The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is the government agency that provides 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 Division (CAFL) of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) Appellate Panel Support Unit seeks 2 law student summer interns.
The CAFL Appellate Panel Support Unit provides research, writing, and training support for CAFL trial and appellate attorneys in state intervention child custody proceedings, including termination of parental rights cases. Student interns help with legal and social science research and writing. They also observe child welfare trial proceedings in the juvenile courts and appellate proceedings in the Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. Student interns may also work with attorneys in the Boston CAFL trial office, helping those attorneys with case-related matters.
The CAFL Appellate Panel Support Unit is located in downtown Boston.
Please note that this internship is unpaid. The start date and weekly hour requirements are flexible, but the internship should comprise at least 17.5 hours/week, and a minimum commitment of 8 weeks is expected. Preference is given to students who can work 35 hours per week for a 10-week period.
Interested candidates should supply: