The Private Counsel Division is seeking an attorney for the Private Counsel Division’s Criminal Trial Support Unit. The Criminal Trial Support Unit of the CPCS Private Counsel Division is responsible for the oversight of attorneys who provide representation to indigent adults in criminal cases.
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The Private Counsel Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking an attorney for the Private Counsel Division’s Criminal Trial Support Unit. The Criminal Trial Support Unit of the CPCS Private Counsel Division is responsible for the oversight of attorneys who provide representation to indigent adults in criminal cases.
Minimum Entrance Requirements
Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to the provision of high quality representation for indigent persons and meet the following requirements:
Applications will be strengthened by:
To apply, please provide a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample.
The Staff Counsel is responsible for providing support to the unit’s Director and other Staff Counsel to aid in their oversight of criminal trial private assigned counsel and county bar advocate programs as well as their direct supervision of county criminal trial supervising attorneys. This includes:
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