Battle Tested: One Band’s Efforts to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors and Children

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Morgan Lewis & RockiusMorgan Lewis & ROCKius, our firm band, helped raise more than $95,000, beating out six other law firm bands at the Banding Together to End Domestic Violence concert and securing the coveted Judge’s Choice Award in support of the Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP).

The firm’s award-winning musical ensemble earned the privilege of performing at the 10th annual battle-of-the-bands fundraiser after winning first place at a Law Rocks San Francisco fundraising event and surpassing a $30,000 fundraising goal to benefit Child Advocates of Silicon Valley.

FVAP is dedicated to representing domestic violence survivors in civil legal appeals cases at no cost. The firm has worked with FVAP on a pro bono basis for many years, including by serving as counsel in child custody and domestic violence appellate court trials. When not directly involved in FVAP cases, our lawyers volunteer their time to help FVAP co-counsel prepare for oral argument by participating in moot court sessions and assessing domestic violence cases for potential appeals.

Morgan Lewis & ROCKius started in 2015 as a fun way for our Northern California lawyers to share their creative talents. The band typically includes nine members from the firm with outside help from family and friends, and its winnings go to nonprofits and charitable causes that the firm supports.