Assistant Public Defender
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
- APD I: $4,342/month (starting salary)
- APD II: $4,816/month (eligible for consideration after 1 year of successful performance)
- APD III: $5,552/month (eligible for consideration after 3 years of successful performance)
- Senior Public Defender I-II: $6,287 – $6,700/month (eligible for consideration after continued highly successful performance)
Job Description: Attorney to handle postconviction cases under Rule 24.035 challenging constitutionality of judgment and sentence pursuant to felony pleas of guilty, and Rule 29.15 challenging constitutionality of convictions after felony trial and direct appeal. Litigation is primarily in circuit courts throughout the state, so travel and reliable transportation is required. Attorney may also handle some postconviction and/or direct felony appeals in the three appellate court districts of Missouri.
Qualifications: Must be a member of the Missouri Bar or eligible for bar licensure in Missouri.