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, July 14, 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.

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

     

     

  • Friday, July 17, 2020 at 09:00 AM PDT
    Webinar

    FREE Webinar-In an Eggshell: How to Borrow From Your Existing 401(k) or 403(b)

    Borrowing from an existing 401(k) or 403(b) plan may be the most straightforward way to gain management of at least part of your retirement savings. In this 20 minute workshop (followed by 10 minutes of discussion), we’ll share what we’ve learned after comparing many 401(k) borrowing policies. How much can you borrow? At what interest rate? When do you have to repay it? Are there any fees involved? What can you do with the money? How does it compare to other kinds of borrowing? 

     

    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, July 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM PDT
    Webinar

    FREE Webinar-The 12 Best Local Investments -- and 8 Ways You Can Find Them, with Michael Shuman

    Drawing from his newest book, Put Your Money Where Your Life Is, The Next Egg co-founder Michael Shuman will summarize the most promising kinds of local investments, with the best returns and lowest risks, and the best methods of finding them. If you’re trying to figure out how to invest your pension funds locally, this information will be invaluable. 

     

    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, July 21, 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.

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

     

     

  • 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
  • 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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