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Attorney questions fairness of jury pool (Provo Daily Herald)
Everyone is entitled to a fair trial in front of an impartial jury of their peers -- but does it matter what their peers look like? One Utah County defense attorney, Michael Esplin, says it does, and he is challenging the fairness of the state's jury system, which he believes systematically discriminates against Hispanics..
Lawyer requests media ban for key witness in Brimble inquiry (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
ELEANOR HALL: The lawyer for one of the men implicated in the death of Brisbane woman Diane Brimble has complained about the media's coverage of the coronial inquest.
Marine's lawyer pushes for ticket to Iraq (Everett Herald)
The California lawyer for a Mukilteo Marine accused of murdering an Iraqi civilian insists that he and counsel for other defendants need to go to Iraq and view the death scene firsthand.
Attorney will investigate Henderson player's death (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The Henderson County school district is turning to an outside attorney and medical personnel from Methodist Hospital to investigate the death of a 16-year-old football player who died following practice last week.
Attorney: Smith not competent for trial (La Crosse Tribune)
The attorney representing a La Crosse man shot twice after police said he stabbed an officer with a screwdriver in March said Tuesday the man is not competent to stand trial.La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge Roger LeGrand ordered a competency evaluation for Joseph Smith, 23, who in April pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to attempted first-degree
Longtime prosecutor fills 1st district attorney spot (Observer-Reporter)
Following several years without a first assistant district attorney in his office, Washington County District Attorney John C. Pettit filled the position Tuesday by appointing Michael Lucas to the part-time position.
Olympia lawyer disbarred Attorney got 90 days in jail for sending nude photo to teen client (The Olympian)
The state Supreme Court has disbarred an Olympia attorney who made sexual advances and sent a nude photo of himself to a 17-year-old female client.
McLennan County commissioners ask attorney for animal policy (ABC 7 El Paso)
WACO, Texas McLennan County commissioners have asked the county attorney to recommend a policy on animals in the courthouse. The request delays a decision...
McLennan County commissioners ask attorney for animal policy (KXAN 36 Austin)
WACO, Texas McLennan County commissioners have asked the county attorney to recommend a policy on animals in the courthouse.
Attorney general warns about pavers who overcharge customers (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- 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.
McLennan County commissioners ask attorney for animal policy (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
WACO, Texas McLennan County commissioners have asked the county attorney to recommend a policy on animals in the courthouse.
SC suspends Arroyo ally-lawyer De Vera (The Daily Tribune)
The hammer finally fell and hard on lawyer and administration ally Leonard De Vera after the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday announced his suspension from the practice of law for misusing $12,000 he received from a client.
PRESIDENT SHOULD QUIT FOR APPOINTING WRONG PEOPLE: FORMER LAWYER (Central News Agency)
Taipei, July 26 (CNA) A lawyer who helped President Chen Shui-bian win a lawsuit over the legality of his re-election said Wednesday that Chen should step down for having lost legitimacy as president.
Lawyer is a life-saver (The Business EDP 24)
Quick-thinking lawyer Julie Hull became a life-saver when one of her clients suddenly stopped breathing and collapsed during a meeting. Fortunately, the 32-year-old knew exactly how to help the 89-year-old woman as she was a coronary care nurse before pursuing a career in law.
Clarett Without A Lawyer Two Weeks Before Trial (KSBW)
Troubled former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett is without a lawyer two weeks before his trial is scheduled to start.
Attorney General: Meth Cases Are Declining Around State (Channel 3000)
Wisconsin's attorney general credits a new law and a coordinated law enforcement effort for the drop in meth cases in the state.
Attorney general warns about pavers who overcharge customers (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- 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.
Former Employee of Warren County Attorney's Office Accused of Theft (WBKO-TV Bowling Green)
A former employee of the Warren County Attorney's Office is facing theft charges. Warren County Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron says Stacy Denise Ware was indicted on eleven different counts last Wednesday.
County Attorney To Appeal Teen's Sentence (KETV.com)
The Douglas County attorney says sentence handed down on Tuesday is too lenient.
Patrons ask for attorney general opinion (Wahpeton News)
MANTADOR, N.D. — Questions that can only be answered by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem stalled a Mantador School District meeting planning the district's dissolution.
US Attorney Warns of Ongoing ID Theft Scams (KYW News Radio 1060)
The US attorney is using the indictments of 24 people involved in six separate schemes that stole millions of dollars from individuals and banks to draw attention to the serious problem of identity theft.
Lawrenceburg attorney Patrick files for family court judge (The Sentinel-News)
Lawrenceburg attorney William Patrick announced he would run for family court judge in the November general election.
Cuomo to air his first television ads in attorney general's race (WRGB)
(Albany, NY - AP) - Democrat Andrew Cuomo says he'll begin airing his first television advertisement of the attorney general's campaign. In the spot, he vows to continue the work of current Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and answers ads from Republican rival Jeanine Pirro.
Bennett again named borough attorney in Keansburg (Asbury Park Press)
KEANSBURG -- Former state Sen. John O. Bennett III was tonight named to the borough attorney's post by a divided Borough Council. Bennett, who was among at least seven candidates, was named to a one-year term. Bennett, a former Republican legislator, served as Keansburg's attorney from 1994 to 2000. He also worked for nearly 30 years as the attorney for Keansburg's school system.
 One sentenced for taping Michael Jackson and lawyer (Curlio)
One of the two men who plead guilty to secretly videotaping Michael Jackson and his lawyer has been sentenced to 8 months in jail.
Missing Chapel Hill Attorney Charged With Embezzlement (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
The State Bureau of Investigation Wednesday issued a warrant charging a missing Chapel Hill attorney with embezzlement.
Parks board to hire attorney to look into fee (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
HUNTINGTON — The Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District hired an attorney Wednesday to research the guidelines for placing a referendum on the November general election ballot asking residents to vote for a fee.
County files suite against local developer, attorney (Sierra Star)
Madera County has filed a lawsuit against local developer and attorney John Jamison and eight others for alleged conspiracy, fraud and violations of California state law.
Calif. trial begins in lawyer's wife death (AP via Yahoo! News)
A high-profile defense attorney who rose to prominence as a television commentator during Scott Peterson's murder trial returned to the airwaves last fall to discuss another grisly killing. Only this time the victim was his wife, and the crime scene was his home.
Attorney general warns about pavers who overcharge customers (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- 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.
Knoxville defense attorney talks about insanity defense (WATE-TV Knoxville)
A Knoxville defense attorney believes Andrea Yates will spend the rest of her life in a mental institution.
Attorney general christens city veterans museum (Torrington Register Citizen)
By CHARLES W. KIM Register Citizen Staff TORRINGTON - State Attorney General and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Richard Blumenthal officially opened the Honor Veterans' Museum inside the new Veterans Service Office in Fuessenich Park on Wednesday evening.
Lawyer Is Upping the Ante in Claims of Idea Theft in Hollywood (New York Times)
"I'll fight to the death for writers," says John A. Marder, the latest in a long line of gadfly attorneys who contend that it’s their job to keep the studios honest.
Attorney: Confidentiality violated (The Express-Times)
Rick Thompson's attorney said Phillipsburg School Board members violated his client's right to confidentiality when they publicly spoke about the investigation into the former high school wrestling coach.
City to ask Attorney General about camping, ATV ban (Sun Herald)
ðPressure from citizens and questions about what City Attorney Rob Robinson actually asked the State Attorney General for, moves the commissioners to ask for an AGO opinion on regulating recreational activities on private property.
Missing lawyer's wife asks ASEAN for help (The Jakarta Post)
The wife of a missing Thai lawyer has appealed to the Southeast Asian regional body to pressure Bangkok to investigate human rights violations. Somchai Neelaphaichit went missing in March 2004 shortly after mobilizing a protest against the implementation of martial law in southern Thailand.
Lawyer Is Upping the Ante in Claims of Idea Theft in Hollywood (New York Times)
"I'll fight to the death for writers," says John A. Marder, the latest in a long line of gadfly lawyers who contend that it’s their job to keep the studios honest.
Attorney general warns about pavers who overcharge customers (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- 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.
Local attorney suspended (Tribune Chronicle)
YOUNGSTOWN — An attorney who had been found in contempt of court by three different area judges has been suspended from practicing law for a year.
Local attorney suspended (The Tribune Chronicle)
YOUNGSTOWN — An attorney who had been found in contempt of court by three different area judges has been suspended from practicing law for a year.
Former state's attorney prefers private practice (Rapid City Journal)
BELLE FOURCHE -- Butte County State's Attorney Jim Seward will leave his job to enter into a law practice in Spearfish.
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.
Lawyer: Client innocent in slaying (Pasadena Star-News)
RANCHO CUCAMONGA - The Pasadena firefighter accused of fatally stabbing his wife last week will be proved not guilty during a trial, his lawyer said Wednesday, adding that he believes the account of the slaying given by authorities is inaccurate.
Attorney says Chisley being held illegally (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE -- The attorney representing former Penn State football player Lavon Chisley is trying to force Centre County District Attorney Michael Madeira to show his hand -- essentially to determine if he will charge her client in the slaying of a Penn State senior.
Firefighter Burton lawyer decries slaying claims (Daily Bulletin)
RANCHO CUCAMONGA - A Pasadena firefighter accused of fatally stabbing his wife last week will be proven not guilty during a trial, his lawyer said Wednesday, adding that he believes the account of the slaying given by authorities is inaccurate.
UA professor held in Israel sees lawyer (Akron Beacon Journal)
A University of Akron professor detained July 8 in Israel on allegations of spying saw his lawyer for the first time Wednesday when a gag order was lifted.
U.S. attorney seeks sentence reduction (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO ---- The U.S. attorney's office is asking a federal judge to reduce the sentence that the former chief executive officer of a now-defunct Carlsbad mortgage lending company received for his role in a scam that bilked investors out of about 330 million.
'Likeable idiot' drives lawyer around bend (Independent Online)
Britain's most convicted driver has been described by his lawyer as a "likeable idiot" after he was sent to prison for five months for flouting his 48th driving ban.
Attorney to research possible park fee (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
HUNTINGTON -- The Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District hired an attorney Wednesday to research the guidelines for placing a referendum on the November general election ballot asking residents to vote for a fee.