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.

SOLE Defined

SOLE Defined

Featured Artist
SOLE Defined puts an exciting twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums. In one word, SOLE Defined creates a “Percussical,” an innovative twist on the traditional musical with its integration of...

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Hardeep Grover

Hardeep Grover

Featured Attorney
Hardeep Grover is an attorney with Tresquire Legal Services, a solo practice where he works with creative entrepreneurs in the food, beverage, art, and entertainment spaces, helping clients navigate legal hurdles on their path to...

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June 13, 2018
WALA Summer Networking Event at Karma Modern Indian

July 12, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 pmKarma Modern Indian611 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001http://www.karmamodernindian.com/Featured in The Washington Post...

June 06, 2018
Make your voice Heard. Support the Arts Funding Bill.

Earlier today, the full U.S House Appropriations Committee voted to approve last month’s Interior Subcommittee vote to increase...

April 07, 2018
WALA Celebrates World IP Week

In celebration of World IP Week, April 23-27, 2018, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, along with Volunteer Lawyers for the...