Location: Mayfair Arts Center 8701 S Bennett Ave, Chicago
Join us for an informational program about legal issues in the arts at Mayfair Arts Center in-person on Thursday, February 22 at 3-4pm!
Learn more about Lawyers for the Creative Arts, the only legal service organization in Illinois that specifically supports artists and arts organizations through pro bono legal representation, free and low-cost educational programs, and more. Attorney Chris Johnson, LCA’s director of legal services, will share key insights on a range of legal topics that artists engage with regularly, including intellectual property, business formation, contracts, and more, and will take your questions.
About the Speaker:
Christopher Johnson serves as the Director of Legal Services at Lawyers for the Creative Arts, a Chicago-based non-profit dedicated to providing pro bono legal services and education to artists across the state of Illinois. A lifelong performer and proponent of the arts, Mr. Johnson made the transition to the legal services community after obtaining civil litigation experience with AV rated law firms in and around Chicago. His writing on the intersection of law and theatre has been featured in such publications as the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law and the Michigan Business and Entrepreneurial Law Review. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Mr. Johnson earned his law degree from the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He serves as Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's YLS Creative Arts committee, has taught Entertainment Law courses at local film schools, and regularly guest lectures on arts and entertainment topics at various colleges, law schools, and conferences across Chicago.