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We are pleased to share with you some highlights of our work providing legal services to the creative community and advocacy initiatives for equity and justice that were carried out during 2020. We look forward to continuing these efforts into 2021!

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California Lawyers for the Arts empowers the creative community by providing:


EDUCATION

  Need legal Information?

CLA's Educational Program offers workshops, seminars and special events throughout the state on a variety of legal and business topics that affect the creative community. 

Workshops topics include:

        • basic copyright
        • trademark 
        • licensing 
        • publishing 
        • mediation 
        • fashion
        • artists/gallery agreement
        • forming a non-profit
        • contract basics
        • music publishing

LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICES

Are you a creative artistarts organization, or independent inventor and have a legal matter? 

CLA is a State Bar of California Certified  Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) and can match you with a qualified attorney.

 We also help inventors through our California Inventors Assistance Program (CIAP)Apply online HERE



ARTS ARBITRATION & MEDIATION SERVICES

Need help resolving a dispute?

CLA's Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS) has been providing alternative dispute resolution services for the creative arts community since 1980. 

AAMS provides:

        • counseling 
        • conciliation 
        • mediation 
        • arbitration
        • neutral evaluation 
        • meeting facilitation 

Call (510) 990-6030 or apply online AAMS Assistance Form


SACRAMENTO CARES MEDIATION PROGRAM

FREE City of Sacramento COVID-19-related Commercial & Residential Landlord & Tenant Mediation Services.

Click HERE for more information   

 

MEMBERS SAVE!

Are you a member of the creative arts and innovative community? Are you an attorney or mediator who supports and believes in the arts sector?

If so, become a member today!

CLA Members save $15 on every referral admin fee.

Members save up to 50% or more on education programs.

Members enjoy the results of CLA's advocacy.


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CLA NEWS

CLA BY THE NUMBERS

July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

In our 45th Fiscal Year


855 persons were members of CLA

11,383 persons followed CLA on 5 social media platforms

365 clients received legal assistance from the Lawyer Referral & Information Services 

2,523 persons attended 63 educational programs  

2,795 individuals and organizations participated in Alternative Dispute Resolution Services and 1,039 cases were resolved

16 persons received mediation training

596 youth were trained as peer mediators in 13 schools

36 deserving teens were placed in arts internships and apprenticeships and attended 8 job readiness workshops

45 persons participated in Art in Corrections trainings in 2 states

CLA's website averaged 10,293 page views per month

People from 131 countries visited CLA's website

SUPPORT CLA

With your support, CLA continues to provide critically needed legal, conflict resolution and educational programs for artists and arts organizations throughout California, while vigorously advocating for the intrinsic value of the arts.

DONATE TODAY

CLA is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extend of the law. 



CLA's Life After AB5 Toolkit describes the legal background of the AB5 law and various options that employers and the artists they work with can consider going forward. The newest edition incorporates the latest state legislative amendments. 


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California Lawyers for the Arts is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent of the law.  State Bar LRS Certificate #0021.

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