Legal Services for the Creative Community


Since 1983, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts has supported artistic expression and creative innovation by serving the legal needs of the Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland arts and cultural communities. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, WALA provides access to education, advocacy, and legal services through workshops and seminars, legal clinics, and pro bono legal referral services.

Roya Bahrami

Roya Bahrami

Featured Artist
Roya Bahrami (Music Director, Composer, Arranger, Lyricist, Santurist, and Vocalist) is a native of Iran who immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager and has spent most of her life in Washington DC, a...

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Mary Ann McGrail

Mary Ann McGrail

Featured Attorney
WALA volunteer Mary Ann McGrail (Principal, Law Office of M.A. McGrail) is the recipient of the 2020 G. Hamilton Loeb Award, Sole Practitioner Category.Mary Ann’s legal practice specializes in intellectual property, international law,...

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June 07, 2022
Jazz4Justice Juneteenth Festival to Benefit the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:May 25th, 2022Jazz4Justice Juneteenth Festival to Benefit the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia ...

June 03, 2022
Jazz4Justice Juneteenth Festival in DC

Join WALA in supporting Jazz4Justice, Gallery O on H, and the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia...

February 09, 2022
Volunteer to Judge George Washington University’s Mock Trial Tournament

George Washington University is looking for volunteer mock trial judges!George Washington University has been selected to host the Washington,...