ED311 & TASSP present

2023 Conference on Education Law for Principals

A one-day conference on current legal issues, new laws and significant court cases. Gain insight from expert education law attorneys on current trends and areas of concerns for school administrators. 

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Who This Conference Is For

  • school principals & other campus-level personnel
  • superintendents
  • school board members
  • school attorneys
  • district administrators

Topics Overview

  • Jim Walsh: The Year’s Most Important Cases for the Principal
  • Amanda Bigbee: Mental Health Services for Students & Legal Issues
  • David Hodgins: The 2023 Student Discipline Update
  • Blake Henshaw: Campus Safety: The Latest Guidance
  • Joy Baskin: New Legislation Impacting School Administration
  • David Holmes: Title IX, Sexual Harassment & the Role of the Principal

Dates & Locations

Austin – June 13, 2023

Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

Or watch online from June 27 – Sept 27, 2023

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Jim Walsh and crew – always do a GREAT JOB! It is clear that they understand educators and our passion to do the best job possible for our students. Love that they speak realistically and share stories. 

Jill Morphis

Principal, Sanger ISD

Topics were very relevant and presenters were well prepared . . . great information. Also, I especially appreciate the tongue in cheek humor. It helps to have some light laughter while dealving into such serious topics. Personal stories and examples of actual cases is also a very powerful communication tool.

Karla Dunn

Assistant Principal, Plainview ISD

I appreciated the step-by-step approach to SPED considerations and “hot-button” issues. These will be immensely valuable to me as I face these scary legal considerations in administration. This guidance echoes what I’ve been hearing from my own campus administrator about familiarizing myself with policies and procedures as well as the law and relying on them to guide day-to-day decision-making.

Eric Segovis

Dean of Students, Forney ISD

Wry, informative, and relevant as usual. The only professional development I would attend religiously every summer knowing I will actually hear very current and high priority information. 

Cedric Le Peuch

Assistant Principal, Channelview ISD



  •  The conference sponsors have applied to the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit in the amount of 5 hours (no ethics hours).


  • ADMINISTRATORS: This program may meet local criteria for 5 hours of school administrators’ general management training by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) as providers of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.

Topics & Speakers

The Year’s Most Important Cases for the Principal

Jim walsh

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

Every year courts shape the way school administrators respond to legal issues that arise on campus and this year’s cases were no different. You won’t want to miss this update on the most important cases for the principal by Jim Walsh of the Walsh Gallegos law firm.

Amanda Bigbee

General Counsel for Keller ISD

Positive mental health of our students is a critical aspect of student success. Amanda Bigbee, General Counsel for Keller ISD, will address student mental health, the law, and strategies for

The 2023 Student Discipline Update

David Hodgins

Thompson & Horton

Always entertaining and informative, David Hodgins of Thompson & Horton will provide the 2023 legal update on student discipline, including any changes by the Texas Legislature this session.

Campus Safety: The Latest Guidance

Blake Henshaw

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C.

Following recent tragic events, campus safety has become a priority in our school districts. Blake Henshaw of the Walsh Gallegos law firm will provide the latest guidance for the campus principal, including a discussion of the legal issues and strategies.

New Legislation Impacting School Administration

Joy Baskin

Texas Association of School Boards

The Legislature came to town and with them a host of bills regarding public education. Ed311 is pleased that Joy Baskin from the Texas Association of School Boards will provide a rundown of what bills made the cut and how they will impact school administration in the upcoming school year.

Title IX, Sexual Harassment & the Role of the Principal

David Holmes

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C.

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sexual abuse and harassment of students. The principal plays a key role in ensuring compliance with Title IX. David Holmes of the Walsh Gallegos law firm will provide guidance and best practices in handling Title IX complaints on your campus.

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TASSP Summer Workshop

The TASSP Summer Workshop is a separate event with separate registration from the Education Law for Principals Conference.  Find out more info or register by clicking below.

Room Block Information

Choose from a wide range of lovely hotels in downtown Austin, all within easy access of the Austin Convention Center.


Will my registration be tax-exempt?

Yes, our conference registrations are automatically charged as tax-exempt.

Can I register online with PO (Purchase Order)?

When registering for an ED311 event you can either pay with a credit card, or choose to be invoiced and pay later. If you choose the invoice option, there is a PO field where you can enter your PO#, if you have it. After registering, please email a copy of your purchase order form to PO@ed311.com. Please note that your registration is not considered complete until we receive either your purchase order form or payment (via check, credit card, or ACH).​

Are there multiple registration prices?

We now offer group registration discounts on some events! We also offer a discount if you would like to access your conference materials digitally instead of getting a printed conference workbook. We no longer offer early payment discounts. If you have a very large group of attendees or a group of students that you’d like to send to one of our events, please contact ambrose@ed311.com

Do I need to pay in advance for my registration? 

We must receive either a valid purchase order form or payment before the date of your event. Simply filling out the registration form does not complete your registration. Your registration is only considered complete once we have received either an approved purchase order form or payment by check, credit card, or ACH. You can email your purchase order to PO@ed311.com. Registrants of our online virtual events will not receive digital access until we have received your PO or payment. Registrants of an in-person event will not be able to attend the event without a PO or payment.

Can I substitute another person in my place for a conference I am registered for?

Yes. Submit your request via our Substitution Form. Please note that we must receive your substitution request at least 3 business days before the date of the event for your attendee to be included on our list of attendees at the event registration table. If you need to make a last minute substitution, that is not a problem. Just make sure your sub checks in using the original registrant’s name and tell our staff at the registration table that they are a substitute.

Who can I ask if I have any additional questions?

If you have any further questions, please email Danielle King at dking@ed311.com.

Event Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Cancellations:  In general, we do not issue cancellation refunds. If you can no longer attend an in-person event and would like to cancel, your options are to either (1) send a substitute to the event or (2) switch to the online version of the event. If the event you are attending does not have an online component, then we will issue a refund less a $30 cancellation fee, as long as we receive your cancellation request within 2 weeks in advance of your event.

If you have not yet paid for your event and no longer wish to attend, you can cancel your registration by contacting chpowers@ed311.com.

If you have an extenuating circumstance please email dking@ed311.com.

Substitutions: Substitutions may be made through this form in advance of any of our events.

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