"We should all take notice of who it is that is standing up for the rule of law in Pakistan. Pakistani lawyers and judges, at great personal risk, are demanding that the government stop its assault on the legal system. Lawyers and judges around the work stand with their colleagues in Pakistan in support of the rule of law."
Ware said the crisis represents an opportunity for Ohio's lawyers to explain the importance of an independent legal system in a free society.
"The OSBA encourages all people to respect the rule of law. It is a vital and fundamental aspect of a free society and a principle of democracy that all citizens should understand and expect as a way of life. I encourage all OSBA members, and especially lawyers and judges, to share with their colleagues, friends and neighbors the importance of this fundamental precept of a free society. As the guardians of the Constitution and the rule of law, our role in reaching out to all citizens is ever more important today."