Champions of the Charter Movement

Representing charter schools since the passage of California’s Charter Schools Act of 1992

Experience. Knowledge. Representation.

Offering the highest quality legal services.

Charter Schools Trust YM&C

We are the most respected firm in the charter community, serving close to 600 charter schools throughout California.


YM&C is proud to be California’s most experienced, knowledgeable, and respected firm working in the unique area of charter school law. As a leader in charter school representation since the passage of California’s Charter Schools Act of 1992, we represent more than half of the charter schools in the state, offering expertise in every facet of charter school creation, expansion, and operation. Learn More »

Our Team

Our team of more than 30 charter law attorneys are available 24/7 to respond to emergency needs while exceeding client expectations for outstanding work product.
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YM&C is dedicated to our clients’ success — which includes providing you with valuable resources above and beyond our direct legal representation and technical assistance.
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We help build a framework of knowledge within the charter school community by hosting workshops and participating in statewide conferences each year.
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Annual Conferences

YM&C participates and sponsors a number of charter related conferences throughout the calendar year. Learn about upcoming conferences »

Workshops & Trainings

YM&C hosts informative workshops throughout the year focusing on various aspects of charter school development and law. Find a workshop near you »

Legal Alerts

Our team monitors the Legislature, court decisions, and administrative agencies and issue Legal Alerts on matters that impact your charter school. Read Alerts »

You have questions. We have answers.

YM&C attorneys have the expertise to answer any questions you have and are devoted to providing those answers in a timely and efficient manner. To best serve our clients, we have extended office hours from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday to provide our legal expertise. Speak to an attorney by calling 916.646.1400.

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