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Volunteer "Lawyers for the Arts" Organizations


Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers Committee for the Arts
300 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 201
PO Box 7277
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-553-6644
Fax: 310-284-8290
Email questions: [email protected]
Website: www.bhba.org (go to entertainment law section)
Co-Chair: Stephanie Yost Cameron
Co-Chair: David A. Helfant

California Lawyers for the Arts (Oakland)
1212 Broadway, Suite 834
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-444-6351
Fax: 510-444-6352
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.calawyersforthearts.org
Executive Director: Alma Robinson

California Lawyers for the Arts (Sacramento)
926 J Street, Suite 811
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-442-6210
Fax: 916-442-6281
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.calawyersforthearts.org
Executive Director: Alma Robinson

California Lawyers for the Arts (San Francisco)
Fort Mason Center
Building C, Room 255
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 415-775-7200
Fax: 415-775-1143
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.calawyersforthearts.org
Executive Director: Alma Robinson

California Lawyers for the Arts (Santa Monica and all of Southern CA)
1641 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-998-5590
Fax: 310-998-5594
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.calawyersforthearts.org
Executive Director: Alma Robinson


Colorado Lawyers for the Arts
P.O. Box 48148
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-722-7994
Fax: 303-778-0203
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.coloradoarts.org
Executive Director: Anastasia Volkonsky


Connecticut Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Connecticut Commission for the Arts

1 Financial Plaza
755 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-566-4770
Fax: 860-566-6462
Email: [email protected] (specify VLA in the subject line)
Website: www.ctarts.org/vla.htm
Executive Director: Allen Hoffman


District of Columbia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
916 Sixteenth St NW
Washington, DC 20006

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
1120 Connecticut Ave
Suite 260
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-0960
Fax: 202-429-0965
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.thewala.org
Executive Director: Eric Easter


ArtServe, Inc
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard
Suite 100
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
Attn: Maureen Kohler
Phone: 954-462-9191
Fax: 954-462-9182
Website: www.artserve.org
Executive Director: Cindy Stoddart
NOTE: Do NOT refer artists needing pro bono assistance here. That's what the VLA below does.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Pinellas County Arts Council
14700 Terminal Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33762
Phone: 727-453-7860
Fax: 727-453-7855
Attn: Bruce Kotchey
Email: [email protected]
ebsite: www.co.pinellas.fl.us/bcc/artscoun.htm
Executive Director: Judith Powers-Jones
NOTE: Really the only VLA in Florida


Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
Bureau of Cultural Affairs
675 Ponce De Leon Ave.
5th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-873-3911
Fax: 404-873-3911
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.glarts.org
Executive Director: Lisa Kincheloe


Lawyers for the Creative Arts
213 West Institute Place
Suite 401
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-649-4111
Fax: 312-944-2195
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.law-arts.org
Executive Director: William E. Rattner


Mid-America Arts Resources
c/o Susan J Whittfied-Lungren, Esq
PO Box 363
Lindsberg, KS 67456
Phone: 913-227-2321


Louisiana Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
225 Baronne Street
Suite 1712
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-523-1465
Fax: 504-529-2430
Website: www.louisiana-arts.com
Executive Director: Dr. Randall L. Bernhard


Maine Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
43 Pleasant St
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: 207-799-9646


Maryland Lawyers for the Arts
113 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-752-1633, FAX: 410.752.1090
Email: [email protected]
Website: MDArtsLaw.org


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts
249A Street
Studio 14
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-350-7600
Fax: 617-350-7610
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.vlama.org
Executive Director: James F. Grace, Esq.


Springboard for the Arts
308 Prince St
Suite 270
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-292-4381
Fax: 651-292-4315
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.springboardforthearts.org
Executive Director: Joan Wells


St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112
Phone: 314.863.6930
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.vlaa.org
Executive Director: Brent L. Harrison


Montana Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
PO Box 8687
Missoula, MT 59807
Executive Director: Joan Jonteel, Esq.


New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts (NHBCA)
One Granite Place
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-224-8300
Fax: 603-226-2963
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.nhbca.com


Albany/Schenectady League of Arts Inc.
19 Clifton Ave
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-449-5380
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.artsleague.org/

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
1 E. 53rd St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-319-2787 ext 17
Fax: 212-752-6575
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.vlany.org
Executive Director: Elena M. Paul


North Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
P.O. Box 26513
Raleigh, NC 27611-6513
Phone: 919-788-0506
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ncvla.org
Director: Julie Raines (an attorney)
President: Daniel Ellison ([email protected])
President-Elect: Paul Ferguson ([email protected])


Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts-Cleveland
113 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114

Toledo volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
608 Madison, St. 1523
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419-225-3344


Northwest Lawyers and Artists / Oregon Lawyers for the Arts
621 SW Morrison Street Suite 1417
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-295-2787
Fax: 503-295-2737
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.aracnet.com/~nwla
President: Kohel Haver


Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
251 South 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-545-3385 ext 25
Fax: 215-545-4839
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.libertynet.org/pvla
Executive Director: Dorothy Manou

Western Pennsylvania Professionals
PO Box 19388
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-268-8437


Ocean State lawyers for the Arts
P.O. Box 19
Saunderstown, RI 02874-0019
Phone: 401-789-5686
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.artslaw.org
Executive Director: David Spatt


South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC)
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3131
Fax: 605-773-6962
Website: www.sdarts.org


Artists' Legal and Accounting Assistance
P.O. Box 2577
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512-476-4458
Email: [email protected]

Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts
1540 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-526-4876; Toll Free: 800.526.8252
Fax: 713.526.1299
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.talarts.org
Executive Director: Jane S. Lowery, Esq

San Antonio & El Paso Offices: contact TALA at Houston office


Utah Lawyers for the Arts
P.O. Box 652
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Phone: 801-482-5373


Virginia Lawyers for the Arts
Phone/fax: 888-223-4674
Email: [email protected]
Executive Director: Paige Conner Totaro, Esq.


Washington Lawyers for the Arts
1525 4th Ave, 8th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-328-7053
Email: [email protected]
Website: theWLA.org


Canadian Artists Representation Ontario (CARO)/ Canadian Artist's Representation/le Front des Artistes Canadiens Ontario (CARFAC Ontario)
183 Bathurst St, 1st floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2R7
Phone: 416-340-8850
Fax: 416-340-8458
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.caro.ca
Executive Director: Barbara Anderson-Huget

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