random reflections

Breaks my heart to see innocent people trying to make a living spend another night in jail despite all your efforts to free them, especially if one of them, younger than you are, looks you in the eye and asks: sir, kung wala po kaming kaso, bakit kami nakakulong?

Had to keep emotions in check to remain objective and professional but as you look back and reflect on the day's events, you wonder: has my profession made me less of a human being not allowed to show empathy to my clients?

Hope not. Lawyers we are, human beings foremost.