Introduction to Co-operative Law
Co-operatives provide a unique way of doing business. As service-providers, we need to be aware of the unique regulations and features that set co-ops apart from other business structures. This course is designed for lawyers seeking to better understand what co-operatives are, how they’re regulated, and what lawyers should be aware of when providing legal advice to co-ops.
In this course, we teamed up with Bill Oemichen and Elliot Bridgewater, two lawyers who have worked with co-ops across western Canada and the American midwest. Their expertise on co-operative law, along with resources from Co-operatives First, will give you a starting point in your work with co-operative businesses.
The total time commitment for the course is approximately two to three hours. You can save your progress as you work through the course and come back any time to finish things at your own pace. The course is divided into four modules:
- What is a co-operative?
- Creating a co-operative
- Co-op membership and governance
- Co-op finance
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