Saturday, July 26, 2008

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts' (VLA) provide advocacy as well as legal services to artists and arts organizations. They have the Art Law Line, a legal hotline; the VLA Legal Clinic for VLA members; in-house appointments with VLA staff attorneys; and pro bono placements for low-income artists and nonprofit arts organizations with one of over 1,200 volunteer attorneys.

Additionally they provide workshops that guide one through the process of establishing a 501(c)3 organization.

I recently spoke with someone who used VLA's services and was very pleased. Everything was reported accurate and professional, if a little slow- but hey it was free!

It's nice to know that you can have legal guidance on your side!

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