Our goal: To provide legal support to small-scale food enterprises serving low-income communities to enable their full participation as entrepreneurs in a sustainable economy.
The Workshop: Attorneys and students will present on 15 different legal topics pertaining to food enterprises, including:
Presentations will be followed by an opportunity for participants to meet in small groups to discuss more specialized subjects, such as cooperatives, commercial kitchens, and getting financing.
Sponsored by: East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), Green Collar Communities Clinic (GC3 ), Students for Economic and Environmental Justice at Berkeley Law School (SEEJ)
Free Legal Clinic: Apply up for a free consultation session! Sit down with lawyers for 45-60 minutes to discuss legal issues and questions you have about your specific food enterprise. The legal clinics will be held on November 8 and 13 in the evenings. For more information and to sign up for a clinic session, email email@example.com or call 510.548.4040 ext 340. Preference will be given to low income entrepreneurs or enterprises/projects that serve low income communities.
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.
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