The Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) offers a range of professional development opportunities for students in the law school, and trainings for attorneys, legal professionals, and others.
University of Baltimore students can engage with CFCC:
- In our Student Research Assistant Program for law students. Research assistants work on a wide array of CFCC projects and programs, depending upon available funding. To inquire about availability, please contact CFCC .
- In the Truancy Court Program Volunteer Initiative for any University of Baltimore students interested in working in community/court partnerships, which also is open to all members of the University of Baltimore community. If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please contact CFCC .
Law students studying family law can also be considered for The Cheryl Lynn Hepfer Family Law Award, endowed by the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and established through CFCC. This honor awards $1,000 to a student who completed and exceled in the exceled in the core Family Law course and participated as a Student Attorney in either the Bronfein Family Law Clinic or the Mediation Clinic for Families; and displays dedication to pursuing a career in family law. The award honors Cheryl Lynn Hepfer, a prominent Maryland attorney, and is bestowed at the Annual Law School Awards Ceremony.
- 2023 - Logan Ewing
- 2022 - Loreto Noguera
- 2021 - Jasmin Martinez
- 2019 - Meegan Jayne Smith
- 2018 - Taylor Loshiavo
- 2017 - Amanda Odorimah
- 2016 - Brittany Strickland
- 2015 - Russell Radziak
Professional Development & Trainings
CFCC provides trainings and professional development activities for attorneys, law students, judges, court professionals, service providers and academics. We can tailor trainings to the specific needs of groups and organizations. We also offer professional development programs in collaboration with national and international organizations, such as the American Bar Association, the National Center for State Courts and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. We have worked with a range of Maryland community partners, including the Administrative Office of the Courts, Open Society Institute-Baltimore, National Family Resiliency Center, Maryland Department of Human Resources and the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention.
Truancy Court Program Technical Assistance and Trainings
CFCC's Truancy Court Program team offers technical assistance with the implementation and operation of truancy court and mentoring programs. We offer a menu of options, ranging from trainings and technical assistance to on-site operations of programs. Detail on our Truancy Court Toolkit and technical assistance offerings are available on our Publications and Resources page. If you are interested in learning how CFCC can help you address truancy in your school or district, please contact us .