FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Annie Yamson
Columbus, Ohio (April 4, 2018) – Today holds special meaning for the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) as we reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was assassinated 50 years ago. As an association of attorneys, jurists and students who have dedicated our lives to the law, we at the OSBA regard Dr. King's legacy as one that urges us to strive to increase access to justice, fight for the preservation of the rule of law and engage in civil discourse when laws must be changed.
Like Dr. King, the OSBA believes that the law should affirm humanity and our reflection today reminds us that it was King who taught us, in his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." So now, 50 years later, at a time when extremism seems to echo globally, we look to Dr. King's example and proudly reaffirm our commitment to being "extremists … for the extension of justice."
About the Ohio State Bar Association
The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 28,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.