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Drug Criminal Practising Law

Filed under: General,Law & Courts — Downunder @ 11:47 am Fri 24th August 2007

The return of Eb Leary to the ranks of our legal profession shows a disturbing lack of reality amongst some in the legal profession and judiciary that have supported his return to practising law. This is a man who involved himself, not in the representation of criminals, in a fair trial, but in the operation of the drug trade. He helped drug dealers evade police prosecutions, for offences such as introducing drugs into prisons. He descended to defeating the course of justice, with acts such as bringing cash into the court room to buy drug dealers out of prison time. He took their money, to fund his life style, and thumbed his nose at our country.

Would you let a teacher who had assisted drug dealers to infiltrate a school have his job back? Would you let a policeman who had assisted burglars to evade detection have his job back? Why don’t we just keep lowering the bar so the next lawyer that does this does the likes gets back into the trade in 10 years?

If Mr Leary has risen above his previous pathetic level of existence, good on him, I congratulate him on his return to society. For those who have chosen to exonerate this man, and return him to the legal ‘profession’, they are fools to believe that they have restored this man’s credibility rather then lowering their own. This man was lucky not to be convicted of the crimes he committed, he got off lightly, and to see him rewarded in this manner by some of his former friends is an insult to the public of New Zealand, and a threat to the integrity of our justice system.


  1. I don’t know anything about Eb Leary. I assume from your posting that he faced some charge that he was acquitted of. I expect that if he had been found guilty of a significant criminal offence he would not be returning to the bar. So you would treat someone who has been found not guilty as guilty anyway? Isn’t that one of the things we criticize the Family Court for doing? Or do you just think that no lawyer should succeed in defending people accused of drug offences? I would be interested to understand how you saw your post as relevant to this group.

    Comment by Hans Laven — Fri 24th August 2007 @ 8:08 pm

  2. I am not saying guilty anyway, I am saying his fall from grace was considered punishment enough, and had he been convicted of his crimes he wouldn’t ever have been back. As to its relevance it represents the weak kneed mediocrity of feminist thinking that has pervaded other parts of the society such as the education system.

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Sun 26th August 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  3. Eb Leary made alot of money from those who were involved in the Mr Asia drug ring.But I guess he was entitled to represent the devil.

    Comment by rosie — Sun 2nd March 2008 @ 6:45 pm

  4. Bevan,
    I too am not sure how this issue relates to the concerns of MENZ posters and readers.
    I hold no opinion on the matters you allege he is guilty of as I’m not familiar with the case.
    However, you say his return to the bar “represents the weak kneed mediocrity of feminist thinking that has pervaded other parts of the society such as the education system”.
    Whilst I have no respect for feminist thinking myself, I would have thought the very opposite of your conclusion that in fact feminists would relish any opportunity to get HIM debarred for defending people on drug charges.

    Comment by Skeptik — Sat 12th June 2010 @ 1:10 pm

  5. Beven, what are you on about?
    If you think that people accused of drug offenses should not be represetned by clever lawyers then you are entitled to your opinion.

    You appear to be saying this person was cleared of criminal charges but still behaved unethically. However you don’t make that clear. You haven’t given us any information that would make us think he was too unethical to be a lawyer.

    Either way this doesn’t seem to have anything to do with feminsm. Lax ethics were around before feminism. I agree the ethics of lawyers in the family court is scary but Eb Leary does not appear to be involved with the family court so what does his case have to do with MENZ?

    Comment by Dave — Sat 12th June 2010 @ 5:38 pm

  6. Settle down lads, this in an old thread that was started in 2007.

    Comment by golfa — Sat 12th June 2010 @ 7:18 pm

  7. NZ is slowly becoming a police state (faster than you can even blink) because of people who post negative posts like yours. Yeh, lets make everyone guilty before they can defend the charges. You must be from Palmerston North ?????

    Comment by Metal — Wed 25th December 2013 @ 1:50 pm

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