Contract Opportunities

02-220525-01: Contract Attorney - Law Clerk

Saint Louis County Circuit Court

Clayton, MIssouri

Family Court of St. Louis County is seeking to enter into a professional service agreement with an attorney to conduct legal research and analysis for the judges of the 21st Circuit, who handle complex cases filed with the court.

Primary responsibility will be to assist with performing research and drafting, including but not limited to legal analysis and the revision of legal documents.



Job Number:  02-220525-01:  Contract Attorney - Law Clerk


Company Name:  Saint Louis County Circuit Court



The professional service agreement is funded at $50.00/hour working up to 500 hours through December 31, 2022.

Commitment to this expiration date is highly preferred.


Qualification: Licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri.


Requirement: Maintenance of professional liability insurance.




Interested Parties/How to Apply:     
NOTE: All selected individuals will be required to submit to a background check. To apply (position open until filled), please send a resume, along with a cover letter to the following address:


Contract Attorney
Attn: Human Resources Department
Family Court of St. Louis County
105 S. Central
Clayton, MO 63105

OR

Email same to SLCCourtJobs@courts.mo.gov.

EOE. Please contact the Human Resources Department at 615-4471 (voice) or RelayMO 711 or 800-735-2966 if you need any accommodations in the application process, or if you would like this posting in an alternative format.

Posted: May 25, 2022
02-220502-02: Carter County Special Public Defender

Missouri State Public Defender

Carter County Missouri
  (Ozarks of Missouri)

The Missouri State Public Defender is inviting bids for the contract position of Carter County Special Public Defender.

Our office is seeking a Missouri-licensed criminal defense attorney in good standing to appear at all Carter County, Missouri criminal dockets, and to represent from case opening through final disposition all MSPD-eligible criminal defendants and juvenile offenders.



Job Number:  02-220502-02:  Carter County Special Public Defender


Company Name:  Missouri State Public Defender


The Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD) is seeking bids for a contract with a Missouri-licensed criminal defense attorney in good standing to appear at all Carter County, Missouri criminal dockets, and to represent from case opening through final disposition all MSPD-eligible criminal defendants and juvenile offenders.

Qualifications may include, but are not limited to: 1) demonstrated successful experience and proficiency in all aspects of criminal law, including complex, serious, high-level felony cases; 2) familiarity with MSPD’s policies and procedures regarding criminal law representation and case contracting; 3) attorney’s past record of criminal law work at, with, or for MSPD, if any; and 4) attorney’s proximity to Carter County.

The contract period will be from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024. 

The contract will cover all non-homicide and non-sex-offense cases, including a few juvenile assignments; failure to register as a sex offender is not considered a sex offense. With the exception of an SIS disposition, cases are not finally disposed of until the defendant is acquitted or sentenced, or the charge is dismissed and not refiled by the state. The contract requires communication with the office of the Poplar Bluff Public Defender as well as with the Case Contracting department of MSPD.

Contract fees are paid on a monthly basis, and MSPD eligibility is determined by MSPD. Contracted counsel will be paid contract-related mileage at the state mileage rate (currently $0.49/mile), and MSPD will provide necessary litigation expenses, such as deposition fees and expert retention. Counsel will have the opportunity to attend MSPD CLE training events held during the contract period. Additional fees are paid for cases tried by bench or jury trial.

Available at this link are MSPD’s Panel Attorney contract counsel rates and trial fees that are paid to regular MSPD Panel Attorneys, which may provide a reference for bidding: https://publicdefender.mo.gov/private-counsel-opportunities/mspd-contracting/ A current Panel Attorney awarded this contract may continue to receive contract assignments from MSPD in other counties while fulfilling this contract. Average caseload for Carter County in Fiscal Year 2021 was approximately eight cases per month with the following approximate distribution: 5% class A/B felonies; 71% C/D/E felonies; 17% misdemeanors and probation violations (the remaining cases were sex offenses or homicides). Average caseload so far in Fiscal Year 2022 is six cases per month with the following approximate distribution: 5% class A/B felonies; 71% C/D/E felonies; 21% misdemeanors and probation violations; and 2 juvenile assignments (the remaining cases were sex offenses or homicides).

 

Interested Parties/How to Apply:     

Bids should be submitted by Friday, June 3, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. to Fallon Watson at fallon.watson@mspd.mo.gov

Questions should be directed to Maggie Johnston 573-777-9977 ext 235; maggie.johnston@mspd.mo.gov

The Missouri State Public Defender reserves the right to reject any and all bids.




Posted: May 2, 2022
02-220502-01: Bollinger County Special Public Defender

Missouri State Public Defender

    Bollinger County Missouri
(Southeastern part of the state)

The Missouri State Public Defender is inviting bids for the contract position
of Bollinger County Special Public Defender.

Our office is seeking a Missouri-licensed criminal defense attorney in good standing to appear at all Bollinger County, Missouri criminal dockets, and to represent from case opening through final disposition all MSPD-eligible criminal defendants and juvenile offenders.


Job Number:  02-220502-01:  Bollinger County Special Public Defender


Company Name:  Missouri State Public Defender


The Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD) is seeking bids for a contract with a Missouri-licensed criminal defense attorney in good standing to appear at all Bollinger County, Missouri criminal dockets, and to represent from case opening through final disposition all MSPD-eligible criminal defendants and juvenile offenders.

Qualifications may include, but are not limited to: 1) demonstrated successful experience and proficiency in all aspects of criminal law, including complex, serious, high-level felony cases; 2) familiarity with MSPD’s policies and procedures regarding criminal law representation and case contracting; 3) attorney’s past record of criminal law work at, with, or for MSPD, if any; and 4) attorney’s proximity to Bollinger County. The contract period will be from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.

The contract will cover all non-homicide and non-sex-offense cases, including a few juvenile assignments; failure to register as a sex offender is not considered a sex offense. With the exception of an SIS disposition, cases are not finally disposed of until the defendant is acquitted or sentenced, or the charge is dismissed and not refiled by the state. The contract requires communication with the office of the Jackson Missouri Public Defender as well as with the Case Contracting department of MSPD. Contract fees are paid on a monthly basis, and MSPD eligibility is determined by MSPD.

Contracted counsel will be paid contract-related mileage at the state mileage rate (currently $0.49/mile), and MSPD will provide necessary litigation expenses, such as deposition fees and expert retention.

Counsel will have the opportunity to attend MSPD CLE training events held during the contract period. Additional fees are paid for cases tried by bench or jury trial.

Available at this link are MSPD’s Panel Attorney contract counsel rates and trial fees that are paid to regular MSPD Panel Attorneys, which may provide a reference for bidding: https://publicdefender.mo.gov/private-counsel-opportunities/mspd-contracting/panel-rates/ A current Panel Attorney awarded this contract may continue to receive contract assignments from MSPD in other counties while fulfilling this contract. Average caseload for Bollinger County in Fiscal Year 2021 was approximately eight cases per month with the following approximate distribution: 4% class A/B felonies; 44% C/D/E felonies; 52% misdemeanors and probation violations, and no juveniles (the remaining cases were sex offenses or homicides). Average caseload so far in Fiscal Year 2022 is seven cases per month with the following approximate distribution: 13% class A/B felonies (9 cases); 59% C/D/E felonies; 28% misdemeanors and probation violations; and no juveniles (the remaining cases were sex offenses or homicides).



Interested Parties/How to Apply:     

Bids should be submitted by Friday, June 3, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. to Fallon Watson at fallon.watson@mspd.mo.gov

Questions should be directed to Maggie Johnston 573-777-9977 ext 235; maggie.johnston@mspd.mo.gov

The Missouri State Public Defender reserves the right to reject any and all bids.


Posted: May 2, 2022
02-220427-01: Pro Se Contract Attorney

Saint Louis County Circuit Court

Clayton, MIssouri

Family Court of St. Louis County is seeking to enter into a professional service agreement with an attorney to provide assistance to Family Court judges who handle domestic cases filed by unrepresented individuals. These services are funded by special monies received from the Family Services and Justice Fund and are subject to continued availability of these monies.  


Job Number:  02-220427-01:  Pro Se Contract Attorney


Company Name:  Saint Louis County Circuit Court


Primary responsibility will be to assist with management of the pro se docket including legal analysis, notifying litigants of requirements to revise legal documents, and providing notices of court hearings and other correspondence. The professional service agreement is funded at $26.31/hour working up to 28 hours/week. A one year commitment to the position is highly preferred.

Qualification: Licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri.

Requirement: Maintenance of professional liability insurance. 


Interested Parties/How to Apply:     
NOTE: All selected individuals will be required to submit to a background check. To apply (position open until filled), please send a resume, along with a cover letter to the following address on or before May 31, 2022:

Contract Attorney
Attn: Human Resources Department
Family Court of St. Louis County
105 S. Central
Clayton, MO 63105

OR

Email same to SLCCourtJobs@courts.mo.gov.

EOE. Please contact the Human Resources Department at 615-4471 (voice) or RelayMO 711 or 800-735-2966 if you need any accommodations in the application process, or if you would like this posting in an alternative format.

Posted: April 27, 2022
02-220412-01: Contract Attorney

Baldwin & Vernon

Independence, Missouri

Baldwin & Vernon is a highly rated and successful plaintiff's employment law firm focusing on state and federal claims of discrimination and wrongful termination based upon whistleblowing in both Missouri and Kansas.

We have a dynamic team and offer excellent litigation and trial experience with a collective team approach to all cases.


Job Number:  02-220412-01:  Contract Attorney


Company Name:  Baldwin & Vernon


We are looking to hire a short-term contract attorney to work from May 1 – November 1 of 2022.

We are seeking a fully licensed (Missouri State and Federal, KS Federal) and experienced attorney who has worked on discovery, drafting motions and summary judgment responses and general litigation.

Federal Court filing and experience is required.

This position may require meeting with clients and covering court appearances at times.

• Pay will be commensurate with experience.
• Must be able to work independently on matters
• Must have prior experience with motion practice
• Being familiar with the MHRA, ADA, ADEA,

Whistleblower laws, etc. is a plus.


Interested Parties/How to Apply:     

Please provide your resume and cover letter to Robin Koogler via email: Robin@bvalaw.net

Posted: April 12, 2022