Increased caseload requires CPCS to fill hundreds of positions

Issue January 2012

As a result of changes enacted in the state's fiscal 2012 budget, the Committee for Public Counsel Services needs to hire hundreds of attorneys in a variety of positions, locations and salary levels. CPCS is the statewide agency that provides legal representation to the commonwealth's poor in criminal and civil court cases.

The hirings are needed to accommodate a shift in the handling of the state's indigent criminal cases, with a greater burden falling on CPCS public counsel staff. CPCS staff will now handle 25 percent of the total caseload, while 75 percent will be assigned to private counsel.

See the current list of available positions at and select "Employment Opportunities" on the left side for a description of the openings and how to apply.

CPCS notes that it is committed to protecting the fundamental constitutional and human rights of its clients by providing zealous advocacy, community-oriented defense and excellent representation