Case #Legal CategoryArts CategoryClient TypeDescriptionTraining MaterialsLaw Library
19-833Business Startup/Corporate, ContractsArts EducationPro Bono

19-833 Manager of an acting studio is in the process of purchasing the studio from its current owner and needs general legal advice.

19-731Business Startup/CorporateMusicPro Bono

19-731 Rock and alternative-rock musician needs help evaluating whether he should consolidate his music publishing company with his LLC. The LLC was set-up to market his music.

Representing the LCA Music Client: Rights in Musical Compositions
19-420OtherFilm/TVPro Bono

19-420 Documentary film-maker needs help evaluating the risk of releasing a film about growing up as a member of a cult.

Representing the LCA Writer: Content Concerns
19-877Copyright Protection/LicensingTheaterPro Bono

19-877 Playwright wrote a musical theater piece inspired by a documentary film and needs help evaluating the whether it would be advisable for him to request any permissions before launching a production.

19-860ContractsMusicPro Bono

19-860 Four recent college graduates are members of a funk, jam band and need a band agreement. They are releasing their first album at the end of December.

19-672ContractsTheaterPro Bono

19-672 Author of a script for theater, Client, terminated her working relationship with her co-author and needs help memorializing the terms of their agreement.

19-878ContractsMusicPro Bono

19-878 Music producer, Client, needs counsel to draft a licensing agreement for a well-known, local film-maker who requested that Client create a sound-track for the film-maker's movie.

19-905Contracts, Copyright Protection / LicensingOLDMusicPro Bono

19-905 Music producers entered into a two page license agreement with a record label and need help interpreting the royalty rate.

19-784DisputesArts EducationPro Bono

19-784 Arts and culture education NFP entered into an agreement with another NFP for fundraising services. The fundraising group collected a deposit but failed to perform. Client needs help recovering amounts he paid.

19-812Copyright Protection/LicensingMusic, Performance Art, TheaterPro Bono

19-812 Author of an inspirational song needs help recovering royalties for the unauthorized use of her song. She also needs help evaluating a contract that she signed with a licensing agent who was able to collect past due royalties, but then kept the entire amount as fees for her services.

19-795Contracts, DisputesDesign/Graphic DesignPro Bono

19-795 Freelance Graphic Designer needs help collecting amounts owed for services rendered. Client needs counsel to draft a demand letter to the adverse party.

19-637Disputes, Commercial LitigationFilm/T.V.Contingent Fee (PB Eligible)

19-637 SAG Voice-over artist performed in several commercial advertisements and needs help collecting the amount that the advertising agency owes her.

19-794Contracts, Copyright Protection/LicensingFilm/T.V.Pro Bono

19-794 Documentary Film-maker, working on a film about terrestrial radio, needs help evaluating the risks of terminating a distribution contract that she entered into several months ago.

19-509-2DisputesFilm/TV, Performance Art, Theater, Visual ArtContingent Fee (PB Eligible)

19-509 Actor was photographed for an advertising campaign and the hiring party is using the advertisement in media that is beyond the scope of the agreement. Litigation is currently pending in District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Client needs substitute counsel to represent him in the litigation.

19-881Trademark InfringementMusicPro Bono

19-881 Local, NFP music organization, with a trademark registration in the State of Illinois, needs help addressing a cease and desist letter that it received from a national organization.

19-718Visa and ImmigrationDance, Music, Theater, Film/T.V.Pro Bono

19-718 Venezuelan music theater student who is in the US on a J-1 Visa, is graduating in May and needs help with an O-1 Visa application.

19-836Landlord-TenantVisualPro Bono

19-836 Visual artist sub-leases studio space in which the heat is controlled by the landlord. Space is so cold that Client has difficulty working there. Client needs counsel to help her evaluate her options.

19-820Business Startup/Corporate, Copyright InfringementArts EducationPro Bono

19-820 Pre-school music education group that plans to expand their services needs help identifying the ASCAP license that they will need to secure sufficient music licensing rights.

19-491ContractsDance, Performance ArtPro Bono

19-491 NFP dance group needs help evaluating whether there are any legal issues they need to address before offering programs that include both adolescent girls and adults.

19-844Not for Profit AdviceFilm/T.V.Pro Bono

19-844 Established documentary filmmakers need legal advice regarding setting up a NFP for their current project which is a documentary film that promotes prison reform.