Deadline Looming to Ensure all Mandated Reporters Receive Required Training for 2015-16

REMINDER: Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, all school districts, county offices of education and charter schools must train all of their employees who are mandated reporters within 6 weeks of the start of school (and within 6 weeks of hire) every year. As part of the training, employees must be told that [...]

Deadline Looming to Ensure all Mandated Reporters Receive Required Training for 2015-162023-04-19T21:29:24+00:00

Legislation Changes Residency Requirements for Children of Live-In Domestic Workers

Following their controversial investigation into the residency of a live-in Nanny’s 7 year-old child, the Orinda Unified School District reversed their decision to disenroll the second grader but reportedly did so only after requiring her mother’s employer to agree to become the second graders’ official caregivers and complete a caregiver affidavit. See original [...]

Legislation Changes Residency Requirements for Children of Live-In Domestic Workers2023-04-19T21:28:22+00:00

Lease/Leaseback Transactions Under Fire

On August 26, 2015, the California Supreme Court refused to review the Fifth Appellate District’s decision in Davis v. Fresno Unified School District, allowing the case to return to the Superior Court for a trial on the merits. In addition, the Supreme Court refused to depublish the Davis Court’s decision, which means that [...]

Lease/Leaseback Transactions Under Fire2023-04-19T21:28:36+00:00

Districts Required to Adopt New Policies to Protect Students from Certain Residency Investigation Techniques

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 [...]

Districts Required to Adopt New Policies to Protect Students from Certain Residency Investigation Techniques2023-04-19T21:28:46+00:00

GHSB Proudly Supports Research on First Latinas Licensed to Practice Law

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 [...]

GHSB Proudly Supports Research on First Latinas Licensed to Practice Law2023-04-19T21:29:49+00:00

Eran Bermudez Selected to Tom Homann LGBT Law Association Board of Directors

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP Partner Eran Bermudez was voted to the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association's Board of Directors. The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association is dedicated to the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues in California and the nation. The Association also strives to serve as a platform [...]

Eran Bermudez Selected to Tom Homann LGBT Law Association Board of Directors2023-04-19T21:24:46+00:00

Mary Hernandez Selected to California Bar Foundation Board of Directors

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP Equity Partner Mary Hernandez has been selected to the California Bar Foundation's Board of Directors. The California Bar Foundation is a non-profit organization that distributes grants to other organizations, courts, bar associations for law-related projects as well as awarding scholarships to law school students. The Foundation also encourages [...]

Mary Hernandez Selected to California Bar Foundation Board of Directors2023-04-19T21:02:13+00:00

GHSB Prevails in Commercial Litigation Case

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP attorneys Nadia Bermudez and Rodrigo Guevara prevailed in a commercial litigation case on behalf of their client, DES Metals, Inc. Judge Mel Red Recana of the Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled in favor of DES Metals after a 4 day court trial (Case No. BC506315). DES [...]

GHSB Prevails in Commercial Litigation Case2023-04-19T21:02:20+00:00

Nadia Bermudez Selected to San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar

Garcia, Hernandez, Sawhney & Bermudez, LLP Equity Partner Nadia Bermudez was selected to the San Diego Business Journal's Best of the Bar section. The Best of the Bar honors San Diego's outstanding attorneys and they are selected by fellow attorneys in the San Diego area. Congratulations Nadia! Click here for the full Best [...]

Nadia Bermudez Selected to San Diego Business Journal’s Best of the Bar2023-04-19T21:21:18+00:00
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