Conferences

YM&C participates in a number of school-related conferences throughout the calendar year which offer a great opportunity to meet, mingle and provide advice for our fellow education movement advocates.

Connect with YM&C at these school conferences!

CHARTER SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT CENTER 2022 Leadership Update Conference

November 14 & 15, 2022
SAFE Community Credit Union Convention Center
Sacramento, California
conference website

PRESENTIONS:

MONDAY (Nov. 14)

Plan Ahead for Charter Renewal: The Basics
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.| Presenters: Janelle Ruley, Esq., Partner, Young, Minney & Corr, LLP | Susanne Coie, Data and Accountability Specialist, Charter Schools Development Center

To Williams, or Not To Williams, That Is the Question…
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.| Presenters: Jerry Simmons, Esq., Partner & Jason Rudolph, Esq., Associate

Lessons from the Frontline: Charter Appeals to the State Board of Education in the AB 1505 Era
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.| Presenters: Janelle Ruley, Esq., Partner, Young, Minney & Corr, LLP | Markus Mullarkey, President, Caliber Public Schools | Terence Johnson, CEO, Caliber Public Schools

TUESDAY (Nov.15)

How You or Someone You Know Can Run for School Board
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Presenters: Joanne Ahola, Senior Director of Operations, California Montessori Project; Sabrina Bow, Executive Director, Encore Jr./Sr. High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; Jason Sample, Deputy Superintendent, Gateway Community Charter Schools; Jerry Simmons, Esq., Partner, Young, Minney & Corr, LLP

VENDOR BOOTH
Meet and greet with YM&C attorneys at our booth! Come pick up some goodies and get to know us a little better.
Booth: 428
We can’t wait to see you all in person!

2023 CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

March 13-16, 2022
SAFE Community Credit Union Convention Center
Sacramento, California

Past Conferences

APLUS+ Network Conference 2022

October 19-21, 2022
Bahia Resort Hotel
Mission Bay San Diego, California

PRESENTATIONS

WEDNESDAY (Oct. 19)

Independent Study Compliance – Refresher & Updates
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Mission C) | Presenters: Lisa Corr, Partner

Transitioning Special Education Students into Independent Study
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Mission C) | Presenters: Lisa Corr, Partner & Mariam Babayan, Senior Counsel

THURSDAY (Oct. 20)

To Williams, or Not To Williams, That Is the Question…
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. (Park D) | Presenters: Janelle Ruley, Partner & Jason Rudolph, Associate

Are Your Student Policies & Notices Up to Date?
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Park D) | Presenter: Mariam Babayan, Senior Counsel

Preparing for Charter Renewal
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. (Park D) | Presenter: Janelle Ruley, Partner

Public Records Act
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. (Park D) | Presenter: Jerry Simmons, Partner

VENDOR BOOTH
Meet and greet with YM&C attorneys at our booth! Come pick up some goodies and get to know us a little better.
Booth: F8 Foyer
We can’t wait to see you all in person!

2022 CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

 

March 14-17, 2022
Long Beach Convention Center

Young, Minney & Corr, LLP (YM&C) is proud to be a Major Sponsor of this year’s CCSA conference. For 30 years, YM&C has been champions of outstanding choices in public education for all children. The YM&C team is excited to connect in person at our exhibit booth and presentations.

EXHIBIT BOOTH
Meet and greet with YM&C attorneys at our
exhibit booth #1511!

PRESENTATIONS

Monday

Avoiding Wage and Hour Claims at All Costs
March 14, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Presenters: Chastin Pierman, Esq.; Anthony Serrao, Esq.

Comprehensive Brown Act Training for Boards & Staff
March 14, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Presenters: James Young, Esq.; Jerry Simmons, Esq.

COVID -19 Compensatory Education Student Claims
March 14, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Presenters: Lisa Corr, Esq.; Kendra Tovey, Esq.

Tuesday

Independent Study 101
March 15, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Presenters: Lisa Corr, Esq.; Janelle Ruley, Esq.

Making Proposition 39 Work For You
March 15, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Presenters: Sarah Kollman, Esq.; Phillipa Altmann (CCSA)

Complying with California Conflict of Interest Laws
March 15, 1:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Presenters: Jerry Simmons, Esq.; Lee Rosenberg, Esq.

Unions & Charter Schools
March 15, 1:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Presenter: James Young, Esq.

Wednesday

Avoiding the Top 10 Legal Mistakes Made by Charter Schools
March 16, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Presenters: Paul Minney, Esq.; James Young, Esq.; Lisa Corr, Esq.

Risk Management in the Era of COVID-19
March 16, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Presenters: Sarah Kollman, Esq.

Can’t We All Just Get Along?  Strong Authorizer Relationships After AB 1505
March 16, 3:10 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Presenters: Paul Minney, Esq.; Janelle Ruley, Esq.; Marlo Hartsuyker; Alton Nelson

Student Discipline in the Virtual & Real World
March 16, 3:10 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Presenter: Drew Rymer, Esq.

Avoiding Personnel Landmines: Tips for Navigating Complex Personnel Issues
March 16, 3:10 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Presenters: James Young, Esq.; Chastin Pierman, Esq.

Thursday

Begin with the End in Mind: Key Steps to Take Now to Win Charter Renewal
March 17, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Presenters: Janelle Ruley, Esq.; Lee Rosenberg, Esq.

What Can I Expect of Our Audit This Year?
March 17, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Presenters: Sarah Kollman (YM&C), Brian Badillo (ExED), Tiffany Caster (ExED), Derrick DeBruyne (CLA), Scott Gustafsson (Eide Bailly)

Serving Homeless, Foster, and Highly Mobile Youth
March 17, 9:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Presenter: Rebecca Diddams, Esq.

We can’t wait to see you all in person!

YM&C Presenters at CCSA

 

CHARTER SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT CENTER 2021 Leadership Update Conference

YM&C is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for this year’s CSDC Conference in San Diego. We welcome the opportunity to meet and mingle with you at our exhibit table #75 and hosted presentations.

December 6-7, 2021
Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Marketplace, San Diego, CA 92101

PRESENTATIONS

Managing Liability Exposure and Minimizing Litigation Risks
December 6 | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM | Harbor Ballroom C
When a charter school gets sued, it can be forced to spend precious resources to defend itself in court. From labor and employment claims to student injuries on field trips, charter schools regularly face a wide variety of liability risks without all the immunity protections afforded traditional district schools. Enacting policies and procedures can help to minimize the risks and aid in a defense, should a lawsuit be filed against your school. And while many school leaders assume the school’s insurance will cover all the costs, varying insurance provisions and exclusions often leave the school holding the bag. This presentation provides an overview of the most common lawsuits charter schools face and how to minimize exposure to the school. We will also cover best practices when using waivers of liability, including those related to COVID-19.
Presenters:
Wendy Walker, Esq., Senior Counsel, YM&C
Karen Bianchini, ARM, Managing Director, Risk Management, CharterSAFE

School Site Expansion: Choosing New Locations and Facilities
December 7 | 1:15 – 2:30 PM | Harbor Ballroom D
While many charter schools rely on Prop. 39 for their facilities, charter schools are also leasing, purchasing, improving, and constructing their own facilities. This session will provide an overview of the different ways that charter schools have creatively acquired private facilities to meet the needs of their unique programs. Understanding all the requirements (zoning, building code compliance, CEQA) for facilities is critical, to avoid being stuck in a lease or facilities use agreement that is unaffordable or that contains harsh or unfair terms. This session will provide an overview of the many different issues that charter schools must think about in identifying and improving facilities for their use, as well as strategies for negotiating the best terms for leases and facilities use agreements.
Presenter:
Sarah Kollman Esq., Partner, YM&C

VENDOR BOOTH
Meet and greet with YM&C attorneys at our exhibit table #75!

ENTER IN A RAFFLE for YM&C Exclusive Staff Swag, pick up goodies, and say hello to YM&C team members!

We can’t wait to see you all in person!

APLUS+ Network Conference 2021

APLUS+ Conference

Sheraton Park Hotel AnaheimOctober 20-22, 2021
Sheraton Park Anaheim Resort Hotel
Anaheim, California

PRESENTATIONS

WEDNESDAY (Oct. 20)

Legal Updates: Finding Solid Ground on the Ever-Changing Legal Landscape
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Park D) | Presenters: Lisa Corr, Partner, and Janelle Ruley, Partner

THURSDAY (Oct. 21)

Protecting the Nonclassroom-based Charter School Sector Against Crippling Attacks
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. (Park D) | Presenter: Jerry Simmons, Partner

Legally Compliant Student Expulsions and Involuntary Removals
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Park D) | Presenter: Drew Rymer, Senior Counsel

Preparing for Audit of Your Independent Study Program
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. (Park D) | Presenter: Lisa Corr, Partner

FRIDAY (Oct. 22)

Serving Special Education Students During the Continuation of the Pandemic
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. (Garden A) | Presenter: Lisa Corr, Partner

Implementing Masks and Vaccination Requirements, and Other COVID-19 Safety Protocols
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. (Park D) | Presenters: Sarah Kollman, Partner, and Anthony Serrao, Senior Counsel

How Recent Lawsuits and Administrative Decisions Will Change the Way You Do Business
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. (Park D) | Presenter: Jerry Simmons, Partner

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VENDOR BOOTH
Meet and greet with YM&C attorneys at our booth! Come pick up some goodies and get to know us a little better.
Booth: Foyer #F7.
We can’t wait to see you all in person!

2021 CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

2021 CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

March 15-19, 2021

Young, Minney & Corr, LLP (YM&C) is proud to be a Premier Sponsor of this year’s CCSA virtual conference. For over 25 years, YM&C has been champions of outstanding choices in public education for all children. The YM&C team is excited to connect with you at our breakout sessions and exhibit booth.

YM&C Virtual Exhibit Booth:
• Location: Exhibit Hall Landing Page TBA

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YM&C Presentation Schedule:
• Location: Consult Program Schedule for Virtual Rooms

Presentation Schedule

 

YM&C Presenters:

YMC Presenters

2020 CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

2020 CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

March 17-19, 2020
The CCSA conference has been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

2019 CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

It was great to see so many YM&C clients at this year’s CCSA annual conference in Sacramento. Thank you for connecting with us at our exhibit booth, presentations, and networking reception! In case you did not receive one of the YM&C presentation handouts, they can be downloaded from the online conference program.

2019 CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

March 11-14, 2019
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, CA

Young, Minney & Corr, LLP (YM&C) is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s CCSA conference. For over 25 years, YM&C has been champions of outstanding choices in public education for all children. The YM&C team is excited to connect with you at our breakout sessions, exhibit booth, and reception.

YM&C Vendor Booth:
• Location: Sponsor Circle – #1011 Sacramento Convention Center
• When: March 12-13, 2019
• Details: Connect with the YM&C team and enter the drawing for an Apple iPad Pro! YM&C pens, reference materials and treats will also be available.

YM&C Presentations:
• Location: Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
• When: March 11-14, 2019
• Details: YM&C provides essential legal information for you to successfully operate your school.

YM&C Reception:
• Location: Grand Nave Ballroom Magnolia/Camellia
• When: March 12, 2019
• Details: Mix and mingle with the YM&C team and your colleagues, while enjoying appetizers, drinks, and entertaining.

CHARTER SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT CENTER 2019 Leadership Update Conference

December 8-9, 2019
Anaheim Marriott

Presentation Schedule

2018 CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF CHARTER SCHOOLS!

The YM&C Team had a wonderful time at this year’s CCSA Conference in San Diego. Thank you to all who stopped by our booth, attended our presentations, and joined us at our reception to celebrate 25 years of charter school representation. It was a conference to remember!

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2018 CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

March 26-28, 2018
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA 92101

Young, Minney & Corr, LLP is proud to celebrate 25 years of charter school representation at this year’s annual CCSA Conference. We are excited to be a Gold Sponsor and welcome the opportunity to meet and mingle with you during the following events:

YM&C Vendor Booth:
• Location: Booth #1511 – San Diego Convention Center
• When: March 27-28th
• Details: Visit our booth to chat with our YM&C attorneys and to drop off your raffle entry. We will have treats waiting for you to pick up!

YM&C Presentations:
• Location: Meeting Rooms – San Diego Convention Center
• When: March 26-28th
• Details: YM&C’s daily presentations will provide you with critical legal information that will affect your charter school.  Click here for a detailed schedule of presentation times and locations.

YM&C Reception:
• Location: Hard Rock Hotel – Woodstock Tent – 207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
• When: March 27th 6:30 to 8:30 PM
• Details: Celebrate 25 years of charter schools with the YM&C team! Join us for appetizers and refreshments at the famous Hard Rock Hotel, directly across the street from the convention center.

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CHARTER SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT CENTER 2018 Leadership Update Conference

December 10-11, 2018
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Presentation Schedule

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