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.
GLA HOLIDAY HOURS
GLA will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.
GLA will also be closed Thursday, Dec. 20 through Tuesday, Jan. 2 for Christmas and the New Year.
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.
Client Testimonials and Thank-Yous to Attorneys
Thanks so very much for all your help. Getting this case closed was the best Christmas gift I’ve ever gotten!
I would like to thank you for your time and attention to my project. It was greatly appreciated.
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 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.”
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!
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.
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.
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 . . .
. . . I want to thank you for helping us apply for reinstatement of our tax-exempt status. We so appreciate your generosity in volunteering your time and effort on our behalf. . . And thank you for being willing to offer your time and expertise to help and support artists through Georgia Lawyers for the Arts. It is a service of immeasurable value.
GLA Sponsor List Coming Soon!
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.