2023–2024 Season Highlights
Singing With the Bar
At January's meeting, members of the Inn took center stage to present a topic that brought a unique twist to legal discussions: "Navigating Your Way as a Supervised Attorney." Breaking away from the traditional lecture format, the group embraced the spirit of a fun-filled singing contest game show, infusing humor and entertainment into the serious realm of legal ethics.
The event kicked off with contestants belting out karaoke renditions of popular songs, but with a legal twist—lyrics were cleverly modified to present real-world ethical dilemmas faced by both supervised and supervising attorneys. The audience was not only entertained but also gained valuable insights into the challenges legal professionals encounter in their day-to-day work.
The production seamlessly mimicked the style of popular contest shows, complete with contestants at the microphone pouring their hearts into their songs, just like on the grand stage of television competitions. The panel of three judges, armed with X buzzers ready to strike contestants, added a competitive edge to the event. The judges provided cutting critiques, not on vocal performance, but on how well contestants tackled the ethical scenarios embedded in their song choices.
Audience participation was key to the success of the show, with attendees actively engaging in the ethical discussions sparked by the modified lyrics. Commercial breaks provided moments of levity, and video montage backstories offered a glimpse into the lives of the brave contestants who dared to tackle the intersection of law and melody.
Having secured the 5th place in last year's National Inn Presentation of the Year contest, this year's group is setting their sights on the top spot. The innovative approach to discussing legal ethics through a singing contest not only captivated the audience but also demonstrated the Inn members' commitment to making legal education engaging and memorable. As they aim for the championship, the legal karaoke extravaganza promises to be an unforgettable journey through the challenges and triumphs of navigating the ethical maze in the legal profession.
The night ended with a fabulous parody rendition of ABBA's famous hit, Dancing Queen, restyled as Ethics Queen. Check it out here.
Emcee Erica Jansen Introduces the Next Contestant While the Judges Watch
Elizabeth Loranger, a Singing Contestant, Prepares to Wow the Judges