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Case List
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Updated as of Tuesday, March 03, 2015, 5:34 PM

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Please remember that cases are sometimes unavailable as already on review by another attorney. The Case List marks these cases as "On Review." Occasionally, these cases may return to the list if not placed with the reviewing attorney, who has one week to accept or return the case. As many VLA cases are placed very quickly, we encourage you to include at least two cases in your case requests.

Who We Serve
VLA serves low income artists and non-profit arts and cultural organizations in a wide range of artistic disciplines, including theater, dance, fashion, the visual arts, performance, music, journalism, crafts, textiles, film, design, and literature. Whether artists are looking to start a non-profit dance company, copyright their manuscript or produce an independent film, VLA is available to assist them. VLA meets the artist before a case can be listed on our case list to confirm that they meet VLAís financial and substantive guidelines. Further explanation of our financial and substantive qualification guidelines is available upon your request.

Table of Contents

Bankruptcy
Contract
Copyright
Dispute/Litigation/Negotiation
Immigration
Non-Profit
Patent
Wills, Trusts or Estates


Bankruptcy - Back to Top

Dance
14456 - On Review
Client is a dance not-for-profit organization seeking assistance with organization dissolution, settlement of outstanding debts and potential bankruptcy filing.


Contract - Back to Top

Literary
14574
*** Client, a writer, seeks the assistance of a volunteer lawyer to draft a profit-participation agreement. Client also seeks advice whether to incorporate as an LLC.


Copyright - Back to Top

Photography
14543 - On Review
Client is seeking assistance in understanding her rights for a possible copyright infringement claim in respect to her bandís album cover photograph.


Dispute/Litigation/Negotiation - Back to Top

Music
14602
*** Client, a co-composer of a song, seeks an attorney to negotiate with the publisher of the song proper distribution of royalties for past performances as well as setting up a payment schedule for future performances of his song.

Visual
14524 - On Review
Client, Artist's Estate, seeks to recover Artist's structural designs and other items belonging to Artist's Estate that Adverse Party, Artist's partner, has refused to give back.


Immigration - Back to Top

Film/TV
14505
Client, an independent film director and television producer, seeks assistance in applying for O-1 visa.

Mixed
14437
Client is a performing artist seeking assistance applying for an O-1 visa.

Theater
14526
Client is an Australian actress and producer seeking help filing for an O-1 Visa.

14384
Client is a playwright and theater director seeking assistance in applying for permanent residence or, if that is not possible, an artist visa.

Visual
14320 - On Review
Client is a visual artist who is in the U.S. on a B1 visa. Client seeks the assistance of a volunteer attorney to apply for an O1 visa.


Non-Profit - Back to Top

Mixed
14496 - On Review
Client, a non-profit organization, seeks assistance revising its organizational bylaws and expanding the nature of its activities.

Theater
14579
*** Client is a not-for-profit organization that seeks assistance incorporating and obtaining tax-exempt status.


Patent - Back to Top

Fashion
14472
Client seeks assistance assessing the patentability and applying for a patent for a jewelry item.

14335 - On Review
Client seeks assistance filing for a utility patent for a fashion accessory.

Mixed
14561
*** Client seeks assistance assessing the patentability of two weight training safety devices, and filing a patent if applicable.

14545
Client seeks assistance in filing for a utility patent for a new network security process.

14508
Client is an architect seeking assistance assessing the patentability of his architectural invention and applying for a patent if applicable.

14481
Client seeks assistance assessing patentability of an electronic device and filing a patent application if appropriate.

14449
Client, an inventor, seeks assistance assessing the patentability of an invention and filing for a patent for the application, if applicable.

14425
Client seeks assistance assessing and filing a patent for a modified version of a test.

14396
Client, an inventor, seeks assistance assessing the patentability of a mobile application and filing for a patent for the application, if applicable.

14355
Client, an inventor, seeks assistance in assessing the patentability of a device that improves stuffy noses during sleep and filing for a patent for the device, if applicable.

14317
Inventor created an invention for derby car races and seeks assistance assessing the patentability of his invention and filing for a patent if possible. Client first published his invention in January 2014.

Music
14434
Client seeks assistance in determining patentability and applying for a patent, if possible, for a musical invention.

14362 - On Review
Client, an inventor, seeks assistance filing a patent for a software music algorithm system and a hardware sensory device.

14260 - On Review
Client is seeking assistance in gaining a patent for a music invention.

Patent
14249
Client, invented a detection device for use on mass transit and seeks assistance assessing its patentability and filing a patent application if possible.

Visual
14484
Client seeks help with filing for a provisional patent.

14452
Client is inventor who created a new game. He seeks legal assistance assessing the patentability of his invention and applying for a patent, if possible.

14429
Client, a visual artist and a material scientist, seeks legal assistance assessing the patentability of an invention, and filing for a patent, if possible.


Wills, Trusts or Estates - Back to Top

Visual
14518 - On Review
Client is a visual artist seeking attorney assistance drafting a last will and testament.