Talented Lawyers Rock Out to Fund Legal Services for the Poor

Most lawyers – like everyone else -- sometimes dream of getting away from their jobs to do something more carefree and creative, like writing the next great novel or becoming a rock star.  While there aren’t many John Grishams out there, there are those lawyers who pursue their artistic dreams and serve the community at the same time.   

On Saturday, August 20, seven rock bands from the Dallas area will be putting on Law Jam 3, Lawyers Rocking for Pro Bono, sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association.  All of the bands are made up of Texas attorneys and judges who hone their music chops at night after their day jobs. All proceeds will benefit the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas that helps secure access to legal services for approximately 3,475 families per year who otherwise could not afford them. 

Bands include The Usuals, Big Wheel, Black Dirt Tango, the Catdaddies,  Blue Collar Crime, The Wrecking Crew and the Texas Rock Association.  Doors open on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Avenue in Dallas.  Advance purchase general admission ticket is $25, $30 at the door. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to the Law Jam website here.   

We all hear about “greedy lawyers,” but we don’t hear enough about the countless lawyers and judges throughout Texas who commit a lot of time and effort to ensure that everyone has access to legal services, regardless of ability to pay.  Everyone is invited, so here’s your chance to support a good cause and find out just how talented some of our judges and lawyers can be.

Posted: 8/11/2011 4:07:25 PM by On the Merits Editor | with 0 comments

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