Created: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 05:11:00 EST
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.