Case #Legal CategoryArts CategoryClient TypeDescription
17-646Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other ClaimsOtherPro 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.

17-655Visa and ImmigrationFashion, Performance ArtPro 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.

17-670Visa and ImmigrationMusicPro Bono

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

17-749NFP Advice, Real Estate/Landlord-TenantMusic, Performance Art, Theater, OtherPro 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.

18-009Contracts, OtherFilm/TVPro 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.

18-041Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other ClaimsVisual ArtContingent 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.

18-046Employment, OtherLiteraturePro 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.

18-078Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other ClaimsFilm/TV, Music, TheaterContingent 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.

18-097Rights of Privacy and PublicityLiteraturePro 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.

18-101Copyright Protection/LicensingMusicPro Bono

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

18-103Business Startup/CorporateFilm/TV, Music, Performance Art, Theater, Visual Art, OtherPro Bono

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

18-107NFP AdviceVisual ArtPro Bono

Tax Exemption. NFP that will support photographers who focus on humanitarian issues needs help with an application for tax exemption and the supporting documents.

18-114Copyright Protection/Licensing, Patent ProtectionVisual ArtPro Bono

IP Protection: Visual Art. Graphic designer who creates 3D art needs legal help to evaluate options for protecting her design process.