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from The Chronicle-Telegram: Legal Aid’s Jam for Justice going virtual this year

Posted September 22, 2020
9:33 am

Written in The Chronicle-Telegram in 09/22/2020.

For more than a decade, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland has hosted a summer-festival-style concert to raise funds for the nonprofit’s important mission.

Jam for Justice features law students, attorneys, judges and their other professional friends from Northeast Ohio who moonlight as rock stars.

This year, the live show is back — but in a COVID-safe way. In 2020, Jam for Justice is going virtual.

Tune in to Legal Aid’s Facebook page and website at 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday and Tuesday, Sept. 29, to catch the Jam for Justice bands performing live on stage at the iconic downtown Cleveland House of Blues.

While these events are free to join, donations are encouraged: demand for Legal Aid’s services have grown considerably due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a news release. In the past two months, requests for housing help and employment help have increased 39 percent and 22 percent respectively, compared with the same period last year.

To show support for Legal Aid’s mission and Jam for Justice this year:

• Make a gift at or by texting "LAS GIFT" to (216) 242-1544 or buy a $115 ticket for the 50/50 raffle at (Only 115 tickets are being sold, so the winner could receive more than $6,600.)

• Get a VIP stay-at-home ticket for $50, and receive a "Cleveland in a Box" — which includes a Legal Aid mask and other treats — to enjoy during the livestream.

The complete list of bands performing at Jam for Justice 2020 (in alphabetical order):

• DJ Wolfe Entertainment.

• Faith & Whiskey.

• First Offenders.

• Luke Lindberg and Hung Jury.

• The No Name Band.

• Out of Order.

• Rule 11 & the Sanctions.

• Six Sometimes Seven.

• Razing the Bar.

Band members include Ohio Supreme Court Justice Michael Donnelly (Faith & Whiskey) and Case Western Reserve University law school's dean Michael Scharf (Razing the Bar), among others.

See more details about the bands (including full band rosters, professions, and what instruments they play) at Follow #JamTogether2020 for more updates. And, visit for more information on Legal Aid’s work to extend justice throughout Northeast Ohio.

Click here to read the full article in The Chronicle-Telegram.

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