Assistant Public Defender – Appellate/PCR

Assistant Public Defender – Appellate/PCR

Salary:

  • APD I: $4,034/month (starting salary)
  • APD II: $4,474/month (eligible for consideration after 1 year of successful performance)
  • APD III: $5,158/month (eligible for consideration after 3 years of successful performance)
  • Senior Public Defender I-II: $5,842 – $6,226/month (eligible for consideration after continued highly successful performance)

This position involves providing representation to indigent clients who have been convicted of felony offenses and who are proceeding on direct appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals, or in postconviction actions under rules 24.035 and 29.15 in the various circuit courts covered by this office’s area of responsibility, and on appeal from the denial of relief in these postconviction cases. The position involves intensive legal research, drafting of briefs and pleadings, client contact and communication, and litigation both in the circuit courts and in the courts of appeals.

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