NJVLA provides the following referral services to artists and arts and cultural organizations that have arts-related legal issues:
LEGAL LINE – a one-time phone call to a volunteer attorney
usually of 30 to 60 minutes in length. This is available to anybody,
regardless of their income.
LAW FAX – a document review service whereby a volunteer attorney
will review a contract or other legal document of up to three pages
in length. This is available to anybody, regardless of their income.
Note: please do not fax us your documents, we will not review them.
We provide referrals to volunteer attorneys, who will review your
FULL-SERVICE – For those clients who meet
the income eligibility requirements, NJVLA will attempt to
match them with a volunteer attorney who will provide legal
representation for a specific matter. Please note: in order
to be eligible for full-service referral, artists and arts
organizations must meet the following income criteria:
- annual income and assets must be equal to or less
- $30,000 for single artists
- $50,000 for married or
- $2,000 Per dependent credit
- Arts Organizations
- These are reviewed on a case-by-case
basis; generally, an entity with an annual budget
(as opposed to income) of less than $750,000 is accepted.
must be a 501(c)3 corporation or planning to become one.
We will require you
to verify this information with the previous year’s
income tax return.
To use our referral services, please
contact us at:
New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
c/o New Jersey Law Journal
P.O. Box 20081
Newark, NJ 07101-6081
(856) 963-6300 Phone
(856) 963-6301 Fax
PLEASE NOTE: NJVLA IS A LEGAL REFERRAL SERVICE. IT DOES NOT PRACTICE LAW,
PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE, OR REPRESENTATION. IF YOU QUALIFY
UNDER OUR FINANCIAL GUIDELINES, WE MAY REFER YOU TO AN INDEPENDENT VOLUNTEER
ATTORNEY TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR MATTER. NJVLA DOES NOT AND IT CANNOT GUARANTEE
YOUR ATTORNEY'S LEVEL OF EXPERTISE OR EXPERIENCE, OR EVEN THAT IT CAN
SECURE YOU AN ATTORNEY.
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