Bay Area law center to receive ABA award for improving access to legal services


CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2017 — The ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services has selected the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) of Oakland, Calif., to receive its 2017 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access.

The award honors the center’s commitment and mission to provide legal tools to communities to develop sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs and other vital aspects to thrive. The center imbeds lawyers in communities to provide assistance to urban farms, worker cooperatives, food cooperatives, car sharing programs, housing cooperatives and other projects that create local ownership and build community resilience. 

Read full announcement here:

Thanks to our Partners and Collaborators: