NYFA will be partnering with the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Committee (EASL). EASL will be offering a legal clinic at NYFA free of charge for those who qualify for pro bono legal consultation on Tuesday, May 15th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. The pro bono attorneys can offer advice on various arts-related issues such as intellectual property, nonprofit, and contract questions.

In order to qualify for a pro bono consultation, you or your organization must meet one of the following requirements by producing your most recent tax return demonstrating that you are:

- An individual earning an adjusted gross income of less than $30,000

- A married couple earning an adjusted gross income of less than $40,000

- A married couple with children earning an adjusted income of less than $50,000

- An organization earning less than $40,000. Note: You will need to verify that your organization pays taxes.

If you or anyone interested have any questions or would like to take advantage of this opportunity and meet the requirements above, please fill out the following form by May 11, 2012, by clicking on this link to the NYFA-EASL Legal Clinic Registration Form.

Any additional questions should be addressed to mrunyan@nyfa.org. Please keep in mind that you will need to bring a recent tax return in order to verify your income. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.