Legal Cafe Dates & Locations

Legal_Cafe_Logo2.pngPlease find all the dates and locations of the Law Center's Resilient Communities Legal Cafes and Teach-ins below. You can also view all of our events, including workshops, trainings, Happy Hours, and more on SELC's events page by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you at a future Law Center event where we provide not only resources but create the community relationships that will build the new economy!

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    ASIAN Inc. in San Francisco, CA

    Free Legal Help for Small Business Owners

    Are you a small business owner? Do you have an idea for creating a social enterprise, a cooperative, or a nonprofit? If so, we invite you to stop by our legal clinic to get free advice from attorneys on questions like: 

    • Legal formation: What permits and regulations do I need to know about?
    • Legal entity choice: Should my business be an LLC, S-corp, cooperative, or something else? What is a cooperative? 
    • Employment law: What do I need to do before I hire someone?
    • Securities law: What are the legal ways to raise money for my business?
    • Contracts review: Can someone explain a contract to me?
    • Liability issues: What can I do to limit my business’ liabilities?
    • Commercial lease: What are my responsibilities under a lease?
    • Intellectual property: Do I need a patent, copyright, or trademark?

    We will begin with a presentation on "Business Law Basics," which will outline business entity choices, introduce participants to worker cooperatives, and review employment law requirements. The presentation will be followed by one-on-one advice sessions with volunteer attorneys.

    For attorneys who are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Charlotte Tsui at charlotte@theselc.org.

    This event is co-hosted by: Asian American Bar Association of the Bay Area, ASIAN Inc., Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sustainable Economies Law Center's Resilient Communities Legal Cafe, and the San Francisco Small Business Development Center. 

    UPDATE 9/19/2018:

    Registration is now closed. Please email Charlotte Tsui, charlotte@theselc.org, to be added to the waitlist.

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    About the Sustainable Economies Law Center's Legal Cafe Program:

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    The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe program offers first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinics, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting. We provide direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. For more information about Sustainable Economies Law Center's Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe. 

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe at the Law Center

     

     

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    This Legal Cafe is hosted at our office. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Please RSVP below. 

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Teach-in: The Impact of Domestic Violence Laws on Your Small Business

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we're excited to partner with the Alipato Project to host a teach-in on the unique employment needs of domestic violence survivors. California has adopted several domestic violence laws to protect survivors and some of those laws may affect your small business, nonprofit organization, or social enterprise. Learn about them at our teach-in!

    About the PresentersThe Alipato Project is a nonprofit teaching organization dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence laws. 

    This teach-in is a part of the Law Center's Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Interested in legal advice only? Please RSVP here

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Legal Cafe at Alchemy

     

     

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    This Legal Cafe is hosted by Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned cooperative business that serves delicious coffee and pastries! And, they host our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to the Law Center! Thanks, Alchemy!!!

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Please RSVP below. 

     

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Teach-in: Rebuilding a Farm Commons

    Activists, urban farmers, and anybody who eats! Join us for a teach-in at Alchemy Collective Cafe. 

    What does a community-controlled food & farm economy look like? Join us for a facilitated discussion on strategies and examples of community control and community investment that are bringing back the notion of a "Food & Farm Commons."

    The Law Center's Food & Farm Attorney, Neil Thapar, will present on the limitations of our current food & farm system, describe examples of community-controlled food and farm projects, and facilitate a Q & A session.

    Presenter: Neil leads Sustainable Economies Law Center’s Food and Farm Program. He is passionate about building collective power within communities of color to recreate a healthy, just, and resilient food system. | Contact: neil@theselc.org.

     

    This teach-in is a part of the Law Center's Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    This Legal Cafe is hosted by Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned cooperative business that serves delicious coffee and pastries! And, they host our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to the Law Center! Thanks, Alchemy!!!

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. 

    Interested in legal advice only? Please RSVP here

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe at the Law Center

     

     

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    This Legal Cafe is hosted at our office. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Please RSVP below. 

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    Teach-in: Worker Classification After Dynamex Decision

    In the recent landmark decision of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, the California Supreme Court unanimously announced a new test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. Learn all about it at our Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. 

    About the PresentersThe New Business Practicum is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transactional law clinical program, in which JD and MBA students have assisted start-up entrepreneurs since 2007. The Practicum provides free legal help for start-ups and real experience for JD students looking to practice transactional law.

    This teach-in is a part of the Law Center's Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Interested in legal advice only? Please RSVP here

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    San Francisco Women Against Rape in San Francisco, CA

    Legal Cafe at SFWAR

     

     

    To honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are hosting this Legal Cafe at San Francisco Women Against Rape's office in the Women's Building. 

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    Survivors of domestic violence who hope to start small businesses, worker owned cooperatives, or social enterprise are encouraged to attend this Legal Cafe. Please RSVP below. 

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Legal Cafe at Alchemy

     

     

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    This Legal Cafe is hosted by Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned cooperative business that serves delicious coffee and pastries! And, they host our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to the Law Center! Thanks, Alchemy!!!

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Please RSVP below. 

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    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

  • Monday, November 19, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe at APEN

     

     

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    This Legal Cafe is hosted by APEN's Richmond Office. APEN is an environmental justice organization that focuses on Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Please RSVP below. 

    For more information about the Legal Cafe, including the areas of law we specialize in, our upcoming teach-ins, and more, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

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