The Chicago Bar Association Condemns Violence at the U.S. Capitol

The Chicago Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, and the Racial Justice Coalition condemn and denounce Wednesday's assault on our democracy and the violence and disruption that followed in our nation’s capital. We denounce those who have incited and encouraged the assault on the U.S. Capitol, as well as those rioters who carried out the assault.

As members of the legal community, we are committed to the Democratic process, defending the U.S. Constitution, and upholding and protecting the rule of law. The Chicago Bar Association calls on our elected officials to join in the condemnation of these actions and adhere to the Constitution, protect the rule of law, and support a peaceful transfer of power.