Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) is both a generic term for legal service organizations located throughout the United States and the proper name of the organization in New York City. Founded in 1969, that organization is the oldest VLA in the country.
- 1 Organizations
- 2 Services
- 3 Organizations
- 3.1 Arizona
- 3.2 California
- 3.3 Colorado
- 3.4 District of Columbia
- 3.5 Florida
- 3.6 Georgia
- 3.7 Illinois
- 3.8 Indiana
- 3.9 Iowa
- 3.10 Louisiana
- 3.11 Maine
- 3.12 Maryland
- 3.13 Massachusetts
- 3.14 Michigan
- 3.15 Minnesota
- 3.16 Missouri
- 3.17 New Hampshire
- 3.18 New Jersey
- 3.19 New York
- 3.20 North Carolina
- 3.21 Ohio
- 3.22 Oregon
- 3.23 Pennsylvania
- 3.24 Rhode Island
- 3.25 Tennessee
- 3.26 Texas
- 3.27 Washington
- 3.28 Wisconsin
- 4 References
The first VLA organization, named simply Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, was founded in 1969 and serves the New York area out of its Manhattan office. Chicago-based lawyers for the Creative Arts was founded in 1972. Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts (BALA) was founded two years later. When BALA expanded to Southern California, joining with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts-Los Angeles, the organization was renamed California Lawyers for the Arts. Denver-based Colorado Lawyers for the Arts began operations in 1974, incorporated in 1979 and continues to serve that state's arts community.
Among the newer Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organizations are New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc. and Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, both founded in 2004. More recent still, Tennessee Lawyers for the Arts, which opened in Nashville in 2005.
There are more than 30 VLA programs throughout the United States. Not a single organization, but rather a network united by similar missions, the organizations provide a broad range of free and low-cost legal services and educational programs addressing the needs of artists and arts organizations of all artistic disciplines.
Each VLA organization operates independently. Most are nonprofit organizations, while others are housed with arts councils, arts services organizations, bar associations or business for the arts programs.
Some of the programs provided include:
Legal services through referrals and, in some cases, on-site consultations; legal clinics; alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation and arbitration; accounting services; law student internships; advocacy; educational programs on such topics as contracts, copyright, estate planning, taxes and nonprofit incorporation; and publications on a broad range of topics.
Without these services provided by these organizations, many arts-related legal problems would go unresolved and many artists would be denied an opportunity to develop their creative abilities fully.
Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists, Arizona 
District of Columbia
Ocean State Lawyers for the Arts PO Box 19 Saunderstown, RI 02874 (401) 789-5686 
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