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If you need to contact your area Legal Agency, you may call any of our offices below:
East River Legal Services (ERLS)
East River Legal Services (“ERLS”) is a legal aid program committed to providing civil legal assistance to low-income people in the thirty-three (33) eastern South Dakota counties. ERLS is based in Sioux Falls. ERLS also operates the RD Hurd program in cooperation with the University of South Dakota School of Law.
335 N Main Ave Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Applications accepted via phone: Tuesday Mornings from 9:00AM-12:00PM (CST)
Applications are accepted in this office for the following counties: Aurora, Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Clark, Clay, Codington, Davison, Day, Deuel, Douglas, Edmunds, Faulk, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jeraud, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, Marshall, McCook, McPherson, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, Spink, Turner, Union and Yankton.
Dakota Plains Legal Services (DPLS)
Dakota Plains Legal Services (“DPLS”) is a legal aid program serving low-income and elderly clients in a 33-county area in western South Dakota. DPLS also serves low-income and elderly Native Americans on all South Dakota Indian Reservations. Legal Services are provided from six offices in South Dakota in Eagle Butte, Ft. Thompson, Mission, Pine Ridge, Sisseton and Rapid City and one office in Ft. Yates, North Dakota which serves the Standing Rock Reservation located in both North Dakota and South Dakota.
Eagle Butte Office
Serving the counties of Dewey, Haakon, Potter, and Ziebach along with the Cheyenne River Reservation.
Fort Thompson Office
Serving the counties of Brule, Buffalo, Hughes, Hyde, Lyman, Stanley and Sully counties along with the Lower Brule and Crow Creek reservations.
Fort Yates Office
Serving the Campbell, Corson, and Walworth counties along with the Standing Rock Reservation.
Serving the counties of Gregory, Jones, Mellette, Todd and Tripp counties, along with the Rosebud Reservation.
Pine Ridge Office
Serving the counties of Bennett, Jackson, and Shannon along with the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Rapid City Office
Serving the counties of Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington and Perkins.
Serving the counties of Grant, Roberts, and Charles Mix along with the Flandreau, Lake Traverse, and Yankton Reservations.
Access To Justice
Access to Justice, Inc. (“A2J, Inc.”) came about as the result of ten years of state planning for legal services in South Dakota and was incorporated by the State Bar of South Dakota as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2005. Today, A2J, Inc. is a statewide program based in Pierre, South Dakota, and its primary function is to administer the State Bar of South Dakota pro bono and modest means programs.
222 E Capital Ave #3
Pierre, SD 57501