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.
- 501(c)(3) Seminar
- Tuesday, May 01, 2018
- Visual Artists: Protecting Your Works & Your Rights
- Wednesday, May 16, 2018
- 501(c)(3) Seminar
- Tuesday, August 07, 2018
- No Clinics Currently Scheduled
- No Special Events Currently Scheduled
Client Testimonials and Thank-Yous to Attorneys
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts has been monumental in the development of the contracts necessary for the success & protection of the artists and the company, donjenna.com. Thank you for your guidance and follow-through in assigning a lawyer whose expertise with contracts was pivotal. I look forward to being of service to GLA when I can “pay it forward.” Thank you again for supporting the arts.
This organization is such a gift to the art community. Many thanks to the GLA staff and attorneys that offer their time and services to the arts. My hope is that awareness and support for the organization only continues to grow.
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.
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 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.”
Thank you very much for your support with my copyright case. You made the whole process easy [and] we achieved a successful resolution!
More than words can say. Thank you so very much.
Thanks so very much for all your help. Getting this case closed was the best Christmas gift I’ve ever gotten!
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.
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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.