California Lawyers for the Arts

How to Receive Services (Intake)
For legal help intakes use the Online Request for Referral Form or call TOLL-FREE 888-775-8995 to begin the regular referral intake process. Talk to one of our friendly trained staff who will help you through the intake process step-by-step. A referral administrative fee of $20 is charged for members of CLA. Non-members pay $35 (but you can join CLA at the time of the referral and save the extra $15 that non-members pay).

THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE WILL SCREEN YOUR CALL. Every certified lawyer referral service has trained staff to help you determine whether you have a legal problem and, if so, what kind of lawyer you need — or if you need some other type of assistance.

THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE AN ATTORNEY AT A REDUCED RATE. Certification rules require lawyer referral services to make arrangements to serve people of limited means. Some lawyer referral services do this by operating low-fee or no-fee panels, while others cooperate with independent, local pro bono programs that are free. If you are financially eligible, the lawyer referral service may be able to refer you to one of its own attorneys who charges a reduced rate, or to another provider who can provide you with free assistance.

If your adjusted gross income on your IRS 1040 Income Tax Return 'is' near the federal poverty guidelines you 'may' qualify for one of our pro bono or modest means programs.

If you would like to apply for assistance under one of those programs, please start the lawyer referral process by completing the FINANCIAL SCREENING APPLICATION FORM.

THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE BILINGUAL LAWYERS. Many certified lawyer referral services have lawyers who speak Spanish and other languages to help you.
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Who We Are

If you are a creative artist, arts organization, inventor - or someone with a creative arts legal question - California Lawyers for the Arts can help you with your legal matter.

You will be referred to an attorney that does not offer free services. You and the attorney will negotiate a price for their fees.
 

If your adjusted gross income on your IRS 1040 Income Tax Return 'is' near the federal poverty guidelines you 'may' qualify for one of our pro bono or modest means programs.

If you would like to apply for assistance under one of those programs, please start the lawyer referral process by completing the FINANCIAL SCREENING APPLICATION FORM.

California Lawyers for the Arts also helps with mediation and arbitration. Please contact the organization for more information.  

 

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