Friday, November 09, 2007

Akron Attorneys to Demonstrate in Solidarity with Pakistanis UPDATED

Attorneys, law students and law faculty will gather in front of the Seiberling Federal Court House today at noon for a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with the attorneys and judges of Pakistan who are standing up for the rule of law. The event is being organized by the Akron Bar Association and the University of Akron School of Law.

As the Law School says in its press advisory:

    Pakistani lawyers and judges, at personal risk, are demanding the government restore the legal system. Lawyers and judges around the world have voiced support for their colleagues in Pakistan in support of rule of law. The University of Akron School of Law and Akron Bar Association encourage lawyers and non-lawyers to demonstrate their solidarity with the lawyers and judges in Pakistan by joining in a peaceful show of support.
If you are a lawyer or not, if you can come out and lend support, please do.

DISCLOSURE: My wife works for the School of Law. That is, in fact, how I got wind of this.

UPDATE: ABJ has video of the event up.