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 Cape and Islands Office has on going openings for Spring and Summer term student interns to assist staff attorneys who practice in Barnstable County/Plymouth Town Juvenile and Barnstable Probate Courts. CAFL provides zealous and creative advocacy for children and parents in child welfare proceedings, including termination of parental rights cases, Guardianship 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. Please note that this internship is unpaid.
In order to apply, please submit the following information:
- Cover letter detailing specific interest in CAFL’s work and how the law student meets the qualifications listed above. Student should also explain skills and experiences that are relevant to CAFL’s goals and advocacy.
- Writing sample (not exceeding 5 pages)
At this time, we are accepting applications for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 ONLY. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
To apply for Fall 2019, submit your application on or before August 15, 2019.
To apply for Spring 2020, submit your application on or before December 1, 2019.