“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon.” - Dr. Seuss
By Timothy Rysdyke
- The Capitol Hill Times -
Attorney At Law
A large part of your law practice is devoted to working with artists. As an attorney what would you want to say to the Capitol Hill artistic community?
“I meet with artists frequently and am always surprised at the misconceptions that persist in the artistic community about how the law can help creative pursuits. I think there are common incorrect assumptions in the artistic community that legal assistance is too expensive or that the law cannot benefit less traditional careers – like being an artist. In my experience, the exact opposite is true. If an artist wants to create a sustainable career, a working knowledge of contract and copyright law can be invaluable. Whether someone is interested in protecting his or her work from being misappropriated or just getting the details of a creative project in writing, legal assistance can help achieve these goals. Most importantly, I would say that the law, if used properly, is there to protect you and I would encourage artists to explore that concept.”
You can find Ben Kerr at www.kerrlawfirmseattle.com, he works in a wide variety of practice areas for individuals and small businesses, and offers reduced rates for artists. In addition to offering free consultations, he also happens to be the smartest person in the universe.