Resilient Communities Legal Cafe

SELC believes our current economic systems prioritizes corporate profit over community resilience, destroying opportunities for satisfying and sustainable work, damaging the environment that sustains us, and unraveling our sense of connection to one another. That’s why SELC is committed to providing reliable, affordable, and accessible legal information and advice to the people who are creating alternative economic systems. Through this work, we can help form the enterprises and entrepreneurs that will ring in the new economy.


The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice session. Feel free to come at anytime during the Legal Cafe hours to receive your legal advice and consultation from SELC’s competent volunteer attorneys. Attorneys at the Legal Cafe specialize in innovative organizational models, grassroots financing options, and government regulations around your business, nonprofit, or social enterprise.

No appointments necessary! The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve Legal Advice session. You might be asked to wait, but have no fear! There are always snacks, drinks, collaboration with others, and the Resilient Communities Legal Library available. Feel free to come anytime during the Cafe hours to receive your legal advice.

Pay-it-Forward? At SELC, we know that small businesses, non-profits, and community enterprises building more resilient local economies are strapped for cash. That’s why we believe in creating different economic relationships that build community and trust without money! Help strengthen the New Economy by ”paying” for the next Client’s legal advice, paying-it-forward in your community, or giving back to SELC. Find out more at

Teach-Ins at the Legal Cafe! SELC provides education, training, and guided discussion on specific legal issues within the Sharing Economy. Some that we’ve provided in the past include how to start a Cottage Food Operation (a.k.a. Home-Based Food Business), legal issues around Co-Housing, and how to set up and create systems of accountability within a worker-owned business. We are constantly trying to create new trainings, so please let us know if you have any ideas by emailing [email protected].

January 08, 2014 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Impact HUB Berkeley
123 Main St
El Segundo, CA 90245
United States
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Ricardo Nuñez ·

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