Georgia Lawyers for the Arts

September 2, 2014

I am an extern this fall at Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

GLA’s purpose “is a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and educational programming to artists and arts organizations in Georgia.” (www.glarts.org)

In addition to acting as a legal referral service (connecting artists and arts with pro bono lawyers), GLA, “through [its] full schedule of educational seminars and classes; our resource library, and our network of over 500 volunteer and member attorneys, provides legal assistance to musicians, songwriters, photographers, filmmakers, painters, poets, graphic designers, actors, theatre companies, dance troupes, museums and artists from many other disciplines.”

One reason I sought out this externship was to act as a conduit between local artist and a source of pro bono legal work. My larger reason for coming to law school was to try to operate in the public interest, for instance by helping to reduce the gap between legal representation for those with financial means, and those without.

If you have questions about GLA, what it does, and if it can help you, please send me a message.

Jon Ciliberto

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