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One Community Now Building Legal Team

One Community is now building a team of Lawyers and Paralegals to join either our Core Team or our Volunteers and Consultants team. We are building this team to include specialists in Environmental Law, Business Law, Family Law, Patent Law, and Copyright Law. We see this team as essential in helping to preserve, protect, and help spread the One Community open source model for creating self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities.

The people who join our team as either volunteers/consultants or members typically fit one or more of the following descriptions:

PROJECTS WHERE WE’RE SEEKING LAWYER/PARALEGAL HELP

We are seeking legal assistance with a variety of different projects. The primary areas we seek help are listed below. If you’d like to help with one of these, click here and complete the application: Application

CLICK BULLET LINKS FOR SPECIFICS ON EACH AREA WE SEEK HELP
Expanding Existing Building Codes

The focus of this task is creating open source tutorials for educating people about their legal rights in relation to sustainable building within the diverse landscape of differing county codes in the US. The goal of these tutorials is to forward widespread adoption of sustainable building methods leading to the natural expansion of existing building codes to recognize and accept these methods alongside already accepted/traditional building methods.

We’d like a tutorial that covers the following areas:

  • What are building codes and why are they important
  • Why people should know their legal rights with their city and county
  • How best to work with city and county officials to create win-win relationships (and avoid legal conflict in the first place)
  • What to do when legal conflict happens despite a person’s best attempts to avoid it
  • Where to find helpful resources
  • Frequently asked questions

Here are some examples of the kinds of buildings and villages we are designing:

6 of 8 Village Components, Highest Good housing, Sustainable Village Creation, earthbag village, Duplicable City Center, Cob Village, Recycled Materials Village, Earthship Inspired Village, Shipping Container Village, Tree House Village

Six of eight of the primary village components One Community will build – Click for the Highest Good housing page where you can learn more

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Joint Venture Agreements

We seek help to create a framework and tutorial for establishing joint venture agreements with collaborative organizations. This tutorial will include the following key areas:

  • What is a Joint Venture
  • Why Establish Joint Ventures
  • What rights and responsibilities should be considered
  • National joint ventures versus international joint ventures
  • Language essential to protecting the interests of teacher/demonstration hubs in joint ventures
  • Joint ventures and receiving and/or using donated technology and/or goods
  • Collaborative open source joint ventures, how to protect everything for everyone
  • Resources section
  • Summary
  • FAQ 

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Patent Attorney

We’re seeking a patent attorney to help create a tutorial for keeping open source creations open source. We also seek consultation on how to continue our open source process without violating the intellectual property rights of others. The tutorial we’d like help creating will include the following sections:

  • What is a Patent
  • Why Patent as an Open Source Organization
  • What and What Not to Patent
  • The Most Affordable Patent
  • The Most Reliable Patent
  • How to Patent Tutorial
  • Resources section
  • Summary
  • FAQ

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Legal Framework for Education Program

We’re seeking help to create the legal framework necessary for the operation of an open source education program and school. We’ll be operating this school on the property for residents and also as a private schooling option for a limited number of non-residents. We will also be open sourcing the complete program for implementation elsewhere and separate from One Community. Here are the things we need:

  • Review of school establishment options to help us choose the best one to operate
  • Research to find legal templates for establishing the school we’ll create
  • Help writing up legal waivers for those using our school related information
  • Help writing up legal waivers for parents and children participating in the program
Highest Good Education, Open Source Education, Education for Life, One Community Education, Learning for Life

Click this image to learn about the One Community education program

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Legal Framework for Property Preservation

We’re seeking help to research and structure the legal framework for perpetual property preservation. We want to legally protect it and all residents as much as possible against frivolous lawsuits. We also want to preserve the teacher/demonstration community intent of the property/project against any changes any future Board of Directors, investors, or any other interested parties may intend. The structure we create will serve as a template for others to create teacher/demonstration communities and villages too.

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International Rollout Template and Tutorial

We’re seeking help to research and establish a framework and specific legal plan for locals and/or foreigners interested in establishing teacher/demonstration hubs. This template will focus on 1 country and then serve as the template for legal professionals to help us create similar tutorials for all other countries in the world.

This plan should include:

  • Locals and foreigners
  • What’s needed to establish land use/ownership
  • What’s needed to start building
  • What’s needed to start an eco-tourism business
  • All links and resources for all the above so people know exactly where to get information they need, who to contact/file information with, and all the steps involved

Here are the pages relevant to understanding the scope and importance of this task:

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Eco-tourism Legal Structure

We’re seeking help to design the legal framework for operating One Community as an eco-tourism destination. We need to write all the contracts and agreements related to this including:

  • Liability waivers for visitors
  • Purchase agreements and contracts
  • Open source sharing agreements for classes and activities where we may be video taping

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Volunteer Rights and Obligations Residency Agreement Creation

We’re seeking help to write the residency agreement that will establish the rights and obligations of our volunteers. This agreement will include:

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Personal Injury Issues

We’re seeking help to write the agreements and waivers related to personal injury issues. We need agreements for both residents and volunteers/visitors who will be helping us build the 7 Village Models and other infrastructure components.

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