The Private Counsel Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services is seeking private attorneys who wish to be self-employed to become contractors with their local Bar Advcoate Programs. This is not a job posting for a position within CPCS.
The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is the state agency in Massachusetts responsible for providing legal services to indigent persons in civil and criminal matters where the laws of the Commonwealth or the state or federal constitution mandate that counsel be provided. As part of its mission to provide holistic, client-centered representation, CPCS contracts with local Bar Advocate Programs, located in each county of the Commonwealth, to provide legal services to adult criminal defendants and juvenile offenders.
This posting is specifically for private attorneys who wish to be self-employed and not for those attorneys who wish to be employed by the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Applications must be submitted by contacting your local Bar Advocate Program, not by submitting an application through this posting.
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BAR ADVOCATE PROGRAM TO APPLY:
Barnstable County Bar Advocates, Inc.
2 Harold Street
Harwich Port, MA 02646
508-432-8866 (same for fax)
Kim Sarowsky, Administrator
Berkshire County Bar Advocates, Inc.
85 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5313
413-442-7444; 413-442-7791 (FAX)
Brenda K. Fiero, Administrator
Bristol County Bar Advocates, Inc.
448 County Street, 1st Floor
New Bedford, MA 02740-5012
508-999-1322; 508-999-0477 (FAX)
Kelly Walsh Barley, Program Administrator
Essex County Bar Assoc. Advocates, Inc.
100 Cummings Center, Suite 312 J
Beverly, MA 01915
978-744-7092; 978-741-7415 (FAX)
Deborah J. Pollock, Administrator
Franklin County Bar Assoc. Advocates, Inc.
20 Federal Street, Suite 4
Greenfield, MA 01301-3302
413-774-2994 same for FAX
Christine Baronas, Executive Director
Hampden County Lawyers for Justice, Inc.
20 Maple Street, 2nd Floor
Springfield, MA 01103
413-732-7110; 413-732-6545 (FAX)
Sarah Pegus, Administrator
Hampshire County Bar Advocates, Inc.
15 Gothic Street, Suite 10
Northampton, MA 01060-3084
413-586-5038; 413-586-7388 (FAX)
Rebecca J. Ryan, Administrator
Island Bar Advocates, Inc.
P.O. Box 1270
282 Upper Main Street
Edgartown, MA 02539
508-627-3322; 508-627-7848 (FAX)
Middlesex Defense Attorneys, Inc.
200 Trade Center, Room 605
Woburn, MA 01801
781-939-0441; 781-939-0442 (FAX)
Joan Stone, Program Administrator
Norfolk County Bar Advocates, Inc.
1359 Hancock Street, Suite 4
Quincy, MA 02169
617-472-6006; 617-472-6004 (FAX)
Barbara Fonseca, Executive Director
Pilgrim Advocates, Inc.
144 Main Street, 4th Floor
Brockton, MA 02301
508-583-6966; 508-583-6967 (FAX)
Jean M. Lee, Executive Director
Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, Inc.
529 Main Street, Suite P242
Charlestown, MA 02129
617-348-0088; 857-576-5603 (FAX)
email@example.com or www.sljinc.org
Nicole M. Revesz, Executive Director
Bar Advocates of Worcester County, Inc.
370 Main Street, Suite 975
Worcester, MA 01608-2413
508-753-9069; 508-754-6909 (FAX)
Christina Murphy, Administrator
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.
Must be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
For additional information, including payment rates and how to apply see the following: