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Beadle County Clerk of Courts

Huron, South Dakota

Beadle County is one of 14 counties in the 3rd Judicial Circuit of the Unified Judicial System of South Dakota. The circuit court is a general trial court with 6 circuit court judges and 1 magistrate judge. Judge Erickson is chambered in Beadle County. The other counties in the circuit are Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, Moody, and Sanborn. Compliance with court orders is monitored by a Court Services unit. Administrative direction for the Circuit is provided by a presiding judge and circuit court administrator with offices in Brookings. All staff, including law clerk, court reporters, clerks of court, and court services officers are employees of the State of South Dakota. The State Court Administrator's office is in Pierre.

Contact Information

Anita Hasek, Clerk
Ann Hazuka, Deputy
Marilyn McHenry, Deputy
Leore Nixon, Deputy
Phone: 605-353-7165
Fax: 605-353-0118

Hon. Jon R. Erickson
Marie Fawcett, reporter
Phone: 605-353-7174
Fax: 605-353-7306

Steve Butler, CSO
Jill Nihart, CSO
Carol Worth, Secretary
Phone: 605-353-7161
Fax: 605-353-7335

Hon. Vincent A. Foley
Jerry Johnson, Reporter
Phone: 605-688-4206
Fax: 605-688-4838
Mailing Address:
314 6th Ave, Ste 6
Brookings, SD 57006-2085

Hon. Carmen Means, Magistrate
Phone: 605-688-4950
Fax: 605-688-4838
Mailing Address:
314 6th Avenue, Ste 6
Brookings, SD 57006-2085

The FY 2010 work of the court is summarized below:

Criminal cases

Felony cases 116
Class I misdemeanors 417
Class II misdemeanors 2127


Civil cases

Domestic relations 398
Civil cases 324
Appeals 13
Probate cases 114
Juvenile cases 229
Small claims cases 1199
Child support receipts 22
Record search requests 133
Jury Trials 6


BASIC FUNCTIONS OF CLERK’S OFFICE

  • Assist with requests for information on court processes, fees, court dates, forms, options
  • Open new files: assign case numbers, prepare folder, create a Register of Action, collect fees
  • Receipt fines, fees, costs, bail, restitution, child support
  • Maintain a calendar of court dates and action taken in court
  • Support judges in the courtroom
  • Maintain files: update Registers of Action, file papers, store and retrieve records
  • Case management: file status review, issue subpoenas, warrants, writs
  • Summons and qualify jurors, assist judge in juror selection process, authorize payment
  • Lay magistrate functions: perform marriages, set bond, process uncontested matters


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