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Capital PCR Attorney - St. Louis, MO
The Missouri State Public Defender System is accepting applications for a Capital PCR Attorney in the St. Louis Appellate/PCR Office. As part of a team with another attorney, primary responsibilities include investigation and preparation of amended postconviction motions and evidentiary hearings in circuit courts throughout the state, under Missouri Supreme Court Rules 24.035, 29.15 and 29.16 as pertains to death penalty postconviction litigation.
Intensive investigation of case will require extensive travel, both in and outside of state, including regular trips to Potosi Corrections Center to visit clients. Frequent contact with and use of expert witnesses is also required with this position. Other duties may include, inter alia, preparation of appellate briefs from the circuit court's denial of the postconviction motion in the Missouri Supreme Court, possible certiorari petitions, preparation of detailed findings of facts and conclusions of law in circuit court, and possible assistance with client preparing, but not representing client in federal habeas corpus petitions.
Position: Capital PCR Attorney - St. Louis, MO
Organization: Missouri State Public Defender
Location: St. Louis,  MO 
United States
Salary: $6,552-$7287/mo + State benefits
Posting Start Date: 1/19/2023
Date Posted: 1/19/2023
Requirements Qualifications: Experience and ability to work with expert witnesses, including mental health witnesses. Ability to obtain and investigate sensitive and personal information from lay witnesses, and to obtain, investigate, analyze, and organize educational, mental and physical health, and criminal/juvenile and other records about the client and family members. Background in presentation of mitigation cases preferred. Substantial experience in criminal law litigation, three years minimum, with experience either in postconviction and/or felony appellate litigation, or felony jury trial work.
Salary/Benefits: 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. Salary range is $6,552-$7,287 per month.
To Apply:  An Application for Employment must be received in Human Resources no later than February 1, 2023 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.
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: 4/19/2023
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Missouri State Public Defender
1010 Market St Ste 1100

St. Louis,  MO 63101
United States
(573) 777-9977
(573) 777-9976
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