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South Dakota Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
South Dakota Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
South Dakota Rules of Procedure and Practice
- Court Rules • Rules of Procedure
South Dakota Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
- Administrative Rules of South Dakota (S.D. Admin. R.)
- South Dakota Register (S.D. Reg.)
- Opinions • Decisions • Orders • Rulings
South Dakota Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
South Dakota Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all South Dakota law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
Other South Dakota Commentary
- Doing Business in South Dakota. Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.
South Dakota Law-Related Topical Web Sites
South Dakota Court Information
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, the Ballotpedia.org web site presents information about courts and judges in the state, covering both state courts and federal courts, in a Wikipedia-style format.
South Dakota Forms
- Revenue Department: Tax Forms
- Business Entity Forms
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court: Forms
Other South Dakota Resources
Bar Associations • Law-Related Organizations
Law Schools • Admission to Practice • Continuing Legal Education
Legal Research and Assistance
- University of South Dakota: McKusick Law Library
See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
- South Dakota Judicial System
- State Bar of South Dakota Pamphlets
- Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for South Dakota Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of South Dakota law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in South Dakota.
- Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- South Dakota Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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