May 16, 2019 Business & Facilities

The Census is Coming: Preparing Your Agency for 2020

April 1, 2020, is national Census Day and will kick off a year-long process of counting every resident in the United States.  In California, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission (the “Commission”), a non-partisan commission comprised of democratic, republican and independent (decline-to-state or no party preference) voters, is responsible for re-drawing California State Assembly and Senate, U.S. Congressional, and State Board of Equalization districts to reflect new population and shifting population data.

May 14, 2019 Blog Posts
The Census is Coming: Preparing Your Agency for 2020

The Census is Coming: Preparing Your Agency for 2020

May 1, 2019 Education Matters

California State University Settles Discrimination Lawsuits with Jewish Students

In March 2016, the Jewish student group Hillel at San Francisco State University arranged for the mayor of Jerusalem to speak at an event on the University’s campus. Hillel gave University administrators nine days’ notice prior to the event and recommended the University create a plan to address protestors at the event. A student secured permits and a room for the event.  The University assigned the event to a room in a building in the heart of campus.

May 1, 2019 Education Matters

Consortium Call of the Month

Members of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s consortiums are able to speak directly to an LCW attorney as part of the consortium service to answer direct questions not requiring in-depth research, document review, written opinions, or ongoing legal matters. Consortium calls run the full gamut of topics, from leaves of absence to employment applications, student concerns to disability accommodations, construction and facilities issues and more. Each month, we will feature a Consortium Call of the Month in our newsletter, describing an interesting call and how the issue was resolved. All identifiable details will be changed or omitted.

May 1, 2019 Education Matters

LCW Leads County to Victory in POBR Case

In a case handled by LCW Partner Jesse Maddox, the California Court of Appeal dismissed a case a district attorney’s investigator brought against a county for violation of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (“POBR”).

May 1, 2019 Education Matters

County Violated MMBA by Removing Leadership Duties from Hospital Division Chief

Jeffrey Reese began working for the County of Santa Clara as a urologist in 1990. In 1996, Reese began serving as the division chief of urology in the surgery department at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a County hospital. Reese reported to Gregg Adams, the chair of the surgery department.