Our Fair Legal Clinic is a Czech equivalent of the already decade successfully operating program of our partner organization Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York. It is aimed at improving the quality and availability of legal assistance for the contemporary art scene.
The Fair Legal Clinic is customised for the domestic legal environment and aims to provide an effective legal assistance to artists and art organizations. Fair Art cooperates with a network of renowned Czech lawyers, specialised attorneys and experts in copyright law, to ensure the best support.
The Clinic guarantees that (i) your legal problems will be solved by true professionals and simultaneously (ii) there won’t be any illegal procedure or unauthorised persons providing legal advice. Fair Art plays the role of a liaison and coordinator, legal advice is provided solely by the cooperating attorneys.
Our clients are mostly actively working artists, art schools or various institutions active in the art scene including galleries, museums and nonprofit organizations. Fair Art’s aims to make legal services available to the widest possible range of clients. Therefore each case is first handled by Fair Art members, who process it according to formalized procedures, and then allocate it to carefully chosen attorney. The system is thus saving both the advocate's time and the client's money.
Fair Art offers its clients a legal assistance in two basic modes:
A. Free legal assistance of an attorney (pro bono mode)
For this type of legal assistance are entitled those Fair Art clients, who are (i) individuals with annual income that did not exceed the total amount of 240.000,- CZK (pre-tax) the previous calendar year and (ii) all non-profit organizations. Meanwhile, pro bono mode covers only uncomplicated cases which do not require a comprehensive legal analysis of the advocate (eg. separate consulting of legal issues, review of standard contracts, matters related to the registration or changes in the public registers, etc.).
B. Pais legal assistance with a discount rate exclusively for Fair Art clients
This type of legal assistance is provided to all clients who do not qualify for the pro bono mode, and to all those, whose case's complexity goes beyond the basic scope. This mode includes the same Fair Art service like in the pro bono mode.
After the first meeting with our clients and hearing their problems, we inform them which one of these modes applies to them.
The application for the Fair legal assistance is easy:
Legal Clinic Live:
You can come see us on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 6 pm, at the Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts Prague, Dukelských hrdinů 500 / 25a, Prague 7 (map).
Legal Clinic Online:
Our online legal clinic operates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 6 pm. You can call us (The Fair Line: 799 500 304) or find us through Skype (download here), under the skype name: fairart.cz