From the Executive Director | January 13, 2021

MSBA Statement on Interference with Election Certification

Central Minnesota Legal Services stands in full support of the following statement by the Minnesota State Bar Association:

The Minnesota State Bar Association condemns the attempts to interfere with the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election, including the violent and destructive actions that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Such violence erodes the public’s faith in our democratic process and undermines the rule of law.

As officers of the legal system, lawyers have special responsibility to uphold the rule of law, defend the Constitution, and protect the independence of the judiciary. The peaceful transition from one presidential administration to the next is one of the fundamental principles of our democratic system. When our democracy is being threatened, it is our duty to speak out against those who encourage and are involved, both directly and indirectly, in encouraging seditious behavior and violence.

Dyan J. Ebert
MSBA President, 2020-21

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