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Thursday, Mar. 7, 2013
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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:

  1. Two years of child welfare trial experience;
  2. Primary authorship of two or more appellate briefs in other subjects;
  3. 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., Boston.  

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].

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