New York State Bar Association president on violence against women law: ‘We must never allow such historic legislation to lapse’

New York State Bar Association president on violence against women law: ‘We must never allow such historic legislation to lapse’

3.10.2022

By Susan DeSantis

T. Andrew Brown, President of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement regarding Wednesday’s agreement by congressional leaders to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act :

“Passing the Violence Against Women Act is one of the New York State Bar Association’s top legislative priorities. We fully agree with President Biden that this long overdue legislation is about justice and compassion, and we commend Congressional leaders for reaching a bipartisan agreement. Our leaders send a message that women and girls must be protected from violence, deserve programs to support recovery from abuse, and have an absolute right to legal representation. We must never let such historic legislation drop again.”

About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the nation’s largest voluntary state bar association. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of the law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and defended the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.

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