New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson Decries Harassment of Attorneys in Brooklyn

By Susan DeSantis

Lawyers Are the Guardians of Justice

Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement criticizing tenant advocates who harassed attorneys at the Brooklyn firm of Balsamo, Rosenblatt & Hall during three days of anti-eviction protests. Video of the Thursday protest can be found here:

“In the United States, everybody is entitled to legal representation. Regrettably, that cherished principal of American justice appears to have been lost on these protesters who trespassed onto private property to berate and threaten three individuals simply because they were doing their job providing legal representation to clients with whom the protesters disagreed.

“Every time that a lawyer is threatened, harassed or intimidated because of who they represent the right to counsel is imperiled. The association decries the actions of these protesters.”

About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.


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