Lynette F. Petty Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Section 504 Transportation Regulations: Molding Civil Rights Legislation to Meet the Realities of Economic Constraints," 26 Washburn Law Journal 558 (1987).

"A Defendant's Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel on First Appeals," 25 Washburn Law Journal 153 (1985).

Books and Monographs

Law Related Issues in Special Education. (1986), update (1988).

Resource and Operation Manual for Attorneys and Social Workers Serving Homeless Persons. (1987).

Rehabilitation Services in Kansas: A Desk Manual for Advocates. (Primary author) (1986).

Chapters in Books

"Paternity," (Chapter 17), Practitioner's Guide to Kansas Family Law, (Kansas Bar Association, 1997; supplemented 2009-2010).

Presentations

"The ADA–How Law Schools Try to Level the Playing Field," National Network of Law School Officers Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 14, 2009.

"Kansas Rules of Ethics in Context and Practice–Challenges Representing Children and Families in Trauma," Kansas Association of Counsel for Children and Washburn School of Law Children and Family Law Center Conference, "Establishing Best Practices for Working With Children and Families in Trauma," 2009

"Navigating the Slippery Slope Representing the Client With Diminished Capacity," Topeka Bar Association Conference and Kansas Legal Services Conference, 2009.

"Advocating for the Best Interest of Children in Need of Care," Panel Coordinator and Moderator, Kansas Association of Counsel for Children and Washburn School of Law Children and Family Law Center Conference, "Advocating for the Child With Mental Disabilities," 2008

"Confidentiality in the Wide, Wide World of the Web," Kansas Bar Association Seminar, 2007

"Ethical Challenges to Practice: Panel on Professional Responsibility and Immigration Law," Panel Coordinator and Moderator, Kansas Association of Counsel for Children and Washburn School of Law Children and Family Law Center Conference, "Immigration and Children: Searching for the Voice of the Child," 2007

"The Judicial System and Child Welfare," Lecture for University of Kansas Social Work Department, Spring 2006.

"Ethical Challenges to Practice: Professional Responsibility and ICWA," Kansas Association of Counsel for Children and Washburn School of Law Children and Family Law Center Conference, "The Indian Child Welfare Act in Kansas: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going, and Where Do We Want to End Up?" March 2006.

"Teaching Cross Cultural Understanding: The Importance of Communicating With Our Clients," Midwest Clinical Conference, "Carrying Brown's Legacy Forward: Justice, Service, Teaching," October 2005.

"Privatization of Child Welfare: Reflections on Change and Prospects for the Future," Washburn School of Law Children and Family Law Center, Program Coordinator, 2004.

"Back to Their Future: Representing Children in Need of Care Transitioning to Adulthood," Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Washburn School of Law Children and Family Law Center, and Kansas Association of Counsel for Children, Topeka, Leavenworth, Hays, Chanute, and Wichita, 2003.

"Recent Developments in the Law of Third-Party Child Custody and Visitation Rights," Washburn School of Law Continuing Legal Education, 2001.

"Protection Against Discrimination for Persons with AIDS and HIV: Current Status of the Americans With Disabilities Act," Representing the Invisible – Conference presented by the Washburn Gay and Lesbian Student Network, 2001.

"Legal Ethics for Guardians ad litem," Training presented by Kansas Legal Services, 1999 and 2000.

"Recent Developments in Disability Law," Washburn School of Law Continuing Legal Education, 1999.

"National Disability Policy: A Progress Report on the Current Status of Disability Issues in America," Presentation with Senator Robert J. Dole, Washburn School of Law, 1999.

"ADA Employment Case Law," Access Midwest Conference, 1999.

"Recent Developments in Employment Law Under the ADA," Kansas ADA Coordinators' Training, 1998.

"Recent Developments in Social Security Law and the Americans With Disabilities Act," Washburn School of Law Continuing Legal Education, 1997.

"The ADA, IDEA, and Section 504--Puzzled?" Kansas Assistive Technology Conference, 1997.

"Legal Updates: Recent Court Decisions" and "The ADA and Post-Secondary Education, " Access Midwest Conference, 1997.

"Section 504: Guidelines for Educators," Kansas State Board of Education, 1995.

"Recent Developments in Disability Law," Washburn School of Law Continuing Legal Education, 1995.

"Determining Fitness and Character for Admission to the Bar for Persons with a History of Alcohol and Psychological Treatment: How the Americans With Disabilities Act Has Been Applied," Washburn Law Faculty Development Presentation, 1995.

"Legal Rights to an Education," Juvenile Offenders: Developing Community Options Conference, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, 1994.

"Educating Students With Special Needs," Midwest Clinical Teachers Conference, 1994.

"Introduction to Forensics," Menninger Psychiatric Residency Seminar, 1994.

"Overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as it Applies to Special Education," Families Together Parent Training, 1994.

"Recent Developments in Disability Law and Medical Treatment Rights," Washburn School of Law Continuing Legal Education, 1994.

"In the Interest of Children: Special Education Services as a Community Resource for Providing Best Efforts to Reintegrate Foster Children With Their Families," Kansas Bar Association, 1994.

"Least Restrictive Environment for Providing Special Education," Families Together Annual State Conference, 1994.

"Representing Clients With Disabilities and the Family Lawyer," 9th Annual Family Lw Institute, 1993.

"Clients' Rights amd Self-Advocacy in Guardianship and Conservatorships," National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy Conference, 1992.

"Representing Clients With Disabilities," Kansas Legal Services, 1991.

"Legal Issues Affecting Low Income Children," Annual Forum Kansas Conference on Social Work, 1991.

"The Americans With Disabilities Act: Effects of Enactment," Annual Kansas Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, 1990.

"Special Education Hearing Officer Training, " Kansas Department of Education, 1987 and 1988.

"Current Issues in Special Education Law," Kansas Association of School Board Members Conference, 1987.

"Law Related Issues in Special Education," Kansas Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1987.

"Rehabilitation Services Law and Procedure," Kansas Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1987.

"Training Independent Living Advocates in the Basics of Vocational Rehabilitation," National Conference on Independent Living, Washington, D.C., 1987.

Professional Service

Received Certificate of Appreciation for Private Attorney Involvement with Kansas Legal Services, Legal Services Corporation, Topeka, Kansas, July 24, 2009.

President, Board of Directors for Kansas Legal Services, 2008.