South Dakota


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Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

Ellsworth AFB
28th Bomb Wing/JA
1000 Ellsworth St. Suite 2700
Rapid City, SD 57706
Phone: 605-385-2329, DSN 675-2329

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs:

Access to Justice, Inc.
222 East Capitol Avenue, #3
Pierre, SD 57501
Intake: 1-855-827-3510,
Counties served: all
Types of cases accepted: civil

Dakota Plains Legal Services

528 Kansas City Street
PO Box 1500
Rapid City, SD 57709
Phone: 605-342-7171
Fax: 605-348-5874

Counties Served:
Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington
Type of Cases Accepted:
Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Juvenile, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED

East River Legal Services

335 North Main Avenue
Suite 300
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Intake: 800-952-3015
Counties Served: All SD counties east of the Missouri river
Types of cases accepted: civil, priority given to family, domestic violence, housing, elder.

Second Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Project
335 N Main Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6038
Phone: 605-336-9230
Fax: 605-336-6919
Counties Served:
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Terminating Parental Rights, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Adoption

Lawyer Referral Programs:

South Dakota State Bar LRS
222 E. Capitol Ave.
General Phone No: 605-224-7554
Pierre, SD 57501-2596
800 Phone: 800-952-2333

Counties Served:
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.