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.
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.
MSPD Case Contracting
1000 West Nifong, Bldg 7 Ste 100
Columbia MO 65203
(573) 777-9977 Ext 235