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Attorney says Bailey deserves probation (Montgomery Advertiser)
A key witness whose testimony helped convict former Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy should get probation instead of the recommended year in prison, the defendant's attorney said Friday.
Legal cases inspired stories for lawyer's novels (The Florida Times-Union)
Claire Matturro's wry humor didn't get a lot of use when she was a partner at a law firm in Tampa. But the heroine of her mystery novels, lawyer Lilly Cleary, brings a snappy internal monologue to work with her daily. That's good, because the cases and characters she's faced with demand a little levity.
Lawyer: Military trial 'unusual' (The Olympian)
RALEIGH, N.C. - The lawyer for a retired soldier from Washington state says he doesn't know why the Army decided to recall his client to duty so the military can prosecute him for a 21-year-old triple slaying he was acquitted of in civilian court.
City attorney appointed as circuit judge in Saline County (The Southern Illinoisan)
CHESTER - The Chester City Council this week authorized the city attorney to revise the city's drug policy to include five things.
City attorney appointed as circuit judge in Saline County (Southern Illinoisan)
SALINE COUNTY - Harrisburg's city attorney has just realized a hefty promotion: Todd D. Lambert has been appointed as a resident circuit judge for Saline County in the 1st Judicial Circuit.
Lawyer says Rumsfeld 'messed up' Guantanamo trials (Tiscali)
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his appointees set rules that violate President George W. Bush’s order to hold fair trials for prisoners charged with terrorism in the Guantanamo tribunals, a military defence lawyer said on Friday.
Fieger's ex-lawyer files suit (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
PONTIAC, Mich. -- A Detroit attorney who represented prominent Michigan lawyer Geoffrey Fieger in a dispute with the state Supreme Court is suing his former client, claiming he hasn't...
British High Court Says Muslim Lawyer Can Wear Veil in Court (Zaman Online)
A high court in the UK ruled that a female Muslim lawyer could wear a full-face veil during proceedings if she wished.
Attorney for prominent Michigan lawyer files suit (South Bend Tribune)
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit attorney who represented prominent Michigan lawyer Geoffrey Fieger in a dispute with the state Supreme Court is suing his former client, claiming he hasn't been paid thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Lawyer wants ankle bracelet in concealed baby death (WBAY Green Bay)
OSHKOSH, Wis. The lawyer for a woman serving jail time for concealing the death of her newborn child wants her to be released and use an ankle bracelet for...
U.S. Attorney settles case against BetOnSports (Jefferson City News Tribune)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway settled a massive lawsuit Thursday against online gambling firm BetOnSports PLC, barring the company from taking any wagers in the United States and drying up its main source of revenue.
Lawyer Wants Ankle Bracelet In Concealed Baby Death (Channel 3000)
OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The lawyer for a woman serving jail time for concealing the death of her newborn child wants her to be released and monitored with an ankle bracelet.
British High Court Says Muslim Lawyer Can Wear Veil in Court (Zaman Online)
A high court in the UK ruled that a female Muslim lawyer could wear a full-face veil during proceedings if she wished.
State's Attorney Ahola seeks clearer guidelines for use of Macon County's disaster fund (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - The Macon County Board postponed voting on guidelines for a special disaster fund af ;ter State's Attorney Jack Ahola raised questions about the propriety of plans for how the fund could be spent.
Creel Attends Attorney General's Celebration (Franklin County Times)
Red Bay Police Chief Pat Creel attended a campaign celebration held at Montgomery's Embassy Suites Tuesday night. The celebration turned to a victory party after it was announced that Troy King was re-elected as Attorney General, Creel said.
Race for district attorney heats up in River Parishes (2theadvocate.com)
Even though the election is almost two years away, people in the river parishes are talking about who is going to be the next district attorney for the 23rd Judicial District.
County attorney to draft ambulance ordinance (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Adams County may soon have an ordinance to regulate ambulance services. County Attorney Bob Latham said he was planning to have an ordinance that would regulate ambulance services to the board of supervisors this week.
Lawyer welcomes church's plan for handling abuse claims (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
An Adelaide lawyer has welcomed a Catholic Church proposal to deal with abuse claims outside the court.
Lawyer welcomes church's plan for handling abuse claims (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
An Adelaide lawyer has welcomed a Catholic Church proposal to deal with abuse claims outside the court. It is understood the Archdiocese of Adelaide is planning a new complaints handling system.
LAWYER'S 'LIES' SENT ME TO BAD PA (New York Post)
A 16-year-old Manhattan student says a court-appointed lawyer badly botched her parents' custody case, convincing a judge to send her to an abusive father by falsely testifying about how she felt toward her mom. April Soler, who attends a...
Attorney looks at panel's use of bulk mail permit (Garden City Observer)
A decision to allow the use of the city's bulk mailing permit for a citywide mailing supporting the community-library ballot question is being reviewed by the city attorney.
Greenwich attorney in trouble over $1,500-per-hour fee (Boston Globe)
A good divorce attorney doesn't come cheap, especially along Connecticut's Gold Coast where excess is a way of life. But Greenwich lawyer Gary Cohen is in trouble for charging $1,500 per hour.
High Bails Cause Some Concern: North Idaho Attorney Calls It 'Duncan Effect' (RedNova)
By Taryn Brodwater, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Nov. 12--Defense attorney Tim Gresback calls it the "Duncan effect": judges -- especially in Kootenai County -- setting bail amounts so high, defendants might as well be held in jail without bond.
Finalists named in town attorney search (Town Online)
The town released the names of the finalists for its new town attorney position Monday, a week after Worcester Superior Court ordered them to do so.
Attorney General Pressures Iowa Mayor To Leave Office (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
The Iowa attorney general's office is trying to oust a mayor in southwestern Iowa who is accused of stealing and misappropriating city funds.
Greenwich attorney in trouble over $1,500-per-hour fee (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(New Haven-AP, Nov. 12, 2006 2:55 PM) _ A good divorce attorney doesn't come cheap, especially along Connecticut's Gold Coast where excess is a way of life.
Attorney general pressures Iowa mayor to leave office (WOI-TV Des Moines)
HAMBURG, Iowa The Iowa attorney general's office is trying to oust a mayor in southwestern Iowa who is accused of stealing and misappropriating city funds.
Attorney general pressures Iowa mayor to leave office (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
HAMBURG, Iowa The Iowa attorney general's office is trying to oust a mayor in southwestern Iowa who is accused of stealing and misappropriating city funds. A...
Attorney General Looks into Campaign Finance Complaints (KSFY)
South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long is now reviewing a complaint about an anonymous $750,000 donation to the unsuccessful campaign to ban most abortions in South Dakota. Long says complaints were filed with both his office and with Secretary of State Chris Nelson.
State's Attorney Ahola seeks clearer guidelines for use of Macon County's disaster fund (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - The Macon County Board postponed voting on guidelines for a special disaster fund af ;ter State's Attorney Jack Ahola raised questions about the propriety of plans for how the fund could be spent.
Attorney: Toss out Siana suit (Daily Local News)
The attorney for five Coatesville officials has asked a judge to throw out a federal lawsuit that accuses the officials of violating its former attorneys' rights to free speech.
Real estate attorney says housing market is still hot (BizJournals)
Mark Dioguardi, a real estate attorney at Tiffany & Bosco PA in the Esplanade, wrote in his fall 2006 Real Estate Law Bulletin that while most people know the retail, industrial, office and apartment submarkets are thriving, too many are not in reality's grip when it comes to the housing market.
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.
Okla. Man Claims Attorney Harassed Him in Case Related to Former Commissioner (Insurance Journal)
An attorney has complained to police that Enid attorney Stephen Jones warned him against cooperating in a state grand jury investigation. Daniel L. Rath testified before a multicounty grand jury i
3:40 p.m. — Underwood attorney says runoff question is a matter for local courts (Pacific Daily News)
3:40 pm, Nov. 13 — Attorney Mike Phillips, who represents Democratic gubernatorial candidate Robert Underwood and running mate Frank Aguon Jr., said the only issue being raised in the Supreme Court of Guam is whether or not the Guam Legislature can interpret what the Organic Act says about votes cast for the office of governor.
County attorney to draft ambulance ordinance (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Adams County may soon have an ordinance to regulate ambulance services. County Attorney Bob Latham said he was planning to have an ordinance that would regulate ambulance services to the board of supervisors this week.
Gold Coast Attorney's Fees Probed (Hartford Courant)
He Stands Accused Of Forcing Divorce Case Client To Pay Bonus A good divorce attorney doesn't come cheap, especially along Connecticut's Gold Coast where excess is a way of life. But Greenwich lawyer Gary Cohen is in trouble for charging $1,500 per hour.
Greenwich attorney in trouble over $1,500-per-hour fee (Norwalk Advocate)
A good divorce attorney doesn't come cheap, especially along Connecticut's Gold Coast where excess is a way of life. But Greenwich lawyer Gary Cohen is in trouble for charging $1,500 per hour.
Josephine Walker, a pioneer as black music teacher, lawyer (The Plain Dealer)
Akron - Josephine Walker, a music teacher turned lawyer, died Wednesday at Akron General Medical Center from complications of lung cancer at the age of 90.
Who charges $1,500 per hour? A Greenwich lawyer accused of extorting his wealthy client (Republican American)
NEW HAVEN -- A good divorce attorney doesn't come cheap, especially on Connecticut's Gold Coast, where excess is expected. But lawyer Gary Cohen is in trouble for charging $1,500 per hour.
Attorney general pressures Iowa mayor to leave office (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
HAMBURG (AP) --- The Iowa attorney general's office is trying to oust a mayor in southwestern Iowa who is accused of stealing and misappropriating city funds.
Dwelling Where Lawyer Was Killed Is Robbed (Washington Post)
The Northwest Washington rowhouse where prominent lawyer Robert Wone was slain over the summer was burglarized last week, D.C. police said yesterday.
Attorney pens political thriller (The Jackson Sun)
Madison County Attorney Jerome Teel may be known to his friends and colleagues as a lawman, a coach of youth sports and a family man with a wife and three children. But Teel also wears a new hat - author.
Ex-Guantanamo inmates to appeal Morocco sentence: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Three former Guantanamo Bay detainees will appeal a Moroccan court verdict sentencing them to prison, a prominent lawyer said on Monday.
Realtor or lawyer: Do you need both? (Bankrate.com)
Dear Real Estate Adviser, I'm in the market for a home (or a condo) and have already hired an agent. People are telling me I should use a real estate lawyer. Why would I need both?
Veil-row lawyer and judge removed from case (Times Online)
The Muslim lawyer who refused to remove her full-face veil in court and the judge who adjourned the hearing because of it have both been removed from the case that sparked the controversy....
Canadian lawyer loses appeal in fraudulent status case (The Royal Gazette)
A Canadian lawyer convicted of fraudulently gaining Bermudian status has lost his appeal. Robert William Martyn, 44, was given a six-month suspended prison sentence last year after a jury found him guilty of illegally obtaining status for his father and by extension himself.
No law books for state's attorney (The State Journal-Register)
It is a long, long way from being a paperless office, but the Sangamon County state's attorney's office is saving a few trees next year. The office is eliminating almost all law books from its budget for fiscal year 2007, completing a six-year transition to computerized legal research.
Smith wins race for State's Attorney (The Frederick News-Post)
By Kate Leckie News-Post Staff FREDERICK -- As election night stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday, some believed the Frederick County State's Attorney's race was too close to call.
Attorney for James Bentler Asks Judge to Bar Interview Tape (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
Cedar Rapids - The attorney, for the man charged with sexually molesting Jetseta Gage, urges a judge to bar a videotaped interview of the girl from trial.