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Ghana: La Mantse vs Attorney General's Land Case Adjourned to Nov. 22 (AllAfrica.com)
AN ACCRA Fast Track Court yesterday adjourned the case involving the Chief of La and the Attorney General to November 22, 2006.
Shelton lawyer nominated for federal judgeship in Tacoma (Seattle Times)
Benjamin H. Settle, a lawyer specializing in municipal and administrative law in Shelton, has been nominated for the federal bench in Tacoma following White House rejection...
Attorney accused of KCSO death could face second-degree murder charge (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
The man accused in the traffic death of a Kern County Sheriff’s deputy could face a second-degree murder charge. Daniel Willsey, an attorney, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
Attorney alerts parish of conflict (The Daily Iberian)
Jacques Cousin, the attorney for the Paul Bourgeois family that wants to donate 50 acres of lakefront property to the parish for the Eagle Point Park project near Jeanerette, has alerted parish government his personal representation of the family during negotiations could become a conflict of interest, because Cousin is also an assistant district attorney for the parish.
Admit guilt in writing or be disbarred, society tells lawyer (CBC Nova Scotia)
A Halifax-area lawyer is being allowed to resign from his profession if he admits to defrauding clients out of almost $200,000.
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 Disputes Claims of Sex on Plane (ABC News)
Lawyer Disputes Feds' Claim That His Client Engaged in 'Overt Sexual Activity' on Airliner
County Attorney elected ICAA vice president (Le Mars Daily Sentinel)
The second president of the Iowa County Attorney's Association was Plymouth County Attorney Morse Hoorneman in 1953. In 2008-09, a Plymouth County attorney will return to that seat if County Attorney Darin Raymond keeps on the track he's on.
Benton district attorney resigns (Albany Democrat-Herald)
CORVALLIS — After only six months of his third term of office, Benton County District Attorney Scott Heiser has resigned, giving ongoing issues with Circuit Court Judge Janet Holcomb as the reason.
Teacher facing sex charges seeks new lawyer (DurhamRegion.com)
OSHAWA -- A Durham teacher facing scores of sex-related charges remains in custody as he looks for a new lawyer.
Lawyer of Accused School Shooter Suffers Possible Stroke (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
Right now, a lawyer's illness is not expected to delay the trial for a Campbell County teen accused of murder.
Lawyer Sentenced For Stealing $1 Million Of Clients' Money (WMUR News 9)
A lawyer accused of stealing more than $1 million from clients was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison Friday.
Waterloo Attorney Suspended, Didn't Pay Taxes (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
DES MOINES - A Waterloo attorney who prepares tax returns is suspended, for failing to file his own taxes. Gary Iversen didn't file federal or state income tax returns from 1992 through 2001.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from clients (Boston Globe)
A Mont Vernon lawyer was sentenced Friday to at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $1 million from clients.
Power of attorney is not just for the elderly (The Scotsman: Business)
WHAT age of person signs a power of attorney document? Someone approaching retirement? Someone already in retirement?
Attorney says case against Weary should be dropped (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON Fred Weary's attorney says the misdemeanor resisting arrest charges against the Houston Texans guard should be dropped.
Attorney says case against Weary should be dropped (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
HOUSTON Fred Weary's attorney says the misdemeanor resisting arrest charges against the Houston Texans guard should be dropped. Weary was shot with a Taser...
Jackson Attorney Admits Involvement in Drive-By Shooting (WLBT 3)
A Jackson attorney pleads guilty to her role in a drive-by shooting last year. Judith Kristie Smith pled guilty to accessory after the fact in the May 2005 shooting at the Ridgeland Krystal drive through.
State Supreme Court: City lawyer put on board (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A Pittsburgh area lawyer has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board by the state Supreme Court. Charlotte S. Jefferies, a 1980 graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, will serve a three-year term.
Attorney: Mother charged with killing twins needs treatment (The Times and Democrat)
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - A mother accused of killing her twin sons has postpartum depression and should be released from jail to receive treatment, her attorney told a judge.
District attorney resigns, citing problems with judge (Corvallis Gazette Times)
After only six months of his third term of office, Benton County District Attorney Scott Heiser has resigned, giving ongoing problems with Circuit Court Judge Janet Holcomb as the reason.
Benton district attorney resigns (Albany Democrat-Herald)
CORVALLIS — After only six months of his third term of office, Benton County District Attorney Scott Heiser has resigned, giving ongoing issues with Circuit Court Judge Janet Holcomb as the reason.
Benton district attorney resigns (Albany Democrat-Herald)
CORVALLIS — After only six months of his third term of office, Benton County District Attorney Scott Heiser has resigned, giving ongoing issues with Circuit Court Judge Janet Holcomb as the reason.
Attorney says case against Weary should be dropped (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON Fred Weary's attorney says the misdemeanor resisting arrest charges against the Houston Texans guard should be dropped.
Fuentes' attorney to file appeal (The Daily Item)
SUNBURY — Convicted killer Fredil O. Fuentes apparently wasted his time filing a motion for court transcripts of his Northumberland County trial because his attorney had already filed a similar motion in preparation for an appeal.
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.
Local: Lawyer to serve 10 to 20 years (The Nashua Telegraph)
NASHUA - A lawyer who admitted to stealing more than $1 million from several clients was sentenced Friday to serve 10 to 20 years in prison. ... - By ANDREW WOLFE Telegraph Staff
Williams sisters reneged: lawyer (winnipegsun.com)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Venus and Serena Williams reneged on a deal to play in a 2001 "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, costing the promoters millions, a lawyer claimed yesterday during opening statements in a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the sisters and their father.
Lawyer in Cape case eyes retrial (Boston Globe)
BARNSTABLE -- As former trash collector Christopher M. McCowen faces life behind bars for the rape and murder of Cape Cod fashion writer Christa Worthington, McCowen's lawyer, Robert A. George, said yesterday he is confident that the jury's decision can be reversed on appeal and that the case will be retried.
Vang seeks appeal, minority attorney (Pioneer Press)
The man serving life prison sentences for killing six deer hunters in northern Wisconsin in 2004 disagrees with his attorney that there are no grounds to appeal his convictions, according to court documents filed Friday.
Attorney nears end of high-profile case (Wausau Daily Herald)
Wausau attorney Steve Immels involvement in a high-profile murder case soon will draw to a close.
Lawyer guilty in '05 shooting (The Clarion-Ledger)
CANTON — Jackson lawyer Judith Kristie Smith has pleaded guilty to having been an accessory after the fact to a drive-by shooting from a car in which she was a passenger.
Attorney General's Office Scolded (Washington Post)
A federal judge sent a stern, angry warning from the bench yesterday to Mayor-elect Adrian M. Fenty: Don't let the D.C. attorney general's office start prosecuting local crimes until its lawyers competently handle the civil cases they already have.
Vietnam War-stressed lawyer dodges disbarment (The Halifax Daily News)
Outspoken Sackville lawyer Richard (Dick) Murtha, who took tens of thousands from clients' trust accounts, has been allowed to resign rather than be disbarred.
Lawyer receives probation (Orlando Sentinel)
-An Orlando lawyer who acknowledged misconduct was publicly reprimanded and placed on two years probation this week , according to The Florida Bar.
District Attorney's Office files lawsuit against music store (The Reporter)
The Solano County District Attorney's Office has filed a civil lawsuit against the owner of a Suisun City music store, charging that the shop has been operating in violation of state law governing the operation of secondhand businesses. The suit, filed against Collins Music and Sound owner Lawrence Collins and store employee Dennis Palmer,
Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Gonzales at U.S. Air Force AcademyRegarding Civil Liberties, ‘War On Terrorism’ (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Following are remarks of Attorney General Gonzales at the U.S. Air Force Academy regarding civil liberties and the "war on terrorism"
Protest left my family in fear: lawyer's wife (Stuff)
A lawyer's wife who faced assault charges after spraying a group of fathers' rights protesters with a hose says the protest left her in shock, fear and disbelief.
Attorney says case against Weary should be dropped (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON Fred Weary's attorney says the misdemeanor resisting arrest charges against the Houston Texans guard should be dropped.
Attorney refiles suit over Hurricane Floyd damage (WAVY 10)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. An attorney has refiled a 20 (m)million-dollar lawsuit that blames the Newport News for flooding of some neighborhoods during Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
Attorney refiles suit over Hurricane Floyd damage (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. An attorney has refiled a 20 (m)million-dollar lawsuit that blames the Newport News for flooding of some neighborhoods during Hurricane Floyd in...
McCowen's attorney says he's confident conviction can be reversed (WRGB Albany)
The attorney for the man convicted this week of killing fashion writer Christa Worthington says he's confident the jury's decision can be reversed on appeal.
Iowa attorney general has no plans to slow down (Globe Online)
DES MOINES (AP) — He's been Iowa's attorney general for the better part of four decades. Still, you might forgive opposing counsel if they manage to underestimate Tom Miller.
Knoxville attorney charged with contempt, removed from court (WATE 6 Knoxville)
A prominent Knoxville attorney is accused of contempt of court just days after he was cited for misdemeanor assault following a spat with a McDonald's employee.
McCowen's attorney says he's confident conviction can be reversed (WLNE-TV)
The attorney for the man convicted this week of killing fashion writer Christa Worthington says he's confident the jury's decision can be reversed on appeal.
District attorney resigns, citing problems with judge (Corvallis Gazette Times)
After only six months of his third term of office, Benton County District Attorney Scott Heiser has resigned, giving ongoing problems with Circuit Court Judge Janet Holcomb as the reason.
Lawyer seeks to move hit-and-run trial (UPI)
DENVER, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a Colorado man charged with killing a woman and her two young children in a drunken hit-and-run crash says he will ask for a change of venue.
ACLU lawyer speaks at Charleston dinner (The Charleston Gazette)
Civil rights lawyer Anthony Griffin is best known in legal circles for a landmark case blocking school-sponsored prayer at high school football games.
Attorney refiles suit over Hurricane Floyd damage (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. An attorney has refiled a 20 (m)million-dollar lawsuit that blames the Newport News for flooding of some neighborhoods during Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
Council to interview attorney candidates (Paris News)
Paris City Council conducts interviews for the city attorney’s position Monday, a year after the resignation of former city attorney Larry Schenk. Council members plan to take a look at Paris assistant attorney John D. Lestock and W. Kent Mcllyar of the Dallas area.