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California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) is a non-profit organization, organized under the laws of the State of California. CLA provides education, representation and dispute resolution to artists throughout California. Within this agreement, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to CLA, while “you” and “user” refer to all other individuals and/or entities accessing this website for any reason.

Should you access our website and choose to utilize one of our many services you agree to all Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you are not authorized to use this website or CLA’s services. Further, should you disregard or violate any term in this Agreement or any procedures or policies that may be connected to this Agreement, then we reserve the right to cancel any services we would provide, or are providing, to you.  

These Terms of Use embody the entire Agreement and understanding of the parties and supersedes all prior agreements, implicit or otherwise, between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of California. Any dispute that arises will be decided by arbitration. The unenforceability or invalidity of any term of this Agreement shall not affect the enforceability or validity of any remaining terms of this Agreement.

We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Use and any policies affecting the website by posting on this website, which will be effective immediately upon posting.

  1. Copyrights. You agree that you will not reprint, republish, or distribute any materials found on our website. You acknowledge that our materials are protected by copyright law and you will not copy our materials in any way.
  2. Trademarks. You agree not to use the CLA logo, CLA program logos, trademarks and service marks without express permission from CLA as these marks are all property of CLA.
  3. Digital Materials. You agree that you will not attempt to override or circumvent any of the rules protecting digital materials. CLA grants you a personal, non-transferable, nonexclusive free license to access and use the information and materials on the website provided that your use is personal and noncommercial and complies with this Terms of Use.
  4. Membership Username and Password. You agree that the membership username and password you created are for your personal use, that you are responsible for any use of your username and password, and you are not permitted to allow any other person to use your username and password for any purpose.
  5. Links. You acknowledge that we have not reviewed and monitored the content of all the sites linked to or from our website and that we are not responsible for the content of any of those sites and do not take responsibility for them or endorse them in any way. You further agree that you shall not link to any secured portions of this website.
  6. Age of User. You represent and warrant that you are fifteen years of age or older and if not, an adult or guardian has supervised your activity on this website and use of our services
  7. Disclaimer and Other Warranties. You agree and understand that the user operates on this website at his or her own risk. CLA disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. We cannot be held responsible from the use of services or information provided by us for any event that results not limited to financial losses or other negative outcomes. Any and all material downloaded from this website is done so at your own risk. Any damage to your computer system or loss of data caused as a result of downloading is your sole responsibility. We are not responsible for malicious third parties, such as hackers, who act beyond our control and without our fault or negligence.
  8. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold us, and our directors, officers, employees and representatives harmless from any and all losses (including attorney’s fees) resulting from any claims that you assert based on your use of this website or our services.
  9. Cancellation of Services With or Without Cause. You agree that we may cancel the services we render with cause should we feel you are unfit for our services for any reason, or without cause should we be unable to provide you with services for any reason.
  10. Compliance With the Law. You agree to use our services in compliance with all applicable laws, foreign and domestic. Should you use our services in violation of any law, we reserve the right to discontinue any services provided and disclose any information as necessary for us to cooperate with law enforcement officials.

Payments and Refunds
If you pay by credit card through this website or, alternatively, through a CLA employee, you do grant us permission to charge all fees incurred to the credit card you provided to us. If payment cannot be charged to your credit card for any reason, we are not obligated to provide the service that you requested until you tender payment for the unpaid balance.

All refunds are made at our discretion. It is our purpose and desire to provide high quality services to you, and should you feel we have not done so we want to hear about it and we may refund you for the purchase price. However, complaints without substantiation or simple dissatisfaction with the outcome of a legitimately provided service may not warrant a refund. For example, under our lawyer referral service, should we pair you up with an attorney and the outcome of your case is not to your satisfaction we will not refund your administrative payment.



California Lawyers for the Arts is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent of the law.  State Bar LRS Certificate #0021.

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