CALIFORNIA LAWYERS 

FOR THE ARTS

Serving the Creative Arts Community Since 1974


Designing Creative Futures

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CLA's NEW Video on Demand 

Featuring 4-part Legal Fundamentals Video Series - FREE for Members

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Membership Sale!

CLA is offering our annual membership at 50% off!

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California Lawyers for the Arts empowers the creative community

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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.



Upcoming Workshops & Events

NFT's Explained Part 1

Wednesday, December 07, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

@ Zoom-Online


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NFT's Explained Part 2

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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25 Hour Basic Mediation Skills Training for Young Adults

Wednesday, January 04, 2023, 10:00 AM – Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 2:00 PM @ East Bay Community Space at 507 55th Street in Oakland, CA.


Check out this Community Mediation Moments Video Featuring our Executive Director, Alma Robinson


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CLA NEWS

  • Congratulations to arts education advocates who led successful efforts to pass Proposition 28 which will provide $1 billion/year to place at least one artist in every public K-12 school in California. 
  • Voice of America distributed a video on Designing Creative Futures that profiles our intern, Carlos Vasquez, discussing his work at the Robey Theatre in Los Angeles.
  • CLA Executive Director Alma Robinson was recently interviewed on the topic of "Lawyers for System Impacted Artists" by Rashida Ricketts for her Graves to Gardens Podcast.
  • In June, the California Senate failed to pass a resolution that would have put a measure before the voters to amend language in the state's constitution that abolished involuntary servitude except for persons convicted of a crime.  However, in the November election, similar language was amended in state constitutions in Alabama, Tennessee, Oregon and Vermont. 

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, 2021 to June 30, 2022

In our 46th Fiscal Year

CLA Members

653

Received Legal Assistance from the LRIS Service

402

Attended Educational Programs

1059

Participated in Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

2822

Received Mediation Training

36

Youth Trained as Peer Mediators

232

Deserving Teens Placed in Arts Internships

40

Persons Residing in State Prisons Participated in Art in Corrections classes

22


Attended Events Coordinated With CLA's Speakers Bureau

98

  

 

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