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PSC lawyer says Entergy rate request seems prudent (Pine Bluff Commercial)
LITTLE ROCK - Entergy Arkansas' request for a $212 million rate increase to cover increased fuel costs last year was apparently a prudent business move, according to a lawyer for the state's utility-regulation agency.
Indiana attorney criticizes Gorcyca (Detroit News)
ROCHESTER HILLS -- An Indiana attorney is upset over an "unprofessional" e-mail response he received from Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca over the Stephen Jackson case.
Ex-lawyer cuts ankle bracelet six hours early (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
A local lawyer about to finish a six-month sentence for a currency-reporting crime was ordered Friday to spend six more days in jail and serve another month of home confinement.
Attorney general looked to for help (Bradenton Herald)
A beating months ago that led to the death of a 72-year-old man has the Bradenton police chief looking to the attorney general of the United States for help, calling the chief law officer in the country the "last hope" for justice.
Midstate briefs: Girl’s attorney says letter is harassment (Tennessean)
An attorney defending a suspended Siegel High teacher accused of soliciting a female student for sex has upset the girl's family by seeking information from her mother's employer, the girl's attorney said.
Lawyer cuts off his monitoring bracelet early, gets more jail (Seattle Times)
A. Mark Vanderveen, a Seattle lawyer who received a six-month sentence after taking drug money from a client, thought he might spend his...
State: Lawyer accepted marijuana for legal services (phillyburbs.com)
WELLSBORO, Pa. - The state attorney general's office has accused a lawyer of accepting marijuana from a client in exchange for legal services and smoking the drug with clients and friends at his home and law office.
City attorney's advice is called into question (Sun-Sentinel)
HOLLYWOOD · Dan Abbott has received plaudits and big raises from his bosses during seven years as city attorney. Now a growing controversy involving two of the city's most powerful elected officials is bringing new attention to his legal advice.
Republic Attorney Highlights Importance of Ombudsman (AngolaPress)
Luanda, 10/14 - Angola`s Republic Attorney, Augusto da Costa Carneiro, said Friday in Luanda the functioning of the Ombudsman will help with the assignment of tasks related to the defence of legallity, especially where administrative action is concerned.
Eden Rose Brown hires attorney (Salem Statesman Journal)
The law office of Eden Rose Brown hired attorney Rachel E. Chriss. She has a Master of Law degree from the University of Houston in Texas. Her practice will focus on advanced estate and tax planning.
Lawyer gets six more days for removing bracelet (The Olympian)
S EATTLE - Lawyer A. Mark Vanderveen, who received a six-month sentence after taking drug money from a client, thought he might spend his last day of home confinement going for a bicycle ride with his family.
CAMPAIGN 2006: Attorney General / Candidates urged to take stand on warming lawsuit / Brown declines, but Poochigian (San Francisco Chronicle)
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is asking the leading candidates for attorney general to disavow incumbent Bill Lockyer's global-warming lawsuit against automakers, three weeks after Republican Chuck Poochigian called the suit "abusive.'' In an ad placed...
Alleged abuser's attorney intends to argue insanity (The State Journal-Register)
The attorney for a Litchfield man accused of abusing children for some four decades has notified the federal court that he intends to pursue an insanity defense.
Attorney Says Ex-Page, Former Congressman Did Meet Privately (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A former page who may have received improper Internet messages from then-U.S. Rep. Mark Foley dined with the congressman four years ago and went to his hotel room briefly, his attorney said Friday.
Lawyer backs Lloyd death trial call (PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A lawyer for the families of nine British soldiers killed by friendly fire in the 1991 Gulf War has said that those who shot ITN reporter Terry Lloyd should be extradited on war crimes charges.
Lawyer in BP case ordered to turn over evidence (Houston Chronicle)
Suggesting that the criminal probe into BP is gaining momentum, federal prosecutors this week issued a wide-ranging subpoena to a lawyer representing a woman whose parents died in the 2005 blast at the company's Texas City refinery, the lawyer said today.
The Fix: Smith dumped by lawyer. The weird Mel interview, Part 1. Plus: Michael Jackson in "skinny fit women's jeans"? (Salon.com)
Morning Briefing: Good help hard for Anna Nicole to find: Anna Nicole Smith's behavior of late has driven her lawyer -- her actual lawyer, not her baby daddy/pseudo husband/lawyer Howard K. Stern -- to up and quit. Michael Scott said he was so bothered by Smith's decision to exchange vows with Stern before even making funeral arrangements for her recently deceased son, Daniel -- whose body
Lawyer: FBI is probing business (Orlando Sentinel)
Condo converter Main Street USA, which is in Chapter 11, is cooperating with the agency. The FBI is investigating Main Street USA, the Kissimmee real estate company that filed for bankruptcy protection late last month, a lawyer said Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Orlando.
Defense attorney: Teacher has expressed remorse over drug sales (KPUA Hilo)
HONOLULU (AP) _ A public school teacher has admitted selling drugs to an undercover officer. That's according to defense attorney Howard Luke. He said today that Lee Anzai has expressed remorse and feels terrible about what has happened.
District Attorney Face Off (The Gilroy Dispatch)
Gilroy - The gloves are off in this year's race for district attorney, a contest as genteel as a courtroom battle. Karyn Sinunu has been labeled the insider; Dolores Carr, the outsider. But both squirm under the labels.
Attorney Quits as Anna Nicole Smith's Counsel (WTOL News 11)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas says he's no longer working for the former centerfold. And Michael Scott says it's partly due to the fact that Smith decided to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she'd made funeral arrangements for her son, Daniel.
District attorney accused of misconduct (Douglas County News Press)
What began as a simple phone call turned into a different animal for 18th Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers. Chambers is under scrutiny by the state Supreme Court after a collection agency attorney accused her of misconduct.
Khadr's lawyer under U.S. military gag order after abuse allegations (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
WASHINGTON (CP) - The U.S. military lawyer who represents Canadian Omar Khadr says he's been ordered not to speak to the media after his accusations of ongoing abuse at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba.
Attorney-General stands by Patel decision (News Interactive)
UNDER-siege Attorney-General Linda Lavarch is standing by her "no deal" decision with rogue surgeon Jayant Patel.
Police Searching For Missing Fort Worth Attorney (CBS 11 Fort Worth)
Wise County authorities and Fort Worth Police are on the look-out for a missing attorney. 49-year-old Jerry Wood was last seen October 13 as he left the Wise County jail.
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.
Lawyer appealing Shining Path sentence (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for the founder of Peru's Shining Path rebel group said Saturday he is appealing the leader's life prison sentence for terrorist acts committed during the 12-year insurgency that cost nearly 70,000 lives.
Attorney Quits as Anna Nicole Smith's Counsel (WTOL News 11)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas says he's no longer working for the former centerfold. And Michael Scott says it's partly due to the fact that Smith decided to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she'd made funeral arrangements for her son, Daniel.
Reinhart attorney files to restrict information (Altoona Mirror)
The attorney for radio personality Paul E. “Ted” Reinhart Jr. wants to restrict who receives the presentence investigation report about Reinhart.
U.S. attorney for Utah (Deseret Morning News)
Brett L. Tolman, center, is applauded after speaking at his swearing-in ceremony as U.S. attorney for Utah. From left is Barbara Bearnson, Steven Killpack and David Backman. At right is Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Tolman, a former assistant U.S. attorney and Provo native, replaces Paul Warner.
Lawyer who's taken on world's largest retailer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Franklin D. Azar is the kind of lawyer other lawyers love to hate. He runs tacky ads on television - "Turn Your Wreck Into a Check."
Mexico bans lawyer who sues church (Pioneer Press)
The government of Mexico has banned an American lawyer from entering their country after the lawyer sued the country's Roman Catholic Archbishop, claiming he conspired to protect pedophile priests.
Attorney says ex-page met with Foley (Tulsa World)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A former page who may have received improper Internet messages from then-U.S. Rep. Mark Foley dined with the congressman four years ago and went to his hotel room briefly, his attorney said Friday.
Pretexting is not illegal, lawyer said (San Jose Mercury News)
Nervous HP executives repeatedly asked Boston private investigator Ronald DeLia whether he and his investigators were obtaining personal phone records legally. DeLia turned to John Kiernan, a lawyer in Boston at Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata.
Khadr's lawyer under U.S. military gag order (Vancouver Province)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military lawyer who represents Canadian Omar Khadr says he's been ordered not to speak to the media after his accusations of ongoing abuse at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba.
Chinese human rights lawyer charged with subversion (International Herald Tribune)
The Chinese police have charged a prominent human rights lawyer with inciting subversion, part of a continuing campaign to suppress people who have sought to use China's nascent legal system to limit the power of the state.
Civil Rights Lawyer Faces Possibility Of Prison (NY1 News)
A former civil rights lawyer convicted of assisting terrorists is set to be sentenced tomorrow. Lynne Stewart is accused of helping her client, an Egyptian terrorist leader, communicate with terrorist groups after he was sentenced to life in prison.
Cuomo And Pirro Debate In Attorney General Race (CBS 2 New York)
Republican Jeanine Pirro and Democrat Andrew Cuomo met this morning in New York City for their first debate in the race for state attorney general. Pirro called her opponent inexperienced. Cuomo tried to portray himself as Eliot Spitzer's chosen successor.
Caption Only: U.S. Attorney for Utah (RedNova)
Brett L. Tolman, center, is applauded after speaking at his swearing-in ceremony as U.S. attorney for Utah. From left is Barbara Bearnson, Steven Killpack and David Backman. At right is Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Tolman, a former assistant U.S. attorney and Provo native, replaces Paul Warner.
Civil Rights Lawyer Faces Sentence For Terrorism (CBS 2 New York)
The government seeks to have civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart sent to prison for what amounts to the rest of her life for a terrorism conviction. Stewart wants a judge to be lenient and see her as a well-intentioned lawyer who made a serious mistake.
Former lawyer, massage parlor operator appeals sentence (Boston Globe)
A former lawyer and one-time chairman of the Kittery Town Council is appealing his conviction and five-year sentence for operating a brothel and conspiring to launder millions of dollars in profits.
Attorney-General 'misled' house on Patel (News Interactive)
QUEENSLAND's embattled Attorney-General, Linda Lavarch, already under fire for covering up facts and being knowingly untruthful over Jayant Patel's secret bid to give himself up to prosecutors, faced new claims yesterday that she and Premier Peter Beattie misled state parliament.
Attorney Quits as Anna Nicole Smith's Counsel (WTOL News 11)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas says he's no longer working for the former centerfold. And Michael Scott says it's partly due to the fact that Smith decided to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she'd made funeral arrangements for her son, Daniel.
Final Salute: Lawyer thrived on pressure, pored over books (The Columbian)
Like most law school students, Garth Ledwidge went into the trade thinking he could make the world a better place. What set Ledwidge apart was that he kept that outlook through 30 years as a trial lawyer.
Israel police recommend president be charged with rape (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Israeli police told the attorney general there was enough evidence to indict President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape, sexual harassment and wire-tapping, at the end of a weeks-long probe.
Lawyer to radicals may face prison term (AP via Yahoo! News)
She's already a grandmother of 14, a cancer survivor and a former civil rights lawyer who took on radical clients others considered toxic.
Lawyer to Radicals May Face Prison Term (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
NEW YORK (AP) - She's already a grandmother of 14, a cancer survivor and a former civil rights lawyer who took on radical clients others considered toxic. Lynne Stewart will soon find out if she will be forced to assume another role - prison inmate.
Report: Pirro husband denies '05 affair (AP via Yahoo! News)
The husband of Republican state attorney general candidate Jeanine Pirro denies he had an affair last year, but he says he did seek the company of other women because he doesn't get enough attention from his wife, New York magazine reports.
Attorney-General 'misled' house on Patel (Townsville Bulletin)
QUEENSLAND's embattled Attorney-General, Linda Lavarch, already under fire for covering up facts and being knowingly untruthful over Jayant Patel's secret bid to give himself up to prosecutors, faced new claims yesterday that she and Premier Peter Beattie misled state parliament.
Attorney-General 'misled' house on Patel (Northern Territory News)
QUEENSLAND's embattled Attorney-General, Linda Lavarch, already under fire for covering up facts and being knowingly untruthful over Jayant Patel's secret bid to give himself up to prosecutors, faced new claims yesterday that she and Premier Peter Beattie misled state parliament.