October 29, 2018: Statement from State Bar Association President Michael Miller on Tree of Life Congregation Attacks
The New York State Bar Association mourns the tragic murder of eleven worshippers at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Religious liberty is an inalienable right and a hallmark of our Nation. This vicious and premeditated attack against worshippers in a Synagogue observing their faith strikes at the heart of who we are as a people. We must do everything in our power to prevent such horrors from reoccurring.
Lawyers are often called upon to be leaders in our communities. Now is the time for all of us to be leaders and to stand up and speak out for the American values of freedom, fairness and respect for all.
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The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, the Association 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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