Current Plaudits

Linda Elrod

Distinguished professor, School of Law


Books

  • 2014 Supplements, Kansas Law and Practice: Kansas Family Law (Thomson West).
  • 2011 Supplements to Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of Kansas Law and Practice: Kansas Family Law
  • 2010-11 Supplements for 17 chapters of national treatise, Child Custody Practice and Procedure (West Group 2010).
  • 2008 Supplements for 17 chapters of Child Custody Practice and Procedure. Rev. ed. (West Group, 2007).
  • 2009 Supplements for 16 chapters in Kansas Family Law (Thomson West 1999).
  • 2008 Supplements for 16 chapters in Kansas Family Law (Thomson West 1999).

Chapters

  • "Visitation" (2000 word definition), Chicago Companion to the Child Encyclopedia, (R. A. Shweder, ed.), (forthcoming University of Chicago Press).
  • "The Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act: A New Tool to Prevent Child Abduction," 2009 Family Law Update 187 (Ron Brown & Laura Morgan, eds. 2009).

Journal articles

  • "A Review of the Year in Family Law 2011-12: 'DOMA' Challenges Hit Federal Courts and Abduction Cases Increase, 46 Family Law Quarterly 471 (203).
  • "A Child's Perspective of Defining a Parent: The Case for Intended Parenthood." 25 BYU J. Pub. L. 245 (2011).
  • "National and International Momentum Builds for More Child Focus in Relocation Disputes." 44 Family Law Quarterly 341 (2010).
  • "A Review of the Year in Family Law: Looking for Interjurisdictional Recognition." 43 Family Law Quarterly 923 (2010) (with Robert G. Spector).
  • "The Federalization of Family Law," 36:3 Human Rights 6 (2009).
  • "A Review of the Year in Family Law 2007-2008: Federalization and Naturalization Continue," 42 Family Law Quarterly 713 (2009) (with Robert G. Spector).
  • "Paradigm Shifts and Pendulum Swings in Child Custody: The Interests of Children in the Balance," 42 Family Law Quarterly 381 (2008) (with Milfred D. Dale).
  • "A Review of the Year in Family Law 2006-2007: Judges Try to Find Answers to Complex Questions," 41 Family Law Quarterly 661 (2008) (with Robert G. Spector).

Commentary published

Presentations

  • "Hearing the Voice of the Child: A Voice Not a Choice," Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Meeting, Kansas City, Mo., November 2013
  • "Past is Prologue: Child Custody and High Conflict Parents," Horizons: Changing the Future, Shawnee County Court Services Program, September 2013
  • "Lawyers Gone Wild: Sex, Lies and Other Ways to Lose Your License," Advanced Family Law CLE program, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Kansas Chapter, Mission Hills, Kan., September 2013
  • "Case Management or Parent Coordination: Choosing the Best Option," Children and Family Law Center Case Management Workshop, Washburn, August 2013
  • "Parentage: Are You Both My Mother?" Young Williams CLE Conference, Topeka, June 2013
  • "Child Support in Ages of Uncertain (Multiple) Parentage," Kansas Child Support Enforcement Association, Salina, Kan., June 2013
  • "Hearing the Voice of the Children Who Object to Return," Hague Abduction Convention session, World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights, Sydney, Australia, March 2013
  • "The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child's Mandate to Hear the Child's Voice and the Hague Abduction Convention," Listening to Children's Voices Colloquium, Aukland, New Zeland, March 2013
  • "International Jurisdictional Issues: Problems with Cross-border Families," Appellate Judges Education Institute, New Orleans, La., November 2012
  • "Current Trends in Family Law," Recent Developments of the Law, Washburn, June 2011
  • "Parenting Plans and Parenting Children," Shawnee County Court Services Horizons class, Topeka, May 2011
  • "Child Support Guidelines: Past, Present and Future," Sedgwick County Court Trustees, Maize, April 2011
  • "Evolution of Irish Family Law," Washburn, April 2011
  • "Hearing the Voice of the Child in Hague Abduction Cases," Family Law Symposium: Divorcing the Multinational Family, University of Oklahoma, Norman, February 2011
  • "Moving Toward the Child's Best Interests in Relocation Cases," Dublin (Ireland) Institute of Technology, February 2011
  • "Learning How to Parent Post Separation to Protect Your Children," Horizons Class for High Conflict Parents, Shawnee County Court Services, January 2011
  • "A Child's Perspective of a Parent: The Case for Intended Parenthood," Symposium on Belonging, the Family and Family Law, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, January 2011
  • "Hot Topics in Family Law: Abduction, Alienation and Relocation," Appellate Judges Education Institute, American Bar Association, Dallas, Texas, November 2010
  • "History of Child Custody Laws in Kansas: Presumptions and Parenting," Horizons Class for High Conflict Parents, Session 12, Topeka, September 2010
  • "What Parents Need to Know about the Best Interest of the Child Standard and Their Child," Shawnee County District Court Horizons: Solution for Change, High Conflict Parents Program, Topeka, September 2010.
  • "Ethics and the Family Lawyer," case management training program, Washburn Law School Children and Family Law Society, August 2010 (with Bud Dale)
  • "The Best Interests of Parents and Children in International Relocation Cases," International Child Abduction, Relocation and Forced Marriage Conference, Center for Family Law and Practice, London (England) Metropolitan University, July 2010
  • "Globalization, Nationalization and the Kansas Family Lawyer," Recent Developments in the Law, Washburn University, Topeka, June 2010
  • Moderator, "Traversing the Trail of Alienation: Rocky Relationships, Mountains of Emotion, Mile High Conflict" plenary session, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Denver, Colo., June 2010
  • "History of Kansas Child Custody Laws: Finding the Best Interests of Your Child," Topeka, May 2010
  • "Compassion and the Litigator" (panel discussion), Phi Alpha Delta, April 2010
  • "Family Law Update," Kansas Bar Association CLE Slam-Dunk Program, Manhattan, Kans. January 2010
  • "Kansas Custody Law and High Conflict Parents", Horizons: Solutions for Change, the Shawnee County Court Services Program for High Conflict Parents, Topeka, January 2010
  • "Sextexts and Subtexts - Legal Rights for Children on the Internet, At Home, and in the Courtroom," Summit for Appellate Judges, Lawyers and Staff Attorneys, Appellate Judges Education Institute, Orlando, Fla., November 2009
  • "Emerging Issues in International Family Law" (Panelist) Advisory Committee on Private International Law, U.S. Department of State, George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C., October 2009
  • "Hearing the Voice of the Child in Hague Abduction Cases," Plenary Session on The Hague Convention - A Parent's Salvation or a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?, American Bar Association Family Law Section, Montreal, Canada, October 2009
  • "Horizons: You Hold the Solutions for Change," Shawnee County Horizons Program, Shawnee County Courthouse, Topeka, September 2009
  • "Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration is Key to Keeping Focus on Children in High Conflict Cases," World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights," Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 2009
  • "Hot Topics in Family Law:  Nationalization, De Facto Parents, and Trends," National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys Conference, Annapolis, Md., July 2009
  • "What Parents Need to Know About Kansas Custody Law and Their Children" Shawnee County Horizons Program, Shawnee County Courthouse, Topeka, May 2009
  • "High Conflict Custody:  Educating Parents to Help Children," Topeka Bar Association, May 2009
  • "Current Trends and Hot Topics in Family Law," Kansas Bar Association CLE Slam-Dunk Program, Manhattan, Kans., February 2009
  • "Overview of the Child Custody System in Kansas," Shawnee County District Court Horizons Program, Topeka, Kansas, January 2009
  • "Why Are you There? You Should Be Here! - Jurisdiction Over Children Across State Lines," Appellate Judges Education Institute, Summit for Appellate Judges, Lawyers and Staff Attorneys, Scottsdale, Ariz., November 2008
  • "Child Support Goes International: How America's Experiments Helped Shape the Hague Convention on the International Enforcement of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance," World Congress of the International Society of Family Law, Vienna, Austria, September 2008
  • "Historical Views of Child Custody:  Who Determines What is in the Best Interest of the Child?" Shawnee County District Court Horizons Program, Topeka, September 2008
  • "You Be the Judge: High Conflict Custody" (panelist), Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Conference "Fitting the Forum to the Family: Emerging Challenges for Family Courts," Vancouver, British Columbia, May 2008
  • "The Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance - A New Era in Global Cooperation," Washburn University Brown Bag International Lecture, May 2008.
  • "Families, Parents, Children and Separation/Divorce in the United States Today," American Psychological Association and the American Bar Association Section of Family Law Joint Conference Reconceptualizing Child Custody:  Past, Present and Future - Lawyers and Psychologists Working Together, Chicago., Ill., May 2008
  • "History of Child Support Guidelines" (panelist), Johnson County Bar Association Bench Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, February 2008
  • "History of Child Custody Awards and Making Child-Focused Agreements," Shawnee County Horizons Program, Shawnee County Courthouse, Topeka, February 2008
  • "Balancing Interests of Parents and Children in Relocation Cases," Sam A. Crow Inns of Court CLE, Topeka, January 2008
  • "A Century of Legal Education at Washburn Law School," College Hill Nautilus Club, Topeka, January 2008

Honors and awards

  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, Dublin (Ireland) Institute of Technology, January and February 2011

Offices and appointments

  • Reporter, Uniform Law Commission committee, 2013
  • Advisory board, Law in the USA, Ukranian Law Journal, 2012 
  • Family Law Section, American Bar Association Ruleof Law Initiative
  • Advisory Committee on Private International Law
  • Editor in chief, Family Law Quarterly
  • Uniform Law Commission Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Family Law
  • ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities
  • Secretary, State Advisory Committee on Private International Law, 2009-
  • Co-chairwoman, Children's Rights Committee of the Individual Rights and Responsibility Section of the American Bar Association, 2009-2010

Other

  • Chairwoman, editorial board, Family Law Quarterly, American Bar Association Family Law Section Council, Park City, Utah, October 2013
  • Moderator, plenary session, International Family Law and Practice Conference: Parentage, Equality and Gender, London, England, July 2013
  • Peer reviewer, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, 2012