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CPCS Annual Training Conference

SAVE THE DATE:  The CPCS Annual Training Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 8:00-5:00 at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester.

Ruth A. Potee, MD will be the keynote presenter on the topic of the Physiology of Addiction and Opioid Use.  She will explain the effects of opioid and other drug use on the brain, and present forceful arguments for long-term multi-faceted treatment models.  The keynote will be followed by workshop sessions on a wide variety of topics of interest to criminal, juvenile, child welfare and mental health practitioners, including guardianship, appellate advocacy, hot topics in criminal defense and CAFL cases, complex issues in superior court practice, as well as updates on the latest in immigration and forensics.  At midday, we will gather to hear remarks from Chief Counsel Anthony Benedetti.   A boxed lunch will be served.  The conference is approved for 6.5 CLEs.

Advance registration is required.  Our annual conference fills up quickly, so please register early to ensure a seat.  To register, please visit the Eventbrite Annual Conference registration page by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Bonnie Mullen at

Nominations Accepted for Duggan, Marshall, Donovan, Blitzman, Winchester, Liacos, Mellen, Addams and Souto-Goyette Awards

Nomination Process

The Committee will present the awards at an Awards Ceremony on April 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.

All nominations should be submitted to Ms. Denise Simonini, Executive Assistant to the Chief Counsel, Committee for Public Counsel Services, 44 Bromfield Street, Boston, MA 02108, by fax to 617-988-8495 or email to

Nominations must be submitted no later than February 23, 2018.  All nominations must include a written explanation of why the nominee should be honored.  

For a list of past award recipients, please check our website at Continue reading