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

In Defense of Art

In Defense of Art is the official blog of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Client Spotlight: Rachel Miller-Howard

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts provides pro bono legal consultation to countless Oregon creatives. We recently sat down with Rachel Miller-Howard, a writer and publisher of Doxx Magazine, a digital outpost dedicated to women documentarians to share her experience with OVLA legal services.

"I reached out to the OVLA after expressing legal concerns to a friend about a new project I was in the nascent stages of starting. I just wasn't sure if I could get into trouble for reposting other people's videos, and how I should go about crediting photographs. I wanted to make sure I wasn't committing any accidental infractions. The OVLA was very gracious and easy to communicate with. I was surprised at how quickly I found myself opposite a lawyer, who seemed genuinely enthusiastic about helping me. It was overall a great experience, and I'm very thankful such a service exists for Oregon creatives!

I had a really useful session with the OVLA, and have recommended the services to other arts-oriented friends/acquaintances who are working on projects.”

To learn more about OVLA’s pro bon services, or to sign up for an upcoming legal clinic, please visit: https://www.oregonvla.org/clinic.

Art by Doxx Magazine contributor, Molly Mendoza.

Jedidiah Chavez