New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc.

Address

PO Box 2265
Flemington NJ, NJ 08822
County: Hunterdon
http://www.njvla.org

Contact

Mr. Joey Novick, Esq.

Grant Amount

$20,000

Program Area

Technical Assistance

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support of NJVLA's pro-bono services to artists and non-profit arts organizations and free legal education programs.

Organization Background

NJVLA provides free legal education, representation, and other legal services to the entire State's arts community, - in particular to low income artists and non-profit arts-organizations. NJVLA was founded in 2004 as a collaboration with the State Council of the Arts, the New Jersey Law Journal, many interested attorneys/artists.

Our founders are partners in New Jersey's top law firms, retired judges, law school professors, and the publisher of New Jersey's legal newspaper of record.

NJVLA provides the NJ arts community with legal support and education. We provide legal referrals to volunteer attorneys and we teach artists about their legal rights and responsibilities in developing, protecting, and realizing the value in their work.

New Jersey has always been an inspiration for artists and entertainers. Painters, musicians, and dancers have found their muse in the Garden State for centuries. The painter George Inness was from New Jersey, and Winslow Homer used our beloved Jersey shore as the subject of many of his paintings. Over a hundred years ago the art of the motion picture was born in Thomas Edison's Black Maria Studio, in West Orange.

NJVLA pro-bono attorneys over the past 18 months have responded to requests for specific information on assigned full-service matters providing more than 600 hours of pro-bono legal services to our client base. This brings the total number of hours volunteered by our attorneys on full-service matters since our inception to more than 4200, valued at nearly $1.77 million.

Currently, NJVLA has about 1500 followers on Twitter.

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