The State Bar of South Dakota

222 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2596
Telephone: (605) 224-7554
Fax: (605) 224-0282
Email: Thomas.Barnett@sdbar.net
Web: http://www.sdbar.org

Overview

Established: 1931
Total Number of Members: 2,756
Out of State Members: 870
Membership is: Compulsory
Membership in Other Bar Associations: Jackrabbit Bar, Western States Bar Conference

Bar Profile:
The State Bar of South Dakota is a unified bar established in 1931 by the South Dakota Legislature and pursuant to South Dakota Supreme Court Rule. The stated purposes of the bar are to maintain a high standard of professional conduct, furnish a legal entity through which the considered judgment of its members on issues affecting the judicial system may be made available to the courts and the Legislature, to uphold the honor of the profession, and to improve the administration of justice. The State Bar of South Dakota has "pre-paid" CLE, meaning that $100 of each member's dues are dedicated to CLE, thus entitling each member to attend all CLE programs without additional charge. A "supporting" 501 (c) (3) corporation publishes forms, pattern jury instructions, the South Dakota Code, administrative rules, S.D. Supreme Court decisions, and selected federal decisions, all on CD-ROM. The State Bar has 3 sections, organized around specific areas of practice. There are 20 standing committees. Annual meetings are held, generally, the third week of June each year and are always held in-state. South Dakota belongs to the Jackrabbit Bar Association and the Western States Bar Association. All inquiries should be addressed to the Executive Director.

ANNUAL MEETINGS
Purpose of meeting: conduct business, continuing legal education, social

June 18-21, 2008
Ramkota Hotel, Rapid City, SD

June 17-20, 2009
Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls

June 16-19, 2010
Ramkota Hotel, Rapid City, SD

Current Officers & Leadership

President
Richard L. Travis
PO Box 88738
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Phone: (605) 336-2565
Fax: (605) 336-2604
Email: dtravis@mayjohnson.com

President-Elect
Roxanne Giedd
1301 E. Highway 14, #1
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-3215
Fax: : (605) 773-4106
Email: Roxanne.Giedd@state.sd.us

Secretary-Treasurer
Thomas C. Barnett Jr.
222 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2596
Phone: (605) 224-7554
Fax: (605) 224-0282
Email: Thomas.Barnett@sdbar.net

Contacts

Continuing Legal Education Director
Thomas C. Barnett Jr.
Phone: (605) 224-7554
Email: Thomas.Barnett@sdbar.net

Disciplinary Director
Thomas C. Barnett Jr.
Phone: (605) 224-7554
Email: Thomas.Barnett@sdbar.net