Legal Clinic: Copyright, Commissions, and Contracts

in partnership with Loeb & Loeb LLP (Apply by Feb 20)

Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2024 - (The event is free but individuals must apply, and be accepted, to attend)


Are you working as or with a visual artist, designer, musician, or writer to create new work? Your contract needs to include intellectual property clauses and we’re here to help!

Learn about best practices for work made for hire, commissions, and assignments/licenses and get your contract drafted or updated with Lawyers for the Creative Arts.

Contracts for:

  • Work for Hire
  • Commissioned Work
  • Assignments
  • Licensing Agreements

Join LCA and attorneys from Loeb & Loeb LLP on February 28th from 11AM-3PM CT, including lunch, for an in-person contract review clinic. Each organization will be paired with an attorney from Loeb & Loeb to create a new contract or work through and update their current contracts. You’ll walk away with documents ready to support your creative plans.  


Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must be either independent artists or arts organizations in the State of Illinois,
  • You must attend the clinic in-person on February 28th,
  • If applying as a nonprofit, the organization’s budget for FY2023 may not exceed $750,000,
  • If applying as an individual artist or arts LLC, your current household income must be within 300% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Upon receipt of your application and determination of eligibility, LCA will contact you. At that point, we will provide the application to Loeb & Loeb for acceptance in the clinic. Once your application has been approved by both LCA and Loeb & Loeb, we will notify you about the location, etc. Please block off the time for the clinic on your calendar immediately.


About Loeb & Loeb LLP:

We represent a wide range of organizations, as well as high net worth individuals and families. We help these clients identify opportunities, expand into new markets, launch innovative products and services, protect their assets, resolve disputes, and connect with audiences in new ways. We know our clients’ businesses and understand their personal objectives. And we have tremendous multidisciplinary know-how in today’s technology and mobility trends, which continue to transcend all industries.

As a multiservice law firm with approximately 450 lawyers across eight offices in the United States and Asia, we have you covered.