Six years ago, upon joining the bar, I raised my hand and swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. I distinctly remember the deep sense of pride I felt two years later as I carried out that pledge by working as an election protection volunteer on Election Day. Elections provide attorneys with an opportunity to discharge a responsibility that is unique to our profession. Although it can be hard to remember while slogging through a nasty discovery dispute or a tricky transactional matter, attorneys have a special role in our country’s national fabric: upholding and defending the Constitution. Regardless of your political affiliation, this duty, as much a privilege as it is an obligation, has special significance during elections.
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