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Common Legal Issues in Community

March 19 @ 11:00 AM 12:00 PM CDT

Common Legal Issues in Community

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

  • Pacific: 10:00-11:00am
  • Mountain: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Central: 12:00-1:00pm
  • Eastern: 1:00-2:00pm

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Join intentional community attorney Clifford Paulin to learn the common legal issues in community and how to avoid them.

About the event

Navigating the law can be tough for inexperienced communities, so it’s important to create a solid legal foundation for your intentional community to avoid distress. Furthermore, strong and responsive legal agreements within communities are key to both their long-term success and maintaining healthy relationships between community members.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about some of the most common legal issues that communities face and how to prepare for them. Our presenter, Clifford Paulin Esq. has advised communities on the legal aspects of community living for 15 years, so will share from his broad experience. 

Join us for this 1-hour webinar to get a bird’s eye view of legal topics to consider when starting, maintaining, or reforming a community, as well as get a taste for our upcoming 5-week course, Legal Basics for Communities.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • The critical legal topics in intentional community that you need to be aware of
  • What to ensure is in your governing documents
  • How to evaluate different choices of legal structure

About your presenter

Podcast Episode 5 - Clifford Paulin

Clifford Paulin

Clifford Paulin provides a full suite of legal, facilitation, and mediation services to individuals, businesses, communities, non-profits, and government entities. His extensive background in serving these organizations as well as being part of them provides hime with a unique understanding of their needs and desires.

Clifford holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona, a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Study in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, a mediation certificate from the Center for Understanding in Conflict, and advanced facilitation training from Synectics LLC.

Clifford’s legal practice has focused on transactional law, non-profit law, and community law since 2006. He also has extensive experience in mediation in both individual and group settings. He has facilitated strategic planning and other processes for groups in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Paulin is also a co-founder of The Oak Granary, a land-based environmental education non-profit in Potter Valley, California.


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Common Legal Issues in Community


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