Champions of Outstanding Choices in Public Education for All Children

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.

Stay Informed of Matters that Impact Charter Schools

Fund All Kids Now


When California Lawmakers approved the 2020-21 fiscal year budget, they defunded the educations of tens of thousands of California’s schoolchildren. 
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FAQs Updates Resources

Charter Resources

YM&C is dedicated to our client’s success and provides valuable resources beyond our direct legal representation and assistance. View free resources »

Legal Alerts

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

Opportunities to Learn & Meet the Team

YM&C Webinars

We continue to help build a framework of knowledge within the charter community by hosting a series of informative webinars that are easy to attend online.
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YM&C hosts informative trainings online and available to book for your school. We focus on an array of topics including charter development, board governance, and more. Book a training »

Annual Conferences

YM&C participates and sponsors a number of charter conferences each year. These events are great opportunities to meet our friendly team and attend hosted presentations.
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We’re here when you need us.

Our team of more than 30 charter law attorneys are available 24/7 to respond to emergency needs and answer any questions you have. 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.

Champions of Outstanding Choices in Public Education for All Children