|Re: More on Janelle Orsi - Cohousing Attorney (was Re: Worker Coops and the Law)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: oz (ozozragland.com)|
|Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:03:34 -0700 (PDT)|
P.S. She is also presenting at the Art of Community conference (at Westminster Woods in Occidental, CA on Sept 21-23). http://www.artofcmty.com/ On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 11:59 AM, oz <oz [at] ozragland.com> wrote: > > Janelle Orsi rocks - I'm a big fan of her work. > > She has fascinating ideas around sharing and has created great online > resources, advocated specific legislative action in CA, and actively worked > with community groups of many forms, including cohousing. She's also the > co-author of The Sharing Solution, published by Nolo Press. > > In addition to the Cohousing Conference breakout session (which was > excellent), Janelle gave a more casual presentation in the Cohousing > California Parklet - a unique public space which Raines Cohen and friends > provided right outside the Oakland convention center. > > She gave more political context about how problematic it can be to share > resources in the United States. In this country, much of what Cohousing > runs up against are laws and regulations which, at their basis, protect the > rights of the underdog in adversarial relationships, i.e,. developer/home > buyer, employer/employee, restaurant/patron, producer/consumer, rich/poor, > etc. When the same people are in both positions, the laws are protecting us > from ourselves, which can get pretty weird. > > Some related websites: > > Cohousing California > http://www.calcoho.org/ > > Janelle's Law Practice > http://janelleorsi.com/ > > Sharing Solution (the book's website) > http://www.sharingsolution.com/ > > Sustainable Economics Law Center (a non-profit co-founded by Janelle) - > who's mission > http://www.theselc.org > > She also has some great videos on YouTube > http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=janelle+orsi > > Oz Ragland > ozragland.com > > On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:52 AM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> > wrote: > > > > > Hi Eric -- > > > > At the cohousing conference in Oakland this past June, Janelle Orsi and > > Cynthia Hawley gave a fabulous presentation on the law and cohousing, non > > profits, cooperatives, etc. I'm sure if you wrote them they would make > > their extensive 89 page handout available to you. > > > > Janelle.Orsi [at] gmail.com > > cynthiahawley [at] att.net > > > > Their presentation was one of the best I've ever attended on any > cohousing > > related topic. > > > > Best -- > > > > Ann Zabaldo > > Takoma Village Cohousing > > Washington, DC > > Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC > > Falls Church VA > > 703-688-2646 > > > > On Jul 28, 2012, at 12:18 PM, Eric Giegerich wrote: > > > > > > > > Dear Cohousing List, > > > > > > I'm planning to go to law school and I'm quite interested in cohousing, > > coops, and community. Having cooperatively bought a house with friends > > some years ago, I realized how difficult our laws are when we tried to > get > > a bank loan. In any case, I'm particularly interested in cohousing from > a > > legal perspective. I wanted to ask the list for tips or leads on legal > > resources relevant to cohousing, coops, and community, or related areas > of > > alternative law. Case studies would also be useful. So would > literature, > > key figures in the field, any law firms and nonprofit legal advocacy > groups > > that people have dealt with successfully. > > > > > > Thanks in advance! > > > Eric > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
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