FWISD Office of Legal Services

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  • The Fort Worth Independent School District Office of Legal Services provides legal services to the Board of Trustees, Superintendent, and any other District employee in the course and scope of their employment. The Office of Legal Services CANNOT ADVISE PARENTS/GUARDIANS; It represents the District as a whole and not individuals.

    The Office of Legal Services is responsible for the management of legal services for the District and for providing legal representation in all matters involving the District. The Office of Legal Services provides comprehensive legal services in the area of compliance with federal, state, and local law, Board policies, the interpretation of laws, employee training, contract review, compliance with the Texas Public Information Act, representation of the District in administrative hearings before the Board of Trustees and court hearings in a court of law.  

    The Office of Legal Services staff is comprised of a General Counsel, Staff Attorney, UIL and Title IX Compliance Officer, Public Information Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, and an Administrative Associate.


    The information contained in this website is provided as a service to Fort Worth Independent School District staff, parents, and community stakeholders. This website provides general information only and cannot be relied upon as legal advice. Laws vary from state to state. Attorneys in the Office of Legal Services are licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. Fort Worth Independent School District expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents on this site. Transmission of information from this site is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client privileged relationship.

    This site may contain links to other Internet sites. Such links are not endorsements of any products or services in such websites, and no information or materials in such website has been endorsed or approved by the Office of Legal Services or the Fort Worth Independent School District.

    Unless otherwise expressly stated, the attorneys whose names appear on this website are NOT CERTIFIED BY THE TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION. The sole office for the Office of Legal Services is located in Fort Worth, Texas.

    NOTICE: Due to the deteriorating weather conditions that have intermittently impacted FWISD District operations beginning on Thursday, February 11, 2021 and which will likely continue during the week of February 15, 2021, please be advised that you may experience a delay in receiving a response to your open records request. Please continue to consult this website for information on when we will resume normal business operations.  

    UPDATED NOTICE: Weather conditions throughout the region interrupted FWISD District operations and limited available staff on Thursday, February 11, 2021; Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19, 2021; and Monday, February 22, 2021- Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Responses to requests for public information submitted prior to or during this period of limited operations may be delayed. FWISD resumed normal business operations on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Please continue to consult this website for any updates.