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.
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts is taking developments concerning coronavirus disease (COVID-19) very seriously and is continuously monitoring the threat.
Initial public response to the outbreak has manifested itself in wide-scale cancellation of public performances and exhibits. When cultural events are canceled, artists lose work and income.
We strongly urge all WALA members to inspect your contracts, with particular attention to the force majeure and cancellation clauses. If you feel that an agreement has been breached or you have questions, please contact WALA immediately so that we can connect you with an attorney.
We urge our members to refer to the World Health Organization and the CDC’s Coronavirus Website for the latest information about the COVID-19 outbreak.
Due to public health concerns, the following WALA events have been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date:
Monday, March 16, 2020
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Happy Hour and Networking event at Chicken + Whiskey
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 pm
"Trademark Basics" at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Rock Creek Kings
Featured ArtistOn Thursday, September 12, 2019, the band Rock Creek Kings (starring WALA volunteer legal professionals from the DC Metro Area) took the stage at the 9:30 Club, to raise funds for WALA at the 5th Annual Law Rocks!...
Kurt R. Klaus
Featured AttorneyKurt R. Klaus, Esq., is the 2019 recipient of the G. Hamilton Loeb Award for Pro Bono Excellence in the Arts - Solo Practitioner Category.The award recognizes those lawyers and law firms who have gone...
COVID-19 Arts Action Alert
The coronavirus has already had a devastating economic impact on America’s nonprofit arts sector—financial losses to date are...
Initial public response to the outbreak has manifested itself in wide-scale cancellation of public performances and exhibits. When cultural events...
WALA at DC Music Summit 2020
WALA Executive Director John Good chats with Breazy Taylor of The Gemix at DC Music Summit 2020.https://youtu.be/0H9...