Resource Pages

Judicial Independence

The bar association community responds to recent attacks on the independence of the judiciary


American Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates
ABOTA defends federal Judge James L. Robart from attacks by President Trump

Bar Association of San Francisco
Statement by The Bar Association of San Francisco Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

Boston Bar Association

Camden County Bar Association
Respect! A Message from Bar President Lou Moffa

Chicago Bar Association
CBA Co-Hosts Press Conference with Area Bar Associations

Cincinnati Bar Association
In Support of our Judiciary

Hennepin County Bar Association
Support for an Independent Judiciary

Illinois State Bar Association

Indianapolis Bar Association
IndyBar Statement on Judicial Criticism

Kansas City Lesbian, Gay and Allied Lawyers
Position Statement on Executive Order Banning Immigration of Muslims

Louisville Bar Association
Statement from Louisville Bar Association President on Judicial Independence and Rule of Law

Massachusetts Bar Association
Mass. Bar Association Confirms Support for Immigration Rights, Sanctuary Cities

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

National Association of Women Lawyers
National Association of Women Lawyers Urges Administration to Respect the Constitution's Separation of Powers and the Dignity of the Federal Judiciary

New Jersey State Bar Association
Message from NJSBA President Thomas H. Prol regarding President Donald J. Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration matters

New York City Bar Association
On the Executive Order Restricting Immigration from Seven Muslim-Majority Countries

New York County Lawyers' Association
NYCLA Statement on Donald J. Trump Remarks on Federal Judiciary

New York State Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association
Defending a Fair and Impartial Judiciary – A Statement from President of the Ohio State Bar Association Ronald S. Kopp

Oregon Women Lawyers
Oregon Women Lawyers Commends Attorney for Protecting Rights of Immigrants and Refugees

Philadelphia Bar Association

San Diego County Bar Association
SDCBA Public Statement Regarding the January 2017 Executive Orders on Immigration and the
Independence of the Judiciary

San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Trustees State Support for Independence of Judiciary

State Bar of California
State Bar of California Encourages Attorneys to Provide Pro Bono Service and Support Legal Aid

State Bar of Wisconsin
State Bar Board Urges Respect for the Independent Judiciary

Other ABA Resources


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