Legal Notice

Please read carefully the following terms of use of this website of the Artists’ Legal Advice Services operated by Artists and Lawyers for the Advancement of Creativity (hereinafter “ALAS”, “we”, “our” or “us”). Your access to and use of this website is subject to these terms. If you do not agree with one or more of these terms, we ask you not to access or use the site. You are deemed to have accepted these terms of use if you access or use this website or the Services.

Information Accuracy and Use

The contents of this website are provided strictly for your convenience. Although ALAS tries to ensure that information is accurate when it is placed on the site, ALAS does not guarantee or represent that the information is accurate, complete, current or suitable for any particular purpose. The information contained in this website is also not intended as legal, financial or insurance advice. Accordingly, you use or rely on such information at your own risk.

The information contained in this website, including prices and policy terms and conditions, is subject to change or can be updated without prior notice. Please contact us for more current information regarding products and services offered by ALAS.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will ALAS or its volunteers be liable for any damages suffered by you, either directly or indirectly, as a result of the use or inability to use this website or its contents. However, because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Legal Services

Through our volunteer legal practitioners, ALAS provides “summary legal advice” to artists and creators of all disciplines within scheduled 30-minute appointments. Advice given is not intended as part of on-going legal service. Although you can make subsequent appointments, an artist cannot expect or be assured that same lawyer who provided advice at a prior session will be the duty counsel at a follow-up appointment, and a different duty counsel will not and cannot have information about the earlier appointment. It is also not always possible or appropriate for duty counsel to provide legal advice – sometimes legal information or direction to resources or other avenues of obtaining legal advice or information, including referrals to artists’ professional organizations or unions or to arts or entertainment industry associations, is the most appropriate guidance to provide.

Availability of Legal Services

The services and information described in this website are available only in jurisdictions where they may be legally provided, and therefore may not be available in all regions of Canada or to residents of other jurisdictions. Please contact ALAS for more information on whether these products and services can be provided in your jurisdiction and for details.


Hyperlinks are provided for your convenience only. These links do not imply an endorsement of any linked sites or an affiliation with their owners or operators. ALAS has no control over the content of any linked site. This content is the sole responsibility of the owner or operator of the linked site.

Software Viruses and Malware

ALAS makes reasonable efforts to ensure that this website is virus- and malware-free but does not guarantee that this is the case. You are responsible for the entire cost of any service, repairs or corrections necessary as a result of use of this website.

Trade-marks and Copyright

ALAS,, and related words and logos, as well as the names of other products or services of ALAS, are trade names, trade-marks or registered trade-marks of ALAS. The names of other companies, products or services referred to in this website may be the trade-marks of their respective owners. Any unauthorized use of any of these trade names or trade-marks is prohibited.

All contents of this website are Copyright © 2020, Artists and Lawyers for the Advancement of Creativity. All rights reserved.

You may download (subject to the terms of any applicable software license) or print a hard copy of materials from this website for your own use, but any copying or reproduction of these materials for commercial purposes without the permission of ALAS is prohibited. The distribution, re-transmission, republication, modification, reverse engineering, sale or other exploitation of this website or any of its contents without the permission of ALAS is also prohibited.

Privacy and Use of Personal Information

You have read ALAS’s Privacy Policy, the terms of which appear on this website and are incorporated into these terms of use. You agree that the terms of the Privacy Policy are reasonable. You consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by ALAS or its agents or representatives in accordance with the terms of and for the purposes set forth in the Privacy Policy.

Governing Law

Your use of this website and its contents will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and any applicable federal laws of Canada, and the courts of the Province of Ontario will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any legal disputes relating to this website.

Contact Us

We value your visit to this website and welcome any questions or comments you might have about the site, these terms of use or any of the products or services offered by ALAS. Please refer to the Contact section of this website for phone and fax numbers and email addresses.