Case #Legal CategoryArts CategoryClient TypeDescription
17-508(b)ContractsFilm/TV, Visual ArtPro Bono

Contract Review: Documentary Film. Client will be appearing in a documentary film that follows the procedures involved in his reconstructive surgery and needs counsel to review his contract with the film producer.

17-565Business Startup/CorporateFilm/TVPro Bono

Contract Drafting: Film. The producer, Client, and the director of a documentary film are in the process of formalizing their relationship and Client needs legal advice in the negotiation process.

17-597ContractsDance, Literature, Music, Performance Art, TheaterPro Bono

Contract Drafting. Corporate. NFP theater management group needs two standard volunteer services agreements.

17-621Contracts, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Protection/LicensingVisual ArtPro Bono

Copyright Advice. Client, a small NFP, runs a studio for artsists with disabilities and needs counsel to review their standard contract with the artists. Client also needs legal advice regarding fair use as it relates to the works that are created by the disabled artists.

17-627Contracts Visual Art, OtherPro Bono

Contract Negotiation. NFP that engages youth in community projects needs help negotiating the terms of a written agreement..

17-629Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims, Copyright InfringementMusicPro Bono

Dispute: Copyright. Composer was in the process of negotiating a licensing agreement with an orchestra that was interested in playing and recording his pieces. Negotiations broke down and no agreement was ever signed. Client would like to send a cease and desist to let the orchestra know that he does not want them to perform his work or manufacture anymore CDs.

17-650Copyright Protection/Licensing, Trademark ProtectionDance, Film/TV, Literature, Music, Performance Art, Theater, Visual Art

IP Advice: A journalist with an internet talk show needs legal advice reqading copyright and trademark protection.

17-655Visa and ImmigrationFashion, Performance ArtPro Bono

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

17-662NFP AdviceMusicPro Bono

NFP Governance. Musician serves on two NFP boards and needs help understanding his obligations with respect to the duty of loyalty.

17-670Visa and ImmigrationMusicPro Bono

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

17-674Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other ClaimsVisual ArtPro Bono

Trademark Litigation. An extreemly talented visual artist needs representation in connection with an action filed, by his former employer, against him for trademark dilution. Client may have grounds to file a counter-claim.