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- Educational programs -- including affordable workshops & seminars
- Lawyer referral services for creative artists and independent inventors
- Arts arbitration, conciliation and mediation services
- Arts and community development programs for young people
- Arts advocacy at the local, state and federal levels
- International arts travel programs
- And much more!
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CLA's INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROGRAM 2014
LIGHTS ON PARIS: Intellectual Property and Cultural Policies in the Digital Age
March 30, 2014 to April 04, 2014
This program will provide members of California Lawyers for the Arts a timely update on royalty collections, intellectual property practice, and cultural policies that foster creativity during three days of seminars lasting 4-5 hours each.
Attorneys and cultural leaders from a broad spectrum of practices and organizations are welcome to participate in this stimulating opportunity to understand current trends in intellectual property and cultural policies as seen from the European perspective.
Click here for more information and registration.
Explore Peace & Conflict Resolution in
SOUTH AFRICA ~ SUMMER 2014
JULY 15 to 28, 2014
Travel and learn about the arts, culture and legal system of modern South Africa with an emphasis on peace-making and conflict resolution.
A highlight will be attendance at the 4th International Pan-African Peace Conference.
A joint program of Afripeace Foundation and California Lawyers for the Arts, in collaboration with the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution(CAPCR).
NEW eBook Version
Revised for the 2012 tax year, in its 35th edition, this is a unique tax preparation guide for the creative arts community.
Exclusive Member Bookstore -- Save 25%
SIGN-IN as a fully-paid C.L.A. member with your email and password (top-right of this page) and the bookstore link will appear in the left-hand menu. New books from many publishers are being added to the bookstore frequently. Check back often. A portion of each bookstore purchase will go to support C.L.A.'s mission on behalf of the creative arts community. Our bookstore features titles from NOLO (the original self-help legal publisher) as well as books from many other publishers, at a special price for members.
USPTO California Inventors Assistance Program
Under the “America Invents Act,” the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) established a new pro bono program designed to assist financially under-resourced independent inventors and small businesses. CLA was selected as the statewide Administrator of the program throughout California to process pro bono intakes in conjunction with the USPTO. This program is called the California Inventors Assistance Program (CAIP).
Monday, January 13, 2014 7:30 PM • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:30 PM • FIDM Alumni Association at The Standard Oil Building - 605 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90015
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:00 PM • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7:00 PM • USC Gould School of Law - Musick Law Building Rm. 130 - 699 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:30 PM • Blue Prynt Restaurant 815 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Saturday, January 25, 2014 1:00 PM • Ft. Mason Center, Bldg. C, Room 265 San Francisco, CA 94123
Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:30 PM • The Crocker Museum, Cemo Meeting Center, 216 O St Sacramento, CA 95814
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 6:00 PM • Pro Arts, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland CA 94612 (at Oakland Art Gallery)
Saturday, February 08, 2014 9:00 AM • UC Berkeley, 215 Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:30 PM • California Lawyers for the Arts, 2015 J Street, Suite 204, Sacramento, CA 95811
Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:00 AM • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:30 PM • Location TBA, Sacramento, CA
Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:00 AM • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, located at 31, Avenue Pierre ler de Serbie, 75782 Paris, France
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:00 AM • Johannesberg, Pretoria, Durban, Midrand & Soweto, South Africa
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July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012
In our 37th fiscal year:
1,346 persons were members of California Lawyers for the Arts
1,066 individual artists and arts organizations received legal assistance from our attorney panel
1,771 persons attended 78 C.L.A. educational programs
1,395 individuals and organizations participated in alternative dispute resolution services
66 deserving teens were placed in internships with arts organizations and apprenticeships with artists and attended 14 workshops
235 persons participated in two Artistic License Awards benefits
Our website averaged 15,099 pageviews per month with visitors from 115 countries
As a member of C.L.A., you are supporting and participating in a dynamic service organization, providing vital links to other community sectors and current issues affecting the arts as well as quality legal services and educational programs.