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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.
Bonds' attorney wants leaks halted (Philadelphia Daily News)
Barry Bonds' attorney threatened yesterday to expose government misconduct if prosecutors pursue perjury and tax-evasion charges against the San Francisco Giants leftfielder.
Bonds' attorney demands probe (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Barry Bonds ' attorney is asking federal authorities to investigate who told a newspaper that the Giants forwarded the baseball star's medical records to a grand jury investigating him for perjury and tax evasion. Citing two people familiar with the probe, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that the U.S. Attorney's office had received the medical records last week in response
Bonds's attorney protests government leak (Boston Globe)
Barry Bonds's attorney is asking federal authorities to investigate who told a newspaper that the San Francisco Giants forwarded the baseball star's medical records to a grand jury investigating him for perjury and tax evasion.
Corzine, Menendez refuse to judge attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
Gov. Corzine and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said they'll wait for an investigation to be completed before passing judgment on Attorney General Zulima Farber, who is under fire for responding to a traffic stop where her boyfriend was ticketed, then allowed to drive an unregistered van home.
Cross-dressing NZ lawyer challenges 'boys' club' (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A male lawyer who appeared in a New Zealand court dressed in an ankle-length skirt, lace stockings and a diamond brooch said he was protesting against a male bias in the country's justice system.
Lawyer Barry Teague dies (Montgomery Advertiser)
Barry Elvin Teague, a prominent Montgomery lawyer who colleagues say had a lasting impact on the legal community, died late Sunday of a heart attack. He was 62.
Askew's lawyer denies charges (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Cincinnati police were "making up lies" when they reported that Cincinnati Bengal Matthias Askew tried to fight them and resisted during his early morning Sunday arrest, Askew's lawyer said Monday.
N Zealand lawyer in court in drag (BBC News)
A New Zealand lawyer wears women's clothing in court to highlight male bias in the judiciary.
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.
Cross-dressing New Zealand lawyer protests "old boys network" (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A high profile New Zealand lawyer has taken to wearing women's clothing to court to protest the old boys network he accuses of dominating the country's justice system.
Polk County attorney to wait on CIETC investigations (WHO-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa Polk County Attorney John Sarcone (SAR'-cone) says he'll wait for the outcome of state and federal investigations into the CIETC (C-tech) pay scandal before he reacts to a request to remove a Des Moines city councilman from office.
Ex-borough attorney seeks job again through bidding process (Asbury Park Press)
Former State Sen. John O. Bennett III is among at least seven candidates vying to be named borough attorney through a process that has opened the post and others to a form of bidding, officials confirmed Monday.
Cross-dressing lawyer skirts dress code (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A male lawyer who appeared in a New Zealand court dressed in an ankle-length skirt, lace stockings and a diamond brooch said Tuesday he was protesting against a male bias in the country's justice system.
COURT DELAYS DECISION ON EUROTUNNEL DEBT PROTECTION: LAWYER (Tocqueville Connection)
PARIS, July 25, 2006 (AFP) - A French court delayed for eight days on Tuesday a decision on protecting Eurotunnel from its debts, a lawyer for the company said, suggesting this offered time for a debt rescue.
COURT DELAYS DECISION ON EUROTUNNEL DEBT PROTECTION: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
PARIS, July 25, 2006 (AFP) - A French court delayed for eight days on Tuesday a decision on protecting Eurotunnel from its debts, a lawyer for the company said, suggesting this offered time for a debt rescue.
Bonds' attorney blames government for leak (The Olympian)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds' attorney threatened Monday to expose government misconduct if prosecutors pursue perjury and tax-evasion charges against the Giants left fielder.
New Zealand lawyer sports skirt to court (AP via Yahoo! News)
A bald, mustachioed lawyer turned up at court wearing a skirt and blouse and toting a purse to protest a lack of care and sensitivity among New Zealand's male-dominated judiciary, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
New Zealand Lawyer Sports Skirt to Court (San Francisco Chronicle)
A bald, mustachioed lawyer turned up at court wearing a skirt and blouse and toting a purse to protest a lack of care and sensitivity among New Zealand's male-dominated judiciary, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Rob Moodie, 67, arrived at Wellington's...
Attorney General's Office Says Fletcher May Have Broken State Law (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) -- The state attorney general's office reports that Governor Fletcher may have broken state law by rejecting six candidates for the Murray State University board of regents.
Suspended attorney says legal system is 'broken' (The Hillsboro Argus)
An Aloha attorney who was handed a six-month suspension from practicing law June 8 has filed a petition for reconsideration with the Oregon Supreme Court.
Male lawyer wears dress to protest 'old boys network' (Boston Herald)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A bald, mustachioed lawyer turned up at court wearing a skirt and blouse and toting a purse to protest a lack of care and sensitivity among New Zealand's male-dominated...
Iran: Prison Term for Rights Lawyer (New York Times)
Abdolfattah Soltani, a lawyer who works with Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner, and has defended the journalist Akbar Ganji, one of the country’s most prominent dissidents, said he had been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of disclosing confidential information and opposing the government. Mr. Soltani was arrested a year ago while defending two people accused of
Franklin County State’s Attorney releases names of several convicted (Daily American)
Franklin County State's Attorney Tom Dinn recently released the name of several Franklin County residents charged and convicted on a number of offenses.
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.
Gambia: Lawyer Darboe Reacts to Defection Claim, IEC Boss Sacking (AllAfrica.com)
The UDP/NRP alliance leader, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, on Friday described the recent claim of the alleged mass defection of UDP supporters to the ruling APRC as false and self-deceptive. Lawyer Darboe was speaking in an exclusive interview with this paper.
Lawyer highlights patient rights (TVNZ)
A lawyer who successfully brought the status of a man detained in a mental health unit before the courts says the case has important ramifications. The case related to David Chu who was bailed by the Wellington District Court earlier this month to reside at Wellington Hospital.
Lawyer highlights patient rights (TVNZ)
A lawyer who successfully brought the status of a man detained in a mental health unit before the courts says the case has important ramifications. The case related to David Chu who was bailed by the Wellington District Court earlier this month to reside at Wellington Hospital.
Spahalski tested for mental illness; lawyer waits (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The lawyer for accused serial killer Robert Bruce Spahalski is still waiting for test results to help him determine if he'll offer an insanity defense.
Lawyer, Wife Livid Over Breastfeeding Incident (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
A Deerfield Beach lawyer is on a letter-writing campaign after, he says, a restaurant employee asked his breastfeeding wife to "take it outside."
Attorney General exposes emergency card fraud (News 8 Austin)
The Texas Attorney General's Office issued a warning about a company selling cards to ensure fire and ambulance service. The cards are unnecessary. Anyone in need of those services only has to call 911.
Attorney General exposes emergency card fraud (News 8 Austin)
The Texas Attorney General's office is warning people about an EMT Alert Card phone scam. The caller claims to be working for the city of San Antonio and its fire department.
Defence lawyer says double-murder case against his client is built on lies (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER (CP) - The lawyer for a man accused of killing two people - including a woman who was trying to protect a stranger - told a jury the Crown's case is built on lies and inconsistencies.
Retired Baldwin County DA takes job as Gulf Shores city attorney (al.com)
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former Baldwin County District Attorney David Whetstone is back in public office after a brief foray into retirement.
Polk County Attorney Looks Into Council Members' Issue (KCCI 8 Iowa)
The Polk County Attorney says he is looking into whether to remove any Des Moines city council members named in connection with the ongoing job-agency scandal.
Attorney general: men offer paving then inflate prices (WRGB)
(Montpelier, VT - AP) - Attorney General William Sorrell is warning Vermonters about a paving scam. Sorrell says groups of men are traveling door to door and offering to do paving work for a certain price and then charging substantially more once the work is complete.
Attorney general warns about pavers who overcharge customers (Boston Globe)
Attorney General William Sorrell on Tuesday warned Vermonters about a paving scam. Sorrell said groups of men have approached houses and offered to pave driveways for a certain price and then substantially overcharged the customer once the work was complete.
Male lawyer dresses as woman in court demo (The Scotsman)
A MALE lawyer who appeared in a New Zealand court dressed in an ankle-length skirt, lace stockings and a diamond brooch said yesterday he was protesting against a male bias in the country's justice system.
Polk County Attorney Looking Into Removing Brooks From Council (WHO-TV Des Moines)
Des Moines, July 25, 2006 - The Polk County Attorney says he'll decide in the next month or so whether he'll try to remove a Des Moines councilman because of the CIETC salary scandal.
Attorney protests by wearing a dress (UPI)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 25 (UPI) -- A well-known New Zealand attorney is wearing women's clothing to protest alleged male-dominated corruption in the country's judicial system.
McLennan County commissioners ask attorney for animal policy (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
WACO, Texas -- McLennan County commissioners asked the county attorney on Tuesday to recommend a policy on animals in the courthouse, delaying a decision on whether Buff the cocker...
Special prosecutor clears Holt County Attorney (Lincoln Journal Star)
A special prosecutor has cleared Holt County Attorney Tom Herzog of any wrongdoing following a complaint filed by the local sheriff over Herzog’s handling of the county’s drug funds.
Internet fraud slips through police fingers, says Attorney General (The Register)
Report calls for coordinated clampdown Internet fraud accounts for eight per cent of all fraud in the UK, according to the Attorney General's office, which says that fraud costs the UK billions of pounds every year.…
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.
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.
Prominent lawyer cited in Wheeler sting (Decatur Daily)
Prominent Huntsville media lawyer and Alabama State Bar former President Gary C. Huckaby was among 27 people cited on charges of public indecency and public lewdness in an undercover operation on Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge this month.
Lawyer given no arson info (winnipegsun.com)
James Driskell's original lawyer apparently didn't get the goods from cops and Crown attorneys about an arson committed by the man whose testimony helped put Driskell away.
Cleveland attorney cleared over gifts to state workers (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus -- Cleveland attorney Eugene Stevens is back to work helping his corporate clients comply with Ohio liquor laws now that he has beaten back charges that he broke state ethics rules himself.
Senate approves Oklahoma attorney for 10th Circuit judge (Provo Daily Herald)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The U.S. Senate confirmed Oklahoma City attorney Jerome Holmes Tuesday for a seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Holmes, 44, becomes the first black judge to serve on the Denver-based federal appeals court. Holmes is a director of Crowe & Dunlevy, a prominent Oklahoma law firm with offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman..