Save the Date for GiveBig

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For almost 40 years, Washington Lawyers for the Arts has provided artists with legal services and education. These services are critical to building the business side of their art careers and we are the only legal service program dedicated to the legal issues uniquely impacting artists in Washington. In 2014, we doubled the number of […]

Self Publishing – April 22nd, 2015

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  Are you an artist, author, musician or playwright who is thinking about DIY publishing and distribution? Even if you already are familiar with copyright basics, there are numerous other legal concerns of relevance to the self-publishing artist or author – especially if you publish online. From conception to publication to marketing, attorney Mark Wittow […]

WLA Referral Service

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Why do we need a referral program? We’re proud of our Arts Legal Clinic. It is a great resource, and is usually all the help an artist needs. But sometimes, a clinic appointment ends with the client deciding they can’t handle the issue pro se. Other times, clients contact us because they already know they […]

Federal Tax Law for Artists – February 5, 2015

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Depreciation, capital gains, deductions, W-2s, 1099s! Having trouble keeping track of it all? Neil Sussman’s popular tax workshop is back to guide artists and their attorneys through yet another season of gains, losses, formulas and forms. Learn all the basics you need, plus special tips and what’s new for your 2014 tax return. Designed specifically […]

Meet Our 2015 Board Officers

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Washington Lawyers for the Arts is pleased to announce our new officers! Officers were unanimously elected at the November Board meeting, and begin their terms on January 1, 2015. The officers comprise the Board’s Executive Committee. Jeff Nelson will serve as Chair. An attorney with Graham & Dunn PC, Jeff joined the board in early […]

The Check is in the Mail

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It’s a common tale. An artist agrees to perform or produce work. The artist fulfills her side of the bargain, but the party responsible for providing payment delays or refuses to pay altogether. The artist is then left in a difficult situation. On November 19th, Jeff Nelson and Claire Molesworth, attorneys with Graham & Dunn, […]