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.

Roya Bahrami

Roya Bahrami

Featured Artist
Roya Bahrami (Music Director, Composer, Arranger, Lyricist, Santurist, and Vocalist) is a native of Iran who immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager and has spent most of her life in Washington DC, a...

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Mary Ann McGrail

Mary Ann McGrail

Featured Attorney
WALA volunteer Mary Ann McGrail (Principal, Law Office of M.A. McGrail) is the recipient of the 2020 G. Hamilton Loeb Award, Sole Practitioner Category.Mary Ann’s legal practice specializes in intellectual property, international law,...

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March 22, 2024
Copyright Alliance and Partners to Host World IP Day Panel on April 23

Each year on April 26, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) organizes a global World IP Day (WIPD) celebration to help...

March 21, 2024
New Legal Clinic Just Added! 

CCB: New to You, New to Everybody!Legal Clinic: Resolving Copyright Disputes Without Going To CourtJoin us for a webinar...

January 18, 2024
Copyright Alliance Announces Community Partner Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Eileen Washington, DC—The Copyright Alliance, which represents the copyright...