Venture Competition Team: Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
April 16, 2013
- Mark David Banner, law student
- Amber Buker, law student
- Aaron Gonzales, law student
- Ken Katzaroff, law student
- Sean Kirkpatrick Clancy, law student
Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (“OVLA”) will help Portland’s artists create fearlessly by providing legal services and education, while fostering synthesis between lawyers, students, and creatives.
OVLA’s goals are
to ensure access to effective legal counsel for artists and arts organizations with limited resources;
to educate Portland’s artistic and legal communities on art-related business and legal issues;
to introduce law students and young lawyers to the practice of art-related law while instilling appreciation for pro bono work; and
to strengthen cooperative relationships between Portland’s legal, business, education, and artistic communities.
OVLA will accomplish its goals by
hosting clinics where artists and arts organizations can meet with an attorney to discuss legal issues;
creating a network of volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono legal services for artists and nonprofit arts organizations with limited resources;
developing a website with educational information that facilitates research on art-related legal issues;
conducting seminars, workshops, and other programs on legal and business issues for artists and arts organizations; and
immersing law students in OVLA’s activities in order to develop practical experience with art-related law.