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Legal Issues for School Secretaries

Prepare your school’s secretary - the first line of defense - with important and helpful information they can use every day. Provide practical methods for handling issues with legal implications a school’s front office frequently confronts.

This fall we are offering in-person sessions around Texas as well as a 3-day virtual option. The virtual seminar will be held November 1-3 from 9:30-11:00 am each day.

We will include the latest on bullying, cyberbullying, reporting requirements for SBEC and CPS, FERPA, and social media issues.


  • Admissions/Enrollment
  • Attendance
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Child Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Fingerprinting
  • First Amendment
  • Harassment & Discrimination
  • Residency
  • Search & Seizure
  • Sex Offenders
  • Social Media
  • Student Records

These sessions will be presented by Andrea Mooney and Heather Rutland.

Who Should Attend:

School Secretaries, PEIMS Administrators, Office Managers, Attendance Clerks, Counselors

When Registering: 

A purchase order is not required for registration, but a check or PO must be received on or before the day of the seminar for admission. Please type “pending” when registering without a PO. We also accept credit card payments online.


To purchase just the materials, click here.

The Austin and McAllen sessions will be held from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.

Registration Fee: $200
per person (materials included)
Date Time Location  
10/06/2022 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Region 11 ESC
Region 11 ESC
1451 S. Cherry Lane
White Settlement, TX 76108
(817) 740-3600
10/07/2022 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Plano
Legacy Town Center
7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 135
Plano, TX 75024
(800) 488-9045
10/07/2022 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Austin
Eichelbaum Wardell Office
4201 W. Parmer Lane, Suite A-100
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 476-9944
10/10/2022 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Region 7 ESC
Region 7 ESC
Cedar Room
1909 North Longview Street
Kilgore, Texas 75662
(903) 988-6700
10/12/2022 9:00 am - 3:00 pm McAllen
McAllen Convention Center
Room 103 C&D
700 Convention Center Boulevard
McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 681-3800
10/17/2022 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Region 16 ESC
Region 16 ESC
Red River Room
5800 Bell St
Amarillo, TX 79109
10/21/2022 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Region 12 ESC
Region 12 ESC
2101 West Loop 340
Waco, TX 76712
(254) 297-1212
11/01/2022 9:30 am - 11:00 am Virtual 3-Day Seminar
Virtual Conference

November 1 - 9:30-11:00 am
• Admission and Enrollment
• Residency
• Attendance

November 2 - 9:30-11:00 am
• Family Issues
• Child Abuse
• Sex Offenders
• Student Records

November 3 - 9:30-11:00 am
• Social Media
• First Amendment
• Bullying
• Fingerprinting
• Harassment
• Search and Seizure
11/09/2022 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Houston
Rosenberg Civic Center
3825 TX-26
Rosenberg, TX 77471

Payment Info

We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) checks, and purchase orders. Checks should be made out to Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, P.C. and mailed to 4201 W. Parmer Lane, Suite A-100, Austin, TX 78727.

Continuing Education Credit

Eichelbaum Wardell is a certified provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements through the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The firm is also a registered provider of Continuing Education credits for School Board Members through the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and business officers through the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO).

Cancellation Policy

Although we cannot accept cancellations, substitutions may be made at any time. If you have any questions, contact us by email or by phone at 972.377.7900. If you can arrange for a group of 25 or more to get together from your district or from a group of several districts, we will come to you. Please call for more information.