Gave four presentations during the ABA National Parents' Attorneys Conference in Washington, D.C. in July 2013: "Transforming Injustice into Systemic Reform," "Using Legal Wrap Around to Close the Front Door of Child Welfare," "Telling the Stories of Clients in Child Welfare Appeals," and "Navigating the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children: Strategies for Parents' Attorneys When Your Client Lives Out of State."
Child Welfare Advanced Appellate Training, Michigan State Court Administrative Office, Detroit, June 2013.
Presented "The Foundations of Strong Parent Advocacy" at Minnesota's Children's Justice Initiative Parent Attorney Conference, St. Cloud, Minnesota, May 16, 2013.
Presented "Parental Placements under the ICPC" at the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children conference, Denver, May 6, 2013.
Appointed to a three-year term to the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, March 2011.
Presented "Appellate Training for Parents' Attorneys in Child Welfare Cases—Spotting and Evaluating Issues," American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, December 2010.
Presented "Parent's Attorney Role in Improving Reunification Outcomes," NACC National Child Welfare, Juvenile and Family Law Conference, Austin, Texas, October 2010.
Presented "How the Child Welfare System Disempowers Parents and Why We Should Care," 2010 Children and the Courts Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 2010.
Presented "A Paradigm Shift in Child Welfare: Supporting Families to Prevent Unnecessary Removals: The Work of the Detroit Center for Family Advocacy," State Court Administrative Office Annual Child Welfare Services Conference, Lansing, Michigan, April 2010.
Presented "Bringing Back the Dads: Effective Practice for Engaging Non-Resident Fathers in the Child Welfare System," State Court Administrative Office Annual Child Welfare Services Conference, Lansing, Michigan, April 2010.
Panelist, Washington University Access to Equal Justice Colloquium, March 2010.
Panelist, Child Welfare Panel, University of District of Columbia Law Review Symposium, February 2010.