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PVLA to Receive $100,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan (Philadelphia, PA)—Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) is pleased to announce they have been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural…

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Natalie Poirier is originally from Gloucester County, New Jersey. She attended Rowan University, earning a BA in English, and Drexel University, earning a MS in Arts Administration. She has a background in the performing arts; participating in musicals and plays in high school, and playing the trumpet in marching band, concert band, and jazz band.  Before…

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Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, in collaboration with the new Center for Law and Transformational Technology at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, is pleased to present a two-hour CLE webinar on the fascinating legal and practical issues raised by the recent proliferation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), scheduled for Friday, September 24th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (EST). …

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Philadelphia, PA (August 23, 2021) – Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA), a pro bono legal services organization serving emerging artists and arts organizations, has named Kenneth L. Metzner as executive director, effective September 13, 2021. With more than 14 years serving the arts and culture community of greater Philadelphia following a 17-year legal career, Metzner…

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About this event Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) is proud to announce that we will be partnering with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA) to host a special lunchtime event on Thursday, July 8th, 2021 addressing legal concerns of arts & cultural organizations related to re-opening this summer. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear…

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Philadelphia, PA (January 6th, 2020) – Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA), a pro bono legal services organization serving emerging artists and arts organizations, has announced three new members of its Board of Directors: Janine Beckles, James J. Holman, and John Viscardi. Beckles and Viscardi are each members of Philadelphia’s performing arts community and will be critical liaisons with key segments of PVLA’s clientele, while Holman is a leader in the Philadelphia legal community and a long-standing PVLA volunteer.   “As a nonprofit undertaking a top-to-bottom reimagination to further enhance and augment our support…

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As the year draws to a close, many of us will reflect on the events of the past year and the ways they have reshaped the lives of millions across our region, our nation and the world. While these events present significant challenges, they have also offered opportunities for growth and improvement in the face…

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As part of our annual update to our constituents, we put a few questions to one of PVLA’s Board Members, Gabrielle Sellei, to offer some insight into the personalities of the professionals who run our organization. An attorney and long-time volunteer with the organization, Gabrielle returned to PVLA’s board in the summer of 2019 after having served a stint on the Board many years ago. She currently operates her own law practice,…

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In response to the public health crisis posed by the novel coronavirus, Governor Tom Wolf issued a stay at home order and has required that businesses not designated “life-sustaining” halt all physical operations. As a result, schools, businesses, and various state agencies have closed their locations and encouraged their staff and constituents to stay home. In addition,…

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