Back to School Workshop
with Jim “The Law Dawg” Walsh
and Haley Turner


Registration for the 2023 Back to School workshop is now open!
Choose between five offered locations or join us online.

Register for the 2023 Back to School Workshop

Location, dates, and details below.
Online access starts October 2nd, 2023.

$185 per registrant (access to the digital workbook)
$210 per registrant (with printed workbook)

You may register groups of up to 20 attendees with a credit card or via the invoice option.

Dates & Locations


Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Region 7 ESC

1909 North Longview Street, Kilgore, TX 75662


Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

Region 17 ESC

1111 West Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79416

New Braunfels

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center

375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Region 10 ESC

400 E. Spring Valley Rd., Richardson, TX 75081

Fort Worth

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Region 11 ESC

1451 S. Cherry Lane, White Settlement, TX 76108

On Demand

Attend virtually – Online!
Registrants will have access to a recording of the conference from October 2nd through January 1st, 2024.

Join Jim Walsh and Haley Turner for a live Q & A session on October 25th, 2023 at 10AM CT.

Keep Your Team Informed

Register your full leadership team! This workshop is for everyone:

  • school principals & other campus-level administrators
  • counselors & special education staff
  • school board members
  • school attorneys
  • central office team

Connect & Build Your Network

The Law Dawg will answer all your questions while you catch up on the latest in important school law updates with your leadership peers!


Opportunity to gain 5 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Invest in your own personal growth & lifelong learning.

Workshop Topics

  • What did the Legislature do? Safety. Personnel Issues. Parents Rights.
  • What did the Legislature do? Curriculum. Library Books and Instructional Materials. Governance.
  • Title IX and its New Regulations
  • Annual Update on Special Education and Section 504

Learn more about this year’s speakers!

Jim Walsh

Jim Walsh

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C.

Jim Walsh graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1975. In 1983, he was one of the three lawyers who founded the firm now known as Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson 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 co-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. He was the longtime author of the popular “Law Dawg” column in the Texas School Administrators’ Legal Digest and currently produces a daily digital blog, The Law Dawg’s Ed Daily. ( He has taught school law at Texas State, Baylor and St. Edwards Universities.

Jim is a former member of the Board of Directors for the national Council of School Attorneys. In 2017 he was recognized by his peers in the School Law Section of the State Bar with the Kelly Frels Lifetime Achievement Award.

Haley Turner

Haley Turner

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C.

Haley Turner comes from three generations of public educators – teachers, counselors, nurses, coaches, and administrators – and grew up hearing about every aspect of the issues facing public schools. A third generation Baylor Bear, Haley’s roots have influenced her decision to dedicate her practice to public education.

Haley prides herself in providing practical, results driven counsel, and believes the most effective way to assist public schools is to help build relationships between Superintendents, Boards, and the communities they serve.  To that end, Haley’s practice focuses on employment and student issues, governance and crisis management and preventative training.   

Haley has worked hard to become a highly sought-after speaker at school law conferences and frequently provides training in all areas of school law. She particularly enjoys providing interactive professional development and team building experiences for districts all across the state.