CAFL Training Unit

CAFL Training

Amy Karp, Training Director
Katharine Klubock, Supervising Attorney
Elizabeth Broderick, Legal Training Attorney
Katrina Krywonis, Legal Training Attorney
Rebecca Amdemariam, Legal Training Attorney
Erin Fuller, Administrative Assistant

Message to CAFL Private Bar Attorneys Regarding CLEs for Fiscal Year 2021

Dear Private CAFL Trial and Appellate Attorneys,

We hope that you and your families are well during this difficult time. CAFL is reinstating the Continuing Legal Education hours requirement for Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021).

Because of the continuing pandemic, you may fulfill your required CLE hours by attending webinars.  You will be paid for eight (8) hours of CLEs if you meet the attendance and reimbursement requirements.  Below is a new form we created, CAFL Webinar Affirmation form.

CAFL Webinar Affirmation Form

This form is not required if you watch a live CPCS webinar.  This form should be used only in the following circumstances:

  1. You watched a recording of a CAFL-approved webinar that was presented by CPCS;
  2. You watched a CAFL-approved live webinar sponsored by an outside entity, and the entity does not provide a certificate or other documentation of the attendees’ participation in the webinar; or
  3.  You watched a recording of a CAFL-approved webinar sponsored by an outside entity.

Please check the CAFL list of approved webinars first to see if a program is approved for credit. If you would like to request credit for a program that is not on the list, please email cafltraining@publiccounsel.net.

Thank you for all you do,

Alice Turner
Andy Cohen

CAFL Approved Webinars for FY2021

CAFL Approved Webinars for FY2020

To receive credit for a webinar on the Approved Webinar list, please send an attendance certificate, if one is available, or complete the CAFL Webinar Affirmation  form and send it to Rita Caso, rcaso@publiccounsel.net. If there is a webinar you would like to have approved for credit please send the link to cafltraining@publiccounsel.net. Thank you!

CAFL Trial Panel Training (January 28 – March 17, 2021)

CPCS is now accepting applications for its 2021 CAFL Trial Panel Certification Training to represent children and parents in care and protection/termination of parental rights cases.  The on-line training includes a mix of substantial self-directed learning and live Zoom sessions two mornings a week for four weeks.  The training concludes with a full day mock hearing. Preference will be given to attorneys who submit applications by December 11 and who commit to accepting cases in central and western Massachusetts, where we currently have an attorney shortage. The agency actively seeks to diversify its private attorney panel membership.

For more information about the training and to download the application, click here: [application]

CAFL Appellate Panel Training (April 1 – April 16, 2021)

CPCS is now accepting applications for the 2021 CAFL Appellate Panel Certification Training. The on-line training includes a mix of substantial self-directed learning and live Zoom sessions two mornings a week for two weeks. We will begin with a brief orientation on April 1.  The live sessions will take place from 9:00-12:30 on April 5, 8, 13 and 16, 2021. The application deadline is February 12, 2021. The agency actively seeks to diversify its private attorney panel membership.

For more information about the training, and to download the application, click here:  CAFL appellate panel recruitment notice & application- 2021 training

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