We have exciting news to share! WLALA member Matthew Umhofer – partner at Spertus, Landes & Umhofer, long-time supporter of WLALA, and all-around great guy – has offered to name the WLALA Foundation the beneficiary of his fundraising efforts as part of Law Rocks. For those of you who don't know, Law Rocks, is a live music competition performed by lawyers and benefiting local charities. From Law Rocks:
Our mission is to promote music education for underprivileged youth and raise funds for local nonprofit organizations by combining the power of music and the generosity of the global legal community.
We accomplish our mission through epic battle of the band fundraising concerts in cities across the globe that star legal professionals-turned-rockstars.
Law Rocks provides an opportunity for the global legal community to bring attention and funding to deserving local nonprofits. Our vision is to make a real difference in cities around the world by raising funds and attention for local organizations that change local lives.
Each Law Rocks concert is a memorable event where legal professionals can let their hair down and have a blast. At the end of the night the winning band is selected by three factors - total fundraising, audience favorite, and total score from a Rock Panel of judges.
Matt has participated in Law Rocks for a number of years. Although I haven't seen him perform at Law Rocks, I have heard he is just terrific. Last year he raised more than $5000 for his chosen charity. This year's competition will take place on March 24 and 25 at Whisky a Gogo in West Hollywood. The flyer is below.
We are thrilled that Matt has selected the WLALA Foundation as the beneficiary of his fundraising efforts. That money will go a long way towards our goal of making the Foundation more impactful. It is particularly welcome coming on the heels of the launch of the WLALA Foundation's collaboration with ICLC to provide pro bono legal services to women veterans.