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VLA offers a variety of programs and workshops, which are listed below. We also offer a selection of on-demand, online recordings of previously held education programs for those unable to attend or want a refresher. Click here to access and view these presentations.

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January 2021

Legal Issues Affecting Broadway Due to COVID-19 (CLE)

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
NY United States + Google Map
Theater Performance

Location: Online Ever since Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters shut down due to COVID back in March 2020, theater professionals have been confronting novel and challenging legal questions involving matters such as governmental mandates, health and safety guidelines, copyright infringement, union jurisdiction, insurance coverage, financial relief legislation, contracts, labor law, and refunds. This class will explore the major developments that have occurred in the New York theater during the shutdown (including the development of streaming digital content and various attempts to

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February 2021

Introduction to Patents (CLE)

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
NY United States + Google Map

Location: Online This class will provide an overview of the patents and patent law suitable for non-lawyers as well as lawyers unfamiliar with patents. The course will roughly divide into three sections. It will begin with a discussion of the history of patents, how patents fit into the U.S. legal system and economy, what rights patents do and do not provide to those who obtain or own them. Next, the course will explain the components of a patent and the

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Non-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Workshop (CLE)

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NY United States + Google Map
Modern eco style conference room

This workshop will be held online. This workshop provides valuable information about forming an arts-related non-profit organization! In addition to learning about what a non-profit is, learn how and why to form one, as well as the legal, ethical, and financial obligations associated with this type of organization. This program is for artists, attorneys, arts professionals and whoever would like to start or learn more about running a non-profit organization. This workshop is also helpful for those trying to figure out

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Legal Issues in Photography

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NY United States + Google Map
Photographer

You can't afford to ignore the legal issues in the photography field! This workshop will provide an overview of the types of legal issues encountered by photographers including contracts, copyright protection and enforcement, the right of privacy, and the use of social media platforms. We will also discuss major considerations that photographers face when hired for a project, and provide helpful tips on preemptive steps photographers can take in protecting their works and enforcing their rights. In addition to photographers –

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March 2021

Non-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Workshop (CLE)

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NY United States + Google Map

This workshop will be held as an online webinar. This workshop provides valuable information about forming an arts-related non-profit organization! In addition to learning about what a non-profit is, learn how and why to form one, as well as the legal, ethical, and financial obligations associated with this type of organization. This program is for artists, attorneys, arts professionals and whoever would like to start or learn more about running a non-profit organization. This workshop is also helpful for those trying

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