Washington Lawyers for the Arts supports the work of artists and arts organizations, whose efforts enrich the quality of life in Washington State. Our mission is to establish a bridge between the arts and legal communities and provide resources to enable artists and arts organizations to better manage their legal issues. WLA is committed to offering legal services, including legal advice and legal education, to support Washington’s arts community.
WLA serves the communities surrounding the performing, literary, media, visual, and interdisciplinary arts. In most cases, artists and arts organizations seek our services due to budget constraints, yet many of our programs are available for individuals of all income levels. In just the last two years, WLA has served over 250 artists through our legal clinics alone.
Educate, inform, and advise
Through various services, WLA provides valuable legal resources, including:
Legal Clinics - offering 30-minute consultations with attorneys
Legal Workshops - presenting in-depth looks at issues relevant to artists
Legal Referrals - for artists and arts organizations seeking legal advice beyond clinic appointments (link)
Speakers’ Bureau - pairs volunteer attorneys with organizations and educational institutions to offer presentations specific to their legal needs