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.
- Copyright Overview for a Young Film Producer
- Monday, April 02, 2018
- Legal Seminar for Musicians
- Thursday, April 05, 2018 - Thursday, April 19, 2018
- MONETIZING YOUR PATENT: What You Need to Know to Commercialize Your Invention
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018
- No Clinics Currently Scheduled
- Bourbon & Bites
- Thursday, March 22, 2018
Client Testimonials and Thank-Yous to Attorneys
I want to extend my deepest thanks for your time and assistance in the script clearance you did for me a while ago. Due to the assistance you gave me, I feel more confident in my dealings with the potential clients. . . It is so kind of you to donate your time and volunteer your services for artists in the community and I really appreciate your generosity. Thanks so much for all your help.
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!
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.
Your pro bono work granted to us through Georgia Lawyers [for the Arts] and as a lawyer with [law firm] was truly appreciated!
Thank you so much for providing your services to me during what I’m sure is the craziest time of the year for you!
I would like to thank you for your time and attention to my project. It was greatly appreciated.
I want to thank you both for help in sorting through options surrounding my relationship with  and the publication of my book. Our telephone conference and your detailed report have relieved my mind greatly.
Thank you very much for your support with my copyright case. You made the whole process easy [and] we achieved a successful resolution!
Thank you for taking the time to meet with me and my two fellow board members . . . Your feedback and suggestions will give us the confidence to make important decisions in the future. I am grateful to have Georgia Lawyers for the Arts as a resource and guide along the way.”
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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Donate to GLA!
Help support the arts and our organization by donating to GLA. Any amount helps! You can also support GLA by shopping on Amazon Smile and choosing Georgia Lawyers for the Arts as the benefiting organization.