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Richardson Civic Center

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New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center

Online Registration is closed.

You can still register on-site for New Braunfels on October 10th.

The 14th Annual Back to School program will feature a thorough review of all the new legislation that will impact the day-to-day operations of the public school. We will have new laws to discuss regarding students, personnel, special education and the governance of our schools. On top of that, we will highlight the practical implications of court cases and provide a focus on the most recent hot issues of the day.

Bring your Administrators, Lead Counselors, Special Education Staff, and Central Office Team!



$185/registrant + workbook 


JIM WALSH is a founding partner of Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle, P.C. and practices education law in the firm’s Austin office.  He is the editor of This Just In, a monthly publication on special education law and the author of the Daily Dawg blog at  He also is co-author of The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law and The Common Sense Guide to Special Education Law.  Mr. Walsh has taught education law at Southwest Texas State University, St. Edwards University, and Baylor University.  He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the national Council of School Attorneys and in 2017 was a recipient of the Kelly Frels Lifetime Achievement Award given by the School Law Section of the State Bar.

SARAH ORMAN is a Senior Attorney at TASB Legal Services, advising school district officials on a variety of legal issues. Sarah is also a frequent presenter at state and national conferences regarding school law topics, including Title IX, school safety, student privacy, special education, and student discipline. She also happens to be Jim Walsh’s daughter! Sarah will be co-presenting with Jim at the Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Richardson workshops.