Free Legal Assistance for Local Artists

The Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Project (ELLA) offers low to moderate income artists, musicians, writers, performing artists, and filmmakers free legal advice and assistance for Copyright and Intellectual Property, Contract Review, Business Incorporation/Formation, Business Disputes, Licensing Issues, and more.

Assistance is available every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Arts Council of New Orleans (818 Howard Ave, Suite 300), and from 1:30 to 4:30 at Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Op (501 Napoleon Ave).

To schedule an appointment call The Arts Council of New Orleans: 523-1465 or email to