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A new sharing economy is emerging—but how does it fit within our legal system?

Residents of cohousing communities could benefit from the advice of “sharing lawyers.”

What do you call a lawyer who helps people share, cooperate, barter, foster local economies, and build sustainable communities?

That sounds like the beginning of a lawyer joke, but actually, it’s the beginning of new field of law practice. Very soon, every community will need a specialist in this yet-to-be-named area: Community transactional law? Sustainable economies law? Cooperation law?

Added October 11, 2019