Why Should I Join?
Your membership contributes to the vitality and diversity of cultural life in Georgia by enabling GLA to continue providing free legal services and educational programming to artists and arts organizations that could not otherwise afford assistance. As a member, you will also benefit from our seminar series as well as other events where you will have the opportunity to meet friends of the organization, including attorneys and other professionals.
Who does GLA Serve?
GLA has individual and organizational members representing all artistic disciplines. Our Artist Members include painters, sculptors, authors, playwrights, musicians, film-makers, and much more!
What are the Benefits of Membership?
As a member, you will receive:
- Regular invitations to upcoming seminars, workshops, and social events
- One free pro-bono or paid referral per year for an arts-related legal issue
- Unlimited placements in our monthly Legal Clinics
- Access to our extensive resource library
- Invitations to members-only social events (Annual Gala tickets are not included)
- Opportunity to network with artists, arts organizations, attorneys and other entertainment professionals.
Discounts on paid seminars and workshops
Through its extensive network of volunteer attorneys, GLA provides free legal assistance to artists who would not otherwise be able to afford legal representation on a wide variety of arts-related issues. Individual Artists who have total household income of less than 250% of the federal poverty guidelines (see chart below) qualify for pro bono assistance. Nonprofit arts organizations with budgets under $1,000,000 are also eligible for pro bono assistance. Pro bono clients are required to become a GLA member before scheduling intake meetings. If you think you may qualify for free legal representation, fill out our Artist Membership form via the button on this page.
2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts relies on information provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, published yearly and available at aspe.hhs.gov. The data provided below is for informational purposes only and may not be updated as quickly as the statistics available on the official website.
|Number of Persons in Household||Poverty Level||250% Poverty|
*add $11,200 for each additional member in the household.
What is a Legal Clinic?
GLA provides monthly Legal Clinics where clients get 1-on-1 time with a several attorneys to address your questions or issue. Each appointment slot lasts 30 minutes
What if I Don’t Qualify for Pro Bono?
The good news is that you can still become a member of GLA and have access to all the advantages of membership, including placement in our legal clinics. The only difference is that, instead of a Pro Bono referral, you can receive one Paid Placement referral to an Attorney Member.