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…

A Team Based Approach to Tackling Family Conflict

How The University of Baltimore’s Truancy Court Program Integrates Unified Family Court Principles Into Its Problem-Solving Team Strategy for Students and Families in Need  By Amanda Bentley, CFCC Student Fellow 2013-2014 This week marks the beginning of many of my classmates’ placements in CFCC’s Truancy Court Program (TCP). Unlike several of my colleagues, I’m new…

Maryland’s Juvenile Justice System: Year in Review

CFCC’s 2012 Urban Child Symposium (UCS), entitled “The Urban Child in the Juvenile Justice System: The Beginning or the End?,” focused on the  juvenile justice system. Symposium panelists identified several priorities for juvenile justice system reform (more information is in the Unified Family Court Connection Winter 2013 Issue, which featured articles from several UCS presenters):…