Cynthia S. Arato Joins The Board of Directors of Volunteer Lawyers for The Arts
On May 20, 2013, Cynthia S. Arato was appointed to the Board of Directors of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Established in 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is the pioneer in arts-related legal aid and educational programs about the legal and business issues that affect artist and arts organizations. VLA serves the arts community through 3 program areas: Legal Services with MediateArt; Education; and Advocacy. VLA’s largest program, the VLA Legal Services Department, offers counseling and assistance to the entire arts community as well as its signature service of pro bono legal representation to low-income artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. All of VLA’s other programs are open to the entire creative community as well as to the lawyers and law students VLA trains to serve the arts community. As the first arts-related legal aid organization, VLA is the model for similar organizations around the world.