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We’re also sure it goes without saying, but our content cannot be a replacement for working one-on-one with a lawyer. It’s here to give you the tools and information you need to educate yourself about this aspect of your creative business and to empower you to take action. And as such it does not constitute legal advice.
We think every creative business should have a lawyer they trust on their team. If you don’t have one already and want to make a lawyer-friend, an amazing place to start is the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organization in your state. Here’s the state-by-state directory.
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Updates + Date Last Updated
The last update was: November 1, 2017.