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A Sydney lawyer and former anti-drugs campaigner
In a Court of Appeal Supreme Court judgment, Justice Paul Brereton said the case “bears the hallmarks of tragedy,” that such a high-achiever could fall so far.
The Council of the Law Society of NSW sought to have Parente removed from the
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The court heard, Parente was a young man of considerable academic ability, a school dux and held in such high regard by his colleagues he was elected to professional
“[He] was commended by a prime minister and a
His slide into drugs was blamed on the breakdown of a relationship and the pressures of work which led to, “depression, experimentation with and then addiction to the drugs he had so despised, and finally to engaging in small scale dealing to sustain his habit,” the judge said.
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Although not every conviction that results in a prison sentence means a person is “incompatible with membership of the profession”, Parente’s conduct impacted the wider community and put his clients at risk, the court found.
“While his misconduct was not in the course of the practice of law, it was not without impact on others; not only did his performance deteriorate, involving at least risk to his clients,” Justice Brereton said.
The court ordered Parente be removed from the roll, but said the matter was not a “conclusion [which] should be regarded as foreclosing” if he turns his life around.
Disqualified learner could be jailed over father’s death.
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