Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


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 Executive Director
Jedidiah Chavez | Contact


OVLA Board of Directors

Lydia Loren | Website

Past President
Kohel Haver | Website

Vice President
Sean Clancy | Website

Anne Koch | Website

Board Members
Jia Feng | Website
Sean Clancy | Website
Michael Davidson | Website
Bart Day | Website
Leigh Gill | Website
Anne Koch | Website
Lydia Loren | Website
Jim Pallas | Website
David Poulshock | Website
Amy Richter
Bryan Wasetis | Website

Resource Council

Pollyanne Birge

Kohel Haver | Website
Stefan Feuerherdt | Website
Jennifer Stoots