Committee for Public Counsel Services

MHLD Training Director

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
ID
2018-1592
# of Openings
1
Posted Date
2/14/2018
Type
Regular Full-Time
Salary
$81,292 - $112,185.00, commensurate with experience

Overview

The Mental Health Litigation Division is seeking a Training Director who will be responsible for planning, directing, managing and overseeing all work of the Mental Health Litigation Division (MHLD) training, including developing curricula and conducting training for public and private attorneys around the state, in addition to providing support through issue specific publications and email group postings, and providing advice on cases, court practice and legal strategies.

 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MISSION STATEMENT

CPCS is committed to protecting the fundamental constitutional and human rights of its clients by providing zealous advocacy, community-oriented defense, and excellent representation.  We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs.  In striving always to achieve those goals, CPCS embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and is steadfast in our commitment to:  (1) ensuring that CPCS staff members represent a broad range of human difference and experience; (2) providing a work climate that is respectful and that supports success; and (3) promoting the dignity and well-being of all staff members. CPCS's leadership is responsible for ensuring excellence, diversity, and inclusion. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.

 

 

Position Overview:

 

The position is responsible for planning, directing, managing and overseeing all work of the Mental Health Litigation Division (MHLD) training, including developing curricula and conducting training for public and private attorneys around the state, in addition to providing support through issue specific publications and email group postings, and providing advice on cases, court practice and legal strategies. The Legal Training Director reports to the CPCS Training Chief.

Qualifications

  • Be eligible to practice law either as a member of the Massachusetts bar in good standing; or as an attorney in another jurisdiction who is eligible to engage in limited Massachusetts practice under SJC Rule 3:04
  • At least 7 years’ trial/litigation experience, of which at least two years must be in Mental Health litigation or similar field; two years’ experience as a manager, supervisor, or trainer with knowledge of training principles and practices for adult learners; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality representation of indigent persons

 

The position will be posted until filled, preference will be given to candidates who apply prior to March 5, 2018.

Responsibilities

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

 

  • Designs, implements, and routinely evaluates required training for public and private counsel to include training in mental health law, trauma, and civil liberties of clients
  • Works with the MHLD Director, Director of Appeals, Trial Panel Director, Attorneys in Charge, and Regional Coordinators to assess training needs of staff and private bar
  • Develops and continually updates the MHLD training plan
  • Identifies, recruits, and coaches qualified members of the Division and private bar to help plan and present at MHLD training programs
  • Researches, prepares, and publishes training materials, legal outlines, practice guides, and practice advisories
  • Monitors MHLD email group
  • Keeps up-to-date on mental health law practice issues and emerging mental health laws
  • Prepares MHLD Training Budget
  • Updates MHLD webpages
  • Oversees and edits biennial updates to the Division’s litigation manuals
  • Participates in and implements training in collaboration with other Divisions of CPCS and with outside organizations including MCLE, Social Law Library, Massachusetts Guardianship Association, statewide and local bar associations, and other entities that provide training to panel attorneys.
  • Participates in and helps to produce programs regarding effective training techniques

 

EEO Statement

The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable federal and state statutes and organizational policies.  Applicants who have questions about equal employment opportunity or who need reasonable accommodations can contact the Director of Human Resources Management, Lisa Bacon, at lbacon@publiccounsel.net

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