Attorneys, Legal Professionals, and Law Students!
Please join Impact Law Forum for its next event on January 22, 2015 from 6-8pm at 101 Broadway in Oakland, featuring Sushil Jacob, Director of the Green-Collar Communities Clinic (GC3) and Staff Attorney at the East Bay Community Law Center, and Ricardo Nunez, Director of Legal Services and Cooperatives Program Director at the Sustainable Economies Law Center.
Sushil and Ricardo will discuss how cooperative businesses are shaping the landscape of the new economy and what legal practitioners need to know to support the growth of these revolutionary business models for social impact.
About Sushil Jacob: Sushil is Director of the Green-Collar Communities Clinic (GC3) and Staff Attorney at the East Bay Community Law Center, a teaching clinic of UC Berkeley School of Law. GC3 is a community economic development legal clinic that provides education, advice and representation to workers, community groups and nonprofits seeking to establish or expand cooperative businesses in low-income East Bay communities. Sushil received his J.D. in 2011 from the University of California, Berkeley Law School. His practice spans the intersection of business law, cooperatives and the green jobs movement. Sushil serves on the board of the Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union, a seventy-two year old financial institution in Berkeley that is owned by its 13,000 members. He also serves on the board of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that funds law students to do public interest work that will meet the needs of the South Asian community.
About Ricardo Nunez: Ricardo is the Director of Legal Services and Cooperatives Program Director at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. He coordinates SELC's legislative strategies, popular education, and legal research around worker-owned businesses. As Legal Services Director, he coordinates SELC's direct legal services and public education programming. Ricardo is also becoming an attorney without going to law school! He is participating in the Law Office Study Program of the State Bar of California under the auspices of Janelle Orsi. The Law Office Study Program is an alternative to law school that allows would-be lawyers to obtain their attorney’s license through a four-year legal apprenticeship.
Impact Law Forum
Impact Law Forum is a practice group designed to support the community of attorneys advising social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, B Corps, and sustainable businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2012, Impact Law Forum has hosted regular events offering legal content presentations and networking opportunities. ILF provides a unique opportunity for attorneys, legal professionals, and law students to connect, share resources, expand networks, offer mutual guidance, increase knowledge, and discuss legal issues impacting the social sector. For further information on Impact Law Forum, please contact co-founders Natalia Thurston of Social Venture Law at firstname.lastname@example.org or Zoe Hunton of Hunton Law at email@example.com.
Oakland, CA 94607
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