Jobs, Internships, Contract Attorneys, and Volunteers
Recent News Articles
- Columbia Missourian: In rural Missouri, going to jail isn’t free. You pay for it. (December 19, 2018)
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri appeals court blasts hole in debtors’ prison scheme (December 11, 2018)
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Justice is distorted when courts turn into profit-generating centers (December 10, 2018)
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.
MSPD has more than 580 attorneys and staff statewide to ensure zealous advocacy for all clients. See our current vacancies if you are seeking litigation experience and cutting-edge training opportunities.