Contract Opportunities

02-200213-01: Medical Marijuana Litigation Contract Attorney

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) wishes to establish contracts for legal services with multiple attorneys regarding defense of its denials of medical marijuana facility applications. 

The contract recipients will work under the direction of the General Counsel. Attorneys wishing to enter into such contracts must have no conflicts and be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week, if needed.

DHSS will provide office space in Jefferson City but remote arrangements within Missouri are possible.

Job Number:  02-200213-01: Medical Marijuana Litigation Contract Attorney

Company Name:   Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services


Contractors will handle civil litigation regarding the new medical marijuana program under the supervision of senior attorneys and will independently handle cases. Contractors will represent the Department in licensure disputes and other actions in Missouri circuit courts and before the Administrative Hearing Commission. Contractors will also respond to public records ("Sunshine") requested. Civil litigation and administrative law experience is preferred, but entry level candidates will also be considered.

Travel to administrative hearings and circuit courts is required; mileage will be paid. Overnight travel is rare.

Contractors must be licensed and current members of The Missouri Bar in good standing. Preference will be given to attorneys in the central Missouri area. The DHSS will offer financial remuneration through a contract, based on experience. These contracts are not eligible for state benefits. The duration of these contracts is expected to be 16 to 24 months.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, references, availability and financial remuneration requirement to Dawn Phillips at Dawn.Phillips@health.mo.gov.  Submissions will be considered until staffing needs are met.
 
Posted: February 13, 2020
02-200212-01: Contract Attorneys–Real Estate or Corporate

REAL Law, LLC
Lee's Summit, Missouri

REAL Law, LLC is seeking  one or two transactional attorneys with five or more years of experience to join the firm on a contract basis - flexible hours and location. 


REAL Law, LLC (www.reallawkc.com) is seeking 1 or 2 transactional attorneys with 5 or more years of experience to join the firm on a contract basis for contract drafting and negotiation, real estate closings, Westlaw research and title/survey review.

This position is eligible for flexible hours and work location.

Prior law firm experience required.

Must be a licensed attorney in good standing in either Missouri or Kansas.

Please send resume, cover letter, desired hours and work location, references and availability to andrea@reallawkc.com
Posted: February 12, 2020
02-200117-01: Medical Marijuana Corporate Contract Attorney
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) wishes to establish a contract for legal services with an attorney regarding assisting DHSS in ensuring all 340 plus licensed medical marijuana facilities are in compliance with business ownership requirements of Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution.

Candidate must have experience with corporate finance, federal securities, and business organization law or similar specialties.

Individual must have ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in pursing resolution of investigations.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) wishes to establish a contract for legal services with an attorney regarding consultation on and analysis of issues related to corporate finance law, federal securities law, and business organization law.

The contractor will work under the direction of the Director of the Section for Medical Marijuana or the Director’s designee. Attorneys wishing to enter into such a contract must have no conflicts of interest and be able to commit to at least 30 hours per week, if needed.

The contractor should expect to work onsite in Jefferson City, but remote arrangements will be accommodated whenever possible.

The contractor will assist DHSS in ensuring all licensed medical marijuana facilities are in compliance with business ownership requirements of Article XIV through investigative research and review of facility records, public records, and other resources, including review of operating agreements, management agreements, SEC filings, and other organizational, regulatory, and financial documents. This role requires considerable independent judgment and initiative in pursuing resolution of investigations.

When necessary, the contractor will also provide assistance to the program’s Deputy Director and Counsel on all other legal matters related to licensing and compliance of medical marijuana facilities.

Experience with corporate finance, federal securities, and business organization law or similar specialties is required.

Travel to medical marijuana facilities or their representatives’ offices may be required for onsite document review. Mileage will be paid. Overnight travel will be rare.

The contractor must be licensed and a current member of The Missouri Bar in good standing. 

The DHSS will offer financial remuneration through a contract, based on experience. 

This contract is not eligible for state benefits. The duration of this contract is expected to be 12-18 months. 

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, references, availability, and financial remuneration requirements on a per hour basis to Cheryl Maasen at Cheryl.Maasen@health.mo.gov.

DHSS seeks to fill this position by February 15, but the position will remain open until filled.  

Posted: January 17, 2020
02-200116-01: Special Public Defender
Missouri State Public Defender
Statewide in Missouri
We are currently seeking panel attorney applications from Missouri attorneys interested in providing high quality, zealous criminal representation to indigent citizens accused of crimes in Missouri.

The Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD) is the organization responsible for providing legal representation to all indigent citizens accused of or convicted of crimes in Missouri.

MSPD is seeking panel attorney applications from Missouri attorneys interested in providing high quality, zealous criminal representation to indigent citizens accused of crimes in Missouri.

MSPD provides representation in almost 90,000 cases each year. MSPD employs approximately 350 attorneys as Assistant Public Defenders and utilizes approximately 250 panel attorneys who accept individual case assignments on a contract basis as Special Public Defenders. 

MSPD panel attorneys serve as independent contractors and are able to maintain their current law practices. For frequently asked questions about the MSPD Panel Attorney Program visit the link below.

https://publicdefender.mo.gov/private-counsel-opportunities/mspd-contracting/panel-rates/ 

MSPD is seeking panel attorney applications from attorneys across the state of Missouri. 

MSPD is especially in need of panel attorneys who office in or adjacent to the following counties: Atchison, Benton, Butler, Carter, Clark, Clinton, Gentry, Holt, Howell, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Maries, Marion, Moniteau, Nodaway, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Ralls, Saline, St. Clair, Shelby, Texas, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Worth. 

Panel attorneys are required to be an active, licensed member in good standing of the Missouri Bar. 

Job Contact Information:

To apply, complete and return the Panel Attorney Application found on the page at the link below.

https://publicdefender.mo.gov/private-counsel-opportunities/mspd-contracting/

Case.Contracting@mspd.mo.gov

MSPD Case Contracting
1000 West Nifong, Bldg 7 Ste 100
Columbia MO 65203
(573) 777-9977 Ext 235
Posted: January 16, 2020