Job Details

Cafl Trial Attorney

Company name

Committee for Public Counsel Services - The Public Defender Agency of Massachusetts

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 03,2019

Valid Through

Oct 16,2019

Posted on

Nov 02,2018

Salary

USD 6 Annually

Location

Worcester, MA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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CAFL Trial Attorney
The candidate will plays a critical role in cases that affect families. Will provide child welfare representation. Attorneys interested in applying for these positions are invited to submit an application, as further described below.Interviewing adult clients. legal research and writing. pre-72 hour hearing investigation including reviewing pleadings and exhibits, locating and interviewing witnesses, preparing witnesses, gathering facts from the DCF social worker and other collateral providers, consulting with other parties' counsel regarding their position, collecting and reviewing documentary evidence, identifying objections to testimonial and documentary evidence, draft appropriate motions. obtaining entire DCF file, reviewing service plan, proposing changes to plan, advising client on whether to sign, meeting with court investigator, preparing client to meet with court investigator, preparing motions to strike inadmissible evidence contained in the court investigator report. preparing necessary motions regarding outstanding discovery, identifying matters requiring further hearing (e.g., services, visitation), preparing pre-trial memo, developing trial strategy with client. preparing for Foster Care Reviews. Reviewing DCF's permanency plans and filing objections, if necessary. investigating and representing client's position in extraordinary medical treatment hearings. filing motions challenging DCF decisions. care and protection trials and termination of parental rights trials. representation of clients in interlocutory proceedings. post-judgment representation. providing formal and informal assistance to private attorneys on cases assigned through the Private Counsel Division of CPCS. other duties as required. Must be eligible to practice law in Massachusetts, either as a member of the Massachusetts Bar, as a law school graduate under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03, or as an attorney licensed in another jurisdiction who is covered by Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04; Foreign language skills are desirable. Trial experience in termination of parental rights cases as counsel for a parent and/or as counsel for a child or children is preferred. Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.


Note: This job is expected start date in late August/early September 2019.

Additional info

ID 2018-1673Submit a resume and a personal statement of interest detailing interest in the position, personal qualities, background, and skills, and what you hope to achieve in this work.

Company info

Lisa Bacon
Director of Human Resources Management
Committee for Public Counsel Services - The Public Defender Agency of Massachusetts
44 Bromfield Street
Boston, MA 02108

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