To: Ms. Hilarie Bass
President of the American Bar Association
On behalf of the European Association of Lawyers and on my own behalf I express sincere condolences to all American people touched by the terrible tragedy that occurred yesterday in Las Vegas.
We are deeply shocked by this senseless act of violation causing so many death and injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with Americans killed or wounded as well as with their families.
I personally would like to pass my words of commiserations also to all past Presidents of the American Bar Association, with whom I had an honor to co-operate within last years – to William C. Hubbard, Paulette Brown and Linda A. Klein.
I assure you that we, European lawyers, will always stand united against violence and terror, supporting fundamental values of democratic society.