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Attorney Newsletter June 2019

June 14, 2019

ON-LINE CRIMINAL DEBT PAYMENTS:  The District of South Dakota is now accepting criminal debt 
payments on-line through  Defendants can make one-time payments using ACH, debit cards, 
and PayPal.  Defendants can also set up recurring payments using ACH.  (ACH payments are pulled 
directly from a bank account.)

To make a payment, click on the Criminal Payments button in the center of the District Court’s 
website located at  Access the South Dakota Criminal Debt Form by clicking on 
the logo.  Otherwise, go to the website located at and enter “South 
Dakota Criminal Debt” in the search box to access the South Dakota Criminal Debt Form.  Complete a 
payment by entering the required information in the form.

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING:  If you have considered applying for admission to the bar of another 
U.S. District Court, you may be asked to provide a Certificate of Good Standing.  You can request a 
certificate from this district court by contacting the Clerk’s Office by phone, letter, or in 
person.  A Certificate of Good Standing will include the attorney’s full name, date of admission to 
this district court’s bar, date of certification by the clerk of court, the name of the clerk of 
court, a deputy clerk’s signature, and the district court’s seal.  The fee for preparing a 
Certificate of Good Standing is $19.

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Friday, June 14, 2019