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Solomons attorney-general skips court (TVNZ)
The new Solomon Islands attorney-general failed to show in a Port Moresby court on Saturday morning after being released on bail on Friday night. Controversial Australian lawyer Julian Moti had been arrested by PNG police at the request of the Australian government.
Solomons attorney-general skips court (TVNZ)
The new Solomon Islands attorney-general failed to show in a Port Moresby court on Saturday morning after being released on bail on Friday night. Controversial Australian lawyer Julian Moti had been arrested by PNG police at the request of the Australian government.
Lawyer gets probation for defrauding doctors (San Antonio Express News)
A personal injury lawyer was sentenced Friday to five years of supervised probation for defrauding medical practitioners who agreed to treat his clients.
Bail Denied for Lawyer Charged With Paying Underaged Girls for Sex (Law.com)
A Manhattan judge refused to set bail Thursday for a lawyer who fled to Canada and was captured later in an East Village hotel after he was accused of paying underaged girls for sex.
Attorney wins federal nomination (Asheville Citizen-Times)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration on Friday nominated an Asheville attorney to be a federal district judge for Western North Carolina.
Solomons attorney-gen evades PNG police (Sydney Morning Herald)
The Solomon Islands' new attorney-general, wanted by Australian police over an alleged child sex offence, is believed to have made a dash to Bougainville after evading Papua New Guinea police.
Lawyer claims Niles targeting rental units (Tribune Chronicle)
NILES — A resident is challenging demolition orders on his Williams Street house in what his lawyer said may be a campaign by the city against rental properties.
Lawyer claims Niles targeting rental units (The Tribune Chronicle)
NILES — A resident is challenging demolition orders on his Williams Street house in what his lawyer said may be a campaign by the city against rental properties.
Justice department appoints assistant as interim U.S. attorney (Lincoln Journal Star)
OMAHA — Joe Stecher, an assistant United States attorney, was appointed Friday as interim U.S. attorney for the District of Nebraska. Stecher succeeds Mike Heavican, who is leaving the department to serve as chief justice of Nebraska’s Supreme Court. Heavican had held the post since 2001.
Newsmakers | Anna Nicole Smith and lawyer exchange vows in the Bahamas (Philly.com)
Anna Nicole Smith has been on an emotional roller coaster of unimaginable intensity this month. The TrimSpa model, who gave birth to a baby girl Sept. 7, only to see her 20-year-old son, Daniel, die three days later (reportedly from a combination of two antidepressants and methadone), exchanged vows with lawyer and confidant Howard K. Stern, who says he's the baby's father.
Obituary: Lawyer represented small investors hurt by fraud (The Sacramento Bee)
Sacramento lawyer Archibald M. Mull III, a sole practitioner who became one of the most active attorneys in the country representing small investors victimized by fraudulent brokerage advice, died Sept. 22. He was 71.
Anna and lawyer (Miami Herald)
make a commitment Anna Nicole Smith and her longtime lawyer and confidant, Howard K. Stern, held a commitment ceremony in the Bahamas on Thursday, said her attorney, Michael Scott.
Accused has no attorney (San Bernardino Sun)
SAN BERNARDINO - The murder trial for a suspect in the slaying of Mynisha Crenshaw may not begin until next year because his new attorney will have to review more than 3,000 pages of reports in order to prepare a defense.
Refiners respond to attorney general (The Idaho Statesman)
Three out of five Salt Lake City refiners who ship gasoline into the Idaho market responded Friday to Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's demand for an explanation about why Idaho's wholesale motor fuel prices are higher than in other states.
Award given to U.S. attorney, state attorney general (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren and Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline have been honored for their roles in the prosecution of the Kaufman group home scandal.
Solomons attorney-general 'still in PNG' (Sydney Morning Herald)
The new Solomon Islands attorney-general, wanted by Australian police over an alleged child sex offence, has evaded Papua New Guinea police after failing to appear in court.
Anna Nicole's new ties aren't binding, lawyer says (Chicago Sun-Times)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Anna Nicole Smith's marriage ceremony with boyfriend Howard K. Stern on a boat near Nassau was ''not legally binding,'' her lawyer said Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO / Deputy city attorney named to judgeship (San Francisco Chronicle)
A top deputy in San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera's office has been appointed to a Superior Court judgeship. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the appointment of Loretta Giorgi on Friday. Giorgi, 46, has served as a deputy city attorney for...
Attorney general seeks removal of Dallas County sheriff (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The attorney general's office took action Friday to remove Dallas County Sheriff Brian Gilbert from office after a state audit revealed possible missing cash, guns, drugs, jewelry and other items from the department's evidence room.
Attorney general cites lack of competition in attempt to block electric increases (Southern Illinoisan)
CARBONDALE - Attorney General Lisa Madigan is trying to block what she calls a "horrifying" rate increase in January for electric customers in Illinois by filing an appeal within Illinois' court system.
Local lawyer Hurlbutt, 85, dies at home (Visalia Times-Delta)
Edward Hurlbutt Jr., a World War II veteran who returned to Visalia and became a distinguished trial lawyer and community leader, died Sept. 22 at his Visalia home with his family present, according to his son, James Hurlbutt. He was 85.
Lawyer's Home Goes Up in Flames (WCAX 3)
Fire destroyed the home of a prominent lawyer in Plainfield, New Hampshire. The blaze broke out around ten o'clock Friday morning. Witnesses heard a loud explosion. Flames quickly consumed the structure. Crews from seven departments responded to the scene, along with both state and local police.
Attorney leaves firm, opens his own (Salem Statesman Journal)
Attorney Richard Slezak has left the Churchill Leonard law firm in Salem. He worked for the firm for 13 years. Slezak opened a new law firm at 6446 Fairway Ave. SE in Salem.
Solomons Attorney-General goes missing (Sydney Morning Herald)
PORT MORESBY: The new Solomon Islands attorney-general, wanted by Australian police over an alleged child sex offence, has evaded Papua New Guinea police after failing to appear in court yesterday. -
Award Given to U.S. Attorney and Kansas State Attorney General for Kaufman Prosecution (WIBW-TV Topeka)
U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren and Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline are honored for their roles in the prosecution of the Kaufman group home scandal. The award was presented Friday by the Kansas chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illnesses, the Disability Rights Center of Kansas and the Survivors of the Kaufman House.
Lawyer's Home Goes Up in Flames (WCAX 3)
Fire destroyed the home of a prominent lawyer in Plainfield, New Hampshire. The blaze broke out around ten o'clock Friday morning. Witnesses heard a loud explosion. Flames quickly consumed the structure. Crews from seven departments responded to the scene, along with both state and local police.
Lawyer claims Lansing Community College funds misused (WOOD TV 8)
LANSING, Mich. -- An in-house lawyer for Lansing Community College claims in a report submitted to the state that the school's interim president has misused thousands of dollars in...
Family angry that district attorney delays cremation (Boston Globe)
Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams delayed the cremation in Massachusetts of the late James Fuller, who died of lung cancer a day before he was scheduled to be sentenced in connection with the investigation of the Bayview Crematorium.
Attorney general seeks removal of Dallas County sheriff (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES, Iowa - The attorney general's office took action Friday to remove Dallas County Sheriff Brian Gilbert from office after a state audit revealed possible missing cash, guns, drugs, jewelry and other items from the department's evidence room.
Justice department appoints assistant as interim U.S. attorney (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)
OMAHA (AP) - Joe Stecher, an assistant United States attorney, was appointed Friday as interim U.S. attorney for the District of Nebraska. Stecher succeeds Mike Heavican, who is leaving the department to serve as chief justice of Nebraska's Supreme Court. Heavican had held the post since 2001.
Attorney search broke law (Town Online)
The Worcester district attorney’s office says the Town Counsel Search Committee violated the state Open Meeting Law when it narrowed a field of 24 applicants to just one, who was then recommended to the Board of Selectmen and hired.
Lawyer's Home Goes Up in Flames (WCAX 3)
Fire destroyed the home of a prominent lawyer in Plainfield, New Hampshire. The blaze broke out around ten o'clock Friday morning. Witnesses heard a loud explosion. Flames quickly consumed the structure. Crews from seven departments responded to the scene, along with both state and local police.