COVID-19 UPDATE: AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, VLA’S OFFICES ARE CLOSED. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL STILL BE OPERATING DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS, BUT THAT SERVICES WILL BE DELAYED DUE TO REMOTE WORK, AND WE WILL NOT HAVE REGULAR ACCESS TO PHONE. **TO CONTACT US, PLEASE EMAIL VLANY@VLANY.ORG. FOR NEW LEGAL INQUIRIES, PLEASE SUBMIT AN ONLINE INQUIRY FORM BELOW.**
Request Legal Assistance
Legal services for artists are the central focus of VLA’s activities. Our program includes a wide range of services from in-house consultations with VLA’s staff attorneys, pro bono consultations at law firm clinics, placement of VLA qualifying members with volunteer attorneys for complex matters, and mediation services through our MediateArt program.
Please use the below intake forms to request legal assistance on arts-related legal matters. Please click on the right form for you:
Art Law Line 212-319-2787 ext.1
Through the Art Law Line, artists can speak with law students and volunteers, who are available to intake legal matters and schedule consultations with attorneys. The Art Law Line is open Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. After you submit an online intake form using one of the links above, we will contact you from the Art Law Line to process your intake.
We receive a high volume of phone calls and messages every day, which we try to respond in a timely fashion. Please be patient while awaiting your returned call.
Please note that we can only meet with clients by appointment. Due to limited resources we are unable to meet with clients on a walk-in basis.