Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Legal Help

About Our
Legal Clinics

I appreciated both the attorney’s and the law student’s insightful consideration of my issue from all possible angles. They were easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and seemed to genuinely care about my project. I’m more confident about moving forward with it since our meeting.
— Lauren, playwright


Scheduled monthly 50-minute one-on-one legal sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our volunteer attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues.


June 21 Legal Clinic: Register Here.

*Applications due 2 weeks in advance of clinic date


Clinic appointments are generally held at the Small Business Legal Clinic in downtown Portland but we can also do phone consultations.


To be eligible for a clinic session, individual artists must have an annual household income of less than $45,000. Non-profit creative organizations must have an annual budget of less than $100,000. Applicants must be an Oregon resident or an organization incorporated in Oregon.


Fill out our online application by clicking the link associated with your desired clinic date (under the heading "WHEN" at left). Complete your application at least 2 weeks before the date of your desired clinic and you will be matched up with an attorney for legal consultation. A $20 administrative fee is required if your matter is accepted for consultation. Payment is due 24 hours before the consultation.