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Below is our comprehensive calendar including both in-person and online educational programs and special events, for all locations.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Colorado Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90404
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    Music Royalties 101: Monetizing Your Music
    with Jesse E. Morris, Esq.

    Program:

    Royalties are an essential part of the music business, but they are not always easy to navigate. Join California Lawyers for the Arts and attorney Jesse Morris for an introduction to music royalties. Learn the basics about the different types of music royalties, and how they are earned, calculated, and collected. This program will provide a framework for understanding different types of royalties from sources such as CDs, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, FM radio, broadcast TV, theatrical movies, and YouTube.

    Presenter:

    Jesse E. Morris, Esq. is a Los Angeles based entertainment lawyer and musician. A graduate of UC Berkeley and UC Hastings College of the Law, his professional areas of expertise include contract reviews, advising, drafting, and negotiations, trademarks,
    copyright law, and business formations. At his own firm, Morris Music Law, Jesse primarily represents songwriters, artists, bands, producers, managers, labels, publishers, and entrepreneurs.


    Location

    Colorado Center Community Rm (across walkway from tennis courts)

    2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Parking

    Validated parking, park on P-1 (top) level of Colorado Center garage; or metered parking directly outside Community Room on Broadway

    These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council


    • Tuesday, January 06, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 11:11 A Creative Collective, 18640 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356

    Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community

    Presented by the Actor's Fund
    in association with California Lawyers for the Arts

    ARE YOU CONFUSED ABOUT HEALTH CARE REFORM?

    This FREE workshop will...

    • Walk you through your Covered California options and requirements
    • Provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed
    • Help you figure out how to get affordable health insurance with the help of tax credits and federal subsidies
    • Answer all of your burning questions!
    • Help you with enrollment
    This event is free and open to everyone in the visual and performing arts and entertainment communities. Guests are welcome. Space is limited.

    Free parking on Yolanda, south of Ventura Blvd.

    These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.  
    • Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wells Fargo Building, 2140 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
    • 15

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    Rights of Publicity for Creative Artists

    With Dave Murphy, Esq.


    This workshop will discuss the challenges creative professionals face due to the current state of the right of publicity law. This will include a brief over view of the law, how it differs for commercial works versus creative works, and its relationship with the First Amendment right to freedom of expression. 

    The main focus of the discussion will be practical tips for practitioners in the film, television, web media and video game industries who want to protect their own rights while respecting people's rights to their own image and likeness. 

    Presenter: 
    Dave Murphy, Esq. is an intellectual property and entertainment law attorney. He focuses on business formation, contract negotiation and drafting, intellectual property licensing, and trademark and copyright law for artists and companies in the video game, music, film, television, and internet media spaces. Dave is a California Lawyers for the Arts panel attorney and Modest Means Incubator Program selectee.

    • Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Colorado Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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    Financial Management for Creatives: Money and Investment Strategies for Financial Peace of Mind
    with Darius G. Gagne, PhD, CFA, CFP

    Program:

    Join CLA and Darius Gagne of Abacus Wealth Partners for a workshop covering investment and saving strategies for artists. Topics to be covered include reducing debt, deciding which type of savings account is best for you, and budgeting and saving. The workshop will also provide investment secrets and money tips that are used in practice by successful artists. This program is a great way to begin 2015 on the right foot and help attain the financial peace of mind necessary to move forward with your artistic projects and entertainment career no matter how much or how little money you have.

    Speaker:

    Darius G. Gagne, PhD, CFA, CFP specializes in working with entertainment professionals, ensuring that they make smart decisions with their money so they can spend more time doing what they love. Darius is a Partner and the Chief Investment Officer at Abacus Wealth Partners as well as an instructor at UCLA Extension where he teaches his well-received course, "The Science and Art of Investing." Like many of his clients, Darius has a diverse background and brings this to the financial advice he provides. This includes originally earning a Ph.D. in Quantum Physics from UCLA; later earning an MBA from UCLA Anderson an becoming a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA); and starting each day with a dedicated yoga practice. Darius lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

    Parking

    Validated parking, park on P-1 (top) level of Colorado Center garage (between 2501 and 2525 Colorado Avenue elevator lobbies); or metered parking directly outside Community Room on Broadway

    These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council


    • Thursday, January 29, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 2015 J Street, Suite 204 Sacramento, CA 95811

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    Online pricing: $20 general public; $10 CLA members; $5 CLA student/senior members. 

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    Introduction to the Immigration Visa Process for Artists and Arts Organizations

    With Ann Kanter, Esq.

    This workshop will provide an introduction to the immigration visa process for artists and arts organizations and answer these fundamental questions:
    • How does the basic immigration system work for visual and performing artists who are foreign nationals?
    • What are the obligations of a sponsoring arts organization and what are the costs and time frames?
    • What are the main temporary visa categories for artists and what is “extraordinary ability” in the arts?
    • What is a “dual intent” visa and what are the steps to apply for permanent residence and U.S. citizenship?
    • Will the executive actions announced recently by the Obama administration open any new avenues for artists?
    • What low-cost resources are available to arts organizations and when is it advisable to consult an immigration attorney?
    Presenter:
    Ann Kanter , Esq. is a State-certified specialist in Sacramento, California with concentration in employment-based and family-based immigration law, and the principal of Kanter Immigration Law Office. She has been chosen by her peers as a Northern California Superlawyer annually since 2006 and has been practicing immigration law continuously since 1975. She is a past national board member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a former Visiting Professor at U.C. Davis Law School. The author of numerous legal articles, she is also a creative nonfiction writer and was selected for the Squaw Valley Writers Conference and Naropa University Summer Writing Program. Ann is a longtime supporter of California Lawyers for the Arts and an advisory board member.
    • Saturday, January 31, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • THE OSHER STUDIO, Berkeley Repertory Theatre @ The Arts Passage, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley CA 94704

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    "Bridging the Digital Divide"
    32nd Annual Music Business Seminar

    Saturday, January 31, 2015

    THE OSHER STUDIO, Berkeley Repertory Theatre @ The Arts Passage, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley CA 94704

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    MCLE Credit Available


    • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room, 15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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    Protecting Creativity: Collaboration Agreements
    with Carol T. Contes, Esq.

    Program:
    People collaborate at all stages of development and production, but writers especially need to know the ins-and-outs of protecting their work product, particularly when they collaborate on the creation of "ideas," writing of scripts and pitching to producers. Learn how the basics of copyright law works when writers don't have collaboration agreements, the benefits of having an agreement in place before starting to work as well as how to approach things "after the fact."

    Presenter:
    Carol T. Contes (Contes Law Corporation) has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years and has provided counsel to content producers of film, television and digital programming. Prior to being in private practice, Carol has worked within corporate-Hollywood at SAG-AFTRA and various production companies including ABC Television, Paramount, Turner Entertainment and Electronic Arts in Northern California. She presently represents independent producers (as well as individual artists) routinely working in the international marketplace. Carol has taught entertainment law and business practices at San Francisco's Academy of Art University and received her law degree at the University of Arizona.
     

    Parking:
    Validation for free self-parking in the Galleria complex will be available for a limited number of attendees on a first come, first served basis.

    These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council


    • Saturday, February 28, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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    Relax with Tax for Artists & the Self-Employed
    with Abe Carnow, C.P.A.

    Don't miss this annual seminar on the essentials of income tax for
    individual artists and artist groups of all disciplines, and the
    self-employed. Learn how you can efficiently track income and expenses throughout the year and correctly file your taxes. Topics will include record keeping, form 1040, Schedule C, the self-employment schedule, deductions, hobby losses, home offices, and more.

    A comprehensive workbook, "The Art of Deduction," is included with the admission fee.  Additional handouts will also be provided.

    Presenter:
    Abe Carnow is very active in tax practice and tax education. As a nationwide lecturer for Gear Up Tax Seminars, Abe teaches other accountants about individual income taxation, business income taxation, and ethics. In his tax practice, Abe works with a variety of professionals, including graphic artists, performers, and other service professionals. From 1974-1990, Abe worked for the Internal Revenue Service, in the examination and appeals divisions. Abe has been presenting C.L.A.'s annual tax workshop for artists in Los Angeles since 1993.

    Venue & Parking:
    Ken Edwards Center, 
    1527 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Affordable paid parking is available underneath the Ken Edwards Center and across 4th St. (Santa Monica city parking).

    These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; and the California Community Foundation.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.  
    • Wednesday, March 04, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Wells Fargo Building, 2140 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

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    Legal Issues for the Sale and Use of Photography 

    With Amitai Schwartz, Esq.


    Please join CLA as we present Bay Area Attorney and photographer Amitai Schwartz. 
    This workshop will address legal issues in connection with the creation, use, and sale of photographic images, including ownership, reproduction and manipulation, copyright, invasion of privacy, and First Amendment rights. Special attention will be given to internet related issues for photographers.


    Presenter
    Amitai Schwartz is a lawyer in private practice with over 40 years experience. He previously worked as a staff attorney at the ACLU of Northern California. He is an active photographer and has led this workshop on behalf of CLA since 2006.

    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2015 J Street, Suite 204 Sacramento, CA 95811

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    Online pricing: $20 general public; $10 CLA members; $5 CLA student/senior members. 

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    How To Prepare & Present Your Small Claims Case

    With Paul Slavit, Esq.

    This program will provide practical information concerning the effective use of small claims court. Attendees will learn about the uses and limitations of small claims court and available resources when preparing to file a claim. The program will provide information helpful in filing the claim, such as: preparing the case, developing a case outline, organizing evidence and demonstrative materials for the court and applying best practices for presenting the case at trial. In addition, the presenter will address important pretrial dispute resolution alternatives.

    Presenter:
    Commissioner Paul Slavit, served as a court commissioner in the San Francisco Superior Court for ten years, and continues to serve on assignment as a retired commissioner in Alameda County. He has more than three years on the bench exclusively as a small claims court commissioner. He will draw on that experience, as well as his 25 years of private law practice, to give a judicial officer’s observations and advice on the most effective methods in small claims cases.
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wells Fargo Building, 2140 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
    • 17

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    Legal Issues for the Sale and Use of Photography 

    With Amitai Schwartz, Esq.


    Please join CLA as we present Bay Area Attorney and photographer Amitai Schwartz. 
    This workshop will address legal issues in connection with the creation, use, and sale of photographic images, including ownership, reproduction and manipulation, copyright, invasion of privacy, and First Amendment rights. Special attention will be given to internet related issues for photographers.


    Presenter
    Amitai Schwartz is a lawyer in private practice with over 40 years experience. He previously worked as a staff attorney at the ACLU of Northern California. He is an active photographer and has led this workshop on behalf of CLA since 2006.

    • Thursday, May 21, 2015
    • Thursday, May 28, 2015
    • CUBA
    California Lawyers for the Arts presents
    an Havana Bienal Excursion to CUBA! 

    CLA's INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PROGRAM 2014

    Havana Bienal Excursion

    May 21-28, 2015

    Join Cuba Educational Travel and California Lawyers for the Arts as we visit The Havana Bienal!

    Meet the people of Cuba and learn about art from the Americas, Asia and Africa. The week will be devoted to meeting and sharing ideas with Cuban artists, curators and the everyday people of Havana. Contemporary art of Cuba, Latin America, Asia and Africa will be fully displayed throughout the city, making this curated event the only place on the Globe where you can see all of this work together in one place. For American art experts and aficionados alike, the Havana Bienal is a good way to stay in touch with developments in the visual arts of these regions.

    For more information and registration click the link below:
    Register Today!

Past events

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 How to Form a Non Profit Corporation for Creative Artists
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 How to Evaluate Yourself & Your Book Idea for Success
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 Recent Developments in the Right of Publicity in Video Games [*1.5 Cal. MCLE credits available]
Friday, November 21, 2014 Finding Affordable Health Insurance Through Covered California
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Fashion Law Primer: Protecting Your Designs
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Legal Protections for Fashion Brands & Designs
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Trademarks: An Overview of Trademark Protection
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Every Artist Insured: Finding Affordable Health Insurance through Covered California [FREE Workshop]
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 Fair Use in Filmmaking: Counseling Clients About Using Footage, Music or Art in Film Projects [*1.5 Cal. MCLE credits available]
Monday, November 03, 2014 MOVIE SCREENING & RECEPTION: She Sings to the Stars
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Fakes, Forgeries & Other Legal Issues in Art Authentication [1.0 Cal. MCLE credits available*]
Monday, October 27, 2014 An Overview of Copyright Law for Creative Artists
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Patents -- How to Protect Your Valuable Inventions
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Basic Mediation Skills Training
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Immigration and U.S. Visas for Creative Artists and the Innovation Community
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 The Business of Being a Professional Artist: TOP 10 Things All Professional Artists Should Consider When Starting And Operating Their Businesses
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Conflict in the Arts and Entertainment World: An ABA Mediation Week Event
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Estate Planning for Creative Artists & Collectors
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Getting it Right with Your Live Performance Project: Agreements & Copyright Law
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 IP Law for Video Game Developers
Monday, September 22, 2014 Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Licensing
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Politically Charged! [Free Art Gallery Reception!]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Artist-Gallery Consignment & Public Art Contracts
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Crowdfunding: Legal & Business Issues for the Creative Arts Community
Friday, September 05, 2014 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Contract Basics for Creative Artists
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Exposing Backend Money: T.V. and Film Profit Participation from All Angles [1.5 hours Cal. MCLE credit available*]
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 How to Form a California Corporation for Your Creative Arts Business
Monday, August 11, 2014 Bookkeeping Basics for Creatives
Saturday, August 09, 2014 Writing Courtrooms: How to Write Courtroom Scenes for Novels, Movies & T.V. Without Making Your Characters Sounds as if They Never Set Foot in Law School
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Understanding the Artist-Gallery Agreement
Monday, July 28, 2014 The Real Deal in Reality T.V. [1.0 Cal. MCLE credits available*]
Friday, July 25, 2014 Business Formation & Fashion Law 101 for The Fashion Student
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Photography and the Law
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Artists and Entertainers
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Collaboration Agreements & Copyright Basics
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Explore Peace and Conflict Resolution In South Africa Summer 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 The Other Kind of Film Coverage: Taking the Mystery out of Film Production Insurance
Sunday, July 13, 2014 ARTISTIC LICENSE AWARDS - 2014 - Los Angeles
Monday, June 30, 2014 Information for the Dance Professional: An Overview of Intellectual Property Law and Career Management Strategies
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 !SOLD OUT! Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in a Work-Made-for-Hire Economy: Important considerations for artists, creative freelancers, employees and employers
Friday, June 20, 2014 LIVE WEBINAR! How to Represent the Low Power FM Station License Applicant: Module 2 [1-HR MCLE Included]
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 LIVE WEBINAR! How to Represent the Low Power FM Station License Applicant: Module 1 [1-HR MCLE Included]
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 An Overview of Mural Laws in Los Angeles
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5th Annual Literary Workshop: Part 2 -- The Nuts & Bolts of Getting Your Book Published
Friday, June 13, 2014 "The Great Museum" Film Screening: LA Film Festival
Thursday, June 12, 2014 LIVE WEBINAR! Using ADR to Resolve Disputes in the Arts and Entertainment World
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5th Annual Literary Workshop: Part 1 -- A Book Publishing Overview
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Rights Clearance Issues in Film and Television
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Mean Streets of Hollywood: The Truth About Conflict in Entertainment [FREE MCLE: 2.0 hrs.]
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 How to Avoid the Common Legal Mistakes Made by Content Creators
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Intellectual Property Law Survey for Creative Artists
Saturday, May 24, 2014 Singer Songwriter Workshop & Acoustic Concert (3-Parts): Music Elements
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Life Cycle of a Public Art Project
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Music Law Essentials Series: Contract Fundamentals in the Music Industry
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Business Entity Basics for Creative Businesses
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines: Part 2
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Introduction to Copyright Law: Legal Protection of Creative Works
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Singer Songwriter Workshop & Acoustic Concert (3-Parts): Lead Vocals
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines: Part 1
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Singer Songwriter Workshop & Acoustic Concert (3-Parts): Lyrics
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Publishing Contracts and Overview of Intellectual Property Issues in Publishing [5.0 hrs. California MCLE Credit Available]
Friday, April 25, 2014 Trending Legal Issues in 3D Printing [1.5 hrs. MCLE Credit Available]
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Intellectual Property Law Overview for the Visual Artist
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Music Law Essentials Series: Trademark Fundamentals in the Music Industry
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Music Contracts: Negotiating & Drafting '360' Deals [1.5 hrs. California MCLE credit available]
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations: A Two Part Series -- Linking the Mission of the Organization to an Annual Fund Development Plan
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations: A Two Part Series -- The Building Blocks of Fundraising–Back to Basics
Sunday, March 30, 2014 Lights on Paris: Intellectual Property and Cultural Policies in the Digital Age
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Introduction to Copyright Law: Legal Protection of Creative Works
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Music Law Essentials Series: Copyright Fundamentals in the Music Industry
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 How To Prepare And Present Your Small Claims Case
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Insurance Basics for Art Galleries, Dealers and Artists
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Artwork Image Rights & Licensing
Monday, March 03, 2014 Tax Credits and Incentives for Film [1.5 hrs. California MCLE credit available]
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Focus on Legal Issues for Photographers
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 San Diego: Artist-Gallery Agreements and Copyright Law
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed - Los Angeles
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Fair Use in Filmmaking - Using Footage, Music or Art in Film Projects [1.5 cr. California MCLE available]
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Oakland: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Relax with Tax
Saturday, February 08, 2014 21st Century Musician: Making A Living Making Music - MUSIC BUSINESS SEMINAR 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Film Distribution Deals - From Wide-Release to Instant Streaming [1.5 cr. California MCLE available]
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Saturday, February 01, 2014 Publishing Agreements and Literary Contracts
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Fair Use for Creative Artists
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Thursday, January 23, 2014 Sacramento: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Thursday, January 23, 2014 Cookbook Writing: Protecting Culinary Intellectual Property for Authors, Lawyers, Foodies and Chefs
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 San Francisco: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Santa Monica: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Fashion Law: IP Protection of Designs and Licensing Agreements Basics
Monday, January 13, 2014 Financial Management for Creative Professionals: The Art and Science of Your Money
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Basic Bookkeeping for Creative Artists
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Trademarks 101 for Creative Artists
Saturday, December 07, 2013 Visual Arts Agreements: A Hands-on Training for Consignment Deals & Private Commissions [2 hrs California MCLE available]
Thursday, December 05, 2013 Sacramento: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Basic Bookkeeping for Creative Artists
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Copyright Law Today: An Intro to Online IP for Artists & Creative Professionals
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 LIVE WEBINAR! How to Protect Your Art With Design Patents
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Rock Your Contracts: Hands-on with Musician and Band Agreements
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Social Media for the Creative Arts Community
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 How to Self-Publish Your Book in the Age of iPads, Kindles, & Nooks
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Music Workshop: Licensing, Contracts and Band Agreements
Thursday, November 07, 2013 SOLD OUT - Basic Mediation Skills Training
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Trademarks for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 LIVE WEBINAR! Copyright & Fair Use: What Creative Artists Need to Know
Monday, October 28, 2013 The Business of Independent Film
Monday, October 21, 2013 Sacramento: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Mediation Panel Orientation & Training
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Design Patents: How to Protect Your Art
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Financing and Distributing "Lee Daniels' The Butler"
Thursday, October 10, 2013 Establishing a Nonprofit Organization
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Oakland: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Monday, October 07, 2013 Fashion Law 101: Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Los Angeles: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Santa Monica: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 San Francisco: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Sacramento: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Trademarks: An Overview of Trademark Protection
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Protecting Fashion Designs: Fashion Law Basics for Designers and Lawyers [1 hr CLE available]
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 The Law of Performing Arts: Business, Legal, and Practical Deals for the Stage
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Non-Profits and Fiscal Sponsorships
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Immigration and U.S. Visas for Creative Artists
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Fashion Law 101: Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Family Law for Creative Artists
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 The Business of Being a Visual Artist: Contracts & Law as an Asset
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Contract Basics for Creative Artists
Saturday, August 10, 2013 Grantwriting 101 for Individual Artists
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Legal & Business Issues for Musicians and Bands
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 LIVE WEBINAR! Collaboration Agreements for Creative Artists
Thursday, July 25, 2013 Rights Clearance for Filmmakers
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Reading In and Between the Lines of a Book Publishing Agreement
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Film Finance: Building a Basis for Independent Film (1.5 credits of MCLE available)
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Copyright & Publishing Agreements for Writers
Sunday, June 30, 2013 ARTISTIC LICENSE AWARDS - 2013 - Los Angeles
Thursday, June 27, 2013 LIVE WEBINAR! Intellectual Property Survey for Creative Artists
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Music Law Basics for the Social Media and Digital Age
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Public Art: Contracts and Fabrication
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Photography & the Law
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Immigration and U.S. Visas for Creative Artists and the Innovation Community
Monday, June 03, 2013 5th Annual Literary Workshop
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Copyright and Publishing Agreements for Musicians
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 The Business of Making and Distributing a Film
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Intellectual Property Law Survey for Creative Artists
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 The Nuts and Bolts of Screenwriter Agreements
Monday, May 20, 2013 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines
Saturday, May 18, 2013 !SOLD OUT! Mediation Panel Orientation & Training
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Licensing Visual Art for Film and TV: A Conversation with Film Art LA's Jennifer Long
Thursday, April 25, 2013 LIVE WEBINAR - How to Select the Right Corporate Form for Your Creative Arts Business [Postponed]
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Understanding the Artist-Gallery Agreement
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 The Law of Fashion and Design: Contracts, Business Planning, & Intellectual Property
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 A Primer for Emerging Artists
Thursday, April 11, 2013 Contract and Copyright Basics for Artists
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Create Your Art, Create Your Brand: Trademarks and Other IP Issues for Creative Artists
Thursday, March 28, 2013 CANCELLED - LIVE WEBINAR - Defamation: A Basic Introduction
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Copyright for Videographers and Editors
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Fine Art in Film: Licensing and Fair Use Between Artists and Filmmakers
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Music Copyright: An Introduction
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Saturday, March 02, 2013 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Thursday, February 28, 2013 Webcast: Understanding Copyrights for Creative Artists
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Legal Aspects of Internet Production
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Tax Time for Artists and the Self-Employed
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Another Way to Do Business: Worker Cooperatives for the Creative Arts
Monday, February 11, 2013 Bankruptcy and Other Solutions for Artists and Arts Organizations
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 FOCUS on Legal Issues for Photographers
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 How To Prepare And Present Your Small Claims Case - SOLD OUT!
Monday, January 28, 2013 Defamation and Rights of Privacy and Publicity for Artists
Saturday, January 26, 2013 MUSIC BUSINESS SEMINAR - 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013 Mediation Training for Intellectual Property Matters
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 State of the Art: The Current Status of the California Resale Royalty Act and Pending Litigation (1 hour MCLE credit available)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Trademark Law for Artists and Arts Organizations
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Copyright for Code Writers and Game Developers
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Contracts and Taxes for Emerging Artists and Arts Organizations
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Documentary Filmmaking and the Law
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Visit CUBA with California Lawyers for the Arts!
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Financial Analysis for Creative Artists (Part-2 of Financial Series)
Thursday, November 29, 2012 FREE SPECIAL HOLIDAY Attorney Networking Event: Association of Corporate Counsel
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Basic Bookkeeping for Creative Artists: Part-1
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 A Resource Tour of the Sacramento Public Law Library: For Artists and Small Businesses of All Disciplines
Saturday, November 10, 2012 360 Deals and Self-Distribution for Musicians
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Copyright for Educators and Librarians
Friday, October 26, 2012 Fundamentals of Fundraising for Arts Organizations
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 USPTO California Inventors Assistance Program
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Self Defense for Writers and Filmmakers
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Design Patents: How to Protect Your Art
Thursday, October 11, 2012 Contract Basics for Artists (and Networking Event)
Saturday, October 06, 2012 Merchandising, Commercial Tie-ins, Product Placement & Sponsorships
Thursday, September 27, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! The Artist-Gallery Agreement
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 How to Self-Publish Your Book in the Age of iPads, Kindles, and Nooks
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 How to Gain Media Buzz for Your Music, Fashion Design, Film and Other Creative Arts
Monday, September 24, 2012 Literary Law and Agents
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Photographers: Protect Your Work Online
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Talent Guilds 101: SAG-AFTRA, DGA, WGA
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 What To Do If You Have An Invention And How To Make The Best Use Of A Patent Lawyer -- SPECIAL AUTHOR EVENT!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Contract Basics for Creative Artists
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Social Entrepreneurship: The New California B-Corporation
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Intellectual Property and the Internet
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Collaboration Agreements & Copyright Basics
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 Photography and the Law
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Trademarks - An Overview of Trademark Protection
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Reality TV Productions and the Law
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Fashion Law 101: Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! How to Register Your Music With the Copyright Office
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Intellectual Property for Creative Artists
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Copyright and Publishing Agreements for Musicians
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Termination of Copyrights: What You Need to Know
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Legal Issues for Video Game Developers
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Trends in Television for Writers, Directors, Actors and Producers
Saturday, June 16, 2012 Risky Business: Financing and Distributing Independent Films - (MCLE Available) - SPECIAL BAY AREA PRESENTATION!
Thursday, June 14, 2012 An Evening Reception in Support of CLA’s Arts Education Programs
Saturday, June 09, 2012 Crowd Funding for Independent Filmmakers
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 4th Annual Literary Workshop
Saturday, June 02, 2012 California Lawyers for the Arts - Board Meeting: Open to the Public
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Great Artists Steal: How to Lawfully Copy Third-Party Media Into Your Work
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Copyright: A Basic Introduction
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Starting a Nonprofit Arts Organization
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Estate Planning for Creative Artists & Collectors
Monday, May 21, 2012 Accounting Management For Artists and Small Arts Businesses
Saturday, May 12, 2012 Copyright and Idea Submission Law for Writers
Saturday, May 12, 2012 One-Day Mediation Refresher Training
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Artistic License Awards- 2012 - Sacramento
Sunday, April 29, 2012 Artistic License Awards - 2012 - Los Angeles
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Music Supervisor Agreements
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Negotiation: A Basic Introduction
Friday, April 20, 2012 MEDIATION SUCCESS IN GHANA: Resolving Conflict with Concern for the Relationship
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Social Entrepreneurship: The New California B-Corporation
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Employing Minors in Entertainment Projects
Thursday, April 12, 2012 How To Prepare And Present Your Small Claims Case
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Creative Collaborations and Partnerships
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Risky Business: Financing and Distributing Independent Films
Thursday, March 22, 2012 Copyright Workshop for Artists of All Disciplines
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Dispute Resolution for Artists: Choosing Litigation, Mediation, or Arbitration
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Screenwriting: Legal Issues for Writers in Film & Television
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Trade Secrets: A Basic Introduction
Saturday, March 10, 2012 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Thursday, March 08, 2012 Basic Mediation Skills Training
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Saturday, February 25, 2012 Artist Gallery Consignment and Public Art Contracts
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Relax with Tax
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! Patents: A Basic Introduction
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Visit Cuba with California Lawyers for the Arts
Saturday, February 11, 2012 Producer's Representatives for Independent Filmmakers
Saturday, February 04, 2012 Music Business Seminar 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 LIVE WEBINAR! PUBLIC ART CONTRACTS: What every artist needs to know about public art commissions, from RFQ to Moral Rights.
Saturday, January 28, 2012 Business Entities for Creative Projects and Artists
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Managing Your Creative Work to Prevent Legal Problems
Friday, January 20, 2012 Practical Bookkeeping for Creative Artists
Saturday, January 14, 2012 Artist Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Legal Rights of Freelance Photojournalists -- Cameras to Images
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 How to Use Visual Thinking to Solve Problems
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 FOCUS on Legal Issues for Photographers
Saturday, December 03, 2011 Women in Entertainment Symposium
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Practical Bookkeeping for Creative Artists
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 LIVE WEBINAR! Trademarks: A Basic Introduction
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Design Patents: How to Protect Your Art
Monday, November 14, 2011 How to Gain Media Buzz for Your Music, Fashion Design, Film and Other Creative Arts
Saturday, November 12, 2011 Your Visual Art as an Asset
Thursday, October 27, 2011 LIVE WEBINAR! Copyright: A Basic Introduction
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Negotiating Your Way to Success in the Entertainment Industries
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 A Resource Tour of the Library for Artists of All Disciplines
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Online Marketing Law for Filmmakers
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 FOCUS on Legal Issues for Photographers
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 Independent Film Distribution Strategies
Friday, September 23, 2011 One-Day Mediation Refresher Training
Thursday, September 22, 2011 Licensing in the Digital Age
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Rights Clearance and Insurance for Filmmakers
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off -- SPECIAL AUTHOR EVENT!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Book Publishing 101
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 Independent Film Financing Strategies
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Collaboration Agreements
Saturday, August 20, 2011 Grantwriting for Artists and Arts Organizations
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Copyright Basics for Non-Attorneys
Saturday, August 06, 2011 Intellectual Property and Internet Media
Thursday, August 04, 2011 Trademarks
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 How to Gain Media Buzz for Your Music, Fashion Design, Film and Other Creative Arts
Saturday, July 23, 2011 Practical Business Strategies for Visual Artists
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Copyrights
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Non-Profits and Fiscal Sponsorships
Saturday, July 09, 2011 Copyright & Licensing for Visual Artists: Monetizing Your Rights
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Copyright and Licensing in the Digital Age
Saturday, June 25, 2011 Design Patent Law for Visual Artists and Fashion Designers
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Navigating Gallery Representation and Consignment Agreements
Saturday, June 11, 2011 Artist Gallery Consignment and Public Art Contracts
Monday, June 06, 2011 3rd Annual Literary Workshop
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Live Performance Contracts
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Trademark Primer for Creative Artists
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Financial Planning for Creative People During Volatile Times
Saturday, May 14, 2011 Practical Advice For Building an Entertainment Career
Monday, May 09, 2011 Maintaining Your Arts Non-Profit Organization
Saturday, April 30, 2011 Musical Artist Manager and Booking Agent Agreements
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Copyright for Film and Video
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Artist's Thrive: Legal Aid & Contracts
Saturday, April 16, 2011 Composer and Music Licensing Agreements for Film, TV, & New Media
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 The Business of Making and Distributing a Film
Saturday, April 02, 2011 Trademark Law and Branding for Musicians
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 From Networking to Negotiations: Effective Communication Skills & Strategies for Artists and Entertainers
Saturday, March 19, 2011 Independent Music Producer Agreements
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 Copyright 101 - An Introduction to Copyright for Creative Artists
Saturday, March 05, 2011 Tax Time for Artists and the Self-Employed
Friday, February 25, 2011 Your Music Career in 3D
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Literary Publishing Contracts for Writers (Literary Series 4)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Photography: Your Legal Questions Answered
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Visas for Entertainment Industry Workers
Saturday, February 12, 2011 Relax with Tax
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 From Inspiration to Publication (Literary Series 3)
Sunday, February 06, 2011 Tax Time for Artists
Saturday, January 29, 2011 28th Annual MUSIC BUSINESS SEMINAR
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Anatomy of a Screenwriter Deal (Literary Series 2)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Fundamentals of Fundraising for Arts Organizations
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Copyright and Idea Submission Law for Writers (Literary Series 1)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 How to Protect Your Art with Design Patents
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 FOCUS on Legal Issues for Photographers
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 Artist/Gallery Contracts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 Visas for Entertainment Industry Workers
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Contracts: Do you know what you are signing?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Year-End Tax Planning
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Year-End Tax Planning
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Understanding Self-Publishing Service Company Agreements
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Overview of Formation and Management of Non-Profit Corporations
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Film Distribution Series Part 4: Self Distribution - Exploring Alternate Distribution
Thursday, October 21, 2010 Estate Planning and Probate for Artists
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Professional Networking Seminar
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Intellectual Property in Artists' Contracts
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 The Windup, the Pitch, and the Team: Copyright and Idea Submission for Writers
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Film Finance and Distribution Strategies
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Film Series: (part 3) Foreign Distribution - Negotiating the Sales Agent Agreement
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 The Insider's Guide to Book Publishing
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Trademarks
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Film Distribution Series Part 2: U.S. Distribution - Negotiating the Producer Agreement
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Film Distribution Series Part 1: U.S. Distribution - Negotiating the Theatrical Agreement
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 How to Negotiate Licensing Agreements
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 The Art and Science of Your Money
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 The Craft Artist's Legal Guide -- Special Author Event!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Intellectual Property on the Internet: An Advanced Seminar for Artists, Writers, and Others Who Create and Use Digital Content
Monday, August 09, 2010 A Resource Tour of the Library for Artists of All Disciplines
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 International Film and Television Financing and Distribution - An Introduction
Thursday, July 22, 2010 Copyrights
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Always Use Protection! Submitting Your Ideas Without Getting Ripped-Off
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Navigating Gallery Representation and Consignment Agreements
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Fair Use in Film and Television
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 How to Get Your Reality TV Show on the Air: From Pitch to Premier
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 How to Form a California Corporation for Creative Arts
Monday, June 21, 2010 Public Art Law: VARA, CAPA, and Artists’ Intellectual Property Rights
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Copyright and Trademark Basics for Artists and Entertainers in the Digital Age
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 Music Publishing in Plain English
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 Creative Merger II: Justice & Peace
Thursday, May 27, 2010 How to Self-Publish Your Book
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 How to Sell Your Art, Books, Music, etc. Online
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Negotiating the Actor Agreement
Saturday, May 15, 2010 Health Insurance 101 for Artists, Individuals, and Families
Friday, May 14, 2010 Artistic License Awards San Francisco
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 How to Self-Publish Your Book
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Negotiating the Director Agreement
Sunday, May 02, 2010 Artistic License Awards Santa Monica
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Negotiating the Producer Agreement
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Setting-up a Simple Bookkeeping System for Creative Artists
Thursday, April 22, 2010 Music Law 2 in San José: Intermediate With Keith Cooper
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Negotiating the Writer/Option Purchase Agreement
Saturday, April 10, 2010 Flipping the Script: A Women in Entertainment Symposium
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 Resolving Disputes in Small Claims Court and/or Mediation

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