You be the judge

By Fiona Guo

Ingham County Bar Association hosts

Wednesday, June 1 — Lawyers will step away from the courtroom and step up the stage to show off singing, standup comedy and more on Thursday at the Ingham County Bar Association's "Lawyers Got Talent" show.

Fifteen local attorneys perform  from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lexington Lansing
Hotel, 925 South Creyts Road. It is co-hosted by the Law Office of Catherine
Groll, PLLC and Ingham County Bar Association (ICBA). Fifteen lawyers are ready
to take the stage and show their talents besides courtroom theatrics.

Cynthia Ward, assistant dean of students at Cooley Law School, will be performing “Funny Girl Standup Comedy.”

“It’s just something that I always found
interesting," Ward said of comedy. "I never intended to pursue it seriously. It’s just something that’s
always been in the back of my mind, and once I got married, there were funny
things that happened, and I started writing it down. One day I thought, 'You know
what? I’ll do some standup comedy.'”

Kel Scott, a partner at Mallory
Cunningham Lapka & Scott PLLC, will do his "super-smooth" version of Bobby Darin's “Mack the Knife.” “I chose this song because I really
like Bobby Darin, and I always had an interest in singing,” he said.

Tickets are priced at $40 ($13 discount for Cooley Law School students) and are available at the Law Office of Catherine Groll, 408 S. Washington Square in Lansing, or by calling Madelyne Lawry
at (517) 627-3938.


Dean Amy Timmer, "Ode to Cooley" to the tune of "Crazy" — vocals

Professor Julie Clement, "Big, Bad, Handsome Man" by Imelda
May — vocals

Dean Cynthia Ward, Funny Girl Standup Comedy

Michelle Zurcher and Friends, SNL Comedy Skits and Tunes

Kel Scott, "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin — vocals

Angela Brown and Ann Andrews,  Awesome Pet Tricks

Professor Ron Bretz, "Framed" by Richie Valens — bass and vocals

Patrick Hanes, "A Pirate Looks at 40" by Jimmy Buffet — guitar

Larry Glazer (Honorable, retired), "Crossroads" by Robert
Johnson — guitar

Kathryn Meninga, Zumba dancing

Maureen Dyer, "Because the Night" by Patti Smith — vocals

John Anthony LaPietra, "Misalliance" from "At the Drop of a Hat" —

Jim Hofer, "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister — vocals

John W. Ujlaky, "Play With Fire" by Rolling Stones — guitar and vocals

Greg Hodges, "Crazy Hot Keyboards and Smoking Vocals"