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.

Dr. Debra Jean Ambush

Dr. Debra Jean Ambush

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Debra Jean Ambush, Ph.D. is a distinguished Lecturer in Art History, Art and Design, and Art Education at Towson University. She was 2017 recipient of the National Art Education Association Woman’s Caucus’ Maryl Flether...

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Karl W. Means

Karl W. Means

Featured Attorney
Karl W. Means is an attorney with Miles & Stockbridge in Tysons Corner, Virginia, advising clients on a range of intellectual property-related issues, including working with clients to protect and license copyrighted works covering a...

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March 20, 2018
WALA Workshops Rescheduled

Due to the Winter Storm Warning issued for the DC Metropolitan Area over the next 36 hours, out of the abundance...

February 24, 2018
Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ Compass Atelier 2

Legal Issues for Creative EntrepreneursA series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in...

February 09, 2018
DC Cultural Plan Open House

Please join the DC Office of Planning; Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment; and Commission on the Arts...