Committee for Public Counsel Services

  • Secretary

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    Regular Full-Time
    Post End Date
    $34,300.00 - $42,000.00
  • Overview


    The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is the state agency in Massachusetts responsible for providing legal services to indigent persons in criminal and civil matters in which the law requires the appointment of counsel for any person who cannot afford to retain counsel. The agency provides representation in criminal, delinquency, youth offender, child welfare, mental health, sexually dangerous person and sex offender registry cases, as well as appeals and post-conviction cases related to those matters.


    CPCS is an equal opportunity employer.



    CPCS provides legal services to indigent clients by a combination of private attorneys trained and certified to accept assignments and staff attorneys.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal services to each and every client.  Assigned private counsel attorneys represent 80% of indigent clients in Massachusetts



    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.


    Qualifications and Minimum Entrance Requirements:


    Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in administrative work experience or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below:

    I. An Associate’s or higher degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience. Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.



    • Strong communication, organizational and detail skills;
    • ability to establish effective working relationships and to work as a team member;
    • flexibility, and strict adherence to confidentiality.
    • Typing skill of 50 to 60 wpm preferred.
    • Familiarity with advanced Word formatting and editing, and Microsoft Excel.
    • Legal office experience a plus.


    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


    Provide secretarial support in the following areas:

    • maintaining and organizing paper and electronic files;
    • filing, faxing, scanning, and photocopying large volumes of supporting documents;
    • processing, filing, sending and responding to written and electronic correspondence from attorneys who are participating in recertification.
    • Perform other projects and/or related duties as assigned.
    • Provide secretarial services to administrative and legal staff, including answering telephone inquiries and directing telephone calls. 


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