GHS LLP Upcoming Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of an August Layoff

May 27, 2020 In light of the significant proposed cuts to LCFF under the Governor’s May Revise, every aspect of school services, school operations and district fiscal services will be impacted. As a result, school districts will also likely have the unique option under the Education Code to lay off certificated teachers and [...]

GHS LLP Upcoming Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of an August Layoff2023-10-02T18:03:01+00:00

Student Discipline in Online Learning Environments

Authors: Leah Smith; Martin Vigodnier As schools continue to be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers have relied on online learning environments to educate students. However, some students have resorted to trolling behaviors, including “zoombombing” online classes. “Zoombombing” refers to the unwanted intrusion of an online environment that causes disruption. [...]

Student Discipline in Online Learning Environments2023-02-23T22:14:44+00:00

We’re Excited to Welcome Senior Counsel Alex Sears to Our Team

At Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP, we are excited to welcome Alex Sears to our education law practice and litigation team as our newest attorney in our Alameda office. Mr. Sears is experienced in both federal and state courts. He also assists clients to resolve disputes through arbitration and mediation. Before Joining Garcia [...]

We’re Excited to Welcome Senior Counsel Alex Sears to Our Team2023-04-19T21:19:03+00:00

Norma Nava Franklin to Receive the 2018 HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award

Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP Partner Norma Nava Franklin will receive an HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award later this year. On February 14, 2018, the HNBA released the list of 33 attorneys selected from across the nation to receive this prestigious award. The HNBA announced that its Top Lawyers Under 40 Award “honors [...]

Norma Nava Franklin to Receive the 2018 HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award2023-02-23T20:37:02+00:00

Managing Partner Bonifacio Garcia to Speak at Harvard’s 2017 Celebration of Latino Alumni

From members of The Cabinet and Congress to civil rights advocates to corporate executives and general counsel, HLS’s Latino Alumni are an extraordinary group of accomplished professionals. Managing Partner Bonifacio Bonny Garcia (’81) will be a panelist speaking about Effective Small Firm and Solo Practice Management for Harvard’s Latino Alumni Event, “Latino Leadership: [...]

Managing Partner Bonifacio Garcia to Speak at Harvard’s 2017 Celebration of Latino Alumni2023-02-23T20:37:34+00:00

GHS Equity Partner Nitasha Sawhney Featured on KCET

At Garcia Hernández Sawhney, LLP we pride ourselves on active community involvement in many national and local civil rights organizations. Equity Partner Nitasha Sawhney exemplifies the spirit of our commitment to community involvement.  Nitasha regularly provides counsel on matters involving hate crimes, civic engagement, and employment discrimination. She also frequently speaks on issues of [...]

GHS Equity Partner Nitasha Sawhney Featured on KCET2023-02-23T20:37:53+00:00

LATV Features GHS Client, The Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project

Some of our most innovative California school districts are implementing an exciting and creative way to improve their students’ reading and writing skills… filmmaking. These school districts are giving children the opportunity to tell their stories, and the success of the program has been overwhelming. The participants, mostly 4th graders, have shown marked [...]

LATV Features GHS Client, The Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project2023-04-19T21:03:15+00:00

GHS Sponsors Exhibit Honoring Women’s Progress in the Legal Profession

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 [...]

GHS Sponsors Exhibit Honoring Women’s Progress in the Legal Profession2023-02-23T20:54:00+00:00

GHS Participates in Program to Promote Faculty Diversity for Community Colleges

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 [...]

GHS Participates in Program to Promote Faculty Diversity for Community Colleges2023-02-23T20:53:43+00:00

Schools Need to Keep Good Records on Students’ Participation in Competitive Sports during all of 2015-2016 (and beyond)

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 [...]

Schools Need to Keep Good Records on Students’ Participation in Competitive Sports during all of 2015-2016 (and beyond)2023-04-19T21:26:14+00:00
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