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.
- Lunch & Learn at Lyndon House with GLA
- Wednesday, February 28, 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
A very useful, helpful and intelligent organization.
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 sincerely appreciate your guidance and patience with my copyright concerns. . . Your professional assistance brought a swift and efficient end to my concerns. I am grateful for your diligent effort and will be forever grateful for your generosity.
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 truly appreciate the cordial welcome and focused attention you gave me and for your evaluation of this issue . . . being able to get an expert evaluation of the situation was informative and a relief. I now know what my options are and realize that registering my copyright for my work is important. Thank you for offering your services to artists through Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. When I learned about GLA, I was cheered to know there were resources available to me . . .
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.
I have been amazed at how much this non-profit does to help artists across the state of Georgia. Great group, great resource.
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!
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 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.”
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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.