Welcome to The Office of the Public Defender - Western District of Missouri

Serving the Western District of Missouri

Who We Are – The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Missouri operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act. We provide defense services to individuals who are financially unable to obtain adequate representation in Federal criminal cases. A person's eligibility for defender services is determined by the federal court.

Our Mission – Members of this organization provide our clients with legal services of the highest quality. We zealously represent the human worth, dignity and interest of our clients with courage, devotion and uncompromised advocacy. We uphold the rights of our clients while dealing ethically with the court system, representatives of the criminal justice system, and our clients.

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CJA Resources

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