Personnel Law Conference for School Administrators

This conference is a must for HR teams and other administrators that deal with HR issues. Join us and gain essential knowledge of legal developments in the area of personnel law as it pertains to school districts.

Who This Conference Is For

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

The 2023 conference is now closed for registration.

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Topics Overview

  • Jim Walsh: Most Important HR Cases you Need to Know About
  • Stephanie Hamm: The Law on Accommodating Pregnant Employees
  • Kelley Kalchthaler: AI: What Are We Going to Do?
  • Melissa Kates: Navigating Allegations of Teacher Use of Force
  • Ryan Pacher: Complying with New Title IX Regulations

Dates & Location

Kalahari Resort – December 6, 2023

Pre-registration for In-Person Attendance is now CLOSED.
You can still register on site, or register to attend virtually.

3001 Kalahari Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665

Or watch online from December 15, 2023 – March 15, 2024.

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This conference provides 6.0 hours of CPE credit through SBEC, TEA (for School Board and Charter School Board Members), and also provides 6 hours of MCLE credit for attorneys (no ethics hours).  This training may meet local requirements for General Management Trainings and we will also supply a general Certificate of Attendance for filing with other professional organizations as needed.

Topics & Speakers

Most Important HR Cases You Need to Know

Jim walsh

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

Judicial decisions often shape HR policies and practices. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court recently spoke on an employer’s legal obligations to provide workers religious accommodations. You won’t want to miss this important case law update on HR matters by Jim Walsh of Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C.

The Law on Accommodating Pregnant Employees

Stephanie Hamm

Thompson & Horton – Houston

New federal laws provide pregnant workers and new mothers rights to accommodations in the workplace. Learn your legal obligations in addressing requests for accommodation from pregnant employees in your district. Stephanie Hamm from the Thompson & Horton Law Firm will discuss legal issues and practical strategies for accommodating pregnant workers.

AI: What Are We Going to Do?

Kelley Kalchthaler

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

The rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence has become a game changer for employers. Learn how this new technology is evolving and impacting HR practices in our school districts. Kelley Kalchthaler of Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C. will provide an overview of AI and strategies for dealing with it on your campuses.

Navigating Allegations of Teacher Use of Force

Melissa Kates

Grand Prairie ISD

You’ve seen cases in the headlines … teacher accused of excessive force against a student. These sensitive matters often garner media attention and scrutiny. Melissa Kates of Grand Prairie ISD will provide practical strategies for navigating troubling allegations of teacher use of force.

Complying with the New Title IX Regulations

Ryan Pacher

Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C. – Houston

The Biden Administration has stated its commitment to ensuring all students are guaranteed an educational environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. That commitment includes new Title IX regulations designed to change the way we handle allegations of sex discrimination on our campuses. Ryan Pacher of Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C. will break down the new rules and offer guidance on ways to comply with new requirements.

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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 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

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 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.

 How can I get your W-9?

You can download our W-9 here.

Who can I ask if I have any additional questions?

If you have any further questions, please email Danielle King at

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

If you have an extenuating circumstance please email

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

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