Rebecca Amdemariam

Rebecca Amdemariam (she/her) is a Legal Training Attorney for the Children and Family Law Training Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services. She is on the third year of her rotation in the Training Unit and has presented lectures and facilitated numerous learning and coaching trial skills sessions for training new lawyers to represent clients in Care and Protection and CRA cases.  She has helped develop CPCS attorney training on challenging racial inequities in the family regulation system and provided training to the Family Resource Center of Boston, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Rebecca is currently chair of CAFL’s Racial Justice Task Force steering committee advocating for system reforms within local and national child protective communities and member of the Community Connections subcommittee directly working with those impacted by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families child removal and foster care systems. Prior to her work as a Legal Training Attorney, she was a staff Trial Attorney in the Boston and Salem CAFL Offices. She has been a member of the National Lawyers Guild since 2010 where she supports community organizations challenging systemic racism and white supremacy.  She has also been a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Child Welfare Section Council since 2020 where she participates in planning sessions with the .

Rebecca studied at Swarthmore College and Suffolk University Law School. Currently, she is on the board of the Massachusetts Bail Fund, committed to freeing people serving pre-trial detentions.