Assistant Public Defender – rural offices

Assistant Public Defender

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)

Interested in working in a rural jurisdiction with the opportunity to manage your own caseload and gain valuable courtroom experience? MSPD is always seeking to hire motivated, client centered attorneys to work in hard to fill jurisdictions within the state. Contact Gina Hall, Human Resources Manager, at 573-777-9977 if you are interested in learning more about rural placement opportunities.

Job Description: Attorney is responsible for providing representation to indigent clients in all phases and types of criminal matters.

Duties to include pre-trial and trial preparation; litigating all aspects of the case through disposition at the trial court level; promoting and protecting the best interest of the client at all times; maintaining client contact by telephone, appointments, or institutional visits; keeping client apprised of investigations, negotiations, and court rulings; appearing at regularly scheduled court dockets and all appearances concerning assigned caseload; drafting motions and pleadings.

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