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summer 2004 season

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Preparations are now underway for our annual Summer League and we are again expecting about 100 teams. As you know the League is a great activity for Summer Associates, and in fact was originally conceived as a way for firms to meet the recreational needs of law students they were hoping to attract to New York City.
In case you haven't heard the Inter league Winter Season Championships at Madison Square Garden were once again a great success.

Congratulations to all teams that made it to The World's Most Famous Arena:
Akabas & Cohen, Schulte Roth & Zabel, Kaye Scholer II, Hughes Hubbard and Reed, Baker Botts, Mound Cotton and Brooklyn Law.
All of the teams exhibited great sportsmanship and represented their firms and our league with great pride.

ABOUT THIS SEASON...

This Summer each team will be placed in a competitively balanced Division and play one pre-season scrimmage, the week of May 24th, followed by a nine (9) game regular season; then, teams that have accumulated eight (8) standings points will be invited to a two week playoff tournament commencing in early August. The season begins June 7th for late entering teams.

All teams that win their respective divisions will receive the traditional Championship Team Plaque and again this season will also receive Championship Lawyers Basketball League reversible fleece jackets.

In response to numerous requests from many firms we are adding Official LBL Sweatshirts to our exclusive line of LBL apparel.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE...
Lawyers Divisions:
The Advocates, Barristers, Counsellors, and Defenders will have the same eligibility standard as they have had since 1986, to wit: each roster of twelve must consist of players that are either Attorneys, Law Students/Summer Associates, Paralegals, plus up to three "outside" professionals, i.e. clients/friends. Every roster member must be a four year college graduate. Paralegals must work for their sponsor.

All-Firm Personnel Division:
This is the third season for this division, designed to accommodate teams that have had difficulty over the years meeting the League's eligibility requirements or who already have a "back office" team that participates in another league. All players must be employed by the sponsor firm. There is no college requirement for "back office" personnel, but all team members must be 21 or older. The team must be captained by a Lawyer - who must be present at each game. Please note that while accessing "back office" personnel may energize your team, you will be playing against teams who have chosen the same roster composition.

SOFTBALL & SUMMER ASSOCIATE SCHEDULING CONFLICTS...
Many firms that participate in LBL also play softball during the summer. If your team communicate's its softball schedule to the League office, then we will attempt to create your basketball schedule in a way that avoids those conflicting dates. Likewise, we will attempt to schedule around all of your summer associate events.

TEAM ENTRANCE FEE...
The team entrance fee this summer is set at $1,900 - payable to the Lawyers Athletic League, Inc. The deadline to enter your team is rapidly approaching. Please reserve your place by notifying the League office ASAP. As always, such factors as preferences for game nights, times and uniform choices are primarily determined by the order of receipt of the entrance fee.

REGISTER ONLINE...
Now it's easy to register a team online! Simply click the link below, fill out your application form and press the submit button. Please note: All new roster members must also fill out and submit a waiver form.