Alabama State Bar is Boston Strong

Thursday, May. 30, 2013
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"We are all Bostonians" is how Keith B. Norman, executive director of the Alabama State Bar paraphrased President John F. Kennedy in a recent letter of support to the Massachusetts Bar Association.

On May 3, 2013, the Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners adopted a resolution that recognized "the people of Boston who responded so unselfishly to lend assistance to the victims" of the Marathon Bombing.

"The pluck of this great city during and following this tragic episode was an inspiration to Americans everywhere," Norman said.

Through its resolution, members of the Alabama Bar offer their deepest sympathies to the victims of the Boston bombings while giving highest praise to each person who assisted those injured on that fateful day.  The resolution also notes that lawyers are a "vital part of keeping 'Boston Strong'"  and help to maintain the integrity of the American legal process that offers all suspects a fair and impartial trial.

This resolution was sent to the mayor of Boston, the chairman of the Boston Marathon and the presidents of the Massachusetts Bar and Boston Bar associations.