In-person programming revealed the critical and wide-ranging challenges facing families and children in Baltimore City.

After nearly 1.5 years of virtual programming, CFCC’s Truancy Court Program (TCP) team was excited to return to Baltimore City schools for the Fall 2021 session. The TCP worked with 69 students and their families at five Baltimore City Public Schools: the Baltimore Design School (middle/high), Belair-Edison Middle School, Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School, Furley Elementary School and…

Meet Shanta Trivedi – CFCC’s New Faculty Director

​What excites you most about your new role at the University of Baltimore? This was really a dream opportunity for me. I have always done clinical work, and I enjoy lawyering and teaching students how to lawyer. This role at CFCC takes the work I have been doing throughout my career to a higher level,…

New Director Announced for University of Baltimore School of Law’s Online Post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law

Longtime Faculty Member Robert Rubinson Will Build on the Strong Foundation Established by Founding Program Director, Barbara Babb June 22, 2021 – Professor Robert Rubinson will serve as Director of The University of Baltimore School of Law’s online Post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law beginning July 1. He will assume the leadership position held by founding…

New Scholarship Established for the Post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law

The Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) is funding scholarships for attorneys attending this innovative online program. April 5, 2021 – The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) – Maryland Chapter has funded a new scholarship for the Post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law. Starting in Fall 2021, students enrolled in the…

Celebrating 20 Years of CFCC

A Message from Our Director These past 20 years have been a journey full of passion, innovation, and impact in family justice system reform. I am extremely proud of all that CFCC has accomplished, and I am deeply grateful to everyone who has contributed to and has supported CFCC’s work. Since CFCC’s beginning, we have…

Benchbook for Family Courts on Substance Use Disorders, Second Edition

The University of Baltimore School of Law Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) announces the availability for purchase of its Benchbook for Family Courts on Substance Use Disorders, Second Edition, (Benchbook). The Benchbook is a valuable resource to improve decision-making and outcomes in family law cases that involve substance…

The Creative Disruption of the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Courts

By Guest Author Matthew J. Sullivan Unified Family Courts Connection | Fall 2020 The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—which engulfed the entire world like a brushfire out of control—has changed the practices of fam- ily courts and all the judges, attorneys and practitioners who help families traverse the court system. I work with parents in high-conflict, shared-parenting…