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.

Abdur-Rahim Muhammad

Abdur-Rahim Muhammad

Featured Artist
A native Washingtonian, author Abdur-Rahim Muhammad is a graduate of Hampton University and the University of the District of Columbia. Muhammad began his Martial Arts training in 1970 and continues to teach in the traditional manner...

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Manuel Cordovez

Manuel Cordovez

Featured Attorney
WALA volunteer attorney Manuel Cordovez is the founder of Creativity IP PLLC, a Virginia-based intellectual property law firm for creative professionals and businesses.Cordovez has more than twelve years of experience in all areas of...

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December 20, 2018
Make Sure 2019 is Prosperous!

Happy New Year from WALA!In order to make 2019 the most prosperous, make an investment in your craft and your...

September 18, 2018
WALA Awarded with Guidestar Silver Seal

WALA was recently recognized for financial and management transparency with a 2018 Silver Seal! Only 2% of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized organizations...

August 09, 2018
In Memory of G. Hamilton Loeb

In MemoryIt is with deep sorrow that we announce that G. Hamilton “Ham” Loeb, co-founder of the Washington Area...