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Duncan's lawyer wants jury brought in from outside county (KBCI Boise)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho The lawyer defending Joseph Duncan III, accused in the slayings of three members of a Coeur d'Alene (kore-duh-LANE) family, has asked for a jury to be brought in from outside Kootenai (KOO-tun-ee) County.
City Attorney's Office Unveils $7,000 Web Site (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The City Attorney's Office unveiled Wednesday a redesigned Web site that officials said would help facilitate better communications with residents in the city of San Diego.
Newsom business partner is lead lawyer in lawsuit against Cheney (San Francisco Chronicle)
Joe Cotchett, a top Democratic fundraiser, trial lawyer and longtime wine and restaurant partner of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, has just been named to lead ex-CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson's big lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney, his former...
MARTINEZ / Another attorney turns Polk down / Murderer isn't comfortable with him, he tells judge (San Francisco Chronicle)
Another attorney has declined to represent convicted murderer Susan Polk before she is sentenced for killing her husband. Vallejo attorney Dan Russo told Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Laurel Brady Tuesday in Martinez that Polk was "not...
Tempe to decide on new City Attorney (The Arizona Republic)
The Tempe City Council will vote Thursday on whether to hire civil attorney Andrew Ching as its new City Attorney. Ching worked for the city for seven years before leaving for private practice in August 2005.
Lawyer optimistic on child-killer appeal (The Australian)
KATHLEEN Folbigg's appeal prospects against her conviction for killing her four children are still "alive", her lawyer said today.
Alleged N67m Scam: Atiku's Lawyer Arraigned, Granted Bail (This Day)
Foremost corporate lawyer, Mr. Rickey Tarfa, SAN, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court judge, Justice Beatrice Oke-Lawal, in a three-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence totaling N67,380,018m from Prince Frederick Akinrutan, Chairman Obat Oil.
Folbigg's lawyer flags appeal (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for a Hunter Valley woman who was convicted of killing her four infant children has indicated that she may launch another appeal. Kathleen Folbigg is currently serving a maximum of 30 years in jail for the murders of three of her children and the manslaughter of a fourth.
State Decertifies Defense Lawyer In Halbach Case (Channel 3000)
APPLETON, Wis. -- Brendan Dassey's lawyer has been decertified as a public defender for allowing police to interview his client without being present last May.
Attorney seeks to disqualify DA from case (KLTV Texas)
SAN ANTONIO A lawyer asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today to disqualify the Bexar County district attorney from an investigation into whether Ruben Cantu...
Attorney general candidates meet voters (WCAX 3)
ROTTERDAM, N.Y. The five candidates running for state attorney general got their first chance tonight to introduce themselves to voters in a statewide town hall meeting.
Attorney General Put Up a Fight Before Relenting and Resigning (New York Times)
Even as Gov. Jon S. Corzine was close to publicly seeking Attorney General Zulima V. Farber's resignation, Ms. Farber was deciding whether to resist, people involved in the negotiations said.
1951 Civil Rights Murders Solved, Florida’s Attorney General Says (New York Times)
The attorney general concluded that four men, all dead now, played a role in the 1951 bombing deaths of two civil rights leaders.
Cory Gregory Gets New Lawyer (WHBF-TV Quad Cities)
ROCK ISLAND - Convicted killer Cory Gregory was appointed a new lawyer on Wednesday. The man who confessed to killing, burning, and dismembering 16 year old Adrianne Reynolds will now be defended by Herb Schultz Junior.
Attorney seeks to disqualify DA from case (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
SAN ANTONIO A lawyer asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today to disqualify the Bexar County district attorney from an investigation into whether Ruben Cantu was wrongly executed in 1993.
Local hotel chain's lawyer suspended (Danville Register Bee)
DANVILLE - A Roanoke lawyer representing a Danville-based motel chain has been suspended from practicing before the Virginia Supreme Court for a period of one year.
Fayette County deputy's use of deadly force against man with swords justified, state's attorney concludes (Herald & Review)
VANDALIA - The shooting of a Vandalia man wielding two swords on July 26 by Fayette County sheriff's deputy Shawn Carter was justifiable use of force, according to State's Attorney Stephen Friedel.
Duncan's Lawyer Wants Jury Brought In From Outside County (KIFI-TV Idaho Falls)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The lawyer defending pedophile Joseph Duncan, accused in the slayings of three people at a home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has asked for a jury to be brought in from outside Kootenai County.
Duncan’s lawyer wants outside jury brought in (Helena Independent Record)
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) A lawyer defending convicted sex offender Joseph Edward Duncan III, who is charged in the slayings of three people at a Coeur d’Alene-area home, has asked for a jury to be brought in from outside Kootenai County.
Attorney general asked to help with landfill (Akron Beacon Journal)
A landfill with odor problems in southern Stark County may be investigated by Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro's office and perhaps shut down until a solution is found.
Duncan's lawyer wants jury from another Idaho county (The Idaho Statesman)
COEUR D'ALENE — A lawyer defending pedophile Joseph Duncan III, who is charged in the slayings of three members of a Coeur d'Alene family, has asked for a jury to be brought in from outside Kootenai County.
Group honors lawyer, wife (Asbury Park Press)
A prominent local lawyer and his wife were toasted by Gov. Corzine and U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie on Wednesday evening at a fundraising event for the Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Monmouth County. Jerold L. Zaro, president of the Ansell, Zaro, Grimm and Aaron law firm in Ocean Township, and his wife, Toni, were the guests of honor at the silent auction and dinner, held
New city attorney to join Surprise staff soon (Arizona Business Gazette)
The Surprise City Council has appointed former Assistant Glendale City Attorney Michael Bailey its city attorney. Bailey, 35, is Surprise's fourth city attorney in three years. He will oversee the city's legal affairs, advising municipal managers and the City Council on matters of law.
Ex-judge explores return as lawyer (San Jose Mercury News)
Now that former Judge William Danser, ousted from the bench after his conviction two years ago for fixing tickets for friends and professional athletes, has succeeded in reducing his felony conviction to a misdemeanor, might he someday return to the courtroom as a lawyer?
Attorney General candidates answer questions (News 10 Now)
Four venues, five candidates, and a slew of questions from the people who will ultimately decide their fate in the race for attorney general.
HCA asks court to sanction lawyer (The Wichita Eagle)
Weeks after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the nation's largest hospital chain, the parent company of Wesley Medical Center is asking the court to punish the Wichita lawyer who filed it.
Jurors begin deliberations in trial of attorney accused of murdering his wife (CourtTV via Yahoo! News)
(Cou rt TV) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jurors began deliberations Wednesday afternoon in the trial of a former Nashville attorney accused of killing his wife and disposing her body 10 years ago.
Eminent lawyer Majeed Memon appointed NCP's national secretary (New Kerala)
Mumbai, Aug 17: Prominent lawyer Majeed Memon has been appointed national Secretary of Nationalist Congress Party. The appointment was made by party president Sharad Pawar with immediate effect, a party release said here today.
Search for Next NJ Attorney General Begins (1010 WINS New York)
Two top state officials are emerging as the leading contenders to be New Jersey's next attorney general.
Attorney says Ramseys gave police information about suspect (WTVM 9)
BOULDER, Colo. The family attorney says John and Patsy gave police information about John Mark Karr before he was identified as a suspect.
Looted ancient Peruvian headdress found in London lawyer's office (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A looted ancient Peruvian headdress considered of key importance to the country's cultural heritage has been seized from a lawyer's office in central London, the Metropolitan Police has said.
Slaying suspect retains lawyer (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Kevin Anthony Carrillo, 17, arrested as a suspect in a June 6 fatal stabbing at Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park, will retain his current lawyer despite a possible conflict of interest.
Wilbraham attorney confirmed to Superior Court (WRGB)
(Wilbraham, MASS - AP) - A Wilbraham man is confirmed as a judge in the state's Superior Court system. Jeffrey Kinder has practiced law in Northampton since leaving the US Attorney's Springfield office in 1999.
Looted ancient Peruvian headdress found in London lawyer's office (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A looted ancient Peruvian headdress considered of key importance to the country's cultural heritage has been seized from a lawyer's office in central London, the Metropolitan Police has said.
County attorney a voice in strip club rules fight (East Valley Tribune)
The voice of Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is coming into Scottsdale homes to encourage voters to support tougher regulations for the city's two strip clubs.
Change in sentence for lawyer convicted in hit-run (The Arizona Republic)
Lawyers are hashing out legal issues about the prison sentence of a young lawyer who killed a college student five years ago in a hit-and-run collision.
Looted ancient Peruvian headdress found in London lawyer's office (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A looted ancient Peruvian headdress considered of key importance to the country's cultural heritage has been seized from a lawyer's office in central London, the Metropolitan Police has said.
Convicted ex-judge Danser explores return as lawyer (San Jose Mercury News)
Now that former Judge William Danser, ousted from the bench after his conviction two years ago for fixing tickets for friends and professional athletes, has succeeded in reducing his felony conviction to a misdemeanor, might he someday return to the courtroom as a lawyer? Post a Comment
Lawyer Ron to prep in St. Louis Derby (MSNBC)
Lawyer Ron, winner of the Arkansas Derby, heads the list of nominees for the $250,000 St. Louis Derby, a 1 1/16-mile race at Fairmount Park on Aug. 26.
Attorney pursues 'serial predator' priest (The Indianapolis Star)
An attorney representing 13 men who say they were sexually abused as boys by former priest Harry Monroe said today he is sending information to prosecutors in eight Indiana counties he hopes will lead them to file the first criminal charges against Monroe.
Attorneys for blind China activist detained - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
BEIJING (Reuters) - Attorneys for a blind rights activist facing trial in eastern China appear to have been detained by police, another lawyer said on Thursday, the day before the scheduled start of the trial.
Lawyer: judge vacates Merck Vioxx win (AP via Yahoo! News)
A state judge on Thursday threw out a victory for Merck & Co. and ordered a new trial for a postal worker who blamed his heart attack on taking the company's Vioxx pain medicine for two months, the man's lawyer said.
Lawyer: Judge Vacates Victory for Merck (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A state judge threw out a victory for Merck & Co. on Thursday and ordered a new trial for a postal worker who blamed his heart attack on taking the company's Vioxx pain medicine for two months, the man's lawyer said.
Lawyer: State judge vacates jury win for Merck in Vioxx case (phillyburbs.com)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A state judge on Thursday vacated a jury win for Merck & Co. and ordered a new trial for a postal worker blamed his heart attack on taking the company's Vioxx pain medicine for two months, the man's lawyer said.
Attorney Asks For Criminal Probe Of Former Priest (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
An attorney representing men who claim they were abused as teenagers by a former Indiana priest is asking prosecutors in eight counties to file criminal charges against Harry Monroe. Minnesota attorney
Gibson's attorney pleads no contest for him in court (KATU)
MALIBU, Calif. - Actor Mel Gibson has pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge and has been sentenced to three years' probation. The district attorney's office in Malibu, California, says Gibson wasn't in court today, but instead entered the plea through his attorney.
Attorney Files Lawsuit Against Former Priest with Indianapolis Archdiocese (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
By Mike Corbin News 8 @ 6:00 An attorney representing more than a dozen Indiana men says a former priest remains a sexual predator and must still pay for his actions. Former Catholic Priest Harry Monroe
Attorney Asks For Criminal Probe of Former Priest (22WSBT South Bend)
(AP) An attorney representing men who claim they were abused as teenagers by a former Indiana priest is asking prosecutors in eight counties to file criminal charges against Harry Monroe.
Boca teacher aide will appeal school board decision of termination, lawyer says (Boca Raton News)
A Boca teacher aide who allegedly hit a student will appeal a recent Palm Beach County School Board decision of termination, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Chimps Should Be Removed From Sanctuary (KSAT San Antonio)
SAN ANTONIO -- A lawyer assigned to evaluate the health and welfare of seven chimps living at a Texas Hill Country sanctuary has told a court it is in the best interest of the primates to be moved to a facility in Louisiana.