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Director of Strategic Litigation


The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), the Massachusetts public defender agency, is seeking a Director for its newly created Strategic Litigation Unit.  The Strategic Litigation Unit will be responsible for litigation aimed at achieving systemic and institutional reform in all of CPCS’s criminal and civil practice areas. The Strategic Litigation Director will lead those efforts and will work with other attorneys, advocacy organizations, and clients to promote justice for and protect the rights of individuals who are parties in criminal and civil right-to-counsel proceedings.

Reporting directly to the Chief Counsel, the Director will regularly meet and consult with the leaders of all CPCS divisions to jointly identify systemic issues affecting a broad range of clients throughout the agency and will be responsible for initiating and prosecuting litigation to address those issues. The Director will supervise a small dedicated staff, as well as attorneys assigned to other CPCS units who work on Strategic Litigation Unit cases.

The Director’s work will involve criminal and civil litigation and administrative advocacy. Litigation will include both trial and appellate advocacy in state and federal court.  Depending upon the matter at issue, the Director may serve as lead counsel, co-counsel, consultant, amicus curiae, or provide technical support.

Salary range:  $94,900 - $119,050, commensurate with years of experience

To Apply: 

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The position will be posted until filled; preference will be given to candidates who apply prior to November 26, 2018.


Submission Deadline: 
November 26, 2019
Organization Information: 
Committee for Public Counsel Services
44 Bromfield Street
Boston, MA 02108-4909
United States