Director of Legal Education
Tia Katrina Taruc-Myers is the Sustainable Economies Law Center’s new Director of Legal Education! She joined the Law Center excited to recruit volunteer attorneys to help folks create and control their own economies.
Passionate about redistributing power and wealth, Tia spends her time promoting participatory budgeting, worker-owned cooperatives, and economic justice for domestic violence survivors.
In 2010, Tia helped build (literally, as in with saws, drills, and sandpaper) Alchemy Collective Cafe (where the Law Center’s Legal Cafe is held once a month)! A few years later, with the help of the Law Center’s Legal Cafe, Tia founded the Alipato Project, the first and only nonprofit to sue batterers for the tort of domestic violence. After completing Alipato's successful pilot program, Tia partnered with the American Bar Association and drafted a Domestic Violence Torts primer to share what she learned over the years as a domestic violence litigation attorney.
When Tia's not cooperatizing everything with the Law Center, she plays chess at Alchemy, co-directs the Community Democracy Project to bring participatory budgeting to Oakland, and shoots arrows at targets in Joaquin Miller Park.
Roles at the Sustainable Economies Law Center
Program AreasLead: Resilient Communities Legal Cafe
- Alipato Project- Board Member
- Community Democracy Project- Co-Director
Conferences and Presentations
- Domestic Violence Torts, ACBA
- Restorative Justice Round Table, San Quentin State Prison
- Legal Remedies for Rape Survivors, SFWAR
- Civil Justice, Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat, USF
- Worker Owned Coops in Trump Era (Moderator), Community Democracy Project
- Building Non-Carceral Responses to Gender Based Violence- Rebellious Lawyering Conference
Education and Training
- UC Berkeley
- J.D. 2011
- B.A. in Philosophy 2007
- Participatory Budgeting
- Worker Owned Cooperatives
- PreSchool Storytime