South Dakota Bankruptcy Courts (SD)

Directory of South Dakota Bankruptcy Lawyers and court system requirements

All lawyers are not permitted to file on behalf of their clients. In addition to state licensing regulations, South Dakota bankruptcy lawyers must also receive approval from the South Dakota Court Federal District in which they seek to file cases. For a directory of South Dakota lawyers, law firms and other attorneys who represent debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, and qualifications by specialty, board certification and years of practice, the State Bar maintains a free lawyer referral program during regular business hours.

South Dakota Bankruptcy Court Locations:

The official site for the South Dakota Bankruptcy Court directs filers to four Divisions: Aberdeen, Pierre, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls.

To receive a state license to practice law, all South Dakota lawyers must pass the state bar examination and meet or exceed the requirements established for suitable background verification. The background check includes a wide assortment of minimum qualifications based on published public records, as well as the recommendation of several existing members of the State Bar. Overall, the licensing process is an arduous hurdle for initial approval, yet over time, public disciplinary records reflect the level of continuing legal commitment to state standards.