Statement from ABA President Patricia Lee Refo Re: Reaction to the Chauvin trial verdict
The American Bar Association respects the decision of the Minneapolis jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin while emphasizing that a single verdict is neither an indictment of all law enforcement nor a solution to the systemic inequities in our justice system.
Statement from the ABA Immediate Past President
ABA Immediate Past President Martinez decries violence against George Floyd, Black community
Lawyers have a special duty to address injustices done in the name of law. ABA President Judy Perry Martinez pledges action in her statement.
ABA collaborates with law schools on legal issues in policing, public safety
The American Bar Association, in collaboration with dozens of U.S. law schools across the country, announced the formation of a Legal Education Police Practices Consortium to contribute to the national effort to examine and address legal issues in policing and public safety, including conduct, oversight and the evolving nature of police work.
A blueprint for sentencing and corrections reform that has served as the basis of much of the Association’s criminal justice advocacy.