Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dade Legal Aid "Battle of the Bands" Kicks Off 2012 Fundraising Effort

Band Together for Legal Aid will host its first annual Battle of the Bands, kicking off Dade Legal Aid’s fundraising efforts for 2012. The event will showcase live music from groups featuring prominent lawyers from South Florida on Sunday, February 12th. The event will be held at The Stage, a unique music venue located in Miami’s Design District. The Stage was voted 2011’s Best New Venue for Live Music by The New Times.

Band Together for Legal Aid is composed of some of South Florida’s finest young professionals who are committed to ensuring that lack of financial resources is not a barrier to equal justice under the law.  Chaired by Jane Muir, a local attorney, the committee expects to bring together more than 300 supporters to raise much-needed funds for Dade Legal Aid. Guests will enjoy live music, drink specials and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants.

Proceeds from the event will enable Dade Legal Aid to continue its mission of providing free legal services to qualifying low income residents of Miami-Dade County.   A non-profit law firm in practice for over 60 years, Legal Aid has two components:  in-house legal services and the Put Something Back pro bono program.  The 21 staff attorneys specialize in family law, domestic violence, guardianship, child advocacy, housing, bankruptcy and foreclosure, with priority given to the protection of children.

Through the award-winning Put Something Back program, Dade Legal Aid matches volunteer attorneys with clients in need of civil legal services  "The demand for legal services has never been greater due to the continuing economic challenges here in Miami-Dade County," said Sharon Langer, Executive Director for Dade Legal Aid, “and we greatly appreciate the efforts of the Band Together for Legal Aid Host Committee, the participating bands, and all of our sponsors for supporting us so that we can continue our mission of protecting children, victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable members of our community. We look forward to having this as an annual event.”

Tickets for the Battle of the Bands can be purchased online at www.dadelegalaid.org. Advance tickets are $10, and can also be purchased for $15 at the door. Please visit www.dadelegalaid.org for additional information and remaining sponsorship opportunities.
                        CHAIR: Jane W. Muir

                        HOST COMMITTEE:
                        Lincoln Atten
David Axelman
Garrett Biondo
Mark Brown
Joshua Coller
Christopher DiSchino
Karl Ellins
Jennifer Heath
                        Alex Hernandez
Gabriel Iglesias
                        David Josefsberg
Erika Kinzer
Mark Meland
Lana Naghshineh
                        Amanda Patterson
                        Steven Paulson
                        Andrew Waks

Crazy Talk www.crazytalkband.com; and
The Fit

                          JUDGES:  Honorable Stanford Blake; 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida
Honorable Richard J. Suarez, Third District Court of Appeal of Appeal of Florida

WHAT:          A Battle of the Bands to benefit Dade Legal Aid

WHEN:          Sunday, February 12, 2012, 5:00 PM

WHERE:       The Stage
                        170 NE 38th Street, Miami, Florida 33137

Location: 170 NE 38th St, Miami, FL 33137, USA


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