Arts and IP Volunteer Lawyer Organizations

As we've written about before there's a major justice gap when it comes to creators and entrepreneurs having access to critical legal services. While we do our best to provide free and low cost legal services, we’re only one organization. We’ve put together this national list of Arts and IP Volunteer Lawyer Organizations as a resource to creators, entrepreneurs, and even other lawyers to help find other legal organizations fighting to fill the justice gap.

This list only has volunteer lawyer groups, legal aide organizations, and other non-law school related associations or organizations. These types of organizations are typically comprised of licensed attorneys who volunteer on a free or low cost basis to assist members of the public in certain areas of the law if they meet certain income qualifications. 

Another great option to find pro bono or low cost services is to reach out to a law school clinic. Clinics will provide legal services through law students overseen by experienced practitioners. Visit our separate list of Law School IP and Entrepreneurship Clinics

While we do not have the experience to vouch for these sources and do not endorse any of these organizations; we hope that this list serves as a helpful starting point. 

If you are know of a legal organization is not on this list, please feel free to reach out to us at support@newmediarights.org and we’ll do our best to add your clinic as promptly as possible.

AlabamaAlaskaArizona
ArkansasCaliforniaColorado
ConnecticutDelawareFlorida
GeorgiaHawaiiIdaho
IllinoisIndianaIowa
KansasKentuckyLouisiana
MaineMarylandMassachusetts
MichiganMinnesotaMississippi
MissouriMontanaNebraska
NevadaNew HampshireNew Jersey
New MexicoNew YorkNorth Carolina
North DakotaOhioOklahoma
OregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island
South CarolinaSouth DakotaTennessee
TexasUtahVermont
VirginiaWashingtonWest Virginia
WisconsinWyomingDistrict of Columbia

Alabama

South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program [ Website ]

Alaska

Alaska Legal Services Corporation [ Website ]

Arizona

Southern Arizona Legal Aid  [ Website ]

Volunteer Legal Assistance for the Arts  [ Website ]

Arkansas

Center for Arkansas Legal Services [ Website ]

Legal Aid of Arkansas Website ]

California

California Lawyers for the Arts [Website]

Electronic Frontier Foundation [ Website ]

Colorado

Colorado Lawyers for the Arts  [ Website ]

Colorado Attorneys for the Arts [ Website ]

Denver Bar Association Website ]

Connecticut

Connecticut Arts Alliance [ Website ]

Connecticut Bar Association Pro Bono Organizations List [ Website ]

Delaware

None

District of Columbia

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

Copyright Alliance [ Website ]

DC Bar [ Website ]

Florida

Florida Lawyers for the Arts Website ]

Arts and Business Council of Miami  Website ]

Georgia

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Website ]

Georgia Council for the Arts Website ]

Legal Aid for Dramatists Website ]

Hawaii

Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii [ Website ]

Idaho

Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program [ Website ]

Illinois

Lawyers for the Creative Arts [ Website ]

Indiana

Arts Council of Indianapolis [ Website ]

Iowa

Iowa Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

Kansas

None

Kentucky

Kentucky Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

Louisiana

The Ella Project Website ]

Arts Council of New Orleans Website ]

Maine

Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Website ]

Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project Website ]

Maryland

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service [ Website ]

Massachusetts

Arts and Business Council [ Website ]

Michigan

Creative Many [ Website ]

Minnesota

Springboard for the Arts [ Website ]

Mississippi

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project [ Website ] 

Mississippi Arts Commission Website ]

Mississippi Center for Nonprofits Website ] 

Missouri

Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts [ Website ]

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts [ Website ]

Montana

Montana Nonprofit Association Website ]

Montana Legal Services Organization [ Website ]

Nebraska

Omaha Creative Institute Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

Nevada

Nevada Legal Services Website ]

Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans Website ]

New Hampshire

Lawyers for the Arts/New Hampshire [ Website ]

New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits [ Website ]

New Jersey

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice [ Website ]

New Mexico

New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

New York

Lawyers Alliance for New York Website ]

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project [ Website ]

Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester [ Website ]

North Carolina

North Carolina Arts Council Website ]

Orange County Arts Commission [ Website

North Dakota

North Dakota Council for the Arts Website ]

Legal Services of North Dakota [ Website ]

State Bar Association of North Dakota Volunteer Lawyers Program [ Website ]

Ohio

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association [ Website ]

Creative Compass Legal Assistance Resources [ Website ]

The Legal Creative   [ Website ]

Oklahoma

Arts Council Oklahoma City Website ]

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Website ]

Oregon

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

Regional Arts and Cultural Council [ Website ]

Pennsylvania

Philadelpia Lawyers for the Arts Website ]

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council  [ Website ]

Philadelpia LawWorks  [ Website ]

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Program [ Website ]

South Carolina

South Carolina Volunteer Laywers for the Arts [ Website ]

South Dakota

None

Tennessee

Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts Website ]

Texas

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts Website ]

Texas Community Building with Attorney Resources (CBAR) [ Website ]

Utah

Utah Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

Utah Legal Services Website ]

Vermont

Law Line of Vermont Website ]

Virginia

Virginia Commission for the Arts Lawyers for the Arts Committee [ Website ]

Legal Aid Justice Center [ Website ]

Greater Richmond Bar Foundation Website ]

Washington

Washington Lawyers for the Arts [ Website ]

West Virginia

Legal Aid of West Virginia's Community Economic Development Project (CEDLAW) [ Website ]

Wisconsin

Arts Wisconsin [ Website ]

Milwaukee Bar Association - Pro Bono Directory Website ]

Wisconsin Nonprofits - Legal Resources Website ]

Wyoming

Legal Aid of Wyoming Website ]