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  • Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online
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  • CLA is sensitive to the current situation faced by the non-profit and arts sector within COVID-19. We are currently offering our workshops at a sliding scale or "pay what you can" price. While CLA is a nonprofit we are also in need of your continued support but want to ensure accessibility of our content and workshops to all no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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 Since its passing, AB5 has been a hot topic for most small businesses, non profits, and  the arts community. Join California Lawyers for the Arts San Diego and  VANGAURD Culture for a lunch time workshop featuring local attorneys Sam Mazzeo and Olivia Phillips where we'll discuss the impacts of AB5, independent contractor classification, and what we have learned thus far. We hope you will join us for this event and others In conjunction with IP week! 

*Registrants will have the opportunity to submit a question upon completing registration and will receive a ZOOM link to access the workshop ahead of the event date*


A Better Professional Corporation (or "Better" for short) is a small but mighty law firm based out of East Village. Why Better? Because we believe that we're better together. We believe that our clients deserve better than cookie cutter services. And we believe in being better than we were yesterday. We focus on early stage companies, but we can help at any stage of the legal journey. We want to be proactive with our clients, to set them up for a better future and to make a meaningful impact. To us, there’s nothing better than that.

Sam Mazzeo:  Sam is a modern-day Renaissance man. He helps our clients better understand legal matters like trademark, business formation & securities, and contracts. Sam's experience spans from serving as In-House Legal Counsel for the film-based nonprofit Invisible Children, to starting a few businesses of his own (Better and 5 Minute Lawyer are his newest endeavors), to helping co-found the local nonprofit Business for Good San Diego. When he’s not working with clients, he’s volunteering, creating, traveling, or zipping around town on his electric bike or scooter. 

Olivia Phillips: Liv is a Jane of all trades, working on mastering them all. She helps our clients better understand legal matters like labor & employment, contracts, and copyright. She holds an HR certification through The Society for Human Resource Management, and she's also our in-house doodler, creating fun graphics and GIFs to help explain some of the more complicated answers to our clients' legal questions. She sits on the board of Slow Food Urban San Diego, and when she's not geeking out about cooking, she's hiking, knitting, or spending quality time with her family. 


Vanguard Culture is an inclusive 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s Creative Industries. We provide quality arts journalism, cutting edge events, and professional development that create arts jobs, bring diverse communities together and inspire collaboration among industry professionals from the visual, performing, and culinary arts.




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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