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Richardson Civic Center

Brazos County Expo Complex

FISD Annex

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center

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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 

Purchase a printed & bound workbook

ED311 now has an event app!  One of the features of the app is the ability to export or download speaker handouts ahead of the conference so that you can print them or have them on a laptop or other device for the event.


We are no longer providing printed workbooks automatically for all attendees.  But to ease the transition, we are offering you an option to purchase your workbook(s), bundled with the cost of registration, at $20 each.


Jim Walsh was one of the three lawyers who founded the firm now known as Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. From the beginning the focus of the firm was on serving public schools—helping the people who help the kids. In his career of over 40 years, Jim has provided training to all of the Education Service Centers in Texas, numerous statewide organizations, and hundreds of school districts. He is the principal author of The Educator’s Guide to Texas School Law, which is used as a textbook in many higher education programs. He has also authored The Common Sense Guide to Special Education Law and currently produces a daily digital blog, The Law Dawg’s Ed Daily. Jim has taught school law at Texas State, Baylor and St. Edwards Universities.

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.