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Panel changes little in lawyer ad rules (The Charleston Gazette)
West Virginians can continue to be inundated with lawyer ads, after a State Bar commission recommended only that they be truthful and not misleading. “[The recommendation is] not going to take those ads off the air,” said Elliott Hicks, a Charleston lawyer who headed the 19-member commission.
Attorney may seek change of venue in Fort Bend killing (Houston Chronicle)
The attorney for murder suspect Matthew R. McCombs said he may seek a change of venue for his client's trial because of the public attention surrounding the slaying of 16-year-old Ashton Glover of Sugar Land. "His family may not even want to bond him out at this time," attorney Ira H. Chenkin said Tuesday following a brief court appearance by McCombs.
Former U.S. attorney Shelby dies from gunshot wound (Houston Chronicle)
Former U.S. Attorney Michael Shelby, a fun-loving free spirit with a passion for public service, was found dead at his home in northwest Houston on Tuesday of what authorities described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Pa. attorney general sues prosthetic-eye seller (phillyburbs.com)
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Philadelphia man who sells and fits prosthetic eyes has been sued by Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, who is asking a court to put him out of business.
Lawyer: Chin Peng to apply to court to return (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR (AP) - Chin Peng, a former communist insurgent leader who is living in exile in Thailand, will apply to a Malaysian court this week in his bid to return home, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Slain Pa. doctor's widow fears prosecution (The Plain Dealer)
The widow of a slain Pennsylvania doctor believes that she will be charged with being part of a plot to kill her wealthy husband, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Magdalo lawyer linked to coup try (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The lawyer of renegade troops popularly called Magdalo is facing investigation after a former rebel officer had linked him to an alleged plot to oust President Arroyo in February, DZMM reported Wednesday.
FBI: Padilla Didn't Ask for a Lawyer (The Ledger)
MIAMI -- Jose Padilla didn't immediately request a lawyer or try to cut off an interview with the FBI until it had lasted nearly three hours, FBI agents testified Tuesday at a hearing on whether Padilla's rights were violated during the May 2002 session.
Lawyer Seeks Judge Position (The Ledger)
LAKELAND -- Lakeland lawyer Greg Abaray is running for Circuit Judge Group 28, one of the two new circuit posts approved for Polk County by the 2006 Florida Legislature. A veteran of criminal and civil law, he said the balance will enable him to sit on the circuit bench.
Local briefs: Hearing set for attorney; bond denied in rape of infant; robbery attempt at law firm (The Jackson Sun)
An October hearing date was set Tuesday for Jackson attorney Blair Presson in connection with his June 9 arrest and charge of solicitation of a minor.
Corzine expects Farber to pay own lawyer fees (NorthJersey.com)
TRENTON -- Governor Corzine expects New Jersey Attorney General Zulima Farber to pay her own lawyer fees related to an investigation of her role in a recent traffic stop involving her boyfriend, the governor's spokesman said Tuesday.
Hialeah lawyer accused of stealing inheritance, losing it all in e-mail scam (Sun-Sentinel)
MIAMI -- A former South Florida lawyer has pleaded guilty to stealing $300,000 from a client, and she said she lost the money in an e-mail scam, news partner NBC 6 reported on Tuesday.
State attorney charges police commander over Krejcir's escape (České noviny)
Prague- Police officer Jan Spitalsky who commanded a house search in the villa of businessman Radovan Krejcir has been charged with neglect by a public officer and his case has been sent to court, state attorney Martin Stanek said.
Attorney general seeks standing at Air India probe (Canada.com)
VANCOUVER - Canada's attorney general wants standing at the Air India inquiry to protect disclosure of information that "would be injurious to international relations, national defence or national security," state documents filed at the commission.
Former Houston U.S. Attorney Dead At 47 (Click 2 Houston)
HOUSTON -- Former Houston U.S. Attorney Michael Shelby, who resigned as a prosecutor to go into private practice about a year ago, has died. He was 47.
Jones’ attorney says self-defense (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
Ezekiel Jones feared for his life and defended himself by trying to scare Antoine Latham when he allegedly shot Latham in the head in February, Jones’ defense attorney Mitchell Hicks told an Allen Superior Court jury on Tuesday.
Lawyer accuses church of withholding documents (WRGB)
(Burlington, VT - AP) - The lawyer for 21 people suing Vermont's Roman Catholic Diocese for alleged sexual abuse by priests is accusing the diocese of withholding large numbers of documents it is legally required to produce.
Spanish lawyer bags top EC competition role (The Lawyer)
A senior lawyer at the Spanish competition authority is expected to be appointed to the European Commission’s directorate general for competition today.
FBI agents: Suspect didn't ask for lawyer (Orlando Sentinel)
Jose Padilla didn't immediately request a lawyer or try to cut off an interview with the FBI until it had lasted nearly three hours, FBI agents testified Tuesday at a hearing on whether Padilla's rights were violated during the May 2002 session.
Hialeah lawyer accused of stealing inheritance, losing it all in e-mail scam (Sun-Sentinel)
MIAMI -- A former South Florida lawyer has pleaded guilty to stealing $300,000 from a client, and she said she lost the money in an e-mail scam, news partner NBC 6 reported on Tuesday.
Lynch nominates lawyer to serve as DES Commissioner (Boston Globe)
Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday nominated a lawyer who specializes in environmental law to lead the state Department of Environmental Services.
Mother Charged In Son's Drowning Given Lawyer (KUTV.com)
PROVO A woman accused of drowning her baby boy in the bathtub of their Provo home earlier this year now has a lawyer. Tuesday, 28-year-old January Krebs was appointed an attorney. She now faces negligent homicide for the death of 14-month-old Spencer James Krebs back in February.
Missouri Attorney General joins volunteers in Senior Sting (Kirksville Daily Express)
KIRKSVILLE - Operation Senior Sting 2006 moved into the next phase Monday as the Missouri attorney general joined several local senior citizens in sorting piles of junk mail Monday afternoon.
Attorney General rules that textbook funds can't buy laptops (ABC 13 Texas)
State funds for purchasing school textbooks cannot be used to buy laptops and other computer hardware, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has ruled.
Attorney files complaints challenging initiative backers (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - A Helena attorney filed formal complaints this week alleging that groups backing three potential ballot measures are violating campaign finance laws.
Eyemaker sued by state attorney general (Courier-Post)
A Philadelphia man who sells and fits prosthetic eyes has been sued by Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, who is asking a court to put him out of business.
Officials sorting out attorney squabble (The Independent Press)
BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Democratic township council is currently in a legal stand-off over just who the township attorney is.
Excerpt from 'Anonymous Lawyer' (USA Today)
Forget The Devil Wears Prada. The devil wears Brooks Brothers. On the eye-catching jacket of Jeremy Blachman's wickedly amusing new novel, Anonymous Lawyer, stands a silhouetted male figure with two bright red devil's horns. Read an excerpt.
Morse Named Merced County District Attorney (KFSN-TV Fresno)
The Merced County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of District Attorney Gordon Spencer on Tuesday. Larry Morse will replace Gordon Spencer as district attorney.
Thomas' Lawyer Requests Gag Order (The Harvard Crimson)
The lawyer for Matthew C. Thomas ’06-’07–the Harvard football captain who faces assault charges relating to a June 5 incident with his ex-girlfriend–asked a judge today to place a gag order on the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD).
Lawyer accuses church of withholding documents (WCAX 3)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The lawyer for 21 people suing Vermont's Roman Catholic Diocese for alleged sexual abuse by priests is accusing the diocese of withholding large numbers of documents it is legally required to produce.
State Attorney Accused Of 'Witch Hunt' At Flagler Jail (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
The investigation into misconduct at the Flagler County Jail recently escalated into a war of words between the state attorney and police.
Lawyer fined for lying to judge about shopping trip (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK - A defense lawyer was found in contempt of court and fined after lying to a judge. Circuit Judge Jerome James fined Cynthia D. Garris $250 after a hearing on Monday. James ordered Garris . . .
Lawyer for Stanlake accused attacked in court (Stuff)
Lawyer Noel Sainsbury was attacked in Wellington District Court this morning when he appeared for a man charged in connection with the murder of Tony Stanlake.
District Attorney Matt Bingham Talks Us Through Dash Cam Video (KLTV Texas)
You may have seen the dash cam video from Trooper Steven Stone being shot at by Ramon Ramos and Francisco Saucedo. But today, Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham watches the video with us and shows us some things we may have missed.
'Anonymous Lawyer' has fun with the firm (USA Today)
Forget The Devil Wears Prada. The devil wears Brooks Brothers. On the eye-catching jacket of Jeremy Blachman's wickedly amusing new novel, Anonymous Lawyer, stands a silhouetted male figure with two bright red devil's horns.
Barry Bonds may face Thursday indictment: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Baseball superstar Barry Bonds could face a criminal indictment on Thursday on charges he lied to a federal grand jury about steroids, his lawyer said in an interview on Wednesday.
A Look At The DFL's New Attorney General Hopefuls (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
They range in age from 29 to 61. Some routinely work the courtroom, others are better known for their work in the political arena. The new DFL candidates for attorney general do have one thing in common: All are starting from square one, angling to take on a Republican legislator who entered the race 17 months ago. More Politics News
Lawyer accuses church of withholding documents (WCAX 3)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The lawyer for 21 people suing Vermont's Roman Catholic Diocese for alleged sexual abuse by priests is accusing the diocese of withholding large numbers of documents it is legally required to produce.
City attorney leaves to fight fires (Gazette.Net)
A City of Frederick attorney will trade in his suit and tie for boots and a helmet in August when he enters fire fighting academy. The answer to the inevitable question of why elicits an emotional response, one that Kenny Shapiro, 37, said, is sometimes hard to put into words.
Lawyer sues heirs of estate that got $1.3M share (Saipan Tribune)
A lawyer has filed a lawsuit in federal court to collect 25 percent in attorney's fees against the heirs of an estate that received $1.3 million out of a $4.7 million land settlement paid by the government to another estate.
Fulbright Partner, Former U.S. Attorney Mike Shelby Found Dead (Law.com)
Michael T. Shelby, a litigation partner at Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston and a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, died Tuesday.
Attorney: No malice in scissors case (Henry Herald)
The attorney for a Stockbridge woman charged with child cruelty said she is a very loving and religious person, but that she’s also very “scared.”
Cops: Fugitive attorney seen at Oxford property (The Express-Times)
OXFORD TWP. | Township police believe a fugitive attorney who failed to appear in court Tuesday evaded them the next day at his controversial property.
Bonds' trainer to be released, attorney says (USA Today)
Barry Bonds' personal trainer was set to be released from prison Thursday, his attorney said, the same day the term of the grand jury investigating the baseball star was to expire.
AP NewsBreak: Bonds' trainer to be released, attorney says (KRON 4 Bay Area)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds' personal trainer was set to be released from prison Thursday, his attorney said, the same day the term of the grand jury investigating the baseball star was to expire.
Attorney: Love feared ‘bully’ would kill him (2theadvocate.com)
Julian Love feared for his life when he fought with a neighbor in 2003 and delivered fatal blows, Love’s attorney said Wednesday during an opening statement in his client’s second-degree murder trial.
Cora T. Walker, 84, Lawyer Who Broke Racial Ground, Dies (New York Times)
Cora T. Walker was a prominent New York lawyer who nearly 60 years ago became one of the first black women to practice law in the state.
GOP cries foul in county attorney appointment (Sioux City Journal)
In a move that drew a charge of political opportunism, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Patrick "PJ" Jennings as interim county attorney.
Breaking news: Bonds' personal trainer to be released from prison, his attorney says (Northwest Indiana Times)
SAN FRANCISCO | Barry Bonds' personal trainer was set to be released from prison today, his attorney said, the same day the term of the grand jury investigating the baseball star was to expire.