Art Law Clinic

MdVLA holds Art Law Clinics 12 times yearly.

Artists may bring any short-form legal issue to the clinic where they will have the chance to meet with an attorney for half an hour. Issues that are too complex will be referred to MdVLA’s pro bono referral system and have to meet income requirements.

MDVLA logoThe next Art Law Clinic takes place from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday April 12 at MdVLA, 1500 Union Ave., Baltimore MD 21211. Email for an appointment or simply drop in. And for our Western Maryland friends, MdVLA presents Copyright Basics for Artists from noon to 1 on April 5 with MdVLA volunteer attorney Hank Abromson. Contact Mary Anne Burke, for more info. Location is Washington County Museum of Fine Arts,Bowman Gallery, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

The Spring 2014 MdVLA Newsletter is a great read.

For additional information, more events, and education links, visit MDVLA.

About Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts:

Our mission is to provide high-quality legal services to low-income artists and non-profit arts organizations. Our lawyers take on cases for artists like they would any other client, subject to all of the ethical and other requirements of any attorney-client relationship. We want to help you overcome legal barriers that limit your ability to create, distribute or profit from your creativity. We help artists of all stripes—painters, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers, and writers—with a range of arts-related issues, like securing a federal copyright registration, choosing a legal entity type and forming that entity, and negotiating a contract