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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.


Employment Opportunities

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.

MSPD Attorney Career Fair

Attorneys & July Bar Candidates: Looking for a fulfilling career where you can make a difference in someone’s life? Looking for hands-on courtroom experience? Join us at the Missouri State Public Defender Career Fair. We are planning to hire more than 50 attorneys and this event will allow you an opportunity to interview with offices from across the state all in one location.

Individuals need to RSVP by June 4th and can contact Gina Hall, HR Manager, with questions. She can be reached at 573-777-9977, ext 204 or by email at gina.hall@mspd.mo.gov.