Assistant Public Defender – Appellate

Assistant Public Defender – Appellate

Columbia appellate office

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

  • APD I: $5,000/month (starting salary)
  • APD II: $5,417/month (eligible for consideration after 1 year of successful performance)
  • APD III: $6,036/month (eligible for consideration after 3 years of successful performance)
  • Senior Public Defender I-II: $6,834- $7,283/month (eligible for consideration after continued highly successful performance)

Attorney will represent indigent clients in all three Courts of Appeals and in the Missouri Supreme Court on direct appeals from misdemeanor and felony convictions, appeals from juvenile adjudications, appeals from the denial of postconviction relief, and occasionally petitions for extraordinary relief in those courts.

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