South Dakota Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral
This page provides information about Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral resources in South Dakota.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
South Dakota - Statewide Courts Legal Aid
State Bar Lawyer Referral and Information
The South Dakota Lawyer Referral Service provides a reasonably priced half-hour consultation with an attorney familiar with your type of legal issue. Lawyers and law firms that participate in this service provide their contact information and the types of cases they handle. You may also search for an attorney by name or firm name.
Complaints about Attorneys
Information about how to file a complaint about attorney misconduct with the Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of South Dakota.
South Dakota Low-income Legal Assistance
The State Bar of South Dakota's Access to Justice programs provide free and reduced-fee civil legal services to low-income residents.
The South Dakota Attorney General's Office offers information about its consumer protection services, with instructions for filing complaints, fraud prevention, alerts about current scams, and downloadable complaint forms.
Lawrence County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Lawrence County Public Defender
View information about the Lawrence County Public Defender's Office, which provides representation to defendants facing possible incarceration who cannot afford a lawyer.
Minnehaha County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Minnehaha County Public Advocate
The Minnehaha County Public Advocate provides representation for defendants that cannot be represented by the Public Defender due to a conflict of interest.
Minnehaha County Public Defender
The Minnehaha County Public Defender provides criminal defense, mental health, and juvenile case representation to low-income residents. Links include information about available services, instructions for obtaining a lawyer, answers to frequently asked questions, court procedure, and related forms.
Pennington County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Pennington County Public Defender
View contact information for the Pennington County Public Defender's Office.
Union County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Union County Bad Check Prosecution
The Union County State's Attorney's office offers information about its bad check prosecution policies, with instructions for merchants and a sample notice of dishonor.