It’s like a CSA for more resilient communities!

The Sustainable Economies Law Center is a people-powered organization sustained by generous and dedicated folk like you. Our new Community Membership is an invitation to formally join and grow the community of local economy advocates, and ensure our work represents your vision for healthy and inclusive communities.

In return, a small monthly gift or annual contribution will help sustain our work and make us a more resilient organization!

Become a Member Today!


Community Membership

With a monthly pledge of $5 or more, you will:

  • Sustain our capacity to:
  • Offer direct and accessible legal services through the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe; and
  • Empower communities with legal tools and knowledge through our community workshops and teach-ins.
  • Receive our thanks, as well as:
  • Acknowledgement as one of our indispensable community members on Our Supporters page
  • Invitations to member-only happy hours and other networking events connecting the movers and shakers of the new economy;
  • The knowledge that you are part of the exciting movement to create more just and resilient local economies;


With an annual gift of $500 or more, you will:

  • Sustain our capacity to:
  • Advocate for new laws that foster more just and resilient local economies;
  • Share replicable and innovative models of community resilience through our eResource Libraries, Sustainable Economies Attorneys Network, and publications; and
  • Empower the next generation of community lawyers through our living classroom, unique CLE courses, and the growing Legal Apprentice Movement!
  • Receive our thanks, as well as:
  • Discounts on all our events, including specialty MCLE courses taught by Janelle Orsi;
  • Invitation to special Sustainer events and dinners;
  • Acknowledgment on our homepage as an indispensable supporter of our work;
  • And that warm feeling of enabling the movement to create truly sustainable and healthy communities


Just as we work to foster economic structures rooted in reciprocity and cooperation, we want to enable a reciprocal relationship with you – the people we work with!

Tell us what you’d like to see as part of the Sustainable Economies Law Center Community! Send your thoughts, suggestions, and questions to Chris [at]

Thanks to our Partners and Collaborators: