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MSPD Contracting: General Overview
The Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD) uses a private attorney contract program.
Attorneys wishing to be eligible to receive contract cases from MSPD may apply to be Panel Attorneys in one or more regions of the state. If qualified and accepted as a Panel Attorney, the attorney will be asked to enter into a one-year Memorandum of Agreement with MSPD setting out the expectations under which cases are assigned and accepted. Thereafter, the Contract Coordinator will begin assigning cases in accordance with the Memorandum. (This role replaces our previous private counsel contracts and assignments.)
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Private Attorneys Seeking Litigation Expenses from MSPD on Private Cases
MSPD will consider covering some litigation expenses for indigent defendants where private counsel undertakes representation either as pro bono counsel or when directly appointed by order of the court pursuant to the Public Defender's Caseload Rule limiting the number of cases a district office can take in a given month. To see if your client is eligible for such litigation expenses, please see the request form linked below and, if qualified, please return same to Joel Elmer as instructed on the form.
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Contact MSPD Case Contracting
Danielle Corrado, Case Contracting Administrator
Sharon Carter, Contracts Assistant