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April 19, 2021

MBA Issues Statement Condemning Violence Against Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

The Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) strongly condemns the violent and hateful acts against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Although violence against the AAPI community is not new, recent media attention, particularly around the horrific mass shooting in Atlanta, has brought the issue into our nation's consciousness. We offer our sincere condolences to the victims of all hate crimes and their families. The MBA stands in solidarity with the AAPI community, and we encourage anyone who suffers or witnesses any such acts of violence, intimidation, or hate speech to step up and speak out.

As an association of attorneys focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, it is our obligation to ensure that we do everything in our power to end racism, bias, or hatred of any sort, and to ensure equal and fair access to justice for everyone in our community.

About the Montgomery Bar Association

Established in 1885 to professionalize the county’s practice of law, the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) is one of our nation’s oldest and most respected bar associations, representing over 2,000 legal professionals in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Now, as then, the MBA exists to uphold legal and ethical standards in our legal community.  As the third largest Bar in Pennsylvania, the MBA has a longstanding tradition of service to its membership and the community.  For members, the MBA offers an important arena for networking, professional development and education.  For the community, the MBA serves as a trusted legal resource, offering education, legal assistance and funds and resources for individuals and agencies in need. The Association is actively engaged in public service through community outreach, free educational events offered throughout the year, programs like the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, the Mock Trial Competitions for high-school students, and more.  For more information on the Montgomery Bar Association, visit