Discussion in 'Jaycee Lee Dugard' started by MBK, Sep 24, 2009.
McGregor Scott quoted in earlier UPI article from September 4, 2009
More here: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/09/04/Garrido-accused-of-several-assaults/UPI-99421252079468/
And from a Fox News story on August 28th, 2009:
So, first McGregor scott is helping the El Dorado County District Attorney's office with press inquiries, and NOW he's Jaycee Lee Dugard's lawyer.
McGregor Scott interviewed on CBS News Early Show
Nothing like inserting yourself into a famous case to make a name for yourself...
It's actually been reported that Terry made contact with him first, and he, in turn, offered to work pro bono. I could be wrong, but he doesn't seem so bad to me. The Dugard family obviously needs legal counsel, you have a better suggestion? Or would any attorney that represents them be cast in the same light? Why is everyone so jaded that they can't try to see that not all people are in this for unsavory reasons? Not everyone is up to no good, some people actually do good deeds for other people. I know opinions of lawyers aren't so great, but they do need an attorney, so....
he's working for them 'pro bono' at least. hes not soaking money from them directly. any money he gets will be elsewhere............and i have no doubt he'll do his job for them
The only concern I have is to ask if there is any potential conflict of interest. That said, I can't see an attorney of his caliber inserting himself into the situation without analyzing every detail of his actions and making sure there wasn't a problem if he represented JC and her family.
Other than that I would think Terry knew they needed to get an attorney, sought out recommendations, and took this attorney up on his offer to represent them.
unless he becomes there attorney to sue local police or something i dont see a conflict.
i hope he handles this bio-dad nonsense though
The reward he'll get is having his face plastered all over TV. Free advertising for his services, for later clients who will pay.
I just listened to a radio interview with him and he said the Jaycee will cooperate with authorities 100%. He also said the family would like people to focus on other missing children instead of Jaycee. he said that in a good way but I am typing it shorter LOL.
Lol, that isnt going to happen, the story is too compelling, the case too unusual. As long as there is mystery and drama, the spotlight is going to be on them.
as long as he's not soaking them for money he can get whatever publicity he wants. unlike the witch thats representing slayton
i dont know why but im drawn to this case more then anythignelse. though i have posted in a couple of other forums here. carl being unjustly villified for 20 years reminds me of how i personally tried to help exonerate someone of the same thing a few years ago. jaycee's lack of a father (and father figure) for most of her early years reminds me of my own personal loss in that regard. and on top of that it's just an incredible story with an ending no one saw coming........its just too compelling for people to stay away or go on to somethingelse, you know?
The fact that he had offered to help out in the DA's office is probably why his name came up.
Working in the DA's office for free showed his interest in the case and his desire to help. It showed his willingness to work pro bono. And his name would have been on the tip of their tongue as soon as it became known that Jaycee and family needed an attorney. So if the family expressed a desire, he would have been the first thought of. It is also possible that one of the family had to go to the office for something and during an introduction he may have offered to help "if there is anything I can do." That is a very common thing to offer someone in tragic or tense situations. And whoever he made the offer to may have taken him up on it.
I don't think that it means anything bad. It is something that I wish more attorneys and politians would do. Many of them talk a lot about their "service to their community" but I would like to see some of them doing it for free.
Helping out with a case that very convienently happened to be a high profile one. I bet there were a horde of lawyers hanging out hoping to offer help to both sides of the case.
Maybe I'm just a cynic :angel:
I understand the cynicism, but you're totally wrong here. Orrick is one of the best, most prestigious law firms in the United States. I'll pull up the ranking, but it's in the top 100 in the whole U.S.
He is absolutely not doing it for the money or fame. This firm represents top companies, banks, etc. 1st year lawyer salary is $160,000. Partners make over $1 million a year. Also, firms like Orrick don't ALLOW attorney advertising.
And their billing rates are over $700 an hour. HOUR. And firms like these don't just take clients who call. There are extensive conflict checks, etc.
I really, really think this guy just genuinely wants to help.
I think we all agree that JC and family need an attorney for this case.
Somebody has to do it, he is good.
Inserting yourself and representing a sef serving or nasty person that is one thing,
but defending an angel and family is not inserting yourself. It is a good deed.
I GUESS if you were an attorney and you got a call from good
people that just happen to also be a high profile case; you may say
"OH no this is high profile, cant do this"
It is an honor to help this family, I wish I could do something for them.
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