What is Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services?
Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS), a program of California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA), has provided alternative dispute resolution to artists and entertainers since 1980. CLA started AAMS, which was the first alternative dispute resolution program in the country to specifically tailor its services for the arts and entertainment communities, as a natural extension of the organization's mission to provide preventative education and appropriate means of self help for artists, who often become involved in business arrangements without being fully informed of the legal consequences.
What kind of disputes does it mediate?
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Please Note: AAMS staff are not available to give legal advice. Also, they cannot review completed arbitration forms for accuracy. If you wish to arrange a consultation with an attorney, you may contact the Lawyer Referral Service of California Lawyers for the Arts at 888-775-8995.
How are mediation sessions started?
How much does it cost?
AAMS services provided in Los Angeles County are made possible through major support from the Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services through the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.
Interested in joining our mediator panel?
All prospective mediator panelists must fill out an online questionnaire, or downloaded a paper version in Word or PDF format. To join, please send your application questionnaire and a resume to: