As the nation experiences a period of self-examination in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minnesota, the newest leader of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association said the organization remains committed to equal justice under the law.

“This current moment sparked by an unnecessary and brutal death has forced many to reckon with what has long been true—that communities of color in the United States experience a world fraught with danger on an almost daily basis. NYSTLA as an organization remains steadfast and resolute in its commitment to equal justice under the law,” said Edward Steinberg, who became the organization’s first leader to be sworn in virtually Tuesday night.

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