This daylong seminar will offer five CLE credits with courses on the most common topics in social enterprise law:
- The Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Business
- Introduction to Cooperatives
- Drafting Operating Agreements & Bylaws
- Nonprofit Hybrid Structures
- Advising Startup Food Businesses
Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Event followed by a 6pm happy hour reception.
This event is for attorneys only. For events open to the general public, please see our events page.
This activity has been approved for 5 MCLE credit hours by the State Bar of California.
1428 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612
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By Cameron Rhudy, Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) Staff Attorney
As a resilient economy lawyer, I focus on my community. I use legal tools to support the local production of food, energy, housing, and jobs in an effort to strengthen the local economy. And I help clients navigate the roadblocks local enterprises face when raising capital from the community. But just as my clients need a community of support to succeed, I as their lawyer also need a community of support - a community of other lawyers.Read more
Why Next Legal?
We have reached a critical moment in history, and lawyers are needed, en masse, to aid in the epic reinvention of economic systems throughout the world. Every single community needs legal practitioners who can assist in establishing the cooperatives, land trusts, enterprises, and organizations that will create locally-owned and sustainable sources of food, healthcare, energy, housing, transportation, and jobs.
What is this Network?
The Next Legal network will serve as an online community for those lawyers, legal workers, law students, and legal apprentices. Members will be able to connect, learn, share resources, grow their visibility, and strengthen the legal foundations of the next economy. Add your email to the form below to receive your invitation!
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