PVLA Spotlight-New Board Member, George Riter

By Mari Kraske | July 18, 2022
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What attracted you to joining the board of PVLA? I first became associated with PVLA during the pandemic through the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board Observer Program. At that time, PVLA had recently transitioned from operating under the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Arts and Business Council, to operating as an independent nonprofit organization. The board’s passion and vision to help PVLA navigate this change really impressed me and pushed me to get involved beyond just being a Board Observer.    Can you describe your interest/background in the…

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PVLA COVID-19 Service Impact and Updates

By PVLA Admin | March 20, 2020

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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Copyright Enforcement in the Arts Gets Aid From New CASE Act

By PVLA Admin | March 3, 2020

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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Local lawyers resume leadership of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

By PVLA Admin | December 4, 2019

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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