Amy Karp, Training Director
Katharine Klubock, Supervising Attorney
Elizabeth Broderick, Legal Training Attorney
Katrina Krywonis, Legal Training Attorney
Hannah Baker, Rotation Attorney
All in person trainings have been cancelled though May 30, 2020.
If you have any questions about a training scheduled after that date, please e-mail email@example.com.
CPCS CLE Requirement-Emergency Policy Change-FY 2020 Only
To receive credit for a webinar on the Approved Webinar list, download and send an attendance certificate, if one is available, or an e-mail with your BBO#, the title and date of the webinar and # of viewing hours to Rita Caso, firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is a webinar you would like to have approved for credit please send the link to email@example.com. Thank you!
CAFL Appellate Panel Training October 5, 6, & 7, 2020
(postponed from May 5, 6, & 7, 2020)
The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is seeking private attorneys to join the Children and Family Law (CAFL) Division appellate panel. CAFL appeals are appeals of final judgments in care and protection, termination of parental rights, guardianship of a minor, contested adoption, and other child welfare proceedings. Most cases concern intervention by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families in family life. The work of the CAFL appellate panel attorneys includes interviewing and visiting clients, conducting legal research, writing motions and briefs, and arguing cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. All CAFL appeals get oral argument. Private panel attorneys handle the vast majority of CAFL appeals; other CAFL appeals are handled by the CAFL Appellate (staff) Unit. This posting is not for a staff position; it is for private attorneys to obtain certification to receive, and be compensated for, CAFL appellate appointments. Compensation is $55/hour. New CAFL appellate attorneys receive free mentoring for several years. Private panel attorneys submit bills to CPCS and must agree to follow all billing and other requirements set forth in the CPCS Assigned Counsel Manual, available at:https://www.publiccounsel.net/assigned-counsel-manual/Applicants must be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or be eligible for admission by June 30, 2020. Admission into the training is competitive and not all applicants will be admitted. All admitted applicants must attend the three-day CAFL appellate training program scheduled for October 5, 6, & 7, 2020, at the office of Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. The agency actively seeks to diversify its private attorney panel membership. Qualifications can be found here. Applications are due August 31, 2020, but will be accepted on a rolling basis until the training is filled. Applications are available here: CAFL Appellate Panel Application – October 2020. Kindly direct any questions to Andrew Cohen, CPCS/CAFL Director of Appellate Panel, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.