News and Highlights


Creating a 501(c)(3) Workshop

Thinking about starting a non-profit corporation?
This workshop will provide soup-to-nuts guidance for launching and maintaining a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. Topics to be covered will include:

Forming Your Organization: incorporation, the first organizational meeting, securing an employer identification number, setting up

Understanding the Pros and Cons of 501(c)(3) Status:  charitable contributions, public support rules, unrelated business taxable income, […]

Join the (Up)Rising with WALA

On June 26, WALA will be taking part in the (Up)Rising Festival along Rhode Island Ave NE.  Professor Cynthia Gayton is teaching our “Business Entities Formation” seminar at 2:00 pm. Come learn about which business model is best for you and your organization.  The seminar will be held at 2012 Rhode Island Avenue, at the Washington Community Investment Fund staging […]

Photo: Leo Heppner, Artwork: Stephen Hansen

Call for Artwork Created by Attorneys

“Frame the Lawyers”, a juried gallery exhibition
Friday, July 8th –July 28th  
at Washington ArtWorks
Download Entry Form HERE
On Friday, July 8th, 2016 Washington ArtWorks will host the reception for “Frame the Lawyers”, a juried gallery exhibition in both of Washington ArtWorks’ galleries to showcase artwork created by attorneys. Photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media and more will […]


Getting Published: A Discussion on Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing and Literary Agents

Authors, aspiring writers, and members of the DC literary community are encouraged to join WALA to for a very special meet-up and panel discussion on “Getting Published: A Discussion on Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing and Literary Agents,” Tuesday, June 14, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Enjoy networking, refreshments, […]


Patent “Basics” Seminar

Are you a maker or inventor?  Do you have a brilliant new idea or invention? A patent grants you the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling your invention.
Successfully applying for a patent requires a strong understanding of the application process. This program will cover the basics of patents and […]