July 10, 2006

July 10, 2006: Putting the legal system in disrepute ...

Man who killed mother gets OK to practise law -- Law society overruled. Quebec man refused admission to bar five times Graeme Hamilton, National Post, July 07, 2006

MONTREAL - A man who in 1990 stabbed his mother 40 times before slashing her throat has won a long battle to practise law in Quebec.

Since serving a prison sentence for manslaughter and completing law school, Sebastien Brousseau, 37, has repeatedly been refused admission by the province's law society, the Barreau du Quebec. [....]

Five times Mr. Brousseau applied, and five times he was refused, but the latest refusal has been overturned by Quebec's Tribunal des Professions, a judicial body that hears appeals of decisions by professional orders. [....]

After being granted parole, he earned a law degree from Universite de Montreal, graduating in 1996. He volunteered with a group defending prisoners' rights and co-authored a legal text on the rights of detainees. [....]

Just what the system needs ... one who knows how to play that system .....


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