Public Interest Law Initiative


Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Address:

213 West Institute Place, Suite 403
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Contact: Marci Rolnik Walker
Legal Director

Website: http://www.law-arts.org

Program:

Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA) is a not-for-profit organization that provides legal assistance and education to artists and arts organizations of all kinds, the visual, performing, entertainment, and literary throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. LCA has two attorneys on staff who represent clients in-house and who manage a volunteer attorney referral program. Most matters are referred to LCA’s hundreds of volunteer attorneys, but much work is handled in-house.

LCA provides legal assistance to clients across all disciplines of the art and entertainment fields. Clients are individuals and both for profit and not-for-profit businesses that need assistance with a range of contract, corporate, intellectual property, tax, and real estate matters as well as all manner of disputes and litigation. PILI Fellows will be involved in interviewing clients, researching case law, and assisting LCA’s staff attorneys and volunteers. Fellows will also assist in the pro bono referral program and contribute to the researching, writing and editing of various contracts, licenses, intellectual property forms, and educational materials. PILI Fellows will help to personally assist clients and be exposed to sophisticated and cutting edge issues in copyright law. PILI fellows are closely supervised and mentored by our in-house, experienced attorneys. Course work and experience in copyright, trademark and art or entertainment law is preferred.

This agency is approved to host Graduate Fellows.

 

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