Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts

Rating: 4.46 stars   13 reviews


901 New York Avenue, NW Suite P1 Washington DC 20001 USA


WALA was created in 1983 to serve the many legal needs of the cultural community, from advice on incorporation to negotiation of contracts and arts mediation. The organization offers one-to-one pro-bono services for non-profit arts organizations and low-income individuals. Its education program provides seminars in arts law for artists and the attorneys who represent them.


Wala currently has active members who have access to client legal referral services and legal educational programs. Referred several hundred artists to attorneys for pro-bono assistance.

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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I am a recording artist and I needed an attorney to represent me in a licensing deal with a major movie production company. WALA recommended a capable attorney for me and the experience the attorney has been excellent. The deal has not been finalized yet but it is looking good and I have learned a lot. Thanks WALA

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hopefully acquiring a major music licensing deal through negotiations from one of their attorneys.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The offer workshops to help striving artist understand the business side of the entertainment world.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

offer more programs to individuals.

Ways to make it better...

I had known about WALA sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

raising ample funding to sponsor more outreach programs.

One thing I'd also say is that...

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