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Individual Artist Request for Legal Assistance

Thank you for your interest in Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA).

To apply for assistance, please complete the adjacent form. Once submitted, a member of our team will reach out to schedule an initial interview to review eligibility for PVLA services.

Since the onset of the pandemic, PVLA has been waiving administrative fees for placement with a PVLA volunteer attorney.

Thank you for choosing PVLA as your connection between art and the legal sector: we look forward to assisting you!

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I hereby affirm that, to the best of my knowledge, the information contained in this application, or attached to it, is correct, and complete. I understand that (1) PVLA cannot guarantee that it will be able to refer my case to a volunteer attorney; (2) PVLA will not be responsible for the outcome of any referral which it makes; (3) I am free to select or not select any attorney to whom I am referred; (4) any attorney to whom I may be referred is free to accept or not accept the referral; (5) PVLA does not make any representations or guarantees about the quality of legal assistance provided by any attorney(s) to which I may be referred; (6) I will be represented by the referred lawyer, not PVLA; and (7) I agree to promptly notify PVLA if I no longer need the assistance of a volunteer.

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