Publications and Presentations

Throughout the past 30 years, Ms. Pepys has authored numerous governmental reports, conducted international conferences, and delivered speeches on a variety of rule of law topics. Below are selected highlights of Mary Noel Pepys’ Publications, Presentations, and Nonfiction Essays.  


“On the Ground with the Rule of Law: A Life of Passion” and “Comparative Analysis of Rule of Law Assistance” Building The Rule Of Law, Firsthand Accounts from a Thirty-Year Global Campaign American Bar Association. 2021 James R. Silkenat and Gerold W. Libby, Editors.
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“Beginnings, Chapter 1”  and “Endings, Chapter 13”  At Home Abroad: Friendship First – A Look at Rule of Law Projects and Other International Insights, 2019 Austin McCauley Publishers

“Corruption within the Judiciary: Causes and Remedies” Transparency International 2007 Global Corruption Report 
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“Corruption in the Justice Sector, Chapter 2” Fighting Corruption in Developing Countries, 2005  Kumarian Press

Judicial Reform Index for Bulgaria, ABA/CEELI, April 2004

“The Journey of a Private Practitioner Who Became an International Rule of Law Attorney” Chapter 11, ABA Careers in International Law 2012 and Chapter 14, ABA Careers in International Law 2008.


  • Corruption within the Judiciary of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • Judicial Education and Training, Sarajevo, Bosnia.
  • Fundraising for an Independent Judiciary, Sarajevo, Bosnia.
  • Judicial Reform Index for Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • On ABA CEELI, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Judicial Conduct and Ethics, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • On Judicial Training Centers, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Fundraising for an Independent Judiciary, Zagreb and Split, Croatia.
  • Government and Public Relations for the Judiciary, Zagreb and Split, Croatia.
  • The Rule of Law, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Lessons Learned in Rule of Law Work, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Judicial Corruption, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Corruption within the Justice System: Causes and Remedies, London School of Economics, London, England.
  • Rule of Law in the Balkans, NATO Southern Command HQ, Naples, Italy.
  • Train the Judicial Trainers, Almaty, Kazakhstan. 
  • Judicial Education, Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.
  • On Judicial Training Centers, Riga, Latvia.
  • On ABA CEELI and Democracy, Riga, Latvia.
  • ABACEELI and Democracy, Riga, Latvia.
  • The Strategic Plan of the Justice System of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • On Women Legal Professionals, Pokhara, Nepal.
  • Developing a Judicial Association, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Nepal Judicial Reform Project, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • On Judicial Training Centers, Warsaw, Poland. 
  • On Judicial Independence, Popowo, Poland.
  • Law on the Judiciary and Status of Judges, Lviv, Ukraine.
  • The Strategic Planning Process for the Justice System of Mongolia, The World Bank, Washington D.C.
  • Corruption within the Judiciary, World Bank, Washington D.C.
  • The Rule of Law, Women’s Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
  • ABA CEELI Rule Of Law Liaison,ABA Board of Governors Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Legal Education in Former Communist Countries, American Association of Law Schools, San Francisco, CA.
  • Living and Working in Afghanistan, numerous venues, San Francisco, CA.
  • An American Lawyer’s Transition From Domestic Private Practice To International Rule Of Law And Her Perspective On Judicial Corruption In Former Communist Countries, University of California College of the Law San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
  • Justice Sector Corruption, University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, CA.
  • Eradicating Judicial Corruption in Formerly Communist Countries San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • On ABA CEELI, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, San Francisco, CA.
  • On ABA CEELI, San Francisco Bar Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • On ABA CEELI, Alameda County Bar Association, Alameda, CA.
  • Regional Bar Associations in Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Samarkand Ferghana Valley, Uzbekistan.
  • Regional Judges Association in Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Samarkand Ferghana Valley, Uzbekistan.
  • Developing Judicial Training Centers, Ramallah, West Bank.
  • Developing a Judicial Association, Ramallah, West Bank.
  • On Legal Education, Ramallah, West Bank.

Nonfiction Essays

Ms. Pepys has written nonfiction essays about her adventures in promoting the rule of law abroad.  They are published in Vistas & Byways, an online publication.