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Featuring 4-part Legal Fundamentals Video Series - FREE for Members
California Lawyers for the Arts empowers the creative community
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.
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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Upcoming Workshops & Events
The Business of Art:
A Legal Guide for the Visual Artist
3 part series begins Thursday, February 9th, 2023,
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Zoom-Online
All webinars in this series are eligible for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit which can be added to the cost of registration upon check out. The cost for MCLE is an additional $45
The Business of Art
Part 2 Contracts: Agreement and Licensing for Visual Artists
Wednesday, April 05, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
2023 Employment Law Updates for the Non-Profit and Private Sector
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM @ Zoom-Online
Protect your Artistic Creations: A Practical Legal Workshop for Artists with California Lawyers for the Arts (Dia de La Mujer at The FRONT Gallery)Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ The FRONT Gallery, 147 W San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173
Relax With Tax for Creative Freelancers!
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM @ Zoom-Online
The Business of Art
Part 3 Artist-Gallery Agreements
Wednesday, June 07, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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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.
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.
CLA by The Numbers
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
In our 47th Fiscal Year
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Attended Educational Programs
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Youth Trained as Peer Mediators
Deserving Teens Placed in Arts Internships
State Prison Residents That Participated in Arts Classes
Attended CLA Speakers' Bureau Events
Formerly Incarcerated Persons Placed In Arts Internships