During a four day retreat in February 2016, Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP  Partner Mary Hernández participated as a mentor in the launch of the English Learner Leadership and Legacy Initiative (ELLLI). ELLLI is a program of Californians Together in partnership with the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE). The goal of the Initiative is to […]

On November 11, 2015, Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP  Partner Mary T. Hernández attended the Opening Exhibit of Luminarias de la Ley, Luminaries of the Law at the University of Denver in Colorado. The Exhibit features original research on the First Latina Lawyers (1900-1980) by GHS former partner Dolores Atencio. Approximately 47 mounted panels in University […]

Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP is proud to provide pro bono services for the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) spearheaded by Thuy Nguyen, Interim General Counsel for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The Initiative included a 3-part Webinar Series focused on Equal Employment Opportunity and Faculty Diversity. The webinar series is part of IEPI’s efforts to promote […]

The California Fair Pay Act, Senate Bill 358, was approved by Governor Brown on October 6, 2015 and will take effect January 1, 2016. The bill modifies California’s existing equal pay laws (Labor Code section 1197.5) in the following ways: 1. Existing law prohibits employers from paying any employee less than another employee of the […]

In August 2014, the Governor signed SB 1349 which supplements the Sex Equity in Education Act so as to require all schools (including charter schools) offering competitive sports (i.e., any sport that has a coach and a governing organization, practices and competes during a defined season, and has competition as its primary goal) to begin posting […]

When Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (District 14) read a news article regarding investigatory tactics used by a private investigator hired by the Orinda Unified School District to investigate the residency of Vivian, a 7 year old girl who was thereafter “disenrolled” from the District, she was prompted to action (See Vivan’s full story). When promoting the bill […]

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP is proud to support The First Latina Lawyers – Las Primeras Abogadas, a groundbreaking project by former GHSB Partner, Dolores Atencio, which documents the first Latinas licensed to practice law in the United States. Dolores is a former President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), former chair and lifetime […]