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Our annual bi-national symposium,  INTERSECTIONS: Art and Law at the Border,  will take place virtually in May 2021. The series of 4 weekly panel conversations will feature artists, scholars and attorneys and will highlight the unique issues affecting artists working at the San Diego/Tijuana border.

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


EDUCATION

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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.

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CLA Members save $15 on every referral admin fee.

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

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  • The Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) 
California Lawyers for the Arts is part of a large coalition that advocates on behalf of mixed earners. An estimated million individuals who make a combination of W-2 wages and self-employment income have received artificially low unemployment benefits. Artists and entertainment workers have been disproportionately impacted. This coalition was instrumental in creating the forthcoming $100/week Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation benefit. But our advocacy is not done. 

Please check eligibility here as you may be eligible for the MEUC benefit and not know it. 

The Mixed Income resource and advocacy website, operated by Future of Music Coalition, is seeking stories of Mixed Earners who receive artificially low Unemployment Insurance benefits. Please SHARE YOUR STORYThese stories, visible on the MEET MIXED EARNERS page, will help us in our collective advocacy. Please share this with any Mixed Earner you may know.

Note: States are still working to implement the MEUC and will announce the procedure for submitting self-employment documentation once implementation is complete. Please do not attempt to amend your original application for unemployment in the meantime. 

    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

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    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.

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    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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