CPCS Accepting Applications for CAFL Resource Attorney Positions

CPCS is accepting applications for Resource Attorney Positions with the Children and Family Law (CAFL) Division in the following regions: Berkshire, Essex South, Franklin and Hampshire, Hampden, Middlesex South, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties.

The Resource Attorney position is an excellent opportunity for experienced, dedicated and zealous advocates to share their knowledge with CAFL practitioners for the benefit of indigent clients.

Resource Attorneys provide legal and technical assistance to all trial panel members in their designated region or court. They are responsible for coordinating and presenting relevant legal education trainings in collaboration with the CAFL Training Unit. Resource Attorneys serve as liaisons between the court and the CAFL Trial Panel Support Office. Resource Attorneys are required to be available to members of the private bar.

The Resource Attorney works collaboratively with an assigned trial panel support staff attorney on local practice issues, legal education, and advice. They submit quarterly reports and bills.  Resource Attorneys do not oversee the local mentoring program nor are they responsible for mentoring new CAFL trial panel members.

Applicants must be CAFL certified and have a minimum of five years of experience representing children and parents in state intervention proceedings. Applicants with experience representing parties in status offenses, guardianships of minors, and other Probate and Family Court matters are preferred. Applicants must have significant litigation experience.

To apply, please email a statement of interest including the region(s) in which you are interested, a detailed description of three contested Termination of Parental Rights Trials, a current resume, and a legal writing sample by May 2, 2022, to Alice Turner, ([email protected]).

Parenting Time Lawsuit in Superior Court

On May 29, in response to DCF’s near-total cutoff of visits between children in the Department’s custody and their parents, we filed suit in Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of seven plaintiffs – three mothers, three fathers, and one child. As defendants, we named Governor Baker, EOHHS Secretary Sudders, and DCF Commissioner Spears

Here’s the zoom information to access the webcast in the parenting time case (Mothers v. Baker) :

Time: June 18, 2020 3:00 PM
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Meeting ID: 160 925 8751
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