Massachusetts Committee For Public Counsel Services’s Springfield Trial Office
The Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services in Hampden County has a Trial Office located in Springfield, MA. With one Attorney-in-Charge, four Supervising Attorneys, 20 Staff Attorneys, and two Social Service Advocates, the Springfield Trial office provides high-quality, client-centered legal representation to indigent persons of all ages accused of crimes misdemeanor and felony cases. The roles and responsibilities of Springfield Trial Office public defenders are to provide legal representation, consultation, and advice to clients, represent clients through criminal investigative proceedings, create a defense plan, do legal investigative research, interview the necessary clients and witnesses, work closely with clients, discuss relevant information and strategize. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of criminal defendants, including the right to a public trial without unnecessary delay and the right to a lawyer. Please visit the Springfield Trial Office website for more details about who qualifies for representation by the Public Defender’s Office and how and when you can apply.