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Request Legal Assistance

For new legal inquiries, please submit an online inquiry form using the links below. For other inquiries, please email us at Please note that VLA does not accept walk-ins.

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. We recommend adding to your trusted email contacts, as some email accounts filter our correspondence as Spam. If you are expecting an email from us, we suggest first checking your Spam folder.

Art Law Line 212-319-2787

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.

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