CPCS Press Office

The Committee for Public Counsel Service’s Press Office provides public information to media outlets. It also delivers news to the public through the CPCS News website and it’s Twitter handle @CPCSNews. The office will also connect media members with CPCS experts on relevant matters.

We pride ourselves on being transparent, timely and accurate.

The press office and CPCS attorneys are bound by the Supreme Judicial Court’s Rules of Professional Conduct, specifically Rule 3.6.

Reporters seeking comment from CPCS or its attorneys should contact Communications Director Bob McGovern at 617-910-5758 or (Send Email).

Bob McGovern, Communications Director

McGovern oversees all internal and external communications for CPCS and is the main point of contact for media organizations seeking comment from the agency. McGovern joined CPCS in 2019.

McGovern has worked for various media outlets, most recently as the legal columnist for the Boston Herald. While at the Herald, he covered all matters of the law – from novel Supreme Judicial Court decisions to the “Deflategate” saga involving New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The Massachusetts Bar Association honored him with the 2016 Excellence in Legal Journalism Award. He joined the Herald after working as an attorney in Boston.

McGovern is an active member of the New England First Amendment Coalition and worked as a law clerk for the organization while in law school. He frequently guest lectures on media law and ethics.

McGovern earned his B.A in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and his J.D. from New England Law in Boston.