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January 07, 2021

Statement of Virginia State Bar President Brian L. Buniva

The rule of law is not an abstraction. The observance of the rule of law is the very foundation of a civilized society, and certainly is the very foundation of what it means to be a Virginia lawyer. Indeed, every member of the Virginia State Bar swears an oath to uphold and defend the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

The events of January 6th at the U.S. Capitol building by an angry mob was an attack on the rule of law. The peaceful transition of power after a free and fair election is the bedrock of our democracy. I hope all of you will join me in condemning violence and stand by our oaths to uphold our Constitutions. 

Brian L. Buniva, President

Updated: Jan 07, 2021