[permaculture] PR/Fri June 3/The Legal Landscape of Social Enterprise & the Sharing Economy/Santa Barbara

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Tue May 10 10:07:44 EDT 2011

Contact: Margie Bushman
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
(805) 962-2571, margie at sbpermaculture.org

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
The Legal Landscape of Social Enterprise & the Sharing Economy
with Jenny Kassan & Janelle Orsi
from the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC)

Evening Talk, Friday, June 3, 7-9pm 2011
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
Admission $10/$5 students & seniors

We all want a more sustainable society, but what are the legal 
implications and changes needed to move society beyond the ongoing 
legal/illegal dance of sustainability and the challenges of emerging 
local economies?

Please join Jenny Kassan & Janelle Orsi from the Sustainable Law 
Center (SELC) for a stimulating discussion of sharing economies, 
collaborative consumption, social enterprise, and other intriguing 
and promising trends affecting our local economies and livelihoods. 

Urban agriculture, community-owned enterprises with locally raised 
capital, local currencies, barter economies, worker-owned 
cooperatives, intentional communities, car sharing, these are many of 
the key ingredients in the transition to more sustainable local 
economies.  What are the possibilities, the challenges, and the 
practical and legal barriers?  How might these trends transform our 
communities and what steps can we all take to catalyze change?

Jenny Kassan and Janelle Orsi are Co-Directors of the 
<http://www.sustainableeconomieslawcenter.org/>Sustainable Economies 
Law Center (SELC), which facilitates the growth of more sustainable 
and localized economies through education, research, and advocacy to 
support practices such as barter, sharing, cooperatives, urban 
agriculture, shared housing, local currencies, community-supported 
enterprises, and local investing. Janelle and Jenny are co-authors of 
the American Bar Association's forthcoming book, "Sharing Law: 
Understanding the Legal Landscape of the Sharing Economy".

Jenny Kassan is an attorney and community development consultant, 
specializing in creative capital raising and socially responsible 
ventures. She is the Managing Director of 
<http://www.katovichlaw.com/>Katovich <http://www.katovichlaw.com/> 
Law Group, and CEO of <http://www.cuttingedgecapital.com/>Cutting 
Edge Capital. Her legal practice areas include small business 
start-up and financing, securities regulation, nonprofit law, 
business agreements, real estate development, franchising, 
cooperatives, and assessment districts. Jenny earned a masters degree 
in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at 
Berkeley and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School.

Janelle Orsi is a "sharing lawyer" in private practice, specializing 
in helping communities share housing and cars, form cooperatives, 
launch urban farming initiatives, and form social enterprises. She is 
co-author of "The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your 
Life & Build Community" (Nolo Press 2009). Janelle earned her J.D. 
from the UC Berkeley School of Law.

The event takes place on Friday, June 3, 7pm, at the Santa Barbara 
Public Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street. Donation $10 
general;$5 students & seniors, no reservations required.

Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
  More information, visit  www.sbpermaculture.org, email  
margie at sbpermaculture.org, (805) 962-2571.

Event Supporters: SBBC Center for Sustainability, SBCC Scheinfeld 
Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Permaculture Credit Union, 
Loa Tree, Slow Money Santa Barbara Chapter, Island Seed & Feed, 
Permaculture Guild of Santa Barbara, Nutiva, Green2Gold, Johnny 
Sacko, and the UCSB Sustainability Program, Oasis Design, The 
Sustainability Project and the Fund for Santa Barbara.

More Info:
Presenter Contact Info:
Sustainable Economies Law Center 
Janelle Oris, Lawyer <http://janelleorsi.com/>http://janelleorsi.com/

Jenny Kassan, Lawyer
President Cutting Edge Capital    http://www.cuttingedgecapital.com
Katovich Law Group   http://www.katovichlaw.com
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(805) 962-2571
P.O. Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
margie at sbpermaculture.org

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