CAFL Appellate Panel Spring Certification Training

Now accepting applications

The CAFL Appellate Panel Support Unit is now accepting applications for the spring CAFL Appellate Certification Training.  This training will be held May 5th,  6th, and 7th, 2020 at the office of Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester.  The application deadline is March 31, 2020.

For more information about the training, click here: CAFL appellate panel training notice – 2020

To download the application, click here: CAFL Appellate Panel Application – May 2020

Appellate Practice Tools and Resources

** Please note:  the new Rules of Appellate Procedure  go into effect on March 1, 2019.  The CAFL Appellate Support Unit has created a Summary of the new Rules of Appellate Procedure for the child welfare lawyer.

Administrative Forms and Resources

Appellate Bulletins and Other Releases

Appellate Bulletins (2008-2019)

1:28 of the Week (2018- )

CAFL Appellate Practice Tips

CAFL Performance Standards

Case Law

Compendium of Unpublished Child Welfare Decisions

Courts and Court Rules

Docketing Statements PDF Form (To be filed within 14 days of docketing)

Electronic Filing

Electronic Notification

Forms for Use in Appeals Court 

Hybrid Brief Protocol

Mentor Program

Model Motions, Letters, Briefs and Petitions

Research Memos and Due Process Issue/Resource Bank

Rules of Procedure and CAFL Summary of 2019 Rules of Appellate Procedure

Single Justice Practice/Interlocutory Review


Training Materials

Trial Court Administrative Order 1-19: Transcription Procedure for Appellate Review

Writing Tips and Practice Tools

See all Professional Resources

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