Thursday, Mar. 7, 2013
CPCS accepting applications for CAFL Appellate Panel Certification Training Program
The Committee for Public Counsel Services is accepting
applications for the Children and Family Law Appellate Panel
Certification Training Program.
Applicants must have the following minimum qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in legal research and writing; and at
least one of the following:
- Two years of child welfare trial experience;
- Primary authorship of two or more appellate briefs in other
- A recent appellate clerkship, substantial editing experience
for a law journal, or publication of a law journal article.
Admission into the training is competitive and not all
applicants will be admitted. Applicants may be required to
participate in an in-person interview.
Applicants must attend the one-day appellate training program at
the Courtyard Marriott in Marlborough on Friday, May 3, 2013, and
either be certified to accept trial level CAFL assignments, or
attend the first four days of the CAFL trial panel certification
training program on April 8-11, 2013 at MCLE, 10 Winter St.,
To be considered, please submit two completed applications to:
Rita Caso, certification coordinator, Children and Family Law
Division, 44 Bromfield St., Boston, MA 02108. Two copies of the
application including references must be received at the CAFL
administrative office no later than Monday, March 11,
2013. No portion of the application, including
writing samples, will be returned. Incomplete applications
will not be reviewed. Please do not submit payment until after
receiving confirmation that you have been accepted into the
training, at which point payment should be made directly to MCLE to
reserve a seat in the program.
For further information regarding the appellate panel
certification process, please contact Rita Caso at (617) 988-8444
or [e-mail rcaso].