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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September 03, 2020
Arts Focus: Arlington Arts Partner With Local Arts Agencies for Workshops With Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts

Arts Focus: Arlington Arts Partner With Local Arts Agencies for Workshops With Washington Area Lawyers for the ArtsThis column...

August 23, 2020
WALA Teams up with Local Arts Agencies to Bring Popular Creative Entrepreneurs Series to Northern Virginia Artists

PRESS RELEASEFor IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2020Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts Teams up with Local Arts Agencies to Bring...

May 14, 2020
The U.S. Copyright Office Needs You!

Attention WALA members and creative community. Two new opportunities to offer feedback on the U.S. Copyright Office’s modernization...