YM&C is the leader in school representation.
YM&C has made a profound impact in education law since 1992.
YM&C Founders Jim Young and Paul Minney began working in education law since 1992.
Paul Minney drafted California’s fifth charter petition which is still open to this day.
EDUCATION LAW COMMUNITY BUILDING
YM&C helped found a national network of education law attorneys.
YM&C is the only law firm in the country that focuses exclusively on education law.
IMPACTING LAW AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL
YM&C has successfully argued before the California Supreme Court, appellate courts, and trial courts to protect the right of access to education in California.
YM&C argued and won its first case challenging the establishment of a public school.
YM&C argued and won the first case challenging the applicability of the Educational Employment Relations Act to public schools, establishing that charter schools were not subject to collective bargaining until 1998 when the law was changed.
WE CARE ABOUT THE CAUSE
YM&C attorneys have been instrumental in crafting and shaping legislation and regulations that protect the rights of schools in California, not because it’s our job, but because we believe in and care about access to high-quality educational options.
1993 – 2021
YM&C grows from 60 clients to over 600 school clients.
YM&C’s work now extends past California to Washington, Oregon, New York, and Arizona.
EXPERTS IN COURT
YM&C attorneys argue before state and federal agencies and every level of California courts, including the California Supreme Court, the federal district courts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
1993 – 2015
YM&C started with one office in Sacramento and now has offices throughout the state of California in Walnut Creek, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
1996 – 2021
YM&C has been a primary sponsor and presenter at the Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC) and California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) conferences for 25 years and regularly gives presentations on every facet of charter school law for a variety of charter school conferences and events.
YM&C partner Paul Minney was formerly on the education law advisory team for the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
YM&C has litigated almost every seminal appellate court decision improving equal access to school choice.