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Arts industry lawyer and legal firm (and WAM supporter) wins community service award

23 Jun

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Michael Tucak and his firm creative|legal have supported WAM by offering legal advice on intellectual property, music related issues and more for several years, and have now been recognised with a well deserved award.

A lawyer and a legal firm who have donated hundreds of hours of time and effort to help the WA music community have been honoured at a Law Week awards ceremony on Monday 20 June 2016.

Attorney General Michael Mischin announced Cottesloe resident Michael Tucak, who runs creative|legal, as this year’s winner in the individual category of the annual Attorney General’s Community Service Law Award.

“Now in its 10th year, the award honours the WA legal practitioner who does the most outstanding pro bono legal work for their local community,” the Attorney General said.

“Mr Tucak has been providing pro bono legal services to the WA arts and cultural community for 20 years.  He has organised regular free, pop-up legal clinics for artists, as well making available free or reduced-fee legal consultations to artists, project teams and cultural communities.

“Through his business, Mr Tucak regularly contributes to the pro bono sector by providing free lectures, workshops and legal information sessions on arts law issues to students and professional practitioners.”

Check out the full media statement here, including the winner of the organisational category.

Creative|legal is a specialist legal firm for artists, musicians and managers in WA, and offers legal advice on a myriad of music related subjects to WAM Members. If you’re a WAM member contact Michael Tucak at [email protected] to receive your free consultation.

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Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.