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Rockin' the Courthouse

Date May 6, 2011 Author Terry Moshenberg Categories default-import-blog-type-3
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Rockin' the Courthouse – Toronto, May 6, 2011
LAWYERS ROCK FOR LAWYERS FEED THE HUNGRY!

If you’re a rock music enthusiast, you won’t want to miss ‘Rockin’ the Courthouse’ on May 6, 2011. The concert, which takes place at the Adelaide Street Courthouse in Toronto, is in aid of the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program. Five lawyer bands and one showcase band from participating producer League of RockTM will be featured.

Songs will include a selection of solid classics as well as many new favourites. “There will be something to suit virtually everyone’s tastes,” reports event organizer and lawyer John McMillan.

The concert is a first for the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program. “We’re very pleased to be able to present so much talent at such a landmark venue – Live@Courthouse at the original York County Court House,” says McMillan.

A volunteer with the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry program since his days as an articling student, McMillan has organized several events to raise funds for Lawyers Feed the Hungry. He organized and exhibited in two photography exhibits/charity auctions, “Legal Exposure” in 2002 and “Legal Exposure II: In Camera” in 2004, and, in 2007, he organized “Legal Easel,” a photography and art show/charity auction. All three events raised awareness and funds for the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry program.

As a member of the League of Rock, McMillan thought a concert would be a good fundraiser. Once League of Rock agreed to produce the event, McMillan knew it would be easy to get the lawyer bands and sponsors on board. “Everyone was very willing to participate in this good cause, and the Law Society was supportive of the idea from the very beginning,” he says. Lawyer bands include Hung Jury, Poison Pill, The Loopholes, The Soul Practitioner and Tortious Conduct. The League of Rock showcase band is Motion Denied.

Sponsors include McMillan Law Professional Corporation, Gardiner Roberts, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP and Paliare Roland Barristers.

Location & Tickets Rockin’ the Courthouse takes place at the Courthouse at 57 Adelaide Street East, Toronto. Doors open at 7 p.m. and bands will perform from 8 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. The Courthouse will stay open until 2 a.m. for those who wish to mingle afterwards.

Advance tickets will be available for purchase online in December for $25 each ($30 at the door).

For more information about this exciting event, contact event organizer John McMillan, at johnmcmillan@bellnet.caor 416 364-4771. For information about Lawyers Feed the Hungry programs in Toronto, London, Ottawa and Windsor, visit the Law Society website: http://www.lawyersfeedthehungry.ca/.