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Attorney: Suspect thought he was corresponding with Patsy Ramsey (WTVM 9)
ATLANTA, Ga. Atlanta attorney Lin Wood says John Mark Karr thought Patsy Ramsey received the written correspondence he sent to her.
Adoption attorney has license suspended (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(WTNH, Aug. 18, 2006 4:45 PM) _ The law license of a Westport adoption attorney is being suspended after a Team 8 investigation uncovered allegations she took tens of thousands of dollars from would-be adoptive parents who never received children.
Complaint against Ehrlich lawyer dismissed (Baltimore Sun)
Common Cause said Hamilton might have lobbied without a license A complaint alleging that Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s personal lawyer, David B. Hamilton, violated the Maryland lobbying law has been dismissed by the State Ethics Commission.
ESRB Ratings Promoted by Georgia Attorney General (Slashdot)
fiorenza writes "At least one state is forgoing the process of cooking up gaming legislation only to have it thrown out in the courts. Georgia is working with the ESRB to educate parents in the state about game ratings, with the state's Attorney General leading up the charge. The obvious question is, why wasn't this tried first, before the mad rush to pass laws that never stand judicial review on
Federal judge blasts Texas attorney general for seizing X-rays (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
A federal judge scolded Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott when she found out important evidence in the investigation into potentially fraudulent diagnoses of the lung disease silicosis...
Adoption Lawyer Out (Hartford Courant)
Must Give Up Orphans Practice; Law License Lifted For 120 Days A Westport lawyer who helped place thousands of foreign orphans with American families has been barred from handling future adoptions amid accusations that she was unprofessional and failed to return money to clients, a Superior Court judge ruled this week.
Attorney For East Bay Porn Actress Expects Charges (NBC 11 Bay Area)
RICHMOND, Calif. -- Prosecutors are in the process of filing charges against a pornographic film actress from Richmond who's accused of having sex with a 15-year-old El Sobrante boy, the woman's attorney said Friday.
Attorney: Patsy Ramsey was asked to meet suspect (Northwest Herald)
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities asked Patsy Ramsey in late May — a month before she died of cancer — whether she would be willing to meet with the man who claims he killed her 6-year-old daughter, the Ramsey family's attorney said Friday.
Ramsey family lawyer says there's reason to believe Karr might be the one (WIS-TV Columbia)
While there's skepticism from some over whether the suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey case really did it, the Ramsey family's lawyer thinks authorities may have something on John Karr.
Riverside attorney appointed to UC Board of Regents (KESQ)
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed a Riverside attorney to the University of California Board of Regents, it was announced today.
Lawyer says he had permission (Post-Star)
KINGSBURY u The Fort Edward lawyer who was arrested Thursday on a burglary charge filed a notice of claim Friday against the police agency that investigated the case and said he had permission to be in the home he’s charged with illegally entering.
Lawyer blasts Ianiero theory (Fort Frances Times)
TORONTO —The lawyer for the Ianiero family has blasted comments made by a Mexican prosecutor who refused to rule out the slain couple’s former son-in-law in the murder.
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.
Bluffdale mayor, attorney to wed (Deseret Morning News)
When Bluffdale Mayor Claudia Anderson and City Attorney Dale Gardiner started dating in June, Gardiner relinquished most of his legal work for the city and Anderson said the question of whether Gardiner would do city attorney work again "depends on where this relationship goes."
County Attorney plans to charge Councilman (San Angelo Standard-Times)
Tom Green County Attorney Chris Taylor said this week he will file charges against City Councilman Daniel Cardenas, who was accused of resisting arrest during a traffic stop last week.
Lawyer permitted to stay on ballot (Sun-Sentinel)
Lawyer Jerry Beer's race for circuit judge can continue, a judge ruled Friday.
Attorney: Patsy Ramsey was asked to meet suspect (Trentonian)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Authorities asked Patsy Ramsey in late May -- a month before she died of cancer -- whether she would be willing to meet with the man who claims he killed her 6-year-old daughter, the Ramsey family’s attorney said yesterday.
Lawyer vows to fight her disbarment (Boston Globe)
ANDOVER -- Controversial lawyer and former gubernatorial candidate Barbara Johnson said she will fight her disbarment this week by the state's highest court to the US Supreme Court.
Democrat enters attorney general's race at last second (Gainesville Sun)
It looked like Democratic state Sen. Walter "Skip" Campbell Jr. and Republican former U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum would both head unopposed to the November election in their bid to become the state's next attorney general.
Chinese academics demand release of renowned lawyer (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ Sixty Chinese academics from home and abroad issued a statement Saturday demanding the immediate release of Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese lawyer known for defending political and religious activists who was recently detained by police.
Orlando lawyer leaves Gallagher, joins Crist (Orlando Sentinel)
Republican Tom Gallagher lost one of his Central Florida leaders Friday when lawyer and lobbyist Fred Leonhardt jumped from the campaign and endorsed Charlie Crist in the governor's race.
Attorney tells judge Evans Sr. to testify on his own behalf (Palatka Daily News)
JACKSONVILLE n Attorney William Kent told U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan Friday that his client, Ronald Evans Sr., will take the stand in his own defense next week.
Attorney for dog abuse suspects speaks out (Times-Standard)
The attorney for two people who may be facing animal abuse charges in Trinity County spoke out on behalf of his clients Friday. Last week, 13 dogs were rescued from the property after law enforcement officials found them living in kennels with the bodies of other dogs, green water and no food.
Attorney: Patsy Ramsey Was Asked To Meet JonBenet Suspect (The Denver Channel)
The mother of JonBenet Ramsey was asked to meet with the suspect in the case a month before she died, the family's attorney said Friday.
Child porn plea for McHenry Attorney (The News Sun)
A tentative plea agreement was reached Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court for John Roth, a prominent McHenry County attorney, who has been charged with 47 counts of possession of child pornography.
Ford County attorney deflects criticism from former employees involved in suit (Hutchinson News)
Ford County Attorney John Sauer said the decision to settle with two former underlings who accused him of harassment and wrongful termination was strictly a financial decision.
Lawyer error could have cost 20 years (UPI)
FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Texas woman has been sentenced to five years in prison, after a court cleared up a mistake by her former lawyer that could have put her away for 25 years.
China dissidents press for lawyer's release (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Chinese dissidents and rights activists have demanded the release of lawyer Gao Zhisheng, warning that his detention will become a focus of their efforts to expand political freedoms and legality.
China activists want lawyer's release (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Chinese dissidents and activists have demanded the release of lawyer Gao Zhisheng, warning his detention would become a focus to expand political freedoms.
City hires full-time attorney (Royal Oak Daily Tribune)
HAZEL PARK -- Assistant City Attorney Jan Drumm will switch offices, but do the same or more work while saving the city money.
Calls grow to free Chinese lawyer (Aljazeera)
Activists and government critics in China have called for the release of a prominent human rights lawyer detained by authorities.
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.
Indian lawyer launches one-woman crusade against rights abuses in Kashmir (AFP via Yahoo! News)
It took Supreme Court lawyer Sonia Raj Sood just one visit to Indian-administered Kashmir to find her true calling in life -- to fight atrocities against Kashmiris attributed to India's security forces.
China dissidents press for lawyer's release (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Chinese dissidents have demanded the release of human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, warning that his detention would become the focus of protest even as another activist was apparently rounded up in an intensifying crackdown.
Lawyer says he had permission (Post-Star)
KINGSBURY -- The Fort Edward lawyer who was arrested Thursday on a burglary charge filed a notice of claim Friday against the police agency that investigated the case and said he had permission to be in the home he’s charged with illegally entering.
Williams' attorney calls for jail changes (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
The Harrison County jail's new warden should take a hard look at all aspects of jail operations, including training, and should remove people who are not performing as they should, attorney John Whitfield said Saturday.
DeKalb aviation board chooses new attorney (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
AUBURN – The DeKalb County Board of Aviation Commissioners Friday selected county attorney James McCanna of Auburn to represent the board.
Attorney tells judge Evans Sr. to testify on his own behalf (Palatka Daily News)
JACKSONVILLE n Attorney William Kent told U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan Friday that his client, Ronald Evans Sr., will take the stand in his own defense next week.
Custer County attorney won't run for re-election (Billings Gazette)
MILES CITY - Custer County Attorney Garry Bunke, who was running unopposed for another term, has asked for his name to be taken off the November ballot.
Ramsey lawyer has high-profile clients (AP via Yahoo! News)
The woman who accused Kobe Bryant of rape. Olympic security guard Richard Jewell. John and Patsy Ramsey.
Ramseys' attorney defends the scorned (AP via Yahoo! News)
The woman who accused Kobe Bryant of rape. Olympic security guard Richard Jewell. John and Patsy Ramsey. Their common thread? Lin Wood, the attorney who specializes in defending people who say they were scorned by the media.
Ramseys' Attorney Defends the Scorned (ABC News)
Ramseys' Attorney Makes Name Defending Those Who Say Media Scorned Them
Ramsey Lawyer Has High-Profile Clients (Los Angeles Times)
ATLANTA -- The woman who accused Kobe Bryant of rape. Olympic security guard Richard Jewell. John and Patsy Ramsey. Their common thread? Lin Wood, the attorney who specializes in defending people who say they were scorned by the media.
Israel justice minister resigns over harassment charge (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Israeli Justice Minister Haim Ramon resigned, several days after the attorney general decided to indict him over accusations of sexual harassment.
Indian lawyer launches one-woman crusade against rights abuses in Kashmir (AFP via Yahoo! News)
It took Supreme Court lawyer Sonia Raj Sood just one visit to Indian-administered Kashmir to find her true calling in life -- to fight atrocities against Kashmiris attributed to India's security forces.
Lawyer asks court to change charge (Gulf News)
Dubai: A defence lawyer has asked a court to change his Arab client's charge from fraud and theft to breach of trust and refer the case to the Dubai Court of Misdemeanours.
Highest-paid lawyer faces inquiry over miners' cash (Independent)
A solicitor who has become Britain's highest earning lawyer is being investigated by the Law Society over allegations that millions of pounds of compensation paid to sick miners was mishandled.
Missouri Attorney General to appeal ruling requiring state to provide transport for pregnant inmates seeking abortions (News-Medical-Net)
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon (R) on Wednesday said he will appeal a federal court ruling that requires the state to provide transportation to clinics for pregnant inmates who wish to have abortions, the AP/Kansas City Star reports (Lieb, AP/Kansas City Star, 8/16).