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Attorney General Gonzalez Gives Justice the Finger (Blogcritics.org)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales addressed the Senate Armed Services Committee this week, and what he said should have everyone who believes in justice up in arms. Due to the recent Hamdan ruling by the Supreme Court, the Bush Administration has been forced to come up with a new plan of action for the "enemy combatants" held in Guantanamo Bay. Mr. Gonzales went before the committee to
DA: Pa. man acted as attorney after stealing lawyer's identity (phillyburbs.com)
LEWISTOWN, Pa. - A man with a lengthy criminal record was able to masquerade as an attorney for months after essentially stealing the identity of a lawyer with the same name, authorities said.
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.
Telgi's lawyer cries foul over CD's (Sify News)
The inter-state multi-crore fake stamp paper scam took a new turn on Saturday when Abdul Karim Telgi's lawyer alleged that copies of the three CDs containing taped conversations between the prime accused and others are ''corrupted and cannot be opened."
Police: Washington Lawyer Target of Killing (WTOP Radio Network)
D.C. Police say a Washington lawyer who was killed earlier this week was the target of the attack.
Sheriff, attorney, take dispute to the radio, sidewalk (Lamar Daily News)
Local attorney Darla Scranton Specht and candidate for Prowers County Sheriff, Bob Arambel, have taken to the airwaves in order to rebut charges by Prowers County Sheriff Jim Faull, that information about inmate health mistakenly released by his office has been used for political gain by Arambel.
'I'm losing everything,' says attorney who didn't pay taxes (Dayton Daily News)
— Four years after the Internal Revenue Service discovered she had not paid her federal income tax for 25 years, and eight months after she pleaded guilty to charges stemming from that crime, Bellbrook attorney Deborah C. Schram was still struggling last month to explain why she broke the law.
Lawyer is an Unlikely Anti-Spyware Crusader (RedNova)
By Sylvia Hsieh Shawn Collins is not the kind of lawyer you'd expect to file the first-ever class action against spyware companies. The Chicago environmental law specialist didn't even know how to use the Internet until last year.
Bellbrook attorney could face prison because of unfiled tax returns (Dayton Daily News)
— When Bellbrook attorney Deborah C. Schram realized the government knew she had not filed federal income tax returns or withheld taxes for employees for a quarter century, she said it hit her like a bomb.
Tribe's attorney pleads guilty in domestic violence case (The News-Review)
Wayne Shammel, attorney for the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge of harassment stemming from a dispute with his girlfriend in Bandon last week.
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.
'I'm losing everything,' says attorney who didn't pay taxes (Dayton Daily News)
— Four years after the Internal Revenue Service discovered she had not paid her federal income tax for 25 years, and eight months after she pleaded guilty to charges stemming from that crime, Bellbrook attorney Deborah C. Schram was still struggling last month to explain why she broke the law.
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 helped state stem losses from DSHS suits (Seattle Times)
In 2000, the Department of Social and Health Services hemorrhaged $69 million to settle lawsuits for alleged wrongdoing. Bernie Friedman, a sharp...
Criminal steals attorney's identity (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man with a criminal record masqueraded as an attorney for months after stealing the identify of a lawyer with the same name, authorities said.
Criminal steals attorney's identity (Syracuse.com)
LEWISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) — A man with a criminal record masqueraded as an attorney for months after stealing the identify of a lawyer with the same name, authorities said.
Office of the District Attorney, Seventh Circuit Court District (The Clarion-Ledger)
Phillip Scott Weinberg has been named chief assistant district attorney by Hinds County District Attorney Faye Peterson. He is a board member and past president of the Mississippi Prosecutors Association.
Candidate plays up city attorney role (Canton Observer)
Northville attorney James Plakas has been a prosecutor and a city attorney for 11 years, and he has represented clients as plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal matters.
Criminal Steals Attorney's Identity (RedNova)
LEWISTOWN, Pennsylvania - A man with a criminal record masqueraded as an attorney for months after stealing the identify of a lawyer with the same name, authorities said. Jeffrey P.
Adventurer finishes 203-mile River Thames swim (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer became the first person to swim the length of Britain's famous River Thames, taking nearly three weeks to complete his journey.
Gibson arrest brings new lawyer to team (Stuff)
LOS ANGELES: 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.
Attorney for Graham says statement to come early this week (Fayetteville Observer)
The attorney for track coach Trevor Graham said Sunday that he will issue a statement either Monday or Tuesday on behalf of his client. Joe Zeszotarski previously said the statement would come during the weekend.
Adventurer finishes 203-mile River Thames swim (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer became the first person to swim the length of Britain's famous River Thames, taking nearly three weeks to complete his journey.
Ky. Attorney General To Examine Gas Price Spike (Channel Cincinnati)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo announced Friday that his Office of Consumer Protection has issued a new investigative subpoena to Speedway in response to Thursday's gas price spike.
ABA: Women of color leaving big firms (AP via Yahoo! News)
An American Indian attorney is asked where she keeps her tomahawk. White male partners look past a black lawyer, assuming she is clerical staff. An Asian attorney is called a "dragon lady" when she asserts herself.
Lawyer seeks council seat (Los Angeles Daily News)
BURBANK - Some residents complain that Amy Lawrence is an outsider with no roots in Burbank. But the New York native with a heavy Brooklyn accent has lived in Los Angeles for 24 years.
'Super Lawyer' designation courts controversy (BizJournals)
In the murky world of legal marketing, two terms -- "Super Lawyer" and "Best Lawyer" -- are testing the uneasy coexistence of self-promotion and professional etiquette.
Suspended attorney accused of trust fund misuse (BizJournals)
Florida Bar documents used to secure its act for emergency suspension of Coral Gables attorney Manuel "Manny" Arvesu state that he may have used funds from his real estate trusts to pay personal expenses, including two luxury cars and payments to retailers of jewelry and electronic entertainment products.
Putnam hospital safe from suits, lawyer says (The Charleston Gazette)
A lawyer for dozens of people suing Dr. John King and Putnam General Hospital maintains that the lawsuits should have no impact on the hospital’s sale or its ability to stay open since Putnam General’s owner has plenty of insurance coverage to resolve the claims.
Aspen attorney an Olympic hopeful (Aspen Daily News)
Aspen attorney Gary Wright has his sights set on the next Winter Olympics. His event: snowboarding. A baby-boomer, Wright doesn't plan to compete with the legion of echo-boomers on boards, but in the world of officiating, where the competition can be nearly as intense as it is for the competitors.
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.
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.
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 wins battle against McDonald's (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
An intellectual property lawyer has won a David and Goliath battle against fast food giant McDonald's for the right to use the name McBrat.
Lawyer wins battle against McDonald's (Sydney Morning Herald)
An intellectual property lawyer has won a David and Goliath battle against fast food giant McDonald's for the right to use the name McBrat on his rugby team's shorts.
Praveen to make bail plea without lawyer's consent (New Kerala)
Mumbai, Aug 7: Praveen Mahajan, accused of killing his elder brother and BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, has distanced himself from his lawyer and will make a bail plea in the Bombay High Court without his consent.
Praveen Mahajan sacks his lawyer (IBN live)
He informed the court that whatever his lawyer Nandkumar Rajurkar did so far was without his consent.
Meet Mel Gibson's Superstar Lawyer (ABC News)
When Celebrities in Hollywood Get in Trouble, They Go to Blair Berk
Online gambling could fund terrorists, says US attorney (e-Consultancy)
An influential anti-gambling campaigner has claimed that online bets could be used to fund terrorist attacks on the US unless regulations are tightened. In an interview with The Guardian , Missouri's US attorney Catherine Hanaway said the government should keep tabs on where money from US bets end up.
Law & Order — Deputy state's attorney lends a hand in Alabama (The Frederick News-Post)
FREDERICK -- Deputy State's Attorney Charlie Smith spent a recent vacation in the sun, but not in the way you might think.
Attorney named health trustee (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH -- Attorney Peter J. Loughlin, a lifelong Portsmouth resident, was elected recently to a three-year term on the Foundation for Seacoast Health board of trustees.
Boy Scouts reach out to Lawrence Hispanics City Attorney Charles Boddy instrumental (Eagle-Tribune Online)
LAWRENCE - Some of the best advice City Attorney Charles Boddy ever gave to the city had nothing to do with his job.
Arroyo lawyer asks SC to allow use of poll machines (INQ7.net)
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said he is filing on Tuesday a petition asking the Supreme Court to allow the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to use the 1,991 counting machines of the Mega Pacific Consortium for the 2007 elections.
NOT SO SMART: Criminal steals attorney's identity (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
LEWISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A man with a criminal record masqueraded as an attorney for months after stealing the identify of a lawyer with the same name, authorities said.
Florida Supreme Court disbars Kissimmee attorney, suspends two others (Orlando Business Journal)
The Florida Supreme Court has disbarred a Kissimmee attorney and suspended two others in Mount Dora and Cocoa Beach in recent court orders.
Criminal steals attorney's identity (WABC-TV New York)
A man with a criminal record masqueraded as an attorney for months after stealing the identify of a lawyer with the same name.
Criminal steals identity of lawyer with the same name (ABC 13 Texas)
A man with a criminal record masqueraded as an attorney for months after stealing the identify of a lawyer with the same name.
Boy Scouts reach out to Lawrence Hispanics City Attorney Charles Boddy instrumental (Eagle-Tribune Online)
LAWRENCE - Some of the best advice City Attorney Charles Boddy ever gave to the city had nothing to do with his job.
Mayor says rumors v. lawyer 'untrue' (Sun Star)
MABALACAT -- Mayor Marino "Boking" Morales Monday brushed off reports being fanned out and published in a local weekly implying that lawyer Estelito Mendoza will not be able to do anything on his electoral case.