Creative world meets legal world

Lawyer Martha Rans presents an interactive open legal clinic that helps guide you through the laws affecting creators.

Lawyer Martha Rans presents an interactive open legal clinic that helps guide you through the laws affecting creators.

Do you have questions about copyright? Have you been invited to submit work to a competition or contest? Are you wondering whether you need a release to take photos of a public building? Are you confused by the language in a contract? Are you being asked to make representations, warranties or indemnify someone? Are you hoping to use recorded music in your play? Are you a board member wondering how to change your by-laws? Join lawyer Martha Rans in this interactive open legal clinic that answers all these questions and more.

The clinic will take place June 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson.

Rans has worked in the non-profit world for over 20 years. Since 2003, she has been devoted to working with non-profits, cooperatives and arts sectors.

Most recently, she created the Artists’ Legal Outreach program. Run entirely by volunteers, it ensures access to legal information and advice for artists and arts organizations.

Rans has been practicing law since 1995 and has acted for artists in all disciplines including painting, photography, architecture, sculpture, textile, film and video, new media, animation, website and graphic design, theatre and dance. She also regularly advises arts-related and other not-for-profit organizations on a wide range of legal issues including intellectual property, employment, labour, health and safety and privacy.

Pre-registration is required. Call 250-352-9813, email: info@touchstonesnelson.ca, or stop by the Touchstones Nelson facility to book your seat. For Touchstones Nelson and CARFAC members, it’s $10. General public $15.