A special AIGA New York Chapter committee was created to research the issue of graphic design work and contracts. This resulted in the creation of the AIGA Standard Form of Agreement for Graphic Design Services. The contract is explained in detail in Professional Practices in Graphic Design, and is another reason every studio should have a copy.
AIGA has released a series outlining the critical ethical and professional issues encountered by designers and their clients. These articles examine key concerns designers face in maintaining a successful practice and speak directly to the protection of individual rights.