequently asked questions about legal services.
State Bar Directory broken link ?
View a list of State Bar of South Dakota member lawyers and law firms with contact information and types of cases handled.
Complaints about Attorneys broken link ?
Information about how to file a complaint about attorney misconduct with the Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of South Dakota.
Volunteer Lawyers broken link ?
The State Bar of South Dakota's Access to Justice programs provide free and reduced-fee civil legal services to low-income residents.
Consumer Protection broken link ?
The South Dakota Attorney General's Office offers information about its consumer protection services, with instructions for handling complaints, tips about types of scams, and online and downloadable complaint forms.
Public Defender Offices broken link ?
View contact information for South Dakota Public Defender offices.
Forms and related information
Online Court Forms and Instructions broken link ?
View and download South Dakota court forms including civil filing statement, confidential information, domestic protection order, stalking protection order, record search request, name change, and a variety of divorce and child support forms. Instructions for some forms and a toll-free help line for assistance with forms are also available.
Protection Order System broken link ?
View information about the South Dakota online Protection Order System, which allows the public to fill out and print protection order forms before coming to court. A link to the online form process is included.
Pardon Application broken link ?
Download an application, supporting forms, and instructions to request a pardon and other types of executive clemency for criminal offenses in South Dakota.
Online fine payments