Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky sends along the terribly sad news that our dear colleague, friend, and co-blogger Monroe Freedman passed away earlier today. From Ellen's email:
It is with profound sadness that I let you know that Monroe Freedman died this morning.
Monroe was a giant, of course, in the field of legal ethics and a true original. Revered by many, he was a prolific scholar, teacher, and advisor to generations of lawyers who relied upon his wise counsel, generosity and wit. He was a loyal friend, father and grandfather, gentleman, and a courageous and fierce of advocate of the underserved.
We do not yet know funeral plans but will keep you posted.
Monroe is a true legend in our field, and he has had a deep and lasting professional and personal impact on so many of us who teach and write about legal ethics. We will miss him dearly.