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Ghent attorney Shallo named to board of Kinderhook bank (Albany Business Journal)
National Union Bank of Kinderhook has named a Ghent attorney and certified public accountant to its board of directors.
Disbarred Lawyer Blames Lost Mail For Lost License (WMUR News 9)
CONCORD, N.H. -- A disbarred lawyer who lost re-election to the school board is blaming the post office for losing notices his license was in jeopardy.
Naomi's lawyer could consider deal (PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Supermodel Naomi Campbell could end up doing community service if she accepts a plea bargain over allegations that she threw her mobile phone at her maid's head, her lawyer said after she appeared briefly in a New York court.
PBC Assistant State Attorney Dies While Hiking Mount Helena (The WPBF Channel)
Authorities said a chief assistant state attorney for Palm Beach County died while hiking Mount Helena.
Attorney alleges Santa Fe City Council violated Open Meetings Act (ABC 7 El Paso)
SANTA FE An attorney alleges the Santa Fe City Council held an illegal closed-door meeting. Sherry Tippett of Albuquerque contends the council violated the state...
Gambia: President Jammeh Names Attorney General (AllAfrica.com)
Finally, Gambia's belligerant President Yahya Jammeh has appointed a new Attorney General & Secretary of State for Justice to head that chequered mini- west African state's rustic Justic Department. He is Principal Magistrate Kebba Sanyang.
Attorney: Santa Fe Council violated Open Meetings Act (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
SANTA FE (AP) - An attorney alleges the Santa Fe City Council held an illegal closed-door meeting. Sherry Tippett of Albuquerque contends the council violated the state Open Meetings Act.
Stenehjem names state senator as deputy attorney general... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
Attorney General [[kxtopic:wayne-stenehjem:t[Wayne Stenehjem]:t]] has hired a Cavalier state senator as his deputy. Tom Trenbeath (TREN'-beth) says he'll resign his Senate seat before taking the job. His first day is November 27th. Trenbeat
More Charges Brought Over Lawyer's Halloween Stunt (WLBZ Bangor)
The Democratic lawyer who donned an Osama bin Laden costume replete with toy assault rifle to make a political statement in South Portland on Halloween is facing additional charges over the incident.
Lawyer Disputes Claims of Sex on Plane (ABC News)
Lawyer Disputes Feds' Claim That His Client Engaged in 'Overt Sexual Activity' on Airliner
Maine Lawyer Charged With Terrorizing Over Bin Laden Costume (Fox News)
A Maine lawyer who stood on Interstate 295 dressed as Usama bin Laden on Halloween has been charged with terrorizing and reckless conduct.
Lawyer arrested for Osama prank (Sydney Morning Herald)
A US lawyer who dressed as Osama bin Laden, waving a toy rifle at rush-hour traffic, was lucky he wasn't shot dead.
Attorney Eino Zapata announces for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 (Bandera Bulletin)
Local attorney Eino Zapata, Republican, has announced his candidacy for the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas for 33 years since his graduation from St. Mary's School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in August of 1973. Attorney Zapata also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University.
Springfield man charged with pretending to be a lawyer (Pine Bluff Commercial)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A 50-year-old Springfield man is accused of posing as a lawyer and fraudulently accepting more than $38,000 from at least four people.
Attorney pleads to mail fraud (The Muskegon Chronicle)
Muskegon attorney Philip M. Stoffan has pleaded guilty in federal court to mail fraud in a case involving scamming a physicians group he represented in 2004.
Attorney Appointed for Accused Coach (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
An Amarillo attorney could help determine if a Spearman coach will keep his job.
County: Father's attorney blocking child support agreement (The Advocate)
NEWARK — An agreement to reimburse a custodial father for child support payments to his deceased ex-wife has been rejected by the man’s attorney.
Chief says District Attorney cleared L.A. officers in videotaped pepper spraying (North County Times)
LOS ANGELES -- A district attorney's investigation has already cleared police officers of wrongdoing in the pepper-spraying of a handcuffed man in police car that came to light when videotape of the February 2005 incident was released by an attorney this week, police Chief William Bratton said Tuesday.
Through her attorney, Calvano fires back at APD (Aspen Daily News)
The attorney for expelled Aspen police officer Melinda Calvano contends her termination had little to do with a widely publicized use-of-force incident.
Lawyer Tied to Kickbacks Quits the Bar (New York Times)
A former partner at Greenberg Traurig formally resigned from the New York bar after admitting that he took $1.3 million in kickbacks.
Step 1 in Starting a Small Business: Hire a Lawyer (New York Times)
When starting a business, even the most sophisticated of businesspeople find that they need a lawyer to guide them through the most basic of decisions.
Estate planning attorney learns about retirement at conference (The Reporter)
WARREN -- Estate planning attorney Alan L. Augulis completed extensive training at a recent educational conference in Las Vegas sponsored by the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
Debnam claims Attorney-General is under investigation (7News via Yahoo!7 News)
New South Wales Opposition Leader Peter Debnam has bowed to pressure and named Attorney-General Bob Debus as the minister he claims is under investigation by the Police Integrity Commission.
City, county to hire lawyer to settle tax dispute (The State)
Columbia and Richland County have agreed to hire an accountant and a lawyer to decide who’s right in a simmering tax dispute.
Ullrich hires drug lawyer (Sunday Times)
BERLIN - A specialist doping lawyer claims that he has been hired by former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich to clear his name.
Attorney general would add most automated messages to Missouri's No Call list (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
In the 10 days before the election last week, the Missouri attorney general's office was deluged with more than 800 complaints from people fed up with annoying phone calls from politicians.
Accused kidnapper free, tipsy attorney may have helped (KVBC Las Vegas)
A man once charged with kidnapping his wife is free, in part because his attorney showed up tipsy to court. A judge declared a mistrial and the defendant's new lawyer cut a deal with prosecutors.
Lawyer: Accuser to drop charges (Penn State Collegian)
Maurice Golden's lawyer said he wants his client's bail reduced, claiming the accuser told him she wants to drop charges.
Bluffdale mayor and ex-city attorney wed (Deseret Morning News)
It's a match made in Bluffdale: Mayor Claudia Anderson and former city attorney Dale Gardiner have tied the knot.
Comcast hires FCC lawyer as lobbyist (Deseret Morning News)
Comcast Corp., the biggest U.S. cable television company, hired Mary McManus, a lawyer with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, as a senior lobbyist.
Mildred Younger, 86; GOP activist, wife of former state attorney general (Los Angeles Times)
Mildred Younger, a Republican Party activist for three decades who helped guide the career of her husband, former state attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Evelle J. Younger, died Wednesday at her home in Pasadena after a long illness. She was 86.
Democratic attorney elected in Moorestown (Courier-Post)
A 36-year-old Democratic attorney and political neophyte has ended the 27-year reign of Howard Miller, a Moorestown councilman and former mayor.
Lawyer: Client stole $2.4 million to pay medical bills (Miami Herald)
A former clerk accused of stealing more than $2.4 million from Broward Workforce One used the money to pay her mother's medical bills, her lawyer said in court Wednesday.
Attorney general defends Prop. 83 (The Union)
California's attorney general has come out in support of a measure recently approved by state voters that tightens restrictions on where registered sex offenders can live.
State attorney general says rooting out corruption takes time (Asbury Park Press)
State Attorney General Stuart Rabner, who has promised to slay the public-corruption dragon, on Wednesday revealed his view of how to snare such targets: "You catch a lot of frogs before you've got a prince."
Attorney cleared of malpractice (Montgomery Advertiser)
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a local attorney accused of malpractice.
State senator is named deputy attorney general (Bismarck Tribune)
Cavalier state Sen. Tom Trenbeath has been hired as North Dakota's chief deputy attorney general, and he plans to resign his Senate seat before he begins the job Nov. 27.
Loser asks for recount in Warren attorney race (The Des Moines Register)
There will be a recount of votes for Warren County attorney because the losing candidate says the county auditor’s office mishandled ballots on...
LAWYER BUGGY OVER SPUD SNAFU (New York Post)
A Manhattan lawyer wants some justice from a Wendy's restaurant after nearly biting into a cockroach that somehow made it into his baked potato, court papers say. David Colgan says he was at Wendy's in Washington Heights in October 2005 when his...
PCOC Lawyer Appeals Board's Guilty Verdict (The Ledger)
BARTOW - A Tampa lawyer representing the Polk County Opportunity Council board of directors asked Chief Judge Ron Herring on Tuesday to overturn the decision that 10 members of the board violated the state's open-meetings law.
City lawyer kicked to the ground and murdered (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A young City lawyer was knocked to the ground, kicked in the face and then stabbed to death as he tried to flee two teenage robbers, a court heard on Thursday.
High court suspends lawyer for actions in personal-injury case (The Columbus Dispatch)
A Columbus lawyer was suspended indefinitely by the Ohio Supreme Court yesterday for improperly representing an accident victim.
Lawyer Murder: 'Let's Rob This Guy' (Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A City lawyer was floored with a flying kick and booted in the face before being stabbed to death, a court has heard. Tom ap Rhys Pryce was killed minutes after leaving a Tube station as he returned home from an evening out with friends.
Lawyer's drunk-driving comment sparks outrage (CTV.ca)
A lawyer representing a man accused of killing two people while driving drunk is standing by a controversial statement in which he asserted "I don't see what the big public outcry is."
Lawyer files motions over jail incident (Jefferson City News Tribune)
Jefferson City lawyer Sam Trapp on Monday filed a motion in federal court to get more information from the Cole County Jail staff about a Nov. 1 sexual incident there.
Lawyer's drunk-driving comment sparks outrage (CTV.ca)
A lawyer representing a man accused of killing two people while driving drunk is standing by a controversial statement in which he asserted "I don't see what the big public outcry is."
Accused kidnapper free, tipsy attorney may have helped (KVBC Las Vegas)
A man once charged with kidnapping his wife is free, in part because his attorney showed up tipsy to court. A judge declared a mistrial and the defendant's new lawyer cut a deal with prosecutors.
Court hears last moments of stabbed lawyer (Times Online)
A teenager accused of murdering a young lawyer as he walked home in West London has described the last moments of the young man's life....
Attorney general, Homeland Security chief in Asheville today (Asheville Citizen-Times)
ASHEVILLE -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff are scheduled to be at the Biltmore Estate today to talk to Canadian officials about cross-border crimefighting.
Microsoft Attorney Says Company's Products Great Value (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
An attorney for Microsoft Corp. says its company's products are successful because consumers get great value.