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Clinics, Workshops & Special Events

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November 2019 Legal Clinic
Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

November 2019 Legal Clinic

Scheduled monthly 50-minute legal clinic 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.

To be eligible for a clinic session, individual artists must have an annual income of less than $40,000. 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.

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September 2019 Legal Clinic
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

September 2019 Legal Clinic

Scheduled monthly 50-minute legal clinic 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.

To be eligible for a clinic session, individual artists must have an annual income of less than $40,000. 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.

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August 2019 Legal Clinic
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

August 2019 Legal Clinic

Scheduled monthly 50-minute legal clinic 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.

To be eligible for a clinic session, individual artists must have an annual income of less than $40,000. 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.

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Artists, Activists, and Outlaws: The History and Future of Free Expression
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Artists, Activists, and Outlaws: The History and Future of Free Expression

Please join Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts for a workshop exploring the history of the First Amendment in the arts. 

The history of free expression was written by artists and activists who dared to push the boundaries of what society was ready to hear. In the process, many of them were branded as outlaws and forced to fight their way through the justice system. 

This workshop will take a tour through some of the biggest and most explosive First Amendment cases of the last fifty years, discuss the ground rules for free expression in 2019, and then jump forward to discuss a variety of looming issues for the years to come, including free speech on the Internet, the interaction between digital art and political warfare, and censorship in an age where the lines between private corporations and governments get murkier every day.

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Copyright Fundamentals for Creatives
Nov
12
5:30 PM17:30

Copyright Fundamentals for Creatives

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council, presents Copyright Fundamentals for Creatives. 

This workshop provides valuable information on the fundamentals of basic copyright protection, including copyright ability of works, ownership (initial ownership; transfers; works-for-hire), registration, infringement and remedies, and fair use. Through this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of copyright law and learn how to protect your work. 

Advance registration is recommended. Click here to purchase tickets.

Presenter: 

Kohel Haver received his JD from the Northwestern Law School at Lewis & Clark College, and he is currently a partner at Swider Haver LLP. Haver practices in the areas working with creative people and the arts, including a specialty in copyright and related intellectual property, technology, and business law. He has been serving the arts community for all of his professional life, including service on the boards of directors for community and arts based programs nationwide.

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 Contract Basics for Artists.
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Contract Basics for Artists.

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Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (in partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council) presents this seminar about the basics of contracts for artists. This workshop will walk you through important contract clauses, how to negotiate those clauses effectively, and best practices to avoid finding yourself in contract litigation. Whether you are a painter, performer, or writer, this workshop will explore the elements of a succesful contract. 

Cost: $15. 

Click here to register for this event. 

Presenters:

Sean Clancy is an attorney whose practice focuses on business and intellectual property (“IP”).  As outside IP counsel for a variety of innovative industries including state-licensed cannabis, entertainment media, design, consumer products, food, beverages, professional services, software, and new technology, Sean advises on state and federal trademark rights, copyrights, publicity, privacy, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, and licensing.  As general business and corporate counsel, Sean negotiates, prepares legal documents, and advises on relationships spanning from entity formation and ordinary business to complex transactions and disputes.  Before becoming an attorney, Sean was a filmmaker in Seattle.

Tricia Juettemeyer is senior corporate counsel at a software company headquartered in Portland. Prior to this Tricia was an intellectual property and business attorney at a law firm in Portland. She took a winding path to the law, starting with art school, working in post-production, heading to library school, working for many years as an academic librarian, along the way learning about copyright, eventually leading her to law school. Tricia has advised clients in the area of copyright law, trademark law, contracts, and more, and currently advises broadly on business and intellectual property matters. An educator as well as an attorney, Tricia taught Business Associations as an adjunct professor for the University of Oregon law school, and will teach an intellectual property for business course to undergraduates at Lewis & Clark College next spring.  

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MEET NPR's ARI SHAPIRO!
Nov
16
9:15 PM21:15

MEET NPR's ARI SHAPIRO!


"All Things Considered" host Ari Shapiro is coming to town November 16-18 with his new one man show with music, "Homeward".

Join OVLA for a special opening night party with Ari Thursday, November 16 at 9:15 pm at the Klarquist Law Firm, 1 World Trade Center. Beer! Wine! Music! Tasty nibbles! Ari!

Net proceeds benefit OVLA. Tickets on sale HERE

A special thank you to Klarquist for the use of their space!

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