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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.
Va. lawyer fatally stabbed in D.C. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
WASHINGTON - A Northern Virginia man who worked as a lawyer for a nonprofit organization was stabbed to death in Northwest Washington on Wednesday night, police said.
Lawyer to ask SC to allow use of poll counting machines (INQ7.net)
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s election lawyer on Thursday said he would file an appeal with the Supreme Court to allow the Commission on Elections to use the 1,991 counting machines of the Mega Pacific consortium in the 2007 elections without prejudice to a pending court case on the voided contract.
Lawyer Killed In Stabbing At Rowhouse In Northwest (Washington Post)
A lawyer known for being active in the Asian American community was stabbed to death Wednesday night at a townhouse in Northwest Washington, police said.
City attorney issue brings more discord (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
PONCE INLET -- In this town, there's surefire way to assure a good turnout at a meeting -- mention town attorney Ted Doran.
Deputies never worked at club, attorney says (The Herald-Tribune)
MANATEE COUNTY -- Two former sheriff's deputies who were charged with dealing in stolen liquor while working off-duty at Cleopatra's Gentleman's Club north of Palmetto never actually worked there, an attorney for the club's owner said.
Arkansas Attorney General's race Gunner blasts Democratic opponent (Baxter Bulletin)
Republican Attorney General candidate Gunner Delay blasted his Democratic opponent Dustin McDaniel on gun rights Wednesday during a campaign stop in Mountain Home.
 MPA - letter to Attorney General about Health and Safety prosecution of MPS (Government News Network)
The Metropolitan Police Authority has written to the Attorney General, the Rt Hon The Lord Goldsmith QC, about the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision to prosecute the Metropolitan Police Service for an alleged breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, arising out of the investigation into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes on 22 July 2005.
Colorado Gets New U.S. Attorney (The Denver Channel)
DENVER -- Attorney Troy Eid, husband of a state Supreme Court justice and a former adviser to Gov. Bill Owens, was confirmed late Thursday to be U.S. attorney for Colorado, Sen. Wayne Allard said.
Missouri governor taps attorney Ed Martin as chief of staff (Jefferson City News Tribune)
Gov. Matt Blunt on Thursday chose an attorney active in the anti-abortion and school-choice movements to serve as his next chief of staff.
Orang Ulu Lawyer Calls For NCR Land To Be Native Reservation (Bernama)
KUCHING, Aug 4 (Bernama) -- A leading Orang Ulu native land rights lawyer Friday suggested that the estimated 1.6 million hectares of native customary rights (NCR) land in Sarawak be gazetted as native reservation land similar to Malay reservation land in the peninsular to protect the rights of indigenous landowners.
Landis' lawyer offers new reason (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
PARIS - Dehydration is the latest possible reason offered for Tour de France winner Floyd Landis' elevated testosterone levels. "Maybe a combination of dehydration, maximum effort," Jose Maria Buxeda, the cyclist's lawyer, said Thursday after testing began on his backup sample.
Police: Man masqueraded as attorney (The Sentinel)
LEWISTOWN — By all outward appearances, he had everything a lawyer should — a suit, attorney letterhead and some knowledge of law. The only thing he d...
Lawyer off firm's Congel case (Syracuse.com)
Mckenzie Hughes law firm filed papers in federal court Thursday asking that lawyer Nancy Pontius no longer be listed as one of the Mckenzie lawyers representing Robert Congel in a $100 million racketeering lawsuit.
Lawyer off firm's Congel case (Syracuse.com)
Mckenzie Hughes law firm filed papers in federal court Thursday asking that lawyer Nancy Pontius no longer be listed as one of the Mckenzie lawyers representing Robert Congel in a $100 million racketeering lawsuit.
Myers' Attorney Handles His First Court Appearances (KYW News Radio 1060)
Phillies pitcher Brett Myers, facing assault charges against his wife in Boston, now has an attorney as case proceeds in Massachusetts. Myers did not attend the seven-minute status hearing before Boston municipal judge Sally Kelly, but his lawyer did. Myers wasn’t required to be there.
Bush nominates Paulose as U.S. Attorney for Minnesota (KAALtv.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush has nominated Rachel Paulose for a four-year term to succeed Tom Heffelfinger as U-S Attorney for the District of Minnesota.
Attorney loses bid to block sale of Nazi, KKK items at fair (Standard-Journal)
CLEARFIELD (AP) — A judge has refused to block the sale of Nazi and Ku Klux Klan merchandise at a county fair. Clearfield County Judge Paul E. Cherry said Wednesday an injunction request filed by attorney Steve Jarrett did not follow rules of civil procedure.
Lawyer: Fatal stabbing was self defense (Evening Sun)
The attorney for a 17-year-old juvenile involved in the death of a Taneytown man last weekend said the stabbing was an act of self defense. Gettysburg lawyer Steve Rice said an eyewitness will corroborate his client's account of how 20-year-old Justin Watson was killed at a Gettysburg area motel.
Police: Man Stole Lawyer's Identity, Then Practiced Law (WGAL via Yahoo! News)
Police in Mifflin County have arrested a man they say was impersonating a lawyer.
Officials sorting out attorney squabble (The Independent Press)
BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Democratic township council is currently in a legal stand-off over just who the township attorney is.
Judge and lawyer had a romantic interest in court employee (Boston Globe)
A top judge is trying to sort out the ethical implications of a judge and a defense lawyer in a murder trial romancing the same female court employee at about the same time.
Lawyer details shoving, screaming at Driskell inquiry (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A lawyer for a key witness against James Driskell says he was shoved into a room by police and screamed at by a Crown attorney when he told his client not to talk to police, an inquiry into Driskell's wrongful conviction was told.
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Acosta Confirmed As Miami US Attorney (CBS 4 Miami)
He’s already been doing the job, but now the US Senate has made it official. Alex Acosta is now officially the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
Ear stapling not acupuncture, attorney general says (WREG-TV Memphis)
LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas attorney general's office says a procedure called ear stapling is not considered acupuncture and must be regulated by the state medical board.
Senate confirms R. Alexander Acosta as U.S. Attorney for South Florida (Miami Herald)
After a year of waiting, R. Alexander Acosta can finally drop the ''interim'' from his title as U.S. Attorney in South Florida. In the wee hours Friday, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Bush's appointment of Acosta, 37, as the region's top law enforcement official.
San Benito County District Attorney Prepares for Capital Murder Case (The Gilroy Dispatch)
Hollister - The San Benito County District Attorney's office is preparing for what could be the first capital murder trial in nearly a decade and the third in the county's history.
Ohio attorney general likely to join Christ-Alliance fray (BizJournals)
The Ohio attorney general is trying to jump into the court battle between the Health Alliance and Christ Hospital, which wants to leave the hospital group.
Troy Eid confirmed as U.S. attorney for Colorado (Summit Daily News)
DENVER - Attorney Troy Eid, husband of a state Supreme Court justice and a former adviser to Gov. Bill Owens, was confirmed late Thursday to be U.S. attorney for Colorado, Sen. Wayne Allard said.
New U.S. attorney sets priorities (Denver Post)
The only son of an Egyptian immigrant, newly-confirmed U.S. Attorney Troy Eid is looking ahead to his job as the government's top prosecutor in Colorado.
Gibson arrest brings new lawyer to team (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Mel Gibson's recent arrest on charges of driving under the influence has brought a veteran Hollywood criminal defense lawyer onto the actor-director's high-powered legal team.
Gibson arrest brings new lawyer to team (Reuters.co.uk)
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter, ESQ.) - Mel Gibson's recent arrest on charges of driving under the influence has brought a veteran Hollywood criminal defence lawyer onto the actor-director's high-powered legal team.
DHS informant implicated in House of Death mass murder is still in U.S., attorney confirms (The Narco News Bulletin)
The fate of the U.S. government informant who was involved in at least a dozen murders at the House of Death in Ciudad Juárez is still up in the air, but prior media reports about his imminent extradition to Mexico are not accurate, according to the informant’s Harlingen, Texas-based attorney.
Teen's Attorney: Attacks May Not Be Hate Crimes (NBC San Diego)
The defense attorney for a 15-year-old boy accused of participating in attacks on gay men says the incidents may not be hate crimes at all.
Ear stapling not acupuncture, attorney general says (Pine Bluff Commercial)
LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Attorney General's Office said Friday that a procedure called ear stapling is not considered acupuncture and might have to be regulated by the state Medical Board.
Killer Targeted Lawyer, Police Say (Washington Post)
D.C. police believe that a prominent lawyer was targeted when he was stabbed to death with a butcher knife in a townhouse this week near Dupont Circle.
White Supremacist Files $30M Malpractice Suit Against His Former Attorney (Law.com)
A white supremacist serving a 40-year prison sentence for seeking to have a federal judge murdered has filed a malpractice lawsuit against his former attorney.
District attorney who made plea deal with teacher in sex case loses election (Knoxville News Sentinal)
McMINNVILLE, Tenn. - The district attorney who prosecuted Pamela Rogers on charges of having sex with a boy who attended the elementary school where she was a teacher lost his bid for re-election.
Local attorney has kept pounds off (IndeOnline.com)
Keeping the pounds at bay is mainly a matter of attitude, Glen Buttacavoli believes. \nThree years ago, the Massillon attorney turned to bariatric surgery to shed about 140 pounds, but he’s kept it off by making the right choices.
After 42 years, investigator Sheehy will retire from Macon County State's Attorney's Office (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - A longtime prosecution investigator will later this month end a career with Macon County that has spanned more than four decades. State's Attorney Jack Ahola announced Friday that investigator Gerald J. Sheehy is retiring from the office Aug. 31.
After 42 years, investigator Sheehy will retire from Macon County State's Attorney's Office (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - A longtime prosecution investigator will later this month end a career with Macon County that has spanned more than four decades. State's Attorney Jack Ahola announced Friday that investigator Gerald J. Sheehy is retiring from the office Aug. 31.
City’s attorney confident they will win against Garrett (The Searcy Daily Citizen)
Denise Hoggard, the attorney who handles cases involving employment for the city of Searcy, said Thursday she was confident the city will prevail in the lawsuit filed by Donya Garrett.
Mounts gets new attorney (Williamson Daily News)
Friday, August 4, 2006 5:34 PM CDT PIKEVILLE, Ky.- Williamson Fire Department Chief Jerry Mounts has obtained a new attorney.
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.
Slain lawyer a friend to many (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Robert Wone took quiet pleasure in helping other people and working to improve the world. That was clear to many who knew him as a College of William and Mary student leader in the 1990s and, more recently, as a lawyer living in Northern Virginia and practicing in Washington.
Boy's Lawyer: Jailhouse Pressure Prompted Confession (KOMO)
A teen serving 14 years in prison as an accomplice in the murder of a playmate wrote a letter of confession not because he killed the boy, but to ease jailhouse pressure, his lawyer says.
Missouri governor taps attorney Ed Martin as chief of staff (Jefferson City News Tribune)
Gov. Matt Blunt on Thursday chose an attorney active in the anti-abortion and school-choice movements to serve as his next chief of staff.
Schwebel lawyer charged in fight (Akron Beacon Journal)
A physical altercation between two lawyers during labor negotiations in May led to the arraignment of attorney Stephen Sferra on Friday on assault charges. Sferra, who was representing the Schwebel Baking Co. during the incident at a Boston Heights conference center, was arraigned in Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court. He is charged with a first degree misdemeanor for assaulting baker's union lawyer