Battle of the Lawyer Bands no-cost legal aid fundraiser planned

By Scott Hewitt, Columbian Arts & Features Reporter



If You Go

What: Battle of the Lawyer Bands

When: 5 - 10 p.m. Sept. 14

Where: Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 109 W. 15th Street, Vancouver.

Admission: Donations strongly encouraged.

Legal arguments and guitar heroics. A natural pairing, right?

The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers program, an effort to make sure low-income people have access to civil legal services, happens to include a bunch of local attorneys who are also rock stars. On the local level, anyway.

Five of their groups will compete to raise money for the program — and to earn bragging rights — in the third annual Battle of the Lawyer Bands. Bands will earn points as fans vote with their wallets, but the final award of a sparkly trophy guitar will be made by three guest judges. Plus, attendees can enter a raffle, gamble on a “brown bag” wine pull and enter a pool trick-shot tournament.

Bands playing are: Warball; The Kick; The Marquee Chimps; The Lark with Jack Green; and (two-time returning champs) Blues Ranch. (Some of these bands share members. Don’t tell the judge.)

The entire evening will be emceed by Portland rapper-turned-barber Hanif Collins (aka HANiF). The event has no cover, but donations are strongly encouraged. This is the third annual Battle of the Lawyer Bands.

The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers program provides civil legal services through advice clinics, community collaboration and occasional direct representation — all at no cost to clients who qualify. To learn more, call 360-695-5313 or visit