VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) is the leading legal aid and education organization dedicated to New York artists and its arts and cultural organizations. VLA strives to protect the artistic community’s livelihoods, businesses, and creative works through access to dedicated legal representation and focused education programs.
VLA serves the artistic community’s need for legal services by providing access to free or low fee legal services. Qualifying artists can request legal assistance on all arts-related legal matters. See the Artists’ Legal Services page here for details.
COVID OPERATIONS: VLA is continuing to operate virtually during business hours. We are not accepting walk-ins. Please note that services may be delayed due to remote work. For new legal inquiries, please submit an online inquiry form using the links below. For other inquiries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VLA plays an important role in educating artists, professionals within arts and cultural institutions, attorneys, students, and the general public about legal and business issues that affect artistic and creative endeavors. We provide industry-specific classes and workshops as well as core legal classes on copyright, contracts and non-profit formation. All classes are currently being held online through Zoom and a selection of classes are available on-demand.
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