Dear VSB Members, Bar Council, and Executive Committee,
The Lawfare Project is disturbed and disappointed over the uninformed, discriminatory actions of the Virginia State Bar with regard to the cancellation of its Midyear Legal Seminar in Jerusalem, Israel. We urge VSB President Kevin Martingayle to reinstate the trip, publicly apologize, and take a public stance in staunch opposition to the illegal and illegitimate BDS Movement.
As attorneys and sworn members of the Bar, we are held to the highest ethical and moral standards, and we must be vigilant in considering this responsibility in every personal and professional context. As the President of the Virginia State Bar, representing all of Virginia's esteemed attorneys, Mr. Martingayle should be especially cognizant of his obligation to remain impartial, transparent, and well-informed on all issues relating to the Bar and its members.
Last Updated ( Thursday, April 02, 2015 )