Legal Services

Organization Details

Address:
120 W. North Ave,
Suite 305A,
Baltimore,
Maryland,
21201
Phone
410-752-1633
Email:
info@mdvla.org
Website:
Program Description

Our mission is to provide high-quality legal services to low-income artists and non-profit arts organizations. Our lawyers take on cases for artists like they would any other client, subject to all of the ethical and other requirements of any attorney-client relationship. We want to help you overcome legal barriers that limit your ability to create, distribute or profit from your creativity. We help artists of all stripes—painters, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers, and writers—with a range of arts-related issues, like securing a federal copyright registration, choosing a legal entity type and forming that entity, and negotiating a contract.

Clients must meet certain income requirements to qualify for representation, and there is a small administrative fee.

Contract disputes and warranties
Full Representation
Copyright, trademark, other IP
Full Representation
Is this legal advice?

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