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Mission/ Purpose

THE MISSION OF BESLA IS TO ADVANCE THE EXCELLENCE OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS AND RELATED INDUSTRIES.

 

BESLA (Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association) is a nationally recognized leader in legal education and professional development within the United States for lawyers and professionals in the entertainment, sports, and related industries.

The purpose of the organization continues to be the following:
  • Open pathways to economic and decision-making parity in the entertainment, sports and related industries for legal and creative talent representatives.

  • ​Facilitate legal and business affairs employment and business opportunities for people of color.

  • ​Provide educational platforms for the continued development of the skills of those working in the entertainment, sports and related industries.

  • ​Provide an effective network of high-impact professional and business relationships and information sharing to create opportunities between entertainment, sports and related industries professionals.

  • ​Provide scholarships and internship opportunities for deserving minority law students seeking to pursue careers in the entertainment and sports fields.

  • ​Provide resources to employers seeking to identify a talent pool of qualified minority professionals and facilitate legal and business affairs employment and business opportunities for minority attorneys.