Jim Walsh is back in person this fall!  We have created a limited number of in-person workshop opportunities this fall, and a virtual option (with live Q&A) is also available.


It’s a legislative year so there will be lots to discuss.


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

This training is now closed. Thanks for coming and see you next year!

Region 7 ESC – Kilgore, TX 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Arlington Expo Center – Arlington, TX
(Jim will be joined by Sarah Orman of TASB for this workshop)
Monday, September 27, 2021

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center – New Braunfels, TX 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Region 17 ESC – Lubbock, TX 
Tuesday, October 12, 202

The Online Workshop is now available on-demand with a live online Q&A with Jim Walsh on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 10 am CT.  Registrants will have access for 60 days.

Back to School workshop registration reminder

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All registrants will receive access to digital versions of all handouts.  But if you want the printed workbook, we’ll mail it to you!  Choose it during registration or order it separately.

Please allow at least a week for printed workbooks to ship.  In the meantime, access the digital handouts.

Accreditation: This workshop provides 5.25 hours of CPE Credit (SBEC, TEA and may meet local requirements for General Management Training).


This is something all educators need to experience every year.


Principal, Liberty-Eylau ISD

I always enjoy coming to this workshop. Jim Walsh is so entertaining – even when he is speaking about things we dread such as new laws.


Diagnostician, Tahoka ISD

These legal workshops are the most helpful for me, particularly in the area of Human Resources. I like the format, enjoy the humor, and learn something every time I attend.


HR Director, Decatur ISD


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 www.edlawdawg.com.  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 on 9/16/20.