Legal Cafe Dates and Locations

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Please find all the dates and locations of the Law Center's Resilient Communities Legal Cafes and Teach-ins below. You can also view all of our events, including workshops, trainings, Happy Hours, and more on SELC's events page by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you at a future Law Center event where we provide not only resources but create the community relationships that will build the new economy!

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM PDT
    Online via Zoom in Oakland, CA

    Online Legal Cafe

    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a donation-based first-come first-serve legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting. If you need advice about starting a worker-owned cooperative, converting an existing business into a cooperative, organizing a housing cooperative, founding a nonprofit or other social enterprise, please RSVP below!

    We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, and low-income communities to RSVP. We focus on cooperatives, participatory or democratic nonprofits, land trusts, and mutual aid groups.

    Note: Keep an eye out for an automated response e-mail when you RSVP. The e-mail will have instructions on how to attend our Legal Cafe remotely and an intake form that we need you to fill out.

    Got any questions? E-mail tia@theselc.org!

     

     

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 05:00 PM PDT · 6 rsvps
    Zoom in Oakland, CA

    Art Themed Legal Cafe

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    The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is usually a first-come first-serve legal advice clinic. 

    But this Legal Cafe is special.

    We're in a unique situation where people are consuming and appreciating art more than ever as we shelter in place to keep our community safe. To honor our artistic comrades, we're partnering with The Bridge Project for our June 30th Legal Cafe. Instead of serving all types of social enterprises like we usually do, we're hosting this Legal Cafe specifically for artists! 

    Attention artists!
    How can you align the internal structure of your arts organization with the values that drive your work?  This cafe will provide information about the pros and cons of different organizational models, including LLC, cooperatives, 501c3, and fiscal sponsorship. We’ll also discuss what you can do to democratize an existing arts nonprofit. This cafe will give you information to help you structure or re-structure your arts organization in a way that best serves your work.

    Special Legal Cafe Structure

    5:00PM-6:00PM
    Teach-In: Structuring or Re-Structuring Your Arts Organization

    6:00PM-7:30PM
    Break Out Groups and/or Q&A

    This online event is co-hosted by The Bridge Project! 

    Note: Keep an eye out for an automated response e-mail when you RSVP. The e-mail will have instructions on how to attend our Legal Cafe remotely and an intake form that we need you to fill out.

    Got any questions? E-mail tia@theselc.org!

    Co Hosted by Legal Cafe and The Bridge Project

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