Committee for Public Counsel Services

  • Legal Training Attorney - CAFL Training Unit

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    ID
    2018-1639
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    9/10/2018
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Post End Date
    10/1/2018
    Salary
    $58,975.00 - $91,291.25, commensurate with experience
  • Overview

    The Children and Family Law Training Unit (CAFL) of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking an attorney with experience in state intervention/child welfare law to work in the Training Department, CAFL Training Unit. 

     

    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.  In fulfilling its mission, CPCS is committed to fostering diversity at all levels of the agency.  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 management and 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 Children and Family Law Training Unit (CAFL) of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking an attorney with experience in state intervention/child welfare law to work in the Training Department, CAFL Training Unit.  While the office is located in Boston, it may be possible to situate this position in a location outside the Boston metropolitan area based upon the applicant’s experience, ties to a community, and needs of the office. 

    Qualifications

    Minimum Entrance Requirements:

    • Must be eligible to practice law in this jurisdiction 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 Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04;
    • A minimum of 5 years full-time experience representing children and parents in child welfare/state intervention matters

    Qualifications/Skills:

    • Significant litigation and trial experience
    • Excellent writing, litigation, and oral presentation skills
    • Exceptional organizational ability
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills
    • Willing to travel to various training locations and courts across the Commonwealth
    • Have access to reliable transportation to travel to courts and other locations as required

     

    To apply, please upload a resume, a written statement of interest, a legal writing sample, and the names of at least two professional references.  The letter of interest should include a description of trial, appellate, and administrative trainings, and other relevant experience.

    Responsibilities

    The Legal Training Attorney will work with the CAFL Training Unit to develop and present training programs for staff and private attorneys throughout the state. 

     

    Responsibilities include:

    • Coordinate CAFL certification training programs, including trial, appellate, child requiring assistance and guardianship panel training;
    • Oversee and support CAFL Resource Attorney trainings;
    • Develop and implement training programs including new staff attorney training, the CPCS annual training conference, the annual MCLE Delinquency and Child Welfare Conference, and other training programs;
    • Present lectures, facilitate group discussions and coach trial skills for new and experienced attorneys;
    • Prepare and disseminate information concerning new developments to CAFL staff and private attorneys;
    • Edit and update chapters of the CAFL Training Manual;
    • Develop and update training and other resource materials for the CAFL web site;
    • Work collaboratively with other CPCS training units to develop and present agency-wide training; and,
    • Other duties as assigned.

    The legal training attorney may also maintain a small child welfare trial and/or appellate caseload.

     

     

    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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