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Daugaard appoints longtime Sioux Falls attorney to new judgeship in Second Judicial Circuit


PIERRE, South Dakota — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is appointing Sioux Falls attorney Jon Sogn (sawng) to the bench in South Dakota's Second Judicial Circuit.

Sogn will fill a new judgeship created by the 2015 Legislature. The Second Circuit includes Lincoln and Minnehaha counties.

Sogn has practiced with the law firm of Lynn, Jackson, Shultz and Lebrun since 1986. He is a Canton native and a 1983 graduate of Augustana College. He earned his law degree from the University of South Dakota law school in 1986. He's served as an adjunct lecturer in trial techniques at his alma mater.

Daugaard says Sogn has "earned the respect of his peers over a long legal career, and he will be an excellent judge."

Sogn says he's grateful for the appointment.

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