VLA - Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Miami
The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Miami's mission is to provide pro bono legal services, advice and education programming to artists and cultural organizations. The program provides pro-bono and low cost legal assistance, educational programs and business counseling to artists and arts and cultural organizations.
Over the years the VLA program has recruited hundreds of attorneys from Miami and the surrounding region to serve the arts.
Volunteer attorneys work on projects such as negotiating performing contracts for actors, dancers and musicians; protecting copyrights and trademarks; preparing incorporation and by-laws for newly formed nonprofits; negotiating short- and long-term workspace leases and exhibition agreements; securing protection of artwork; and setting up new community-wide arts initiatives, to name a few.
BENEFITS OF INVOLVEMENT
- • Arts and cultural organizations receive access to affordable expertise and solutions that address challenging
- • Artists receive legal assistance that is specifically tailored to their needs.
- • Lawyers help address the arts community's legal issues by lending critical expertise and support.
- • Attorneys earn pro bono credits with VLA assignments.
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