CALIFORNIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS

Serving the Creative Arts Community Since 1974




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California Lawyers for the Arts empowers the creative community by providing education, representation, and dispute resolution


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

Other useful resources can be found HERE.


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

Need financial assistance? Qualifying applicants may apply for pro bono or modest means low cost legal advice. Click  HERE begin a financial screening. 

Call (888) 775-8995 or apply online


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

MEMBERS SAVE!

Become a member and gain access to the online educational programs portal which features recorded webinars, podcasts, articles, videos, MCLE programs for attorneys, and other documents on legal topics for the creative arts and innovation community.

  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 BY THE NUMBERS

July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

In our 44th Fiscal Year


902 Persons were members of CLA

381 Clients received legal assistance from the Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS)

1,044 persons attended 32 in-person educational programs  

1,443 persons viewed 17 online education programs

3,250 individuals and organizations participated in alternative dispute resolution services (ADR)

1,154 cases were resolved

92 persons received mediation training

748 youth were trained as peer mediators in 13 schools

35 deserving teens were placed in arts internships and attended 7 job readiness workshops

58 persons confined in 6 county jails participated in demonstration art classes

620 participants attended Art for Justice Forums in 5 states

CLA's website averaged 11,871 page views per month

People from 138 countries visited CLA's website

12th annual

artistic license awards

CLA's 12th Annual Artistic License Awards (ALA) was held on May 17th, 2019 at Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community. Celebrating 43 years of service throughout California, the ALA recognizes individuals and organizations who have had an extraordinary impact on our communities by inspiring participation and increasing support for the creative arts community in California.

This year, CLA was honored to present Artistic License Awards to Buck Busfield, Dr. Sheree Meyer, The Royal Chicano Air Force, Supervisor Phil Serna and Daniel Yamshon. 

CLA would also like to extend a special thank you to our 2019 ALA major sponsors, including: Carol and Merit Hancock Memorial Fund; The Quentin Hancock Fund; Fish & Richardson; Keker Van Nest & Peters; Lowenstein Sandler; Orrick; Recology; Maria Gomez Rodriguez; Munger Tolles & Olson, LLP and Littlefund.  

photos by: Luke Cheng

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


                     

                 

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.

MCLE Provider # 1248.

The information provided on this website is not legal advice. You should consult with an attorney for individual advice regarding your legal matters.

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