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It's serious if an attorney lawyers up (Denver Post)
Denver criminal defense attorney Gary Lozow represented the parents of Dylan Klebold after the Columbine massacre - and telecom executive Marc Weisberg in the Qwest scandal. Now, in yet another high-profile case, Lozow has an attorney of his own.
Second attorney sought for massacre suspect (The Monitor)
EDINBURG - The judge presiding over the trial of Roberto Cantu is having a hard time appointing an attorney to represent Cantu, the fifth man who will stand trial for the 2003 Edinburg massacre....
Walton Russell, Mandan attorney, businessman, dies (Bismarck Tribune)
Mandan attorney and businessman Walton Russell set a tremendous example to his children growing up, said his son, Walton Russell Jr. Russell, a member of the longtime Mandan family that founded what is now Cloverdale Foods, died Sunday in Bismarck. He was 96.
Attorney reports threatening call (The Monterey County Herald)
A tape recording in the hands of the FBI features a threatening telephone call in which a private investigator indicted in a wiretapping scandal warns an attorney that one of his clients must repay a loan from the president of Universal Studios, a newspaper reported Saturday.
TACOMA: Defense attorney in sex case plans to seek emergency hearing (Tacoma News Tribune)
Defense attorney Michael Schwartz plans to seek an emergency hearing with the Washington State Court of Appeals this morning in hopes of getting the trial of Stanley Scott Sadler postponed.
Dr Patel living a nightmare: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
The lawyer for the fugitive surgeon dubbed Dr Death says the legal backlash has been 'a nightmare' for his client. -
District Attorney says he never suspected Walker (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Brazos County's top prosecutor took on a different role than usual Monday - that of witness - as the Attorney General's Office began laying out an embezzlement case against his longtime employee. Queen Ester Walker, 63, was a highly respected worker on whom young prosecutors often relied for institutional knowledge about the county, District Attorney Bill Turner testified during the first day
U.S. posts patent attorney in India (EE Times)
BANGALORE, India — A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office attorney will reportedly be posted to the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi as an intellectual property rights attaché.
Ask our lawyer: Getting hitched (Expatica)
Expatica's resident lawyer Csilla Ivanyi answers questions on marriage and citizenship - including one from a man who changed his citizenship four times.
49ers in-house lawyer to leave the team (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal)
The San Francisco 49ers' top lawyer is going to go it alone.
First lawyer admitted to bar in Fort (Fort Saskatchewan Record)
Fort Saskatchewan Record — Terri-Lynn McLaughlin made history Friday becoming the first lawyer admitted to the bar in Fort Saskatchewan. In a ceremony at the Provincial Courthouse McLaughlin was sworn into the Alberta Law Society by Judge Doug Rae in front of a crowd of family and friends.
Fil-American lawyer named to important White House post (Manila Bulletin)
A Filipino-American lawyer was recently appointed as Associate Director on Disabilities of the White House Domestic Policy Council in the Executive Office of President George W. Bush, the highest designated person with disability in the US federal government today.
Roger Bentley's Attorney Asks For New Trial (KWWL-TV Iowa City)
Roger Bentley's attorney says a judge should reconsider giving him a new trial amid allegations of juror misconduct. Bentley was convicted of kidnapping and killing 10 year old Jetseta Gage last year. Bentley has appealed the verdict to the Iowa Supreme Court.
Police hand file to city attorney over Carlisle school workout (WREG-TV Memphis)
CARLISLE, Ark. Carlisle police say they have completed their investigation of a junior high school gym workout that landed three students in a hospital. The file was handed to the city attorney, who will decide whether to file charges.
KPMG cut off legal fees for executive: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for KPMG told a judge on Tuesday that the accounting firm stopped paying legal and consulting fees to its former deputy chairman as part of an effort to convince prosecutors it was cooperating with their investigation into questionable tax shelters.
KPMG cut off legal fees for executive: lawyer (Washington Post)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for KPMG told a judge on Tuesday that the accounting firm stopped paying legal and consulting fees to its former deputy chairman as part of an effort to convince prosecutors it was cooperating with their investigation into questionable tax shelters.
McCollum Gets Police Union Nod For Attorney General (Local6.com Central Florida)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Former U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum formally announced his candidacy for Florida attorney general Tuesday with an endorsement from the Fraternal Order of Police.
Lawyer: Deputies want what is ‘fair' (Benton Courier)
The lawyer representing deputies and other employees of the Saline County Sheriff's Department said during opening statements Tuesday afternoon that the plaintiffs are “simply asking (the jury) to be fair and pay them compensation they are entitled to by law.”
Prosecutor Bids For Attorney General's Seat (The WBAL Channel)
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The day following the attorney general's announcement that he will not seek a sixth term, a local prosecutor vies for the job.
City attorney: council needs vacancy before replacement (Benton Courier)
Benton City Attorney Sam Ed Gibson said today that “the statute says what it says” in regard to a state law governing what a city council may do when a vacancy occurs.
Benton attorney found dead at home: Hardin, 55, was former prosecutor (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Joe Kelly Hardin, a former prosecutor, was found dead at his residence on Monday. He was 55. Saline County sheriff's Capt. Jason Massey said it appears that Hardin died of natural causes.
Lawyer Ron probably out of Preakness (Thoroughbred Times)
Arkansas Derby (G2) winner Lawyer Ron will probably miss the Preakness Stakes (G2) on May 20 after the detection of inflammation in his right hind ankle.
Attorney gets 97-day jail sentence (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Jerry Stewart was sentenced to 97 days in jail on Thursday in Saline County Circuit Court for second- and third-offense driving while intoxicated.
Lawyer says park owner treated unfairly: Numerous code violations cited at mobile home park (Benton Courier)
The lawyer for L.J. Buffington, owner of Buffington Mobile Home Park, told Benton City Council members that he believes Buffington was treated unfairly by the city's code enforcement officers.
Benton attorney shows up at trial legally drunk (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Jerry Stewart was cited for contempt and jailed Monday after showing up legally drunk for a bench trial in Saline County Circuit Court.
State GOP leaders back Rolle for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Frederick Co. state's attorney seeks to replace Curran Frederick County State's Attorney Scott L. Rolle, a conservative Republican who personally prosecuted one of the state's most notorious child sex abusers, announced his candidacy for state attorney general today flanked by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Lt. Gov. Michael Steele in a show of GOP solidarity.
Burlington attorney named board chair of CVPS (Boston Globe)
Burlington attorney Mary Alice McKenzie is the new chair of the board of the state's largest electric utility, the Central Vermont Public Service Corp.
Lawyer Ron likely out of Preakness (Baltimore Sun)
A slight ankle injury is expected to keep the horse out Lawyer Ron has a slight ankle injury and is unlikely to challenge Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness.
Lawyer Ron Likely Out of Preakness (ABC News)
Lawyer Ron Likely Out of Preakness, Barbaro Thriving at Maryland Home
Lawyer Ron likely out of Preakness (Fox Sports)
Lawyer Ron has a slight ankle injury and is unlikely to challenge Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness. "Looks like we probably aren't going to come," trainer Bob Holthus said Tuesday from Churchill Downs, where Lawyer Ron finished a disappointing 12th in Saturday's Derby. "We looked at the X-rays and saw some inflammation in the right hind ankle. Unless something good happens before
Lawyer Ron Likely Out of Preakness (AP via Yahoo! News)
Lawyer Ron has a slight ankle injury and is unlikely to challenge Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness.
Lawyer Ron likely out of Preakness (OregonLive.com)
(AP) — Lawyer Ron has a slight ankle injury and is unlikely to challenge Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness. "Looks like we probably aren't going to come," trainer Bob Holthus said Tuesday from Churchill Downs, where Lawyer Ron finished a disappointing 12th in Saturday's Derby.
Lawyer Outlines Recourse for Aggrieved Workers (Arab News)
JEDDAH, 10 May 2006 — When two banks merge operations and lay off workers, what can the workers do about it? As one lawyer who specializes in labor issues points out: You take your employers to court. And this right, he says, is given equally to expatriates and Saudis alike.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Arrests Detroit Internet Sexual Predator (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Mike Cox announced today the arrest of Edward Mitchell Mulak II for possession of child pornography.
Attorney general argues for limits on scope of exit exam lawsuit (San Francisco Chronicle)
The attorney general's office argued in court Tuesday that a judge's inclination to prohibit California's high school exit exam from taking effect this year should apply only to the students who filed the lawsuit, not the thousands who failed to pass....
ADA attorney says he will no longer send warning letters (North County Times)
The San Diego attorney known for filing hundreds of lawsuits to get access for the disabled announced Monday morning that he will end his practice of sending shop owners a warning letter and an offer to avoid court ---- and simply file suit instead.
Jones gets verdict for attorney (Wise County Messenger)
District Attorney Jana Jones didn’t mince any words Monday in demanding another attorney for her office from Wise County commissioners. “Well, I’m back,” Jones said, sitting down at the table with the county’s leaders in the third-floor jury room.
Derby deal: Lawyer Ron sold in silks (The Wichita Eagle)
Lawyer Ron was sold Thursday but will race in the Kentucky Derby and thereafter in the blue and white silks of his late owner. The executor of the late owner's estate said the horse sold for considerably more than the last Derby contender to be bought in the days before the race. War Emblem sold for $900,000 less than four weeks before winning the 2002 Derby.
Ivy League lawyer elected Newark mayor (UPI)
NEWARK, N.J., May 9 (UPI) -- Cory Booker, an Oxford-educated lawyer who grew up in a New Jersey suburb, was elected mayor of the state's largest city Tuesday.
Claims of Inappropriate Touch Move to District Attorney's Office (KCBD-TV)
The Lubbock County District Attorney's office is now investigating whether a massage therapist inappropriately touched two women. NewsChannel 11 first told you about the claim last week when Texas Tech police started their investigation.
Attorney General Argues for Exit Exam Limit (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - At the urging of state officials, a judge delayed a decision Tuesday about whether to suspend California's high school exit exam for this year's senior class. The decision came after the attorney general's office argued that the case should apply only to the students who filed a lawsuit and not the thousands who have failed the test. Alameda County Superior Court Judge
Attorney general says decision coming on Soeharto status (The Jakarta Post)
Attorney General Rahman Saleh vowed Tuesday to make a final decision soon to determine whether former president Soeharto is medically fit to stand trial for graft offenses.
Tobacco-trial Lawyer 'Poster Child' for Katrina Insurance (Insurance Journal)
A private jet is waiting for Richard Scruggs, but first the millionaire lawyer wants to squeeze in a quick lunch. Smiles and nods greet him as he walks into Lu-Cher Doe's Diner, a soul food restauran
Attorney delivers outdated Sounds plans to Sports Authority (Nashville City Paper)
Eyebrows raised in anticipation Tuesday when an attorney for the Nashville Sounds presented to a committee of the Nashville Sports Authority what he said was a draft master plan for the site of the new Sounds stadium and an accompanying residential development.
Attorney delivers outdated Sounds plans to Sports Authority (Nashville City Paper)
Eyebrows raised in anticipation Tuesday when an attorney for the Nashville Sounds presented to a committee of the Nashville Sports Authority what he said was a draft master plan for the site of the new Sounds stadium and an accompanying residential development.
Lawyer Ron likely to skip Preakness (USA Today)
Lawyer Ron, who finished a disappointing 12th in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, will skip the Preakness Stakes with a leg injury. Trainer Bob Holthus said an X-ray revealed some inflammation in the colt's right hind ankle, and he likely won't send his horse to Pimlico for the second leg of the Triple Crown on May 20.
Lawyer Ron likely to skip Preakness (USA Today)
"Looks like we probably aren't going to come," trainer Bob Holthus said Tuesday from Churchill Downs, where Lawyer Ron finished a disappointing 12th in Saturday's Derby.
Sparta attorney in pretrial program (The Star-Ledger)
The state Attorney General's Office has agreed to a probationary program for a Sparta attorney charged with possessing child pornography on his home computer, authorities said yesterday during a hearing in Superior Court in Newton.
Lawyer Ron Looks Doubtful for Preakness (Los Angeles Times)
Lawyer Ron, 12th in the Kentucky Derby after being one of the early favorites, is doubtful for the Preakness Stakes because of inflammation in his right hind ankle.
Rolle announces bid for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Ehrlich urges support for GOP prosecutor Flanked by the governor and lieutenant governor, Frederick County State's Attorney Scott L. Rolle announced his campaign for Maryland attorney general yesterday with a promise "to declare war on gangs" and abolish parole for violent criminals.