The Children and Family Law (CAFL) Division is seeking an attorney with experience in child welfare law and appeals to work as Staff Counsel with the CAFL Director of Appellate Panel in the CAFL Appellate Panel Support Unit (Administrative Office) in Boston.
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The Children and Family Law (CAFL) Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking an attorney with experience in child welfare law and appeals to work with the CAFL Director of Appellate Panel in the CAFL Appellate Panel Support Unit (Administrative Office) in Boston. CAFL clients include children and indigent parents who are parties to care and protection, termination of parental rights, child requiring assistance, and guardianship-of-a-minor cases in the Juvenile Courts and the Probate and Family Courts of the Commonwealth. In recognition of the extent of private bar oversight provided to ensure performance standards are met, this position qualifies for compensation equivalent to that of a Staff Supervising Attorney.
The person filling this Staff Counsel position reports to the CAFL Director of Appellate Panel.
Administrative and managerial experience is desirable, as is experience as a private panel attorney.
This Staff Counsel position will be based in CPCS’s Bromfield Street, Boston office with the possibility of working in another CPCS location outside of Boston for some portion of the work week. Location flexibility depends, in part, on available space.
Applicants should submit (1) a resume, (2) a thoughtful written statement of interest, and (3) a writing sample of not more than 50 pages.
The position will be posted until filled, however preference will be given to candidates who apply prior to May 31, 2018.
The Staff Counsel will assist the CAFL Director of Appellate Panel in all aspects of panel management, including:
The Staff Counsel may also maintain a small child welfare trial and/or appellate caseload.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.