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 engaging conversations on how to build just and resilient economies in your community. Don't miss out!

View all SELC events below or in google calendar here.

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 01:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 31 rsvps
    East Side Arts Alliance in Oakland, CA

    Think Outside the Boss

    Equity_Liberation_TOTB3.jpgThe goal of Think Outside the Boss is to help community members start and maintain worker-owned businesses, and to understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment and community wealth-building. It is hosted by both the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), and the Green Collar Communities of the East Bay Community Law Center.

    Think Outside the Boss: How to Create a Worker Owned Business

    Attorneys, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, fundraising, and more -- including resources and information on:

      • what worker-owned businesses are and the advantage of forming one,
      • how to run your business democratically,
      • how to spread ownership and control across a group of people,
      • the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative,
      • how to raise money from your collective, your community, and even the bank,
      • laws about how to treat your workersThink Outside the Boss Manual!

     

    FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE END OF THE TRAINING.

    TENTATIVE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    Every paying participant of Think Outside the Boss receives a copy of the Think Outside the Boss Manual!

    1:00PM - Doors open
    1:15 - 3:00PM -  Think Outside the Boss Training
    3:00 - 3:15PM - Food and beverages served
    3:15 - 4:45PM - Breakout sessions on specialized topics with attorneys, cooperative accountants, business planning specialists, and discussions led by cooperative worker-members
    5:00PM - Workshop ends and we cooperativize the economy! 

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    NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.

    If you'd like to contribute your donation at the door, please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431016133805879/

    LIMITED REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 06:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA

    Legal Apprenticeships for a New Economy

    golden_gate_university_logo.jpgBay Area lawyers, legal workers, and prospective lawyers are warmly invited to this workshop and discussion about the benefits of and best practices for becoming a lawyer without going to law school! 

    In California, apprenticing in a law office is a recognized pathway to becoming a lawyer without going to law school. Communities everywhere could benefit greatly from a growing number of lawyers who are trained "on the ground" and not burdened by the high costs of law school. Increasingly, lawyers are looking to grow the legal apprenticeship movement as a way to diversify the legal profession, empower legal workers, and grow access to legal services.

    At the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), all non-lawyer staff members are en route to becoming lawyers via apprenticeships, and we are documenting this process on our blog at LikeLincoln.org

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     During this discussion, apprentice Ricardo Nuñez and supervising attorney Janelle Orsi will share experiences and answer questions about the process.
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    For more information about apprenticeships:

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 05:30 PM · 7 rsvps
    Comal in Berkeley, CA

    Members Celebration Happy Hour

    Thank you for becoming a member of the SELC Community!

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    We're inviting all SELC Community Members and Sustainers to join us in celebrating YOU - our FOUNDING MEMBERS!

    Please join in our celebration of resilient communities alongside other sharing economy attorneys, legal professionals, law students, social justice advocates, and change makers at our first members only happy hour!

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 24th, 5:30 - 7:00pm for an informal members only happy hour at Comal in Berkeley (near the corner of University and Shattuck, a short walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART station). 

    *We'll be in the back near the fire. Look for the African table cloths.* 

    Endless fresh tortilla chips with three salsas and papas fritas infused with coriander-lime salt and chipotle aioli on SELC.

    SELC Community Members get their first drink on SELC! 

  • Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 04:30 PM

    Legal Cafe at LOL Makerspace

    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 Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting. For more information about the Legal Cafe, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

    Janelle and Itak dishing out the legal advice and information at Liberating Ourselves Locally Makerspace in the San Antonio community, Oakland

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 06:00 PM

    Legal Cafe at Impact HUB Berkeley

    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 Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting. For more information about the Legal Cafe, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

    Impact HUB Berkeley is a proud sponsor and host of the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe provided by the Sustainable Economies Law Center.

    Be the change you want to see in the world.

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Legal Cafe at Alchemy Collective 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 Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting. For more information about the Legal Cafe, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

     Alchemy Collective is a proud sponsor and host of the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe provided by the Sustainable Economies Law Center.

  • Wednesday, June 04, 2014 at 04:30 PM

    Legal Cafe at LOL Makerspace

    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 Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting. For more information about the Legal Cafe, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

    Janelle and Itak dishing out the legal advice and information at Liberating Ourselves Locally Makerspace in the San Antonio community, Oakland

  • Wednesday, July 02, 2014 at 04:30 PM

    Legal Cafe at LOL Makerspace

    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 Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting. For more information about the Legal Cafe, please visit www.theselc.org/cafe.

    Janelle and Itak dishing out the legal advice and information at Liberating Ourselves Locally Makerspace in the San Antonio community, Oakland