On May 18, 2012, Mary Ann Stewart participated as a panelist at the Kentucky Administrative Association of Adjudicators (KAAA) Annual Conference on the topic of litigating educational administrative hearings.   She was one of two Kentucky School Board attorneys invited to participate on the panel.

Founded in Frankfort in 1997, KAAA is a professional organization of attorneys and non-attorneys working full or part-time as administrative law judges, hearing officers, hearing examiners and referees on the federal, state and local level in Kentucky.