New Hampshire Bar Association
About the Bar
For Members
For the Public
Legal Links
Publications
Newsroom
Online Store
Vendor Directory
NH Bar Foundation
Judicial Branch
NHMCLE

Clio is the most widely-used, cloud-based practice management system in the world.

NH Bar's Litigation Guidelines
New Hampshire Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service Law Related Education NHBA CLE NHBA Insurance Agency
MyNHBar
Member Login
Member Portal
Casemaker

Bar News - February 23, 2007


ABA President Stands Up for Detainee Firms’ Pro Bono

 

The following is a statement by ABA President Karen Mathis made last month in response to remarks made during a recent talk show appearance by Assistant Secretary of Defense Cully Stimson. Stimson denigrated “large law firms” who defend the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on a pro bono basis.

           

“Lawyers represent people in criminal cases to fulfill a core American value: the treatment of all people equally before the law. To impugn those who are doing this critical work—and doing it on a volunteer basis—is deeply offensive to members of the legal profession, and we hope to all Americans. The American Bar Association supports lawyers who give of their time and expertise defending those involved in legal actions. In fact it is one of the basic tenets of the Association’s Second Season of Service, that lawyers should perform pro bono and volunteer work.”

           

Mathis’ response, made on Jan. 12, 2007, can also be found at www.abanet.org/abanet/media/statement/statement.cfm?releaseid=64.

 

 

Your New Hampshire resource for professional investigative services since 2005.

Home | About the Bar | For Members | For the Public | Legal Links | Publications | Online Store
Lawyer Referral Service | Law-Related Education | NHBA•CLE | NHBA Insurance Agency | NHMCLE
Search | Calendar

New Hampshire Bar Association
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord NH 03301
phone: (603) 224-6942 fax: (603) 224-2910
email: NHBAinfo@nhbar.org
© NH Bar Association Disclaimer