San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Cooperative Child Care
Presented as part of the Sustainable Economies Law Center’s
Resilient Communities Legal Cafe
Child Care Cooperative Discussion: 6:00-7:30
Donation Based Legal Advice: 4:30-7:30
Are you interested in starting up a childcare business, forming a cooperative to provide child care for your own kids, or offering child care at your events?
- child care co-ops and centers
- parent babysitting co-ops
- home-based child care
- child care at events
Jenny Loda is an attorney admitted to practice in the state of California. Jenny runs her own law practice, focusing on transactional law to meet the legal needs of local sustainable economies, as well as environmental policy and litigation. Jenny is a Legal Fellow at the Sustainable Economies Law Center, which provides her with extensive training, mentorship, resources, and support as she grows her law practice.
The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies in Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond! Inaugurated in February 2013, the Legal Cafe will run weekly at different locations in the East Bay through the end of 2013.
Why The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe?
SELC believes that because our current economic systems prioritize corporate profits over community resilience, they destroy opportunities for satisfying and sustainable work, damage the environment that sustains us, and unravel our sense of connection to one another. That’s why SELC is committed to providing reliable, affordable, and accessible legal information and advice to the people who are creating alternative economic systems. Through this work, we can help form the enterprises and entrepreneurs that will ring in the new economy.
About the Program
Those who want to create alternative economic structures have difficulty finding affordable and competent legal assistance because there are so few attorneys specialized in the legal needs of the sharing economy. Communities with high rates of unemployment and poverty will find the hurdles to launching new enterprises especially insurmountable. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe will give direct legal assistance to the residents of East Oakland, and at the same time create the reproducible model and resources to support similar programs around the country.
When & Where
Hosted by the Sustainable Economies Law Center
The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) charts the changing legal territory of the new economy, educating communities and individuals about the possibilities and limits of creative economic structures, and advocating for laws that clear the way for more sustainable economic development. SELC provides essential legal tools — education, research, advice, and advocacy — to support this transition to localized, resilient economies. Our work focuses on practices that promote justice and sharing, including cooperatives, community currencies, community-supported enterprises, local investing, cohousing, urban agriculture, community renewable energy, and other innovative economic strategies.