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Rural Attorney recruitment. HB 1096. Background. Project Rural Practice Chief Justice’s State of Judiciary Messages 65% of Attorneys are in Minnehaha, Pennington, Brown and Hughes Counties 6 Counties have 2 attorneys 13 Counties with 1 attorney 2 Counties with 0 attorneys.

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Rural attorney recruitment

Rural Attorney recruitment

HB 1096


Background

Background

  • Project Rural Practice

  • Chief Justice’s State of Judiciary Messages

  • 65% of Attorneys are in Minnehaha, Pennington, Brown and Hughes Counties

    • 6 Counties have 2 attorneys

    • 13 Counties with 1 attorney

    • 2 Counties with 0 attorneys


Common questions

Common Questions

  • Why is it important to have attorneys?

  • Who administers the program?

  • Which counties can participate?

    • Population 10,000 or less

      • 48 counties meet population requirement

    • Agree to provide portion of incentive payment

    • Determined Eligible by the UJS

  • What is the financial commitment?


How it works

How it WOrks

  • 4 Year Pilot Program

  • Eligible Counties Contact UJS to Make Application

  • Applies to licensed attorneys

  • Agree to Practice Full-time for 5 years

    • If breech have to pay it all back and subject to discipline by Supreme Court

  • 16 Attorney Limit

  • Yearly Incentive Payment for 5 Years

  • Equal to 90% USD Law Tuition as of July 1, 2013

  • County pays 35%

    • May enter agreements with municipalities, school districts or nonprofits to share cost.

  • State Bar pays 15%

  • State pays 50%


What s next

What’s Next

  • First State in the Country to Pass Such Legislation

  • Supreme Court Rule Development

  • Marketing the Program

  • Eligible Counties Should Contact UJS


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