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Police investigation could take two years: Byrne's lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
The lawyer for former Newfoundland and Labrador cabinet minister Ed Byrne is concerned about the how long it will take police to investigate the spending scandal at the house of assembly.
Nigeria: Lawyer Shot Dead in Jos (AllAfrica.com)
Barely three days after a governorship aspirant in Plateau state was assassinated and a production staff of the NTA, Jos, died in suspicious circumstances, a lawyer has been shot dead in Jos, heightening fears among residents of the once serene city.
Lawyer says Juventus duo deserve praise, not trial (Reuters via Yahoo!7 Sports)
ROME, July 7 (Reuters) - Former top executives of Italian soccer club Juventus deserve praise for helping Italy reach the World Cup final rather than being put on trial for alleged match-fixing, a lawyer for one of the men said on Friday.
Kentucky attorney general disqualified from prosecution of Republican governor (San Diego Union-Tribune)
FRANKFORT, Ky., 8:19 a.m. July 7 (AP): A judge disqualified Kentucky's attorney general Friday from any involvement in prosecuting Gov. Ernie Fletcher in a state hiring scandal.
Attorney faces sex charge (The Jackson Citizen Patriot)
A Jackson bankruptcy attorney was charged Thursday with a sexual crime involving a girl. James R. Knapp, of Concord Road in Jonesville, was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 12-year-old girl.
Kadlec's lawyer complains about spokeswoman, state attorney (České noviny)
Prague- Radek Ondrus, the lawyer for Tomas Kadlec, former head of the National Security Office (NBU) and later of the Cepro strategic state company, now prosecuted on fraud allegations, lodged complaints about the state attorney and the police spokeswoman.
Lawyer: Nixzmary's Mom To Blame Husband (WNBC)
NEW YORK -- A lawyer for the mother of murdered 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown said Thursday his client planned to tell a jury she was too abused and depressed to defend her daughter.
Defense Attorney Asks To Withdraw From Fort Dodge Murder Case (KCCI 8 Iowa)
The attorney for a man charged with killing a Fort Dodge woman wants off the case, citing a conflict of interest.
Lawyer Says Lay's Family Doesn't Get a Pass With His Death (WTOL News 11)
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the millions of dollars he made from Enron. The energy company's founder died of a heart attack Wednesday morning.
Kentucky attorney general disqualified from prosecution of Republican governor (Boston Herald)
FRANKFORT, Ky. - A judge disqualified Kentucky's attorney general Friday from any involvement in prosecuting Gov. Ernie Fletcher in a state hiring scandal. Special Judge David Melcher ruled that...
Attorney general warns of scams (The Town Talk)
BATON ROUGE – Many unscrupulous scam artists are preying on the elderly and uninformed people of Louisiana, says Attorney General Charles Foti, so he and several organizations are teaming up for an information tour.
Lawyer: Nixmary's Mom Too Abused To Help Her (CBS 2 New York)
A lawyer for the mother of murdered 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown says his client plans to tell a jury she was too abused and depressed to defend her daughter.
Juventus duo deserve praise, not trial - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo!7 Sports)
ROME, July 7 (Reuters) - Former top executives of Italian soccer champions Juventus deserve praise for helping Italy reach the World Cup final rather than being put on trial for alleged match-fixing, a defence lawyer said on Friday.
Juventus duo deserve praise, not trial - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo!7 News)
ROME, July 7 (Reuters) - Former top executives of Italian soccer champions Juventus deserve praise for helping Italy reach the World Cup final rather than being put on trial for alleged match-fixing, a defence lawyer said on Friday.
Lawyer says Juventus duo deserve praise, not trial (ESPN Soccernet.com)
Lawyer says Juventus duo deserve praise, not trial by Europe
Juventus duo deserve praise, not trial - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
ROME (Reuters) - Former top executives of Italian football champions Juventus deserve praise for helping Italy reach the World Cup final rather than being put on trial for alleged match-fixing, a defence lawyer said on Friday.
Woodbury County Board of Supervisors to name interim county attorney July 18 (Sioux City Journal)
An interim Woodbury County Attorney is expected to be named July 18. At its next meeting Tuesday, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to receive and act upon county attorney Tom Mullin's resignation.
Juventus duo deserve praise, not trial - lawyer (Reuters.co.uk)
ROME (Reuters) - Former top executives of Italian football champions Juventus deserve praise for helping Italy reach the World Cup final rather than being put on trial for alleged match-fixing, a defence lawyer said on Friday.
Assistant city attorney wears many hats (Paris News)
Paris Assistant City Attorney John Lestock has a full plate — prosecuting misdemeanor cases in municipal court, giving legal advice to the police department, arguing for the city tearing down a dilapidated building.
Feds investigate top district attorney assistant on rape accusation (WWL-TV New Orleans)
A federal investigation has been launched into accusations that an investigator for the New Orleans District Attorney’s office raped a woman he was assigned to protect as part of the witness relocation program.
Defense attorney asks to withdraw from Fort Dodge murder case (WOI-TV Des Moines)
FORT DODGE, Iowa The attorney for a man charged with killing a Fort Dodge woman wants off the case, citing a conflict of interest.
Chat with a city staff attorney about downtown Lawrence safety issues (Lawrence Journal-World)
Welcome to our online chat with a city staff attorney about downtown Lawrence safety issues. The chat took place on Friday, July 7, at 1:30 PM and is now closed, but you can read the full transcript on this page.
Ask a Lawyer (Real Change News)
Answers are intended for general information only and are not intended to take the place of advice from your own attorney. Ask a Lawyer is in partnership with the Access to Justice Institute at Seattle University and Foster Pepper. Got questions?
Police investigation into N.L. spending probe could take years, lawyer says (Canada.com)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - It will probably be two years, and possibly longer, before police decide whether to charge four Newfoundland politicians implicated in a sweeping spending scandal, the lawyer for one of them said Friday.
Defense attorney asks to withdraw from Fort Dodge murder case (WHO-TV Des Moines)
FORT DODGE, Iowa The attorney for a man charged with killing a Fort Dodge woman wants off the case, citing a conflict of interest.
Governor, attorney general to appeal judge's ruling (WPMI 15)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley and state Attorney General Troy King said Friday they will appeal a federal judge's ruling in a lawsuit seeking more services for the mentally retarded.
Defense attorney asks to withdraw from Fort Dodge murder case (WHO-TV Des Moines)
FORT DODGE, Iowa The attorney for a man charged with killing a Fort Dodge woman wants off the case, citing a conflict of interest.
NT lawyer appointed to new Defence post (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Northern Territory lawyer Lynn McDade has been appointed to the new position of director of military prosecutions in the Australian Defence Force.
Attorney: Woman wants Holmes case tossed (AP via Yahoo! News)
The woman who was allegedly assaulted by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has asked that charges against the former Ohio State star be dropped, his attorney said Friday.
NT lawyer appointed to new Defence post (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Northern Territory lawyer Lynn McDade has been appointed to the new position of director of military prosecutions in the Australian Defence Force. Her appointment comes after a Senate inquiry found the military justice system needed significant reform.
Attorney General disqualified from prosecution of Fletcher (Murray Ledger & Times)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Franklin County judge disqualified Attorney General Greg Stumbo today from any involvement in a case against Gov. Ernie Fletcher, who is under indictment for allegedly rewarding political supporters with state jobs.
Attorney: Woman wants Holmes case tossed (OregonLive.com)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The woman who was allegedly assaulted by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has asked that charges against the former Ohio State star be dropped, his attorney said Friday.
Governor, attorney general to appeal judge's ruling (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Governor Riley and state Attorney General Troy King say they will appeal a federal judge's ruling in a lawsuit seeking more services for the mentally retarded.
Attorney: Woman asks for case to be dismissed against Holmes (Covers.com)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The woman who was allegedly assaulted by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has asked that charges against the former Ohio State star be dropped, his attorney said Friday. Holmes was arrested June 19...
Concealed Sums Part of Charges Against Attorney Yagman (Law.com)
While recent tax evasion charges brought against civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman are based largely on expenditures related to his personal lifestyle, federal prosecutors have accused him of concealing money he received as a principal of his Venice, Calif.-based law firm, now called Yagman & Yagman & Reichmann.
City staff attorney to discuss bar safety (Lawrence Journal-World)
Concerned about safety in Lawrence's downtown night spots? A city staff attorney will chat online about the issue at 1:30 p.m. today on the Journal-World’s Web site at www.ljworld.com.
Charges against lawyer dropped in contract case (2theadvocate.com)
Prosecutors on Friday dropped charges against a lawyer indicted in 2002 along with Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom in an alleged scheme to rig state food-storage contracts.
Attorney wants camera money returned (Tribune Chronicle)
GIRARD — The city was forced by a decision in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to turn off its speed camera Thursday and stop collecting fines through its use. But the attorney who won the case against Girard wants even more.
Attorney wants camera money returned (The Tribune Chronicle)
GIRARD — The city was forced by a decision in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to turn off its speed camera Thursday and stop collecting fines through its use. But the attorney who won the case against Girard wants even more.
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.
Woodbury County Board of Supervisors to name interim county attorney July 18 (Sioux City Journal)
An interim Woodbury County Attorney is expected to be named July 18. At its next meeting Tuesday, the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to receive and act upon county attorney Tom Mullin's resignation.
Houston lawyer kicks off clinic push with millions (Houston Chronicle)
Houston plaintiff's lawyer John O'Quinn kicked off a fundraising effort Friday with a $25 million donation from his foundation to the Menninger Clinic in hopes of moving the facility closer to the Texas Medical Center.
Council: Appoint or elect next city attorney? (Gazette Extra Sports)
LAKE GENEVA-A blank spot may appear where "City Attorney" once was on the Lake Geneva ballot in the 2008 election. The Lake Geneva City Council on Monday will decide whether the next city attorney should be appointed instead of elected.
Attorney hoping to unmask initiatives' backer (Billings Gazette)
HELENA -- A Montana-based political group that has spent 1 million on initiative campaigns here and elsewhere is being challenged legally by a Helena attorney, who may try to force disclosure of its financial backers.
Attorney hoping to unmask initiatives' backer (Billings Gazette)
HELENA -- A Montana-based political group that has spent $1 million on initiative campaigns here and elsewhere is being challenged legally by a Helena attorney, who may try to force disclosure of its financial backers. Attorney Jonathan Motl, a v ...
Attorney general warns of scams (The Town Talk)
BATON ROUGE -- Many unscrupulous scam artists are preying on the elderly and uninformed people of Louisiana, says Attorney General Charles Foti, so he and several organizations are teaming up for an informational tour.
City staff attorney chats online about downtown Lawrence safety issues (Lawrence Journal-World)
Concerned about safety in Lawrence's downtown night spots? A city staff attorney chatted this afternoon online about the issue (Read the transcript) .
Ex-Lawyer Faces Larceny Charges (Hartford Courant)
Accused Of Taking $750,000 From Estate A former Orange lawyer has been charged with draining just over $750,000 from a trust fund an elderly widow in New Haven set up to provide for her disabled son after her death. Ronald Bozelko, 68, a member of the town of Orange's economic development committee, turned himself into New Haven police on Friday and was charged with nine counts of larceny.
Governor, attorney general to appeal judge's ruling (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Governor Riley and state Attorney General Troy King say they will appeal a federal judge's ruling in a lawsuit seeking more services for the mentally retarded.
Jackson Attorney Pours Scorn On 911 Loan Claims (ContactMusic)
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