Contract Opportunities

02-240131-01: Appearance Attorney

The Winn Law Firm

Columbia, Missouri

At the Winn Law Firm, our focus is on providing clients with expert legal advice in cases relating to criminal defense expungements, and personal injury. We engage chiefly in trial practice in Missouri State and federal courts.

Required to apply:
1. Proof of Malpractice insurance
2. Being able to appear in court for case reviews and continuances (Mid- Missouri counties)
3. Willingness to occasionally travel to St. Louis and Southeast Missouri

Job Number:  02-240131-01:  Appearance Attorney

Company Name:  The Winn Law Firm

- Provide legal advice and guidance to clients
- Represent clients in court proceedings
- Conduct legal research and analysis
- Prepare legal documents, such as contracts, pleadings, and briefs
- Negotiate settlements on behalf of clients
- Advise clients on legal rights, obligations, and options
- Attend meetings and hearings with clients and other parties involved in the case
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files

- Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school
- Admitted to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction
- Strong knowledge of legal principles and procedures
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in legal research using platforms such as Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis
- Ability to draft legal documents with precision and attention to detail
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple cases simultaneously

Learn more about the firm here:

As an attorney, you will play a crucial role in providing legal representation and advice to clients. You will be responsible for handling a variety of legal matters, including litigation, contract drafting, negotiation, and legal research. Your expertise will help clients navigate complex legal issues and achieve favorable outcomes.

We offer opportunities for professional growth. If you are a dedicated attorney with a passion for the law and a commitment to delivering exceptional client service, we would love to hear from you. Apply today to join our dynamic team!

Interested Parties/How to Apply:     

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Posted: January 30, 2024
02-240117-01: Contract Public Defender

Missouri State Public Defender

Statewide within Missouri

Join the team of private attorneys who uphold the Sixth Amendment right to counsel in your area of the state as one of Missouri's Contract Public Defenders (also referred to as Panel Attorneys or Special Public Defenders).

The Missouri State Public Defender seeks attorneys in private practice in Missouri to serve as independent contractors who provide legal representation to indigent clients charged with criminal offenses facing the possibility of incarceration.

Job Number:  02-240117-01: Contract Public Defender

Company Name:  Missouri State Public Defender

The Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD) utilizes Panel Attorneys who accept individual case assignments on a contract basis as Contract Public Defenders.

MSPD panel attorneys serve as independent contractors and are able to maintain their current law practices. Panel attorneys select the judicial circuits in which they accept cases as well as the types of cases they accept. Contract rates are paid per case and vary depending on the case type. MSPD pays mileage, additional compensation for days spent in trial, and covers necessary litigation expenses when requested and pre-approved. Panel attorneys obtain important courtroom and trial experience and can attend some MSPD training events.

Public Defenders serve a critical mission - to ensure that indigent members of the local community are afforded their right to zealous legal representation regardless of their ability to pay.

Join the team of private attorneys who uphold the Sixth Amendment right to counsel in your area of the State.

Apply to become a Contract Public Defender.

Interested Parties/How to Apply:     

Attorneys wishing to be eligible to receive contract cases from MSPD must submit a Panel Attorney Application.

Panel Attorney Applications can be obtained via the MSPD website at or by emailing

Send completed applications by mail, fax, or email to:

Missouri State Public Defender
Attn: Case Contracting
Woodrail Centre
1000 W. Nifong, Building 7, Suite 100
Columbia, Missouri  65203

Fax: 573-777-9976


Posted: January 17, 2024