Jul 26, 2017
A Law Firm You Will Love
with Janelle Orsi
Navigating the law in the US
can be a daunting task. All too often, legal help is simply out of
reach for most entrepreneurs and citizens who want to foster
positive change in their community. It can be trying, and
even impossible, to get the legal help you need, let alone without
breaking the bank. That’s where Oakland’s Sustainable Economies Law
Center, or the “SELC”, enters the picture, with law workshops and
weekend research events aimed at educating both legal and non-legal
professionals and community members alike.
Our guest in this episode is
Janelle Orsi, Founder and Executive Director of the SELC. Join
Janelle and our own Amy Pearl, as they discuss a variety of topics,
from worker-owned co-ops to legal training without law school.
Prepare to be inspired, legally
Director, Sustainable Economies Law
Janelle Orsi is a lawyer,
advocate, writer, and cartoonist focused on cooperatives, the
sharing economy, land trusts, shared housing, local currencies, and
rebuilding the commons. She is Co-Founder and Executive Director of
the Sustainable Economies Law Center
(SELC), which facilitates the
growth of more sustainable and localized economies through
education, research, and advocacy. Janelle has also worked in
private law practice at the Law
Office of Janelle Orsi,
focusing on sharing economy law since 2008.
In this episode you’ll learn
initiatives of the SELC and how they aim to positively change state
laws in California.
SELC program for legal training and apprenticeship.
they host “party-like” workshops to explain complex legal
about their fast-paced Research Explosion Day.
consumer education matters so much in the community capital
self-directed IRA accounts have great potential for community and
Links to Resources
- Sustainable Economies Law
- Research Explosion Day
- ComCap 17 Program
“Looking at consumers as the
form of...securitization of financing. In a way, consumers
have the ability to remove the risk from investments, if they’re
organized enough. So that’s a piece of the ecosystem that I
feel we need to pay more attention to”