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Uganda: Lawyer to Account for Cash (AllAfrica.com)
A CITY lawyer, Sam Mayanja, was on Friday put to task to file accountability for money, which he handled on behalf of his client, at the Law Council Disciplinary Committee. The money belonged to client Jatin Jivram.
Apple names new head lawyer (ZDNet)
Following Nancy Heinen's departure, Mac maker taps IBM veteran Donald Rosenberg to take reins of its legal department.
State's attorney race still undecided (The Daily Times)
SNOW HILL — The Worcester County state’s attorney race remained in balance on Monday as counting of absentee and provisional ballots continued.
Attorney general says state's not overconfident (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
Attorney General [[kxtopic:wayne-stenehjem:t[Wayne Stenehjem]:t]] (STEN'-jum) says a preliminary injunction is granted in a lawsuit if one side can prove the likelihood of success when the case goes to trial. But Stenehjem says that does not mea
Zimbabwe: Staff Exodus Hits Bulawayo Attorney-General's Office (AllAfrica.com)
A STAFF exodus has hit the Bulawayo Attorney-General's Office with only four, instead of seven law officers, now manning the offices.
Shappert relishes role as U.S. attorney (News 14 Charlotte)
CHARLOTTE -- The first woman to head the U.S. Attorney's Office for North Carolina's western district is working hard to put violent criminals behind bars.
Attorney General Pressures Iowa Mayor To Leave Office (KETV.com)
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 Charged in Hit and Run (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
Investigators say Michael Farnan, a state attorney, had nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he rear ended a minivan on Route 15 last week.
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.
Veil-wearing lawyer removed from case (Gulf News)
London: A Muslim lawyer who refused to remove her veil while representing a client in court was removed from the case by her firm. Shabnam Mughal, 27, was to have represented a client at an immigration tribunal. Instead, her firm, The Law Partnership, replaced her.
Defense attorney says 3rd Marine to plead guilty in probe of Iraqi civilian's death (Boston Herald)
SAN DIEGO - Another Marine charged with kidnapping and murdering an unarmed Iraqi civilian in the town of Hamdania has agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges, his attorney said Monday. That means four...
Defense attorney says 3rd Marine to plead guilty in probe of Iraqi civilian's death (Deseret Morning News)
Another Marine charged with kidnapping and murdering an unarmed Iraqi civilian in the town of Hamdania has agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges, his attorney said Monday. That means four of the eight U.S. troops charged have now struck plea bargains.
Judge says U.S. attorney general must OK sentencing request (The San Francisco Examiner)
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Prosecutors will need the U.S. attorney general to sign off on stringent communication restrictions being sought as part of the sentencing of four Aryan Brotherhood leaders convicted of murder, conspiracy and racketeering, a federal judge said Monday.
Attorney says third Marine to plead guilty in civilian's death (KBCI Boise)
SAN DIEGO A lawyer for a Marine accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi civilian says he won't be tried on those charges. The attorney says Jerry Shumate has agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges of aggravated assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Why the Attorney needs a strong stomach for the fight (Times Online)
IT IS not surprising that the Attorney-General's role is in the news - this time about his part in any prosecution of his fellow politicians in the loans-for-peerages affair....
Pa. prison system's top lawyer charged in DUI hit-and-run (The News Journal)
HARRISBURG — The state prison system's highest-ranking lawyer was charged today with crashing his car into a pregnant driver's minivan while drunk, then fleeing the scene. Michael A. Farnan, 39, chief counsel for the Corrections Department, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.149 percent when tested after the accident Wednesday night, police said in court records. The state's legal limit for driving
Judge says U.S. attorney general must OK sentencing request (The San Francisco Examiner)
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Prosecutors will need the U.S. attorney general to sign off on stringent communication restrictions being sought as part of the sentencing of four Aryan Brotherhood leaders convicted of murder, conspiracy and racketeering, a federal judge said Monday.
Lawyer's defense in murder: alcohol (Newsday)
Terrell Gray shot and killed a 14-year-old girl at a party in North Amityville last April, but that doesn't mean it was second-degree murder, his lawyer told jurors Monday.
Fargo lawyer suspended from practicing law (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
[[kxtopic:north-dakota:t[North Dakota]:t]]'s [[kxtopic:supreme-court:t[Supreme Court]:t]] has suspended a Fargo lawyer from practicing law for three months. The punishment for James Bullis begins January First. Bullis also has to pay almost 52-hu
Judge says U.S. attorney general must OK sentencing request (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SANTA ANA, 1:36 p.m. Nov. 13 (AP): Prosecutors will need the U.S. attorney general to sign off on stringent communication restrictions being sought as part of the sentencing of four Aryan Brotherhood leaders convicted of murder, conspiracy and racketeering, a federal judge said Monday.
Shappert relishes role as U.S. attorney (News 14 Charlotte)
CHARLOTTE -- The first woman to head the U.S. Attorney's Office for North Carolina's western district is working hard to put violent criminals behind bars.
Pa. prison lawyer charged in hit-and-run (AP via Yahoo! News)
The highest-ranking lawyer in the state's prison system was charged Monday with crashing his car into the back of a minivan while drunk, then fleeing the scene.
Prison tough on missing boy's mum - lawyer (Stuff)
The mother of missing Hamilton boy Jayden Headley is finding prison life difficult, and still denies kidnapping him, her lawyer says.
Porco's Attorney Makes Final Attempt to Set Aside Verdict (WTEN Albany)
Christopher Porco's attorney wants the guilty verdict in his ax murder case, set aside. That is the motion that was filed Monday, and it all rests on the actions of a juror.
Lawyer in a veil is taken off case (Daily Telegraph)
A Muslim lawyer who caused the postponement of a tribunal after refusing a judge's request to remove her veil was taken off the case yesterday.
Jury Finds Griham Guilty In Attorney Abduction (NBC 13 Birmingham)
A jury deliberated for almost three hours before returning a guilty verdict in the trial of a man accused of abducting an attorney from a Birmingham parking lot.
Shawnee County District Attorney Files Felony Animal Cruelty Charges in Two Case (WIBW-TV Topeka)
Starting July 1, 2006, maliciously harming animals became a felony in Kansas. Now, the Shawnee County District Attorney has filed his first cases since the law changed. He's hoping to put two men behind bars.
Klemme city attorney: Mayor has power to hire public works director (Globe Online)
KLEMME — Klemme City Attorney Gary Berkland told a group of about 30 citizens Monday that Mayor Ron Tannahill has the power under the city code to hire a new public works director without council input or approval.
Teacher did nothing wrong, attorney says (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
TAZEWELL -- A Bland County high school teacher accused of sneaking into a burial vault with two cheerleaders and handling the bones of a corpse is simply a cemetery tourist who did nothing wrong, her attorney asserted yesterday.
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.
Sicka wasn't aware divorce was final, his attorney says (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Larry Sicka's wife got their divorce finalized four days before he allegedly stabbed to death his in-laws, but Sicka was unaware that the marriage was legally over, his attorney said.
Lawyer tapped to lead Tulane's water resources law institute (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Mark Davis, a lawyer who has served as executive director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana for 14 years, has been named director of the new Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy at Tulane Law School.
Pa. prison system top lawyer charged in DUI hit-and-run (phillyburbs.com)
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The state prison system's highest-ranking lawyer was charged Monday with crashing his car into a pregnant driver's minivan while drunk, then fleeing the scene.
Pa. prison system's top lawyer charged in DUI hit-and-run (phillyburbs.com)
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The state prison system's highest-ranking lawyer was charged Monday with crashing his car into the back of a pregnant driver's minivan while drunk, then fleeing the scene.
Mike Arroyo's lawyer defends arrest attempt on reporter (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer of President Arroyo's husband on Tuesday defended the attempt of five plainclothes policemen to serve a warrant of arrest against a Malacañan reporter inside the palace compound, saying it was a legal act.
Boonton attorney's legacy: A comfy place for jurors, court clerks to do their work (Daily Record)
MORRISTOWN -- Attorney Nelson C. Doland Jr. was the kind of person who left his mark on the Morris County landscape.
Worcester state's attorney Todd up by 16 votes after latest count (The Daily Times)
SNOW HILL -- The race for Worcester County state's attorney will come down to the wire as a count of provisional and absentee ballots Monday gave incumbent Joel Todd a 16-vote lead over his opponent, his widest yet.
District Attorney-elect Early hires public relations aide (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - Joseph D. Early Jr.'s first move as district attorney-elect has been to hire a community relations worker, a campaign promise he made and a first for the office in more than 30 years.
Lawyer pulls bid to buy Northboro's rights to 'town hall' (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
NORTHBORO - A local lawyer has withdrawn a proposal to purchase the town's option of buying the building known as "old town hall," at 4 West Main St.
Streeper had no duty to render aid, attorney says (Bismarck Tribune)
The attorney for a Bismarck man convicted in March of manslaughter argued Monday that a jury should not have heard evidence regarding his client's failure to come to the aid of a 16-year-old Mandan girl who died of a drug overdose.
Griham guilty in lawyer's abduction (al.com)
Jurors Monday convicted Dedrick Griham of abducting a Birmingham lawyer at gunpoint May 31, rejecting his testimony that the abduction was staged with the help of a crack-smoking prostitute.
Attorney general's approval needed in Aryan sentencing (Contra Costa Times)
Prosecutors will need the U.S. attorney general to sign off on stringent communication restrictions being sought as part of the sentencing of four Aryan Brotherhood leaders convicted of murder, conspiracy and racketeering, a federal judge said Monday.
Judge says former Fumo aide may keep lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A federal judge says a former aide charged with trying to obstruct the probe of State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo may keep his lawyer - even though prosecutors argued that lawyer might be conflicted over whether to serve Fumo's interests, or the aide's.
Lawyer Black investigated for taxes (Times Herald)
The Internal Revenue Service on Monday confirmed it is investigating lawyer David Black for possible tax evasion between 2001 and 2005. The IRS also released a list of items seized Nov. 8 when agents raided businesses and a home owned by David Black, head of the Black, Black and Black law firm.
Attorney says teacher did nothing wrong in crypt visit (WAVY 10)
TAZEWELL, Va. The attorney for a Bland County high school teacher accused of sneaking into a burial vault with two students and handling the bones of a corpse -- says she did nothing wrong.
Attorney says teacher did nothing wrong in crypt visit (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
TAZEWELL, Va. The attorney for a Bland County high school teacher accused of sneaking into a burial vault with two students and handling the bones of a corpse -- says she did nothing wrong.
Red River Valley Fair attorney suggests eliminating executive... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
An attorney for the Red River Valley Fair suggests eliminating its executive board. Jonathan Garaas says the board does nothing more than set the agenda, and a committee is not needed for that. Garaas plans to discuss the proposal tonight a
U.S. attorney general making first local visit (The Buffalo News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto S. Gonzales is scheduled to be in Buffalo today, making his first visit to Western New York since taking office in February 2005.
Veil lawyer gives court case a miss (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
A COVENTRY lawyer at the centre of a national storm over wearing a full-face veil didn't show up for court yesterday. Muslim Shabnam Mughal, aged 27, had been expected back in court a week after she refused an immigration tribunal judge's request to remove her veil.
Female lawyer sues firm for discrimination (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A Pittsburgh lawyer has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against her firm. Alyson Kirleis, a shareholder with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, filed the claim last week in U.S. District Court, alleging that the firm is a hostile environment for female attorneys.