Mission: 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.
Programs: 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.
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.