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Lawyer Impersonation and Fraud Is Charged (Los Angeles Times)
A Diamond Bar man has been charged with pretending to be a lawyer and defrauding clients by taking money for services he couldn't perform, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Attorney: Bonds' trainer to be released from prison (Rocky Mountain News)
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 Giants left fielder was to expire.
Judge grants lawyer's request to give Lionel Tate brain scan (Gainesville Sun)
FORT LAUDERDALE - A judge on Wednesday granted a request by Lionel Tate's lawyer to have the convicted child-killer's brain examined for possible damage.
Lawyer Seeks Judge Post (The Ledger)
LAKELAND -- A lawyer from Winter Haven who started out as a broadcaster has filed and qualified for the race for Circuit Judge Group 27. David Carmichael, who has a private practice in Bartow, has entered the race for one of two new circuit seats anchored in Polk County.
Robbery attempt rattles local attorney (The Jackson Sun)
A 38-year-old Jackson attorney, who was threatened at gunpoint Tuesday while working after hours in his North Jackson law office, feared that he might not make it home to his wife and three children.
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.
Northampton lawyer nominated by Romney to Superior Court (WRGB)
(Boston - AP) - Governor Romney has nominated Northampton lawyer Jeffrey Kinder to the Superior Court. Kinder would replace the late Judge Thomas Curley. He currently is a partner with the Fierst, Pucci and Kinder law firm.
Fairview to pay for mayor's lawyer (NorthJersey.com)
FAIRVIEW -- Mayor Vincent Bellucci will spend taxpayer money for a lawyer to represent him in an investigation into the May 26 traffic stop involving the boyfriend of state Attorney General Zulima Farber, records show.
State's Attorney's Record on Trial (Washington Post)
As a defense attorney, David W. Fischer jousted with prosecutors from State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee's office last year in one of Anne Arundel County's most widely publicized and racially divisive criminal cases.
Chinese court postpones trial for blind activist, defense lawyer says (Boston Herald)
BEIJING - A court on Thursday postponed a trial in the closely watched case of a blind Chinese activist whose supporters say has been harassed since he documented forced abortions, a defense lawyer said. ...
Attorney General says book funds can't buy laptops (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
AUSTIN - State funds for purchasing school textbooks cannot be used to buy laptops and other computer hardware, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has ruled.
Attorney General's Office Says State Overpaid For Logo, Slogan (The Louisville Channel)
A Louisville advertising agency that developed Kentucky's "Unbridled Spirit" campaign was overpaid about $1.4 million, the state attorney general's office said.
Attorney: Reluctant dad has options (The Saginaw News)
A Saginaw Township man who launched the so-called "Roe vs. Wade for Men" paternity lawsuit still has options to keep his case alive despite a judge's determination that the suit was "frivolous," his attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney Finds Parking Meters Rujnning to Fast (1010 WINS New York)
Time flies in Bellerose and it may cost the village a lawsuit. A real estate attorney who said his clients have gotten a number of parking tickets is charging that parking meters run too fast.
Attorney says Bonds' trainer to be released (Sports Illustrated)
An attorney for Barry Bonds' personal trainer said his client would be released Thursday, the same day a federal grand jury investigating the baseball star was set to expire.
RIAA conducting "reign of terror," lawyer says (NewsForge)
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is waging a "reign of terror" against "defenseless people" in its efforts to prosecute people for illegal music downloads. So says Ray Beckerman, a lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the law firm of Vandenberg & Feliu in New York. Best known for his Recording Industry vs the People blog, Beckerman made the comment during a
Former Tobacco Lawyer: Congress Was Misled (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A former Justice Department lawyer says former department official Robert McCallum, waiting to assume his post as ambassador to Australia, misled Congress about a landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
Blind lawyer a legal crusader in China (AP via Yahoo! News)
Like many of China's blind, Chen Guangcheng studied acupressure to be a healer. Instead he ended up in jail. Self-taught in law, Chen has become one of China's most prominent legal crusaders — what the Chinese call a "barefoot lawyer" — who has made waves in Beijing by helping poor farmers in the cornfields of eastern China.
Blind Lawyer a Legal Crusader in China (ABC News)
Blind Lawyer Is a Legal Crusader in China; Chen Guangcheng Has Been Jailed Since March
U.S. Attorney's Office Statement On Barry Bonds (CBS 13 Sacramento)
"The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California is not seeking an indictment today in connection with the ongoing steroids-related investigation.
Attorney General joins DeLay/ballot suit (The Herald-Coaster)
The Attorney General of Texas will be filing a brief in support of Republican efforts to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay as the their candidate for District 22 in November, said an attorney for the Republican Party.
Zambia: Harassment of Suspects Has Eroded U.S. Standing - Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
HARASSMENT of suspected terrorists and their continued detention without trial at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has significantly eroded the US standing as a champion of human rights, a US lawyer has said.
Autopsy: Cancer-stricken ex-U.S. attorney committed suicide (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
HOUSTON -- A former U.S. attorney in Houston killed himself with a gunshot to his chest, an autopsy released Thursday showed. Michael T.
Autopsy: Cancer-stricken ex-U.S. attorney committed suicide (KLTV Texas)
HOUSTON A former U-S attorney in Houston killed himself with a gunshot to his chest. That's what an autopsy released today shows. Friends and colleagues say that...
Autopsy: Former U.S. attorney Shelby's death suicide (Houston Chronicle)
Former U.S. attorney Michael T. Shelby, who had cancer, killed himself with a gunshot to his chest, an autopsy released today showed.
Autopsy: Cancer-stricken ex-U.S. attorney committed suicide (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON A former U-S attorney in Houston killed himself with a gunshot to his chest. That's what an autopsy released today shows.
Autopsy: Cancer-stricken ex-U.S. attorney committed suicide (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
HOUSTON A former U-S attorney in Houston killed himself with a gunshot to his chest. That's what an autopsy released today shows.
Juventus lawyer: Punishment not justified (The Electric New Paper)
THE lawyer defending Juventus in Italy's match-fixing scandal said yesterday that the club's appeal against relegation would be based on their belief that the punishment was not justified.
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.
Ex workers' comp attorney gets 6 years on child porn charges (San Francisco Chronicle)
A former Redding workers' compensation attorney has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for possessing child porn, authorities said. Ronald Ollen Lyerla, 66, was ordered to surrender on Sept. 5 to begin serving a 78-month prison sentence,...
San Francisco city attorney, Aguirre share similar philosophy (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)
For anyone following the city of San Diego and its proactive city attorney, Michael Aguirre, the following statements may seem very familiar.
Attorney general race could be most expensive in history (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
State Sen. Steve Kelley said Thursday that he probably will sidestep state spending limits in his 11th-hour campaign for attorney general because of a rule that applies only to him among candidates for the office. An estimated $250,000 that Kelley spent last spring in unsuccessful pursuit of the DFL endorsement for governor would be counted against a maximum spending limit of $478,800 in the
Attorney's mother sentenced for helping client flee (Dayton Daily News)
— The mother of local attorney Lawrence "Rusty" Thomas III was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail for helping one of her son's clients flee the country to avoid prosecution on rape and kidnapping charges.
Lawyer: City settles with Zongo family (Newsday)
The city has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of an African immigrant during a police raid in 2003 on a warehouse used to pirate CDs and DVDs, the family's lawyer said Thursday.
Falk tops 2 others in attorney general race funds (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Madison - With four candidates crowding the field, this year's race for attorney general is shaping up to be an...
Attorney General Discusses El Paso Smuggling Case (KFOX 14 El Paso)
The attorney general's office is seeking a formal extradition of a Juarez woman who they say is connected to a man accused of human smuggling.
U.S. Attorney General Visits Borderland (KTSM)
Agents commended for indictments for suspected smugglers. Thursday, July 20, 2006 — U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made a stop in the borderland Thursday to talk about immigration issues. While here he praised local investigators on the indictment of two coyotes.
Lawyer on trial for defaming SBY (The Jakarta Post)
JAKARTA: The Central Jakarta District Court on Thursday opened the trial of activist-cum-lawyer Eggy Sujana, who was indicted on charges of defaming President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Muskego declines to hire recall attorney (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Muskego - The Common Council decided on Thursday night to not hire an attorney for the recall attempt against Mayor...
Sanders sworn in as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Tyree Irving conducted the swearing-in ceremony to install Everett T. Sanders as new city attorney for Natchez on Tuesday.
Lawyer savors new challenges (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA - Latour Lafferty's office at Fowler White Boggs Banker radiates big-money lawyer. He's got the 18th-floor view of downtown. He's got his name engraved in fancy letters on a brass plate by his door.
Burlco lawyer to run for surrogate's job (Courier-Post)
Burlington County Democrats chose a Burlington Township lawyer on Thursday to become their new candidate for county surrogate.
Kevorkian’s lawyer tries case in Midlands (The State)
Geoffrey Fieger is a lawyer who tends to draw a crowd. The attorney, best known for defending assisted-suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian, is the lead plaintiff’s lawyer in an unusual medical malpractice trial under way in Lexington County.
US attorney denies Reilly killed deal (Boston Globe)
After the July 10 ceiling collapse inside the Interstate 90 connector, Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly said he personally halted a sweeping deal that would have released Big Dig contractor Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff from most future claims against the firm for shoddy work on the megaproject.
Lawyer wonders about Tongan royals' SUV (The Daily Review)
REDWOOD CITY — The lawyer for the teen accused in the deaths of a royal Tongan couple and their driver wants to explore how much of a role the vehicle carrying the victims may have played in the
Hutchison Law Group Hires Attorney For Biotech Patents (Local Tech Wire)
RALEIGH, N.C. – Mary Kaefuda, a patent attorney with Syngenta Biotechnology since 2001, has joined the staff of Hutchison Law Group. Kaefuda will continue to concentrate on patent law related to biotechnology.
Lawyer: Official misled Congress (The Cincinnati Post)
WASHINGTON - A Justice Department official who slashed the amount of money being sought from tobacco companies made misleading statements to Congress, says a former government lawyer who handled a landmark lawsuit against the industry.
New Chief State Attorney named today (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(WTNH July 21, 2006 7:00 AM)_ Connecticut's, new top law enforcement official will be picked today. The current chief state's attorney, Christopher Morano, has decided he does not want to be reappointed. Those to be interviewed today: Morano's deputy Paul Murray, Hartford defense lawyer Michael Georgetti and New London state's attorney Kevin Kane.
Attorney General candidate speaks in Bryan (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Democrat David Van Os, a candidate for attorney general and a lawyer from San Antonio, spoke to a group outside the Brazos County Courthouse on Thursday.
GOP wants attorney general off probe of turnpike chief (NorthJersey.com)
Republicans want Attorney General Zulima Farber to be recused from an ethics probe involving New Jersey Turnpike Authority Chairman Joseph Simunovich.