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Attorney: Wettschurack had permission to take county equipment (Journal and Courier)
FOWLER - The dispute between Tippecanoe County and its former emergency management director shouldn't be subject of a criminal case. That was the argument of Steve Wettschurack's attorney this morning in Benton Circuit Court. The jury of five women and one man will begin hearing testimony this afternoon against Wettschurack, who is charged with one Class D felony count of receiving stolen
Attorney defends 'friendly chuck' (Lincoln Journal Star)
A “slap” or a “jestful interaction”? Attorney John Stevens Berry Sr., speaking on behalf of Thomas Gouttierre, said Wednesday the University of Nebraska at Omaha dean “found himself in an awkward situation, not of his making,” at a UNO event in April.
Lawyer Says Rove Won't be Charged in CIA Leak (WTOL News 11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top White House aide Karl Rove has been told by prosecutors he won't be charged with any crimes in the investigation into leak of a CIA officer's identity, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer Ron set to resume training (Thoroughbred Times)
Grade 2 winner Lawyer Ron has been cleared to resume training by Larry Bramlage, D.V.M., who removed bone chips from the colt's right front and right hind fetlocks last month.
Lawyer code of conduct amended (BizJournals)
New York's presiding appellate division justices have voted to amend the Lawyer's Code of Professional Conduct to restrict some advertising and lawyer solicitations.
City Attorney Helps Paralyzed Teen Get Special Van (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Thanks to some help from the city attorney’s office, a 16-year-old boy who was paralyzed when a stray bullet hit him during a gang-related shooting two years ago Thursday got the keys to a specially converted van.
Lawyer Facing Prison Term For Theft From Clients (NBC 30 Connecticut)
A former city lawyer faces seven years in prison after pleading no contest to charges that he stole $2.2 million from clients of the family law firm.
Lawyer confident of UK action on Hicks (Sydney Morning Herald)
A lawyer for David Hicks is confident the plight of the Australian terrorist suspect will spur the British government to press for his release from the US' Guantanamo Bay prison.
Noted attorney labeled sex offender (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A year ago, he was a noted Cincinnati defense attorney. Today, J. Robert Andrews is a convicted felon and sex offender.
Lawyer aims to suppress suspect's remarks (AP via Yahoo! News)
Investigators preyed on a Georgia Tech student's devotion to Islam during a terrorism probe and then reneged on a promise not to arrest him if he told the truth, the suspect's lawyer said in court papers Thursday.
Mother & Lawyer Accused Of Helping Inmates Escape (News 8 San Diego)
Nearly two months after three inmates escaped from the George Bailey Detention Facility, a lawyer and mother of one of the escapees are being accused of aiding them.
Lawyer Ron Ready for Return to Training (BloodHorse)
(from Churchill Downs notes) Arkansas Derby (gr. II) winner Lawyer Ron has been given the okay to return to training at the barn of veteran Robert Holthus on Friday after surgery following a disappointing run in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
New city attorney (KTVA)
A new city attorney was announced Wednesday by Mayor Begich. His name is Jim Reeves and he will replace a retiring Fred Boness. Reeves is currently a partner at the Dorsey and Whitney firm. He expects to begin his role sometime late summer.
Swedish lawyer to speak on effect of smacking ban (Scoop.co.nz)
Swedish lawyer Ruby Harrold-Claesson, coming to New Zealand next month, will be the most qualified person ever to speak in New Zealand on the effect of Sweden's smacking ban on that country's social fabric.
High profile lawyer charged with stealing (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Tasmanian police say investigations into high profile lawyer John Avery are continuing. Avery rose to national prominence in the 1990s representing Port Arthur gunman Martin Bryant.
The first thrust and parry in attorney general's race (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
The first real fireworks in the state attorney general's race went off Thursday with a charge of a potential conflict-of-interest. Republican candidate Jeff Johnson, a state representative from Plymouth, said that DFL candidate Matt Entenza, a state representative from St. Paul, needs to explain how he would avoid a conflict over his wife's status as a top executive for a UnitedHealth Group
Lawyer sues Yell over order of adverts (Financial Times)
Yell, owner of Yellow Pages, is being sued for misrepresentation and breach of contract by a personal injury lawyer who alleges the directory runs a secret coding system that influences the order of advertisements.
Former Orange Beach mayor, attorney accused of hiding assets (WTVM 9)
MOBILE, Ala. New federal charges in Mobile against former Orange Beach Mayor Steve Russo. He's accused of conspiring with his wife and city attorney Larry Sutley to hide assets from investigators to prevent the government from seizing it.
Attorney defends Bible distribution (Summit Daily News)
FRISCO - Debate about the distribution of New Testaments by the Gideons in the middle and high schools continued Wednesday night when the Summit School District's attorney presented his legal opinion of the matter at the Board of Education meeting.
Attorney dreams of owning old Town Hall (The MetroWest Daily News)
NORTHBOROUGH -- Attorney Chris Senie has high hopes for the old Town Hall. The Westborough resident, whose law practice has been on the second floor of the 4 West Main St. building for three years, ultimately wants to purchase the property.
Lacrosse lawyer wants apology for poster (The Herald-Sun)
Lawyer Alex Charns unleashed a second salvo this week in what he calls his "poster war," demanding a public police apology for a March placard that sought help in solving the Duke University lacrosse rape case.
Top Hong Kong lawyer jailed in press leak case (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent Hong Kong lawyer has been jailed after being convicted of attempting to leak the identity of a witness in a protection programme to the media.
Top Hong Kong lawyer jailed in press leak case (AFP via Yahoo!7 News)
HONG KONG (AFP) - A prominent Hong Kong lawyer has been jailed after being convicted of attempting to leak the identity of a witness in a protection programme to the media.
Aussie lawyer jailed in press-leak case (Herald Sun)
AN Australian lawyer has been jailed in Hong Kong after being convicted of attempting to leak the identity of a witness in a protection program to the media.
Office of Attorney Ethics releases annual report on 'good lawyers gone bad' (The Star-Ledger)
A deputy attorney general was suspended after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.
Lawyer lies, loses license (Miami Herald)
The Florida Supreme Court has disbarred longtime Broward lawyer Barney John ''B.J.'' Cummins for stealing thousands of dollars from clients and lying to cover it up.
Lawyer had child rape fantasies: court (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A high profile Sydney lawyer who allegedly fantasised about raping children and animals has been refused bail after appearing in court.
Senate committee approves U.S. attorney nominee (The Burlington Free Press)
MONTPELIER -- A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday unanimously approved President Bush's nomination of Thomas Anderson to move up from an assistant's post to the top job in the U.S. Attorney's Office for Vermont.
Lawyer had child rape fantasies: court (Sydney Morning Herald)
A high profile Sydney lawyer who allegedly fantasised about raping children and animals has been refused bail after arranging to have sex with an undercover police woman posing as a 15-year-old girl.
Attorney General: Plainfield trustees violated act twice (The Bolingbrook Sun)
Plainfield village trustees violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act twice last June by discussing a trustee appointment and a joint letter to the editor of a local newspaper in closed session and by calling an emergency meeting to deal with the resignation of a village administrator, the attorney general's office has found.
Shaker Heights attorney's law license suspended (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus-The Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday indefinitely suspended the law license of Shaker Heights attorney Renee Scott-Chestang for multiple instances of professional misconduct involving neglect of client matters.
Court date set for former district attorney charged in abuse case (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
A July 13 initial appearance has been set in Kewaunee County Circuit Court for former District Attorney Jevon Jaconi, who is charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic abuse disorderly conduct.
Australian lawyer imprisoned (Brisbane Courier Mail)
AN Australian lawyer has been jailed in Hong Kong after being convicted of attempting to leak the identity of a witness in a protection program to the media.
Former Attorney General Janet Reno Provides Insight Into Government Expectations of Corporate Counsel (SYS-CON Media)
Guidance Software, the world leader in computer investigations, brought Chicago's top corporate legal minds together on Tuesday night to discuss compliance and government expectations of corporate counsel with former Attorney General Janet Reno. The executive dinner, hosted at the Drake Hotel, also showcased best practices and tools which mitigate regulatory risks and dramatically reduce the
Lawyer Ron ready to return to training (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Lawyer Ron has been cleared to return to training. The Arkansas Derby winner had surgery to remove a small chip from his right hind leg after a disappointing run in the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Bob Holthus said Dr. Larry Bramlage, who performed the surgery, gave the colt the OK after a thorough look Tuesday.
Convicted lawyer files suit claiming TV news slandered him (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA - A veteran Tampa lawyer serving prison time for having sex with a 14-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit accusing a local television news station of slandering him during its coverage of his trial.
Office of the Attorney-General decides to send Thai Rak Thai case back to EC (The Nation)
A special committee of the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) resolved Friday to send back the report of election fraud against the Thai Rak Thai Party back to the Election Commission.
Former client says he killed attorney (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
LIVE OAK — A disgruntled client told sheriff's deputies Thursday afternoon that he killed his former attorney at a Live Oak law office Wednesday night, the victim's girlfriend said.
Attorney says FBI lied to terror suspect (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Six statements by a Georgia Tech student arrested on terrorism-related charges should be thrown out because of false promises and implied threats from investigators, the man's attorney said in court filings Thursday. Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, talked to FBI agents after being told he would not be arrested if he cooperated. Ahmed did talk — six interviews over a week's time — and then was arrested, his
DLA Piper raids Orrick Italy for six-lawyer team (The Lawyer)
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has raided Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Milan office, scooping a six-lawyer team as part of a nation-wide recruitment push.
Lawyer code of conduct amended (Albany Business Journal)
New York's presiding appellate division justices have voted to amend the Lawyer's Code of Professional Conduct to restrict some advertising and lawyer solicitations.
Crook was district attorney for 24 years (Capital Weekly)
AUGUSTA — David Crook figures his 24 years building the Kennebec-Somerset District Attorney’s Office into a professional operation gives him plenty of worthwhile experience to be Kennebec County treasurer.
Bar suspends attorney 30 days (Orlando Sentinel)
A Ponce Inlet attorney was suspended from practicing law for 30 days after an investigation found he had abandoned his practice and misappropriated legal fees for his own use, The Florida Bar announced Thursday.
Belknap County attorney joining attorney general's office (WCAX 3)
LACONIA, N.H. The prosecutor in (New Hampshire's) Belknap County is resigning to join the state attorney general's office.
Attorney sentenced to two years in Bielinski fraud case (Gazette Extra Sports)
MILWAUKEE - An attorney has been sentenced to two years in prison and has agreed to pay $4.2 million in restitution and damages for his role in a scam to defraud a home-building company.
Outside attorney may handle EPA complaint (Palo Alto Weekly)
The East Palo Alto City Council will meet in closed session at 6 p.m. Tuesday to consider hiring an outside attorney to deal with a personnel complaint filed against the city, City Attorney Michael Lawson said.
District Attorney's statements, documents on rape case differ (Albuquerque Tribune)
In the early days of the Duke lacrosse rape case, Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's public statements appear to have contradicted certain facts in his own files.
Pirro, Cuomo spar over his ‘non-practicing attorney’ status (Legislative Gazette)
Attorney general candidate Jeanine Pirro took to the headquarters of one of her possible Democratic opponents last Wednesday in an attempt to draw attention to the fact that, by his own admission, he is a “non-practicing” attorney.
Fifteen-year-old charged in terror plot from good family, says lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
BRAMPTON, Ont. (CP) - The lawyer for a 15-year-old boy who is one of 17 people charged in an alleged terrorist plot says he's just a scared kid from a good family.
Lawyer 'wanted to rape children and animals' (Sydney Morning Herald)
A high profile Sydney lawyer who allegedly fantasised about raping children and animals has been refused bail after arranging to have sex with an undercover police woman posing as a 15-year-old girl. -