Certification Training to Represent Children in Child Requiring Assistance (CRA) Cases

The Children and Family Law Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services is seeking qualified attorneys to represent children in Child Requiring Assistance cases in the Juvenile Court.  Admission to the CRA panel is by application only and requires completion of a two-day training.  Applicants must be members of the Massachusetts Bar, or be admitted to the Bar of another state and be eligible to practice law in Massachusetts.  All attorneys who accept CPCS assignments are required to maintain malpractice insurance.

The CRA Certification Training will take place on February 26th & 27th, 2020 at Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. We ask all applicants to also hold February 28th as a snow date. The training will run 9:00 – 5:00 each day.  Attorneys currently on the CPCS list to represent youth in delinquency proceedings may have portions of the training waived (i.e., sessions on adolescent development, school law, etc.).

Applications must be received no later than January 13, 2020.

More information and the application can be found here.