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Assistant Public Defender/Children''s Defense
The Missouri State Public Defender System is accepting applications for an Assistant Public Defender with the Children’s Defense Team. The attorney will handle cases out of the Farmington Office (24th circuit) and will serve as a youth defense resource for the southeastern part of the state. Attorney is responsible for providing representation to indigent clients in all juvenile proceedings including, but not limited to, detention hearings, adjudications, disposition hearings, and representing children who have been certified to adult court.

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 expressed 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; communicating with family, parents, or guardians where appropriate; appearing at regularly scheduled court dockets and all appearances concerning assigned caseload; drafting motions and pleadings. 
Position: Assistant Public Defender/Children''s Defense
Organization: Missouri State Public Defender
Location: Columbia,  MO 
United States
Salary: $52,104/yr+state benefits
Posting Start Date: 4/13/2022
Date Posted: 4/13/2022
Requirements Qualifications: Must be a member of the Missouri Bar or eligible for bar licensure in Missouri.
 
Salary/Benefits: Starting salary is $52,104. After one year, an APD is eligible for salary increase to $57,792. Eligible for full state benefits including health, life, and long-term disability insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, CLE training, and payment of bar dues.

To Apply:  An Application for Employment must be submitted to be considered for opening. Applicants may also provide a resume, cover letter, and/or writing sample. Applications can be obtained at any Public Defender office, via website at publicdefender.mo.gov or by calling (573) 777-9977, ext. 202. Applications MUST be received in Human Resources no later than April 27, 2022.
 
Send completed applications by mail, fax, or email to:
Missouri State Public Defender
Attn: Human Resources
Woodrail Centre
1000 W. Nifong, Bldg. 7, Suite 100
Columbia, MO  65203
Fax: 573-777-9976
Email: human.resources@mspd.mo.gov
 
Status: This listing expires on: 7/12/2022
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Name:
Missouri State Public Defender
Address:
1000 W. Nifong
Bldg 7 Ste 100
Columbia,  MO 65203
United States
Email:
gina.hall@mspd.mo.gov
Phone:
(573) 777-9977
Fax:
Contact:
Gina Hall