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Artists face a unique array of legal questions and challenges. Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts is here to help, by providing educational resources and connecting artists with attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment law.

MnLA is the Minnesota chapter of the National Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) Network. For chapters outside Minnesota, see this list compiled by Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts in St. Louis, Missouri.

If you're looking for a brief in-person consultation with an attorney regarding business-related matters, copyright or trademark, see a list of upcoming events from our partners at LegalCORPS. You can also contact LegalCORPS at (612) 752-6687.

If you're looking for an attorney in Minnesota for a legal issue that falls outside the scope of services provided by Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts, see this guide.

Coronavirus Legal Resources

See a list of coronavirus-related resources related to contracts, employment, taxes and more.

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Attorney Phone Consultation Request

Request a free phone consultation with 1-2 of our volunteer attorneys.

Arrange a Consultation
Meet with a Legal Professional

Find out about upcoming legal clinics to meet a volunteer attorney in person.

Attend a legal clinic
Request a Mediation

If you have a dispute with a business or contractor, a landlord/tenant issue related to your studio or workspace, or have another issue that involves two parties, you can request mediation.

Mediation Request Form
Pro Bono Attorney Request

Minnesota artists and arts organizations in need of pro bono legal representation with one of our partner law firms can apply. Pro bono representation is allotted on an income basis for individual artists.

Pro Bono Request Form

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Become A Volunteer Attorney

Interested in investing in local creatives? Click here to find out more.

Become a Volunteer Attorney