Pro Bono Legal Services

VLA provides legal services to low-income artists and all non-profit arts organization in every artistic discipline. We consult with thousands of artists and representatives of nonprofit arts organizations each year. Typically, we offer consultations each business day.*

Our staff attorneys successfully resolve about 50% of matters in the initial consultation or clinic. If your matter requires further legal assistance and you meet VLA’s income guidelines, VLA will seek to place your case with a volunteer attorney. Most matters are placed within 4 to 12 weeks, but we cannot guarantee placement. We do, however, make our best effort to place your case.

In addition to in-house consultations, clinics and pro bono placement, VLA also provides the following: MediateArt, services for Artists Over Sixty and our Patent Pro Bono Program.

*Please note that we can only meet with clients by appointment. Due to limited resources we are unable to meet with clients on a walk-in basis.