Barristers, solicitors and other members of the legal profession take part in a 2014 march of silence in Hong Kong to protest Beijing's policy toward the judiciary. (Bobby Yip/Reuters)

Regarding Robert Edward Precht’s Sept. 7 op-ed, “A moral dilemma for the ABA”:

The American Bar Association is concerned about recent legal developments in China and is following them closely, hoping that conditions will evolve to allow for ongoing international collaboration with Chinese lawyers, which has been mutually beneficial.

The ABA is proud of its long-standing commitment to the rule of law and human rights. In China, ABA programs provide valuable support to lawyers working to advance reform on disability rights; domestic violence; criminal procedure reform; environmental rights; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights; and other human rights issues. 

Paulette Brown, Chicago

The writer is president of the American Bar Association.