[We are keeping this post at the top of the blog this week. If you have any additional thoughts or recollections about Monroe, we encourage you to share them in the comments.]
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.
Update: The Washington Post has published this fitting obituary.