Since it was founded as LegalArt in 2003, LegalARTLink has been a vital resource in supporting the artists to protect their work and empower their careers. A Miami-based legal aid and education program, LegalARTLink serves artists and arts organizations throughout the state of Florida.
For a Locust Projects membership fee of $60 (pARTner level), artists receive access to legal advice and information, referrals to pro-bono attorneys, and one-on-one legal counseling and professional development workshops on a broad range of legal issues including estate planning, family law, immigration, contracts, business law, real estate, taxes, copyright, trademark, and more.
The program is open to artists and arts organizations of all disciplines and has assisted hundreds of painters, sculptors, composers, authors, choreographers, singers, multidisciplinary artists, and more, since it was founded—eighty-percent of whom were based in Miami.
Since 2016, the LegalARTLink Director has been hosted by the University of Miami Law School where they have access to academic and research facilities to assist artists with their legal needs. In addition, the University’s law students are able to gain practical experience by assisting artists with legal issues through externships supervised by the LegalARTLink.
LegalARTLink has been administered by Locust Projects since 2017.
Allyn Ginns Ayers, Esq., LegalARTLink Director
Allyn is an attorney admitted to practice in Florida and in New York.
Daniel Stabile, Esq., LegalARTLink Volunteer Attorney Supervisor
Daniel is a litigation attorney at Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami.
Due to COVID-19 and legal issues that may arise for artists, Locust Projects is waiving the membership fee required to apply for LegalARTLink for the next three months.
LegalARTLink services are available to Locust Projects members at the pARTners ($60) level or above. This small membership fee helps us to continue to provide high quality legal services to the arts community. Please visit Locust Projects' membership page and select the level of your choice.
If you are an artist in need of legal services, please register here. After you submit your registration, you can expect someone from the LegalARTLink staff to follow up within 24 to 48 hours.
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