Contract Opportunities

02-210112-01: 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.

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:  02-210112-01:  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 12, 2021
02-201210-01: Contract Attorney

Wallach & Associates, P.C.

St. Louis, Missouri

Wallach & Associates, P.C., is seeking a contract attorney in the Metro St. Louis area for matters involving business, real estate, and related civil litigation.

We are looking for a motivated lawyer to work with our firm on a case-by-case basis as a Contract Attorney.

Job Number:  02-201210-01:  Contract Attorney

Company Name:  Wallach & Associates, P.C.

We are looking for a motivated lawyer to work with our firm on a case-by-case basis as a Contract Attorney.

We are a small firm that provides clients with counsel on a wide range of subjects and issues; generally, however, in business and real estate matters and in related civil litigation.

We value tenacity, discretion, timeliness and keen problem solving. Our clients have come to expect the very best from us.

Our ideal candidate must have: (i) passed the bar exam and have a license to practice law in Missouri; and (ii) 2-5+ years of experience in litigation, especially landlord-tenant matters and business-based disputes.

Contract Attorney Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide legal consultation on a wide range of issues with firm clients
• Identify, develop and maintain positive client relationships
• Perform legal research in support of client litigation projects and related motion practice
• Prepare and file legal pleadings, including tenant evictions, business-oriented discovery requests and responses, affidavits, and so forth.

Contract Attorney Requirements and Qualifications
• Missouri Bar admission and active attorney’s license
• Attention to detail and deadlines and ability to multitask
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong computer and technology skills

Interested Parties/How to Apply:     

Please send an email to and include your resume, a brief description of your relevant experience, your hours of availability for work and how best to contact you.

Posted: December 10, 2020
02-201209-01: Executive Director to the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness

The Supreme Court of Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness (“CREF”) is seeking an independent contractor to serve as an Executive Director. 

CREF is responsible for promoting racial and ethnic fairness in the Missouri judicial and legal systems. 

The Executive Director will coordinate, plan, implement, and lead the successful completion of activities in accordance with the charge of CREF. 

The Executive Director also will exercise considerable judgment and discretion in the development of policies, programs, and materials. 

Eligible persons will have considerable knowledge regarding judicial and legal practices, community involvement, and experience managing projects to successful completion.

Job Number:  02-201209-01:  Executive Director to the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness

Company Name:  The Supreme Court of Missouri

The work of the Executive Director will be guided by the charge of CREF in conjunction with its tri-chairs.

The Executive Director will dedicate necessary time to serve the needs of CREF.

Successful performance will be evaluated through personal consultations, observation, and results obtained.    

Essential Contractor Functions

Working with the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness:
  • Create a strategy supporting CREF’s commitment to establish measures to assure fairness, impartiality, equal access and full participation for racial and ethnic minorities in the judicial process and in the practice of law and support all CREF’s diversity and inclusion strategies and goals.
  • Set and prioritize CREF and subcommittee goals, develop action plans, and lead projects to completion and implementation.
  • Identify key questions for collection and analysis of judicial and legal systems diversity data.
  • Coordinate and collaborate, as directed, with necessary groups and/or entities.
  • Provide recommendations concerning changes to court rules or practices to ensure equal protection and due process for racial and ethnic minorities.
  • Attendance at court, bar, and other meetings outside normal business hours is required.
  • Provide guidance on matters related to enhancing cultural competency initiatives.
  • Track, assess, analyze and communicate the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives across Missouri’s judicial system, as well as key diversity success metrics and demographic trends generally within the legal system.
  • Produce requested reports.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Strong organizational skills, work ethic, initiative, sense of urgency and attention to detail.
  • Ability to obtain and comprehend complex and detailed demographic data.
  • Understanding of research methodologies.
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity laws, regulations and policies at both the state and federal level.
  • Understanding of court procedures, legal documents, court rules, and legal policies pertaining to the court and legal system.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with judges, attorneys, employees, court officials, community leaders, and the public.
  • Ability to participate in cross-functional teams and manage multiple cross-functional CREF initiatives in parallel.
  • Thorough understanding of project management and change management techniques.
  • Ability to analyze, appraise and organize facts, evidence and precedents with the ability to present conclusions to a wide range of audiences.
  • Strong communication skills – oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Highly sophisticated leadership abilities to establish and implement CREF goals at the micro and macro level and motivate and influence others to achieve CREF’s goals and objectives.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive judicial branch information.

Minimum Education, Skills, Experience and Training

A bachelor’s degree is required, but a law degree or master’s degree in sociology, political science, cultural studies, public administration or related fields is preferred. 
Experience as administrative leader of a legal organization with history of successful project management is preferred.  

The Supreme Court of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which extends to the selection and treatment of independent contractors any other persons or organizations doing business with the Court.

Interested Parties/How to Apply:     Interested parties shall submit a proposal including a statement of work and documentation relating to applicable education, experience and skills to e-mail:

Preference will be given to proposals received by October 15 to serve as executive director for the commission on racial and ethnic fairness.
Posted: December 9, 2020