Our Legal Cafes often pair advice sessions with a "teach-in." Teach-ins are practical, participatory, and action oriented discussions around food, housing, livelihoods, transportation, and more! Through these trainings and guided discussions on specific legal issues, the Law Center hopes to inform and empower our communities towards resiliency.

Got a Teach-In Idea? Don't be shy! We're always looking to host conversations that are relevant to our communities, even if the topic isn't legal in nature. We want to hold space to discuss how we would navigate the thorny issues of an economy that is owned, controlled, and benefit our communities, and how we can get there! Feel free to email our Legal Cafe Teach-in Coordinator, Tia Katrina Taruc-Myers, at tia@theselc.org with your ideas and suggestions.   

Check out our upcoming teach-ins below!

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 05:15 PM · 2 rsvps

    Teach-In: How AB 5 Might Affect Worker Cooperatives, Nonprofits, & Small Businesses

    How AB 5 Might Affect Worker Cooperatives, Nonprofits, & Small Businesses

    Do you hold an HR Role in a worker cooperative? Are you starting or converting to a cooperative and wondering what employment policies you should have for your workers? Join us for this free Legal Cafe Teach-In on how new employment laws under AB 5 might affect your business.

    We'll also have volunteer lawyers ready to give you advice about your worker coop, small business, nonprofit, social enterprise, or housing cooperative. If you want to attend the teach-in and receive legal advice, please RSVP below and then RSVP here for a 30 minute slot with a lawyer. 


    Hasmik Geghamyan is a community lawyer committed to social and economic justice. Hasmik believes that a cross-functional model of activism, policy, organizing, and law can be effectively used to bring about transformative social and economic change. Hasmik practices in the areas of civil rights, nonprofit law, and democratically-led social enterprises that include worker-owned cooperatives, small businesses. Her law office's active vision is to be part of a long-term, thriving community rooted in resilience and empowerment.

    Christina Oatfield is an attorney specializing in legal issues affecting small businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofits. She obtained her license to practice law through an uncommon path: by studying under the guidance of practicing attorneys through the California Office Study Program, which is an apprenticeship and independent study alternative to law school. Before staring her own law practice in 2018, she worked at the Sustainable Economies Law Center for eight years leading legislative advocacy campaigns.

    RSVP here!

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