Napa Valley Unified School District Offers Insights into Effective School District Governance

As General Counsel to a number of school districts throughout California, we are often asked for examples of good governance models and practices. A new report by the California Collaborative on District Reform highlights effective governance practices by one of our long-time clients, the Napa Valley Unified School District. In 2018, Dr. [...]

Napa Valley Unified School District Offers Insights into Effective School District Governance2024-04-03T03:33:38+00:00

Congratulations to New Partner, Ana Gallegos

San Diego, California - Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP is proud to announce the promotion of Ana Gallegos to join the ranks of the firm’s partners. Los Angeles Office Ana Gallegos, Partner Ana Gallegos joined the firm’s Los Angeles area office in September 2019. Ana is a member of the Firm’s public law, [...]

Congratulations to New Partner, Ana Gallegos2024-03-21T19:41:42+00:00

GHS Applauds Partner Thuy Nguyen

GHS Applauds Partner Thuy Nguyen for authoring a report that was recently published by the Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California!  The report provides guidance on how California community colleges (with many applicable sections for public K12 schools and other public agencies) can still make progress on racial equity [...]

GHS Applauds Partner Thuy Nguyen2024-03-06T17:49:26+00:00

GHS Wins Landmark Victory for Napa Valley Unified School District Supporting Local Control

Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP, lead counsel for Napa Valley Unified School District, prevailed in the the landmark case of NVUSD v. California State Board of Education in Sacramento Superior Court. See details of NVUSD’s resounding victory and a link to the Court’s ruling in NVUSD’s press release below. Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP [...]

GHS Wins Landmark Victory for Napa Valley Unified School District Supporting Local Control2024-03-04T22:17:38+00:00

Sending our collective Congratulations to Superintendent Dr. Deborah Flores

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Flores on her well-deserved retirement as Superintendent of the Gilroy Unified School District. She has the longest tenure of any Superintendent in Santa Clara County and a string of recognitions, including Superintendent of the year a few years ago. Garcia Hernández Sawhney is proud of having served as [...]

Sending our collective Congratulations to Superintendent Dr. Deborah Flores2023-02-23T21:48:17+00:00

Thuy Thi Nguyen Joins Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP as a Partner

Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP is delighted to announce that Thuy Thi Nguyen (Thúy Thị Nguyễn) joined us as a partner in our Education Law and Equity Leadership Practice Groups. In July 2016, Nguyen became the first Vietnamese American college president in the country when she was appointed President of Foothill College – [...]

Thuy Thi Nguyen Joins Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP as a Partner2023-04-19T21:14:28+00:00

GHS’s Founder Bonny Garcia and Partner Janet Ly Recently Appointed

We are excited to share that GHS’s Founder Bonny Garcia and Partner Janet Ly have recently been appointed to serve as South Baylo University’s President and Vice President/General Counsel, respectively.Bonny and Janet have extensive experience in providing general counsel and executive services to educational institutions, including K-12 districts and post-secondary institutions. On May [...]

GHS’s Founder Bonny Garcia and Partner Janet Ly Recently Appointed2023-04-19T20:58:27+00:00

HNBA Recognition for GHS Founding Partner Mary Hernandez

September 29, 2021: At the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Annual 2021 Conference, HNBA President Elia Diaz-Yaeger announced that the HNBA President’s Award would be given “to two amazing women and past HNBA presidents, Dolores Atencio and Mary Hernández,” who were instrumental in the implementation and overwhelming success of the HNBA's Department of [...]

HNBA Recognition for GHS Founding Partner Mary Hernandez2023-02-23T20:32:23+00:00

Networking for Effective Advocacy and Social Change: A Model Approach by Latina Lawyers

GHS Founder Mary T. Hernandez featured in the California Association for Bilingual Education’s Multi-Educator Magazine Mary Hernandez is joined by four other former women Presidents of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), including former GHS Partner Dolores Atencio, as featured speakers at CABE’s 2022 annual conference this year. They will share their [...]

Networking for Effective Advocacy and Social Change: A Model Approach by Latina Lawyers2023-03-01T00:23:02+00:00

Racy Memes in Class: Content Rules and Copyright Compliance

Authors: Mary Hernández; Conor Kennedy During the pandemic, California has required public school instruction to take place remotely. Many school districts have turned to online platforms that are not fully tailored to daily classroom use. The platforms, including Zoom and Google, give users powerful customizable options. That’s a feature for most end [...]

Racy Memes in Class: Content Rules and Copyright Compliance2023-02-07T04:24:30+00:00
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