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Cleveland lawyer found not guilty of ethics violations (The Columbus Dispatch)
A jury has acquitted a Cleveland lawyer of charges that he improperly gave gasoline gift cards to state Liquor Control Division employees who regulated businesses he represented.
Chief state's attorney named (Connecticut Post)
ROCKY HILL — New London prosecutor Kevin Kane was named chief state's attorney Friday, a decision that likely means a scaled-back role for Connecticut's top prosecutor.
Community-minded attorney dies (CentralOhio.com)
GRANVILLE -- Ann Munro Kennedy, a prominent local attorney for more than two decades, died Thursday at her Granville home at the age of 63. Kennedy's funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Granville, with the Rev. Karen J. Chakoian officiating.
North Carolina Attorney General Sues the T.V.A. (WKRN Nashville)
North Carolina 's Attorney General is suing the Tennessee Valley Authority, claiming that the pollution output from eleven of the T.V.A.’s coal-burning operations is creating a public nuisance. The Attorney General claims that pollution from the plants is wafting into North Carolina . A judge...
Todoro chosen town attorney amid grumbles (The Buffalo News)
The Elma Town Board appointed Phyllis Todoro town attorney to fill the vacancy created when Robert Pierce was named town justice earlier this month. Todoro is affiliated with the law firm of Brian Attea and has been an Elma resident for 38 years.
Defense attorney calls verdict in family killing absurd (ABC 7 Chicago)
The defense attorney for a man convicted in the shotgun murders of four family members on his prom night seventeen years ago says the verdicts are absurd.
Soviet-Era Lawyer Made Courageous Stand for Truth (NPR)
Dina Kaminskaya was a defense lawyer who made a career of standing up to the Kremlin during the Soviet era. She dared to demand justice in Moscow at a time when justice fell victim to the whims of the Communist regime. She died recently and producer Robert Rand remembers her life.
Soviet-Era Lawyer Made Courageous Stand for Truth (NPR)
Dina Kaminskaya was a defense lawyer who made a career of standing up to the Kremlin during the Soviet era. She dared to demand justice in Moscow at a time when justice fell victim to the whims of the Communist regime. She died recently and producer Robert Rand remembers her life.
Lawyer gets two years on meth charge (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A Lexington lawyer will spend two years in federal prison for attempting to manufacture the drug methamphetamine. Kirk Bierbauer, 39, was also recommended for mental-health and addiction counseling, U.S. District Court Judge Karl Forester ruled Friday.
AG King urges school board to dismiss Montgomery lawyer (al.com)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Attorney General Troy King has asked the state school board to end a contract with a Montgomery lawyer hired by the former two-year college Chancellor Roy Johnson.
High-Profile Attorney Sentenced To Two Years On Meth Charges (WLEX-TV Lexington)
A high-profile Lexington attorney who pleaded guilty to trying to make methamphetamine was sentenced to two years in prison in a Lexington courtroom Friday.
Defense attorney calls verdict in family killing absurd (WTHR Indianapolis)
South Bend, Ind. - The defense attorney for a man convicted in the shotgun murders of four family members on his prom night seventeen years ago says the verdicts are absurd.
I’M FULLY COMMITTED TO NADD & WILL CAMPAIGN VIGOROUSLY FOR ANY CHOSEN CANDIDATE- Lawyer Darboe Tells Gambians in Atlanta (AllGambian.Net)
Atlanta, Georgia—Twice Presidential contender and leader of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), lawyer Ousainou Darboe has expressed unequivocally, total support for the National Alliance for Democracy & Development in The Gambia (NADD).
LAWYER DARBOE SPARKS NADD CLUSTERS IN CHICAGO (AllGambian.Net)
Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, executive member for NADD and leader of the United Democratic Party was among many others at the Chicago annual summit. It is noted that Darboe is still on his visit going around the different states meeting Gambians and selling the NADD agenda.
DFL could lose lock on attorney general's office (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
It hasn't happened in 40 years. But could the stars be aligning for someone other than a DFLer to be elected Minnesota's attorney general? Jeff Johnson, John James and even Papa John Kolstad think so. And with the tumult in DFL ranks that has followed two-term Attorney General Mike Hatch's quest for the governor's office, the time could be ripe for a Republican or third-party takeover of the
Juve's lawyer hopeful on bribes punishment appeals (The Scotsman: Sport)
THE lawyer representing Juventus at the appeals trial in Italy's match-fixing scandal said yesterday he was hopeful the sentence handed down last week by a sports tribunal would be reduced.
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.
Town attorney calls resolutions illegal (The Independent Press)
BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The council’s battle over the township attorney position continued at its Monday meeting — with accusations of impropriety being leveled in both directions.
Valley Man Accused of Posing as a Fake Lawyer (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A McAllen man is behind bars accused of pretending to be a lawyer. Police say he scammed at least two people out of hundreds of dollars. This all came about after two people felt nothing was being done with their cases by the man they hired as their lawyer to get them out of a legal jam.
High-Profile Attorney Sentenced To Two Years On Meth Charges (WLEX-TV Lexington)
A high-profile Lexington attorney who pleaded guilty to trying to make methamphetamine was sentenced to two years in prison in a Lexington courtroom Friday.
Obituary: Robert Mardian / Nixon attorney with role in Watergate cover-up scandal (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
WASHINGTON -- Robert Mardian, the attorney for President Richard Nixon's Committee to Re-Elect the President whose conviction of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the Watergate scandal was overturned on appeal, died of lung cancer on Monday at his vacation home in San Clemente, Calif. He was 82.
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.
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
Commission approves raises for county clerks, county attorney (Montana Standard)
ANACONDA — Commissioners approved 8.8-percent pay raises for county clerks and a 2.5-percent increase for the county attorney at their recent meeting.
Attorney warns doctors that abortions could lead to murder charge (Sioux City Journal)
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- A Pierre attorney is warning doctors who perform abortions in the state that they could face first-degree murder charges under two recent changes in South Dakota law.
Juve Lawyer Hopeful Over Appeal (Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The lawyer representing Juventus at the appeals trial in Italy's match-fixing scandal is hopeful their sentence will be reduced.
For district attorney race, it all comes down to Tuesday (Muskogee Phoenix)
Not every Muskogee County voter will be involved in selecting who will serve as district attorney for the next four years.
Troubles mount for beleaguered attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
Another week gone, and Attorney General Zulima "Protect The Guilty" Farber didn't quit or release that audit of the Board of Public Utilities, which reportedly discloses a $100 million bank account outside the state's purview. Her credibility gap widened to Grand Canyon status.
City attorney helps Coralville be a fast-growing community (Press-Citizen)
City attorney Kevin Olson files through the often unrecognized but essential legal work that has paved the way for Coralville to become one of Iowa’s fastest-growing communities.
Lawyer acquitted of ethics charges (The Canton Repository)
COLUMBUS - A lawyer who gave free gas cards to 11 state liquor agency employees for Christmas in 2003 has been acquitted of charges of improper compensation. A jury in Franklin County Municipal Cour...
Attorney gives up water position (Boston Globe)
As an antidevelopment sentiment gathers steam in Westford, a local attorney who represents several developers is relinquishing his last position on a town committee in order to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
Lexington lawyer gets two years in meth case (Louisville Courier-Journal)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A Lexington lawyer was sentenced to two years in federal prison for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine.
Lawyer Liew Set To take Over As LDP President (Bernama)
KOTA KINABALU, July 23 (Bernama) -- Lawyer V.K. Liew is set to take the helm of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), a member of the Sabah Barisan Nasional, at the party's delegates conference on Aug 19.
Juve lawyer pleading for leniency (CNN.com)
The lawyer representing Juventus at the appeals trial in Italy's football match-fixing scandal has pleaded for leniency.
High-Profile Attorney Sentenced To Two Years On Meth Charges (WLEX-TV Lexington)
A high-profile Lexington attorney who pleaded guilty to trying to make methamphetamine was sentenced to two years in prison in a Lexington courtroom Friday.
High-Profile Attorney Sentenced To Two Years On Meth Charges (WLEX-TV Lexington)
A high-profile Lexington attorney who pleaded guilty to trying to make methamphetamine was sentenced to two years in prison in a Lexington courtroom Friday.
Juventus lawyer pleads for leniency (Soccer Way)
On Sunday Cesare Zaccone, the lawyer representing Juventus, pleaded for leniency. He claimed that the sports tribunal's decision would have devastating consequences for the club.
Jville attorney facing CSC charges to faces another preliminary arraignment (The Daily Reporter)
JACKSON COUNTY — A Jackson bankruptcy attorney, who lives in Jonesville, waived his preliminary hearing on Friday and faces another arraignment for criminal sexual conduct.
Bonds' lawyer wants probe of leak (USA Today)
Michael Rains, the attorney for San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds, said Sunday he will file a complaint today to U.S. District Judge Martin Jenkins of San Francisco seeking an investigation into what he believes is a government leak involving Bonds' medical records.
Attorney General contacted regarding gubernatorial telephone survey (Camden VillageSoup)
Barbara Merrill. (VillageSoup file photo) Appleton: A man from Brunswick reportedly was so offended by a telephone survey regarding the Maine gubernatorial race and the negative questions posed about independent gubernatorial candidate Barbara Merrill, Republican candidate Chandler Woodcock and Green Party gubernatorial candidate Pat LaMarche, that he contacted both Merrill and the Attorney
Attorney General contacted regarding gubernatorial telephone survey (Rockland Village Soup)
Barbara Merrill. (VillageSoup file photo) Appleton: A man from Brunswick reportedly was so offended by a telephone survey regarding the Maine gubernatorial race and the negative questions posed about independent gubernatorial candidate Barbara Merrill, Republican candidate Chandler Woodcock and Green Party gubernatorial candidate Pat LaMarche, that he contacted both Merrill and the Attorney
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.
Attorney warns doctors that abortions could lead to murder charge (Sioux City Journal)
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- A Pierre attorney is warning doctors who perform abortions in the state that they could face first-degree murder charges under two recent changes in South Dakota law.
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
Lawyer satisfies hunger with deli (Detroit News)
Steve Goldberg came of age in a time when a suburban Detroit kid could grow up to be anything he wanted: a doctor or a lawyer.
Citing Precedents, Holocaust Survivors File Brief To Reduce Lawyer's $4.1M Fee (The New York Sun)
Holocaust survivors who oppose the fee request of their attorney have proposed paying him at the rate of $200 an hour, according to a court filing. The proposal came on Friday as a federal magistrate in Brooklyn, James Orenstein, is set to rule on how much money, if any, the lawyer, Burt Neuborne, should receive of the $4.1 million he has requested. Mr. Neuborne, a prominent law professor at New
Lawyer confirmed as U.S. attorney (Bismarck Tribune)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Rapid City lawyer Marty Jackley as U.S. attorney for South Dakota, filling a post that has been open for more than a year.
Attorney challenges fast parking meters (Sun-Sentinel)
BELLEROSE, N.Y. · Armed with a watch, a handful of coins, and a grudge built on a pile of parking tickets, a Nassau attorney is challenging Bellerose Village officials over what he contends are overly eager parking meters.
Commission approves raises for county clerks, county attorney (Montana Standard)
ANACONDA — Commissioners approved 8.8-percent pay raises for county clerks and a 2.5-percent increase for the county attorney at their recent meeting.
Lawyer retracts Saddam hunger strike threat (Tiscali)
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The troubled trial of Saddam Hussein was hit by fresh confusion on Sunday when his chief defence lawyer said the former Iraqi leader planned to go on hunger strike, but then retracted his statement minutes later.