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2024 School Law eConference

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2024 School Law eConference
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UT Law CLE’s 39th Annual School Law Conference is the definitive program for school administrators, school board members, education professionals, and the legal counsel who represent them. Presentations offer in-depth, practical discussion of the legal and regulatory issues affecting schools and school districts, and provide a must-have set of materials and resources.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 12.25 | 2.50 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA, PA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2025

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1. Commissioner Decisions Update (Apr 2024)

Mark P. Tilley

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Commissioner Decisions Update (Apr 2024)

Hear an update on Commissioner of Education decisions from the past year.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Mark P. Tilley, Texas Association of School Boards - Austin, TX

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2. Title IX Update: Here We Go Again (Apr 2024)

Allen M. Keller

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Title IX Update: Here We Go Again (Apr 2024)

The latest developments in Title IX regulations, caselaw, and best practices for K-12 and higher ed.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Allen M. Keller, Schulman, Lopez Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP - San Antonio, TX

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3. Legislative Update (Apr 2024)

Danny Stockton

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Legislative Update (Apr 2024)

After a regular legislative session and multiple special sessions, hear the latest information on major updates to the Texas Education Code and related regulations.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Danny Stockton, Plano ISD - Plano, TX

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4. Student Issues: Vaping (Apr 2024)

D'Ann Bey, Cynthia Rincon

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Student Issues: Vaping (Apr 2024)

Examining the impact of recent Texas legislation on student disciplinary actions related to vaping, this presentation offers legal professionals an in-depth look into the evolving landscape of student rights, school policies, and the implications for future legal proceedings.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

D'Ann Bey, Lewisville ISD - Lewisville, TX
Cynthia Rincon, O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, PC

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5. TEA Certification Sanctions (Apr 2024)

Karl Tiger Hanner, Daniel Berumen, Tina Farrell, Sarah C. Wolfe

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TEA Certification Sanctions (Apr 2024)

The report, the flag, the investigation, and the hearing.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Karl Tiger Hanner, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
Daniel Berumen, Texas Education Agency - Austin, TX
Tina Farrell, Texas Education Agency - Austin, TX
Sarah C. Wolfe, Texas Education Agency - Austin, TX

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6. To Search or Not to Search, that is the question! Student and Personnel Issues: Fourth Amendment Update (Apr 2024)

Erica Graham

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To Search or Not to Search, that is the question! Student and Personnel Issues: Fourth Amendment Update (Apr 2024)

Review recent relevant case law regarding Fourth Amendment issues.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Erica Graham, Houston ISD - Houston, TX

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7. Safety and Texas Schools: Their Future Depends on What We Do Today (Apr 2024)

John Scott

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Safety and Texas Schools: Their Future Depends on What We Do Today (Apr 2024)

An overview of the Office of School Safety and Security, the work being done by the Office, and Texas Education Agency's role in school safety.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

John Scott, Texas Education Agency - Austin, TX

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8. School Safety in a New World (Apr 2024)

Ken Culbreath, Ellen H. Spalding

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School Safety in a New World (Apr 2024)

Discuss recent legislative changes impacting school safety, implementation, and lessons learned to date, and hear practical advice and suggestions as school districts work to comply fully with the legislation and cooperate with multiple involved agencies and their respective guidance.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Ken Culbreath, Region 4 ESC - Houston, TX
Ellen H. Spalding, Spalding Nichols Lamp Langlois - Houston, TX

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9. Ted Lasso and Lawyer Ethics (Apr 2024)

Christie L. Hobbs

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Ted Lasso and Lawyer Ethics (Apr 2024)

What can a fictional soccer coach, goldfish, and biscuits teach us about attorney ethics? Lace up your cleats and find out.  

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Christie L. Hobbs, Northwest ISD - Fort Worth, TX

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10. Elections: Do’s and Don’ts (Apr 2024)

Ben Morse

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Elections: Do’s and Don’ts (Apr 2024)

Discuss relevant restrictions for entities holding elections and strategies that may be employed to successfully navigate these restrictions.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Ben Morse, Leon Alcala, PLLC - Austin, TX

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11. Student/Parent Lawyer: Top 10 Things to Know (Apr 2024)

Luke Williams

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Student/Parent Lawyer: Top 10 Things to Know (Apr 2024)

Tips and best practices from the student and parent attorney perspective. 

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Luke Williams, Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC - Fort Worth, TX

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12. House Bill 3 and Its Impact on Students with Disabilities (Apr 2024)

Olivia Lee, Colleen Potts

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House Bill 3 and Its Impact on Students with Disabilities (Apr 2024)

Discuss the new security requirements under House Bill 3 and the potential disproportionate impact on students with disabilities. Focus on proactive steps for school staff to include parents in discipline procedures and strategies to avoid police involvement in classroom management.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Olivia Lee, Disability Rights Texas - Austin, TX
Colleen Potts, Disability Rights Texas - Lubbock, TX

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13. New Protections for Pregnant and Parenting Employees (Apr 2024)

Amber King

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New Protections for Pregnant and Parenting Employees (Apr 2024)

Within the last year, two new federal laws have gone into effect enhancing the rights and protections of pregnant and parenting employees. Hear an overview of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations, and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) which expands employees’ rights to express milk at work. 

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Amber King, Thompson & Horton LLP - Austin, TX

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14. School District Personnel Records: PIA Exceptions to Disclosure (Apr 2024)

Leah Wingerson

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School District Personnel Records: PIA Exceptions to Disclosure (Apr 2024)

A review of the types of information that can and cannot be withheld from disclosure in school district employment records under the Texas Public Information Act.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Leah Wingerson, Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C. - Irving, TX

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15. Employment Case Law Update (Apr 2024)

Thomas P. Brandt

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Employment Case Law Update (Apr 2024)

Review the Fifth Circuit’s en banc opinion in Hamilton v. Dallas County and the effect Hamilton is already having in employment cases involving school districts. Also, discuss other recent employment cases of relevance to schools and their personnel.  

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Thomas P. Brandt, Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. - Dallas, TX

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16. Reading from the Same Page: Recent Updates to Dyslexia Services and the Dyslexia Handbook (Apr 2024)

Myra S. Chickering

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Reading from the Same Page: Recent Updates to Dyslexia Services and the Dyslexia Handbook (Apr 2024)

A review of recent changes to the law governing the education of students with dyslexia and implications for Texas school districts.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Myra S. Chickering, Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. - Houston, TX

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17. Artificial Intelligence in Schools: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Apr 2024)

Wesley L. Nute, Jr.

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Artificial Intelligence in Schools: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Apr 2024)

Legal and practical issues with ChatGPT and other forms of AI in the classroom.

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Wesley L. Nute, Jr., Eichelbaum, Wardell, Hansen, Powell & Muñoz, P.C. - Plano, TX

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18. Social Media, Ethics, and TMI: Why you won't be ROFL  (Apr 2024)

Priscilla de Mata

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Social Media, Ethics, and TMI: Why you won't be ROFL  (Apr 2024)

Refresher on maintaining client confidences and other rules of professional conduct in a world influenced by social media.   

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Priscilla de Mata, Ysleta ISD - El Paso, TX

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19. Representation of School Boards and Administrators in Challenging Times  (Apr 2024)

Joy S. Baskin, Jarod Russell, Jim Walsh

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Representation of School Boards and Administrators in Challenging Times  (Apr 2024)

Explore the ethical and practical challenges faced by school lawyers when school boards and their communities are divided due to ideological, political, social, and interpersonal conflicts. Examine the fundamental ethical issues of duty, loyalty, and confidentiality. Hear practical advice about staying above the fray and offering clients high quality service during times of discord. 

Originally presented: Feb 2024 School Law Conference

Joy S. Baskin, Texas Association of School Boards - Austin, TX
Jarod Russell, Underwood Law Firm, P.C. - Amarillo, TX
Jim Walsh, Walsh Gallegos Treviño Kyle & Robinson, P.C. - Austin, TX