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Position Title: Trial Attorney/Assistant Public Defender - Posted 7/9/2020


Basic Function: Provide legal representation to indigent clients charged with criminal offenses facing the possibility of incarceration

Job Duties: Duties to include pre-trial and trial preparation; litigating all aspects of the case through disposition at the trial court level; promoting and protecting the best interest of the client at all times; maintaining client contact by telephone, appointments, or institutional visits; keeping client apprised of investigations, negotiations, and court rulings; appearing at regularly scheduled court dockets and all appearances concerning assigned caseload; drafting motions and pleadings.

Qualifications:  Must be a current member of the Missouri Bar or eligible for bar licensure in Missouri.

Geographic Locations:  Visit website at for weekly update of position vacancies.

Current Openings

· Bolivar — Accepting applications until position is filled

· Chillicothe — Accepting applications until position is filled

· Farmington — Accepting applications until July 22

· Hannibal — Accepting applications until July 15

· Nevada — Accepting applications until July 22

· Poplar Bluff — Accepting applications until position is filled

· Rolla — Accepting applications until position is filled

· Sedalia — Accepting applications until July 22

· St. Louis City — Accepting applications until July 15

· West Plains — Accepting applications until position is filled

MSPD is always seeking to hire motivated, client centered attorneys to work in hard to fill jurisdictions within the state. Contact Gina Hall, Human Resources Manager, at 573-777-9977 if you are interested in learning more about rural placement opportunities.


Salary/Benefits:  Starting salary is $48,408. After one year, an APD is eligible for salary increase to $53,688. Eligible for full state benefits including health, life, and long-term disability insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, CLE training, and payment of bar dues.

To Apply:  An Application for Employment must be submitted to be considered for opening(s). Applicants may also provide a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. Applications can be obtained at any Public Defender office, via website at or by calling (573) 777-9977, ext. 202.

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

Missouri State Public Defender

Attn: Human Resources

Woodrail Centre

1000 W. Nifong, Bldg. 7, Suite 100

Columbia, MO  65203

Fax: 573-777-9976




Position Title: Associate Attorney - Posted 7/8/2020


Baker Sterchi has an opportunity in its Kansas City office for an associate with at least five years of experience in all phases of defense litigation including complex and/or multi-district litigation.

The ideal candidate must be licensed in Missouri and Kansas, have excellent written and oral communication skills and strong advocacy skills.


Baker Sterchi offers a competitive salary and bonus program, an excellent benefit package, flexibility for work/life balance and a detailed path to partnership. We strive for a welcoming work environment for all employees and encourage diverse candidates to apply.


How to apply: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Candidates may be asked to submit a writing sample and transcript. No phones calls, please.


About Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, LLC


For nearly 40 years, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC has provided services in the areas of appellate, commercial, complex (class action and multi-district), cyber liability/privacy and data breach, employment and labor, financial services, insurance defense and coverage, medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, products liability, professional and management liability, and toxic and mass tort litigation defense.

With over 60 attorneys in offices in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas, Baker Sterchi attorneys practice throughout the United States serving national, regional and local companies and professionals in a variety of industries including the art, banking, construction, consumer products and services, entertainment, food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, leisure, medical device, pharmaceutical, propane, retail, and transportation (aviation, automotive, railroad, recreational, and trucking) industries.


Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice has been named among the 2020 Best Companies to Work For in the Greater Kansas City Area by Ingram’s Magazine.
For more information, visit


Position Title: Director of Court En Banc - Posted 6/22/20

Section Definition of Work: This position consists of highly responsible, managerial and supervisory position involving the administration of the judicial process for appeals, disciplinary actions, transfer applications, jurisdictional transfers, petition for writs, motions for bond, petitions for reinstatement, appeals form the decisions of the Board of Law Examiners and petitions for review.


Salary/Benefits: Starting salary range $71,423 to $85,407 annually depending on experience and qualifications. This position is eligible for full benefits and leave accruals provided through the State of Missouri.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: A bachelor’s degree is required with a valid law degree from an accredited law school preferred but not required. Application: Qualified candidates shall submit resumes and at least three professional references via e-mail to Interested parties may refer to the Missouri Courts website ( and clicking on “Careers” in the footer for additional details. Applications accepted until position is filled. Preference given to applications received on or before July 15, 2020. The Supreme Court of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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