Upcoming SELC Events

Be part of the movement for more just and resilient economies!Find SELC's events below! We're always cooking up pay-it-forward legal advice, action-oriented workshops, and happy hours with engaging conversations on how to build just and resilient local economies. Don't miss out! Please, share with your friends or network when an event might benefit others!

You can view all SELC events below or in our public google calendar here (you can even sync SELC's google calendar to yours so you never miss out on building the legal roots of resilience)!

  • Monday, February 02, 2015 at 05:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Impact HUB Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Impact Hub Oakland

    Legal advice for just and resilient local economies. The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) 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.

    Impact HUB Oakland: Impact Hub Oakland is equal parts inspiring shared working space, entrepreneurial incubator and a membership-based community of socially engaged people, co-working and co-learning. Located in the heart of one of the coolest cities in the United States (move over Brooklyn), we cultivate, support and connect purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.SELC is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Oakland for hosting SELC and the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. Impact Hub Oakland is equal parts inspiring shared working space, entrepreneurial incubator, and a membership-based community of socially engaged people, co-working and co-learning. Impact HUB Oakland cultivates, supports, and connects purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.

    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, February 04, 2015 at 09:00 AM through February 05, 2015
    Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, NY

    Legal Tools for Worker Cooperatives and the Sharing Economy

     

        Legal professionals, accountants, and community development organizations are invited to a two-day workshop on legal structures and strategies for cooperative development and sustainable local economies. This workshop will have a special emphasis on worker cooperatives, freelancer-owned cooperatives, land trusts, and alternative capital structures.

         On the first day, attendees will learn about ownership and governance structures being used in the wake of the Great Recession to create a more inclusive economy, including land trusts and housing cooperatives, as well as new financing vehicles that leverage community capital. The second day will focus on worker cooperatives and freelancer-owned cooperatives, including entity structure, bylaws and operating agreements, ownership transitions to worker cooperatives, nonprofit incubation of worker cooperatives, employment law, tax structures and more.

    RSVP here!For lawyers, this course provides 1 Ethics Credit and 5.5 Professional Practice Credits on Day 1 and 7 Professional Practice credits on Day 2 in the State of New York. You may attend both full days or just one; partial-day attendance will not be eligible for CLE credit. The credits are transitional and non-transitional.

         Financial Aid may be available to participants who meet certain qualifications.  For more information, please email jrinehart@institute.usworker.coop.

     

    Presenters will include:

    • Janelle Orsi, Executive Director of Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) and author of Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy: Helping People Build Cooperatives, Social Enterprise, and Local Sustainable Economies  (ABA Books 2012). 
    • Ted De Barbieri, Assistant Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School
    • Camille Kerr, Director of Field Building at the Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI)
    • Ricardo Nunez, Cooperatives Program Director at SELC

    Event Details:

    • Date: Feb 4th and 5th, 2015
    • Time: 9am-5pm both days
    • Location: Brooklyn Law School, 205 State St.BrooklynNY 11201
    Click here to RSVP!
     
    This Workshop Presented By:
    Janelle Orsi, Executive Director of SELC
    Ted De Barbieri, Assistant Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School
    Camille Kerr, Director of Field Building at DAWI

    Ricardo Nunez, Cooperatives Program Director at SELC

     

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    This workshop is brought to you by the New York City Worker Cooperative Initiative, supported by the NYC City Council and the New York City Worker Cooperative Coalition.

    Copyright © 2015 Democracy at Work Institute, All rights reserved. 

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    Impact HUB Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

    HUB Berkeley Legal Cafe

    Welcome to the Legal Cafe!The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) 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.

    Impact_HUB_Berkeley_logo.jpg

    SELC is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Berkeley, a shared workspace and community of 1,000 entrepreneurs, creatives, community builders, funders, developers and more working to build a better world. Impact HUB Berkeley hosts our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to SELC! So think about becoming a member!

    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, February 11, 2015 at 07:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 4 rsvps
    Impact HUB, Berkeley

    More Than Fundraising - Benefits, Strategies, and Legal Aspects of Crowdfunding

    program-related-investment-pic.jpgCrowdfunding is often thought of simply as a means to raise operational funds (which it is). But an effective crowdfunding campaign has many more benefits. Join Elevate Law & Strategy for an overview of the benefits, strategies, and legal aspects of the various types of crowdfunding. The teach-in will cover the following topics:
    • Types of Crowdfunding. What are the various types of crowdfunding, and how do they differ? Can I raise money in exchange for equity? What is the status of the proposed rules by the SEC under the JOBS Act?
    • Benefits of Crowdfunding. What are the benefits of crowdfunding beyond simply raising money? 
    • Strategies for Crowdfunding. How do I successfully structure my crowdfunding campaigns? How much money should my organization try to raise?
    • Legal Aspects of Crowdfunding. What legal requirements should I be aware of when I crowdfund?

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    Elevate Law and Strategy, Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area based firm that was formed with the belief that business should be a powerful tool for social impact. Elevate assists social entrepreneurs by providing them with legal and strategic consulting services with respect to entity formation and incorporation, formulation and execution of a sustainable funding strategy, labor and employment issues, intellectual property protection, and outside general counsel services. 

    $5 Donation Requested

    NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS!

    If you would like to provide a donation at the door you can RSVP on our Facebook event page or email sara@theselc.org with your name and number of individuals in your party.

    Impact_HUB_Berkeley_logo.jpgSELC is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Berkeley, a shared workspace and community of 1,000 entrepreneurs, creatives, community builders, funders, developers and more working to build a better world. Impact HUB Berkeley hosts our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to SELC! So think about becoming a member!

    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, February 17, 2015 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Alchemy Legal Cafe

    Sharing economy attorneys doing community based lawyering! The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) 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.

    Alchemy! They're amazing.

    SELC is immensely grateful to Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned business, who host our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to SELC!

    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, March 02, 2015 at 05:00 PM
    Impact Hub Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Impact Hub Oakland

    Legal advice for just and resilient local economies. The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) 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.

    Impact HUB Oakland: Impact Hub Oakland is equal parts inspiring shared working space, entrepreneurial incubator and a membership-based community of socially engaged people, co-working and co-learning. Located in the heart of one of the coolest cities in the United States (move over Brooklyn), we cultivate, support and connect purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.SELC is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Oakland for hosting SELC and the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. Impact Hub Oakland is equal parts inspiring shared working space, entrepreneurial incubator, and a membership-based community of socially engaged people, co-working and co-learning. Impact HUB Oakland cultivates, supports, and connects purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.

    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, March 02, 2015 at 06:00 PM · 21 rsvps
    Impact Hub Oakland, Meridian Room

    Housing for All: From Homeless Encampments to Tiny House Ecovillages

    TinyVillage.pngLet's create environmentally sustainable, affordable housing for all. 

    The Opportunity in Tiny 

    Journalist Georgia Perry will give a colorful and inspiring report-back about how tiny home villages and homeless encampments can house individuals who are not served by shelter systems. Communities such as Opportunity Village and Dignity Village in Oregon are simultaneously housing the homeless and providing opportunities for innovative environmental and urban planning initiatives. Join the discussion!

     

    Georgia_Perry.pngAbout the facilitator

    Georgia Perry is an Oakland-based freelance journalist who has written for several regional and national publications including Vice, Portland Monthly Magazine, the Portland Mercury, and Good Times Santa Cruz (formerly Santa Cruz Weekly), where she spent two years as a staff writer. 

    Georgia formed an interest in tiny house communities and sanctuary camps for otherwise homeless individuals while visiting encampments along the west coast, namely Opportunity Village in Eugene, Oregon and Dignity Village in Portland, Oregon. By speaking to residents, policymakers, and planners, she has come to understand the benefits and barriers to creating these dynamic and powerful communities.

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    Impact HUB Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

    HUB Berkeley Legal Cafe

    Welcome to the Legal Cafe!The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) 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.

    Impact_HUB_Berkeley_logo.jpg

    SELC is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Berkeley, a shared workspace and community of 1,000 entrepreneurs, creatives, community builders, funders, developers and more working to build a better world. Impact HUB Berkeley hosts our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to SELC! So think about becoming a member!

    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, March 17, 2015 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Alchemy Legal Cafe

    Sharing economy attorneys doing community based lawyering! The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) 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.

    Alchemy! They're amazing.

    SELC is immensely grateful to Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned business, who host our Legal Cafes at NO CHARGE to SELC!

    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, March 31, 2015 at 05:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    House of Shields in San Francisco, CA

    Legal Professionals for a New Economy Happy Hour

    Abe, you, and the sharing economyAre you an attorney, law student, or legal worker wanting to build a new economy? Are you looking to meet legal professionals working in the sharing economy? Most importantly, do you want to relax over drinks and appetizers with a passionate, social justice minded community? Then come to our informal networking happy hour to share stories and learn of ways to build more just and resilient local economies.

    House of Shields

    Sharing economy attorneys, social justice legal professionals, and public interest law students are invited to attend! 

    Please join us for an evening of new introductions and old friends to swap stories of building resilient communities. 

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 31st, when we'll be congregating at House of Shields in San Francisco from 5:00 - 6:30pm to chat about how the legal profession can build a new economy!