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The following is a current list LCA matters within the identified Categories.
To learn more about any of the matters on our Case List, please contact our Legal Director, Stacy Baygood Streur, at 312.837.3520, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your interest in helping LCA clients!
|Case #||Legal Category||Arts Category||Client Type||Description|
|17-646||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Other||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Collection. Vintage clothing store owner purchased an advertising package that included certain services in addition to the advertising. The services were not performed and client needs help evaluating and, if appropriate, pursuing her claim for damages.
|17-655||Visa and Immigration||Fashion, Performance Art||Pro Bono||
Immigration: Green Card. Costume designer currently working in the US under a O1B Visa that expires in 2019 would like to apply for a green card.Client, initially, needs help understanding the process and the requirements.
|17-670||Visa and Immigration||Music||Pro Bono||
Immigration: Visa. Client is a small NFP arts organization that needs help securing an O-1 visa for one of its directors.
|17-757c||Copyright Protection/Licensing||Music, Performance Art||Pro Bono||
Copyright Registration: Music. Songwriter needs help with copyright registration for a soon to be released record.
|18-009||Contracts, Other||Film/TV||Pro Bono||
Contract: Film. Film student who plans to adapt a short story for a screen play needs an agreement with the Vietnamese author of the short story and legal advice regarding filming in Vietnam.
|18-017||Copyright Protection/Licensing||Literature||Pro Bono||
Copyright: Author. Client wrote and illustrated a children's book and needs help with copyright registration.
|18-026||Contracts||Dance, Music||Pro Bono||
Employment Contracts: Theater. Established theater group that performs dance and music to nourish the soul needs legal help with two contracts, one for employee dancers and one for independent contractors. Client is hoping for contracts that are short and written in plain English.
Contract Review: Film. Client is collaborating with the creator of an animated TV series and needs help evaluating and negotiating the collaboration agreement.
|18-039||Business Startup/Corporate||Film/TV, Music, Performance Art, Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Start-up: Music. Rap music record label needs start-up advice and help with business structure.
|18-040||Business Startup/Corporate, Contracts, Copyright Protection/Licensing||Film/TV, Theater||Pro Bono||
Copyright and Contracts: Film. Web series producer needs advice regarding IP protection and help with a contract for the actors in his film.
|18-041||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Visual Art||Contingent Fee (PB Eligible)||
Dispute: Bailment. Pieces of visual art were delivered to a business organization for its employees, but the employees did not receive the works. Client needs help evaluating, and if appropriate pursuing, any claim he may have against the organization.
|18-046||Employment, Other||Literature||Pro Bono||
Employment: Publishing. Author needs help evaluating the risk of publishing a non-fiction work that includes three passages related to publically available information about an organization for which he does part-time work.
|18-069||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Music, Performance Art, Visual Art||Contingent Fee (PB Eligible)||
Dispute. Client who creates tech-art needs help evaluating a claim for damages against the landlord of a property where his work was stored. The artwork was disposed of without notice to Client.
|18-073||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims, Copyright Infringement||Music, Visual Art||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Copyright Infringement. Artist, who was a house photographer for major music and performance venues in Chicago in the 1980s, needs help evaluating infringement of his copyright protected work and, if appropriate, help pursing injunction and damages.
|18-080||Commercial Litigation/ADR/Other Claims||Literature||Pro Bono||
Dispute: Publishing. Author needs help evaluating whether he was defrauded by the publishing company that published his book and, if appropriate, assistance recovering rights and amounts owed.
|18-082||Copyright Protection/Licensing, Trademark Protection||Music||Pro Bono||
Trademark Registration: Music. Client's son is a young rap artist who needs help with trademark and copyright registration for his stage name and song lyrics.