On Thursday, June 20th, 2019, Lieff Cabraser’s house band The R-23s delivered an epic set at the Family Violence Appellate Project’s 2019 Battle of the Bands. Ultimately taking home first place in the battle and receiving the coveted “Best Lawyer Band in the Bay” award, the R-23’s were able to raise nearly $23,000 toward the event’s total contribution of $186,687 to help California survivors of domestic violence!
Full video of the performance is now available for viewing.
About the Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
The Family Violence Appellate Project is transforming the power of the civil legal system and leveling the playing field for survivors of domestic violence. In many cases, survivors have also suffered financial abuse and cannot afford to appeal a trial court decision that puts them or their children in danger. At FVAP, we believe justice should be available to everyone, not just those who can afford it. We partner with pro bono attorneys from California’s top law firms and corporate legal teams to provide free, high-quality legal representation to survivors, giving them the best possible chance at success in their appeal. We win 74% of the affirmative appeals we bring to court on behalf of CA survivors — far above the statewide average of 20% — and 100% of appeals we defend.
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 and won FVAP’s Best Lawyer Band in the Bay award in 2017. The band plays songs by The Clash, Otis Redding, Cream, and Chuck Berry, among others. The R-23s include Melissa Gardner on flute/vocals, Taylor Evans on vocals, Djuna Gray on bass, Elizabeth Cabraser on drums, Phong-Chau Nguyen on guitar/vocals, Anthony McDaniel on lead vocals, and Elizabeth Schneider on guitar.