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!

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11:30 AM · 13 rsvps
    Remote Legal Cafe

    Remote 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 legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.

    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!

  • Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 09:00 AM · $25.00 USD

    Think Outside the Boss: November 2019

    Why didn't we think of it sooner? Cooperatives!

    Think Outside the Boss

    Think Outside the Boss provides community members an introduction into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a cooperatively owned business. We go over legal issues in an accessible way to help you understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment, and community wealth-building. If you are an entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans, or an existing worker coop looking for a refresher, this training is for you! 

    Food and drinks provided!

    Think Outside the Boss Manual!

    Attorneys, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, cooperative conversion, and more -- including resources and information on:

      • What is a worker-owned business?
      • What are advantages of forming a cooperative business?
      • How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?
      • What are the steps and tax benefits for selling your business to your employees?
      • How do you raise money for a cooperative?
      • What are the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?
      • How does employment laws effect worker coops?

    Download Think Outside the Boss for free prior to the event here.

    The event will include breakout groups where you can dive deeper into cooperative conversions, speak with worker members, speak with cooperative attorneys, and more! 

    We would like to thank Village-Connect for sponsoring this workshop! We are excited to partner with Village connect to build the capacity of people to become more self-aware and self-directed, resulting in sustainable, positive transformation. Village connect has been in existence for over 20 years, instilling core values of communication, respect, love, and trust.

    REPAIRED NATIONS creates redress for historic trends of colonization and oppression through cooperative training and development for collective ownership. Initially, REPAIRED NATIONS focuses on building wealth in Black communities by giving youth the tools needed to remain rooted: access to land and access to capital. Bookclubs, Workshops, and Trainings will educate and inspire communities to engage in cooperative effort, while giving grounded, practical skills for collective ownership.

    Repaired Nations works to awaken the cooperative power of black communities.

    Please help us spread the wordCo-presented with the Repaired Nations and Village-Connect!

    We are looking for volunteers to support this workshop. If you are interested in attending and would like to volunteer, please email greg@theselc.org!

    No one turned away for lack of funds!


  • Wednesday, December 04, 2019 at 11:30 AM · $5.00 USD
    Online (Zoom)

    Webinar: First Hatch Huddle


    cartoon of the next egg pointing to the world

    Soon, dozens of us will have hatched our new 401(k) plans! We know there are still lots of little questions coming up about tax ID numbers, bank accounts, contributions, rollovers, and accounting. And big questions, like: Where to invest? Let's have an informal huddle to share our experiences and learn from each other about how we are navigating all of it. 


    Hosted by: Janelle Orsi, Sustainable Economies Law Center


    This webinar is free to Next Egg members to join Next Egg members click Here to Join The Next Egg

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Alchemy Collective Cafe in Berkeley, CA

    Legal Cafe at Alchemy Collective Cafe

    The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providina collaborative space for community building and connecting offered by the Sustainable Economies Law Center. We provide direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe.


    1. To reserve a 30 minute one-on-one consultation slots with one of our attorneys, please RSVP below;

    2. After RSVPing, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to our intake form;

    3. Please fill out the intake form!
    4. Registration closes 40 minutes before the end time listed.





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