CALIFORNIA LAWYERS 

FOR THE ARTS

Serving the Creative Arts Community Since 1974



UPCOMING EVENT!

INTERSECTIONS:

Art and Law at the Border

Thursday, June 02, 2022, 6:00 PM – Thursday, June 30, 2022, 8:00 PM @ ONLINE

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California Lawyers for the Arts empowers the creative community

by providing:

EDUCATION


CLA's Educational Program offers workshops, seminars and special events throughout the state on a variety of legal and business topics that affect the creative community. 

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LAWYER REFERRAL & INFORMATION SERVICES


If you are a creative artist, an arts organization, an inventor — or anyone with an arts or innovation-related legal question — California Lawyers for the Arts would like to help you find qualified legal counsel to assist with your legal matter. 

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ARTS ARBITRATION & MEDIATION SERVICES


Need help resolving a dispute?

 AAMS, a program of California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), has provided alternative dispute resolution to artists and entertainers since 1980.

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Upcoming Workshops and Events


Non-Profit Formation 101

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM @ Zoom-Online


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Intellectual Property and Music: Navigating Compensation, Protection, & Disputes

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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Resources



The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (“CASE Act”) establishes a new forum for copyright small claims. Passed in 2020, the CASE Act marks a potentially significant shift in how copyright claims are disputed and resolved. This toolkit was created to compile information regarding the CASE Act. Specifically, the aim of this toolkit is to provide readers information aboutthe Act, its mechanisms, and list resources for further exploration.

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CLA's Life After AB5 Toolkit describes the legal background of the AB5 law and various options that employers and the artists they work with can consider going forward. The newest edition incorporates the latest state legislative amendments. 

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CLA by The Numbers

July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

In our 46th Fiscal Year

CLA Members

532

Received Legal Assistance from the LRIS Service

424

Attended Educational Programs

1710

Participated in Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

2822

Received Mediation Training

36

Youth Trained as Peer Mediators

760

Deserving Teens Placed in Arts Internships

43

Persons Residing in State Prisons Participated in Art in Corrections classes

23


Attended Events Coordinated With CLA's Speakers Bureau

420

                 

 

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