as the guest speaker for the 234th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene
on October 21, 2013.
Jonathan Jaech on “The Development of Law for Voluntary Law Societies."
Jon will discuss efforts to develop a system of laws for the construction of voluntary law societies -- communities composed of individuals who each retain law-making power. Jon is a principal of a website devote to that effort.
Here is an excerpt from their manifesto:
The Voluntary Law Development Association is dedicated to building, maintaining, and promoting a detailed system of alternative laws designed for voluntary adoption by individuals, using community-based development models similar to those used for open-source software.
Rather than imposing laws by political fiat or concentrating capital, VLDA aims to distribute law-making power to the very atom of society: the individual. By concurring in the selection of preferred laws, individuals coalesce into communities, here called “voluntary law societies” (VLSs).
This radical grassroots approach to law entails numerous complexities and issues that VLDA aims to bring to light and develop solutions for, as part of laying groundwork for a more equitable, free, and peaceful future society.
About Jonathan Jaech:
A patent attorney, Jonathan A. Jaech is a partner in Novak, Druce, Connolly, Bove and Quigg LLP. He was previously associated with O'Melveny & Myers. He has a J.D. from UC-Hastings College of Law. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of California with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Jon is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, and he is a registered professional engineer.
He is a longtime libertarian, and is currently Region 64 Representative to LPLAC and Chairman of the Central L.A. Libertarians. He attends independent libertarian “meet ups” in downtown L.A. and is involved in many political, social, and professional activities.