Lieff Cabraser’s house band The R-23s will be returning to the competitive stage at the upcoming 2018 “Banding Together to End Domestic Violence” annual battle-of-the-law-firm-bands fundraiser. As last year’s champs, Lieff Cabraser’s R-23s will return on June 20 at The Chapel nightclub to defend their title of “Best Lawyer Band in The Bay Area.”

Held every summer in San Francisco (June) and Los Angeles (July), the Banding Together fundraiser benefits the Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP), a nonprofit organization that represents domestic violence survivors and their families before the California Court of Appeals. FVAP’s mission is to keep domestic violence survivors safe and create legal precedents in favor of survivors throughout the state. FVAP is dedicated to empowering survivors, helping them get the safety and justice they deserve, and overturning court decisions that put their children at risk of ongoing abuse.

This one-of-a-kind musical event features bands from California’s most philanthropic law firms and corporate legal teams who battle it out to earn the coveted Best Lawyer Band title.

Voting is now open for the San Francisco event! You don’t have to attend the concert to vote for a band, just follow the link to make a donation on the R23’s fundraising page. Votes can be cast in any amount, and there is no limit to the number of times you can vote. The R-23s invite you to share your enthusiasm for the work of the Family Violence Appellate Project and your support dollars via the link on the event fundraising page.

If you want to attend the June 14th show, you can purchase tickets to Banding Together to End Domestic Violence, San Francisco event here.

About The R-23s

Lieff Cabraser’s band, The R-23s, previously won the Judge’s Choice Award at the Family Violence Appellate Project’s 2016 Battle of the Bands event. The band plays songs by The Clash, Otis Redding, Cream, and Chuck Berry, among others. The R-23s feature Elizabeth Cabraser on drums, Phong-Chau Nguyen on guitar, Elizabeth Schneider on guitar and keyboards, Djuna Gray on bass, Melissa Gardner on vocals and flute, Anthony McDaniel on vocals, and Connie Jorgenson on vocals.

About Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)

The Family Violence Appellate Project represents low-income survivors who need to appeal dangerous trial court decisions that leave them or their children at risk of ongoing abuse. By partnering with pro bono attorneys from California’s top law firms and corporate legal teams, FVAP helps get abuse survivors throughout California the safety and justice they deserve by overturning 67% of the decisions they appeal — a success rate that is much higher than California’s average for successful appeals: 20%. FVAP’s goal is to empower survivors through the court system and ensure that they and their children can live in safe and healthy environments, free from abuse. You can learn more and support FVAP at

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