VLAs, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organizations, exist in a number of states, including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, and Maryland.

Over the course of the next three months, Maryland VLA will host four Art Law Clinics to help “Right-Brain People with Left-Brain Support.” The sessions will take place on February 23 and March 9 at Maryland Art Place; and on March 23 and April 6 at the City Arts. Those in need of contract review or other legal advice should make appointments by contacting either info@mdvla.org or calling 215.527.5304.

About MDVLA, in their own words:

“Maryland Lawyers for the Arts has been helping Maryland artists since 1985, but some people were still unclear about its mission. Is it a group of lawyers who like art? Well, yes, but that’s not all. It’s a group of lawyers (and business leaders) who like art so much that they volunteer their time, energies, and expertise to help artists. We couldn’t function without our volunteer lawyers and we wanted to make that clear. So we added the word to our name—hence, Maryland VOLUNTEER Lawyers for the Arts. Which led us to our new acronym and logo—Md|VLA.”

Source: MDVLA; Examiner.com