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Case # Legal Category Arts Category Client Type Description
17-646 Other Pro Bono

Dispute: Collection. Vintage clothing store owner purchased an advertising package that included certain services in addition to the advertising. The services were not performed and client needs help evaluating, and if appropriate pursuing, her claim for damages.

17-655 Fashion, Performance Art Pro Bono

Immigration: Green Card. Costume designer currently working in the US under a O1B Visa that expires in 2019 would like to apply for a green card.Client, initially, needs help understanding the process and the requirements.

17-670 Music Pro Bono

Immigration: Visa. Client is a small NFP arts organization that needs help securing an O-1 visa for one of its directors.

17-749 Music, Performance Art, Theater, Other Pro Bono

NFP and Landlord Tenant: Theater. Small NFP theater that started in 2015 needs compliance review and help drafting a lease for sub-tenants who rent the space by the hour.

17-767 Other Pro Bono

Client is interested in starting a clothing line and needs legal advice regarding trademark protection and help registering his logo.

18-009 Film/TV Pro Bono

Contract: Film. Film student who plans to adapt a short story for a screen play needs an agreement with the Vietnamese author of the short story and legal advice regarding filming in Vietnam.

18-041 Visual Art Contingent Fee

Dispute: Visual Art. Pieces of visual art were delivered to a business organization for its employees, but the employees did not receive the works. Client needs help evaluating, and if appropriate pursuing, any claim he may have against the organization.

18-046 Literature Pro Bono

Employment: Publishing. Author needs help evaluating the risk of publishing a non-fiction work that includes three passages related to publically available information about an organization for which he does part-time work.

18-056 Literature Pro Bono

Contract. Author of an unpublished book about a holistic remedy for a common ailment needs an idea protection agreement to present to a television producer that she hopes to work with.

18-074 Music Pro Bono

Start-up Music. Singer-songwriter needs start-up advice and help with business structure.

18-078 Film/TV, Music, Theater Contingent Fee

Dispute: Theater. Client produced a show at a local theater and agreed to accept payment from the theater after the run was complete. Client believes that the payment he received was not what was agreed to and needs help analyzing the contract and the settlement sheet. Client also needs help, if appropriate, recovering any amounts that are owed to him.

18-087 Music, Visual Art, Other Pro Bono

Trademark Dispute: Music. Estate of a deceased musician needs legal help to evaluate options for enforcing trademarks and rights of publicity.

18-097 Literature Pro Bono

Publicity Rights: Publishing. The author of a manuscript about a deceased musician who has conversations with other deceased musicians needs pre-publication review to evaluate potential risks associated with publishing her book.

18-101 Music Pro Bono

Copyright: Music. Country folk musician needs legal advice regarding copyright protection and help with registration.

18-103 Film/TV, Music, Performance Art, Theater, Visual Art, Other Pro Bono

Start-up: Music. Music production company needs start-up advice and help with business structure.

18-107 Visual Art Pro Bono

NFP: Photography. Not for profit that will support photographers who focus on humanitarian issues needs help with its application for tax exemption and supporting documents.

18-114 Visual Art Pro Bono

Graphic designer who creates 3D art needs legal help to evaluate options for protecting her design process.

18-118 Film/TV Pro Bono

Start-up: Documentary Film. Documentary filmmaker needs start-up advice and help with business structure.

18-121 Film/TV, Music Pro Bono

Landlord-Tenant. Recording artist resides in CHA housing and needs counsel to inquire with CHA Legal to determine the status of her lease. Building manager is refusing to accept rent payments.

18-123 Film/TV, Music Pro Bono

Copyright Fair Use: Film. Award winning documentary filmmaker who is doing a film is about street musicians needs legal advice regarding fair use as it applies to certain music in his film.

18-125 Dance, Film/TV, Literature, Music, Performance Art, Theater, Visual Art Pro Bono

Dispute: Music. Former business partners have a dispute over the trademark for the business, ownership intersts and masters.

18-130 Literature Contingent Fee

Dispute: Publishing. Science fiction author needs help evaluating his claims against a local publishing company and assistance recovering rights and amounts owed.

18-132 Music, Performance Art Pro Bono

Trademark Dispute: Music. Music festival organizer needs help evaluating his trademark rights and, if appropriate, enforcing those rights in a David and Goliath scenario.