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.
Client Testimonials and Thank-Yous to Attorneys
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.
Thank you for speaking with me initially and assigning my case. . . The lawyers that are in connection with [GLA] are wonderful for taking on pro bono cases for artist[s]. [My attorney] was fantastic. He was very professional and knowledgeable. . . Finding this establishment was a godsend . . . I was referred by an artist and I will tell other artist[s] about [GLA] as well.
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 . . .
The place for artists to go when you have an issue. Don’t overlook GLA.
Thanks so very much for all your help. Getting this case closed was the best Christmas gift I’ve ever gotten!
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.
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.
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 am  very grateful to you, [law firm], and Georgia Lawyers for the Arts for making it possible for small non-profit arts groups to have the very best legal counsel, which normally would be beyond our reach financially. This is an important service provided to those of us in the arts, a service that indeed makes our work possible. It’s been such a pleasure working with you.
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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.