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)!

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 05:00 PM · $20.00 USD · 8 rsvps
    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)

  • Monday, April 03, 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, April 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Forage Kitchen in Oakland, CA

    Forage Kitchen Legal Cafe

    Forage Kitchen Cafe

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center is partnering with Forage Kitchen to host a pop-up cafe that focuses on food enterprises

    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.

    Forage Kitchen is a shared kitchen and co-working space in Oakland for food entrepreneurs. Their mission is to expand the local food economy by supporting its producers. 

    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.

    There will be a short teach-in on Operating a Food Business Legally happening simultaneously with the Legal Cafe. If you'd like to attend both, you can RSVP for the teach-in here, and receive individual legal advice after the teach-in has concluded. 

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM · $15.00 USD
    Forage Kitchen in Oakland, CA

    Teach In: Operating a Food Business Legally

    Forage Kitchen   
       

    Are you starting or do you own a food business in the Bay Area? Are you looking to expand your business but don't know how? Want to make sure your business is operating legally?

    We're partnering with Forage Kitchen to bring you a workshop on the legal requirements for operating a food business in the Bay Area! 

    The teach-in provides small food business operator with a simple overview of laws that regulate food businesses, focusing on health and safety regulations, licensing and permitting.

    There will be individual legal advice sessions available through our Resilient Communities Legal Cafe after the teach-in. Please RSVP for individual legal advice sessions here. 


    About the Presenters

    Christina OatfieldChristina Oatfield is the Policy Director at the Sustainable Economies Law Center, which provides legal research, education, advice, and advocacy to promote more localized and just economies. Christina develops policy proposals and advocates for laws such as the California Homemade Food Act and laws that legalize urban agriculture. She is also pursuing an attorney license as part of the Law Office Study Program of the State Bar of California, which is an alternative to law school for aspiring attorneys seeking experiential learning and expertise in topics not often taught in accredited law schools.

    Neil ThaparNeil Thapar is the Food and Farm Attorney at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. He is passionate about building collective power to recreate a healthy, just, and resilient food system. Aside from his roles at Law Center, Neil is a member of the Oakland Food Policy Council and serves on its Executive Committee, where he focuses on local advocacy to promote a more just and equitable local food system through economic empowerment in the food industry. He also serves as a Farm Advisor Captain for Kitchen Table Advisors, a nonprofit organization that provides business consulting services to small-scale, sustainable farms in the Bay Area.

    $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!

  • Tuesday, April 18, 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.

  • Monday, May 01, 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, June 05, 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.

  • Tuesday, June 20, 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.

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