Committee for Public Counsel Services

Bar Advocate Program Contract Attorneys

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Bar Advocate Contract Attorneys


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.





  • 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) or

    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




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.


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