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Legal Writings and Speaking Engagements

  • Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat. Presenter. “Fundraising and resource development: general principles and overarching ideas.” Austin, Texas.
  • State Bar of Texas Local Bar Leaders Conference. Presenter. “The art of philanthropy & fundraising for access to justice.” Houston, Texas.
  • Poverty Law Conference. Presenter. “Hellooo—Where are you client?.” Austin, Texas. Texas Access to Justice Commission. Presenter. “Increasing access to justice for poor and low-income Texans.” Statewide, Texas.
  • Pro Bono Coordinators Retreat. Presenter. “Increasing access to justice for poor and low-income Texans.” Austin, Texas.
  • State Bar of Texas Local Bar Leaders Conference. Presenter. “Limited scope representation: access to justice strategy.” Houston, Texas.
  • Governance of nonprofit organizations course. Presenter. “Practicing law and wellness: modern strategies for the lawyer dealing with anxiety, addiction and depression.” Austin, Texas.
  • Special education issues and juvenile justice system. Course Director and Author. “Establishing a good relationship with your child client.” Austin, Texas.
  • Special education issues and juvenile justice system. Planning Committee Member. Austin, Texas. DFPS Region 7 monthly presentations. Presenter. “Affidavit and court report writing 101.”
  • 21st annual research conference, A system of care for children’s mental health: Expanding the research base. Author. “Reducing seclusion and restraint practices” Tampa, Florida.
  • 22nd annual conference on the prevention of child abuse workshop. Presenter. “The movement to promote safer behavioral intervention for traumatized children.” San Antonio, Texas.
  • American Public Health Association 135th Annual Meeting. Presenter. “Creating safer mental health treatment settings: A public health prevention approach.” Washington D.C.
  • National Association of Social Workers-TX Annual Conference. Presenter. “Mental health-related legislation: How does it affect your clients?” and “Social workers’ roles in the movement to reduce seclusion and restraint.” San Antonio, Texas.
  • Mayor’s Mental Health Task Force Monitoring Committee. Presenter. “Mental health-related legislation of the 80th Texas legislative session.” Austin Texas.
  • Austin Travis County Jail Diversion Committee. Presenter. “Review of mental health-related legislation filed during this session.” Austin, Texas.
  • South Texas Family Support Conference. Presenter. “Promoting safer practices for children, adolescents, and adults with mental illness.”
  • DePelchin Children’s Center Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Kick-off. Keynote Speaker. Houston, Texas.