"The Case for Advance Directives: Make Them Work for You," workshop sponsored by SC AARP, January 25, 2008
"SC Women Affecting Public Policy," workshop at Columbia College Leadership Institute, February 26, 2008
"Health & Social Legislation: Advocacy and Impact," at SC Social Work Legislative Day, March 29, 2006
"Advance Health Care Directives for People with Disabilities," at Conference on Life Choices for People with Disabilities, sponsored by National Association of Protection & Advocacy Systems & the Lily Foundation, November 18, 2005
"Relationships Between Non-profits and Public Agencies in Addressing Social Problems," at SC Non-Profit Leadership Institute, November 18, 2005
"Clarity, Organization, and Negotiation in Legislative Drafting," workshop for SC Senate Judiciary Committee staff attorneys, November 2, 2004
"The Research-Policy Disconnect in Child Protection Law," XV International Congress on Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, July 8, 2003
"State Fiscal Situation: Implications for State Welfare Reform Efforts," Brookings Institution Conference on "Welfare Reform Reauthorization: National and Southern Perspectives," November 21, 2002.
"State Challenges as TANF's Reauthorization Approaches," at Welfare Reform Reauthorization Briefing hosted by U.S. Senate Finance Committee, March 4, 2002.
Participant in invitation-only "Listening Session" on welfare reform with HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and his staff, October 22, 2001.
"Substance Abuse Issues in the Child Welfare System," at Annual Child Protection Conference of the Child Welfare League of America, August 1999.
"The Federalization of Child Support Enforcement," at Willamette University Family Law Conference, February 27, 1999.
"Juvenile Justice and Child Abuse: Linkages and Common Ground," at SC Governor's Community Youth Councils Quarterly Chairs' Meeting, February 19, 1999.
"Legal Issues in Implementation of a Family Group Conference Model," at 5th National Colloquium of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, June 21 1997.
"The S.C. Child Protection Reform Act of 1996," at conference sponsored by S.C. Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, February 20, 1997.
"The New Child Abuse & Neglect Statutory Provisions - What You Need to Know Before January 1997," at 1996 Family Court Bench/Bar Update, December 6, 1996.
"A Dual Track Child Protection System Utilizing Family Group Conferences," at 11th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, sponsored by National Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, September 19, 1996
"Protecting the Child against Unnecessary Separation from the Family Environment," Interactive poster session presented at 11th International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, August 21, 1996.
"Legal Aspects of Transracial Adoption," at Adoption-Mental Health Collaborative Symposium, sponsored by Children Unlimited, September 12, 1996.
"Child Protection Reform," at S.C. DSS County Directors and Supervisors Association Spring Training Conference, April 4, 1996
"Right to Refuse Medical Treatment," at S.C. Bar CLE Seminar, October 6, 1995
"Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994," at Seminar on Multiethnic Placement Act sponsored by Children Unlimited, September 1, 1995
"How Faith Communities Can Include Advance Directives in Pastoral Care," Faith Communities Healthy Communities Conference, February 1995
"Health Care in South Carolina: Where Do We Go From Here," various community government and industry groups
"Protecting the Child Against Separation From the Family Environment," Second International Interdisciplinary Study Group on Ideologies of Children's Rights, May 1994.
"Bioethics and Mental Health in South Carolina," S.C. Department of Mental Health, April 1994.