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Sao Tome and Principe's President Sacks Attorney-General (Rigzone)
President Fradique de Menezes, in his first action since formal confirmation of winning election, Friday sacked Attorney-General Adelino Pereira, who had led an officially discredited corruption probe into the recent awarding of offshore oil exploration blocks shared with Nigeria.
Before being a suspect in wife's disappearance, attorney proclaimed innocence on TV (CourtTV via Yahoo! News)
(Cou rt TV) - Jurors in the murder trial of a former Nashville attorney heard the defendant proclaim his innocence Friday in two videotaped interviews that he gave before he was the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance 10 years ago.
Dassey's Attorney Files Notice Of Alibi (Channel 3000)
MANITOWOC, Wis. -- The attorney for Steven Avery's nephew said he has a list of people who might provide an alibi for the teenager during the time Teresa Halbach was murdered.
Dassey's Attorney Files Notice Of Alibi (The Milwaukee Channel)
MANITOWOC, Wis. -- The attorney for Steven Avery's nephew said he has a list of people who might provide an alibi for the teenager during the time Teresa Halbach was murdered.
Attorney says Winkler to be released Friday (Knoxville News Sentinal)
SELMER, Tenn. - A defense attorney for a minister's wife charged with killing her husband said a judge has approved the details of a $750,000 bond and that she will be released from jail Friday.
Duncan's lawyer might challenge Idaho's execution method (KTVB Boise)
COEUR D'ALENE -- The lawyer defending Joseph Duncan, who is accused in the slayings of three members of a Coeur d'Alene family, has asked for details on Idaho's method of execution in what could be a first step in challenging its constitutionality.
City attorney's office undergoing reorg (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)
The San Diego city attorney's office recently added the legal advisor to former California Governor George Deukmejian as part of an office-wide reorganization plan.
Local attorney sees man pulled from London to Cleveland flight (WKYC Cleveland)
Local attorney sees man pulled from London to Cleveland flight
Attorney general says B.C. wants to compensate abused victims (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER (CP) - British Columbia's attorney general says the province wants to compensate people who were sexually and physically abused at an institution for the mentally ill.
U.S. Attorney for Montana may be heading to D.C. (Great Falls Tribune)
U.S. Attorney William W. Mercer of Billings may be heading back to Washington, D.C., for the number three job in the Justice Department. That’s according to Washington Post columnist Al Kamen, who wrote about Mercer in Friday’s edition of the Post.
Duncan's lawyer might challenge Idaho's execution method (Billings Gazette)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- The lawyer defending Joseph Duncan III, accused in the slayings of three members of a Coeur d'Alene family, has asked for details on Idaho's method of execution in what could be a first step in challenging its constitutionality.
Gibson decides to end career as elected official; Houston will take over as Benton city attorney in January (Benton Courier)
Sam Ed Gibson, who has served as Benton city attorney for 14 years, will be leaving office at the end of the year. Gibson, 59, made his retirement from public office official at noon Wednesday when he did not file for re-election with the county clerk's office.
N.Y. Panel Disbars Defense Lawyer for 14 Actions (Law.com)
A lawyer accused of providing an incompetent defense in a high-profile murder case last year has been disbarred for misleading and stealing from four other clients.
D.C. Police: Site of Lawyer's Murder Shows Signs of Tampering (Law.com)
The crime scene where murdered Washington, D.C., lawyer Robert Wone was found had been tampered with before police arrived, according to an affidavit for a warrant to search the office of D.C. lawyer Joseph Price.
Non-lawyer JP candidates tout qualifications (The Arizona Republic)
Chandler's next Justice of the Peace won't be a lawyer, but he doesn't have to be.
Briefs: Board seeking new attorney (The Herald-Sun)
CHAPEL HILL -- The city school board has begun its search for a permanent attorney to replace John McCormick, who disappeared a month ago. The board has hired an interim legal advisor, Phil Dixon, who is helping with the search for someone to permanently represent the board.
Lawyer raises bar for Falcons (Boston Herald)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Lawyer Milloy doesn't fool around during practice. No horse play, no sidebar conversations, no half-stepping, just intense focus. Atlanta Falcons rookie free agent safety Ryan...
Acting attorney prepares for final exit (New River Current)
After doing "a wonderful job" for Floyd County, Stephanie Murray Shortt is ready for motherhood and resuming her private practice. FLOYD -- In the commonwealth's attorney's office in the basement of the Floyd County Courthouse, Stephanie Murray Shortt is getting everything organized. She has written extensive notes about upcoming circuit court cases and is trying to wrap up any charges that
Lawyer suspended from practicing before high court (Roanoke Times)
Justices said a petition filed by the Roanoke lawyer over a 2003 case ridiculed the state's highest court. RICHMOND -- A prominent Roanoke lawyer has lost his privilege to practice before Virginia's highest court for one year for harshly criticizing a ruling against one of his clients. The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday suspended Stan Barnhill from practicing before the court, citing "very
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.
Man accused of killing wife must get attorney (Deseret Morning News)
A Layton man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in the bathtub to make it look like a drowning is still working on getting an attorney, but a somewhat annoyed judge ordered him to come up with something concrete by next week.
Race for attorney general heats up (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
ALBANY -- The attorney general's office is likely to take a decidedly new direction after the departure of Eliot Spitzer. None of the four candidates in the Democratic primary is emphasizing a crackdown on Wall Street, the issue that earned Spitzer national media coverage.
Jailed pervert seeks lawyer (Calgary Sun)
Suspected kiddie porn viewer Erik Wanamaker will spend the weekend in jail while he tries to get a state-funded lawyer to handle his case.
Lawyer says man made up story of robbery because of drug rip-off (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - Two men charged with robbing a man of $15 at knife point Wednesday night didn't really rob the man, they just sold him phony crack. The man lied to police because he was duped, a defense lawyer representing one of the alleged robbers said yesterday in court.
CRIME: Duncan lawyer may challenge death penalty (Grand Forks Herald)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The lawyer defending Joseph Duncan III, accused of killing three people, has asked for details on Idaho's method of execution in what could be a first step in challenging its constitutionality.
Alabama's and Mobile's oldest practicing attorney dies at 97 (Mobile Register)
/drop/4/tCharles Hoffman, who was born over his parents' store on Dauphin Street and went on to become Alabama's oldest practicing attorney, died Thursday night at the age of 97.
Madison lawyer is suspended for 60 days (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A Madison lawyer has been suspended from practice for failing to file a lawsuit she was hired by a client to handle and then telling the client after six years that the case had been settled for $10,000. The lawyer, Heidi Kendall-Sage, is a partner in the firm of Alcorn, Goering & Sage in Madison.
Duncan's lawyer might challenge Idaho's execution method (KXLY-TV Spokane)
COEUR D'ALENE -- The lawyer defending Joseph Duncan, who is accused in the slayings of three members of a Coeur d'Alene family, has asked for details on Idaho's method of execution in what could be a first step in challenging its constitutionality.
Duncan's lawyer might challenge Idaho's execution method (KXLY-TV Spokane)
COEUR D'ALENE -- The lawyer defending Joseph Duncan, who is accused in the slayings of three members of a Coeur d'Alene family, has asked for details on Idaho's method of execution in what could be a first step in challenging its constitutionality.
Duncan's lawyer might challenge Idaho's execution method (KXLY-TV Spokane)
COEUR D'ALENE -- The lawyer defending Joseph Duncan, who is accused in the slayings of three members of a Coeur d'Alene family, has asked for details on Idaho's method of execution in what could be a first step in challenging its constitutionality.
Suspects' lawyer criticizes police (CNN.com)
The lawyer for two of the suspects rounded up in a possible plot to bring down as many as 10 trans-Atlantic flights on Saturday criticized their treatment at the hands of British police.
Darlington attorney Baker has special appreciation for Founders Award (Florence Morning News)
DARLINGTON — You can believe that Darlington attorney Ken Baker Sr. appreciates the fact that the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association (SCTLA) chose him for its Founders Award.
DFL Endorses Steve Kelley For Attorney General (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
State Sen. Steve Kelley got the DFL Party's backing on Saturday in his bid to become attorney general as he campaigns against two other Democrats in an unusual September primary. More Local News More Political News
DFL Endorses Steve Kelley For Attorney General (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
State Sen. Steve Kelley got the DFL Party's backing on Saturday in his bid to become attorney general as he campaigns against two other Democrats in an unusual September primary. More Local News More Political News
DFL endorses Steve Kelly for Attorney General (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SAUK RAPIDS, MINN. -- State Sen. Steve Kelley of Hopkins became second the 2006 DFL endorsee for attorney general on Saturday, after joining the race late when the first endorsee, state Rep. Matt Entenza, withdrew in July. Kelley won the endorsement conferred by the DFL State Central Committee at Sauk Rapids High School. He had no opposition, but he will not be alone on the primary ballot. Former
"Don't roll on me'' Dad's attorney claims Perry March said (Tennessean)
Following the deposition of Arthur March, the prosecution called to the witness stand Fletcher Long, the attorney for Arthur March when he faced the murder-for-hire charges.
Mexican lawyer testifies March said he "killed'' (Tennessean)
The second witness called before the jury by the prosecution Saturday morning was Mexican lawyer Alberto Jose Sandoval Pulido.
Judge in Las Vegas Calls Lawyer Too Intoxicated, Dismisses Case (KRNV)
A judge in Las Vegas ordered a Breathalyzer test for a defense lawyer, then declared a mistrial after finding him too tipsy to continue. Lawyer Joseph Caramango was first ordered to see a courthouse nurse after he showed up late and slurred his words in court last week.
DFL endorses Steve Kelley for attorney general (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
State Sen. Steve Kelley got the DFL Party's backing on Saturday in his bid to become attorney general as he campaigns against two
Boca attorney suspended; West Palm attorney disbarred (Boca Raton News)
A Boca Raton attorney has been suspended and a West Palm Beach attorney disbarred in the latest sanctions imposed by the Supreme Court of Florida. · Entered into an agreement for, charged, or collected an illegal, prohibited, or clearly excessive fee or cost.
Randolph named attorney of the year (Palm Beach Daily news)
Town Attorney John C. "Skip" Randolph has received the Municipal Attorney of the Year award from the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association.
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.
Duncan's lawyer might challenge Idaho's execution method (Bismarck Tribune)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The lawyer defending Joseph Duncan III, accused of killing three people, has asked for details on Idaho's method of execution in what could be a first step in challenging its constitutionality.
DFL backs Kelley for attorney general (Pioneer Press)
Steve Kelley easily won endorsement Saturday as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's candidate for Minnesota attorney general. But the endorsement came with an asterisk: Both the other candidates who will oppose Kelley in a Sept. 12 primary boycotted the endorsing convention.
Australian millionaire lawyer in hot water over speeding offence (Gulf Times)
THERE isn’t an Australian more conscious of his own worth than Marcus Einfeld, the millionaire lawyer and former Supreme Court judge who last week told a court in Sydney that a dead woman was behind the wheel of his car when it was caught by a speed camera in January.
DFL committee backs Kelley for attorney general (Duluth News Tribune)
SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. -- State Sen. Steve Kelley got the DFL Party's backing on Saturday in his bid to become attorney general as he campaigns against two other Democrats in an unusual September primary.
Textbooks laud lawyer's defense of Hinckley (Contra Costa Times)
WASHINGTON -- Vincent J. Fuller, a Washington trial lawyer who won a dramatic courtroom victory in the presidential shooting case of John Hinckley Jr. and who defended other notables such as Jimmy Hoffa and Mike Tyson, died July 26 at the Casey House hospice in Derwood, Md., from lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 75 and lived in Bethesda, Md.
Hughes backing Perez in race for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Former Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes is backing Montgomery County Councilman E. Perez for attorney general in the three-way Democratic primary.