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.

Rock Creek Kings

Rock Creek Kings

Featured Artist
We need your vote!Rock Creek Kings is in the running for the “Best Law Rocks Performance Ever”.You determine the winner.Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmh5On8NtHM and simply ...

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Dayna C. Cooper

Dayna C. Cooper

Featured Attorney
Winner of the 2019 G. Hamilton Loeb Award for Pro Bono Excellence in the Arts - Small Firm Category, Dayna C. Cooper is founding and managing attorney for Cooper Legal, LLC.Her practice primarily includes business...

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March 15, 2021
PPP Formula Changes Specifically to Help Self-Employed Workers, NEA Grants Opportunities

On Wednesday March 10, the House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion relief package, providing another round of emergency aid for communities...

January 19, 2021
WALA Kicks off 2021 with the Winter Creative Entrepreneurs Series

The WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series explores legal issues for creative entrepreneurs and is designed for creatives of all kids who...

January 15, 2021
2020 G. Hamilton Loeb Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, January 15, 20212020 G. Hamilton Loeb Award Winners AnnouncedThe Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts Board of...