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Raising the bar New lawyer didn't go to law school (The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
Spotsylvania County woman becomes lawyer through special Virginia program
Rival track's lawyer charged with arson (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Paintsville lawyer was arrested yesterday and charged in connection with a fire this month at a Carter County dirt-track raceway, authorities said.
Redlands lawyer gets nod for UC Regents (Daily Bulletin)
A lawyer from Redlands was one of two men appointed Aug. 18 by the governor to the Board of Regents for the University of California system. Bruce D. Varner is a partner with the Riverside law firm of Varner & Brandt.
Attorney must put legal fees into court depository (Kansas City Star)
A prominent criminal defense attorney was ordered Thursday to pay his legal fees into a court depository pending a determination of whether they were the proceeds of a crime.
Rabner choice for attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
Gov. Corzine's chief counsel, Stuart Rabner, a prosecutor who has drawn bipartisan praise for corruption-busting, was nominated Thursday to succeed Attorney General Zulima V. Farber, whose public career was stymied by an ethical misstep.
Philippine labor lawyer gunned down by leftist assassin: Arroyo (The Nation)
Manila - A communist guerrilla hitman gunned down a labor lawyer in the latest of a string of political killings in the Philippines, President Gloria Arroyo and police said Friday.
Labor lawyer gunned down by leftist assassin: Arroyo (Manila Bulletin)
MANILA (AFP) - A communist guerrilla hitman gunned down a labor lawyer in the latest of a string of political killings in the country, President Gloria Arroyo and police said Friday.
Lawyer sentenced in Nugget embezzlement (Reno Gazette-Journal)
The lawyer who embezzled $3.1 million from John Ascuaga's Nugget over 12 years was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison, with parole possible after serving four.
Former Cannon staffer denied attorney fees (Provo Daily Herald)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, won't have to pay attorney fees to a former congressional staffer for a public comment he made about the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit the woman had filed against Cannon's former chief of staff.
IR reforms don't help Aborigines: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 Finance)
An Indigenous lawyer who has worked in industrial relations for over a decade has questioned how the Federal Government's planned workplace reforms will benefit Australia's Aboriginal population.
Arroyo: Labor lawyer gunned down by leftist assassin (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A communist guerrilla hitman gunned down a labor lawyer in the latest of a string of political killings in the country, President Arroyo and police said Friday.
Corzine taps Rabner as attorney general (NorthJersey.com)
A former federal prosecutor with a zealot's thirst for obliterating corruption was nominated as New Jersey's attorney general on Thursday.
State attorney loses top aide (St. Petersburg Times)
The highest-ranking African-American prosecutor in State Attorney Mark Ober's office has resigned to open a private practice. Patricia Dawson served as deputy chief of a felony division until last month, and her departure leaves the office without any African-American division chiefs.
Corzine picks aide as attorney general (NorthJersey.com)
TRENTON -- New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine on Thursday tapped his chief counsel, Stuart Rabner, to replace outgoing Attorney General Zulima Farber. "I've never had more confidence in an individual to serve in a prospective role," Corzine said.
Guantanamo inmate returns in chains to Germany: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Turk with German residency held at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay for more than four years was kept blindfolded and in chains on his flight home in a U.S. plane, his lawyer said on Friday.
Attorney must put legal fees into court depository (Kansas City Star)
A prominent criminal defense attorney was ordered Thursday to pay his legal fees into a court depository pending a determination of whether they were the proceeds of a crime.
Lawyer charged with child sex offences (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A South Australian lawyer has been arrested and charged with child sex offences regarding four alleged victims dating back to the early 1980s. Police Paedophile task force detectives arrested the eastern suburbs man this morning.
City attorney to get pay boost (Sioux City Journal)
City Attorney Jim Abshier of Sioux City will receive a total of a 5 percent pay hike under a proposal to be presented to the City Council Monday. The city attorney's position is the only one hired directly by the council and not the city manager.
CRTC rejects bid by Ottawa lawyer to block access to U.S.-based hate websites (CNews)
TORONTO (CP) - Canada's telecommunications regulator has rejected a bid by an Ottawa lawyer to block access to two U.S.-based hate websites that call for the "violent overthrow" of the Canadian government and the "extermination" of Jews in this country.
Against attorney's advice, Coors pleads guilty to DUI (USA Today)
Beer magnate and former Senate candidate Pete Coors today pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. The charge stemmed from a incident in May. According to both the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, Coors' attorney had advised against making...
Local Attorney Accepts Deal on Drug Charges (KFSN-TV Fresno)
A well known former local attorney will be spending a year in drug rehab.
Attorney general continues to look at Hearst deal (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The state attorney general's office late Thursday cleared MediaNews Group's purchase of two newspapers The McClatchy Co. owns in the Bay Area.
Former Wakefield attorney enters guilty plea in felony embezzlement case (Ironwood Daily Globe)
BESSEMER -- Former Wakefield attorney James Larson entered a guilty plea to a felony count of embezzlement stemming from a case that began in September 2004.
Lawyer sentenced for embezzling $3.1 million from Nevada casino (Las Vegas Sun)
Lawyer sentenced for embezzling $3.1 million from Nevada casino RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Sparks hotel-casino's former lawyer has received a 10-year prison sentence for embezzling $3.1 million from the resort.
Court: Perez barred from attorney general run (Baltimore Sun)
Democratic candidate hasn't practiced law in Md. for required 10 years The Maryland Court of Appeals ordered today that Tom Perez be removed from the Democratic primary ballot, ruling that he cannot seek the nomination for attorney general because he hasn't practiced law in the state for the required 10 years.
Attorney General Files Another Charge Against Pharmacy Executive (22WSBT South Bend)
(AP) The Michigan attorney general’s office has filed a racketeering charge against the president of a Livonia-based provider of pharmacy services.
Casino Lawyer Sentenced (KOLO)
A Sparks hotel-casino's former lawyer has received a ten-year prison sentence for embezzling three-point-one (m) million dollars from the resort. Richard Davenport will be eligible for parole under the sentence imposed yesterday by Washoe County Senior Judge Peter Breen.
Attorney General candidate Perez ordered off the ballot (Gazette.Net)
Montgomery County Councilman Thomas E. Perez does not meet a state constitutional requirement to serve as Maryland attorney general and must be removed from the Democratic primary ballot, the Maryland Court of Appeals ordered Friday.
CRTC Rejects Bid By Ottawa Lawyer to Block Access to U.S.-Based Hate Websites (RedNova)
TORONTO (CP) - Canada's telecommunications regulator has rejected a bid by an Ottawa lawyer to block access to two U.S.-based hate websites that call for the "violent overthrow" of the Canadian government and the "extermination" of Jews in this country.
Fired Lawyer: Clarett Was Offered Plea (ABC News)
Fired Lawyer Says Clarett Offered Plea Deal in Robbery Case
Lawyer: Clarett offered a plea deal (TSN)
A fired lawyer for Maurice Clarett said Friday an assistant prosecutor offered a plea deal in July with a sentence as short as 1 1/2 years if the ex-Ohio State football standout admitted to a robbery charge. On Friday, Clarett was in court for a status hearing on that January robbery charge.
Hicks could face death penalty, lawyer warns (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The military lawyer for Australian man David Hicks says his client could face the death penalty under a new military commission being considered by the United States Government.
Dassey Gets New Attorney, New Trial Date (The Milwaukee Channel)
A Manitowoc teenager accused of raping and killing a woman with his uncle will get a new attorney.
Dassey Gets New Attorney, New Trial Date (Channel 3000)
A Manitowoc teenager accused with his uncle of raping and killing a woman will get a new attorney.
Hicks could face death penalty: lawyer (The Age)
Suspected Australian terrorist David Hicks could be sentenced to death if a new military commission system passes through the United States Congress, his military lawyer has claimed.
Hicks could face death penalty: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
Suspected Australian terrorist David Hicks could be sentenced to death if a new military commission system passes through the United States Congress, his military lawyer has claimed.
Judge removes Dassey's attorney, moves up trial date (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MANITOWOC —Manitowoc County Circuit Judge Jerome Fox removed Brendan Dassey’s attorney Friday, but also agreed to move up the teenager’s trial date three months.
Slain pharmacist's ex has alibi, lawyer says (The Star-Ledger)
The ex-wife of slain Bergen County pharmacist Paul Duncsak was in a doctor's office when her former husband was shot and killed inside his Ramsey home earlier this week, her lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney general again cleared (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Madison - Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager didn't do anything wrong by accepting a campaign contribution from the...
Defense attorney seeks lifting of gag order (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
CHANDLER, Okla. The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Meeker toddler today asked that the gag order issued in the case be lifted. Shawnee attorney Paul Sutton...
Attorney to look at assault case (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
A Waukesha County attorney has been hired to be the special prosecutor in a case involving battery charges against at...
City attorney to get pay boost (Sioux City Journal)
City Attorney Jim Abshier of Sioux City will receive a total of a 5 percent pay hike under a proposal to be presented to the City Council Monday. The city attorney's position is the only one hired directly by the council and not the city manager.
Fairmount Park: Lawyer Ron is 'sitting on go' (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Can Lawyer Ron return to his pre-Kentucky Derby winning ways?
Attorney general OKs slate's group fundraising (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
Candidates running for the Charleston County School Board as a group may jointly collect donations, according to an opinion from the state attorney general's office.
Parent's power of attorney may need to be assertive (Centre Daily Times)
Q: I have a power of attorney for financial matters for my father. He is becoming increasingly forgetful. When and how do I begin using the power of attorney?
Lawyer refutes impaired charge (The Ottawa Sun)
Sat, August 26, 2006 Lawyer refutes impaired charge By SEAN MCKIBBON An unexplained accident with evidence of drinking is not enough to find a 21-year-old woman guilty of impaired driving causing death, her defence lawyer argued yesterday. "The Crown is asking the court to speculate," said defence lawyer Sean May, as he made his closing arguments in the trial of Dominika Duris on charges of
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.
Lawyer's theft appeal denied (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - The state Supreme Judicial Court yesterday affirmed Shrewsbury lawyer Michael E. Bryant's 2001 convictions for conspiring to commit larceny.
Mayor makes police free lawyer (The Plain Dealer)
Broadview Heights- Mayor Glenn Goodwin ordered police to free a lawyer being held on a drunken driving charge after a middle-of-the-night call from the lawyer who told police he had been with the mayor that evening, records show.