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Law society backs new Attorney-General (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The Queensland Law Society says it is more than happy with the state's new Attorney-General.
Celebs lawyer 'Mr Loophole' bailed (PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman has said that he was "totally innocent" after he was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Lawyer 'died after defying robbers' (Daily Telegraph)
A successful City lawyer was stabbed to death by two hooded robbers only yards from the flat he shared with his fiancee, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.
Celebrity lawyer Mr Loophole arrested in conspiracy inquiry (Daily Telegraph)
Nick Freeman, the celebrity lawyer known as Mr Loophole because of his ability to get clients off motoring charges, has denied being involved in a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
San Diego city attorney urges judge to issue order declaring pension benefits illegal (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - A court order declaring pension benefits granted to city employees in 1996 and 2002 illegal is "imperative" for the financial well-being of San Diego, City Attorney Michael Aguirre told a judge Tuesday.
Lawyer attacks cleric media coverage (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A Muslim human rights lawyer has attacked the media over its coverage of Sheik Taj Aldin Alhilali during a women's rights function.
Lawyer: Woman in nuclear probe not a spy (AP via Yahoo! News)
The woman who lived in a home where classified material from Los Alamos National Laboratory was seized by authorities wasn't a spy — she was just trying to do her job for the lab, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney: $390M needed to fix city’s infrastructure (Denver Daily News)
It would cost the city $390 million just to catch up to a deficit associated with improving the city’s infrastructure, said City Attorney Cole Finegan at a Denver City Club meeting yesterday.
Mount Sinai receives grant from US Attorney General office (EurekAlert!)
NEW YORK CITY -- The Office of the US Attorney General announced today The Mount Sinai Medical Center will be one of five recipients of a prescription drug education grant for health care professionals.
Mount Sinai Receives Grant from US Attorney General Office (Newswise)
The Office of the US Attorney General announced today The Mount Sinai Medical Center will be one of five recipients of a prescription drug education grant for health care professionals. The $400,000 grant is funded by the Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program and will be used to educate physicians and medical students about pharmaceutical company marketing practices and
Attorney general's office to handle drug case (The Daily Item)
LEWISBURG — At the request of Union County District Attorney D. Peter Johnson, the case involving the unexplained death of a 17-year-old Lewisburg girl will be handled by the state attorney general's office.
Attorney to cops: Stop gunshot citations (The Express-Times)
L. SAUCON TWP. | The attorney for a township man repeatedly charged with firing his handgun near neighbors' homes said his client will consider legal action if township police don't leave him alone.
Uneven race for attorney general still heated as Brown, Poochigian hold dueling news conferences (Los Angeles Times)
The rivals for attorney general trade barbs in L.A. The ex-governor has a strong lead.
Attorney eager to help others (The Salt Lake Tribune)
MOAB - Friends remember former Grand County Attorney Bill Benge as a brilliant, quick-witted and complex man who spent most of his adult life working to help others. "He wasn't always by the book," longtime friend Jim Stiles recalled. " He often looked for ways to give people a second chance. Even people he prosecuted would go out of their way to say hello to him. He was just that kind of a
Station lawyer releases e-mails with prosecutor (The Providence Journal)
Kathleen M. Hagerty, a lawyer for the owners of The Station nightclub where 100 people died in a 2003 fire, yesterday lashed out at Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, who she said was lying about his office’s handling of the criminal cases against her clients.
Lawyer says murder accused too aggrieved to make plea (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for a man charged over a murder in Darwin's northern suburbs says he has been unable to seek instructions from his client, because he is still grieving over the death of the victim.
Lawyer in Osama costume faces charge (Chicago Sun-Times)
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine -- The lawyer who divulged President Bush's drunken-driving arrest days before the 2000 election was arrested Tuesday after he was spotted on a highway overpass wearing an Osama bin Laden Halloween costume and holding a toy gun.
Lawyer who sued counsel program takes state job (Syracuse.com)
A Syracuse lawyer who has been battling the local Assigned Counsel Program for the past year has shut down his law practice to take a job as a state administrative law judge.
Costume gets lawyer arrested (Bangor Daily News)
SOUTH PORTLAND - The lawyer who divulged President Bush’s drunken driving arrest days before the 2000 election was arrested at gunpoint Tuesday after he was seen on a highway construction site carrying a toy gun while dressed in an Osama bin Laden costume.
County attorney to retire after 25 years (The Florida Times-Union)
NASSAU COUNTY - County Attorney Mike Mullin, who has offered legal counsel to Nassau County for 25 years, will retire Jan. 12.
Miller playing prophetic lawyer in ABC pilot (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Jonny Lee Miller will play the title role in "Eli Stone," an ABC drama pilot about a lawyer who finds out he might be a prophet.
ATTORNEY GENERAL RACE: Ex-soldiers do battle for top state law job (Detroit Free Press)
When Republican Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox held a news conference last November to reveal he had cheated on his wife, many people thought he'd committed political suicide. But it doesn't appear voters are holding it against him.
Lawyer to file separate memo for 'Nicole' (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The private lawyer of the Filipino complainant in the Subic rape case said Wednesday that she will file a separate memorandum to convince the court to hand down a guilty verdict against the accused US marines.
Sparks City Attorney's Admission Raises New Concerns (News 4 Reno)
Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams already is under fire for deciding to settle a $100,000 lawsuit over a proposed casino resort on the Pyramid Highway.
Lamoille County State's Attorney Probes Shooting (WCAX 3)
The Lamoille County State's Attorney's is deciding whether to file charges against a teenager accused of shooting a hunter. 38-year-old Anthony Gates suffered several pellet wounds, including one in his head.
Rooting out scandal key to attorney general race (Southern Illinoisan)
SPRINGFIELD - Rooting out public corruption has become the central issue in the upcoming Illinois attorney general's race. As allegations of corruption have become a major issue in this year's gubernatorial race, how to handle it is bleeding into the attorney general contest.
Nightclub fire dominates race for R.I. attorney general (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch took office just weeks before a fire at a crowded nightclub killed 100 people. Three and a half years later, the disaster continues to cast a shadow over his bid for re-election as the state's top law enforcement official.
Attorney general’s race involves big spending, negative ads KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL (Kansas City Star)
The last Johnson County district attorney to take on an incumbent Republican attorney general was Dennis Moore, a Democrat who didn’t win that race but was later elected to Congress.
Rwanda: ICTR/Karemera - Nzirorera's Lawyer Obtains Penalty Against Prosecution Bench (AllAfrica.com)
Peter Robinson, the hard-bitten American lawyer of Joseph Nzirorera, ex-secretary-general of the former Rwandan presidential party - the National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development - has obtained a penalty against the prosecution bench.
Accused lawyer to plead guilty to stealing from clients (Boston Globe)
A Mont Vernon lawyer who already has agreed to give up his home to settle a lawsuit, now says he'll plead guilty to stealing more than $1 million from clients.
Linklaters Lawyer Fought Attackers Before His Death, Court Told (Bloomberg.com)
Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Tom ap Rhys Pryce, a 31-year-old Linklaters lawyer stabbed to death in front of his home, was chased down the street and struggled with two men before he collapsed, a witness told a London court today.
Prominent lawyer Stephen Kaye, husband of chief judge, dies at 75 (Syracuse.com)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawyer Stephen Rackow Kaye, who died Monday, wrote the definitive work on commercial litigation in New York, forced the Islamic Republic of Iran to pay millions of dollars in a property rights case and was the husband of state's chief judge. He was 75.
Attorney draws harsh penalty from top court (Dayton Daily News)
The Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday suspended Columbus attorney Derek Farmer for a year, a harsher penalty than the court's disciplinary board recommended in March for "misleading" the disciplinary counsel and others about statements he made to a client.
Neighbour 'saw lawyer's murder' (BBC News)
A neighbour tells a court of the last moments of lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce, who was murdered near his home.
Lawyer arrested for armed bin Laden stunt (UPI)
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A South Portland, Maine, defense lawyer and political activist was arrested for dressing like Osama bin Laden and standing by a highway with a plastic gun.
U.S. Attorney's Office: We're ready to investigate election fraud (BizJournals)
In a preemptive move that underscores the highly partisan and tightly contested races for public office that will be decided next week, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's office said Wednesday that federal prosecutors and FBI agents are prepared to review and investigate allegations of election fraud.
County Attorney clears Ogden mayor, chief and officer in pay protest flap (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 12:38 PM- Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey and Police Chief Jon Greiner committed no crimes last summer when the mayor helped identify - and Greiner disciplined - a police officer involved in a protest of city pay policies. That's the upshot of a long-awaited investigation by Weber County Attorney Mark DeCaria.
Skill games illegal, attorney general says (CentralOhio.com)
BREAKING NEWS: Attorney General Jim Petro issued a formal opinion today that refutes claims that amusement machines, such as Tic Tac Fruit, are legal “skill-based” games.
CVS partners with attorney general on indictments (BizJournals)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard announced Wednesday the indictment of four men and one woman-- including two CVS Pharmacy technicians -- on charges including the alleged forgery of prescriptions and illegally selling painkillers.
Accused lawyer to plead guilty to stealing from clients (WCAX 3)
NASHUA, N.H. A Mont Vernon (New Hampshire) lawyer who already has agreed to give up his home to settle a lawsuit, now says he'll plead guilty to stealing more than one (M) million dollars from clients.
Prominent lawyer Stephen Kaye, husband of chief judge, dies at 75 (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. The husband of New York state's chief judge has died. Lawyer Stephen Rackow Kaye died Monday at age 75.
State Attorney To Investigate Ann Coulter In Voting Case (The WPBF Channel)
An alleged voting violation by Republican pundit and bestselling author Ann Coulter will be investigated by Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer's office.
Attorney General (The Times-Union)
There were 300 instances of unclaimed property in Kosciusko County totaling $117,358.63 last year, and Indiana’s attorney general is encouraging Indiana property owners to claim it.
27 DAs endorse Tyson for attorney general (WTVM 9 Columbus)
HOOVER, Ala. More than two dozen Alabama district attorneys are endorsing Democrat John Tyson for attorney general over Republican incumbent Troy King.
27 DAs endorse Tyson for attorney general (FOX 10 Mobile)
HOOVER, Ala. More than two dozen Alabama district attorneys are endorsing Democrat John Tyson for attorney general over Republican incumbent Troy King. The Tyson...
Northville lawyer sentenced in fraud case (Detroit News)
A federal judge today sentenced a Northville lawyer who defrauded friends and neighbors of millions of dollars to five years and four months in federal prison.
Witness tells of mugged lawyer's dying moments (Times Online)
A woman told a court yesterday that she witnessed the final moments of a City lawyer as he tried to fight off two hooded robbers who, she said, stabbed him to death yards from his home....
Attorney: Furman Fired From 700WLW (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
Former sports-talk host Andy Furman is out of a job, his attorney confirmed Wednesday.
27 DAs endorse Tyson for attorney general (WTVM 9 Columbus)
HOOVER, Ala. More than two dozen Alabama district attorneys are endorsing Democrat John Tyson for attorney general over Republican incumbent Troy King.
Maury Povich's lawyer wants a gag order in sexual-harassment case (Los Angeles Daily News)
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for TV talk-show host Maury Povich has asked an arbitrator hearing a sexual-harassment complaint against him to issue a gag order, a request opposed by the lawyer for the female employee who made the charge.