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.

SOLE Defined

SOLE Defined

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SOLE Defined puts an exciting twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums. In one word, SOLE Defined creates a “Percussical,” an innovative twist on the traditional musical with its integration of...

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In Memory of G. Hamilton “Ham” Loeb

In Memory of G. Hamilton “Ham” Loeb

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce that G. Hamilton “Ham” Loeb, co-founder of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, died July 30, 2018, of a brain tumor, at the age of 67. Ham was a...

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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...

August 07, 2018
August 15 Copyright Basics Workshop Rescheduled to August 29

Please be advised that we have rescheduled next week’s Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Copyright Basics session to Wednesday, August 29, 2018. The location,...

June 13, 2018
WALA Summer Networking Event at Karma Modern Indian

July 12, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 pmKarma Modern Indian611 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001http://www.karmamodernindian.com/Featured in The Washington Post...