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Petition Deadline Looms For Durham District Attorney Hopefuls (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
Two men hoping to get on the November ballot for Durham County's district attorney race have until Friday to collect about 6,300 signatures.
Saddam finds champion in Shi'ite lawyer (The Scotsman)
BY RIGHTS, she should be seeking Saddam Hussein's head. But Bushra Khalil, a swaggering lawyer from Beirut's predominantly Shi'ite south, is one of the most strident defenders of the former Iraqi dictator.
Hussein Thinks He Will Get Death Penalty but Sees an Escape Hatch, Lawyer Says (New York Times)
Saddam Hussein believes he will be asked by the U.S. to help tamp down Iraq's insurgency, and might again become President.
Probe Into Killing Of Saddam's Defence Lawyer (Scoop.co.nz)
A United Nations expert on human rights and legal systems today called on the Iraqi Government to launch an independent investigation into the killing of a lawyer working for the defence team of former President Saddam Hussein.
New U.S. Attorney for Vermont (WCAX 3)
Vermont has a new U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed veteran federal prosecutor Thomas Anderson. Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, nominated Anderson to fill the spot left open by Peter Hall, who became a federal judge.
Court overturns removal of lawyer in estate fight (The Charleston Gazette)
The children of a prominent West Virginia family had their successful effort to remove a Charleston lawyer as administrator of their mother’s estate and trust overturned by the state Supreme Court.
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.
Attorney general's daugther returns from deployment in Iraq (WAVY 10)
NORFOLK, Va. State Attorney General Bob McDonnell welcomed home his daughter today from military deployment in Iraq.
Mayor, attorney dating (Deseret Morning News)
Dating can be messy especially if you're a city attorney dating the mayor.
New U.S. Attorney for Vermont (WCAX 3)
Vermont has a new U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed veteran federal prosecutor Thomas Anderson. Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, nominated Anderson to fill the spot left open by Peter Hall, who became a federal judge.
Senate confirms new U.S. attorney (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
MONTPELIER -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Vermont's new United States attorney. ... - Staff Report The Associated Press The Associated Press
Saddam clings to hope US will enlist his aid: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein is certain his trial for crimes against humanity will result in the death penalty, but clings to the hope that Washington will use the sentence as leverage to enlist his aid to tamp down the insurgency in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
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.
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.
District attorney's race highlights women in top jobs (Contra Costa Times)
In an area known for its women in power positions, Santa Clara County is set to elect its first female district attorney. Still to come are the first female police and fire chiefs for the Bay Area's largest city -- milestones San Francisco achieved more than two years ago.
District attorney's race highlights women in top jobs (Contra Costa Times)
In an area known for its women in power positions, Santa Clara County is set to elect its first female district attorney. Still to come are the first female police and fire chiefs for the Bay Area's largest city -- milestones San Francisco achieved more than two years ago.
Lawyer encourages legislators to fight for property rights (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
By DAN GEARINO, Courier Des Moines Bureau DES MOINES --- The lawyer who lost a landmark property rights case visited Iowa on Friday pressuring legislators to override Gov. Tom Vilsack's veto of a related bill.
A third defense lawyer for Saddam is murdered (NorthJersey.com)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the shooting death of an attorney on the ousted Iraqi leader's defense team, their chief lawyer said -- the third such killing in the 8-month-old trial.
New U.S. Attorney for Vermont (WCAX 3)
Vermont has a new U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed veteran federal prosecutor Thomas Anderson. Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, nominated Anderson to fill the spot left open by Peter Hall, who became a federal judge.
NRM to seek Attorney General’s advice on local council elections (The Monitor)
THE National Resistance Movement party will seek the Attorney General’s position on inconsistencies within the law concerning local elections vis-à-vis public servants.
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.
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: Saddam says U.S. will come begging for his help to quell Iraq's violence (Brandon Sun)
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Saddam Hussein believes the United States will have to seek his help to quell the bloody insurgency in Iraq and open the way for U.S. forces to withdraw, his chief lawyer said Sunday.
Lawyer: Saddam says U.S. will come begging for his help to quell Iraq's violence (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Saddam Hussein believes the United States will have to seek his help to quell the bloody insurgency in Iraq and open the way for U.S. forces to withdraw, his chief lawyer said Sunday.
Lawyer: Saddam says U.S. will come begging for his help to quell Iraq's violence (CNews)
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Saddam Hussein believes the United States will have to seek his help to quell the bloody insurgency in Iraq and open the way for U.S. forces to withdraw, his chief lawyer said Sunday.
Lawyer: Saddam Believes U.S. Needs His Help (NBC 5 Chicago)
AMMAN, Jordan -- Saddam Hussein believes the United States will have to seek his help to quell the bloody insurgency in Iraq and open the way for U.S. forces to withdraw, his chief lawyer said Sunday.
Tanner's Grandsons Arrested In Central Florida (WKMG Local6.com via Yahoo! News)
Two grandsons of state Attorney John Tanner were arrested in Flagler County, according to Local 6 News.
State Attorney's Two Grandsons Behind Bars in St. Johns County (First Coast News)
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL -- It all stemmed from an investigation surrounding surveillance tape showing the daughter of State Attorney John Tanner. The video shows Lisa Tanner being wrestled into a restraint chair earlier this year.
Lawyer: Saddam believes U.S. will need his help to quell Iraq's violence (KTRE-TV East Texas)
AMMAN, Jordan The head of Saddam Hussein's defense team says the former Iraqi dictator believes the U-S will have to seek his help to quell the bloody insurgency in Iraq.
PE lawyer Westra finds management buyout a gas (BizJournals)
Several years after birthing the local office of law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, a private equity powerhouse, local corporate and private equity lawyer Jim Westra orchestrated what is believed to be one of the largest management buyouts in history.
New cross exam: What makes a good lawyer? (BizJournals)
Personality attributes and life skills rather than LSAT scores and law school grades may be what determine the makeup of a good lawyer, according to legal hiring professionals and UC-Berkeley researchers.
Saddam believes U.S. will ask for his help, his lawyer says (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
AMMAN, JORDAN — Saddam Hussein believes the United States will have to seek his help to quell the bloody insurgency in Iraq and open the way for U.S. forces to withdraw, his chief lawyer said Sunday.
US 'domestic terrorists' appear in court over skyscraper attack plot (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has warned that "domestic terrorists" could become as big a threat as Al-Qaeda, as seven men appeared in court accused of a plot to blow up the tallest building in the United States.
Lawyer Zichroni: Substitute Assassinations With Abductions (Israel National News)
(IsraelNN.com) Lawyer Amnon Zichroni, who has dealt with the kidnapping of soldiers in the past, has called for a change in army policy.
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.
Attorney Faces Charges in Taylor Behl Case (About.com)
An attorney representing the mother of slain Virginia Commonwealth University student Taylor Behl has been found guilty of "ethical misconduct" because of statements he made to the press after...
Crockett attorney has criminal record (San Angelo Standard-Times)
OZONA - When Crockett County commissioners appointed Steve Taliaferro last month to serve as county attorney, they didn't know he had pleaded guilty seven years earlier to assault charges in Missouri and served a two-year probated sentence.
Valley-raised attorney gets national award (The Monitor)
AUSTIN - A Brownsville-raised attorney has received a national award for his work in immigration law....
Attorney General campaigns in "home town" of Springfield (WRGB)
(Springfield, MASS - AP) - State attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Tom Reilly returned to the city he grew up in for a campaign rally.
Cops offer lawyer protection (Calgary Sun)
Fear of retaliation by gangsters in connection with a hall party shooting has Calgary cops fearing for the safety of the lawyer for a man charged in the case.
Attorney general's daugther returns from deployment in Iraq (WAVY 10)
NORFOLK, Va. State Attorney General Bob McDonnell welcomed home his daughter today from military deployment in Iraq.
Lawyer encourages legislators to fight for property rights (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
By DAN GEARINO, Courier Des Moines Bureau DES MOINES --- The lawyer who lost a landmark property rights case visited Iowa on Friday pressuring legislators to override Gov. Tom Vilsack's veto of a related bill.
Lawyer: Saddam Believes U.S. Needs His Help (The Boston Channel)
AMMAN, Jordan -- Saddam Hussein believes the United States will have to seek his help to quell the bloody insurgency in Iraq and open the way for U.S. forces to withdraw, his chief lawyer said Sunday.
Lawyer founded major D.C. firm (Miami Herald)
Thomas F. Shannon, an international trade lawyer and co-founder of a Washington law firm that bears his name, died of melanoma June 23 at his home in Washington. He was 79.
Exclusive Interview Reveals Stephen Yagman, Notorious Civil Rights Attorney (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2006 -- Civil Rights Attorney Stephen Yagman is featured in a controversial eight minute Internet video on the Full Disclosure Network™ where he uses vivid, colorful and even profane language while taking on the entire justice system.
State Attorney's Two Grandsons Behind Bars in St. Johns County (First Coast News)
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL -- It all stemmed from an investigation surrounding surveillance tape showing the daughter of State Attorney John Tanner. The video shows Lisa Tanner being wrestled into a restraint chair earlier this year.
Thaksin holds meeting of police chief, attorney-general, intelligence chief (The Nation)
Caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Monday called a meeting of the police chief, attorney-general and the chief of the National Intelligence Bureau.
Attorney General Warns Vets of Scam (KFYR)
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says veterans need to be on the lookout for a new scam that has surfaced because of the recent loss of data by the Veterans Administration.
Saddam expects U.S. to ask him to help, lawyer says (The Buffalo News)
AMMAN, Jordan - Saddam Hussein believes that the United States will have to seek his help to quell the bloody insurgency in Iraq and open the way for U.S. forces to withdraw, his chief lawyer said Sunday.
Attorney Grievance Commission sets case for Aug. 7 (Gaylord Herald Times)
An Attorney Discipline Board hearing for Montmorency County Prosecutor Terrie J. Cronklin-Case is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 7 in Gaylord. The hearing is slated for 10 a.m. at the office of the hearing panel chairperson, James C. Cotant.