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This year, we are excited to announce that Sarah Orman, the senior attorney at the Texas Association of School Boards, will be co-presenting alongside Jim Walsh at three Back to School Workshops in Richardson, Ft. Worth, and Lubbock!

Sarah has an extensive background in school law and is widely regarded as an expert on the topic. In fact, you can find her quoted in this recent article from the Texas Tribune on SB2432, a law that enacts harsher penalties on students who harass their teachers, and you can also hear her recent interview on the TASB Talks Podcast, where she discusses new laws regarding student privacy and school safety.

And we’re happy to share more information about Sarah! As a Senior Attorney at TASB Legal Services, she advises school district officials on a variety of legal issues, and she is also a frequent presenter at state and national conferences regarding school law topics, including Title IX, school safety, student privacy, special education, and student discipline.

Sarah was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Before attending law school at the Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California, Sarah studied Russian at the Evergreen State College in Washington, received a Master’s Degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Wisconsin, and worked as an assistant literary agent in New York, New York.

Sarah was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2006 and worked for two years as a school district attorney in Oakland, California, where her practice focused on labor and employment. Sarah was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2011. From 2010-2013, she worked in the Austin office of Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Russo & Kyle where she represented school districts in the areas of employment, governance, facilities, and business.

Sarah is a member of the school law section of the State Bar, the Texas Council of School Attorneys and the National Council of School Attorneys.

We can’t wait to have Sarah join the Back to School Workshops this year in Richardson, Ft. Worth, and Lubbock! You won’t want to miss it. Register today.

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