Saturday, March 8, 2008

Big Name Legal Firms to Aid CA Homeschoolers

Good news for California homeschoolers: two prominent legal firms have agreed to assist the Homeschool Association of California and the California Homeschool Network pro bono. According to Debbie Schwarzer of HSC's legal team, the firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati will represent HSC and the firm of Baker & McKenzie will represent CHN:

"I am thrilled to announce that we have been offered help by two of the best law firms in the state (and country). The firms will be helping us on a pro bono basis. That means they will donate (very expensive) attorney time to help us figure out the best strategies for dealing with the court issues, and they will help us prepare and file the letters and briefs that we need....

[HSC and CHN] both think that help from professionals in dealing with the Supreme Court will be invaluable. The firms will consult with each other to make sure they are not duplicating efforts, but that they also aren't leaving any important arguments out. They will also try to coordinate their efforts with the other groups with which HSC and CHN have been working, HSLDA, CHEA and Family Protection Ministries."

Let's hope the "big guns" at these two firms will be able to put together a winning argument for "depublication" of the Second Appellate Court ruling or some other legal solution to the dilemma posed by the Long case!

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