Joint Statement from CABA and JYL on Racism and Taking Action

The Capital Area Bar Association and the Jackson Young Lawyers Association unite to condemn all forms of racism.

The deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and recent events throughout the nation and in places such as Minneapolis, Atlanta, Louisville and South Georgia, shine a bright light on the injustice and inequality that continually impacts Black individuals across our country. We wish to express our solidarity with the Black community in combating intolerance, hatred, racism, and violence. As people and as lawyers, we recognize there is no place in our society or justice system for discrimination, racism, or harassment. We are encouraged by the continued meaningful dialogues of a diverse, broad coalition of Americans, and we support the movement for change across our nation.

We will form a subcommittee to consider ways that our organizations can work together to pro- actively address some of these issues, including partnering with existing legal organizations. If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact Jennie Eichelberger, CABA President, at

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