The 12th Annual Law Rocks World Tour kicks off on March 10 and 11 in Los Angeles at the world-famous Whisky a Go-Go on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.
This battle of the bands event provides the legal community a chance to bring attention to specific charities they sponsor. Law Rocks, the nonprofit organization behind the fundraising event, will have 13 bands competing for charities.
Some of the charities include The Access Project, Communities in Schools Los Angeles; Counsel for 2 Justice; Heart of Los Angeles; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Kids in Need of Defense; Music Movement; Music Will; Olive Crest; Operation Birthday; The Posse Foundation LA; Slave 2 Nothing Foundation; and the Transgender Law Center. A representative from each organization will appear at the event to introduce the bands.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman partner Robert L. Wallan spoke about the charity they are sponsoring in this event. “The firm has represented In-N-Out Burger since the 90s, including helping them out with charities,” Wallan said. “In-N-Out burger’s president, Lynsi Snyder, established a charity, ‘Slave 2 Nothing’. They focus on combating substance abuse and human trafficking, which tend to run together.”
Performing third in the Friday night lineup is Pillsbury’s ‘Doughboys’. Talent, ticket sales, and donations will all be considered when judging the bands.
“We rock out for charity and for fun. The mission behind the band is really to give back, and that’s the primary reason why we do it,” Pillsbury associate attorney and Doughboys vocalist, Monica Parra said. “Also, it’s something we all enjoy doing. It gives us a chance to spend some time together outside of the office and build relationships with associates or new attorneys at the firm that maybe we don’t get a chance to work with all the time.”
Both shows will be hosted by comedian, writer, and producer Paul Costabile. To date, Law Rocks has toured 25 cities around the globe and has raised more than $5 million for charity. The weekend lineup can be found online at lawrocks.org.
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