Aiko Yamakawa counsels charter school clients regarding all aspects of their operation, including incorporation, board training, charter petitions, renewals and revocations, facilities and student privacy issues. Aiko also advises water and wastewater entities, health care entities and self-insurance joint powers authorities on a variety of issues including public contracting, open meeting laws, public records, conflicts of interests, public finance, insurance coverage and litigation matters.
Prior to joining Procopio, Aiko practiced in the area of public agencies, charter schools and environmental regulation as an associate at Foley & Lardner LLP. She served as a law clerk for the Hon. Ralph Dau and the Hon. Ernest Hiroshige of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, as well as for the US Attorney for the Southern District of California, Civil Division.
•State Bar of California’s Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, February 2008.
•Co-presenter. Home Offices, CMOs and resource sharing across schools: Workshop, 25th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, San Diego, CA, March 28, 2018.
•Co-presenter. Navigating the Rough Waters of Charter Renewals, Appeals, and Revocations, 25th Annual California Charter Schools (CCSA) Conference, San Diego, CA, March 27, 2018.
•Co-presenter. Navigating the Rough Waters of Charter Renewals, Appeals and Revocations, The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 22, 2017.
•“Charter School Facility Bonds: The Virtual Lab,” 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 14-17, 2016.
•“Unique Issues and Pitfalls for Independent Study Schools,” 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 14-17, 2016.
•“Tax Exempt Bonds: Are You Ready? What's the Plan? Can You Live With It?” 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, Sacramento, CA, March 17, 2015.
•“Preparing for a Successful Renewal and Avoiding Revocation,” 21st Annual Charter School Conference, San Jose, CA, March 4-6, 2014.
•“The Best Board Meeting Ever: Demonstrating Best Practices,” 21st Annual Charter School Conference, San Jose, CA, March 4-6, 2014.
•“LCFF and New Standards for Charter Renewals and Revocations,” Procopio Northern California Charter Schools Workshop, Menlo Park, CA, October 17, 2013.
•“Free Legal Clinic on Charter School and Nonprofit Governance,” 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference, San Diego, CA, March 11-14, 2013.
•“Procopio’s Silicon Valley office adds to its ranks,” Daily Journal, August 16, 2013
•Oakley, Doug. “Oakland: American Indian Schools can remain open for now,” Oakland Tribune, July 9, 2013
•Frisch, Randy. “The Business of Law,” San Diego Business Journal, July 1, 2013
•“Soundbite,” Law Exchange International, June 14, 2013
•Bayside Community Center - Board
•Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego
•San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
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