CHAPTER 16-18

POWERS AND DUTIES OF ATTORNEYS

16-18-1    License and bar membership required to practice law--Injunction to restrain violations.

16-18-2    Attorney licensing--Non-resident attorneys--"Pro hac vice" admission on motion--Requirements.

16-18-2.1    Legal assistance by law students--Purpose of provisions.

16-18-2.2    Requirements for participation by law student.

16-18-2.3    Certification of legal intern or extern by law school dean--Filing--Effective period--Withdrawal by dean or termination by Supreme Court.

16-18-2.4    Consent and approval for appearance by legal intern or extern--Authority for appearance in civil and criminal matters.

16-18-2.5    Appearance by legal intern or extern for state, county, or first or second class municipality.

16-18-2.6    Preparation of pleadings, briefs, and other documents by legal intern or extern.

16-18-2.7    Oral argument by legal intern or extern before Supreme Court.

16-18-2.8    Notation of oral consent and approval of appearance by legal intern or extern--Filing of written consent.

16-18-2.9    Qualifications of supervising lawyer--Professional responsibility.

16-18-2.10    Other rights not affected by provisions for legal assistance by legal interns or externs.

16-18-3    16-18-3 to 16-18-5. Repealed by SL 1974, ch 55, § 50.

16-18-5.1    Temporary waiver of admission requirements for nonresident defense counsel where county is experiencing significant increase in criminal cases.

16-18-6    Contracts and powers of disbarred attorney void.

16-18-7    Solicitation, acceptance of employment, or practice by disbarred or suspended attorney as misdemeanor.

16-18-8    Assistance to or acceptance of employment from disbarred or suspended attorney as misdemeanor.

16-18-9    Attorney's power to execute bonds and instruments for client.

16-18-10    Attorney not to be surety--Violation as misdemeanor.

16-18-11    Attorney's power to bind client by agreements--Evidence of agreement.

16-18-12    Proof of authority required of attorney.

16-18-13    Attorney's duty to respect courts.

16-18-14    Attorney's duty to respect reputation of parties and witnesses.

16-18-15    Attorney not to maintain unjustified actions or defenses--Criminal defense excepted.

16-18-16    Attorney not to maintain action for improper motives.

16-18-17    Attorney's duty to represent the oppressed.

16-18-18    Attorney's duty to respect client's confidence.

16-18-19    Attorney's duty to use truthful means.

16-18-20    Attorney's power to receive money for client--Unauthorized discharge of claim prohibited.

16-18-20.1    Record of client funds--Time preserved--Failure to keep as ground for discipline.

16-18-20.2    Attorney licensing--Trust accounting records and procedures.

16-18-21    Attorney's lien on proceeds of action.

16-18-22    Bond to release attorney's lien--Bill of particulars required of attorney.

16-18-23    Refusal by attorney to pay money to client as misdemeanor.

16-18-24    Lien as justification for withholding money from client.

16-18-25    Security given by attorney for payment to client.

16-18-26    Misconduct by attorney as misdemeanor.

16-18-27    Attorneys for public agencies may permit use of name or office.

16-18-28    Liability of attorney for treble damages for misconduct.

16-18-29    Acceptance of consideration from defendant by attorney for public agency as misdemeanor.

16-18-30    16-18-30. Repealed by SL 1979, ch 150, § 21.

16-18-31    Withdrawal of attorney of record--When permitted.

16-18-32    Attorney authorized to remove files from offices of clerks of court--Electronic transmission of copies.

16-18-33    16-18-33. Repealed by SL 1989, ch 30, § 50.

16-18-34    Definition of legal assistant.

16-18-34.1    Minimum qualifications.

16-18-34.2    Utilization of legal assistants.

16-18-34.3    Ethical considerations.

16-18-34.4    Certain individuals disqualified.

16-18-34.5    Application by disqualified persons--Requirements--Hearing--Burden of proof.

16-18-34.6    Revocation of order for disqualified persons--Hearing--Burden of proof.

16-18-34.7    Recommendations in attorney disciplinary proceedings.

16-18-A    SOUTH DAKOTA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT