Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia

Individual Artist Request for Legal Assistance

Thank you for your interest in ABC's capacity building services through Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA), joining more than 260 artists and arts and culture organizations working with us to engage untapped networks of support.

To apply for legal assistance from PVLA, please complete the following form, which helps us understand your goals and specific needs. Once completed, a member of our program staff will reach out to schedule an interview. In the meantime, we want to thank you for choosing ABC as the place to work collaboratively with the legal sector and we invite you to explore our other Volunteer Services, which engage the legal and technology community to support a thriving arts and culture sector.

Please note, artists and arts and culture organizations pay an administrative fee to the Arts + Business Council when a PVLA volunteer is placed. The fee is:

  • $50 — All Applicants pay an application Fee
  • $75 for Individual Artists
  • $100 for Arts Collectives
  • $175 for Arts + Culture organizations with operating budgets under $500K
  • $250 for Arts + Culture organizations with operating budgets $500K to $1M

We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with an arts-related legal matter.

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General Information:

Home Address

Work Address:

Background Information:



Demographic Information: We need this to determine your pro bono eligibility.
Please call us if you have questions.


Request for Assistance

To the best of your knowledge, please identify the area(s) of law in which you require assistance (all that apply):



Confidentiality Notice: Attorneys licensed in Pennsylvania and other states take an oath to adhere to Rules of Professional Conduct, which require an attorney to keep consultations confidential. This confidentiality extends even if no official attorney-client relationship is formed

Please list all parties involved with your legal request. Examples may be other individuals, corporations, law firms, attorneys, etc.

Terms of Service: I hereby affirm that the information contained in this application, or attached to it, is correct, and to the best of my knowledge, complete. This questionnaire fully and accurately describes the problem for which this organization is requesting legal assistance. I understand that (1) PVLA and the Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia (ABC) cannot guarantee that it will be able to refer my case to a volunteer attorney; (2) PVLA and ABC will not be responsible for the outcome of any referral which it makes; (3) I am free to select or not select any attorney to whom I am referred; (4) any attorney to whom I may be referred is free to accept or not accept the referral; (5) PVLA and ABC do not make any representations or guarantees about the quality of legal assistance which any attorneys to which I may be referred may provide; (6) I will be represented by the referred lawyer, not PVLA nor ABC; and (7) I agree to promptly notify PVLA and ABC if I no longer need the assistance of a volunteer.

Questions? Contact

Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia

200 S. Broad Street, Ste. 700 | Philadelphia, PA 19102 | ABC Phone: (215) 790-3620 | PVLA Phone: (215) 790-3822 |