PHILADELPHIA VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS

aka PVLA   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  https://pvla.org/

Mission

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) is a non-profit legal services organization through which lawyers assist artists and cultural organizations throughout the greater Philadelphia area via legal representation, publications, advocacy, education, and counseling.

Ruling year info

1978

Executive Director

Mr. Ryan W. Morris Esq.

Main address

200 South Broad Street Suite 700

Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA

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Formerly known as

Volunteers for the Creative Economy

EIN

23-2066564

NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Legal Services (I80)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Legal Services to artists and Cultural non-profits: We provide pro-bono legal referral services and counseling to nearly 150 clients each year for a wide range of arts-related issues.
Education to the Arts: We offer ongoing educational programs for artists, non-profits and arts professionals on legal, tax and business related issues.
Continuing Legal Eduaction (CLE): We offer high quality, award winning CLE programs on the arts and real estate issues faced by regional arts institutions.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

PA Accredited CLE Provider 2019

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

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PHILADELPHIA VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS

Board of directors
as of 02/06/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Robert Louis

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Term: 2019 -

Michael M. Coleman

Independent Consultant

Frederick D. Strober

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Joseph E. Ronan

Ronan Law Group, PLLC

Gabrielle J. Sellei

Sellei Law, LLC

Diane P. Edelman

Villanova School of Law

Sharon M. Erwin

The Law Offices of Sharon M. Erwin, LLC

Joseph A. Sullivan

Pepper Hamilton, LLP

Lisa B. Swaminathan

Ballard Spahr, LLP

Ralph G. Wellington

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/8/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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