Upcoming Events

Be part of the movement for more just and resilient economies!We're always cooking up pay-it-forward legal advice, action-oriented workshops, and happy hours with engaging conversations on how to build just and resilient local economies. And we don't only provide in-person events for you to connect with us, we provide online trainings and travel across the country to support grassroots economic empowerment. Don't miss out!

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Find Sustainable Economies Law Center's events below!

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 05:00 PM PDT · 10 rsvps

    How to Pool Resources

    Join us for a presentation about some of the different ways that communities can pool resources to create a more sustainable economy. We'll host a short presentation exploring how community capital can be used to support local businesses, increase community wealth, and promote social and economic justice. We will discuss the basics of:

    • Crowdfunding
    • Community Investment Funds
    • Local Investment Opportunity Networks
    • Lending Circles

    RSVP here for the teach-in portion of our Legal Cafe.

    If you want to also receive legal advice, please RSVP here

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 06:05 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 contain the following information:

    • your appointment slot;
    • instructions on how to attend our Legal Cafe remotely (zoom link); and
    • an intake form that we need you to fill out.

    Format: You and/or your group will be paired with a lawyer for 30-45 minutes to get answers to questions about entity formation, contracts, governance, and more! 

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

     

     

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 01:00 PM PDT · 23 rsvps

    Meet and Greet our New Apprentices

    The Radical Real Estate Law School is (1) a community of learning and practice (2) building a comprehensive library of resources and tools (3) by implementing diverse models of real estate stewardship (4) then spreading a transformative vision for humanity’s relationship to land through advocacy and movement-building. 

    We've finally found our four apprentices and we can't wait to introduce them to you! Join us for a 45 minute meet and greet to learn about their radical real estate projects and passions. Now's also a chance to introduce yourself and let us know how you'd like to be involved! 

  • Friday, August 14, 2020 at 09:00 AM PDT
    Webinar

    In an Eggshell: Solo 401(k) Basics

    Solo 401(k)s are the retirement savings vehicle that give people the most control – including checkbook control – over their retirement savings. Around 30-40% of people are eligible to create them on the basis of having at least some self-employment income. The Next Egg has supported a few dozen people to start solo 401(k)s and we’ve learned a lot about who is eligible, the steps for setting them up, the rules and procedures that people must follow, and more. We’ll share what we’ve learned and offer resources for those interested in setting one up. 

     

    The Next Egg creates resources, builds communities, and shares tools necessary so that millions of us can move our retirement savings out of Wall Street and into our local communities. These tools include self-directed IRAs, solo 401ks, and employer retirement plans. Join us
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 05:00 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.

    Format: You and/or your group will be paired with a lawyer for 30-45 minutes to get answers to questions about entity formation, contracts, governance, and more! 

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

     

     

  • Thursday, August 27, 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.

    Format: You and/or your group will be paired with a lawyer for 30-45 minutes to get answers to questions about entity formation, contracts, governance, and more! 

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

     

     

  • Friday, September 18, 2020 at 09:00 AM PDT
    Webinar

    In an Eggshell: Self-Directed IRAs

    Self-directed IRAs are the most common tool that people use to gain control over their retirement savings. In this 20 minute workshop (followed by 10 minutes of discussion), we’ll share what we’ve learned about IRAs, how IRA custodians work, what costs are generally involved, what the process of investing is like, and what rules apply. 

     

    The Next Egg creates resources, builds communities, and shares tools necessary so that millions of us can move our retirement savings out of Wall Street and into our local communities. These tools include self-directed IRAs, solo 401ks, and employer retirement plans. Join us
  • Friday, October 16, 2020 at 09:00 AM PDT
    Webinar

    In an Eggshell: Rolling Over your Retirement Savings

    If your goal is to maximize your control of your retirement savings, it’s often necessary to combine multiple retirement savings accounts into one. In this 20 minute workshop (followed by 10 minutes of discussion), we’ll share what we’ve learned about rollovers: what kinds of accounts can be rolled over into others, when, and how? We’ll hone in on a few examples of Next Egg community members who did rollovers and share what steps were involved.

     

    The Next Egg creates resources, builds communities, and shares tools necessary so that millions of us can move our retirement savings out of Wall Street and into our local communities. These tools include self-directed IRAs, solo 401ks, and employer retirement plans. Join us

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