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Lawyer suing SMU files for bankruptcy (Dallas Morning News)
Gary Vodicka, the lawyer who is suing Southern Methodist University over land that could one day be used for the George W. Bush Presidential Library, said Friday that he has filed for bankruptcy.
Son's lawyer Brookes no query (New York Daily News)
A lawyer for Brooke Astor's son claims the heiress' court-appointed attorney shouldn't get to inspect the handwriting on her will or even question why she suddenly amended it at age 101 to give millions more to her son.
Son's lawyer Brookes no query (New York Daily News)
A lawyer for Brooke Astor's son claims the heiress' court-appointed attorney shouldn't get to inspect the handwriting on her will or even question why she suddenly amended it at age 101 to give millions more to her son.
Judge takes lawyer off sex assault case (Asbury Park Press)
A lawyer for an Ocean Township handyman accused of sexually assaulting 11 children has been removed from the case after he bought items from a garage sale held by the man's family and then notified prosecutors of the garage sale.
Sparks fly in state's attorney candidate debate (The Burlington Free Press)
Sparks flew Friday evening as two candidates for Chittenden County state's attorney faced off and pointedly criticized each other.
Recounts slated in Shawano sheriff, district attorney elections (Appleton Post-Crescent)
SHAWANO A recount from the Sept. 12 primary is expected to start Monday in Republican races for district attorney and sheriff.
Attorney General's office joins up with Impaired Driving Council (Nevada Appeal)
Attorney General George Chanos has announced that the Attorney General's office is joining forces with the Nevada Impaired Driving Council to focus on reducing the number of DUI arrests in the state of Nevada. Statistics show that in Nevada, 165...
Clarett lawyer gets some flak for comment on Youngstown (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS - The mayor of Youngstown objected yesterday to comments earlier this week from Maurice Clarett's lawyer, who called the former Ohio State University football star's wearing of a bullet-resistant vest "a way of life" in Clarett's hometown.
Attorney withdraws in Buffet City case (The State Journal-Register)
A detention hearing for the co-owner of Springfield’s Buffet City restaurant was continued Friday, after the judge allowed a motion by Xiang Hui Ye’s attorney to withdraw from the case.
Attorney General's office joins up with Impaired Driving Council (Nevada Appeal)
Attorney General George Chanos has announced that the Attorney General's office is joining forces with the Nevada Impaired Driving Council to focus on reducing the number of DUI arrests in the state of Nevada. Statistics show that in Nevada, 165...
Ban VLTs, protect social programs: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A lawyer who represented a woman who claimed her gambling addiction led her to bilk her employer wants the Newfoundland and Labrador government to do away with video lottery terminals.
Former city attorney drew support of race car from Lodi businessman (Lodi News-Sentinel)
Former City Attorney Randy Hays allowed a Lodi businessman to support a car racing venture Hays operated with his son — though the businessman was clearly targeted as a potential defendant in the city's pollution lawsuit.
Byrne still on the job, lawyer says (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The lawyer for former cabinet minister Ed Byrne says a scandal that rocked Newfoundland and Labrador political circles this summer has not hurt his constituency work.
Civil Rights Lawyer, Milton Henry, Dies at Age 87 (WTOL News 11)
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The Reverend Milton Henry, a civil rights lawyer and black separatist who sought to create a provisional government of former slave states, has died of natural causes. He was 87.
Civil Rights Lawyer, Milton Henry, Dies at Age 87 (WTOL News 11)
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The Reverend Milton Henry, a civil rights lawyer and black separatist who sought to create a provisional government of former slave states, has died of natural causes. He was 87.
Aide to Attorney General Is Interim U.S. Attorney (Washington Post)
The Justice Department yesterday appointed Jeffrey A. Taylor, the counselor to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, to be U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
Marijuana advocates file complaint with Nevada attorney general (KVBC Las Vegas)
Advocates of a ballot measure legalizing marijuana say Clark County commissioners have broken the law by speaking out against the measure. The Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana filed a complaint with Nevada Attorney General George Chanos today.
Attorney general asked to review possible pollution near East Okoboji (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa attorney general has been asked to investigate a developer's repeated pollution problems at the Bridges Bay Resort project along East Okoboji Lake.
Attorney general asked to review possible pollution near East Okoboji (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa attorney general has been asked to investigate a developer's repeated pollution problems at the Bridges Bay Resort project along East Okoboji...
Attorney general asked to review possible pollution near East Okoboji (KAALtv.com)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa attorney general has been asked to investigate a developer's repeated pollution problems at the Bridges Bay Resort project along East Okoboji Lake.
Mafia lawyer ‘shared starlet with Kissinger’ (Times Online)
AT the height of secret negotiations to end the Vietnam war in 1972, Henry Kissinger, the US secretary of state, shared an actress girlfriend with a Hollywood lawyer who became notorious for his mobster connections, according to a book published in America this month.
Strong Contender bests Lawyer Ron in Super Derby (Thoroughbred Times)
John Oxley's Strong Contender drove determinedly down the Louisiana Downs stretch Saturday to catch 4-to-5 favorite Lawyer Ron and emerge victorious in the 27th running of the $500,000 Super Derby (G2).
Attorney general asked to review possible pollution near East Okoboji (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa attorney general has been asked to investigate a developer's repeated pollution problems at the Bridges Bay Resort project along East Okoboji Lake.
Attorney General Asked To Review Possible Pollution Near East (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
The Iowa attorney general has been asked to investigate a developer's repeated pollution problems at the Bridges Bay Resort project along East Okoboji Lake.
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.
Strong Contender edges out Lawyer Ron (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Strong Contender rallied in the stretch and charged past favorite Lawyer Ron for a one-length victory yesterday in the $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.
Attorney is animals' spokesman (Akron Beacon Journal)
The Sharon Township home of attorney J. Jeffrey Holland is exactly what you'd expect for someone who spends nearly all of his professional life trying to protect animals.
H-P ousts Dunn; lawyer, investigator also may leave (Gulf Times)
PALO ALTO, California: Hewlett-Packard Co ousted chairwoman Patricia Dunn and is negotiating the departure of its top lawyer and an investigator as it tries to contain a scandal over a probe into media leaks.
Umholtz faces tough run for attorney general post (Peoria Journal Star)
PEKIN - Tazewell County State's Attorney Stewart Umholtz said he's running to become the state's top legal prosecutor because he believes he can make a difference in state government overshadowed by corruption and violence.
TACOMA: Fircrest attorney chosen as court commissioner (Tacoma News Tribune)
Pierce County's Superior Court judges have named Fircrest attorney Robyn Lindsay the county's seventh court commissioner.
A high price to pay when power of attorney is abused (Stamford Advocate)
In its simplest terms, a power of attorney is a document that gives another person -- your attorney-in-fact -- the authority to act on your behalf.
Township board has attorney of its own (Post-Tribune)
GARY — A candidate in this fall’s race for Calumet Township Board already is getting involved in the township’s business. Clorius L. Lay, a local attorney, is giving free legal advice to the board’s current members, even though the township already pays for township attorney Dock McDowell.
Attorney general asked to review possible pollution near East Okoboji (KWWL Iowa)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa attorney general has been asked to investigate a developer's repeated pollution problems at the Bridges Bay Resort project along East Okoboji Lake.
Box Butte County attorney's office contracting help (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)
ALLIANCE - Now that the Box Butte County attorney has lost her deputy, she is contracting with other area county attorneys to help with her workload. Kathleen Hutchinson said that ever since Steve Elmshauser left his position in May, it has been difficult to keep up with the county's heavy caseload.
Chief lawyer: Saddam's defense to boycott genocide trial 'indefinitely' (USA Today)
Saddam Hussein's defense team will boycott his genocide trial "indefinitely," citing violations by the Iraqi court trying him, his chief lawyer said Sunday.
Homeless woman turned lawyer: Take action (The Columbian)
You can't say homelessness is a problem that can't be solved unless you've made an effort to solve the problem. That's the message from Cupcake Brown, a California woman who lifted herself from a life of addiction, prostitution and homelessness to become a lawyer, author and public speaker.
Concerns raised about lawyer costs (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
A report in today's St. Paul Pioneer Press finds concern among public defenders that an increasing number of people using their services make too much money to qualify. But they say it's easy to understand as the cost of hiring a private lawyer skyrockets.
Incoming Bristol district attorney talks tough on gun crime (Boston Globe)
Bristol County's incoming district attorney is pledging to bring more gang members and gun traffickers to trial, in an effort to improve the quality of life in cities such as Fall River and New Bedford.
Lawyer: Saddam's Defense Boycotting Trial (KGO-TV Bay Area)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer said Sunday the defense team will boycott his genocide trial "indefinitely" because of alleged violations by the Iraqi court trying him.
Incoming Bristol district attorney talks tough on gun crime (WRGB)
(Fall River, MASS - AP) - Bristol County's incoming district attorney says he'll bring more gang members and gun runner to trial. Sam Sutter — who is running unopposed — says he wants to improve the quality of life in cities like Fall River and New Bedford.
Saddam's defense team to boycott trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's defense team will boycott his genocide trial indefinitely, his chief lawyer said Sunday, accusing the judges of violating Iraqi law.
Lawyer for Dyleski pleads for leniency (KESQ)
LAFAYETTE, Calif. The lawyer for convicted murderer Scott Dyleski is asking for the lightest possible sentence in the bludgeoning death of a prominent defense attorney's wife.
Saddam's defence team to boycott his trial 'indefinitely,' chief lawyer says (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Saddam Hussein's defence team will boycott his genocide trial indefinitely because of alleged violations by the Iraqi court trying him, his chief lawyer said Sunday.
Saddam's defence team to boycott his trial 'indefinitely,' chief lawyer says (CNews)
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Saddam Hussein's defence team will boycott his genocide trial indefinitely because of alleged violations by the Iraqi court trying him, his chief lawyer said Sunday.
Box Butte County Attorney gets help with caseload (Lincoln Journal Star)
ALLIANCE — The Box Butte County attorney is having her caseload lightened with help from area county attorneys. Kathleen Hutchinson said she has been struggling to keep up with her work since her deputy, Steve Elmshauser, resigned in May.
Yellow Medicine County has a new assistant county attorney (Advocate Tribune)
He's a Bears fan in Vikings land, but at least so far, no one has held that against him. Mark Gruman, the new assistant county attorney in Yellow Medicine County might root for the NFC north rival Bears, but he's as gentle as a teddy.
UK's top lawyer faces probe over ambulance chasing (Daily Mail)
Britain's top lawyer is at the centre of one of the biggest legal investigations of its kind, accused of up to 12 alleged breaches of solicitors' rules. Andrew Nulty is charged with professional misconduct
Kissinger and mob lawyer 'shared girlfriend' (News Interactive)
At the height of secret negotiations to end the Vietnam War in 1972, then US secretary of state Henry Kissinger allegedly shared an actress girlfriend with a Hollywood lawyer who became notorious for his mobster connections.
Dyleski Attorney Pleads For Leniency (KRXI-TV Reno)
The lawyer for convicted murderer Scott Dyleski asked a Contra Costa judge for the lightest possible sentence in the bludgeoning death of a prominent defense attorney's wife.