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Appellate Attorney/Assistant Public Defender
The Missouri State Public Defender System is accepting applications for an Assistant Public Defender in the Kansas City Appellate/PCR Office. This position involves providing representation to indigent clients who have been convicted of felony offenses, and who are proceeding on direct appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals, or in postconviction actions under rules 24.035 and 29.15 in the various circuit courts covered by this office’s area of responsibility, and on appeal from the denial of relief in these postconviction cases. The position involves intensive legal research, drafting of briefs and pleadings, client contact and communication, and litigation both in the circuit courts and in the courts of appeals.
Position: Appellate Attorney/Assistant Public Defender
Organization: Missouri State Public Defender
Location: Kansas City,  MO 
United States
Salary: $5,000/mo+State benefits
Posting Start Date: 2/16/2023
Date Posted: 3/6/2023
Requirements Qualifications: Must be a member of the Missouri Bar or eligible for bar licensure in Missouri.
Salary/Benefits: Starting salary is $60,000. After one year, an APD is eligible for salary increase to $65,000. 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 and will be accepted until the position is filled. 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: 6/4/2023
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Missouri State Public Defender
920 Main St
Ste 500
Kansas City,  MO 64105
United States
(573) 777-9977
(573) 777-9976
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