16-18 POWERS AND DUTIES OF ATTORNEYS
POWERS AND DUTIES OF ATTORNEYS
License and bar membership required to practice law--Injunction to restrain
Attorney licensing--Non-resident attorneys--"Pro hac vice" admission on motion--Requirements.
Legal assistance by law students--Purpose of provisions.
Requirements for participation by law student.
Certification of legal intern or extern by law school dean--Filing--Effective period--Withdrawal by dean or termination by Supreme Court.
Consent and approval for appearance by legal intern or extern--Authority for
appearance in civil and criminal matters.
Appearance by legal intern or extern for state, county, or first or second class
Preparation of pleadings, briefs, and other documents by legal intern or extern.
Oral argument by legal intern or extern before Supreme Court.
Notation of oral consent and approval of appearance by legal intern or extern--Filing
of written consent.
Qualifications of supervising lawyer--Professional responsibility.
Other rights not affected by provisions for legal assistance by legal interns or externs.
16-18-3 to 16-18-5. Repealed
Temporary waiver of admission requirements for nonresident defense counsel where
county is experiencing significant increase in criminal cases.
Contracts and powers of disbarred attorney void.
Solicitation, acceptance of employment, or practice by disbarred or suspended
attorney as misdemeanor.
Assistance to or acceptance of employment from disbarred or suspended attorney as
Attorney's power to execute bonds and instruments for client.
Attorney not to be surety--Violation as misdemeanor.
Attorney's power to bind client by agreements--Evidence of agreement.
Proof of authority required of attorney.
Attorney's duty to respect courts.
Attorney's duty to respect reputation of parties and witnesses.
Attorney not to maintain unjustified actions or defenses--Criminal defense excepted.
Attorney not to maintain action for improper motives.
Attorney's duty to represent the oppressed.
Attorney's duty to respect client's confidence.
Attorney's duty to use truthful means.
Attorney's power to receive money for client--Unauthorized discharge of claim
Record of client funds--Time preserved--Failure to keep as ground for discipline.
Attorney licensing--Trust accounting records and procedures.
Attorney's lien on proceeds of action.
Bond to release attorney's lien--Bill of particulars required of attorney.
Refusal by attorney to pay money to client as misdemeanor.
Lien as justification for withholding money from client.
Security given by attorney for payment to client.
Misconduct by attorney as misdemeanor.
Attorneys for public agencies may permit use of name or office.
Liability of attorney for treble damages for misconduct.
Acceptance of consideration from defendant by attorney for public agency as
Withdrawal of attorney of record--When permitted.
Attorney authorized to remove files from offices of clerks of court--Electronic
transmission of copies.
Definition of legal assistant.
Utilization of legal assistants.
Certain individuals disqualified.
Application by disqualified persons--Requirements--Hearing--Burden of proof.
Revocation of order for disqualified persons--Hearing--Burden of proof.
Recommendations in attorney disciplinary proceedings.
APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 16-18.
South Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct.