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On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, the New Jersey Law Journal will present its fourth Celebration of Lawyers in the Arts to benefit the New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (NJVLA). The entire cast, dancers, director, producer, and orchestra are all lawyers. Proving once again just how talented lawyers can be.

This year's production is "Bye Bye Birdie," presented in a semi-staged, concert version, with a pit orchestra. As in past years, the evening will include dinner and music in the NJPAC lobby and a display of lawyers' art, sculpture and photography in the upper rotunda. Everything you need to know can be found on the NJVLA website, click here < <> >. Anybody who is anybody will be there. For example, if you happen to be up for re-election to the Legislature, you should be there. You don’t want people to think you don’t care about the Arts, do you?

How does this information qualify for a plug in the PolitickerNJ, you may ask? I am in the musical as “The Mayor”, that’s how. I act a little, dance hardly at all, and sing even less. But I can assure you there are folks much more talented than me in the cast—-who come from New Jersey’s top law firms and government law departments. We have judges, law students, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, law professors, and solo practitioners—all coming together for a great cause.

You can also click here < > for the latest edition of the NJVLA newsletter, the Arts Legal Line, which includes a wealth of information regarding the Celebration of Lawyers in the Arts IV. You can purchase tickets online using PayPal until Tuesday, September 15, 2009, and your tickets will be waiting for you at the door.

NJVLA provides legal education, representation, and other legal services to the entire State’s arts community, and in particular to low income artists and non-profit arts organizations. They’re founders are partners in New Jersey’s top law firms, retired judges, law school professors, and the publisher of New Jersey’s legal newspaper of record, the New Jersey Law Journal NJVLA provides the NJ arts community with legal support and education. They provide legal referrals to volunteer attorneys and we teach artists about their legal rights and responsibilities in developing, protecting, and realizing the value in their work.

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