School of Law Alumna Howard to Serve as Magistrate Judge
Previously serving as the Brookings County state’s attorney, she was the 2017 winner of the USD Women In Law Attorney of the Year Award. She began her career at Fite, Pierce & Ronning Law Office in Brookings in 2011.
“It is truly an honor to be named the 2017 Women in Law Attorney of the Year,” Howard said. “It is incredibly humbling to be recognized by a group of people that I respect and admire so much.”
A 2011 USD Law graduate, Howard was first elected state’s attorney in 2016. At USD, Howard served as an editor of the South Dakota Law Review, president of the Trial Team, president of the USD Women in Law, and served as vice president of her graduating class. She also won the Sam Masten Moot Court Competition, culminating with an argument before the South Dakota Supreme Court and received the Advocacy Award and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Student Member Award in 2011.
Her advice to current and prospective students. “Work hard and stay focused,” Howard said. “Set your sights high, understand you will have to work hard, don’t ever compromise your credibility, and have a sense of humor.”
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