Local service organizations to provide legal counsel and advice to artists

Local service organizations to provide legal counsel and advice to artists

Athens, Ga. – Nuci’s Space and the Public Interest Project at the University of Georgia School of Law are collaborating to bring free legal information to the local music and arts communities. Working with legal supervision, law students provide consultation and education to artists located in Clarke and Oconee counties who cannot afford an attorney.

Clients can get consultation, advice and referrals about legal questions including those involving housing, families, consumer debt, benefits and health care. PIP does not take cases to court but, where possible, can provide referrals. Initial client meetings will be held at Nuci’s Space or at the Public Interest Project office located on the UGA campus at the prospective client’s convenience. All consultation with PIP will be kept confidential.

Inspired by Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, which provides advice and education to artists and arts organizationsthroughout Georgia, this new service should complement those already available to artists and musicians. Informational pamphlets are available at Nuci’s Space, located in Athens at 396 Oconee Street. Interested members of the public may call the PIP office at 706/542-5213 for more information or to set up an appointment. Callers are asked to identify themselves as potential clients of the Nuci’s Space project.

Nuci’s Space is a nonprofit resource/support center dedicated to promoting the emotional, physical and occupational well-being of the music community. The organization provides an array of services to musicians and local artists, from affordable practice space to psychological and career counseling.