ED311 & TCASE present

The Spring Conference on Special Education Law

A one-day conference (available in-person and on demand) on current legal issues concerning the education of students with disabilities in Texas

April 13, 2023

Ruthe Jackson Center

3113 S Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Registration for Grand Prairie is full and closed at this time.  

May 16, 2023

New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center

375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Or join the conference online!

This year’s conference will recorded and available on demand starting May 1st, 2023.

(There will be no live simulcast of the conference this year.)

Registration for the in-person events is now closed.  You can still attend New Braunfels by bringing a payment or PO and registering on-site the morning of the event.  

Register for the ONLINE conference

Attend online from the convenience of your office!  Watch the recordings on demand starting May 1st, 2023 through August, 2023.

Register with a credit card or use the invoice option to register by PO.

Everyone will receive access to the digital workbook.  Add a copy of the printed workbook for $25, and we’ll ship it to you when they’re printed in April.

$220 per registrant (digital workbook)
$245 per registrant (with printed workbook)

Groups of 5 or more – save $25/per person
$195 per registrant (digital workbook)
$220 per registrant (with printed workbook)

Groups of 10 or more – save $35/per person
$185 per registrant (digital workbook)
$210 per registrant (with printed workbook)

*In order to receive the group discount, the full group must be registered all together on one form

The Spring Conference on Special Education Law

Jim Walsh

Jim Walsh

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C.

Significant Special Education Court Decisions You Need to Know About

Courts have a lot to say regarding special education administration. Jim Walsh of the Walsh Gallegos Law Firm will provide a rundown on the most significant court decisions you need to know about.

Amber King

Amber King

Thompson & Horton

Staff Shortages: Legal Ramifications of Providing Certain Services

Most employers are feeling the pinch of staff shortages. School districts, however, must continue to meet the demands of providing special education and related services. Amber King of the Thompson & Horton Law Firm will speak to legal ramifications when staff shortages impact the provision of special education services and what you can do about it.

Paula Maddox Roalson

Paula Maddox Roalson

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo Kyle & Robinson, P.C.

The Latest on Meeting Child Find Obligations Under the IDEA

School districts have a legal obligation to find all children who have disabilities and who may need special education services. Paula Maddox Roalson of the Walsh Gallegos Law Firm will provide the latest legal developments and strategies for meeting your district’s child find obligations under the IDEA.

Jose Martín

Jose Martín

Richards, Lindsey & Martín

School Districts’ Obligations To Address Student Mental Health

Mental health issues can impact every aspect of a student’s education. The Texas Education Agency reports that one in six school-aged youth experiences impairments in life functioning, with the number of students experiencing mental illness increasing as young people grow older. Jose Martín of the Richards, Lindsey & Martín law firm will discuss school district legal obligations to address student mental health.

Heather Rutland

Heather Rutland

Eichelbaum Wardell Law Firm

HB 4545 Instructional Requirements & Students With Disabilities

HB 4545 includes many new requirements for districts, including accelerated instruction for students who do not pass standardized testing requirements. For students with disabilities, there are mandatory ARD meeting requirements as well. Heather Rutland of the Eichelbaum Wardell Law Firm will outline the requirements and provide practical strategies for meeting your school district’s obligations under HB 4545.

Elvin Houston

Elvin Houston

Walsh Gallegos Law Firm

USDE Guidance On Discipline & Removals

The US Department of Education has issued guidance on school district responsibilities to avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline with respect to students with disabilities. Elvin Houston with the Walsh Gallegos Law Firm will discuss guidance and resources issued by the DOE addressing the concern that some students with disabilities are not receiving the supports and services necessary to address their educational needs, including their disability-based behavior.

ACCREDITATION: This conference provides 5.0 hours of CPE credit through the following organizations:
SBEC (Educators Certified After Sept.1, 1999, In ANY Area, Including Teachers, Principals, Superintendents, Counselors, Educational Diagnosticians, and Learning Resource Specialists)
TEA (for School Board Members, Charter School Board Members & School Officers)
Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Texas Board of Social Worker Examiners
State Board of Examiners of Psychology
This training may meet local requirements for General Management Trainings and we will supply a general Certificate of Attendance for filing with other professional organizations as needed.


This conference provides 4.0 hours of CPE credit through the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Attorneys: The conference is accredited with the State Bar of Texas for 5.0 hours of MCLE credit (no ethics hours).

Courtyard Dallas Grand Prairie

Join us at the Courtyard by Marriot, located just four minutes from the Ruthe Jackson Center!

Fairfield Inn & Suites New Braunfels

Join us at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in New Braunfels, a short drive from the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center.