Thursday, February 19, 2009

South Dakota Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP),

Servicemembers, veterans and families in South Dakota can use a variety of legal help resources available to the general public.

The State Bar of South Dakota describes its useful South Dakota Lawyer Referral Service:
"You can review the Lawyer Referral list online or may call 1-800-952-2333 toll free for lawyer referral services.

This directory is published by the South Dakota Lawyer Referral Service, which is a public service of The State Bar of South Dakota. It is designed to help you locate a private attorney. If you would like assistance in using the directory, call the South Dakota Lawyer Referral Service toll-free ..."

For the toll-free number, please see:
South Dakota Department of Military and Veterans Affairs maintains a useful
Resource Center ( Motto: Wellness is Readiness) featuring a toll-free number and more information on its webpage.

Then there is the Dakota Plains Legal Services
"Dakota Plains Legal Services is a private, non-profit organization funded by Congress through the National Legal Services Corporation to provide free legal assistance to eligible persons, Native American and non-Native American, residing in our service area."
DPLS has Branch offices
  • Mission
  • Fort Thompson
  • Fort Yates
  • Eagle Butte
  • Pine Ridge
  • Sisseton
  • Rapid City
Branch office Contact Information

Active duty service members may wish to go first to Armed Forces Legal Assistance's nice online database to "locate active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States". A query for the state of South Dakota is here

The Findlaw website has a city-by-city list of lawyers interested in representing active-duty military personnel, military reservists, and veterans here.If you have more information on the above, or on other efforts to provide legal help to our warrior community, please leave a comment below. The purpose is service!
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