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Awards Ceremony

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2020 via ZOOM

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Register to attend on Zoom

CPCS Community Leadership Award
Allison S. Cartwright

Jane Addams Award for Outstanding Social Service Accomplishments
Kristin M. Dame

Margaret Winchester Award for Child Welfare Advocacy
Bryan K. Clauson (posthumous)

Willie J. Davis and Edward J. Duggan Award for Outstanding Criminal Defense Advocacy
Dana Alan Curhan

Willie J. Davis and Edward J. Duggan Award for Outstanding Criminal Defense Advocacy
Craig A. Tavares

Teresa McParland Award for Operational Excellence
Karen C. Souza

Thurgood Marshall Award
Theresa Wilson Coney

Emerging Defender Awards
Announced at Ceremony

Carol A. Donovan Award for Exceptional Advocacy
David B. Hirsch

Maura Mellen Administrative Professional Award
Robert Ploski

Paul J. Liacos Mental Health Advocacy Award
Nancy R. Golden

Maria Souto – Armand Goyette Investigator Award
Sarah Plansky

Jay D. Blitzman Award for Youth Advocacy
Patrick J. Colvario

Clarence Earl Gideon Award for Outstanding Public Service
Joshua Dohan


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Lawyer Well-Being Zoom Coffee Breaks – daily May 4-8 @2pm

Community Well-Being Coffee Breaks, May 4-8 @ 2pm

Presented by Lawyer Well-Being MA

Connect with fellow lawyers, share ideas and tools, and learn from experts during “Community Well-Being Coffee Breaks” in celebration of Lawyer Well-Being Week. Thanks to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Well-Being Committee, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and its Law Office Management Assistance Program, and other volunteers for their assistance and expertise. Continue reading

CPCS CLE Requirement-Emergency Policy Change-Fiscal Year 2020 Only

Dear Private Attorneys,

We hope you and your families are well during this difficult time.  Due to exceptional circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 virus, CPCS is waiving the Continuing Legal Education hours requirement for all units for Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020.)

Although we have waived the CLE requirements, we encourage you to attend webinars that are relevant to your practice area to support your professional development.  The CPCS training unit will post offerings for webinars soon. Please see the CPCS Training Department Website: https://www.publiccounsel.net/train/

You may still be paid for eight (8) hours of training if you meet the attendance and payment requirements.

Additionally, Panel Directors may offer credit for webinars that are not sponsored by CPCS.  Please contact the Panel Director for your practice area to determine whether you may get credit and bill for attendance at a webinar not sponsored by CPCS.

We hope that we will be returning to offering in-person training in the later part of the Spring (all in person CPCS training has been cancelled through April 30, 2020 May 30th, 2020), and look forward to seeing you then.


The CPCS Training Department and Panel Directors