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Lawyer questions motive for alleged beating of black N.Y. teen (USA Today)
A black teenager is claiming four police officers beat him without provocation earlier this month, breaking his left wrist and fracturing his right elbow, and his lawyer is questioning whether race was a factor.
L.A. Attorney named president of California bar (Fox 6 News San Diego)
A Los Angeles attorney and former municipal court judge has been elected president of the California State Bar Association.
Search goes on for bankrupt British lawyer missing at sea (Independent)
The search was continuing last night for a bankrupt international shipping lawyer missing off the coast of the US after his yacht disappeared into stormy waters during his journey to Europe.
A.C.L.U. Warned on Plan to Limit Members' Speech (New York Times)
Officials of the group were told that the New York state attorney general's office had concerns, members said.
Attorney believes jury in perjury case was tainted by former DA (The Bradford Era)
The attorney for the two women convicted of perjury last month believes the jury was tainted when former McKean County District Attorney Michele Alfieri "blurted out" that Becky Lucrezi Olson passed a polygraph test.
3 Egyptian journalists, a lawyer on trial over allegations of election fraud (CNews)
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Three journalists and a lawyer went on trial Sunday on libel charges over publishing a list of judges alleged to have condoned fraud during Egypt's parliamentary elections last year.
Federal prosecutor quits to run as county attorney (Saipan Tribune)
Federal prosecutor Jamie Bowers is leaving the CNMI to run as county attorney in Woodbury County, Iowa. In an interview with Saipan Tribune, Bowers said his last day as an assistant U.S. attorney will be on July 7, 2006.
Mark Green, No Novice, Takes a Turn as an Outsider (New York Times)
In 2001, Mr. Green was the Democratic Party's candidate for mayor; this year, he is taking on that same party, struggling to get on the primary ballot in the race for attorney general.
L.A. Attorney named president of California bar (North County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A Los Angeles attorney and former municipal court judge has been elected president of the California State Bar Association.
N.Y. museum buys controversial Klimt art (AP via Yahoo! News)
An oil and gold-encrusted painting by Gustav Klimt that was the focus of a battle between the Austrian government and the subject's niece was purchased for a record-setting amount by a New York museum, an attorney said Sunday.
Miami lawyer is "case in point" for ethics expert (BizJournals)
Lawyer and author Vince Megna has his own theory of relativity for legal ethics: Lap dancers don't take checks for a reason. And those business ethics are sounder than the ones belonging to some attorneys he knows - particularly one in Miami.
N.Y. museum buys controversial Klimt art (AP via Yahoo! News)
An oil and gold-encrusted painting by Gustav Klimt that was the focus of a battle between the Austrian government and the subject's niece was purchased for a record-setting amount by a New York museum, an attorney said Sunday.
Suspect in lawyer killing was ‘disgruntled client’ (Register-Pajajonian)
Angus Macintyre, 46, was charged Friday in the murder of Santa Cruz lawyer Jay Bloombecker with a .45 caliber handgun, according to a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office press release.
N.Y. Museum Buys Controversial Klimt Art (Washington Post)
LOS ANGELES -- An oil and gold-encrusted painting by Gustav Klimt that was the focus of a battle between the Austrian government and the subject's niece was purchased for a record-setting amount by a New York museum, an attorney said Sunday.
Selma attorney files suit over Wilcox county jail conditions (Selma Times-Journal)
CAMDEN - A civil lawsuit was filed in Wilcox County Circuit Court today against Sheriff Prince Arnold in behalf of a Wilcox County Jail inmate, Alvonzo Johnson, who is charged with alleged drug trafficking. The suit was filed by Selma attorney George E. Jones, Ill, who represents Johnson.
Lawyer Says Fiduciary Rule Restricts Political Activities and Hurts Job Search (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Lawyer Bonnie Kraham, who lost the first round of her challenge to a rule prohibiting political party officials and their law firms from receiving court appointments, is taking her case to the 2nd Circuit.
L.A. Attorney to Head State Bar Association (Los Angeles Times)
A Los Angeles attorney and former municipal court judge has been elected president of the California State Bar Assn.
Attorney: Case decision may affect liberties (Tri-State Media)
PRINCETON-The decision handed down by the Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday upholding a judge's ruling in the state's case against Michael Armstrong may set a bad precedent for individual liberties, said Evansville defense attorney Ivan Arnaez.
Watch U.S. Attorney Yang Describe LAX Arrest of Illegals & LAPD Officials Define "Status": Video News Blog (PR Web)
United States Attorney Debra Yang describes the arrest of 80 airport security workers at Los Angeles International Airport and the reasons why she did not prosecute some of the illegal immigrants who falsely claimed to be U.S. Citizens in a ten minute Full Disclosure Video News Blog. (PRWEB Jun 19, 2006) Trackback URI: (link) TG92ZS1NYWduLVRoaXItU2luZy1JbnNlLVplcm8=
Libel trial begins for journalists and lawyer (Boston Globe)
CAIRO -- Three journalists and a lawyer went on trial yesterday on libel charges over publishing a list of judges alleged to have condoned fraud during Egypt's parliamentary elections last year. If convicted, they face up to two years in prison under an article of the press law that President Hosni Mubarak had promised more than two years ago would ...
Lawyer warns anew against duplication of Arroyo impeach raps (INQ7.net)
A NEW impeachment complaint being prepared by the opposition bloc against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will only duplicate the one filed early this year, according to the lawyer who had filed the first case.
Bankrupt lawyer among Britons missing at sea (Times Online)
A HIGH-LIVING international shipping lawyer who has been struck off and declared bankrupt was among three Britons missing off the coast of America last night after their boat sailed into stormy waters.
Patricia Gail Price -- attorney in case against Denny's (San Francisco Chronicle)
Patricia "Patty" Gail Price, an attorney in the landmark racial discrimination case against Denny's restaurants, died Thursday in her San Leandro home after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 54. During the 1990s, Ms. Price directed the...
Fund board retains lawyer (Saipan Tribune)
Pushed to make a legal move, the NMI Retirement Fund board has decided to retain the services of private lawyer Joseph Camacho.
Watch U.S. Attorney Yang Describe LAX Arrest of Illegals & LAPD Officials Define "Status": Video News Blog (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2006 -- United States Attorney Debra Yang describes the arrest of 80 airport security workers at Los Angeles International Airport and the reasons why she did not prosecute some of the illegal immigrants who falsely claimed to be U.
Lawyer claims client abused (Mississauga News)
Court sources say the lawyer for one of the men charged in an alleged Meadowvale-based terrorism plot is asking a judge to hear what he claims are numerous wrongdoings related to his client's arrest and detention.
Lake Mary attorney disbarred; Ponce Inlet attorney suspended (Orlando Business Journal)
The Florida Supreme Court disbarred a Lake Mary attorney and suspended a Ponce Inlet attorney in recent court orders.
Board recommends one-year suspension for attorney (ABC 7 Chicago)
A state review board has recommended a one-year suspension for Monticello attorney Leonard Keith Hays Junior, who admitted to committing forgery and perjury in his own divorce proceedings.
Young's lawyer fined $150 (CBS Sportsline)
William Swor, a lawyer for Detroit designated hitter Dmitri Young, was fined $150 Monday because Swor didn't appear last week at a hearing for Young's domestic violence case.
Attorney General: Scam Alert For Senior Citizens (WGAL.com)
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Tom Corbett today warned older Pennsylvanians not to release any personal or financial information to callers who say they represent the Social Security Administration and need their personal data to process their required new Social Security card.
Judge orders $150 fine be paid by lawyer for Tigers' Young (Detroit News)
BLOOMFIELD HILLS -- William Swor, a lawyer for Dmitri Young, was fined $150 Monday by a judge upset that Swor didn't appear last week at a hearing in the Detroit Tigers designated hitter's domestic violence case.
3 Egyptian journalists and lawyer go on trial over election fraud (Boston Herald)
CAIRO, Egypt - Three journalists and a lawyer went on trial Sunday on libel charges over publishing a list of judges alleged to have condoned fraud during Egypt's parliamentary elections last year. ...
Lawyer pleads guilty in West Point cadet's death (The Morning Call)
Lawyer Robert Eric Hall pleaded guilty today to five charges in connection with the Nov. 23, 2005 crash in South Whitehall Township that killed a West Point cadet visiting his home for Thanksgiving.
U.S. Coast Guard Stops Search for U.K. Lawyer's Missing Yacht (Bloomberg.com)
June 19 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Coast Guard called off a four-day search late yesterday for a British lawyer and three others who disappeared after making a distress call from their yacht east of Chatham, Massachusetts.
Dmitri Young's Lawyer Fined For Missing Court (ClickOnDetroit)
A judge upset with a lawyer for Detroit Tiger Dmitri Young issues a fine for his failure to appear in court.
Dmitri Young's attorney fined for missing hearing (Detroit Free Press)
The attorney representing Detroit Tiger Dmitri Young was ordered to pay $150 in court costs Monday by a judge upset that he didn’t appear last week at a hearing in Young’s domestic violence case.
Young's Attorney Fined, Tiger Still MIA (Detroit Now)
Monday, the lawyer who represented Tigers slugger Dmitri Young faced a judge, but the baseball star was nowhere to be seen. There was still a warrant for Young’s arrest and when he returns to Michigan, he will face the judge with a new attorney.
Young's lawyer to pay $150 in court costs for no-show (SportingNews.com)
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- A lawyer for Detroit Tigers designated hitter Dmitri Young was ordered to...
Durham District Attorney Has Competition (WSOC-TV 9 Charlotte)
A local Durham lawyer is filing a petition to get on the ballot for the November election, and take the District Attorney position after instances with the current D.A. in the Duke Lacrosse Rape investigation.
Flagler Sheriff Blasts State Attorney Over Jail Investigation (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
Flagler County Sheriff Don Fleming Monday blasted State Attorney John Tanner for his handling of the investigation into alleged incidents in the county jail.
Young's lawyer to pay $150 in court costs for no-show (USA Today)
A lawyer for Detroit Tigers designated hitter Dmitri Young was ordered to pay $150 in court costs Monday after failing to appear at a hearing in the player's domestic violence case. Young also missed the court appearance, and an arrest warrant was issued. If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, Young could face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
New director to over see police memorial fund as attorney general investigates (Frost Illustrated)
INDIANAPOLIS- The Indiana State Police Memorial Foundation's new director is Indianapolis businessman and former City-County Council President Dr. Beurt SerVaas announced Attorney General Steve Carter.
Campaign for Attorney General Underway Again (WKSU Kent State University)
The contest for Ohio Attorney General has been pretty much "on hold" the past several weeks. That's because Republican candidate Betty Montgomery was stricken with Guillan-Barre syndrome, a rare nerve disorder.....and her Democratic opponent Marc Dann suspended his most hard-hitting attacks on her. Now, Montgomery is recovering...and the campaign seems to be resuming. WKSU's Bill Cohen reports.
Sheriff Says State Attorney Unfairly Targeting His Deputies (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Over the past month, eight Flagler County corrections officers have been arrested and charged with prisoner abuse. The sheriff said his department is the target of a witch hunt and he used some very strong words Monday. VIDEO: State Attorney's Daughter Restrained By Deputies
Young's lawyer fined for missed appearance (Sports Illustrated)
A lawyer for Detroit Tigers designated hitter Dmitri Young was ordered to pay $150 in court costs Monday after failing to appear at a hearing in the player's domestic violence case.
Idaho attorney disbarred after felony forgery convictions (The Times-News)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An attorney who pleaded guilty to forgery in Idaho and Washington has been disbarred by the Idaho Supreme Court.
Local attorney disbarred after felony forgery convictions (KXLY-TV Spokane)
BOISE, IDAHO -- Former attorney Virginia Sue Lauver has been disbarred by the Idaho Supreme Court after being convicted of felony forgery in Idaho and Washington.
Lawyer Offers to Handle Robinson Appeal (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- New developments in Father Gerald Robinson's murder case. A local attorney is offering to handle Robinson's appeal for free. John Donahue has been a lawyer for 25 years, mostly in criminal defense.
Flagler Co. Sheriff Speaks Out About State Attorney's Investigation (First Coast News)
By Angela Williams First Coast News FLAGLER COUNTY, FL -- The Police Benevolence Association is sending a letter to Governor Jeb Bush, asking to remove State Attorney John Tanner’s office from the investigation into the Sheriff’s Office.
Idaho attorney disbarred after felony forgery convictions (Fox 12 Oregon)
BOISE, Idaho An attorney has been disbarred by the Idaho Supreme Court after being convicted of felony forgery in Idaho and Washington.