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Assistant Public Defender

St. Louis Children's Defense Team

Salary: $3,309/month

Attorney is responsible for providing representation to indigent clients in all juvenile proceedings including, but not limited to, detention hearings, adjudications, disposition hearings, and representing children who have been certified to adult court.

Duties to include pre-trial and trial preparation; litigating all aspects of the case through disposition at the trial court level; promoting and protecting the expressed interest of the client at all times; maintaining client contact by telephone, appointments, or institutional visits; keeping client apprised of investigations, negotiations, and court rulings; communicating with family, parents, or guardians where appropriate; appearing at regularly scheduled court dockets and all appearances concerning assigned caseload; drafting motions and pleadings.

Qualifications: Must be a member of the Missouri Bar or eligible for bar licensure in Missouri.