In the glory days of the Swing Era, a big dance band might take weeks to travel from Los Angeles to Chicago, with the musicians hopscotching by bus or auto from town to town as they played a grueling schedule of one-night stands.But that’s not the way it’s done anymore.When Gary S. Greene brought the 17 members of his modern-day big band to Chicago for a Saturday night gig on Aug. 4, they made the trip from Los Angeles in about four hours by jet. And they didn’t linger in Chicago for very long before heading back to the Coast. After all, a lot of the band members had to meet with clients or appear in court the following week. That’s what happens when just about everyone in the group is a practicing attorney or active judge. The only nonlawyer in the band is one of the trombone players—but his wife is an attorney.The trip turned out to be worth the effort because Gary Greene, Esq., and His Big Band of Barristers was the hands-down winner of the Battle of … [Read more...] about In Harmony’s Way: Lawyer Bands Add Musical Heat to the ABA Annual Meeting
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Kavanaugh impartiality to be tested in blue state lawsuits By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has put a spotlight on the dozens of federal cases pitting the Trump administration against Democratic-leaning states, on issues including auto emission standards, immigration and a free-flowing internet. He lashed out against "left-wing opposition groups" and others during the recent Senate hearing over a high school-era sexual assault allegation, raising questions about whether he can be impartial deciding cases that revolve around Democratic policies or that directly involve Democratic officials. Kavanaugh already was known as a conservative judge. But his partisan rhetoric created new worries for some who will bring or support cases that eventually could come before the nation's highest court. "I have even greater concerns about his judicial temperament and his ability to independently weigh cases that may involve the Trump … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh Impartiality to be Tested in Blue State Lawsuits
“Jailhouse Rock.” “I Shot the Sheriff.” “Folsom Prison Blues.” “I Fought the Law.” Plenty of rock songs have been written about legal troubles. But lawyers aren’t just the fodder for song lyrics. Many attorneys are musicians themselves, and many find a clever way to allude to their profession in their band’s name.This Saturday, attorneys will be performing in LawJam 2011: Battle of the Atlanta Lawyers’ Bands to support the Atlanta Bar Association’s charitable projects and local pro bono services. Joining in the event are Melanie & the Felonies, the Subpoenas and Section 8. Rock bands Tortious Conduct, The Soul Practitioner and the Loopholes performed May 6 in Toronto for the Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program. On Feb. 3, the Illinois Bar Foundation held its concert, Lawyers Rock Legends, with bands such as Barristers Big Band, a large jazz ensemble from Chicago.If you were in a lawyer band, what name would you … [Read more...] about What Would You Name Your Lawyer Band?
Can’t identify with the contestants in American Idol? Then consider voting in a different contest: the ABA Battle of the Lawyer Bands.A lawyer panel has selected five finalists playing a variety of music, including big band tunes, country rock, blues and soul. Now voting is open to the public.The top three vote-getters will be invited to play at the President’s Reception at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago on Aug. 4. The first place prize is $5,000, second place wins $2,500 and third place gets $1,000.You can see and vote for the competitors on the ABA website. Contest rules require the groups to have a majority of attorney members. The finalists are:Gary Greene Esq. & His Big Band of BarristersGeorge Hartline and the Harmless DovesJoe Bisceglia & FriendsSoultivityTreble DamageOne video starts with an introduction by a Jenner & Block partner who leads his band, while another starts with a lawyer complaining about a court referee who has been ruling against her. … [Read more...] about Lawyer Bands Are Battling to Win ABA Contest, and You Can Help Select the Winner