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
On 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!...

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Kurt R. Klaus

Kurt R. Klaus

Featured Attorney
Kurt 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...

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November 21, 2019
2019 G. Hamilton Loeb Award for Pro Bono Excellence in the Arts Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 21, 2019CONTACT: John C. Good, director@waladc.org, (202) 289-4440 ext. 32019 G. Hamilton Loeb Award for Pro Bono...

July 26, 2019
Create an Adventure with Copyright

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. eastern time the U.S. Copyright Office at the Library of Congress will...

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...