Posted on October 20, 2014
WIXOM, Mich. – Creative Many Michigan (formerly ArtServe Michigan), the statewide economic development organization for the arts, culture and creative design industries, announced Shivangee Pandya as the new director of LCE services for the organization’s Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE) program. LCE is designed to deliver free to low-fee intellectual property and creativity-related legal resources and services to artists, creative practitioners, businesses and nonprofit organizations.
In this role, Pandya supports creative individuals and entities seeking legal services with the client intake process by identifying the existing legal issues and determining the appropriate legal support and resources needed. Pandya also prepares Michigan attorneys to provide artists with basic intellectual property knowledge and resources to support and protect artists’ practices as part of the LCE program through periodic workshops, public lectures, orientations and forums.
Prior to joining Creative Many Michigan, Pandya worked as an attorney at Counsel Advocacy Law Line (CALL), a not-for-profit law firm providing a wide range of free civil legal services to low-income individuals and seniors. She negotiated settlements between clients and opposing party attorneys, in addition to advising clients on a variety of legal issues such as collections, debt collections, small claims, divorce and bankruptcy.
Pandya earned her juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit and her Bachelor of Arts degrees in religion and economics from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich. She is a resident of Southgate, Mich.
Attorneys interested in offering legal services or creative individuals and creative entities interested in learning more about the LCE program and how to be connected with participating attorneys should visit http://www.creativemany.org or email: LCE@creativemany.org.
Legal services sought include, but are not limited to, support for copyrights, trademarking, patents, licensing and contracts for practicing artists, creative practititioners and independent entrpreneurs, entrepreneurial and start-up businesses, and/or nonprofit organizations in arts and culture, design, architecture, film/video, software, games and electronic publishing.
About Creative Many Michigan: Creative Many Michigan, formerly ArtServe Michigan, is a statewide economic development organization focused on the mission to develop creative people, creative places and the creative economy for a competitive Michigan. Creative Many Michigan emphasizes the power of creativity through advocacy/public policy, research/reporting, professional practice programs, strategic communications and networking for the greater good of the arts, culture and creative and design industries.
Contact Creative Many Michigan at 248-912-0760 or visit CreativeMany.org.