Joni Cutler

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Joni Cutler
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Current Court Information:
South Dakota Magistrate Courts
Title:   Judge
Active:   2013-Present
Preceded by:   Alan D. Dietrich
Past position:   Partner, Beck & Cutler, LLP'
Past term:   2011-2013
Past position 2:   Attorney, South Dakota Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault
Past term 2:   2010-2013
Personal History
Law School:   University of South Dakota School of Law, 1995

Joni Cutler is a magistrate judge for the Second Judicial Circuit in South Dakota.[1] Cutler's appointment was approved by the South Dakota Supreme Court on May 2, 2013.[1]


Cutler received her J.D. at the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1995. Cutler received a BILLD certificate in Legislative Leadership Development from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2003 and her Executive Education Certificate from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 2005.[2]


  • 2013-Present: Judge, Magistrate Court Second Judicial Circuit
  • 2010-2013: Attorney, South Dakota Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault[2]
  • 2011-2013: Partner, Beck & Cutler, LLP[3]
  • 2010-2012: Senator, South Dakota State Senate
  • 2002-2010: Representative, South Dakota State House of Representatives[4]
  • 1995-2011: Attorney, General practice
  • 1999-2009: Dean of Criminal Justice and Public Administration, Colorado Technical University[2]

Awards and associations

  • Vice Chair, Senate Judiciary
  • Vice Chair Legislative Executive Committee
  • Chair, State Council, Interstate Corrections Compact
  • Vice Chair, National Conference of State Legislatures, Law and Justice Committee
  • Chair, Legislative Redistricting Conurbation Subcommittee
  • Faculty Presenter, Uniform Laws Commission on Federalism,George Washington School of Law[2]

See also

External links


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