To all members of the Houston Bar Association:
The Houston Bar Association joins many state and local bar associations in condemning this week's violent assaults on our Capitol and efforts to upend the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to another. As lawyers, we take an oath to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law, including the decisions of our courts. We have a special responsibility to ensure that what happened this week never happens again.
We are living in a time of great challenges in our nation. We face attacks on our governmental and political systems from division and chaos. We face a deadly pandemic that threatens our families, our economy, and our lives. The only way to effect meaningful change is for responsible Americans, regardless of their political affiliation, to stand up for our Constitution, our democracy, and our shared values.
As we celebrate 150 years as the Houston Bar Association, I hope we can come together as lawyers and renew our commitment to upholding our constitutional processes, to equal justice and equal rights under the law, and to healing our divided nation.
President, Houston Bar Association