Updated as of Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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16020 – On Review
Client, a music instructor, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to recover unpaid wages owed to him by a former employer that is in financial trouble.
16134 – On Review
Client, a filmmaker who authored a web series, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft a crew deal memo.
16131 – On Review
Client, a filmmaker who authored a web series, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft a Producer Agreement.
16119 – On Review
Client, a student filmmaker producing her first feature length film, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft a talent agreement with SAG-AFTRA actors in an ultra-low budget film.
16020 – On Review
Client, the creator of a television series about a well-known hockey referee, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft agreements between Client and the series’s subject, and possibly co-producers.
Client, a videographer who filmed rare footage of New York City in the 1980s, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to review and negotiate a license agreement she received from a production company that wants to use her footage in a documentary.
16059 – On Review
Client, an author co-writing a romantic novel based on her personal correspondences with a partner, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft a collaboration agreement.
Client, an author, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to resolve a dispute regarding funds that a publisher paid her under a contract, to regain intellectual property rights in the works covered under the parties’ contract, and to enforce her privacy rights which she believes her publisher has violated.
16098 – On Review
Client, a musical producer, seeks assistance with drafting a contract with a potential front money investor.
16113 – On Review
Client, a visual artist, seeks advice from a volunteer attorney in drafting an investor agreement for a gallery show.
16090 – On Review
Client, a multimedia installation artist, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft a contract for the sale of three installations to collectors in France and Israel.
16043 – On Review
Client, a screenwriter whose former collaborator completed and released their joint project without Client’s participation or approval, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney evaluate her options, including mediation, in order to demand credit for the project or to have it removed from the internet.
16110 – On Review
Client, an art historian who compiled a series of narratives from interviews with artists, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft an agreement allowing her to use the product of the interviews in future works.
16066 – On Review
Client, a photographer, seeks a volunteer attorney to draft a demand letter for breach of a Creative Commons license by a major sports network in a broadcast, and by ongoing display of the images. The Creative Commons license requires that he be given attribution as the photographer, which the network failed to do.
16092 – On Review
Client, the former owner of a famous New York City nightclub, seeks assistance from a volunteer attorney to negotiate with the author of and publisher of a book that used his works without permission.
Client, a painter, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to respond to the offering of his original works for sale on an online auction site without his permission.