Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section

  • EASL Brooklyn Cyclones Game
    Aug 20th: A Night Of Baseball with the Brooklyn Cyclones
  • EASL Blog
    Visit the EASL Blog http://nysbar.com/blogs/EASL/
  • Phil Cowen Memorial/BMI Scholarship Writing Competition
    Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Writing Competition Accepting Essays Now http://www.nysba.org/Sections/Entertainment_Arts_Sports/Law_Student_Initative/Phil_Cowan_Memorial/BMI_Scholarship.html
  • Section Events
    • Aug 3rd: Pro Bono Clinic


      The EASL and IP Sections will be co-sponsoring a Pro Bono Clinic with Women in Music

      Monday, August 3, 2015
      4:00pm – 7:00pm 

      25 West 4th Street 
      New York, NY 

      If you would like to volunteer for one or more of the 30 minute time slots, please email Elissa Hecker at eheckeresq@eheckeresq.com and specify your contact information (name, firm/company, phone number and email address), which time slot(s), area(s) of expertise, and whether you are an EASL and/or IP Section member. Please also indicate any other areas of practice that you may have that would be helpful to the clients, including music, licensing, collaboration and band deals, producer agreements, agency and management agreements, and other areas that may be of concern to musicians, artists, songwriters, producers, and other parties involved in the music industry.

      If you do not have pro bono liability insurance, you may be covered under EASL and IP's policy for this Clinic.  Please also indicate if you need such coverage.

    • Aug 20th: A Night of Baseball with the Brooklyn Cyclones


      Thursday, August 20, 2015
      7:00 PM (gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

      MCU Park
      1904 Surf Avenue
      Brooklyn, NY 11224


      Sponsored by the Membership Committee of the EASL Section

      Join the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section for Italian Heritage Night in Brooklyn to watch The Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Lowell Spinners. The Cyclones, a Class A Team with the New York-Penn League have won five division titles and made the playoffs eight times. This minor league team of the New York Mets has sent over 35 players to the Major Leagues. This event is open to all EASL members and their guests.

      Your $15.00 Ticket includes:
          -  Reserved Field Box Seating
          -  Team Jersey* 
      (*Jerseys are given out to the first 3,000 people through the gate)

      To register over the phone please contact he Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452 for questions please contact Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org 

    • October 16th: 2015 CMJ Music Marathon

      Entertainment Business Law Seminar in association with CMJ Music Marathon 


      The Entertainment Arts & Sports Law (EASL) Section of The New York State Bar Association, in association with CMJ Music Marathon, will once again host the all-day MCLE accredited Entertainment Business Law Seminar.

      October 16, 2015 

      For questions on the MCLE Seminar: Beth Gould at bgould@nysba.org 

      For more information on the full week festival visit: http://www.cmj.com/marathon/  

  • 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


    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. 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.