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.
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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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The National Endowment for the Arts has developed a toolkit for people with disabilities seeking careers in the arts. Designed for performers, visual artists, teaching artists, cultural workers, administrators and more, the toolkit will help disabled artists access career opportunities.
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, 2022 to June 30, 2023
In our 47th Fiscal Year
Received Legal Assistance from the LRIS Service
Attended Educational Programs
Participated in Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
Received Mediation Training
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