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CAFL Trial Panel Certification Training Fall 2024

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

JOIN THE FIGHT!

GROW YOUR LEGAL PRACTICE AND HELP CHILDREN AND PARENTS IN NEED!  APPLY FOR OUR CAFL TRAINING AND BECOME CERTIFIED TO HELP THESE FAMILIES!

We need zealous, effective attorneys who want to protect the rights of parents and children in Care and Protection and Child Requiring Assistance (CRA) cases.

ATTORNEYS ACCEPTED INTO THIS TRAINING WILL RECEIVE A “CERTIFICATION PAYMENT” OF $5032 upon the following: 1) successful completion of the CAFL Trial Panel Certification Training; and 2) within eighteen months of completing the training the attorney (a) receives appointments on 12 care and protection cases, and (b) submits 500 hours of billing on care and protection cases.

READ BELOW AND APPLY BY AUGUST 4

 

We are looking to increase the number of attorneys handling state intervention cases (typically referred to as “care and protection” or “termination of parental rights” cases) in the Massachusetts Juvenile Court.

Fall 2024 Application Form: Fall 2024 Children and Family Law (CAFL) Trial Panel Certification Training (cognitoforms.com)

 

Interested attorneys can find more information and apply by using the QR code above or by clicking CAFL TRAINING. Preference will be given to applications received by August 4, 2024.  Joining this panel ensures due process and effective representation for parents and children. Thank you for your interest in this essential litigation practice.

 IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR INTERESTED ATTORNEYS:

 

CERTIFICATION TRAINING: The training will include a brief orientation on Zoom on September 4, followed by hybrid training sessions from September 9 through October 18, 2024.   Sessions consist of in-person and live Zoom sessions, as well as self-directed learning. Successful completion enables certification for care and protection and child requiring assistance (CRA) cases.

ASSIGNMENT: Attorneys will be assigned to cases, which often start with an ex parte petition filed by the Department of Children and Families. Immediate responsibilities include preparing for potential emergency custody hearings within 72 hours of an ex parte order. These cases can last 15 months or longer.

COMPENSATION: Private attorneys will be paid $85/hour for Care and Protection/Termination of Parental Rights cases and $65/hour for CRA matters.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Attorneys must adhere to CAFL’s performance standards and meet other requirements outlined in CPCS’s Assigned Counsel Manual.

SUPPORT: New panel members will be assigned a mentor who provides support, introduces them to court personnel, helps them learn local practices, attends initial court hearings, and offers assistance.

 

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