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Across the country, more than 20 volunteer lawyers for the arts (VLA) programs match clients with attorneys who share the belief that success in the arts should depend on creative energy and talent, not on the ability to afford quality legal services. Three organizations also include accountants.

Not a single organization, but rather an informal network united by similar missions, the organizations provide referrals for one-on-one counsel and related educational programs addressing the legal and business needs of the creative sector.

Each program operates independently. Most are nonprofit organizations, while others are housed within arts services organizations, law schools, or bar associations. Several organizations help low-income inventors file patent applications.

For states not listed below, please contact your state arts council.


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Program

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

(216) 696-3525 (216) 696-3525