How do I describe the feelings associated with the departure of a colleague of 37 years, paralegal, Monica Bahls! Is it like a death, a divorce or simply someone so important in my life who has gone missing? Monica and I grew up together, divorced, remarried and had babies together. We saw every flaw the human condition can generate. We counseled clients and as the years passed became wiser as a result. Monica has been a confidant and conscience. While we never agreed on many basic values we always shared the value of service to our clients. She will be missed but her impact, devotion and sense of justice will remain.