Upcoming 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!

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe at EBCLC

    East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley near Ashby BART station

    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 offered by the Sustainable Economies Law Center. We provide direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. 

    This Legal Cafe is hosted by our partners, the Community Economic Justice Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center. They're pretty awesome.  

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

    We try and make navigating the law fun... or at least look fun. :)

    Making the law fun since 2009. 

    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, September 04, 2018 at 11:45 AM

    Legal Cafe at Sustainable Economies Law Center

    The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative spacefor community building and connecting offered by the Sustainable Economies Law Center.

    We provide direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. 

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

    Note: On the same day, we're hosting a teach-in at the Legal Cafe about Becoming a Lawyer Without Going to Law School. If you're interested, please RSVP here. You can come to both or either!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, September 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM

    Becoming a Lawyer without going to Law School

    Learn about California's Law Office Study Program and meet three of our staff members who have been or are going through the process of becoming a lawyer without going to law school!

    Yassi, Ricardo, and Chris will present on their experience as apprentices and will walk you through how to skip law school and go straight into changing the world! 

    Bring your own lunch!

    Agenda

    12:00PM to 1:00PM: Teach-in on Becoming a Lawyer Without Going to Law School (RSVP below)

    Learn about California's Law Office Study Program and meet three of our staff members who have been or are going through the process of becoming a lawyer without going to law school! We will be live streaming this conversation! Please RSVP below to receive the webinar information.    

    12:00PM to 2:30PM: One-on-one Legal Consultations (RSVP here)

    During and after the panel discussion, we will provide support to entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, worker-owned cooperatives, and other folks working to create resilient local economies. If you want to reserve a spot at this part of the Legal Cafe, please RSVP here to get free legal advice.

    Everyone is welcome to attend both portions!

    About the Speakers:

    Yassi Eskandari is the Policy Director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center. In 2017, Yassi passed the California bar exam without going to law school. She is honored to join a movement of lawyers who are making our economy work for the planet and the 99 percent.

    Ricardo Samir Nuñez is the Director of Economic Democracy at the Law Center. He's also becoming a lawyer without going to law school through the California Law Office Study Program.

    Chris Tittle is the the Director of Organizational Resilience. He also passed the California bar exam without ever going to law school.

    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.

    Legal apprentices unite!

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 05:00 PM

    Legal Cafe at EBCLC

    East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley near Ashby BART station

    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 offered by the Sustainable Economies Law Center. We provide direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. 

    This Legal Cafe is hosted by our partners, the Community Economic Justice Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center. They're pretty awesome.  

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

    We try and make navigating the law fun... or at least look fun. :)

    Making the law fun since 2009. 

    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, September 19, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    Hasta Muerte Cafe in Oakland, CA

    Cafecito Legal

    El Centro Legal (Law Center) y Prospera están entusiasmados de organizar otro Cafecito Legal dentro de la serie talleres para cooperativas de inmigrantes!

    Únete a nosotros el miércoles, 19 de Septiembre, para una discusión y entrenamiento interactivo sobre la gestión participativa en el lugar de trabajo. El taller será presentado por Daniella Preisler, y será completamente en español. Los participantes también pueden programar una cita para una consulta gratuita con un abogado para discutir preguntas sobre su negocio cooperativo.

    Programar:

    • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m Consultas con los abogados (Inglés y Español)
    • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Presentación del taller sobre gestión colectiva (solo para hispanohablantes)

    (Scroll to the bottom for English description.)

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    CAFECITO LEGAL: COLLECTIVE MANAGEMENT FOR IMMIGRANT COOPERATIVES

    The Law Center and Prospera are excited to host another event in our Cafecito Legal workshop series for immigrant cooperatives!

    Join us on September 19, Wednesday, for an interactive discussion and training on collective management in the workplace. The workshop will be presented by Daniella Preisler from Prospera, and it will be entirely in Spanish. Participants will also have the chance to meet with attorneys for one-on-one advising sessions. 

    Schedule:

    • 5:30pm-6:30pm      Attorney consultations (English & Spanish)
    • 6:30pm-7:30pm      Workshop presentation on collective management (Spanish speakers only)
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    ASIAN Inc. in San Francisco, CA

    Legal Help for Asian American Small Business Owners

    Are you an Asian American small business owner? Do you have 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 invite you to attend this workshop for FREE legal help. 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. 

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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, September 25, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 16 rsvps
    Berkeley City Hall in Berkeley, CA

    Berkeley Votes on Ordinance Supporting Worker Coops

    We need YOU to show the City of Berkeley that you care about worker cooperatives. Will you submit a letter of support and RSVP below to follow announcements about the introduction of this historic ordinance to support worker cooperatives in Berkeley? 

    The hearing date is still unannounced so please RSVP to this page to receive important announcements!
    We done it before. We can do it again! Pushing policies that promote worker cooperatives!Background:

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center, in partnership with other organizations and community members, has crafted an ordinance that will support the creation and success of worker cooperatives in Berkeley.

    The Law Center's Worker Coop Policy Brigade has been hard at work with Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley City Council Members, and Berkeley City staff to push forward the Ordinance Supporting Worker Cooperatives. Berkeley City Council will vote on the ordinance this summer! The hearing date is still unannounced so please RSVP to this page to receive important announcements!

    How you can help:

    • SUBMIT A LETTER OF SUPPORT: Click here to download the template letter of support and instructions.

    • CALL YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER: Do you live or work in Berkeley? We need you to call your councilmember and tell them why you believe worker cooperatives are important and should be supported by the City of Berkeley. Find your district’s representative here.

    • RSVP: RSVP to this page to follow important announcements like the summer hearing date as soon as it is announced. We need you to join us at the city council to celebrate the impact of worker cooperatives and demonstrate widespread support for this ordinance!

    RSVP BELOW TO RECEIVE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE VOTE!

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