Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section

  • Ethics Gallery
    Legal Basics For Artists | September 9, 2014 Brooklyn Art Center | 55 Washington Street | Brooklyn
  • EASL ADR CLE Program
    Expanding the Use of ADR in the Media & Entertainment Industries CLE and Networking Event Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:30PM | JAMS | 620 Eighth Avenue, 34th Floor | New York City
  • Section Events
    • Legal Basics For Artists Professional Development Workshop

      Legal Basics For Artists Professional Development Workshop 

      Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      Brooklyn Arts Council, 55 Washington Street | Brooklyn NY

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      Are you wondering how copyright law protects your work? Can you legally appropriate from another artist? What safeguards do you have in place for your commission, collaboration or consignment agreement? How can you protect your work and enter into contracts that benefit you?  Besides filing a lawsuit, what alternatives are at your disposal in the case of an infringement, breach of contract or other dispute?

      Artists of all disciplines are invited to join us for a panel of art and entertainment lawyers to discuss the basics in copyright, fair use, contracts and dispute resolution. In addition to having your questions answered about your legal rights and potential liabilities, you will leave this seminar with practical legal resources for your creative practices.  

      Moderated by Julia Chu, Esq., Head of Philanthropy, Private Banking North America, Credit Suisse

      Jason Aylesworth, Esq.  Sendroff & Baruch, LLP
      Paul Cossu, Esq. Cahill Partners, LLP
      Judith B. Prowda, Esq., Senior Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art; Law Office of Judith B. Prowda, New York City 
      Carol J. Steinberg, Esq. Faculty, School of Visual Arts; Attorney in New York City and East End of Long Island

      Free and open to the public but registration is required. Register Online Now!

      This event is sponsored by the New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section (EASL), and presented by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). 

      For more information contact Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org 

    • Expanding the Use of ADR in the Media and Entertainment

      $35.00 NYSBA Member Rate | $75.00 Non-Member Rate

      Expanding the Use of ADR in the Media and Entertainment Industries
      CLE and Networking Event

      Monday, September 22, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      JAMS | 620 Eighth Avenue, 34th Floor | New York, NY 10018

      1.5 MCLE Credits in Skills
      The use of alternative dispute resolution within the media and entertainment industries is on the rise, but what does the long-term future hold?  Join a panel of experts practicing in the fields of film, television, music, commercial theatre and the visual arts who will discuss the types of disputes where ADR is the best fit.  Hear their war stories of how they have successfully incorporated tools such as early neutral evaluation, expert determination, mediation, arbitration, and mock trials into their practices.  Issues of enforceability, international reach, cost and confidentiality will also be discussed.  This program is of great value to a wide range of media and entertainment lawyers, including both litigation and transactional attorneys, in-house counsel, and pro-bono lawyers.  Also, learn about training opportunities for how to go about becoming a neutral -- for example, learn how Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts' MediateART program works.  Please also join us for a networking/cocktail reception following the program. 
      Hon. Stephen G. Crane,
      David Arroyo, Esq.,
      Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.
      Eric S. Goldman, Esq., Eric S. Goldman LLC
      Jeffrey Grubman, Esq., JAMS 
      David Leitchman, Esq., Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
      Christine Lepera, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
      This program is sponsored by the ADR Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, JAMS and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

  • The EASL Blog

    Entertainment, Arts  and Sports Law  Section Blog

    The Blog Provides a Forum and News Source on Issues of Interest The blog acts as a new informational resource on topics of interest, including the latest Section programs and Initiatives, as well as provides a forum for debate and discussion to anyone in the world with access to the Internet. It is available through the New York State Bar Association Web site at http://nysbar.com/blogs/EASL

    To submit a Blog entry, email Elissa D. Hecker at eheckeresq@eheckeresq.com

  • EASL Journal

    EASL Journal


    Diverse opinions contribute to the vitality of the law, and for every topic there are many issues to be addressed. TheEntertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal is a forum for ideas and a repository for legal analyses and theories. The EASL Journal presents topics that EASL attorneys address on a daily basis, and provides comprehensive overviews of both large issues that affect a majority of the EASL Section membership and analyses of more specific issues that affect only a few. In addition to contributions from practicing attorneys, the EASL Journal accepts articles from laypersons involved with issues that affect many in the EASL fields. Edited by Elissa D. Hecker, Esq., the EASL Journal is published three times a year by the Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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  • EASL Member Community

    Start using your EASL member community now.

    What are Member Communities?
    The member communities are private, online professional networks, built on the concept of listserves that offer enhanced features such as collaboration tools and document libraries. They offer you a variety of tools to help you connect, network and work collaboratively with fellow NYSBA members. 

    To participate, each member has a profile based on their basic membership information. You can enhance your profile by adding your photo, professional affiliations, volunteer activities and other accomplishments. You have the option to pull information from your LinkedIn profile, or even link to your personal blog or other social media feeds.

    How Can I Use It?
    Seamlessly integrated with nysba.org, no additional login or password is needed to enter a community. You just need to be a NYSBA member. 

    Just like a listserv, members of a specific community can share information with one another using email. Documents are emailed among members using links as opposed to email attachments, as attachments can be problematic with spam filters or limits on file size. Members can receive community emails as the messages are posted, or in digest form. These resource libraries have no space limitations, accept all file types, and can be organized using folders. Any member of a community can contribute to the library.

    If you are a member of a NYSBA Section, Committee or Task Force, and working to develop a report, white paper, policy change or recommendation, an online community is the perfect forum for you and your colleagues. You have a dedicated space designed to facilitate an efficient and collaborative work effort.

    Start using your EASL member community now.