The Children and Family Law Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services is seeking qualified attorneys to represent children and indigent parents in termination of parental rights and child requiring assistance cases in the Juvenile Court.  Admission to the CAFL trial panel is by application only and requires completion of a seven-day training.  Applicants must be members of the Massachusetts Bar, or be admitted to the Bar of another state and be eligible to practice law in Massachusetts.  All attorneys who accept CPCS assignments are required to maintain malpractice insurance.

The CAFL Trial Panel Certification Training is co-sponsored with Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).  The training will be held at the MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston, on the following dates from 9:00-5:00:  September 9-11 and 16-18, 2015.  One-day mock hearings will be scheduled throughout the state on September 28-30, 2015.  If selected, participants must keep all three dates open until assigned to a specific date and place for the mock hearing. Applicants with extensive trial experience may request a waiver of the trial skills portion of the training program.

All interested attorneys may apply electronically through the CPCS website at: