Attorney - St. Louis Appellate/Post Conviction Relief

Posted Jan 27
Full Time
St Louis, Missouri

Assistant Public Defender - Appellate/Post-Conviction Relief

MSPD attorneys provide high quality, zealous advocacy and legal representation to indigent clients throughout all phases of criminal matters in the state of Missouri.

This position involves providing representation to indigent clients who have been convicted of felony offenses, and who are proceeding on direct appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals, or in postconviction actions under rules 24.035 and 29.15 in the various circuit courts covered by this office’s area of responsibility, and on appeal from the denial of relief in these postconviction cases. The position involves intensive legal research, drafting of briefs and pleadings, client contact and communication, and litigation both in the circuit courts and in the courts of appeals.

Qualifications: Must be a member of the Missouri Bar. APD II, III, or IV may transfer at his/her current base salary.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

  • APD I: $5,000/month (starting salary)
  • APD II: $5,417/month (eligible for consideration after 1 year of successful performance)
  • APD III: $6,036/month (eligible for consideration after 3 years of successful performance)
  • Senior Public Defender I-II: $6,834- $7,283/month (eligible for consideration after continued highly successful performance)