The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

Legal Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Philadelphia Volunteers Lawyers for the Arts. Each year, professionals like you from around the region come together to build a strong volunteer community, contributing nearly $2.5 million in capacity building services to the arts + culture nonprofit sector. We look forward to welcoming you into this community and collaborating on an important project!

To apply to become a volunteer, please be sure to review our volunteer guidelines below and then complete the adjacent form, which provides information to help us better understand who you are and your goals, as well as design a project that best fits your skills. Once you’ve completed the form, please submit it to us along with your resume, and someone from our program staff will contact you ASAP to schedule an interview. In the meantime, we want to thank you, again, for interest in making our region culturally vibrant and economically strong.

GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS

We have found it helpful to provide the attorneys who serve as PVLA volunteers with information that describes their responsibilities as well as their rights within the scope of the PVLA program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Attorneys who volunteer with the PVLA program have a responsibility to:

  • Be consistently compassionate and professional in delivering legal services
  • Be committed to providing the highest quality of services to all PVLA clients
  • Treat all arts clients with respect and take the concerns of all PVLA clients as seriously as he or she would the concerns of a paying client.
  • Return telephone calls to all PVLA clients in a timely fashion
  • Not accept a matter referred to him or her by the PVLA program if the referral could result in a conflict of interest

RIGHTS

Attorneys who volunteer with the PVLA program also have certain rights including the right to:

  • Be treated with respect and courtesy by arts clients and PVLA program staff
  • Decline any matter that is referred to him or her by PVLA, for any reason
  • Withdraw from any matter referred to him or her by PVLA at any time, provided he or she immediately notifies both the arts client and PVLA of the decision to withdraw
  • Ask PVLA program staff for assistance, such as a consultation with another attorney in the field
  • Decline to provide pro bono assistance to any PVLA client who requests services beyond the scope of the initial PVLA referral
  • Decline to offer legal assistance to any client referred by PVLA if the client's actions are offensive to the attorney, provided the attorney immediately notifies the PVLA program director of his or her desicion to not provide assistance
Name

Work Address



Home Address

Background, Interests and Skills:


Artfax
Full Service
Legal Line
Legal Clinic
Referral List
Reduced Rate
Speakers Bureau



Administrative/Municipal
Artist/Gallery Agreements
Author/Agency/Publisher Relations
Bankruptcy: Business
Bankruptcy: Personal
Business: Contracts/Partnerships
Business: Small Business Development
Censorship: Broadcasting
Censorship: General
Contract/ Agreement Review: General
Contract/ Agreement Review: Management
Copyright: General
Copyright: Litigation
Collections
Computer & Technology Law
Defamation
Entertainment: Contract Review
Entertainment: Film/Video
Entertainment: International
Entertainment: Litigation
Estate Planning
Family Law
General Practice
Immigration: Asylum
Immigration: Working Papers/Green Card
Insurance
International (misc.)
Labor/Employment
Landlord/Tenant Relations
Litigation: General
NonProfit Law
NonProfit Incorporation
Patent
Product Liability
Real Estate: Commercial
Taxes: Corporate
Taxes: Individual
Taxes: Nonprofit
Trademark, Service Mark
Trade Secret
Trusts & Estate Law

 







AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
KS
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MI
MN
MS
MO
MT
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
ND
OH
OK
OR
PA
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
WA
WV
WI
WY

 


Business Category Preferences:





01 Individual Artist
03 Performing Group
07 Performance Facility
08 Art Museum
10 Gallery/Exhibit Space
11 Cinema
12 Independent Press
15 Arts Center
16 Arts Council/Agency
17 Arts Service Organization
27 Library
28 Historical Society
30 Foundation
32 Community Service Org
42 Media - Periodical
45 Media - Radio
46 Media - TV
48 School of the Arts
49 Arts Camp/Institute

 



Crafts
Dance
Dance: Modern
Design Arts
Design Arts: Fashion
Design Arts: Graphic
Folk/Life/Traditional Arts
Literature
Media Arts
Media Arts: Film
Media Arts: Technology/Experimental
Multidisciplinary
Music
Music: Band
Music: Jazz
Music: Solo/Recital
Photography
Theatre
Visual Arts
Visual Arts: Experimental
Visual Arts: Painting
Visual Arts: Sculpture

 



Berks, PA
Bucks, PA
Burlington, NJ
Camden, NJ
Chester, PA
Delaware, PA
Gloucester, NJ
Kent, DE
Lancaster, PA
Lehigh, PA
Mercer, NJ
Montgomery, PA
New Castle, DE
Philadelphia, PA
Out of Region

 




Small
Medium
Large
No Preference




French
German
Polish
Japanese
Other



Other Opportunities:

Are you interested in participating in our Speaker's Bureau?

Please indicate your level of experience for the Speaker's Bureau:


* I have reviewed and understand the PVLA pro bono services and volunteer policies. If I have additional questions, I will raise them to the Director of Legal Services after my application is processed. I will refer to my PVLA Volunteer Handbook when providing legal services to PVLA clients.

By submitting this application you acknowledge that the aforementioned information is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

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