Meet Our Interns-Grace Kent and Jack Malloy

By Mari Kraske | March 29, 2022
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 2L at Drexel Law where she is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society and she also volunteers at the Family Court Help Center.  Grace is looking forward to…

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Post-Pandemic Re-Opening: Legal Perspectives for Arts and Cultural Orgs

By PVLA Admin | June 7, 2021

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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PVLA Announces New Members to the Board of Directors

By PVLA Admin | January 6, 2021

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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PVLA Annual Newsletter

By PVLA Admin | January 3, 2021

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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Get to Know PVLA’s Board of Directors – Gabrielle Sellei

By PVLA Admin | December 17, 2020

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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