January 2013 Newsletter

January 2013 Newsletter

From Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

covering the following topics:

Happy New Year!

“Copyright & Creative Commons for Artists” with Erin Rodgers 1/23/13

TALA Volunteer Orientation with Erin Rodgers (CLE Credit Available) 2/02/13

UPDATE: Effective Immediately, TALA Will No Longer Accept 1040 Tax Filing Requests

FOR ATTORNEYS: The Copyright Society of the USA Mid-Winter Meeting February 14-16, 2013 in Austin, TX

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“Copyright & Creative Commons for Artists” with Erin Rodgers Wednesday, January 23, 2013

TALA Staff Attorney Erin Rodgers will lead an informative and comprehensive session covering copyrighting basics as well as the role of Creative Commons and its impact on artists and their work. There will be time for questions during the presentation. Please send your RSVP to [email protected]

“Copyright & Creative Commons for Artists” with Erin Rodgers
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
TALA
1540 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006

Volunteer Orientation with Erin Rodgers (CLE Accredited) Saturday, February 2, 2013

Designed for both those new to TALA’s Volunteer Program or for those wanting a refresher, Volunteer Orientation offers generalized training and information on the most common types of cases handled by TALA. The orientation will be led by TALA Staff Attorney Erin Rodgers. CLE credit will be offered. Please RSVP to [email protected] as space is limited.

Volunteer Orientation with Erin Rodgers
Saturday, January 2, 2013
9:30 am – 11:30 am
TALA
1540 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006

UPDATE: Effective Immediately, TALA will no longer accept 1040 Tax Filing Requests

With sincerest regrets, TALA will no longer offer Individual 1040 Tax Filing Services for our members. Those needing assistance filing a 1040 will be referred to area tax service organizations with similar income qualifications. TALA is preparing a referral list that will be made available on our website in the coming weeks. TALA will continue offering 990-EZ tax filing services for member organizations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

FOR ATTORNEYS: The Copyright Society of the USA Mid-Winter Meeting February 14-16, 2013 in Austin, TX

We at TALA are thrilled to report that the Copyright Society of the USA (the only nation-wide organization devoted to copyright law, education and understanding) will host its upcoming Mid-Winter meeting in Austin February 14 through the 16th. This will mark the first time the Copyright Society brings its meeting to Texas. The program will cover, among other things, user-generated content, social media, video game law, international copyright development and will feature policy perspectives from Maria Pallante, the (new) Register of Copyrights. Plus it will offer some excellent networking opportunities with leading industry and IP lawyers from across the country and beyond. TALA is proud to be a Media Partner for this event. We at TALA encourage our legal volunteers to attend this event. For additional information, please consult The Copyright Society’s website.

TALA Welcomes New Members to The 2013 TALA Board of Directors and The 2013 Advisory Board

Please join us in welcoming Bradley Elgin, Irene Kosturakis, and Andrea Perez-Affleck the TALA Board of Directors. TALA also welcomes new Advisory Board Members Jeff Abrams, Lucy Anderson, Alex Bentlif, Micah Heilbrun, Jana Luecke, Carlotta Ramirez, and Seth Randle. TALA also welcomes its new Executive Committee: Kathy Ploch, President; Brian Michael Cooper, Blair Dancy, and David Sokolow, all Vice Presidents; Bradley Elgin, Treasurer; and Will Colgin, Secretary. To all of our continuing members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, we thank them for their ongoing commitment to TALA!

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Online Membership Payment Now Available

Please consider becoming a member, or renewing your membership today. We accept payment via PayPal through our website.

A portion of TALA’s programs and services are generously supported by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, Association of Corporate Council–Austin Chapter, Austin Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Blakely Soloff Taylor & Zaffman–LLP, The Brown Foundation, Blair Dancy, Fish & Richardson PC, The Harris and Eliza Kempner, The Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston Endowment, Intel Corp, Intel Volunteer Grant Progran, The Texas Commission on the Arts, and Trop Pruner & Hu PC

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