Updated as of Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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16064 – On Review
Client, a tax-exempt not-for- profit dance company, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft an agreement which the dance company intends to use with artistic collaborators.
16080 – On Review
Client, a film editor who is working with an actress to write and pitch a television pilot, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft a partnership agreement that will define the partners’ respective roles and responsibilities.
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.
15986 – On Review
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.
16013 – On Review
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.
15893 – On Review
Client, a not-for-profit theater company, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft agreements to co-produce a play at a theater festival in New York City.
Client, a painter, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney licensed to practice in New Jersey to draft a demand letter to his purported “agent” under a “dealer/agent contract” requesting an accounting of works sold, to terminate the dealer/agent contract based on his purported agent’s material breach, and to assist Client in terminating an unenforceable contract regarding his life rights.
16019 – On Review
Client, an organization devoted to the protection of the historic values of a neighborhood seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney specializing in public art to negotiate a contract with the City of New York regarding the creation, installation, and maintenance of a monument in a recently created park in Lower Manhattan.
16081 – On Review
Client, a film writer and producer, seeks a volunteer attorney to draft a cease and desist letter directed at an investor and former employee. The investor and former employee has harassed Client and demanded copyright in a film the two worked on together.
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.
Client, a writer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft a demand letter to the estate of her former partner, and joint copyright holder, to facilitate an accounting of past financial records and to ensure future royalty payments.
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.
15856 – On Review
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.