News of the brutal killing hit me like a ton of bricks.
A lawyer was murdered in broad daylight. He died of multiple gunshot wounds. He was driving his pick-up truck alone, and while stopping at an intersection, he was gunned down by a stranger who, in all brazenness, did not even cover his face. I fear such ruthless murder reduces to a mere illusion the protective notion that lawyers are mere advocates, that they are only the mouthpieces of clients. I now dread the thought of people instinctively looking at a lawyer as complicit with whatever transgression his client is perceived to have committed. I don’t find any more humor in that Shakespearean line about killing all the lawyers.
The lawyer was Richard William Sison. Continue reading