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 soc...
The candidate will collaborate in real time or review a client’s history in advance. Must have Active License. Should have Marital and Family Law Certification. Must have a smartphone (Android/iPhone) with a stable internet connection and clear audio/video capacity. Government-issued photo ID is needed.
Domestic Relations Associate
The candidate must have 2-5 years of experience in complex domestic relations litigation. Must have excellent writing, research and interpersonal skills, as well as experience practicing in Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts. Should have desire to support and develop an active trial practice and be eager to take responsibility for a varied caseload with direct contact with clients, courts, experts, and other counsel. Must be admitted to pr...
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Managing Director - Children and Family Law Division
The candidate will be ensuring that CAFL staff provides high-quality, client-centered, culturally humble representation to parent and child clients in child welfare matters. Will be overseeing CAFL staff offices and providing supervision and support to the Attorneys in Charge (AIC’s) for each of those offices. Report directly to CAFL’s Deputy Chief Counsel. Assist the Deputy Chief Counsel with the leadership and mana...
Counsel Level I
The candidate will provide duties include: Acts as a lawyer for the Massachusetts Child Welfare Agency. Represents the agency in Juvenile and Probate Court in custody, termination of parental rights, guardianship and adoption cases. Interprets laws, court decisions and opinions, rules and regulations applicable to the agency. Prepares and litigates custody, termination of parental rights and guardianship court cases. Prepares petitions, affidavits, memorand...
Senior Trial Counsel - Children and Family Law Division
Duties : Provide legal representation and advocacy to CAFL clients at the trial level in cases involving novel or complex issues, including termination of parental rights cases. Expected to take on leadership roles in their regions, including assisting Trial Attorneys on serious or otherwise complex cases. Mentor less experienced Trial Attorneys and aid in training Trial Attorneys on how to litigate complex cases. Col...