by Michelle M. Alden
Join the cast and crew of Bar None June 15-18 as they present Bar None XXXI – Straight Outta Uptown: The World’s Most Dangerous Lawyers. This is the 31st year for the Bar None variety show and it promises to be the best show yet. Watch Dallas area lawyers and judges sing, dance, and make you laugh so hard your sides hurt.
As much as the cast and crew love performing and making people laugh, their real motivation is to support the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarship program.
The scholarship program was established in honor of U.S. District Judge Sarah T. Hughes, a former trustee of the Dallas Bar Foundation. The Hughes Scholarship provides tuition and fees for deserving minority students each year. Students at SMU Dedman School of Law, UNT Dallas College of Law, and Texas A&M School of Law are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
The Dallas Bar Foundation takes its responsibility for finding deserving recipients seriously. If you have ever met a Hughes Scholar, you know how impressive these students are. Support them by coming to Bar None.
Thousands of volunteer hours go into putting on such a large production each year. The hours come from lawyers all over the metroplex including 31-year-veteran Director Martha Hardwick Hofmeister and Producer Tom Mighell, as well as the choreographers, script writers, committee members, actors, and numerous behind-the-scenes staff. All of these Bar Noners share a passion for making a difference in the lives of the Scholars, our legal community and, for a few hours, the audience members.
Show your support for the Dallas legal community and the Hughes Scholars by heading to the Greer Garson Theatre on the SMU Campus June 15-18.
Michelle Alden is the Managing Attorney of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and a Member of the Marketing Committee of the Bar None Production Company. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.