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Working for MSPD

Each local MSPD office has the advantage of a statewide system of resources and funding. We dedicate ourselves to an environment of teamwork, camaraderie, and zealous defense of clients. We work diligently in our common mission but realize the importance of a work/life balance for employees.

Here’s what some of our attorneys say about working with MSPD:

"I became a public defender because I believe that the quality of justice one receives in America should not depend upon the quantity of money one has to spend."

"Working as an attorney for the Public Defender System is engaging and rewarding. I was previously a prosecuting attorney, but found the switch to public defender work to be more challenging and educational. I never get bored here or feel like I am stuck in a rut!"

"Perhaps the real satisfaction is when you've lost the case, which was hopeless from the beginning, your client's been hammered and is going away for a long time, and that client looks you in the eye and says, 'Don't worry, I know you were out there fighting for me and you did everything you could.'"