TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 1, 2020

TBA President Sarah Y. Sheppeard and TBA YLD President Terica Smith this week issued statements concerning the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the struggles our country, our state and our cities are experiencing as we process how our nation can heal in the wake of so much tragedy affecting so many people in our communities. "We must serve as leaders and support opportunities for education and empowerment related to the administration of justice, the impact of the justice system on citizens, and a critical examination of how we can strengthen, and in some cases, rebuild trust and faith in the rule of law and our legal institutions," Sheppeard said in part. For young lawyers, Smith said in part, there is a need to "step up with our collective voices and help facilitate communication and education to create systemic change in our profession and the lives of the people that we serve."