Barry and Lawrence Counties, MO Public Defender’s Office
The Barry and Lawrence County’s Public Defender Offices are located in Monett, Missouri, administered by the Missouri State Public Defender System (MSPD). The MSPD has approximately 395 staff attorneys assisted by support staff, paralegals, and investigators. This organization is responsible for providing legal representation to all indigent citizens accused of or convicted of crimes at the State Trial Court, Appellate Court, Missouri Supreme Court, and United States Supreme Court. Their mission is to provide high-quality, zealous advocacy for indigent people who are accused of a crime in the state of Missouri and to provide this uncompromised advocacy, the Defender System will supply each client with a high-quality, competent, ardent defense team at every stage of the process in which public defenders are necessary. If you are seeking representation, you must complete an application for Public Defender representation through their online application for services on their website. Alternatively, you can submit a written application at the Barry and Lawrence County’s offices where your case or charges are pending. For further information on the services offered by the Barry and Lawrence County’s Public Defender Offices, please contact them using the information provided on this page.