Legal Cafe Client Donation

At the Legal Cafe, we aim to serve 1) entrepreneurs and organizers who come from or work with marginalized communities and communities with high rates of unemployment and poverty, and 2) those working to build the models that will transition our communities from destructive economic systems to innovative and cooperative alternatives.

To help us continue to serve all of our clients, we ask those who earn above a living wage* to donate when they seek advice at our Legal Cafes. Please see the sliding scale suggested donation below.

Sliding Scale Donations

$00.00

if your income is at or below the living wage (in Alameda County, the living wage is $16.48 p/hr for 1 adult or $33.37 p/hr for 1 adult supporting 1 dependent)

$25.00

if your income is above the living wage (in Alameda County, the living wage is $16.48 p/hr for 1 adult or $33.37 p/hr for 1 adult supporting 1 dependent)

$50.00

if your income is double the living wage or more (in Alameda County, that would be $32.96 p/hr or $68,557 p/yr for 1 adult)

Your donation will help us to be more independent from foundation funding, which in turn will help us continue to be a people powered organization.

And, the average cost for a transactional law attorney in the Bay Area is $271 p/hr, so donating $25 doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch now, does it?

*We use MIT’s living wage calculator to determine Alameda County’s living wage.

Thank you!

Contributions are tax deductible.

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  • Karin Rogers
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