expert WITNESS

Your experiential programming could be exposed to risks that haven't even occurred to you.  Ann provides program risk assessment, document review, policy review and development, and staff and administrator risk management training. 

Ann's primary focus is with schools, camps, and youth development programs.  Please contact Ann for consultation in other related areas.

Do you know what you don't know?


McCollum Law and Consulting, LLC is based in Albuquerque, NM and engages with clients throughout the US and globally.

Phone: +1.505.255.2650
Twitter: @programriskmgmt
Skype: anniemac21
Time Zone: USA Mountain Time

Ann provides thorough, strategic, and professional representation when addressing your legal challenges. Practice areas include criminal defense, personal injury, and recreation law.  

Firms and solo practitioners sometimes need help working through the requirements of their daunting caseload. Ann can help with your motions practice and other pre-trial phases of litigation including reviewing and analyzing case files, researching the applicable law, and drafting legal documents.  Ann is also available to work with you and assist through trial.  In addition, Ann is adept at reviewing, revising, and/or drafting policies relevant to school and district administration and managing school and program risk.

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Photo (c) 2018 Ann B. McCollum 

Our Services

Please contact Ann to discuss engagement as a consulting and/or testimonial expert witness for cases involving school and summer camp experiential programs including international travel and wilderness/backcountry 


  • Equipment Management: Maximizing Fun and Games, American Camp Association Campline, May 2018.
  • Communication From Off Property, American Camp Association Campline, May 2017,
  • 11 Tips for Staying Healthy Abroad, Firestorm Solutions Blog (Jan. 18, 2013),
  • Staying Safe: Crisis Planning for Overseas Programs, NBOA Net Assets, March/April 2012, at 16.
  • How Risky is Your Off-Campus Programming?, EDI Trustees Letter, Vol. XXII No. 4, March/April 2011, at 4.



Immigration and Children: Dispelling Myths and Addressing Assumptions, with Rebecca Kitson, Esq., New Mexico Children's Law Institute, January 2019.

Risk Management for International Programs: Do you Know What You Don't Know? Independent School Association of the Southwest Annual Business Officers Meeting, October 19, 2018, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Protecting the Rights of Transgender Students in Public Schools, with Sarah Steadman, Esq. and Maryam Ahranjani. Esq., New Mexico Children's Law Institute, January 2018.

Screening for Mental Health: Medical Legal Considerations, with Laura McGladrey, Wilderness Risk Management Conference, November, 2017, Portland, Maine.