March 7, 2007

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


“Protect Your Intellectual Property,” March 28,
and Meet N.J. Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts:
Register for Workshop before March 23

UNION, NJ – Is your organization involved in presenting concerts, music, theater or dance performances, art or history exhibitions or publications? Does your group need legal services? Do you want to know more about copyright law? A workshop entitled “Protect Your Intellectual Property” will provide arts and history non-profit organizations as well as individual artists with information about the pro bono legal services available to participants through New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (NJVLA).

The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the Liberty Hall Museum Carriage House, located at 1003 Morris Avenue, Union NJ 07083.

Tracey Batt, Esq., Executive Director of NJVLA will be the speaker. The workshop is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Union County Department of Economic Development.

“This program will outline the services offered by the New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “We’ll discuss in detail copyright law, intellectual property, how to register a copyright, and why and when registration is recommended.”

The workshop is funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State.

Admission is $10.00 and registration is required by March 23. To request a brochure or to register, to request assistive services or to learn about other programs, services and volunteer opportunities, please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202; telephone 908-558-2550; or e-mail: Relay users dial 711.