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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July 18, 2019
Law Rocks! for WALA

WALA has been chosen to be the beneficiary of this years Law Rocks! battle of the bands on September 12!Law...

June 21, 2019
WALA’s Summer 2019 Happy Hour Networking event!

Back by Popular Demand! WALA’s Summer 2019 Happy Hour Networking event!Monday, July 1, 20195:30 to 7:30 pmCHICKEN + WHISKEY1738 14th St NW,...

June 04, 2019
First Ever DC Music Census

The Bowser Administration Makes History by Launching First Ever DC Music Census DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and...