CALIFORNIA LAWYERS 

FOR THE ARTS

Serving the Creative Arts Community Since 1974


Membership Sale Extended!

We received such a great response from our Year End Membership sale, we've decided to extend it for one more month! From now until January 31, 2022when you join CLA, membership is 50% Off! 

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California Lawyers for the Arts empowers the creative community

by providing:

EDUCATION


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. 

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LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICES


If you are a creative artist, an arts organization, an inventor — or anyone with an arts or innovation-related legal question — California Lawyers for the Arts would like to help you find qualified legal counsel to assist with your legal matter. 

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ARTS ARBITRATION & MEDIATION SERVICES


Need help resolving a dispute?

 AAMS, a program of California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), has provided alternative dispute resolution to artists and entertainers since 1980.

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Upcoming Workshops and Events


NFTs: How Do They Work?

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ ZOOM


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Trademark 101

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM @ ZOOM


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Copyright Fundamentals

Thursday, March 03, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ ZOOM


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Relax With Tax for Creative Freelancers!

Wednesday, March 09, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM @ ZOOM


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Arts and The Environment Series:

Wildfires, Water & Environmental Justice

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM @ ZOOM


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CLA NEWS

  • The Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) 

California Lawyers for the Arts is part of a large coalition that advocates on behalf of mixed earners. 

Visit  MixedEarners.org to check your eligibility for the Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation Benefits. 

    CLA BY THE NUMBERS

    July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

    In our 46th Fiscal Year


    532 persons were members of CLA

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

    1,710 persons attended 37 educational programs  

    2,822 individuals and organizations participated in Alternative Dispute Resolution Services and 995 cases were resolved

    36 persons received mediation training

    760 youth were trained as peer mediators in 9 schools

    43 deserving teens were placed in arts internships and apprenticeships and attended 13 job readiness workshops

    23 persons residing in 2 state prisons participated in Art in Corrections classes in 1 State

    420 persons attended 5 events coordinated with CLA's Speakers Bureau



    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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