Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Volunteer legal assistance for the Oregon arts community


About OVLA

As an artist or entertainer, it helps to have a powerful advocate that can help you solve your legal issues. OVLA has your back.

About OVLA

In 1988, a small group of lawyers and artists formed a non-profit called Northwest Lawyers and Artists (NWLA), and set out to learn all we could to support local artists and help them nurture their creative endeavors and business pursuits.

Over the years, NWLA has delivered countless hours of free legal services to artists and arts organizations within our community. From NWLA, we have grown to become Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, OVLA, offering a variety of workshops and conferences. We teach, we listen, we support.

Our rewards are many. When a band plays, when a book is published, when a gallery is opened, we feel a sense of pride in having helped, in some small way, our friends in the arts community.


OVLA Board of Directors

Anne Koch | Website

Past President
Lydia Loren | Website

Sean Clancy | Website

Board Members
Jia Feng | Website
Sean Clancy | Website
Anne Koch | Website
Lydia Loren | Website
Bryan Wasetis | Website
Jedidiah Chavez | Website

Resource Council

Pollyanne Birge

Michael Davidson | Website

Bart Day | Website

Stefan Feuerherdt | Website

Leigh Gill | Website

Kohel Haver | Website

Jim Pallas | Website

Robert Parker

David Poulshock | Website

Amy Richter

Jennifer Stoots