Thursday, May 3, 2012

What happened? No one ages this quickly. Did the BC Rail trial cause it?

I met Kevin McCullough in Vancouver's Court Room 54, he had longer hair then, longer than the first photo below. 

UPDATE  May 5, 2012  down at the bottom

I suppose that there are high standards of protocol to be adhered to in a Supreme Court of British Columbia, especially in a setting involving the BC Rail Trial.   Black robes, haircuts and fingernails trimmed just so, Cigars to draw upon during recesses outside, and black, black polished shoes to match the robes.

And to be fair, a Lawyer's job is not being tied to having only one client, at one time, it takes many clients to pay their way, through long lives of being a .....barrister.  That was seen to be true during the BC Rail trial,  where all of the Lawyers, had to check their calendars, to ensure that they could meet in a specific court room on a particular day and an exact time so that it wouldn't interfere with other clients' needs.... or the Judges duties too, to their case loads.

The Trial ended with guilty pleas for two defendants, the third defendant's charges were stayed.  The surprise conclusion of the trial, has come at a price, to the BC Liberals, who on one hand say they had no say in the matter of $6 million leaving the Treasury coffers and on the other hand they have left the public wondering just how much other money, has flown the coop via third parties, apparently out of reach of the Auditor General.  It's come down to the BC Liberal Government using taxpayer's dollars to justify their interpretation of the indemnity escape Clause, for possibly, many other Government Employees who were wrong too, not wronged.


Kevin McCullough B.B.A., M.B.A., LL.B.

Partner
Year of Call to the Bar of British Columbia: 1993
Law School: University of Victoria


Mr. McCullough has been a lawyer practicing criminal law for over 18 years. At the outset of his career Mr. McCullough made a decision to take cases throughout British Columbia. As a result his experience in serious and complex criminal matters is substantial. The many complex and serious cases Mr. McCullough has conducted generally fall into three categories: murders, non-murder Supreme Court trials, and dangerous offender proceedings. Obviously, in the murder and dangerous offender cases his client’s jeopardy is life in prison.

From 2005 through 2010, Mr. McCullough defended a complex and lengthy criminal case involving charges of fraud and breach of trust. 

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Earlier this week I spied with my little eye, in the Province newspaper, Lawyer Kevin McCullough, with real long, long hair, and greying too:


  Serial criminal Tracy Caza (C) arrives with his lawyer Kevin McCullough (L) at Vancouver's Provincial court house when first charged. He was released on Monday after being given a six-month sentence for common assault and drug possession, Having spent his remand period in segregation following concerns over his safety, the judge gave him credit for time served. Photograph by: Ward Perrin , PNG Files

I'm not sure whether it's how much the Defense lawyer has changed, visually, or the clients he represents, Basi / Virk Breach of Trust to Caza theft, common assault and drug possession, that threw me off guard, but then, looking back at his resume, it says this:

"...... The many complex and serious cases Mr. McCullough has conducted generally fall into three categories: murders, non-murder Supreme Court trials, and dangerous offender proceedings. Obviously, in the murder and dangerous offender cases his client’s jeopardy is life in prison."

I know one thing for sure, if I ever need a lawyer, a trial lawyer(s).....LOL.... Kevin McCullough and his firm of  MBDGW, would be the first ones to hear from me!


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UPDATE  May 5, 2012    If you read McCullough's bio, all of it, you would have noted that he was an avid Tennis player, which probably played, plays a large part of his "game" when in the Court Room. 

Here's another Google Search:     Per(Kevin McCullough) AND Tennis 

And as to why he was in Downtown Vancouver, it on the second page of the results, the WHOLE story, its one that the BC Attorney General isn't telling it the way it should be told to the public.
 

Lawyers trigger job action to protest erosion of legal aid

www.vancouversun.com/business/Lawyers+trigger.../story.html
5 Jan 2012 – McCullough said he finds it unacceptable to "have one person sit in jail for a minute, an hour, a day, or a week when I could get them out as ...

Update November, 25 2012
If, you're wondering why the Links are broken to the MSM... Main Stream Media..., the Press have chosen to conserve space on their Servers.   All is not lost though, you still have one connection with the Past publications. Your Local Public Library, via OnLine... Digital version... Canadian Newstands.  All you need is a Library that proves who you are.  Then the world of Past publications is yours to read, as long as you don't want to look further back than 1984.   And if you do want to look back further than 1984, there's the Filing Cabinets, YES, filing cabinets, the original hard copies, all neatly cut out and stored in the NewsPaper Clipping section, of most LARGE libraries.

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