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Battle of the Lawyer Bands, Brought to You by the ABA

Posted Feb 6, 2012 12:00 PM CDT
By Stephanie Francis Ward

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Do you practice law and play a musical instrument as well? The American Bar Association might have a deal for you.This year, the organization is sponsoring a battle of the lawyer bands; to qualify, groups must have a majority of attorney members. A gig playing the President’s Reception at the 2012 annual meeting in Chicago will be awarded to three lucky winners. There are cash prizes as well. First place takes $5,000, second place gets $2,500 and third place comes with $1,000.

Contestants must submit an information form (PDF) and a video performance via YouTube. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 9, at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time. A lawyer panel will review the initial submissions, selecting five finalists. Videos from the final five will be posted at the ABA’s Battle of the Bands Web page. The three bands with the most votes—from members and nonmembers—win.

To see photos from a past article about lawyer bands, click the photo gallery link above.

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