VERMILLION, S.D. – Olivia Rieger, a 2014 University of South Dakota School of Law graduate, has been appointed to serve as a judge in the 7th Judicial District Court in Montana.
Rieger was the Dawson County Attorney, elected twice in 2010 and 2014. She previously served as a public defender and was named Public Defender of the Year in 2009.
Rieger is a graduate of Belle Fourche High School in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
The post will be up for election in November 2018.
The University of South Dakota School of Law was recently ranked as a top law school for clerkship placements, and remains a best value law school, educating most of the state’s lawyers and judges, filling spots in private law firms and in public legal practice.