CAFL Training UnitAmy Karp, Training Director
The Children and Family Law Division (CAFL) of the Committee for Public Counsel Services is seeking qualified attorneys to represent children and indigent parents in care and protection/termination of parental rights and child requiring assistance cases in the Juvenile Court. There is a significant shortage of CAFL lawyers in western Massachusetts. The need is most critical in the Springfield Juvenile Court. As a result, we are particularly interested in applicants who are able to accept CAFL appointments in Springfield as soon as possible after successfully completing the certification training.
The application can be found here: CAFL Trial Panel Training Application Spring 2018
CPCS is Accepting Applications for the Children and Family Law Appellate Panel Certification Training
The Committee for Public Counsel Services is accepting applications for the Children and Family Law (“CAFL”) Appellate Panel Certification Training. Admission to the training is by application only. All admitted applicants must attend the three-day CAFL appellate training program on May 1, 2, and 3, 2018 in Worcester.
Completed Applications must be submitted by March 23, 2018.
The application can be found at the following link: CAFL Appellate Panel Application – May 2018
Representing Children in Child Requiring Assistance (CRA) Cases CPCS Certification Training
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 2018 February CRA Training Application can be found in the link below:
2018 February CRA Application