The Children and Family Law Division (CAFL) of the Committee for Public Counsel Services is seeking qualified attorneys to represent children and indigent parents in care and protection/termination of parental rights and child requiring assistance cases in the Juvenile Court. There is a significant shortage of CAFL lawyers in western Massachusetts. The need is most critical in the Springfield Juvenile Court. As a result, we are particularly interested in applicants who are able to accept CAFL appointments in Springfield as soon as possible after successfully completing the certification training.
The Children and Family Law Division (CAFL) of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is inviting members of the bar to apply for admission to the CAFL Trial Panel to represent Care & Protection and Termination of Parental Rights cases.
Attorneys who are interested in pursuing this opportunity can find the application on our website here: CAFL TRIAL PANEL APPLICATION. CPCS is committed to ensuring that the panel of attorneys accepting CAFL assignments is sensitive to the diversity of the client population it serves. We will give preference to attorneys who submit completed applications by Monday, January 29, 2018. We may continue to accept applications after that date, particularly from those who intend to practice in the western part of the state.
If you have any questions, please contact us via CAFLattorney@publiccounsel.net.