For Lawyers Interested in the Entertainment and Sports Industries

The American Bar Association has a Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industry, for lawyers interested in this practice area. Current ABA members can join the forum and receive their quarterly publication, Entertainment & Sports Lawyer, along with other member benefits, for a nominal fee. The mission of the forum is to educate lawyers in the legal principles and transactional aspects of entertainment and sports law; to provide a platform for the discussion of issues affecting these fields, and to foster excellence in the practice of law in these fields. The forum is governed by a seven-member committee. Because of the diverse subjects covered by the forum, the governing committee created the following divisions:

  • Arts & Museums
  • Digital Media and New Technologies
  • Electronic Gaming
  • International
  • Literary Publishing
  • Litigation
  • Licensing and Merchandising
  • Motion Pictures, Television, Cable, and Radio
  • Music and Personal Appearances
  • Sports
  • Theater and Performing Arts
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Information on joining can be found on the forum’s membership page of the website.