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Keansburg council appoints Bennett as its attorney (Asbury Park Press)
The Borough Council on Wednesday appointed John O. Bennett III as its attorney, despite one councilman's concern the post would distract the former Republican state senator from his role as attorney for the borough's school system.
Public defender adds felony lawyer (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Long-time Cincinnati lawyer Tim Cutcher joined the Hamilton County Public Defender's Office last week as the office's first felony attorney.
Fletcher lawyer's filing supports Lambert's opinion on indictment (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A lawyer for the governor's office has endorsed Kentucky Chief Justice Joseph Lambert's comment last month about whether a governor could be indicted without being impeached. "As a matter of constitutional law, the Opinion of the Court was correct," a lawyer for Fletcher wrote in a filing yesterday with the high court.
Missing Thai lawyer's wife asks ASEAN for help (The Nation)
The wife of a missing Thai lawyer has appealed to the Southeast Asian regional body to pressure Bangkok to investigate human rights violations.
I was insane, defendant/lawyer says (Miami Herald)
It has been said that a man who has himself for a lawyer has a fool for a client. But is he a crazy fool? Jon W. Kuiken is testing the proposition this week, representing himself in his attempted murder trial.
CAMPAIGN 2006 / State Attorney General / GOP candidate uses Oakland's crime rate as fodder (San Francisco Chronicle)
Once again a rival attorney general candidate is blaming Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown for the city spiraling homicide rate -- and offering to help local officials fight crime. This time it's Republican state Sen. Chuck Poochigian, who traveled to Oakland...
Lawyer has foot in both courts in city link bid (The Scotsman)
A LAWYER has been appointed to spearhead joint promotional initiatives between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Attorney says Charges Against Senate Candidate are False (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Longshot Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate David Dickerson is letting his attorney do the talking about sex assault allegations lodged against him by his wife.
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.
ExpoAfrica Victims at Lawyer's Throat, As... (Ghanaweb.com)
Accra, July 27 (Chronicle) --Whilst Kwame Owusu Afriyie(pictured), Chairman of Expo Africa, is cooling off the heat in far away London, his lawyer, young and affable Kwame Akuffo of Akufo Addo, Prempeh & Co. Chambers in Accra, is battling to clean the mess created by his client.
Attorney says charges against Senate candidate are false (ABC 2 Baltimore)
TOWSON, Md.-- Longshot Democratic candidate for U-S Senate David Dickerson is letting his attorney do the talking about sex assault allegations lodged against him by his wife.
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.
Attorney general: Bluffton police can't patrol U.S. 278 (The Daily Comet)
Bluffton police do not have the authority to patrol U.S. 278, an opinion from the attorney general's office says.
Sting nets local attorney, principal (The Huntsville Times)
A prominent Huntsville attorney and a school principal were among more than two dozen people accused of public indecency and lewdness during last weekend's undercover sting at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.
Attorney general: Bluffton police can not patrol US 278 (WIS-TV Columbia)
The attorney general's office says Bluffton police officers do not have the authority to patrol US 278. Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner requested the opinion after he received a citizen complaint about Bluffton police patrolling US 278 between state Highway 46 and state Highway 70.
EU defends lawyer in Iranian nuclear spying case (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The European Union called on Iran on Thursday to stop punishing human rights activists, including a lawyer accused of spying on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
Attorney for MSU official says sex was consensual (WREG-TV Memphis)
STARKVILLE, Miss. The attorney for a Mississippi State University official accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old student says sex between the two was consensual.
Ghana: Expo Victims At Lawyer's Throat (AllAfrica.com)
Whilst Kwame Owusu Afriyie, Chairman of Expo Africa, is cooling off the heat in far away London, his lawyer, young and affable Kwame Akuffo of Akufo Addo, Prempeh & Co. Chambers in Accra, is battling to clean the mess created by his client.
Attorney: DNA results may change rape trial outcome (The Courier)
By Brooke Vermillion Reporter After preliminary DNA-testing results in the case of a man charged in March with rape, arson, and attempted murder came back from the State Crime Lab in Little Rock late last week, the man's attorney is now trying to get his client out of the Pope County jail.
Lawyer says Ban will end Fallon career (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)
Kieren Fallon's career will be ended if a ban on him riding in Britain is upheld, a lawyer for the six-times champion jockey told the High Court on Thursday.
Kroeger lawyer says client should be treated like anyone else (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (CP) - The lawyer for Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger says his client should be treated like anyone else charged with a crime - innocent until proven guilty.
SBI Obtains Warrant For Missing Lawyer (NBC 17 Raleigh)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Chapel Hill lawyer missing for more than two weeks is now a wanted man. John McCormick is accused in a warrant of embezzling $800,000 from a client.
Opening statements begin in killing of prominent lawyer's wife (The San Francisco Examiner)
MARTINEZ, Calif. - A prosecutor described the gruesome injuries inflicted on the wife of prominent defense lawyer Daniel Horowitz as opening statements began Thursday in the trial of the teenager accused of killing her.
Missing lawyer charged with embezzling $800,000 (Greensboro News-Record)
RALEIGH (AP) — A Chapel Hill lawyer who has been missing for more than two weeks is now wanted on a warrant that charges him with embezzling $800,000 from a client. (Credit: "")
Colorado Lawyer Sues FBI, State Officials Over Terror Watch List (The Denver Channel)
SANTA FE, N.M. -- An activist lawyer who contends he has been illegally detained in three states because he is on an FBI terrorist watch list has sued federal and state officials.
Colorado lawyer sues FBI, state officials (ABC 7 El Paso)
SANTA FE An activist lawyer has sued federal and state officials, contending he's been illegally detained in three states because he's on an F-B-I terrorist watch...
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.
Lawyer to sue P.E.I. over electoral map (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Charlottetown lawyer Jane Ralling has served notice that she intends to sue the P.E.I. government over the way it approved a new electoral map.
Trial starts for death of prominent lawyer's wife (MSNBC)
MARTINEZ, Calif. - A prosecutor described the gruesome injuries inflicted on the wife of prominent defense lawyer Daniel Horowitz as opening statements began Thursday in the trial of the teenager accused of killing her.
Colorado lawyer sues FBI, state officials (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
SANTA FE (AP) - An activist lawyer has sued federal and state officials, contending he’s been illegally detained in three states because he’s on an FBI terrorist watch list.
Appeals Attorney Responds To Missing Women Photos (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
The attorney for convicted murderer Bill Bradford says the photos of 54 women that were taken from Bradford's home does (do) not prove anything criminal about her client.
SBI gets embezzlement warrant for missing lawyer (News 14 Carolina)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A Chapel Hill lawyer who has been missing for more than two weeks is now wanted on a warrant that charges him with embezzling $800,000 from a client.
Attorney Reprimanded For Refusing To Represent Gay Client (365Gay.com)
(London) A lawyer who refused represent a client because the man is gay has been reprimanded by the body that governs attorney conduct in Britain. The case involved a man, identified only a 'Mr J.' who was under a deportation order who wanted to use the fact he is gay to gain refugee asylum.
Lawyer's new role gives cities joint billing (The Scotsman)
THE lawyer who has been appointed the first director of a major Scottish project has pledged to promote Edinburgh and Glasgow as joint centres of tourism and culture.
Column: Lawyer up, Floyd Landis (AP via Yahoo! News)
What looked inspiring, even heroic, a week ago now looks suspiciously like just another example of better living through chemistry. Floyd Landis says not in this case. The evidence so far says he'd better have a good lawyer.
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.
Attorney to appeal bail in deaths of Tongan royals (San Jose Mercury News)
Calling his client's $3 million bail unconstitutional, the attorney for the Redwood City teenager charged with killing two members of the Tongan royal family and their driver said Thursday that he would file an appeal to lower the amount.
Powerful US attorney lectures at Northwestern Law School (ABC 7 Chicago)
One of the most powerful prosecutors in America shared some inside secrets Monday during a rare speech at a Northwestern Law School conference. In this Intelligence Report: "Federal prosecuting 101" with Chicago US Attorney Pat Fitzgerald.
Calif. attorney's wife slain trial begins (AP via Yahoo! News)
A prosecutor described the gruesome injuries inflicted on the wife of prominent defense lawyer as opening statements began Thursday in the trial of the teenager accused of killing her.
Second attorney quits Rep. Doyle assault case (New Hampshire Union Leader)
A Manchester attorney who had represented Windham state Rep. Christopher Doyle against charges he assaulted an election official, quit earlier this month. He is the second lawyer to quit the case.
N.Y. Rules Target Lawyer Abuses During Depositions (Law.com)
The New York court system has issued new rules to curb lawyer abuses in the handling of depositions.
Lawyer backs down from ACT fires blame (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A lawyer assisting a coronial inquiry into the 2003 ACT fires has backed away from claims that NSW authorities were partly to blame for the devastating blaze.
Attorney general candidate campaigns in Longview (The Longview News-Journal)
David Van Os, the Democratic nominee for Texas attorney general, was about a half hour late Thursday afternoon for his "whistle stop" in Longview.
Lawyer backs down from ACT fires blame (Sydney Morning Herald)
A lawyer assisting a coronial inquiry into the 2003 Canberra bushfires has backed away from claims that NSW authorities were partly to blame for the devastating blaze.
Van Os visits Marshall as part of his state attorney general 'Whistle-Stop' campaign (The Marshall News Messenger)
Kilgore native David Van Os is a tough-talkin', cowboy hat-wearin' Democrat who has vowed to dethrone Republican state attorney general Greg Abbott and give Texas government "back to the people."
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.
Bloomfield Democrats vote Pirone out after 22 years as town attorney (The Star-Ledger)
It was becoming the tale of two town attorneys. Weeks after the Bloomfield township council voted 4-3 against renewing sitting attorney Vincent Pirone's contract, two council factions continued to argue over whether or not he should be allowed to remain in his position on an interim basis.
N.Y. Rules Target Lawyer Abuses During Depositions (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The New York court system has issued new rules to curb lawyer abuses in the handling of depositions. The standards seek to bar attorneys from coaching witnesses by making "speaking objections" in which they suggest an answer to an adversary's question.
Union, mayor back Green for attorney general (Star-Gazette)
Mark Green, one of several Democrats running to be New York's next attorney general, picked up some endorsements Thursday during a stop in Elmira.