For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

2007-06-11

Washington Lawyers for the Arts, UW School of Law Offer Legal Services to Artist Community

SEATTLE - Washington Lawyers for the Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Washington State, announced that it will partner with the University of Washington School of Law to offer the Arts Legal Clinic June through August 13, 2007.

During the summer, UW faculty and Arts Legal Clinic volunteer intellectual property attorneys will offer 30 minute confidential consultations twice a month to Washington artists and arts organizations. The consultations will focus on legal issues related to arts and entertainment including copyright or trademark licensing, fair use, contract issues, non-profit issues or other intellectual property.

The offering of the Arts Legal Clinic at the UW is part of a larger expansion effort by the Washington Lawyers for the Arts to offer the Arts Legal Clinic throughout Washington. The Arts Legal Clinic will be offered in Spokane, Everett, and Edmonds with details to follow in the coming months. (Summer clinic details: http://www.wa-artlaw.org/ArtLegal_clinic.html)

Washington Lawyers for the Arts makes legal resources accessible to artists and arts organizations of all disciplines. WLA is Washington’s only non-profit, arts legal service organization. For more than 25 years, WLA has helped thousands of musicians, filmmakers, writers, painters, designers and many others. Artists call on WLA when they need specialized legal expertise, and when the services of an attorney are cost-prohibitive. WLA’s invaluable offerings include the Arts Legal Clinic, Brown Bag Seminars, Speakers Bureau and Legal Referral Service.