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Lawyer fined for damaging Howard's car (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer has been fined $600 for a protest targeting Prime Minister John Howard in Perth on Saturday. Wade Christian McDonald, 36, pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court today to charges of disorderly conduct and damage.
Greenville lawyer appointed as federal bankruptcy judge (The Daily Reflector)
Greenville lawyer Randy D. Doub was sworn in Friday as U.S. bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Doub, 50, was appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, based on the recommendation of a merit selection panel, to serve a term of 14 years.
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.
State investigates San Diego city attorney's billing practices (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO ---- The state attorney general is opening an independent probe of billing practices in the city attorney's office, adding to the ongoing investigations into the city's finances.
N.Y. Panel Disbars Attorney for Forging Judge's Name (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
An appeals court in Brooklyn has disbarred an attorney who was convicted of criminal contempt for forging the signature of a Family Court judge during a post-divorce proceeding against her ex-husband.
Town attorney reads riot act : Brattleboro meeting descends into chaos (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BRATTLEBORO -- The town attorney warned residents they could be arrested for further disruptions after the Select Board meeting was briefly shut down Tuesday night following a flare-up over the ongoing financial crisis. ... - By DANIEL BARLOW Southern Vermont Bureau
Verdict tossed in lawyer murder (Kansas City Star)
A Jackson County judge on Tuesday overturned the conviction of a Kansas City lawyer for beating his law partner to death.
Auburn attorney Derald Kruse, 61, dies (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Auburn attorney Derald D. Kruse died Sunday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was 61.
Ex-Cendant lawyer sues company over sex bias (Daily Record)
A former Cendant Corp. lawyer says in a sex discrimination lawsuit that the company ignored her complaints about unfair treatment of women, then fired her.
Attorney Considering Run For Durham DA Job To Speak Wednesday (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
A Durham defense attorney who is considering a run for district attorney is speaking out Wednesday.
Attorney says campaign plan solid (The Monterey County Herald)
Pacific Grove's city attorney said Tuesday he believes the city's proposed new campaign-finance ordinance will hold up to legal scrutiny.
Hutchison asks Attorney General to back off deal on Wright Amendment (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
WASHINGTON - Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, trying to preserve a hard-fought compromise on the Wright Amendment, wants U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to back off any review of the agreement that would eventually repeal restrictions at Dallas Love Field.
Uphill Battle: Van Os focuses on people’s needs in state attorney general race (Laredo Morning Times)
Like David going up against Goliath, David Van Os is taking on Big Oil, Big Insurance and a well-funded Republican opponent in his quest to become attorney general.“I’m delivering a message of hope and want to bring Texas politics back to the people,” Van Os said at a Tuesday morning stop in Laredo.
Ethics Board examining Doyle and Lautenschlager dealings with Philadelphia lawyer (Rivertowns.net)
The State Ethics Board is looking into allegations that the governor and attorney general took campaign money from a Philadelphia lawyer and then gave him a foot in the door to try and win state legal business.
Attorney general sent vote complaint (Mobile Register)
The Alabama secretary of state's office has turned over a complaint about suspicious absentee ballots in Washington County's July 18 runoff election to the attorney general, an official said Tuesday.
Kenya: Goldenberg - Lawyer Won't Comment On Ruling (AllAfrica.com)
Kenyans will have to wait for a while to hear Saitoti's Goldenberg lawyer Pheroze Nowrojee's comments on winning the case.
Attorney General warns of sweepstakes scams, even to charities (News Democrat & Leader)
Attorney General Stumbo has announced that charities are being targeted by foreign sweepstakes and lotteries. The charitable organizations typically receive an email asking for an address to which a donation can be sent.
More money made available by county commissioners to cover attorney fees (The News-Messenger)
The Sandusky County commissioners moved about $100,000 into a line item to cover costs of public defenders assigned to county cases, including attorney fees for the case of Jeffrey Zenowicz.
Magdalo lawyer denies attending secret meeting (INQ7.net)
A LAWYER of the Magdalo mutineers denied on Wednesday he joined a clandestine “grand meeting" in 2005 where former senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, around 30 renegade soldiers, and several civilians were purportedly in attendance.
Lawyer fined $600 for leaping on PM's car (News Interactive)
A PERTH lawyer who jumped onto the bonnet of the Prime Minister's car in Perth has been fined $600.
Attorney For Advocate Who Challenged China's One-Child Policy Resigns As Chief Counsel (Medical News Today)
The attorney for human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, Li Jinsong, on Thursday said he is stepping down as chief counsel in the case, the Christian Science Monitor reports (Marquand, Christian Science Monitor, 7/28). Chen on July 17 was scheduled to go to trial in Linyi, China, county court in the country's Shandong province but the trial was officially postponed on July 20. [click link for full
Encino Attorney Wolf Arrested for Stealing From Clients (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
An Encino attorney was arrested yesterday on charges of embezzling more than $300,000 from his clients, prosecutors said.
Attorney Gary Pajcic Dies (First Coast News)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A well-known attorney and philanthropist has died. Gary Pajcic, of Pajcic and Pajcic, died Wednesday morning. His firm says he was rushed to the hospital Sunday morning and then lapsed into a coma.
Browne's lawyer doesn't want him talking anymore (KTBS)
The lawyer representing admitted serial killer Robert Browne doesn't want his client talking to investigators anymore.
Targeted lawyer says angry fathers' protests won't work (Stuff)
A lawyer whose young family was targeted by a mob of angry fathers' at the weekend said the group's form of protest against child custody cases will not influence him.
Attorney protests sale of Nazi, KKK items at county fair (phillyburbs.com)
CLEARFIELD, Pa. - An attorney chained himself to a county courthouse to protest the sale of Nazi and Ku Klux Klan merchandise at a county fair.
Ohio Supreme Court changes attorney conduct (Cincinnati Business Courier)
The first major changes in 36 years to Ohio attorney professional conduct rules are set to take effect in February 2007.
Attorney General Edmondson visits Cushing (Cushing Daily Citizen)
Attorney General Drew Edmondson visited Cushing Thursday, July 27 as part of his 77 County Tour.
FODDER FOR LAWYER JOKES (New York Press)
Manhattan lawyer Jeffrey Koslow, convicted of attempting to disseminate indecent material to a minor, won his appeal last Tuesday when the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn found that his emails did not depict sexual conduct because they contained only words, not pictures.
Former sheriff's deputy gets a lawyer (News 14 Carolina)
LOUISBURG, N.C. -- Once again Ben Barrick appeared in court without a lawyer, but he came to let the judge know he's finally gotten one. “I don't think that would slow it down, it might speed it up,” said Franklin County District Attorney Sam Currin.
Mutijulu being set up for failure, lawyer warns (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer representing the Mutijulu community in central Australia says the Federal Government is setting the local Aboriginal corporation up for failure by only allowing funding for a six-month period.
Super Derby on Lawyer Ron's list (MSNBC)
Lawyer Ron will return next month to Louisiana Downs, where he launched a six-race win streak last December. The Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby Sept. 23 at the Bossier City, La., track is one of three upcoming stakes objectives for the comebacking colt, according to his trainer, Bob Holthus.
Attorney: Assistant Principal Passed Lie-Detector Test (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
Officials are Wilson Elementary School are being tight-lipped about an indictment against Assistant Principal Todd Clowery, but his lawyer told News 5 that Clowery passed a lie-detector test.
Ky. Attorney General Fines Gas Stations (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Some gas stations up in Kentucky have been fined for price gouging. Kentucky's attorney general fined 10 stores for profiteering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Landis' attorney 'troubled' by federation leaks (Sports Illustrated)
The attorney for cyclist Floyd Landis took issue with the international cycling federation for leaking the results of the Tour de France winner's positive "A" sample drug test, saying it breached the organization's own rules.
Landis attorney 'troubled' by leaks (SportingNews.com)
The attorney for cyclist Floyd Landis took issue with the international cycling federation for leaki...
Lawyer for cyclist Floyd Landis says he is troubled by federation leaks (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
(AP) - The lawyer for cyclist Floyd Landis took issue with the international cycling federation for leaking the results of the Tour de France winner's positive "A" sample drug test, saying it breached the organization's own rules.
Cyclist's Attorney 'Troubled' by Leaks (Newsday)
The attorney for cyclist Floyd Landis took issue with the International Cycling Union for leaking the results of the Tour de France winner's positive "A" sample drug test, saying it breached the organization's own rules.
Cyclist's Attorney 'Troubled' by Leaks (ABC News)
Attorney for Cyclist Landis Takes Issue With Cycling Federation for Leaking Results Drug Test
N.B. man accused of killing elderly couple seeks lawyer change (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A Fredericton judge is expected to decide Friday whether a man accused of the grisly killings of an elderly couple will be able to fire his defence lawyer.
Attorney Gary Pajcic On Life Support (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
Gary Pajcic, a prominent personal-injury attorney, lapsed into a coma on Sunday.
Colo. lawyer nominated for Indian affairs post (Denver Post)
A Colorado lawyer has been nominated to oversee the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. President Bush on Wednesday named Carl J. Artman, currently a lawyer for the Interior Department, as his choice to be assistant secretary of the interior for Indian affairs.
U.S. Attorney in Portland goes after illegal ocelot sales (KGW Portland)
The U.S. Attorney in Portland has charged five people with selling an endangered species -- the ocelot, a rare cat that resembles a small leopard.
Brazil attorney to replace son as GOP District 44 candidate (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
Brazil attorney Amos Thomas will run this fall as the Republican replacement candidate for his son’s seat as District 44 state representative. Thirty precinct committee members from District 44 elected the elder Thomas in a caucus Wednesday evening in Greencastle.
Brazil attorney to replace son as GOP District 44 candidate (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
Brazil attorney Amos Thomas will run this fall as the Republican replacement candidate for his son’s seat as District 44 state representative. Thirty precinct committee members from District 44 elected the elder Thomas in a caucus Wednesday evening in Greencastle.
Illinois Lawyer Referral Website Launches Page for Free Legal Forms (SYS-CON Media)
Legal forms are available online for free now that FindGreatLawyers.com, an Illinois lawyer referral service run by Chicago attorneys, launched a new page dedicated towards public access to legal forms at (link) freeforms.htm. The first legal form available is the Illinois power of attorney for health care form.
Landis Attorney `Troubled' By Leaks (KGO-TV Bay Area)
The attorney for cyclist Floyd Landis criticized the International Cycling Union on Wednesday for leaking the results of the Tour de France winner's positive "A" sample.
Lawyer for alleged torture victims claims obstruction of justice (Chicago Tribune)
Continuing his attack on Mayor Richard Daley and Cook County State's Atty. Richard Devine, a lawyer for men who say they were tortured by Chicago police more than two decades ago said Wednesday that a recent deposition by Devine is evidence of obstruction of justice.
Landis' lawyer attacks process (USA Today)
Howard Jacobs, a lawyer hired by Tour de France winner Floyd Landis, said Wednesday that he is troubled by how the International Cycling Union (UCI) has handled his client's case. Jacobs also said the documentation sent to him by the French lab that performed the tests on Landis' samples contains a claim that the carbon isotope test is positive, proof Landis ingested synthetic testosterone.