At the moment, the Pakistani lawyers are beating the Burmese monks in Gawker's poll of which group of Asian protesters is hotter. Having gone to a happy hour fundraiser for the monks last month, I now feel vaguely obligated to attend the following as well, except that it features neither booze nor a casual dress code:
As an expression of solidarity with our beleaguered colleagues at the Pakistani bar, the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers' Association, in conjunction with other organizations, invite you to attend a public rally in front of the New York County Courthouse, 60 Centre Street on Tuesday, November 13, from 1:00-1:30 p.m.Er, were there any female Pakistani lawyers, perhaps wearing skirt suits? 'Cause I think that's all I've got clean at the moment...
The crude and brutal suspension of law and the legal system in Pakistan, and the repression of judges and lawyers there, require that we take a moment from our own busy schedules and demonstrate our concern.
Because the images from Pakistan show the violent repression of Pakistani lawyers wearing their customary dark suit and white shirt, we request that you appear on Tuesday in similar attire, though this is not required. What is important is a strong show of support.
We hope to see you there.