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Lawyer: U.K. soldiers shouldering blame (AP via Yahoo! News)
Three British soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi detainees are unfairly shouldering the blame while senior officers face lesser charges, a defense lawyer said in a landmark war crimes trial Monday.
AWB lawyer's $2M UN sanction scheming (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
An AWB in-house lawyer has denied devising a scheme that would allow the wheat exporter to make an illicit $US2 million payment to Saddam Hussein's regime.
AWB lawyer quizzed about secret documents (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
An AWB in house lawyer has been reduced to tears at the resumption of public hearings of the Cole inquiry in Sydney. Witness Jessica Lyons has been quizzed about two previously secret documents released to the inquiry by the Federal Court.
Lacrosse player's father criticizes district attorney (WCNC Charlotte)
RALEIGH, N.C. — The father of a Duke University lacrosse player accused of raping a stripper at an off-campus party says the district attorney is not in a position to criticize other attorneys for out-of-court comments.
Proposed Attorney Advertising Rules Could Place Restrictions on Web Logs (The New York Sun)
In the past week, attorney Martin Schwimmer has posted items about jewelry packaging, a Jewish festival called the "Hard Lox Café," and several other offbeat news items on his Web log, "The Trademark Blog." For Mr. Schwimmer, a partner at a boutique law firm in Westchester County, the legal blog has been a time-consuming activity for the last four years. It is also a good marketing tool that is
Lawyer for Guantanamo detainees says U.S. trying to link him to suicides (CNews)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A lawyer who represents several Guantanamo Bay detainees said the U.S. military is attempting to falsely link him to the suicides of three prisoners at the U.S. base to deflect blame for its own actions.
Hewlett-Packard's Outside Counsel Hires Bush Election Attorney (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s chief outside lawyer Lawrence Sonsini hired President George W. Bush's former top election attorney to help prepare him for a Congressional investigation of the company's boardroom leak probe.
Rabner wins praise as he is confirmed as attorney general (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A former federal prosecutor who tackled political corruption and international terrorism cases became New Jersey's new attorney general yesterday afternoon.
Lacrosse Player's Father Criticizes District Attorney (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The father of an accused Duke University lacrosse player said Durham's district attorney is not in a position to criticize other attorneys for out-of-court comments.
Lawyer: Lillo just visiting (New York Daily News)
"Sopranos" star Lillo Brancato was paying a late-night visit to a Bronx pal when he stumbled onto the fatal shooting of an off-duty cop, the actor's new lawyer said yesterday.
City lawyer's license on hold (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - A veteran Worcester criminal defense lawyer has had his license to practice law suspended for three months for commingling a client's funds with his own money and failing to cooperate with the Board of Bar Overseers' investigation of that and four other matters.
Teen convicted of murdering attorney's wife to be sentenced (North County Times)
MARTINEZ -- Lawyers for a teenager convicted of murdering the wife of a prominent criminal defense attorney plan to argue Tuesday that their client should receive the lightest possible sentence because of his age and unstable childhood.
Lawyer says Bank of Hinsdale depositors deserve money before Pritzkers (Chicago Sun-Times)
A lawyer for uninsured depositors who lost $53.9 million in a suburban bank failure says the government shouldn't give money from a legal settlement to the wealthy Pritzker family before it goes to his clients.
HP downplays lawyer's role (Contra Costa Times)
The boardroom spying scandal at Hewlett-Packard has so far claimed three HP insiders, including its leak-hunting chairwoman, but a top company lawyer is still on the job despite reports that she was intimately involved in the ill-fated probe.
Lawyer: Serrano, Partners Clashed Over Erie (The Ledger)
BARTOW -- A Winter Haven lawyer began to shed light Monday on the legal dispute that may have led to four slayings at Erie Manufacturing Inc. in Bartow nearly nine years ago.
Lawyer defends work in overturned sentence (The Clarion-Ledger)
Jackson lawyer Rhonda Cooper said Monday she did her job in defending Cory Maye of Prentiss, who was convicted of killing a police officer in a 2001 drug raid.
Lacrosse player's father criticizes district attorney (Fayetteville Observer)
The father of a Duke University lacrosse player accused of raping a stripper at an off-campus party says the district attorney is not in a position to criticize other attorneys for out-of-court comments.
Lawyer owes back taxes dating from 1986, U.S. says (Kansas City Star)
A lawyer long known for his representation of the Kansas City School District owes the federal government $1.35 million in back taxes, according to court documents.
Poll: Low name recognition in attorney general's race (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
A poll shows that the candidates for state attorney general remain unknowns to a substantial share of Minnesota voters.DFL candidate Lori Swanson had
Attorney General Suthers (The Pueblo Chieftain)
COLORADO'S ELECTION for state attorney general comes down to experience in office. The Republican incumbent, John Suthers, has that experience in abundance over Democratic challenger Fern O'Brien. The Attorney General's Office has been called, in the broadest sense, the largest law firm in Colorado. Both major party candidates are committed to representing state agencies and the public to
Attorney says military blaming him for suicides (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - An attorney who represents several Guantanamo Bay detainees said the U.S. military is attempting to falsely link him to the suicides of three prisoners at the U.S. base to deflect blame for its own actions.
Environment attorney at issue in Lewiston (The Buffalo News)
LEWISTON - Town officials agreed Monday to continue to split the costs for an environmental attorney with Niagara County but complained that the costs were unfair.
Former ethnic Indian attorney-general of Fiji dead (Yahoo! India News)
Suva (Fiji), Sep 26 (IANS) Sir Vijay R. Singh, the former ethnic Indian attorney-general and speaker of Fiji, passed away at his home in Australia Monday. He was 75.
Debt-collection abuses cost lawyer her license (The Buffalo News)
The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Lackawanna lawyer Danielle Lenahan for two years for her part in an abusive debt-collection practice.
Falk to Face Von Hollen in Attorney General Race on Nov. 7 (Iowa Farmer)
The most closely watched statewide race on Primary Election Day was that for attorney general. It didn't take long before results coming in from areas other than Dane County foretold the conclusion: Peg Lautenschlager was the first incumbent attorney general to be defeated in a primary since 1948.
Man who killed mother in 1999 denied a new lawyer (Boston Globe)
A man twice convicted of killing his 77-year-old mother is not entitled to a lawyer to help him request a third trial, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Butler County Attorney Killed During African Safari (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A Butler County attorney is dead after falling off a cliff during his dream vacation: an African safari meant to celebrate his upcoming 50th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary. Randy Hareza, 49, was killed last Thursday. His body is being flown from the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe and is expected to arrive in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Hareza's family and friends said he and his wife, Lorrie, took
Butler County Attorney Killed During African Safari (Action News 4 Pittsburgh)
MARS, Pa. -- A Butler County attorney is dead after falling off a cliff during his dream vacation: an African safari meant to celebrate his upcoming 50th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary.
Attorney: Norris recommended changes to lottery bill (Greensboro News-Record)
RALEIGH (AP) — A former aide to House Speaker Jim Black recommended changes to legislation creating the state lottery while working for a for-profit lottery contractor, Black's office attorney testified Tuesday at the federal fraud trial of... (Credit: "By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer")
Lawyer may use Mush book in Pearl case (IBN live)
Lawyer of Umar, who was given death for the murder of Daniel Pearl, may use Musharraf's book to defend his client.
Black's Spending Freeze Based on Inaccurate Data, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Conrad Black's assets were frozen because his former company, Hollinger Inc., gave an Ontario judge ``inaccurate and misleading'' information, Black's lawyer said.
Top court to decide death penalty lawyer case (Washington Post)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Tuesday it would decide whether a lawyer failed to adequately represent an Arizona man who was sentenced to death after actively thwarting the lawyer's efforts to help him.
Senator Ken Salazar Endorses Fern O'Brien for Colorado Attorney General (RedNova)
GUNBARREL, Colo., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Fern O'Brien, Democratic candidate for Colorado Attorney General, has received the endorsement of U.S. Senator Ken Salazar.
Black Attorney: Norris Recommended Changes To Lottery Bill (WSOC-TV 9 Charlotte)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A former aide to House Speaker Jim Black recommended changes to legislation creating the state lottery while working for a for-profit lottery contractor, Black's office attorney testified Tuesday at the federal fraud trial of ex-lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings.
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut recognizes New London attorney (Norwich Bulletin)
NEW LONDON — Attorney Timothy Bates was named the 2006 William Crawford Distinguished Service Award winner Tuesday, an awarded presented annually by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to the community.
Supreme court sends killer's lawyer request back to lower court (WCAX 3)
CONCORD, N.H. The (New Hampshire) Supreme Court says it's up to a lower court to decide whether a man seeking a third trial in the killing of his mother should get a new lawyer.
Dewitt Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
A Dewitt lawyer with child porn on his computer is heading to jail. Stanford Meltzer, 73, of Clearview Terrace, pled guilty today to possession of child pornography in US District Court.
Black attorney: Norris recommended lottery bill changes (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- A former aide to House Speaker Jim Black recommended changes to legislation creating the state lottery while working for a for-profit lottery contractor, Black's office attorney testified Tuesday at the federal fraud trial of ex-lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings.
Black attorney: Norris recommended changes (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- A former aide to House Speaker Jim Black recommended changes to legislation creating the state lottery while working for a for-profit lottery contractor, Black's office attorney testified Tuesday at the federal fraud trial of ex-lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings.
Black attorney: Norris recommended changes (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- A former aide to House Speaker Jim Black recommended changes to legislation creating the state lottery while working for a for-profit lottery contractor, Black's office attorney testified Tuesday at the federal fraud trial of ex-lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings.
Attorney: Suspect In Behrman Killing Could Have Alibi (WRTV Indianapolis)
MARTINSVILLE, Ind. -- A suspect in the killing of Indiana University student Jill Behrman may have an alibi for the day Behrman disappeared in 2000, a defense attorney said.
New attorney appointed to represent Brian Street (KWWL Iowa)
DES MOINES, Iowa A Council Bluffs man, who was charged with possession of child pornography after his stepdaughter set fire to their Griswold home in March 2005, is now on this third defense attorney.
New attorney appointed to represent Brian Street (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa A Council Bluffs man, who was charged with possession of child pornography after his stepdaughter set fire to their Griswold home in March 2005, is now on this third defense attorney.
Chanthakoummane gets new attorney (McKinney Messenger)
A Bonham attorney who has represented several defendants in capital murder cases, including one of the three people accused in the Truett Street homicides, has been assigned to represent Kosoul Chanthakoummane for the capital murder of Sarah Anne Walker.
Chanthakoummane gets new attorney (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
A Bonham attorney who has represented several defendants in capital murder cases, including one of the three people accused in the Truett Street homicides, has been assigned to represent Kosoul Chanthakoummane for the capital murder of Sarah Anne Walker.
Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer says he's the father (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for former Playboy centerfold Anna Nicole Smith said on Tuesday he was the father of her newborn daughter.
Judge removes attorney (The Frisco Enterprise)
Judge Charles Sandoval, of the 380th District Court, removed 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane's court-appointed attorney because of lack of qualification guidelines on capital murder cases, court officials said.
Smith's Lawyer Says He's Newborn's Dad (ABC News)
Anna Nicole Smith's Lawyer Howard K. Stern Reveals He's the Father of Her Newborn Daughter
Supreme Court disbars attorney in Rock Springs (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has disbarred a Rock Springs attorney who pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge. The court on Monday disbarred Bret Strand, who had pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance.
Smith's lawyer says he's baby's father (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith said Tuesday that he was the father of the reality TV star's newborn girl, who has been the couple's one "ray of hope" as they have grieved the death of her 20-year-old son in the Bahamas.