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MSPD OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE OF COVID-19 HEALTH EMERGENCY

Missouri State Public Defender Staff is continuing to work and represent clients during the Covid-19 health emergency. Our offices, however, are closed to protect our clients and staff from Covid-19.

If you need assistance please call or email your local office. Leave your name and a phone number and your phone call or e-mail will be returned.

If you need to apply for services leave a message by phone or e-mail telling us that and providing your full name, address and case number if known. You may also download an application from https://publicdefender.mo.gov and send that application to your local office.

Court dates for most cases have been cancelled and not yet rescheduled. Check Case.Net at http://www.courts.mo.gov/ to find your next court date. Please check case.net on a weekly basis to obtain your next court date as court dates are changing on a daily basis as a result of Covid-19.


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MSPD’s goal is to provide every client with zealous advocacy

The Missouri State Public Defender System (MSPD) provides legal representation to all indigent citizens accused of or convicted of crimes in Missouri at the levels of the State Trial Court, Appellate Court, Missouri Supreme Court, and United States Supreme Court.

MSPD attempts to provide every client with a high-quality, competent, ardent defense team at every stage of the process in which public defenders are necessary. The team is led by a licensed Missouri attorney devoted full-time to the practice of criminal law.


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MSPD has more than 615 employees statewide to ensure zealous advocacy for all clients. See our current vacancies if you are seeking litigation experience and cutting-edge training opportunities.