The Louisville Bar Association is proud to present the 15th annual Lawlapalooza: "Movie Soundtracks!" Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lawlapalooza has gone virtual!

Congratulations to the winner of Lawlapalooza, Fiendish Thingy! They took home the coveted Cowbell Trophy with a whopping 51% of the vote! Thank you to the bands that participated, to everyone that donated and to our sponsor, J&J Old Louisville Music Shop! With your help, we raised $3,000 for the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation.

The Perpetual Motions:


Fiendish Thingy:


The Golden Rockets:


Attractive Nuisance:




Judge Ellen B. Ewing was the first woman to sit on Kentucky's former juvenile court bench. She worked as a probation officer before obtaining her law degree in 1972. Upon graduation from the University of Louisville School of Law, she became a staff attorney for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. In 1975, she was appointed a part-time trial commissioner with Jefferson County Juvenile Court, and five months later became a full-time judge. Ewing was elected to Jefferson Circuit Court in 1983, and was one of only three women to have served on that court when she retired in 1998.

The Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation was established at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2005 with generous gifts from the Louisville Bar Foundation and the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County. Proceeds from Lawlapalooza fund summer fellowships for UofL law students to work in areas of family law, domestic violence and spousal abuse, and HIV/AIDS. With the money raised from last year's Lawlapalooza, the Law School was able to fund two fellowships at the Legal Aid Society.