Notice of Vacancy
Committee for Public Counsel Services
The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court
invite nominations and applications for appointment to the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Several vacancies will occur in March, 2011, due to the expiration of the terms of incumbent members.
The Committee's statutory purpose is "to plan, oversee and coordinate the delivery of criminal and certain noncriminal legal services by all salaried public counsel, bar advocate and other assigned counsel programs, and private attorneys serving on a per case basis." G. L. c. 211D, § 1.
The Committee appoints or assigns counsel for indigent or marginally indigent persons in all
The Committee is also responsible for the preparation of budget estimates and for the efficient management of state appropriations and other funds received by the Committee, consistent with the statutory mandate to provide effective legal representation for indigent persons.
Committee members serve for a term of three years and are generally subject to G. L. c. 268A, the Conflict of Interest law. See G. L. c. 211D, § 1.
Please note: The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court have extended the deadline for nominations and applications for appointment to the Committee for Public Counsel Services to March 18, 2011.
Resumes, with a cover letter, should be submitted by March 18, 2011 (originally due February 18, 2011), to:
Pamela B. Lyons, Administrative Attorney
Supreme Judicial Court
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square, Suite 2500
Boston, Massachusetts 02108