Lawyer band rocks Variety Playhouse for youth programs
by Sally Litchfield
June 24, 2014 11:01 PM | 1304 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
R&B, Inc. won their case in the court of public opinion at LawJam 2014 on June 7 at the Variety Playhouse. Sponsored by the Atlanta Bar Foundation, the Fifth Annual Battle of the Atlanta Lawyers’ Bands featured eight outstanding bands competing in front of a packed house with more than 1,000 attendees. The other competing bands were Buck O’Five, Class Action, Comrade Blue, Nonbillable Hours, Silent & Listen and The Psychics.

LawJam 2014 raised more than $50,000 through sponsorships, hosts and ticket sales, with additional donations at the event. The event proceeds will help support Atlanta youth programs and pro bono legal services.

The band R&B Inc., a nine-member soul and R&B band, was named the winner of LawJam 2014 while the band “Buck O Five” won the Best Original Song award for “Girl.”

Taylor English Duma LLP, one of the largest law firms in Cobb County and one of the fastest growing firms in metro Atlanta, sponsored the event as the Hall of Fame sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.

Cobb County lawyer Bert Reeves emceed LawJam. He works with Marietta-based law firm Garrett McNatt Hennessey Carpenter 360 LLC. Vic Valmus, one of the event judges, works at Moore Ingram Johnson and Steele LLP in Marietta.

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On June 19, 16 graduates of Smyrna High School Class of 1951 and their guests met at Howard’s Deli for their annual luncheon to celebrate their 63rd year since graduation. Those attending were Mary Motter Fowler, Jean Faucett Barden, Joycelyn Wallace Fain, Doris Hulsey Brown, Joan McDowell, Milton White, Bobby Carson, Shirley Martin Wilson, Mildred Clayton Broyles, Charlotte Dison Harp, Jean Bennett, Joan Bennett, Peggy Lutz Boyd, Charles “Pete” Wood, Miller Davis and Phillip Walker.

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Last month’s Sip ‘n Stroll hosted by Marietta Tree Keepers was rescheduled due to a rainy storm to June 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event begins at Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Ave., Marietta. Sign in at the Garden Center, where the tour will begin.

For details about the event or more information on MTK, a nonprofit organization, visit mariettaga.gov/committees/treekeepers or call (770) 424-4664.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.

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