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Band of Middle Georgia Lawyers Rocks Out for Better Legal Services

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Updated: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 09:28:47 EST

Lawyers and legal advocates in Middle Georgia are raising money and awareness to help the poor get access to legal help.

Sue-N-The Bastards, a band of lawyers, plans to rock the house for better legal services Friday during a fundraiser for the Macon office of the Georgia Legal Services.

Macon attorney Nancey Terrill helped organize the event which kicks off at Cox Capitol Theater Friday at 7 p.m.

"People stayed all night for all the bands and danced, we were real excited and decided to do it again this year," Terrill said.

The event includes a concert and ceremony to honor mMacon attorney Cubbedge Snow. Money from sponsors and ticket sales will go to the Macon office of the Georgia Legal Services, a group of lawyers that help poor people with civil cases in 23 Middle Georgia counties.

"Unless people have access to a lawyer, than often there is no access to justice," Terrill said.

Terrill says the legal services have been hurt by recent federal budget cuts and sequestration. The group raised around $20,000 last year, but are hoping to do even better this year and help reach more people.

"Our goal is thirty-thousand dollars, we would love to make that, but what we really hope is that a lot of people will come out, have a good time and support a wonderful office," Terrill said.

Tickets are $25 for supporters, $35 for young lawyers, and $50 for attorneys.

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