Legal Food Hub Winter Webinar Series for Farmers, Food Entrepreneurs and Food Focused Organizations

The Legal Food Hub is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Winter Webinar Series for farmers, food entrepreneurs, food-focused organizations, and anyone else who has an interest in the legal framework of the food system. Please see the attached flyer for more details and links to register for each webinar. After airing, the webinars will be made available online.

Tune in next week to two webinars:

Tuesday, 2/26, 12 PM EST: Entity Governance for Non-Profits (Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School)

Although being involved with a non-profit organization can be very fulfilling, both personally and professionally, the law and best practices regarding its governance can be confusing. This webinar provides a brief introduction to non-profit and charitable organizations, and addresses the duties and responsibilities for running such an organization including the role of the Board, management and ongoing state and federal filing responsibilities.

Register here.

Wednesday, 2/27, 12 PM EST: Selected Topics from the FSMA Produce Safety Rule (Sumana Chintapalli, Attorney, Law Office of Sumana Chintapalli, LLC, and Lori Pivarnik University of Rhode Island)

This webinar will provide a brief discussion of certain portions of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, touching on the basic framework, a few of the standards, and an overview of coverage and exemptions. This introductory conversation is a good starting point and an opportunity for those unfamiliar to become better acquainted with the Produce Safety Rule.

Register here.

Coming up in March, we have three more webinars to round out the series:

Tuesday, 3/4, 12 PM EST: Legal Considerations of Agricultural Easements (Beth Boepple, BCM Environmental and Land Law, PLLC)

Tuesday, 3/12, 12 PM EST: Employment Law for Farmers in Rhode Island (Erica Kyzmir-McKeon, CLF Senior Fellow & Attorney, and Gina A. DiCenso, Attorney at Law

Tuesday, 3/19, 12 PM EST: Student Loan Basics for Farmers (Erica Kyzmir-McKeon, CLF Senior Fellow & Attorney, and Deanna Loonin, Attorney, Project on Predatory Student Lending at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School)

And, you can watch the recording of Words Matter: Protecting Your Trademarks and Copyrights (YouTube)(Mary Rose Scozzafava, CLF Senior Fellow, former Partner, WilmerHale). In this webinar, find out what you can do to protect your market brand and avoid problems with others. This webinar will walk through choosing and registering your business name as a trademark, and provide tips on avoiding pitfalls and protecting your IP on your website.