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Our Mission

Founded in 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) is the leading legal aid and education organization dedicated to New York artists and its arts and cultural organizations. VLA strives to protect the artistic community’s livelihoods, businesses, and creative works through access to dedicated legal representation and focused innovative education programs.

Vision Statement

VLA’s vision is for all artists and arts and cultural organizations to receive the legal assistance they need without the barrier of traditionally high legal expenses so that they can devote their focus to their creative practices.

Our History

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: 2023

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: 50 Years

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