Upcoming SELC Events

Be part of the movement for more just and resilient economies!Find Sustainable Economies Law Center'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 the Law Center's events below or in our public google calendar here (you can even sync our google calendar to yours so you never miss out on building the legal roots of resilience)!

  • Monday, March 06, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Impact Hub Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Impact Hub Oakland

    IMG_1467.jpgThe 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.

    SELC is immensely grateful to Impact HUB Oakland for hosting 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 06, 2017 at 06:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    Impact HUB Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Teach-in: Nonprofit Hybrid Structures

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    A presentation and discussion on the various forms of nonprofit hybrid structures for mission-oriented organizations, including for-profit subsidiaries of nonprofits, corporate foundations, and affiliated nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

    The presenters will review choice of entity considerations, as well as the tax, corporate, and regulatory implications of different hybrid structures. 


    About the Presenters

    Cameron HollandCameron Holland specializes in tax, corporate, and regulatory law as applicable to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. She regularly represents public charities, schools, churches, private foundations, business leagues, and social welfare organizations on a variety of issues, including formation, governance, tax compliance, contracts, employment, international activities, and corporate changes. The Law Office of Cameron Holland offers comprehensive legal services for small to medium-sized nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations at every stage of development.

    Hash ZahedHash Zahed is a founding attorney at SPZ Legal, an Oakland, CA business law firm providing general counsel services to entrepreneurs who want to use business as a force for good. He advises startups and non-profits on everything from incorporation and trademarks to financings and commercial contracts. Hash went to UC Berkeley for both undergraduate and law school. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, being active, and rooting for his SF Giants, Forty-Niners, Warriors, and Golden Bears. Learn more about Hash and his practice at www.spzlegal.com.

    $5-15 Donation Requested

    If you are unable to give financially or would like to donate in person at the event, please RSVP to eunice@theselc.org! No one turned away for lack of funds!

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Operation HOPE Oakland in Oakland, CA

    Legal Cafe at Operation HOPE

    Operation HOPEThe 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 Cafe will be co-sponsored and held at Operation HOPE Oakland, a nonprofit that provides complimentary financial literacy education and empowerment programs and services to youth and adults in the Oakland area. 

    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 21, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Alchemy Legal Cafe

    Alchemy_Legal_Cafe_Jill_Allison_-1.jpgThe 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.

    Alchemy! They're amazing.

    SELC is immensely grateful to Alchemy Collective Cafe, a worker-owned business, for hosting 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.

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 05:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    Impact HUB Oakland in Oakland, CA

    How to Start a Nonprofit in California: A Legal Workshop

       
       

    This legal training will provide step-by-step instructions to incorporate a nonprofit in California and seek exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In particular, it will review:

    • Basic legal rules governing California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations

    • Drafting Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

    • Holding the first Board Meeting

    • Funding the nonprofit

    • Filing for tax exemption with the Internal Revenue Service

    • Additional required filings with state agencies

    Template documents will be provided!


    This workshop is for:

    • people who want to start a nonprofit

    • people in the middle of the process of incorporating their nonprofit

    • people who have completed the process of forming a nonprofit and want to continue to work on their nonprofit formation documents, and review future legal requirements

    The workshop is capped to 8 nonprofit signups (individual or groups up to 3 people) so all participants can receive hands-on support. 


    About the Presenter

    cameron-150x150.jpgCameron Holland specializes in tax, corporate, and regulatory law as applicable to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. She regularly represents public charities, schools, churches, private foundations, business leagues, and social welfare organizations on a variety of issues, including formation, governance, tax compliance, contracts, employment, international activities, and corporate changes. The Law Office of Cameron Holland offers comprehensive legal services for small to medium-sized nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations at every stage of development.

    $20 Registration Fee covers one Nonprofit Entity (Individual or Group)

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