PBRC is a partner in the Pro Bono Family Mediation Project (PBFMP), which engages volunteer mediators, law school clinic students, and pro bono lawyers to help resolve contested custody cases by offering day-of-court mediation and limited scope representation at the Baltimore City Circuit Court on select Thursdays during the year.

Volunteer Requirements for the Pro Bono Family Mediation Project:

    • Lawyers must be barred in Maryland, in good standing, and have at least 2 years of family law experience.
    • Mediators must have
        • 40 hours of basic civil mediation training,
        • 20 hours of child access mediation training, and
        • 8 hours of mediation observation time or co-mediation of child access cases in Maryland Circuit Courts.
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To get involved in the Pro Bono Family Mediation Project, register HERE to become a volunteer.  To contact the Project manager, click the button above.

Request the Volunteer Manual from PBRC for helpful resources and information about what to expect.

Please contact Annie Speedie, Director of Programming, via email at aspeedie@probonomd.org or via phone at 443-703-3051.

PBFMP is a joint venture joint venture of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC), the University of Baltimore School of Law Mediation Clinic for Families, and the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Family Division.