• Legal Help

    Legal Help

    Lawyers for the Creative Arts provides free legal services to financially eligible clients in all areas of the arts—visual, music, dance, literary, digital media, arts education, and much more.  We help individuals and organizations with business issues, contracts, copyrights, trademarks and many other legal areas.

    Learn more about our Legal Services.

  • Support LCA

    Support LCA

    Lawyers for the Creative Arts is the only Illinois provider of pro bono legal services dedicated to individuals and organizations in all areas of the arts.  We have helped thousands of individual artists and arts organizations. 

    Your donation, large or small are essential for us to continue to provide free legal services to the arts community.

    We appreciate your support of LCA through your tax deductible contribution to our small organization!

  • Workshops & Seminars

    Workshops & Seminars

    Lawyers for the Creative Arts has a proven track record of offering high-quality seminars and workshops.  Our programs for artists and other non-lawyers help you to understand legal concepts that apply to your area of the arts.  Our programs for lawyers are instructive and helpful for the seasoned practitioner as well as those seeking to develop capabilities in new areas.

    Check our Calendar and Events pages for upcoming offerings.



  • In Memory of Bill Rattner

    In Memory of Bill Rattner 

    It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of William E. Rattner on March 16, 2019. Bill came to LCA in 1999 following a successful 38-year career in commercial litigation, and served as Executive Director from 1999 to 2014. He brought with him his passion for the arts, especially opera, and a drive to make a difference. Bill led the organization through a rough period and rapidly helped the organization regain its standing in the legal and arts communities.  The staff and Boards of LCA, our many volunteer lawyers, and thousands of clients will remember Bill with great affection. 

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