SUPREME COURT RULES AND ORDERS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
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IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION TO MANDATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING FOR LAWYERS TO BE ADDED TO A NEW SECTION TO SDCL CH. 16-18 POWERS AND DUTIES OF ATTORNEYS
A hearing was held on November 9, 2021, at Pierre, South Dakota, relating to mandating sexual harassment prevention training for attorneys to be added to a new section to SDCL Chapter 16-18, powers and duties of attorneys and the Court having considered the proposed adoption, oral presentation relating thereto and being fully advised in the premises, now, therefore, it is
ORDERED that the adoption to mandate sexual harassment prevention training for attorneys to be added to a new section to SDCL Chapter 16-18, powers and duties of attorneys be hereby adopted to read in its entirety as follows:
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Attorneys.
Each active member of the State Bar of South Dakota shall complete sexual harassment prevention training offered or approved by the State Bar of South Dakota within two years following admission to the practice of law or within two years after the enactment of this rule, and once every three years thereafter. Failure to complete such required training will result in the member being placed on inactive status and may be grounds for disciplinary action.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this rule become effective February 1, 2022.
DATED at Pierre, South Dakota, this 5th day of January, 2022.
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