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Statements and Resources on Social Justice

Statements from Bar Associations regarding protests for social justice 

Statement from NCBP President Nate Alder:

The National Conference of Bar Presidents stands ready to support you as you lead against injustice and as you seek to establish justice in your communities. We are in this together. As presidents for a year and leaders for a lifetime, we work together, not alone. This is our common cause.

This is a time for leaders to speak truth, to stand strong, and to get proximate with the deepest challenges of democratic society and the many individuals who are hurting and in peril. We can never forget George Floyd and how his life was wrongly taken, or his last words: “I can’t breathe.”

Read the full statement here




eorge Floyd Resources from the State Bar of Minnesota, Hennepin County Bar Association and Ramsey County Bar Association













Women's Bar Association of DC Discussing Racism & Being Anti-Racist Toolkit

Cleveland Metro Bar Association Call to Action

Connecticut Bar Association Establishes Policing Task Force
Association of Corporate Counsel I.D.E.A.L.
Resources from Diversity Trainer Michelle Silverthorn
A Guide to the Discussion You Are Scared to Have Right Now
ABA's Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law

Dallas Bar Town Hall on Race Relations and Policing

Statements from State Courts

Supreme Court of Alaska

Supreme Court of California

Hawaii State Judiciary

Indiana Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Kentucky

Louisiana Supreme Court

Maine Supreme Court

Court of Appeals of Maryland

Massachusetts Supreme Court

New Jersey Supreme Court

New York State Unified Court System

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley

Oregon Supreme Court

Salt Lake City, UT Justice Court

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington


Statements from National, State and Metro Bar Associations Regarding the Death of George Floyd:


American Bar Association

American College of Trial Lawyers

Association of Corporate Counsel  

Federal Bar Association

Minority Corporate Counsel Association 


National Conference of Women's Bar Associations

National Legal Aid and Defender Association



Alabama State Bar

State Bar of Arizona

California Lawyers Association

The Florida Bar

State Bar of Georgia

Illinois State Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar

State Bar of Michigan

Minnesota, Hennepin County & Ramsey County Bars Joint Statement

The Mississippi Bar

New Jersey Attorney General, the Garden State Bar Association and the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey Joint Statement

New York State Bar Association

North Carolina Bar Association 

North Carolina State Bar

Pennsylvania Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Association 

State Bar of South Dakota

Tennessee Bar Association President 

Tennessee Bar Association YLD President

State Bar of Texas

Washington State Bar Association

State Bar of Wisconsin  



Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association

Allegheny County Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association

Austin Bar Association

Boston Bar Association 

Chicago Bar Association  

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Statement: 

Cincinnati Bar Association  

Bar Association of  Erie County

Greenville County Bar Association  

Indianapolis Bar Association

Jacksonville Bar Association

King County (WA) Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Louisville Bar Association

Multnomah Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Onondaga County Bar Association  

Orange County (CA) Bar Association 

Orange County (FL) Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

San Diego County Bar Association

Shreveport Bar Association

Bar Association of San Francisco 

York County Bar Association 



James E. Rogers College of Law Joint Statement From the Black Law Students Association & the Student Bar Association Statement