MissionTo further creativity by protecting and advising Georgia's artists and inventors.
What We DoThrough our staff attorneys and network of more than 700 volunteer attorneys, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts provides pro bono legal assistance to artists from all disciplines and arts organizations with an annual budget of less than $1 million. In 2017 alone, GLA provided more than a $2,000,000 (over 3,200 hours) in pro bono legal services to Georgia's arts community.
GLA provides three types of services to artists: (1) Pro Bono Attorneys: for artists and arts organizations with a discrete legal issue, GLA in-house attorney will either handle the matter or the organization will match the artist-client with a pro bono attorney; (2) Legal Clinics: on a monthly basis, GLA volunteer attorneys provide on-the-spot legal advice during 30-minute counseling sessions; and (3) Legal Seminars: GLA attorneys present seminars on numerous legal and business-related topics. These topics include copyright and trademark law, corporate formation, and industry-specific topics targeting photographers, musicians, and those in the film industry. Through its legal hotline, pool of volunteer attorneys, and numerous educational workshops and seminars, GLA serves thousands of artists and arts organizations in Georgia, and act as a critical link between members of the legal and arts communities.