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Fired attorney says Clarett was offered plea (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus- A fired attorney for Maurice Clarett said Friday an assistant prosecutor offered a plea deal in July with a sentence as short as 1½ years if the ex-Ohio State football standout admitted to a robbery charge.
Trailblazing attorney kept WWII maps safe (The Herald-Tribune)
BRADENTON -- Ella C. Thomas, a distinguished attorney who once guarded secret maps from the Japanese during the Pearl Harbor attack and World War II, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 91.
Lawyer Says He's Not Sure John Ramsey Will Ever Speak to Media Again (WTOL News 11)
BOULDER, COLORADO (AP) -- An arrest that should have brought relief to the family of JonBenet Ramsey has instead unleashed an onslaught of unwelcome attention that incensed the father of the 6-year-old who was found brutally slain a decade ago, a longtime family lawyer said Saturday.
Attorney fined for cutting down tree (Town Online)
An attorney at 509 Chapman St. is facing stiff fines after he allegedly instructed a contractor to cut down a public shade tree in front of his property to put up a business sign.
Lawyer: Ex-wife of slain pharmacist has alibi (phillyburbs.com)
RAMSEY, N.J. - The ex-wife of a pharmacist shot to death inside his million-dollar home Wednesday evening has an alibi, her lawyer said.
Lawyer: Ex-wife in Ramsey murder has alibi (Daily Record)
RAMSEY (AP) -- The ex-wife of a pharmacist shot to death inside his million-dollar home Wednesday evening has an alibi, her lawyer said. Paul Duncsak, 40, a father of two young children, was shot in the head and the arm, authorities said.
Attorney general warns of cuts to child support program (News 8 Austin)
Attorney General Greg Abbott said federal and state spending cuts could slash $240 million from the Texas child support program over two years. Abbott said such action would force as many as 1,800 job cuts and cause a “dramatic'' drop in child support collections.
Attorney general warns of cuts to child support program (News 8 Austin)
Attorney General Greg Abbott said spending cuts could slash $240 million from child support programs.
Lawyer: Alibi for Ex-wife of Murdered Ramsey Man (1010 WINS New York)
The ex-wife of a pharmacist shot to death inside his million-dollar home Wednesday evening has an alibi, her lawyer said. Paul Duncsak, 40, a father of two young children, was shot in the head and the arm, authorities said. Walter Lesnevich, an attorney for Duncsak's former wife, Stacey Walker, says she was at a doctor's office when he was shot.
LA city attorney wants probe of county agency (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles city attorney wants a grand jury to investigate a child welfare agency that's outside his jurisdiction.
City Attorney Demands Child Welfare Investigation (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
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Supreme court suspends Pelham attorney (The Shelby County Reporter)
Former Alabama gubernatorial candidate and Pelham attorney Irvin Harry Lyon was suspended from practicing law for three months and now faces two years of probation by the Alabama Supreme Court.
Scotts Bluff County attorney delves into abuse cases (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)
There are many people who aren't quite sure what they'll be doing in 20 years, but Scotts Bluff County Deputy Attorney Tiffany Wasserburger hopes to continue the job she's been doing for five years.
Attorney Suing Fletcher Over Controversial Veto (14 WFIE Evansville)
A central Kentucky attorney is suing Governor Ernie Fletcher, challenging the governor's controversial line-item veto that canceled nine judicial elections and turned the positions into appointed spots.
Kentucky Attorney suing Governor Fletcher (WBKO-TV Bowling Green)
A central Kentucky attorney is suing Gov. Ernie Fletcher, challenging the governor's controversial line-item veto that canceled nine judicial elections and turned the positions into appointed spots.
Lawyer Says He's Not Sure John Ramsey Will Ever Speak to Media Again (WTOL News 11)
BOULDER, COLORADO (AP) -- An arrest that should have brought relief to the family of JonBenet Ramsey has instead unleashed an onslaught of unwelcome attention that incensed the father of the 6-year-old who was found brutally slain a decade ago, a longtime family lawyer said Saturday.
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.
Lawyer claims FLP meet was improper (Fijilive.com)
The lawyer for five Fiji Labour Party Management Board members will be meeting his clients next week to pursue legal action against the party for conducting a National Council Meeting which agreed to discipline the members.
Quit CCP to Protest China's Arrest of Human Rights Attorney (The Epoch Times)
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has just put on a new episode of its evil act in the arrest of human rights Attorney Gao Zhisheng. This is the CCP's madness in its doom days, like a beast tha...
Lawyer Ron sweeps to St. Louis Derby score in return (Thoroughbred Times)
Arkansas Derby (G2) winner Lawyer Ron rallied past Grade 2-placed stakes winner Lewis Michael with four wide into the stretch and held off runner-up Smokeyjonessutton by one length to win the inaugural $250,000 St, Louis Derby on Saturday at Fairmount Park.
Supreme court suspends Pelham attorney (The Shelby County Reporter)
Former Alabama gubernatorial candidate and Pelham attorney Irvin Harry Lyon was suspended from practicing law for three months and now faces two years of probation by the Alabama Supreme Court.
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.
NMSU author examines ex-attorney general's reign (El Paso Times)
John David Ashcroft left Washington with surprisingly little fanfare at the end of his term as U.S. attorney general. His departure hardly went unnoticed, though. The Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens, a conservative columnist, acknowledged that Ashcroft had become "a national embarrassment."
Attorney concerned about Porno for kids (Ghanaweb.com)
Koforidua, Aug. 24, GNA- A State Attorney, Mr. Frederick Tetteh, has warned video centre operators, who are alleged to be luring minors to patronize pornographic materials at their premises that they risked severe punitive measures unless they freeze their operations forthwith.
Inaugural St. Louis Derby Goes To Lawyer Ron (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
(Sports Network) - Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron came from off the pace to capture Saturday's $250,000 St. Louis Derby at Fairmount Park. The St. Louis Derby, conducted for the first time, is the richest race in the history of Fairmount Park Race Track.
Lawyer says gag order unnecessary in killing of Missouri woman (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina lawyer says a gag order in the case of a Missouri woman who was strangled is a heavy-handed way to protect a defendant's right to a fair trial.
Lawyer Ron proves as good as advertised (Belleville News-Democrat)
He's back. Lawyer Ron, coming off a 111-day layoff and an ankle injury, rolled to a 3/4 -length victory in the inaugural $250,000 St. Louis Derby on Saturday night at Fairmount Park.
Downers Grove attorney named new Metra chief (The Naperville Sun)
Metra's board of directors got its first new chief in 22 years with the election Friday of Downers Grove attorney Carole Doris.
Lawyer Ron racks up a win at St. Louis Derby (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Any doubts about Lawyer Ron's ability to return successfully from a nearly four-month layoff were removed Saturday night at Fairmount Park in front of 7,848 paid fans.
At the last second, Democrat enters attorney general's race (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.
Valley Attorney to Run for New Congressional Seat (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A Valley man has stepped up to run against Representative Henry Cuellar for the newly created 28th Congressional seat. McAllen attorney, Frank Enriquez said Saturday that he's up for the challenge. Enriquez told Action 4 News he has a lot of support in the Valley, already.
POLITICS: The quiet of DFL attorney general campaign is about to come to end (Grand Forks Herald)
Democratic candidates for attorney general are laboring under most Minnesotans' radar, although that is about to change with just over two weeks before the primary election.
Novelist probes dark side through detective, lawyer (The Columbus Dispatch)
Sometimes one can have too much of even a very good thing. That was the case with Michael Connelly and his series of detective novels featuring Harry Bosch. The author wanted a break, and the result was The Lincoln Lawyer, his first courtroom drama.
Lawyer Ron Takes Inaugural St. Louis Derby (BloodHorse)
Lawyer Ron, making his first start since finishing 12th in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), held off 30-1 shot Smokeyjonessutton to win the $250,000 St. Louis Derby at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Ill., Saturday night.
Valley Attorney to Run for New Congressional Seat (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A Valley man has stepped up to run against Representative Henry Cuellar for the newly created 28th Congressional seat. McAllen attorney, Frank Enriquez said Saturday that he's up for the challenge. Enriquez told Action 4 News he has a lot of support in the Valley, already.
Agencies failed prison van teen - lawyer (Stuff)
The agencies charged with transporting an Auckland teenager who was fatally assaulted in a prison van should be investigated for manslaughter, a Wellington lawyer says.
Attorney Gao Zhisheng's Daughter Escapes From House Arrest (The Epoch Times)
Gao Gege, 13-year-old daughter of renowned human rights attorney Mr. Gao Zhisheng, escaped from the police on the morning of August 26. While riding a bicycle on her way to school, she turned into ...
Bowen loses bid for attorney general nomination (The Grand Rapids Press)
Former Wyoming District Judge Scott Bowen lost his bid to be the state Democratic Party's nominee for attorney general Sunday. Delegates to the state party convention at Cobo Hall in Detroit chose Detroit-area attorney Amos Williams instead.
Lawyer Says He's Not Sure John Ramsey Will Ever Speak to Media Again (WTOL News 11)
BOULDER, COLORADO (AP) -- An arrest that should have brought relief to the family of JonBenet Ramsey has instead unleashed an onslaught of unwelcome attention that incensed the father of the 6-year-old who was found brutally slain a decade ago, a longtime family lawyer said Saturday.
YM County board employs special assistant county attorney (Advocate Tribune)
"We can't make this decision because we already sent it out," commented County Attorney Keith Helgeson.
Vigil attorney accuses government of withholding evidence (ABC 7 El Paso)
ALBUQUERQUE An attorney for former state Treasurer Robert Vigil has accused federal prosecutors of withholding evidence that could help his client. Vigil faces a...
Vigil’s attorney accuses government of withholding evidence (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - An attorney for former state Treasurer Robert Vigil has accused federal prosecutors of withholding evidence that could help his client.
Dems pick attorney general, secretary of state nominees following floor fights (MLive.com)
DETROIT -- Democrats nominated Grosse Pointe attorney Amos Williams and Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh for statewide offices after the two beat out rivals in rare floor fights at the party's convention Sunday.
SA lawyer accused of perverting justice (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A prominent Adelaide lawyer and his brother will stand trial over their alleged involvement in an investigation of a hit-and-run crash that killed a cyclist.
SA lawyer accused of perverting justice (The Age)
A prominent Adelaide lawyer and his brother will stand trial on charges of perverting the course of justice in an investigation relating to a hit-and-run crash that killed a cyclist.
SA lawyer accused of perverting justice (Sydney Morning Herald)
A prominent Adelaide lawyer and his brother will stand trial on charges of perverting the course of justice in an investigation relating to a hit-and-run crash that killed a cyclist.
Alabama district attorney says U.S. Steel's coil shipments unsafe (BizJournals)
A county district attorney in Alabama has filed a lawsuit against Downtown-based U.S. Steel Corp., saying the company is negligent in the way that it ships steel coils on that state's highways.
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.