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Court suspends Aloha lawyer (The Oregonian)
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday suspended an Aloha lawyer for six months for misconduct involving a civil case and a bankruptcy case.
Operator's lawyer: Case unwarranted (Eaton Rapids Community News)
DETROIT - A lawyer for one of two 911 operators charged with neglect of duty in the case of a little boy whose calls were dismissed as pranks says the charges are unwarranted.
Attorney: Feds asked Grimsley to wear wire (Pioneer Press)
Attorney: Feds asked Grimsley to wear wire Federal agents tried to pressure Jason Grimsley into wearing a wire during private conversations with other players to gather incriminating evidence against Barry Bonds, an attorney for the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher said.
Lawyer was 'too friendly and too gay' (Vancouver Province)
Lawyer Joseph Briante says he was subjected to unwelcome comments from co-workers at his law firm. A Vancouver lawyer says he was harassed by people at his law firm for "being a snappy dresser and too friendly and too gay."
Hubbard's Neck Marks Consistent With Choking, Attorney Says (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
The attorney representing Jessie Hubbard's family says a second autopsy confirms what they've said all along, that Hubbard did not kill himself in the Moss Point Jail.
Attorney: Feds press Grimsley (Detroit News)
PHOENIX -- Federal agents tried to pressure Jason Grimsley into wearing a wire during private conversations with other players to gather incriminating evidence against Barry Bonds, an attorney for the former Diamondbacks pitcher said.
Defense lawyer says he'll appeal (WCAX 3)
RUTLAND, Vt. -- The lawyer for a former Rutland man facing the first death sentence issued in Vermont in a half century says he'll appeal as soon as the sentence is formally handed down next week.
Lawyer called into Craigmillar regeneration funding probe (The Scotsman)
A LAWYER has been called in to investigate allegations made against the chief of an organisation responsible for handing out millions of pounds to help regenerate one of Edinburgh's most deprived areas.
Former attorney sentenced for theft, forgery (The State Journal-Register)
JACKSONVILLE - Former Jacksonville attorney and public defender Kenneth Dobson was sentenced to jail time and probation and to pay more than $150,000 in restitution Thursday after pleading guilty to theft and forgery of court documents.
Top attorney fired by DA (Newsday)
Fred Klein, the Nassau prosecutor who helped put such infamous criminals as serial killer Joel Rifkin and "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher behind bars, was fired yesterday by District Attorney Kathleen Rice.
Texas Attorney General looks at silicosis cases (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
HARLINGEN - State Attorney General Greg Abbott has subpoenaed documents for a grand jury investigation into thousands of potentially fraudulent diagnoses of the occupational lung disease silicosis.
M. Scott Bowen aims to be state attorney general (Petoskey News-Register)
M. Scott Bowen, a former judge, Grand Rapids city councilman and now a Democratic candidate for Michigan attorney general, says the incumbent, Republican Michael Cox, is “in the pocket of special interests.”
Attorney Says Fletcher Won't Attend Arraignment (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) -- One of Governor Fletcher's attorneys says the governor won't have to appear in court Friday for his arraignment. Attorney Stephen Pitt says the judge in the case has allowed Fletcher's lawyers to enter a plea for the governor.
Lawyer called into Craigmillar regeneration cash probe (Edinburgh Evening News)
A LAWYER has been called in to investigate allegations made against the chief of an organisation responsible for handing out millions of pounds to help regenerate Craigmillar.
Lawyer called into Craigmillar regeneration cash probe (The Scotsman)
A LAWYER has been called in to investigate allegations made against the chief of an organisation responsible for handing out millions of pounds to help regenerate Craigmillar.
South Whitehall lawyer indicted in thefts from clients' estates (The Morning Call)
A federal grand jury indicted a South Whitehall Township lawyer in the theft of $1.5 million from the estates of deceased clients in Lehigh and Berks counties, U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan announced Thursday.
Beslan hostage taker likely to be being held in pretrial jail - lawyer (Interfax)
VLADIKAVKAZ. June 9 (Interfax-South) - Sole surviving Beslan hostage taker Nurpashi Kulayev, who was sentenced to life imprisonment late in May, is likely to be being held in the pretrial jail in Vladikavkaz, his lawyer Albert Pliyev said on Friday.
Ex-attorney general of U.S. to help Mittal (International Herald Tribune)
Mittal Steel has an ally in its fight to take over Arcelor: the former U.S. attorney general, John Ashcroft.
Lawyer wants Guité's sentencing arguments postponed (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Chuck Guité's new lawyer wants his pre-sentencing arguments to be delayed, saying she needs time to get to know her client's case.
Fletcher, through his lawyer, enters pleas of not guilty (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Gov. Ernie Fletcher's lawyer entered pleas of not guilty for the governor Friday in Franklin District Court on charges that allege he approved an illegal patronage scheme. Fletcher is on vacation in Florida and was not present.
Lawyer says Pete Doherty in detox (USA Today)
Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has checked himself into a detox clinic in Portugal, his lawyer told a court Friday. The 27-year-old Babyshambles frontman was not present for a scheduled hearing on the progress of a court-ordered rehabilitation program following his arrests for drug possession.
Lawyer Says Pete Doherty in Detox (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has checked himself into a detox clinic in Portugal, his lawyer told a court Friday.
Lawyer says Pete Doherty in detox (AP via Yahoo! News)
Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has checked himself into a detox clinic in Portugal, his lawyer told a court Friday.
Lawyer Says Pete Doherty in Detox (ABC News)
Pete Doherty's Lawyer Says the British Rocker Has Checked Into a Detox Clinic in Portugal
Judge Orders Attorney to Post Sanction on Firm Website (GigaLaw.com)
A superior court judge in Tacoma, Wash., found that an attorney helped his client fabricate tales of sexual assault by a defendant physician during an exam and ordered him to post her blistering opinion on his firm’s Web site under a headline she dictated.
Capital Tonight poll in the race for attorney general (Capital News 9)
A new Capital Tonight poll shows the race for attorney general may not be as tight as once thought. Four Democrats and one Republican have their hopes set on taking the attorney general seat in November. But it looks like Democrat Andrew Cuomo is in the lead right now.
Lawyer: British rocker Pete Doherty checks self into Portuguese detox clinic (Jam! Showbiz)
LONDON (AP) - British rock musician Pete Doherty has checked himself into a detox clinic in Portugal, his lawyer told a court Friday. Doherty did not attend the hearing on the progress of the rehabilitation program ordered by the courts following his arrests for drug possession.
NEW TODAY: Bush nominates Tolman as the new U.S. Attorney for Utah (The Salt Lake Tribune)
WASHINGTON -- The White House said Friday that President Bush has nominated Provo native Brett Tolman as the new U.S. Attorney for Utah.
Defense lawyer says he'll appeal (WCAX 3)
RUTLAND, Vt. -- The lawyer for a former Rutland man facing the first death sentence issued in Vermont in a half century says he'll appeal as soon as the sentence is formally handed down next week.
South Africa: Man in Court to Challenge Attorney Exam (AllAfrica.com)
A Kuils River man who has repeatedly failed his attorney admission exams during the past 10 years is taking the Law Society to the High Court in a bid to scrap some of the test questions.
Wiccan lawyer urges end to tax exemption on religious items (Orlando Sentinel)
A sales tax exemption for religious items and publications including Bibles should be declared unconstitutional, a lawyer for a Wiccan group told the state Supreme Court on Friday.
Wiccan lawyer urges end to tax exemption on religious items (Tampa Bay's 10)
Tallahassee, Florida - A Wiccan lawyer says a sales tax exemption for religious items and publications should be declared unconstitutional.
Mittal hires ex-US Attorney General as lobbyist (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The world's top steelmaker Mittal Steel has hired former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft to assist in the company's bid to take over European rival Arcelor, a Mittal spokesman said.
New Haven attorney heads to prison for stealing from clients (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(New Haven-AP, June 9, 2006 4:08 PM)_ A former New Haven attorney is heading to prison for stealing more than $40,000 from a couple he was representing in the sale of their home.
Attorney for ex-death row inmate seeks $2 million from state (The Daily Comet)
The attorney for a man freed from Florida's Death Row in 1989 after a new investigation showed he was wrongly convicted of killing his seven children is seeking $2 million compensation from the state for his two decades behind bars.
Eid picked for next U.S. Attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
President Bush has picked Troy Eid, a former legal counsel to Gov. Bill Owens, to be the next U.S. Attorney for Colorado, the state's two U.S. Senate offices confirmed today.
Ask a Lawyer (Real Change News)
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Lawyer says Pete Doherty in detox (AP via Yahoo! News)
Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has checked himself into a detox clinic in Portugal, his lawyer told a court Friday. The 27-year-old Babyshambles frontman was not present for a scheduled hearing on the progress of a court-ordered rehabilitation program following his arrests for drug possession.
Defense lawyer says he'll appeal (WCAX 3)
RUTLAND, Vt. -- The lawyer for a former Rutland man facing the first death sentence issued in Vermont in a half century says he'll appeal as soon as the sentence is formally handed down next week.
Tampa attorney may become defendent (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
The criminal case against a Tampa attorney is moving forward. Dennis Hernandez is accused of hitting the mother of one of his children and and refusing to let her leave his home in January.
Bush nominates assistant to take over eastern US attorney office (Fayetteville Observer)
An assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District office was nominated Friday by President Bush to take charge of the office should current U.S. Attorney Frank Whitney become a federal judge.
Helmsley's Ex-Chef `Duped' in Setting Up Land Sale, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
June 9 (Bloomberg) -- A former chef to hotel magnate Leona Helmsley was ``duped'' into introducing her to a developer who wanted to negotiate the purchase of a $46 million land parcel, the chef's lawyer told a New Jersey judge.
Lawyer Says Pete Doherty in Detox (The San Francisco Examiner)
LONDON - Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has checked himself into a detox clinic in Portugal, his lawyer told a court Friday.
Lawyer Says Pete Doherty in Detox (ABC News)
Pete Doherty's Lawyer Says the British Rocker Has Checked Into a Detox Clinic in Portugal
U.S. investigators targeting Bonds: Grimsley's lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
U.S. federal authorities wanted Jason Grimsley to wear a wire in an effort to gather information about Barry Bonds' possible drug use, the disgraced pitcher's lawyer told the Arizona Republic.
Attorney returns fire over 'diploma' probe (CBS Sportsline)
An attorney for an Alabama recruit who attended a prep school that might be the focus of an NCAA investigation, has promised the NCAA a dogged fight if it strips the recruit's eligibility to attend the university, Gregg Doyel reports.
Lawyer horrified by wrongful detentions (The Age)
The lawyer for two Australians wrongfully detained by the immigration department says he is horrified 26 others may have been subjected to the same ordeal. -
Immigration lawyer welcomes drug, assault claims probe (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A prominent immigration lawyer says she is relieved an investigation is under way into complaints of drug use and sexual assault at Sydney's Villawood detention centre.
Lawyer leaves rich legacy of philanthropy (Knoxville News Sentinal)
Over the course of his life, bachelor lawyer Lindsay Young gave a great deal of money - usually anonymously - to many charities and causes he deemed worthy.
Man charged with stealing brother's, attorney's ID 0-3726 (The MetroWest Daily News)
ASHLAND -- A Marlborough man stole his mentally ill brother's identity, as well as that of his former tax attorney, and used them to get months worth of free utilities, police allege.