Monthly Archives: January 2023

MHLD Appellate Certification Training Spring 2023

Final application deadline is March 31, 2023, with priority given to those who apply by March 3rd.

The Mental Health Litigation Division (MHLD) of the Committee for Public Counsel Services is now accepting applications for its Spring 2023 Appellate Certification Training. Successful completion of this training and participation in our appellate mentorship program qualifies attorneys to receive appointments for mental health appeals.  The hourly rate for appeals is 85.00/hour.

Mental health appellate practice is an exciting and developing area of the law, with the potential to be involved in cases of first impression while being a voice for clients whose voices are often ignored.  Our clients have been deprived of their liberty by virtue of having been civilly committed, deprived of the ability to make their own treatment decisions, placed under guardianship or all of the above.  You will gain client contact, appellate experience, and the satisfaction of providing zealous, client-centered advocacy for some of the most marginalized people in the Commonwealth.

Application Submission: Admission to the MHLD appellate panel is by application only. All attorneys who accept CPCS assignments are required to maintain professional liability insurance. The final deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, March 31, 2023, with priority given to those who submit their applications by Friday, March 3rd.  (Space is limited due to limited mentoring capacity)

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION

Committee Meeting Agenda – January 18, 2023

The meeting will be hybrid starting at 5:30 p.m. at 75 Federal Street, 5th floor conference room.  If joining virtually, registration is required – details below.

  1. Approval of minutes of the December 21, 2022 meeting
  2. Public Consulting Group (PCG) Contract
  3. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  4. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  5. FY24 Maintenance Budget
  6. Chief Counsel Report

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_axfH_vBtRau7bicmts8ckw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.