What is Georgia Lawyers for the Arts?
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and educational programming to artists and arts organizations. GLA offers access to educational seminars, an in-house resource library, and a network of over 1,000 volunteer and member attorneys to provide legal assistance to artists of all disciplines.
Please explore our site to learn more about GLA, the services we provide, and how to become a member.
Providing Legal Counsel and Assistance to Georgia’s Artists
Who does GLA serve?
GLA serves the entire Georgia arts community. An artist can be a painter, sculptor, author, playwright, musician, film-maker, and much more!
How do I become an Artist Member?
Head to our For Artists page to see the benefits of membership and fill out our sign-up form.
Can GLA give me legal advice?
While GLA does employ attorneys and law students, GLA cannot give legal advice to its clients. We work diligently to pair you with a qualified attorney.
Can GLA help me with my invention?
Georgia PATENTS is a separate program designed to assist inventors. For more information about the program and to see if you qualify, visit the Georgia PATENTS website to review our requirements and fill out an application.
Interested in Becoming a Member?
Gain some awesome benefits by becoming a GLA Member! Members enjoy updates on our Free Seminar Series and events and access to our resource library. Follow the links below for more information and Membership benefits. Inventors, follow the link below to the Georgia PATENTS page.
- Arts Legal Clinic
- Thursday, October 12, 2017
- Annual Gala
- Thursday, October 26, 2017
Client Testimonials and Thank-Yous to Attorneys
Thank you for all your help and for your connecting with lawyer  about my trademark and copyright issues. [My attorney] was wonderful! He was helpful and eminently knowledgeable on all my problems and very generous with his time. I was able to understand all my trademark problems confronting me with greater clarity and depth than ever before and illuminated a number of important points I had no idea of.
Thank you so much for providing your services to me during what I’m sure is the craziest time of the year for you!
Thank you very much for your support with my copyright case. You made the whole process easy [and] we achieved a successful resolution!
I regret not contact[ing] you sooner, but so very grateful for contacting at all. Words can’t express the assistance I am getting so far with my documentary. Please accept this note as a token of true appreciation for the service your organization offer to artists.
I want to thank you again for the invaluable information you shared at Spalding Nix Gallery on art, selling, [and] protecting yourself. I feel so much more informed [and] assured.
I have been amazed at how much this non-profit does to help artists across the state of Georgia. Great group, great resource.
Please accept my heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the entire  board. You and your colleagues made what could have been a debilitatingly difficult and deeply unpleasant interaction into something relatively painless. Do keep doing what you do, and know that you’re always welcome as our guest at any  event. Here’s hoping that your path and [our’s] cross again amid happier circumstances. Thank you again for your thoughtful and caring mediation.
A very useful, helpful and intelligent organization.
We are very pleased! You certainly do a great service for us who try to promote the arts! Thanks so much for coming through for us twice in 2015!
Thanks so very much for all your help. Getting this case closed was the best Christmas gift I’ve ever gotten!
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