Signing contract

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Contract Basics for Artists (CLE)

February 24, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Signing contract

Location: Zoom Webinar

Whether you are creating commissioned work, a musician performing a gig, a filmmaker licensing music, or any artist engaged in any business relationship, you are probably entering into contracts on a regular basis. But do you know how to create a contract, what terms are important, or how a contract may be unenforceable? As an artist and an entrepreneur, contracts are an essential tool for your business. In this class, we will provide an overview of contract law, including essential aspects of contract formation, enforceability, and standard contract provisions.


Laura Levin-Dando, Esq., VLA Staff Attorney
Joseph Tedeschi, Esq., General Counsel and Senior Advisor, and a Member of VLA’s Board of Directors

Continuing Legal Education: This program provides 1 CLE credit, approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys.

Zoom Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access the webinar. Please note that this is a live webinar. We are unable to distribute a recording of this presentation.


For members, please email to receive your special discount code, which will allow you to access your ticket.

$25 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$25 Artists Over Sixty
$35 Arts Professional VLA Member
$55 Arts Professional Non-Member
$125 Legal Professional VLA Member
$175 Legal Professional Non-Member
$90 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here.

Refund Policy: All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.


February 24, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


NY United States


Event type
CLE Class
Event Cate
CLE Class