Grace Kent

Grace Kent is from Mechanicsburg, PA and went to Temple University where she studied Strategic Communications with a concentration in Rhetoric and Public Advocacy. She had a lot of great experiences working in government and public service and decided to go to law school to make a difference in the world. She is currently a…

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Janine Beckles

Janine Beckles joined the PVLA board in 2021, and has danced with Philadelphia dance company PHILADANCO! for eleven years, where she also serves as the Assistant to the Artistic Director. PHILADANCO! is known all over the world for their artistry, highly gifted dancers, and captivating performances. In January, Janine performed with PHILADANCO! in “Philadanco MinEvent”…

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Nathan Ezzo was born and raised in Jenkintown, PA. For undergrad, he went to Temple where he studied finance and Spanish. He now studies at Temple Law. He is a musician and lover of art in general, and loves all kinds of music, mostly rock, blues, bluegrass/folk, and funk. He plays piano, guitar, sax, and…

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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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