The Art & Entertainment Law Project in the Small Business Law Center (SBLC) at Thomas Jefferson School of Law is here to provide free legal services for low-income artists, actors, dancers, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and related non-profit organizations. Our students, under the supervision of California licensed attorneys, are able to provide legal assistance to creative people and organizations that do not have the means to hire an attorney to advise them.
The SBLC is now accepting requests for services from potential clients. The ideal client will have an existing business, or at least an outline of a business plan, and a willingness to work with law students.
The SBLC provides legal assistance in the following areas:
- publicity rights
- contract review and negotiation
- business formation and operation
- nonprofit tax exemption
- permitting and licensing
- independent contractor and employment issues
- commercial leasing
- trade secrets
The SBLC provides a wide variety of legal assistance, but does not represent clients in court. Also, the SBLC is not able to accommodate walk-in requests at this time, so please follow the guidelines below.
In order to qualify for representation, a potential client will be required to make financial disclosures for the SBLC to determine eligibility. To find out if you are eligible for our services, please complete the Request for Services Form on our website, and email or fax it to the contact information listed below. For more information about our services, please call (619) 961-4382.
Small Business Law Center
Phone: (619) 961-4382
Fax: (619) 961-1382