South Dakotans can get free legal advice from experienced lawyers when the State Bar of South Dakota sponsors the annual Ask-A-Lawyer program April 30, and May 1-2, 2013.

Each call is handled anonymously by experienced attorney volunteers.  East River residents may call toll-free 1-877-229-2213 from 7-10 p.m. CDT.  West River residents may call 1-877-229-2214 from 6-9 p.m. MDT.  Last year Ask-A-Lawyer answered over 900 calls from East River to West River South Dakota, ranging from family issues to wills, real estate, and more.

The calls are not intended to be an in-depth analysis of the caller’s legal concerns, but to answer general legal questions and, if appropriate, refer the caller to specific lawyer referral services or a government agency.

The 2013 Ask-A-Lawyer program is coordinated by Eric R. Johnson of Davenport Evans for East River South Dakota and Linda Lea Viken of Viken Law Firm for West River South Dakota.


Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the state’s largest law firms. The firm’s attorneys provide business and litigation counsel to individuals and corporate clients in a variety of practice areas. For more information about Davenport Evans, visit