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VLA Bootcamp: Legal Matters Commonly Handled by the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

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VLA Bootcamp: Legal Matters Commonly Handled by the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


Artists and arts organizations encouraged to attend for FREE!

Oct. 24, 2017
The Orthodox Church at the Cleveland Public Theatre
6201 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

4:00 p.m. Registration & Refreshments
4:30 p.m. VLA Bootcamp – Legal Matters Commonly Handled by the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
6:00 p.m. Adjourn

The CMBA’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) provides pro bono legal services and educational outreach to local artists and arts organizations. A panel of VLA attorneys will discuss legal topics that are often encountered when representing artists and arts organizations. Topics will include:

  • Work-for-Hire Arrangements – Understanding and Protecting an Artist’s Rights
  • Business Entity Selection and Formation Issues
  • Forming and Operating Tax-Exempt Arts Organizations
  • Intellectual Property Law and the Arts Update

Steven W. Day, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
George H. Carr, Sikora Law
Christopher J. Klasa, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
Michael S. Russell, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Artists are welcome to attend this FREE seminar designed to offer advice on a range of relevant legal issues.

RSVP by emailing Jessica Paine at jpaine@clemetrobar.org by Oct. 23.



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