The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is a government agency providing representation to indigent clients in criminal cases, civil cases and administrative proceedings in which there is a right to counsel. The Children and Family Law (CAFL) Division Salem Office seeks 1 full-time fall intern for Fall 2017 to assist staff attorneys who practice in Essex Juvenile and Probate Courts. CAFL provides zealous and creative advocacy for children and parents in child welfare proceedings, including termination of parental rights cases and Child Requiring Assistance proceedings.
Interns who are certified student attorneys under S.J.C. Rule 3.03 will have an opportunity to carry a small caseload of Child Requiring Assistance cases under supervision of a staff attorney. The Salem CAFL Office is located in downtown Salem. Please note that this internship is unpaid. Though the start date of the internship is somewhat flexible, interns are expected to begin in Fall 2017. A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is expected.
Please direct any questions to Judy Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Sample Intern Duties: