Updated as of Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Please remember that cases are sometimes unavailable as already on review by another attorney. The Case List marks these cases as “On Review.” Occasionally, these cases may return to the list if not placed with the reviewing attorney, who has one week to accept or return the case. As many VLA cases are placed very quickly, we encourage you to include at least two cases in your case requests.
To request a case, please email with the appropriate case number (on subject line) below to VLA’s Staff Attorney, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Client, an author, seeks legal assistance drafting a release agreement for her second book.
14991 – On Review
Client, a writer, seeks assistance drafting a life story rights agreement to acquire the rights to write an actor’s biography.
Client, a creative director, seeks a volunteer attorney to draft a creative director agreement, a work for hire agreement, and a non-disclosure agreement.
14956 – On Review
Client, a musician and songwriter, seeks assistance to negotiate the terms of a recording agreement.
14995 – On Review
Client, an R&B musician, seeks assistance drafting an agreement to be signed with a recording production company.
15054 – New Case – On Review
Client, theatrical production company raising funds for a Broadway production, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to draft an offering memorandum and to advise regarding applicable state and federal securities compliance requirements.
15001 – On Review
Client, a non-profit corporation that offers payroll and contracting services to universities seeking to hire theatre artists, seeks an attorney to assist in redrafting its service agreement.
Client, a creative director, seeks assistance to enforce a contract with a real estate developer.
Client, the creator of a mobile app, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to renegotiate licensing agreements of songs used in the app for their use in a new medium.
15005 – New Case – On Review
Client, a music educator, seeks assistance drafting terms and conditions for an online music course.
Client, a photographer, seeks assistance to gain access to photographs to which she has joint copyright ownership
14783 – On Review
Client, a graphic designer, seeks assistance recovering design fees for services and original artwork rendered to a former client.
15004 – On Review
Client is an artist seeking the assistance of a volunteer attorney to establish copyright ownership in a sculpture.
14997 – On Review
Client, a song writer, seeks a volunteer attorney for further assessment of a potential copyright infringement claim.
14840 – New Case – On Review
Client, a freelance photojournalist, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to negotiate a settlement for copyright infringement.
15035 – New Case – On Review
Client seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney in forming a limited liability company for a collaborative art project.
14742 – On Review
Client, a folk singer, seeks an attorney to assist in determining her rights to songs held by a publishing company dissolved by tax proclamation and to assist her in determining what her tax liabilities are, vis a vis the dissolved corporation.
14760 – New Case – On Review
Client, a fashion designer, was negotiating a licensing agreement with the manufacturer of his new collection, which has turned contentious. Client seeks a volunteer attorney to advise him on next steps and a litigation if necessary.
14882 – On Review
Clients, visual artists and creators of a fine art apparel and jewelry brand, seek assistance in a trademark infringement litigation.
Client, a writer and director, needs a volunteer attorney to defend him in a breach of contract suit in which a former employer demands repayment of monies paid to him for work as performed.
15019 – New Case – On Review
Client, a musician, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to recover property being held by his estranged record label company.
Client, a musician, seeks assistance terminating a contract with a musical engineer.
14914 – On Review
Client, a beneficiary of her mother’s estate, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to file a petition for a full accounting with the Surrogate’s Court in order to collect performance royalties she is entitled to through the estate.
Client seeks assistance recovering payments owed to him under a contract for sale of a concert recording.
14638 – On Review
Client seeks a volunteer attorney to defend him in a lawsuit for non-payment on a services contract.
Client, a photographer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to terminate a partnership with his collaborator.
Client, an organization that produces live opera performances, seeks assistance pursuing a breach of contract claim against a venue.
14752 – On Review
Client, a playwright, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to defend her in a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Client, a theatre group, needs a volunteer attorney to assist in the recovery of prepaid rent and subsequent damages for a performance space that was not habitable.
15048 – New Case
Client, a sculptor, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to protect his sculpture from mutilation and destruction
15002 – New Case – On Review
Client, an artist, seeks assistance recovering the value of her works that were damaged while in storage with art gallery.
14946 – On Review
Client, a textile designer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to pursue a copyright infringement claim against another textile company that has been using and selling her pattern.
14692 – On Review
Client seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess the likelihood of success of a copyright infringement claim for an advertisement.
Client, a former Broadway guitarist, seeks assistance to assess and potentially challenge the administrative denial of his request for pension benefits.
Client, a costume designer and image consultant, is currently on an F1 visa and wants to apply for an O-1 visa.
Client, an independent film director and television producer, seeks assistance in applying for O-1 visa.
Client, an actor and trapeze artist, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to apply for an O-1 visa.
Client, a singer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to apply for an O-1 visa.
Client, an actress and director, seeks assistance obtaining a green card.
Client, an award winning multimedia visual artist, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to obtain an O-1 visa.
Client, a visual artist, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney in preparing the necessary paperwork for an 0-1 Visa application.
14716 – On Review
Client, a performing arts not-for-profit organization that focuses on cultural heritage, seeks assistance in registering as a foreign corporation in New York, and establishing a subsidiary in New York.
Client, a photographer, seeks legal assistance resolving a dispute with her landlord regarding the living conditions of a studio space in a residential building in Brooklyn, in which she also lives.
Client, a sculptor, seeks assistance determining her rights in a land dispute with a neighbor, and protecting her artworks on the disputed land.
Client, a visual artist, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to recover damages for artwork destroyed by mold and moisture in a leased premises.
14911 – On Review
Client, a fashion designer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess the likelihood of success of a trademark infringement claim and file a claim against the adverse party if appropriate.
Client, the owner of a music publishing company, seeks assistance obtaining an amended business certificate naming her as the sole proprietor of the company.
Client seeks assistance reclaiming money spent in her capacity as an agent of deceased artist, and if possible, fulfilling the artist’s wishes of donating his work to non-profit institutions.