California Lawyers for the Arts has been serving the creative arts and innovation community for 40 years. CLA offers a wide range of programs to meet your needs. Join CLA today or donate to support our work on behalf of the creative arts community!
CLA engages in advocacy on behalf of the creative arts and innovation community at the local, state and federal level.
CLA's Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services [AAMS] has provided alternative dispute resolution to the creative arts community since 1980.
The California Inventors Assistance Program is the regional program in California under Section 32 of the America Invents Act. This program is Administered by CLA and it was created to assist independent inventors and small start-ups with their patent legal issues.
Learn more about CLA's international arts travel program with past trips to Cuba, France, and other destinations to come.
CLA's Lawyer Referral and Information Service [LRIS] is a State Bar of California Certified LRIS matching creative artists with attorneys throughout all of California.
The Sacramento Mediation Center [SMC] provides confidential and neutral conflict resolution assistance to individuals, families, businesses, organizations, neighborhoods, and government agencies.
Since 1993, CLA's Arts & Community Development Project has proudly sponsored Spotlight on the Arts, a comprehensive multi-disciplinary arts workforce development program for low-income high school students ages 14 to 17.
Youth Mediators in Schools (YMS) teaches middle school students a peaceful and productive approach to resolving conflict with others as students develop strong communication, leadership and decision making skills which promote an improved school climate.