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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

    • Thursday, May 21, 2015
    • Thursday, May 28, 2015
    • CUBA


    California Lawyers for the Arts presents
    an Havana Biennial 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 Biennial!

    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:

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    • Thursday, May 28, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sacramento Business Journal 1400 X Street Sacramento 95818

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    Business Law for Creative Entrepreneurs

    With Uduak Oduok, Esq.

    An essential seminar for creative entrepreneurs covering the basics of establishing and operating a successful business and preventing and dealing with legal liability. In this seminar, you will learn about: Company formation, Employment contracts
    Intellectual property, Social media law, Preventing/or dealing with business liability/lawsuits.

    Presenter: Uduak Oduok is a speaker, attorney, journalist, author and recognized visionary and trailblazer. She is the co-founder of EBITU LAW GROUP, P.C., a California, USA law firm providing legal services to businesses and individuals including those in the fashion and entertainment sector; and has been featured in leading legal publications in the USA, ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She has also been a contributor to three books, two of which are distributed internationally, and has just completed her first music law book set for publishing this 2015.
    • Tuesday, June 02, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Avid Reader at Tower; 1600 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818
    • 24

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    6th Annual Literary Workshop:
    A Legal Guide to Book Publishing

    The Legal Guide to Book Publishing workshop covers the primary legal and business issues in modern book publishing. Learn what you need to know about mainstream publishing (and self-publishing) including current and emerging developments in e-book publishing. Valuable negotiating tips for effective contracts with each party in the book publishing chain will be discussed -- including self-publishing service companies. 

    Presenter:
    Bob Pimm is Chief Learning Officer and Director of Legal Services at California Lawyers for the Arts. Bob has more than 30+ years experience in the book industry. His private law practice is focused on literary law representing authors, agents, and publishers. Bob is also the Book Publishing Chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. From 2002 until 2007 he served as Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, the Forum’s quarterly publication. Bob has authored books, chapters, and numerous articles on legal and business aspects of the book publishing industry.

    Hosted by The Avid Reader  www.avidreaderbooks.com

    This program is made possible in part by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Cultural Arts Award, The County of Sacramento, our sponsors and members of California Lawyers for the Arts. The opinions expressed in any of our events and programs shall not be construed to represent the opinions and policies of California Lawyers for the Arts. California Lawyers for the Arts is a non-profit service organization that provides lawyer referrals, dispute resolution services, educational programs, publications and resource library to artists of all disciplines and arts organizations. New members welcome.



    • Thursday, June 04, 2015
    • 11:00 AM
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    LIVE WEBINAR:
    Copyright: A Basic Introduction

    Thursday, June 4th, 2015


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    This webinar is a basic introduction to copyright law for the creative arts community.


    Topics include:

    * What is copyright?

    * What is -- and is not -- protected by copyright?

    * Who can claim copyright?

    * How long does copyright last?

    * How is copyright protected?

    * What can you do if someone violates your copyright?

    * How can you use someone else's copyright?

    * And much more...!


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    lris@calawyersforthearts.org (Include "Copyright Webinar" in the subject line of your email message)

    Instructor:

    Bob Pimm, Esq. is an attorney and Chief Learning Officer & Director of Legal Services for California Lawyers for the Arts.

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    • Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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    The Top Ten Legal Things Every Filmmaker Needs to Know to Avoid Getting Ripped Off (or Sued)
    with Larry Zerner, Esq.

    Program Description: 

    If you are a writer, director, producer or performer in the entertainment industry then you probably encounter common legal issues every day.  This workshop will provide an overview of some of the most frequently encountered legal topics in the film industry as well as insight into how to avoid some common legal pitfalls.  Topics to be covered include copyright infringement, contracts and rights agreements, title protection, libel law, reality shows, and collaboration agreements.  If you are working in the industry, you owe it to yourself to get informed.


    Presenter:

    Larry Zerner is a sole practitioner at Zerner Law, and is the co-chair of the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers.  An attorney for 24 years, Larry’s clients include top writers, directors, producers and reality stars.  A former actor himself, Larry regularly speaks about legal issues and has spoken at Comic-Con, Creative Screenwriting Expo, Scriptfest and New Playwrights Foundation, among other places.  

    Parking

    Affordable parking is available in the lot underneath the venue and in other nearby city lots.

    These programs are made possible, in part, by 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, June 11, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wells Fargo Building, 2140 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
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    Non-Profits and Fiscal Sponsorships
    With Cherie Evans, Esq.

    Nonprofit Basics and Fiscal Sponsorship -Thinking of starting a nonprofit organization?  Whether you are a filmmaker, a dance company, or an arts group, many grants are only available to public charities.  
    • So how do you obtain public charity status?  
    • What are the disadvantages?  
    • What about fiscal sponsorship?  
    This workshop answers your questions.
     
    Presenter: Cherie Evans is a partner in the law firm of Evans & Rosen LLP. She advises nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on corporate and tax law matters.  Over the years, she has counseled hundreds of nonprofit organizations of all sizes, including public charities, private foundations, social welfare organizations, and business leagues.  Prior to forming Evans & Rosen, she was an associate at Silk, Adler & Colvin and practiced in the area of tax-exempt organizations.  She is Past Chair of the California Bar’s Nonprofit Organizations Committee and a panel attorney for California Lawyers for the Arts.

    • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    • Friday, June 19, 2015
    • University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA

    California Lawyers for the Arts and the William James Association, in collaboration with the University of San Francisco, are presenting a unique national conference:

    Arts in Corrections:  Opportunities for Justice and Rehabilitation 

    June 16 to 19, 2015

    University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA

    DOWNLOAD PROGRAM SCHEDULE (.pdf file)

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    This conference will provide a robust review of current trends in arts in corrections, including an overview of public policy, funding strategies, evaluation methods, and legislative trends.  Special features include a one-day training program on Tuesday, June 16 with experienced practitioners for artists who are new to the field, opportunities to build out the structure for a national coalition, and a showcase of the arts at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County on Friday, June 19. 

    Keynote speakers include Wayne Kramer, a nationally known rock musician who founded Jail Guitar Doors after being incarcerated at a federal prison, and California Senator Loni Hancock, Chair of the California Senate Public Safety Committee, Chair, of the Budget Subcommittee on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary, and a member of the Senate Education Committee.

    Super Early Bird registration by April 20 --  $200 (save $100)
    Registration after that date and before June 1 --  $250 (save $50)
    Standard Registration after June 1 -- $300

    Please indicate your attendance at the San Quentin showcase by registering before April 20.   More detailed information will be requested in a separate email from the San Quentin Prison Arts Project.    

    Non-profit arts organizations and local arts agencies can apply to the California Arts Council for a Professional Development grant for one person's conference fees and travel, up to a total of $750. 
    http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/pdc.php


    Coming soon at this site: detailed agenda, list of speakers and suggestions for accommodations.

    Sign up for updates at: 
    http://williamjamesassociation.org/conference/

    Facebook link for conference page:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1415644475405704/


    AREA HOTELS

     
    Laurel Inn: 415-567-8467 - 444 Presidio Avenue
    Regular rate can start at $309 and more. They offer a group rate of approximately $269 king or double beds for a 15-room block.
     
    Hotel Majestic: (415) 441-1100 - 1500 Sutter Street
    Regular rate is for a standard queen $198, for a master suite $248 and for a junior suite $224. Group rates are available. For a group of 40-50 people, the approximate rate would be $198 plus tax per night for all combinations of room types: 10 Junior Suites, 5 Master Suites and the rest Standard rooms.
     
    Queen Ann Hotel: (415) 441-2828  - 1590 Sutter Street
    Regular rates for a standard room is $179/225, for a king room is $189/235, for a deluxe king it is  $205/250, for a   superior room is $235/285, for a 1 bedroom suite $265/315 and for a two bedroom suite $405/465. Group rates include: $179.00 for Victorian King Rooms (8 rooms available), $199.00 for Deluxe King (7 rooms), $239.00 for Superior King (8 rooms), $239.00 for Two Queen Bed Rooms (6 rooms), $249.00 for One Bedroom Suites with queen bed & pull out sofa (3 rooms).
     
    Hotel Whitcomb: (415) 626-8000 - 1231 Market St
    Regular rates (individual rates are under 8 rooms) are King size $219, and Queen size 189. For group rates,  $179 for king and queen if reserving over 8 rooms.

    AIRBNB
    Link to "AIC conference at USF"
    I've had really great experiences with airbnb and find that with multiple people, it ends up less than a hotel and with more features, like a kitchen and space to relax or socialize.

    VRBO (vacation rental by owner)
    Also sharing this short list and encourage you to do your own search

    Hotels near USF for AIC Conference:
    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zMyUA654tQVw.kXCl8NP3iCqI

    PROGRAM SCHEDULE

    DRAFT AGENDA dated April 29, 2015
    (WORK IN PROGRESS)
     
    California Lawyers for the Arts and the William James Association in collaboration with the University of San Francisco present a national conference:

    Arts in Corrections: Opportunities for Justice and Rehabilitation 

    June 16 to 19, 2015

    University of San Francisco
    2345 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
     

    This four-day conference on prison arts will showcase best practices, review current research models and results, and offer insights into new developments and challenges. The intended audience includes experienced artists and expert practitioners as well as those who are new to the field, in addition to arts administrators, educators, and allied professionals from the mental health and criminal justice sectors, including psychologists, sociologists, lawyers, law enforcement officers, and elected officials.

    DESIRED OUTCOMES
    Celebrate and Inspire
    Invite and Encourage Newcomers, Young People
    Dialogue, Cross Fertilize
    Build an Informal Network of Mentors
    Build Out the National Coalition

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    National Endowment for the Arts
    California Arts Council
    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
    Andy Warhol Foundation
    San Francisco Foundation
    Wallace A. Gerbode Foundation
    Quentin Hancock Fund
    USF Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach
    Jesuit Foundation
    USF Lane Center for Catholic Life
    USF School of Arts and Humanities
    USF School of Management
    International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership
    USF President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women
    San Francisco Association of Realtors

     
    For more information, contact:
     
    aic@calawyersforthearts.org
    To register, go to http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1881906

    DRAFT AGENDA updated May 20, 2015

    WORK IN PROGRESS
    Optional Pre-Conference Day - Tuesday 6.16.15
    Training and Coalition Building Day – McLaren Conference Center 

    Arts in Corrections Training 

    10 am to 3:30 pm
    Artists who are new to the field of corrections will have an opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners from different art disciplines, including dance, theatre, music, literary and visual arts.  Curriculum approaches for various arts disciplines, as well as mediation, restorative justice, communications and other life skills, will be discussed, as well as techniques for classroom management in the corrections environment.

    Arts-in-Corrections Artists' Training
    New Artist Orientation
    Navigating the Prison System
    Best Practices
    Lesson Sharing
    Mediation Techniques
    Vern’s Rules

    Confirmed Trainers
    Phyllis Kornfeld, Cellblock Visions, Prison Art in America
    Kyes Stevens, Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project
    Jack Bowers, William James Association, Artist Facilitator Soledad Prison
    Leslie Neal, ArtSpring, FL
    Nathalie Costa, Adirondack Center for Writing/Ray Brook Federal Prison, NY
    Victoria Sammartino, Voices UnBroken, NY
    Alice Reeb, California Lawyers for the Arts
    Sonya Shah, Justice Program Director,
    Insight Prison Project
    Anna Plemons, PhD, Teaching Artist, New Folsom Prison; Blackburn Fellow, WSU
    Elliot LaPlante, The Actors Gang Prison Project
    Leslie Currier, Marin Shakespeare Co.
    Emma Jean Foster, Glide Church,
    African-American Spirituals
    Nane Alejandrez, Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos

    4-6 Coalition Building Part I - Facilitator: devorah major
    Collaborators: Wendy Jason and Becky Mer, Prison Arts Coalition with Laurie Brooks, William James Association

    7pm Prison Boxing, written and performed by Leah Joki, who spent 18 years teaching theatre in prison. A personal reflection on the prison system subculture from humorous to utterly horrifying, Prison Boxing brings to life in a 70-minute show the complex characters Leah encountered “inside.”


    Day I (Wednesday 6.17.15) – McLaren Conference Center

    Understanding and Supporting the Field
    Prison Artists and Community Organizations - Peer Support

    8:30-9:30 Registration and Coffee/snacks

    9:30-10:00  Opening Remarks
    Laurie Brooks, William James Association, Alma Robinson, California Lawyers for the Arts
    Setting the Stage, Our Intentions for the Conference, Housekeeping/Logistics

    10-10:45    Keynote Speaker - Wayne Kramer, Jail Guitar Doors
    Changing Lives One Guitar at a Time

    10:45-11   Break
    1-12:30   Flash Introductions
    12:30-1:30    Lunch 
    1:30-2:30     Arts in Federal Corrections Plenary Panel
    Moderator - Beth Bienvenu,NEA Accessibility Director, Office of the Senior Deputy Chairman
    Deltone Moore, Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Jim Reese, Yankton Men’s Federal Prison Camp, SD
    Nathalie Costa Thill, Ray Brook Men’s Federal Corrections Institution, NY

    2:30-3:45    Perspectives Plenary Panel – View from the Inside and Outside
    Moderator – Jim Carlson, Former AIC Statewide Program Manager /New Folsom Artist Facilitator
    Prison Arts “Graduate” – Guillermo Willie
    Family – Carol Hinds, Parent, CA State Prison Sacramento
    Community Partnership Manager – Steve Emrick, San Quentin State Prison
    Federal Bureau of Prisons - Deltone Moore, Supervisor of Recreation, Department of Justice
    San Francisco County Jail – Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi
    Correctional Counselor II, Correctional Officer, and Librarian - Fred Winn & Correctional Counselor II & Teacher Judy Studebaker

    3:45-4:00    Break

    4:00-5:30    Networking - Breakouts with facilitators & note-takers

    By Institutional Settings: Adult jails (tbd), Juveniles (Victoria Sammartino, Voices UnBroken, NY), Women prisoners (Leslie Neal, ArtSpring, FL), Re-entry (Deborah Tobola, Poetic Justice Project)

    By Art Disciplines: Theatre (Agnes Wilcox, Prison Performing Arts Founder, MO), Literature (Jim Reese, NEA Writer-in-Residence, Yankton Federal Prison Camp), Music, Visual, Dance  

    By Program Models – Academic (Kyes Stevens, Auburn University, AL; Amie Dowling, USF), Community-based (Katherine Vockins, Rehabilitation Through The Arts, NY); Government based (Beth Bienvenu, NEA; Wayne Cook and Mary Beth Barber, CAC)

    Suggested Discussion Topics:
    Resource sharing
    • What works really well, tried and true
    • New ideas & initiatives    
    • Working w/ volunteers and students
        Grappling w/ challenges
        • Gender, racial & economic disparities    •Aesthetics, standards
        • Prison system

    6:00-7:30  Reception with San Francisco Host Committee:

    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee; USF President Father Paul Fitzgerald, S.J., Fiona Ma, Member, CA State Board of Equalization; CA Senator Mark Leno; London Breed, President, SF Board of Supervisors; SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi; San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón; SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi; Peter Coyote, Actor and First Chair of the California Arts Council; Tom DeCaigny, Director, SF Arts Commission; Kary Schulman, Director, SF Grants for the Arts; Brad Erickson, Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area; Deborah Cullinan, Director, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Rhodessa Jones, Co-Artistic Director, Cultural Odyssey; Stacie Ma'A, President, Gerbode Foundation; Quentin Hancock, Quentin Hancock Fund; James Head, President, East Bay Community Foundation; and Fred Blackwell, President, San Francisco Foundation.

    Musical Jam Session with Wayne Kramer, Jack Bowers, Eric Chun, Kathie Rollins and friends


    Day II  (Thursday, 6.18.15) – McLaren Conference Center

    Making the Case

    8:00-9:00 Registration and Coffee/snacks

    9:00-9:45 Poetic Justice Project performance

    9:50-11:00     Plenary Session Overview on Research and Evaluation:
            Qualitative, Quantitative and “Evidence-based”
        Larry Brewster, Ph.D., USF School of Management
        Grady Hillman, Prison Arts Resource Project
        Susan Turner, Ph.D., Director, Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, UC Irvine; CA      
        Ronnie Halperin, Ph.D., Purchase College, SUNY
        Laura Pecenco, UC San Diego Ph.D. Candidate
        Accompany with Peter Merts’ photo slideshow

    11:00-11:15    Break

    11:15-12:30    Simultaneous Sessions:
    Evaluation – nuts and bolts, how to design research tools, understanding Evidence-Based    Principles
    •    Laura Pecenco, UC San Diego Ph.D. Candidate
    •    Larry Brewster, AIC principal researcher, USF
    •    Susan Turner, Center for Evidence-Based Corrections, UC-Irvine
    •    Ronnie Halperin, Purchase College, SUNY

    Sentencing Reform
    •    Emily Harris, Ella Baker Center, Oakland, CA
               
    Designing Institutional Spaces for Restorative Reentry         
    •    Deanna Van Buren, FOURM Design Studio, Emeryville, CA
    •    Beverly Prior, Justice Lead, U.S. West, AECOM

    12:30-1:30     Lunch

    1:30-2:30    Simultaneous Sessions:

    Legislative Advocacy
    •    Alma Robinson, California Lawyers for the Arts
    •    Brad Erickson, Theatre Bay Area, California Arts Advocates
    •    Richard Stein, Arts Orange County, California Arts Advocates

    Getting Buy-In from Inside the System
    •    Jack Bowers, William James Association
    •    Grady Hillman, Prison Arts Resource Project

    Restorative Justice, Alternatives to Violence 
    •    Sonya Shah, Justice Program Director, Project Insight
    •    Sara Lee, Music in Prisons, London, UK

    2:30-2:45    Break

    2:45-4:00    Simultaneous Sessions:

    Entrepreneurial Activities, Intellectual Property and Reentry Issues for Prison Artists
    •    Harmony Oswald, JD Candidate, Santa Clara University, copyright issues in light of “Son of Sam” state laws and prison regulations
    •    Jacqui Norton, MA, DeMontfort University, UK, The FiLTER Model and the Importance of Intellectual Property with Reference to Song-writing Activities
    •    Jonathan Blanco, Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, OR, Entrepreneurial Pilot Project includes on-line store and trust accounts, scaling to state-wide program
    Outreach Campaigns & Public Awareness
    •    Art Shows - Carol Newborg and Ronnie Goodman, San Quentin Arts Project
    •    Peter Merts, Photographer, Paths of Discovery
    •    Social Media – Becky Mer and Wendy Jason, Prison Arts Coalition
    •    Barrios Unidos – semi-trailer with cell (pending)
    Re-entry, Transitional Programs
    •    Deborah Tobola, Poetic Justice, Moderator
    •    Reggie Daniels, USF Ph.D. Candidate
    •    Robyn Buseman, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
               
    4:00-4:15    Break

    4:15-6:00     Coalition Building Part II - Facilitator: devorah major
    Generative question: What do we need to do to be more effective and to develop our capacity in order to move the field forward?

    6:30    Evening in the Gallery – Fromm Building, Berman Room
    Returned Artists Panel with Slides 
    Henry Frank, Troy Williams, Russell Craig, Watani Stiner and others


    Day III (Friday, 6.19.15) – McLaren Conference Center

    State Perspectives

    8:00-9:00 Registration and Coffee/snacks

    9:00-10:00 State Perspectives on Arts and Justice—Where Do We Go From Here?
    Craig Watson, Director, California Arts Council
    Millicent Tidwell, Director of Rehabilitative Programs,
    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

    10:00 to 10:40  Keynote Speaker:  California Senator Loni Hancock,
        Chair of Senate Public Safety Committee 
    Updates on Trends in Corrections and Rehabilitation – How the Arts Can Make a Difference
     
    10:40     Closing Performance Marcus Shelby Trio 
    Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex

    11:00 Closing Remarks and Evaluation

    11:15 - 12     Lunch on the bus to San Quentin (maximum of 75 participants with clearance information required by mid-April)

    1-3:30   Showcase of San Quentin Arts  – visual arts show, The Artistic Ensemble, poetry, musical performance, Shakespeare scene (Marin Shakespeare) and group discussions with participants

    Additional Logistical Information:
    To walk up to the McLaren Conference Center, enter the campus through the parking lot just east of the Gymnasium at 2345 Golden Gate Avenue.
    Free Parking is available for AIC Conference participants at the Koret Gym Parking Lot at the intersection of Turk and Parker Streets.
    Closest Muni Lines are the #5 Fulton, #38 Geary, #31 Balboa and #43 Masonic.

     
    For more information, contact:
     
    aic@calawyersforthearts.org
    To register, go to http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1881906
    • Thursday, June 18, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    LIVE WEBINAR:
    Trademarks: A Basic Introduction
     
    Thursday, June 18th, 2015 @ 11 AM

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    This webinar is a basic introduction to trademark law for the creative arts community. 

    Topics include:

    * What is a trademark?
    * What is -- and is not -- protected by a trademark? 
    * Who can claim trademark? 
    * How long does trademark last? 
    * How is a trademark protected?
    * What is a trademark search?
    * What can you do if someone violates your trademark? 
    * How can you use someone else's trademark? 
    * And much more...! 

    Once you have registered, we will send you the information you need to view the webcast.

    Send your QUESTIONS to

     
    lris@calawyersforthearts.org (Include "Trademark Webinar" in the subject line of your email message)

    Instructor
    Bob Pimm, Esq. is an attorney and Chief Learning Officer & Director of Legal Services for California Lawyers for the Arts.

    REGISTER HERE

    • Saturday, June 20, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
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    LAW + ART + WATER:
    Sustainability Issues for Creative People in Los Angeles

    In Collaboration with Avenue 50 Studio & Printmaking Collective Los de Abajo

    Introduction:

    California Lawyers for the Arts seeks to foster a role for the arts in addressing the pressing environmental concerns facing our communities. Since 2008, CLA has presented a series of Dialogues on arts and environmental issues, including a water-themed event in 2013. The Law + Art + Water Day of Learning is a continuation of CLA's effort to advance the conversation regarding the artist’s role in California's water crisis and the urban planning issues surrounding the global quest for sustainable living. The program will take place at Avenue 50 Studio during a water-themed exhibition by the Los Angeles-based printmaking collective Los de Abajo.   

    Schedule:

    • 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. – Light breakfast and Networking sponsored by Sheppard Mullin

    • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. – Sustaining an Artistic Life in the Urban Sprawl: Housing Issues for Artists

      • Program: Urban planning is an essential part of creating a sustainable future for Los Angeles and its water supply. It is also critical to ensuring that artists continue to have a place in the City's tight housing markets and growing population. In this panel, local experts will provide information about navigating some of the housing issues that Los Angeles artists face. Topics to be covered include resources for finding affordable housing and resolving landlord-tenant disputes, state and federal fair housing laws, and basic landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities.

      • Presenters:

        • Yazmin Guzman, Housing Rights Center

        • Amanda Steele, Actor's Fund Housing Development Corporation

        • Durinda Abraham, Community Corporation of Santa Monica

        • Alice Reeb, California Lawyers for the Arts

    • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. – Art & Water: A Talk With Members of Los de Abajo

      • Program:  Join Los de Abajo and moderator Alfred Fraijo Jr., Esq. for a discussion of the printmaking collective's latest exhibition, on display at Avenue 50 Studio. Topics to be addressed include how water has inspired the work of Los de Abajo, how the printmaking collective strives for sustainability and how they view the artist's role in the California water crisis.

      • Presenters:

        • Kay Brown

        • Cas Donovan

        • Nguyen Ly

        • Yvette Mangual

        • Poli Marichal

        • Don Newton

        • Marianne Sadowski

    • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – Practicing Your Art in Harmony With the Environment

      • Program: As the California water shortage intensifies, so does the need for reassessment and reform of our everyday practices. This panel will feature a discussion of art and sustainability. It will touch upon the artist’s role in the water crisis and provide a framework for identifying and implementing sustainable artistic and business practices. 

      • Presenters:

        • Justin Yoffe, Arts:Earth Partnership

        • Carmen Zella, Do Art Foundation

        • Devon Tsuno, Artist

    Moderator:

    Alfred Fraijo Jr., Esq., Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP  

    Parking

    Free parking is available behind the studio and on the street.


    These workshops are made possible, in part, by 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.


    • Monday, June 22, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • SmithHouse Tap and Grill, 10351 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

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    What's New in Copyright & Entertainment: A Review of Recent Case Law 
    [1.5 hours California MCLE credit available*]
    with Robert Rotstein, Esq.

    (Social hour at 6:00, presentation at 7:00)

    Program Description:

    Over the past year, there have been significant developments in copyright, trademark, right of publicity, and entertainment law.  Robert Rotstein will discuss the major cases, with an emphasis on how they affect the rights of artists, publishers, producers, and distributors of intellectual property.  The program is appropriate both for those who practice art and entertainment law and those who want to become familiar with those areas.

    Presenter:

    Robert Rotstein, Esq. is a partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.  He specializes in litigation with a focus on intellectual property and technology, copyright, and entertainment matters.  Mr. Rotstein is a frequent lecturer on copyright law, defamation, trademark law, and legal ethics, recently at the Los Angeles Copyright Society, Southwestern School of Law, and the USC Intellectual Property Institute.  

    Parking:

    • Pull into building for valet ($5 with validation)
    • Limited street parking may also be available

    MCLE credit, if desired, is included in all prices.


    *CLA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for 1.5 hours of general MCLE credit and zero hours of Legal Ethics, Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Prevention, Detection or Treatment of Substance Abuse credit. This event may meet the requirements for continuing legal education credits in other states.  Please check with the bar in the state in which you are seeking credits to determine if this event is eligible.


    These seminars 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, June 24, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wells Fargo Building, 2140 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
    • 16

    SAVE $5 - By Registering Online (prices are +$5 at the door)
    SAVE $10 - Join CLA BEFORE registration for Member Pricing

    The Business of Making and Distributing an Independent Film

    With Lindsay Spiller, Esq.

    This workshop covers the business of making and distributing an Independent film.

    Topics covered include:

    • the Development Phase
    • the Production Phase
    • the Post Production Phase
    • the Distribution Phase

    The workshop will conclude with a review of useful Film Production Resources.

    Presenter: Lindsay Spiller's entertainment law practice focuses on Film/TV, Music and New Media. He has worked with narrative and documentary film-makers with their projects from development through distribution. Mr. Spiller assists clients to form film companies, arrange financing, clear licensing, negotiate talent and distribution contracts, and provides film industry business planning.

    • Thursday, June 25, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • View on the Internet wherever you are!
    LIVE WEBINAR:
     
    Lawyer Referral & Information Service [LRIS] Orientation and Information Webinar
     
    Thursday, June 25th, 2015 @ 11 AM

     
    REGISTER HERE

     
    This FREE ATTORNEY webinar is a basic orientation and introduction to CLA's Lawyer Referral & Information Service [LRIS].  This webinar is for attorneys who would like to join CLA’s LRIS, new LRIS attorneys, and attorneys already serving on the LRIS who would like to learn more about changes and improvements to CLA’s LRIS.

    Topics covered include:

    1.    What is a lawyer referral service?
    2.    What is a State Bar Certified LRIS?
    3.    What are the benefits of joining CLA’s LRIS?
    4.    How much does it cost to join CLA’s LRIS?
    5.    How do I join CLA’s LRIS?
    6.    How does the lawyer referral process work?
    7.    What kinds of referrals does CLA offer?
    8.    How do I get the most out of participating in CLA’s LRIS?
    9.    And much more!

    Instructor:
    BOB PIMM, Esq.
    Chief Learning Officer & Director of Legal Services
    California Lawyers for the Arts

    Send your questions in advance to lris@calawyersforthearts.org with “LRIS Webinar” in the subject line.

    Once you have registered, we will send you the information you need to view the webinar.

    Send your QUESTIONS to:

    lris@calawyersforthearts.org (Include "LRIS Webinar" in the subject line of your email message)

    Instructor
    Bob Pimm, Esq. is an attorney and Chief Learning Officer & Director of Legal Services for California Lawyers for the Arts.

     
    REGISTER HERE

    • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • View on the Internet wherever you are!
     
     
    LIVE WEBINAR:
    Licensing: A Basic Introduction
     
    Thursday, June 30th, 2015 @ 11 AM

    CLA MEMBERS SAVE 50%
    JOIN CLA BEFORE REGISTRATION AND SAVE!


    Member Price is $10. Non-member price is $20.

     
    REGISTER HERE

    Members can use their "CLA MEMBER-ONLY DISCOUNT COUPON" which can be located on the CLA website after members sign-in to the website with their email address and password. Enter this coupon code during the payment step to receive your member discount.

      

    This webinar is a basic introduction to licensing for the creative arts community. 

    Topics include:

    * What is a license?
    * What is the difference between a Licensor and a Licensee?
    * What are the different interests between licensors and licensees?
    * What are the different kinds of licenses available?
    * Do I need to get a license to use someone else's work?
    * When should I issue a license to let someone use my work?
    * A summary of the basic licensing deal points from both sides
    * And much more!

    Once you have registered, we will send you the information you need to view the webinar.

    Send your QUESTIONS to

     
    lris@calawyersforthearts.org (Include "Licensing Webinar" in the subject line of your email message)

    Instructor
    Bob Pimm, Esq. is an attorney and Chief Learning Officer & Director of Legal Services for California Lawyers for the Arts.

    REGISTER HERE

    • Saturday, July 25, 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco, 2497 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
    8th Annual 
    ARTISTIC LICENSE AWARDS
    Sunday, July 25, 2015 @ 5 PM
    San Francisco, CA

    California Lawyers for the Arts invites you to 
    The Eigth Annual Artistic License Awards

    Reception and awards program benefiting California Lawyers for the Arts and celebrating service to 
    the California Arts Community

    University of San Francisco
    Fromm Hall
    Saturday, July 25, 2015
    5:00 pm to 7:30 pm


    HONORING
    • San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed
    • Steven Hirsch and Katherine Lovett of the Law Firm of Keker & Van Nest, LLP
    • Deborah Santana of the Do a Little Fund
    • The Hancock Family Funds
    • Dr. Lawrence Brewster of the University of San Francisco and the William James Association

    ---

     
    REGISTER HERE

    In 2008, the Board of Directors for California Lawyers for the Arts established the Artistic License Awards to recognize persons and organizations whom have mastered their arts (intended in the broadest possible sense) in extraordinary ways for the communities they serve.

    This year’s honorees are examples of those whose acts of generosity and examples of innovation have inspired so many others to stretch beyond their “comfort zones” and take on the challenges of our time.

    ---

    SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:
    Galaxy: $20,000 (includes 20 tickets)
    Grand Vision: $10,000 to $19,999 (includes 12 tickets)
    New Horizon: $5,000 to $9,999 (includes 8 tickets)
    Benefactor: $2,500 to $4,999 (includes 6 tickets)
    Patron: $1,000 to $2,499 (includes 4 tickets)
    Supporter: $500 to $999 (includes 2 tickets)

    For sponsorship opportunities,
    please call:

    (415) 796-7692

    Sponsorships received by June 1, 2015 
    will be included in "Event Program"


    For special large group ticket discounts please call: (415) 796-7692

    A PRINTABLE REGISTRATION &
    SPONSORSHIP FORM IS AVAILABLE
    FOR DOWNLOAD HERE

Past events

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Music Publishing in Plain English
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Contract Basics for Creative Artists
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Branding for Creative Businesses
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Trending Legal Issues in 3D Printing in the Creative Arts (especially the fashion industry) [1.5 hrs. MCLE Credit Available]
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Legal Basics for Creative Businesses
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Music in the New Millennium: The Legal Landscape for Compensating Content Creators [*1.5 Cal. MCLE credits available]
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 How to Blog A Book
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Licensing in the Digital Age
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Art and Merchandising
Thursday, April 16, 2015 The Merch Table: Licensing & Merchandising for Creative Artists
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Film Financing Basics
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Basic Mediation Skills Training
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Trademarks for Brands and Bands
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Introduction to Copyright Law: Legal Protection of Creative Works
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Legal Issues for the Sale and Use of Photography
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 How To Prepare & Present Your Small Claims Case
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Legal Issues for the Sale and Use of Photography
Monday, March 02, 2015 Litigating Screenplay Infringement Cases [1.0 hour Cal. MCLE credit available*]
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Los Angeles: Relax with Tax for Artists & the Self-Employed
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Protecting Little Guys' Big Ideas: The California Inventors Assistance Program
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Employment and Fundraising Laws for Non-Profits
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 San Francisco Bay Area #2: Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Protections for Visual Artists: An Overview of Moral Rights Laws in California
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Sacramento Area: Relax with Tax: The Essentials of Income Tax for Individual Artists of All Disciplines
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Design Patents: How to Protect Your Art
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Protecting Creativity: Collaboration Agreements
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 San Francisco Bay Area #1: Relax with Tax for Artists and the Self-Employed
Saturday, January 31, 2015 "Crossing the Digital Divide" 32nd Annual Music Business Seminar [4-Hrs. MCLE Credit Available]
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Introduction to the Immigration Visa Process for Artists and Arts Organizations
Monday, January 26, 2015 Art Law: Education and Conference in Collaboration with Sotheby's Institute of Art [Cal. MCLE Credit Available]
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Small Business Loans for Small Start Ups - An Overview
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Financial Management for Creatives: Money and Investment Strategies for Financial Peace of Mind
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Rights of Publicity for Creative Artists
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Los Angeles: Understanding the New Health Care Law for the Creative Arts Community [FREE Workshop]
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Music Royalties 101: Monetizing Your Music
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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