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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September 20, 2022
2021 G. Hamilton Loeb Winner Terrica Carrington Named Inaugural Recipient of the IPOEF Inspiration Award

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- IPO Education Foundation (IPOEF) will honor Terrica Carrington with the 2022...

September 13, 2022
DC Music Summit Returns to In-person at Historic DC Site, Offers Growth Opportunities for Creatives

The DC Music Summit (DCMS), an award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit, today announced its fifth annual music conference, which will be held...

June 07, 2022
Jazz4Justice Juneteenth Festival to Benefit the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:May 25th, 2022 Jazz4Justice Juneteenth Festival to Benefit the Legal Aid Society of the District of...