Friday, June 30, 2006

Pivot Legal Cooperative - Opportunities for Lawyers - Wine and Cheese

Pivot Legal Cooperative is looking for lawyers interested in full-time or part-time positions working on a mix of fee-for-service and public interest files.

They are seeking highly motivated and entrepreneurial individuals able to work flexibly and cooperatively, combining a rigorous and pragmatic approach to law with a keen social sense.

You might also be drawn to work with an Ashoka Fellow.

Pivot Legal Cooperative is now accepting applications for staff lawyer positions, starting with openings for individuals with business law experience. Pivot Legal Cooperative also has openings for five (5) lawyers wishing to build their practice in association with PLC. We are accepting members interested in one or more of the following practice areas: civil litigation, family, business, property, administrative, immigration, aboriginal and criminal law.

They are looking for legal talent and shared values, and will prefer applicants with a track record of working in their communities and promoting positive social change.

Members of PLC will be eligible for our mentorship program and for cases funded through Pivot Legal Society. Members will benefit from client referrals and a range of legal support services including office space, document management, accounting and billing, benefits packages, research resources, reception services, and virtual offices.


Interested lawyers are warmly invited to attend our Wine & Cheese Information Session:

Radha Yoga & Eatery
728 Main Street
Tuesday, July 18th
7pm to 9pm


Pivot Legal Cooperative merges a viable model of legal practice with a social return," and "provides an option for women lawyers looking for a more flexible, collaborative corporate environment.
- Small Business BC

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TED Shares - Hope you will too.

TED is a conference for thought-leaders in technology, entertainment and design, plus business, science, the arts, music, global issues, and much much more.

And now, you too can experience TED ...

with the launch of TEDTalks.

All the presentations are worth a look, but check out Majora Carter - the Macarthur-winning founder of Sustainable South Bronx, an organization dedicated to holistic community development, sponsoring projects that create jobs, protect the environment and bring beautiful green space to the inner city.

Still wondering if TED is for you?

Here's a promo:

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

[Call for Proposals] The 2nd Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise

The 2nd Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise will be held in Vancouver, BC, January 28 to 31, 2007. The Steering Committee of the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise is now accepting workshop proposals.

Deadline for Proposals: July 6 2006

From the website:
Building on the success and experience of the 1st Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise held in Toronto in November 2004, the 2nd Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise will provide an opportunity for those involved, or interested, in social enterprise to deepen their understanding of the field; share learnings, experiences, and tools; build concrete skills related to social enterprise development; and engage in dialogue about policy and emerging issues affecting the social enterprise sector. The conference will provide a forum for networking, mentoring and peer-learning.

The conference will covering topics such as:
    Early Stage / Social Enterprise Planning
    Operations and Growth of Social Enterprises
    Enterprise Series
    Social Enterprise Environment Dialogue

For further information about this conference visit the website of Enterprising Non Profits

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