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The Youth Advocacy Division (YAD) of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is excited to announce they are now accepting applications for the Juvenile Appeals Panel.

To be considered for the panel, private counsel must submit a completed application via email to by October 11, 2019.  All admitted applicants must attend the two-day juvenile appeals training program on December 4 and 5, 2019 at the Registry of Deeds 90 Front Street in Worcester, MA. Please do not register for the training until after receiving confirmation that you have been accepted onto the panel.

For further information regarding the appellate panel, or the application and certification process, please contact YAD’s Director of Juvenile Appeals Afton M. Templin at (508) 484-5785 or, or YAD Appeals Staff Counsel Laura Chrismer Edmonds at (413) 355-5208 or

Learn more and apply.