Updated as of Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Some cases may be unavailable, as they are already on review with another attorney. The Case List marks these cases as “On Review.” These cases may return to the list if not placed with the reviewing attorney.
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15111 – On Review
Client, a documentary filmmaker, seeks assistance drafting release forms and obtaining filming permits prior to filming on a college campus.
15121 – New Case
Client, a literary publisher and editor, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to negotiate the terms of a life story rights option agreement for both film and television rights.
15117 – On Review
Client, a not-for-profit that brings artists into schools, seeks a volunteer to amend and negotiate a services contract for the outsourcing of financial, compliance and workforce administration.
15086 – On Review
Client, a not-for-profit public art organization, seeks assistance reviewing and revising a fiscal sponsorship agreement.
14817 – On Review
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.
14989 – On Review
Client, a photographer, seeks assistance to gain access to photographs to which she has joint copyright ownership
Client, a graphic designer, seeks assistance recovering design fees for services and original artwork rendered to a former client.
Client, a filmmaker, seeks assistance responding to the removal of a video clip pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Takedown Notice for copyright infringement.
Client, a screenwriter and sole author of a script, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to obtain copyright protection for that script, where an adverse party has previously registered the same work in his own name.
15066 – On Review
Client, a visual artist, seeks assistance in drafting a cease-and-desist and settlement agreement for infringement of her copyright in a painting she created.
15100 – On Review
Client, a songwriter, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to bring a claim against a musical performer who sampled Client’s sound recording throughout the infringing song.
14997 – On Review
Client, a songwriter, seeks a volunteer attorney for further assessment of a potential copyright infringement claim.
15113 – On Review
Client, a furniture designer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to determine his legal remedies following his dismissal from an LLC.
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.
Client, a media producer, seeks the assistance of an attorney in recouping back pay owed by an employer.
14986 – On Review
Client, a musician, seeks assistance terminating a contract with a musical engineer.
Client seeks assistance recovering payments owed to him under a contract for sale of a concert recording.
Client, a photographer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to terminate a partnership with his collaborator.
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 F-1 visa and seeks a volunteer attorney to assist with an O-1 visa application.
Client, an actor and trapeze artist, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to apply for an O-1 visa.
14706 – On Review
Client, a singer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to apply for an O-1 visa.
14951 – On Review
Client, an actress and director, seeks assistance obtaining a green card.
Client, a visual artist, seeks legal advice and representation regarding his tenancy rights for a subleased apartment. The case is time sensitive as Client has a court appearance on December 23, 2015.
14806 – On Review
Client, a sculptor, seeks assistance determining her rights in a land dispute with a neighbor, and protecting her artworks on the disputed land.
14769 – On Review
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.
15116 – On Review
Client, a designer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to register a trademark for her fashion brand.
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.
15020 – On Review
Client, a graphic designer and children’s book author, seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess the likelihood of being granted a registered trademark, and assistance in re-filing a mark for trademark protection.
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.