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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Dear Friends of PVLA: I’m reaching out to you today to provide an update on services and operations of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. First and foremost, I want to assure you that PVLA’s staff and board members are closely monitoring government and media updates regarding the impact of…

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To many artists, the prospect of enforcing one’s creative rights through the mechanism of copyright protection presents a number of challenges. While some of the enforcement issues plaguing copyright owners are a simple byproduct of progress—such as the need to police the web for online infringement or the proliferation of more-efficient technologies used in committing…

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A Big Win for Philadelphia’s arts and culture community. Philadelphia, PA (December 4, 2019) – Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA), a pro bono legal services organization serving emerging artists and arts organizations, announced today that after 10 years as a program of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Arts and Business Council, it has…

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