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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.
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.
Kohloff earns young lawyer award (Post-Tribune)
Alissa Kohlhoff received the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award at the 2006 Indiana Bar Association annual conference in Indianapolis.
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.
Team-player attorney rode niche to managing role (The Indianapolis Star)
It began with a phone call from one of the leaders of my future law firm employer. I was two months away from graduating law school and had already accepted an offer to join Barnes & Thornburg. I had served as a summer associate there and had pictured myself becoming a tax attorney.
Acclaimed attorney dies at 76 (Akron Beacon Journal)
Orval R. Hoover, the attorney who steered a 1980 probe of public officials in Summit County that ended up in the national spotlight, died Thursday. He was 76.
Attorney General sides with SLEIDD Parish council can't force SLEIDD to boot board members (Opelousas Daily World)
The state Attorney General has sided with the St. Landry Economic and Industrial Development District in its ongoing fight with the parish council. The council has been trying since April to replace the majority of the economic development agency's board.
Attorney general chides ruling (Boston Globe)
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales yesterday contended that some critics of the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program were defining freedom in a way that poses a "grave threat" to US security.
Lawyer to appeal order against 9/11 terrorist (Gulf Times)
HAMBURG: The lawyer for convicted terrorist Mounir ElMotassadeq said yesterday that he would lodge an appeal against his client’s detention for assisting the September 11, 2001 (9/11 for short) attacks on the US.
Military undermining rights probe--Fil-Canadian lawyer (INQ7.net)
LUCENA CITY--A Filipino-Canadian lawyer who has returned to the Philippines to investigate alleged human rights violations in Quezon province said he was extremely disappointed with the hostile reception that her group has received from military and local government officials.
McCowen's attorney says he's confident conviction can be reversed (WLNE-TV)
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - 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.
Worthington Defense Attorney Looks To Appeal (WBZ.com)
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- The attorney for the man convicted of killing fashion writer Christa Worthington says he's confident the jury's decision can be reversed on appeal.
NEWSWEEK: O.J.'S Lawyer 'P---ed' About Being Kept in the Dark on Book Deal; Says Profits Are 'Blood Money ... I (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
O.J. Simpson's book deal for "If I Did It," his account of how he would have killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman if he did kill them, was such a closely guarded secret that even Simpson's lawyer, Yale Galanter, was surprised by the news, report Assistant Managing Editor Mark Miller, Los Angeles Correspondent Andrew Murr and Senior Editor Weston Kosova in the November 27 issue of Newsweek
The UCLA student stunned with a Taser by a campus police officer has hired a high-profile civil rights lawyer who plans (News From Bangladesh)
The UCLA student stunned with a Taser by a campus police officer has hired a high-profile civil rights lawyer who plans to file a brutality lawsuit.
Irish activist Frank Durkan dies at 76 (AP via Yahoo! News)
Frank Durkan, a lawyer and activist who defended Irish-Americans entangled with the law due to their involvement in the politics of Northern Ireland, has died. He was 76.
Las Vegas lawyer aims for recovery after appearing drunk in court (Las Vegas Sun)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas lawyer who showed up intoxicated in court in August said he had become immersed in the city's party scene, spending most nights gambling and partying with strippers.
Las Vegas lawyer aims for recovery after appearing drunk in court (KESQ)
LAS VEGAS A Las Vegas lawyer who showed up intoxicated in court in August says he's on the road to recovery.
O.J. Simpson's lawyer upset about book deal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Add O.J. Simpson's lawyer to the long list of people upset the former football star has written an account about how he would have killed his ex-wife and her friend, even if a jury decided he did not.
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.
U.K. attorney general contradicts Blair (AP via Yahoo! News)
Britain's attorney general said Monday he is not convinced of the need to hold terrorist suspects for up to 90 days without charge — a key goal of his close ally, Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Local attorney, accountant spend elderly client's estate, now facing prison time (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
A local attorney and accountant are facing prison time for taking more than half a million dollars from an 82-year old man, who was one of their clients. Andrew Huffmeyer will serve five years, after pleading guilty on Monday, and Colin Kaufman is awaiting his punishment, after he was found guilty by a jury Friday.
UK Attorney General contradicts Blair (NDTV)
Britain's attorney general said on Monday that he is not convinced of the need to hold terrorist suspects for up to 90 days without charge.
Lawyer: Ryan should get pension from offices untouched by scandal (Chicago Flame)
A lawyer for George Ryan argued Wednesday that the disgraced former governor should be entitled to a part of his government pension despite his conviction on federal racketeering charges. The General Assembly Retirement System suspended Ryan's $197,000-a-year pension in September after Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued an opinion that he should forfeit it.
Attorney Activism? Some Lawyers Send Letters To Victims (KETV.com)
Crash victims may get a mailbox full of attorney solicitations.
Hair engages leading lawyer (CricInfo)
Darrell Hair has hired a leading lawyer from the Marylebone Cricket Club in an effort to restart his international career, according to The Australian.
Lyrics Celebrating Bank Merger Impress Only Copyright Lawyer (New York Times)
Universal Music is accusing the Bank of America of copyright violations after a video of two of the bank?s employees singing a version of U2?s ?One? hit the Internet.
IRS files tax lien on lawyer's property (The Herald-Sun)
Regulators from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service have filed an $809,110 tax lien against the property of a Durham lawyer who?s been active on the local political scene.
Simpsons Lawyer Shocked By New Book (ContactMusic)
OJ SIMPSON has come under fire from his own lawyer for writing a book which hypothetically places himself at the scene of the murder of his ex-wife NI
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.
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.
Frank Durkan, lawyer for IRA suspects (Pioneer Press)
NEW YORK — Frank Durkan, a lawyer and activist who defended Irish-Americans entangled with the law due to their involvement in the politics of Northern Ireland, has died. He was 76.
Wheeling Lawyer Challenges City's Political Sign Rule (RedNova)
By Terry, Juliet A WHEELING - A Wheeling ordinance regulating political signage has drawn some legal ire from an attorney who said it is unconstitutional. Wheeling lawyer Paul Harris filed a lawsuit Oct.
Acclaimed Attorney Dies at 76: Orval Hoover Steered Probe of Summit County Corruption (RedNova)
By Carol Biliczky, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Nov. 19--Orval R. Hoover, the attorney who steered a 1980 probe of public officials in Summit County that ended up in the national spotlight, died Thursday. He was 76. "Thank God for Orval Hoover," Akron police Sgt.
7:50 p.m. - CSC reverses AG's firing of attorney last year (Pacific Daily News)
7:50 p.m., November 20 - Government prosecutor Alan Haeuser, who was fired by Attorney General Douglas Moylan nearly a year ago for allegedly kicking and damaging a metal door, will get his job back, plus back pay, the Civil Service Commission decided last Thursday.
Lawyer, activist who defended Irish dies (Chicago Sun-Times)
NEW YORK -- Frank Durkan, a lawyer and activist who defended Irish Americans entangled with the law because of their involvement in the politics of Northern Ireland, has died. He was 76.
Lawyer on sober path after coming to court drunk (The Monterey County Herald)
A Las Vegas lawyer who showed up intoxicated in court in August said he had become immersed in the city's party scene, spending most nights gambling and partying with strippers.
Top Lawyer Applauds Fat Pay Packets For CEOs (Forbes)
Martin Lipton says generous compensation is necessary to keep capable leaders.
O.J. Simpson's lawyer angry about book deal (Daily Mail)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer has been added to the long list of people upset that the former football star has written an account about how he would have killed his ex-wife and her friend, even if a jury decided he did not
Lawyer, publisher probed in fake calls (The Buffalo News)
Paul E. Fallon, a Buffalo lawyer and publisher of the alternative newspaper the Beast, is under investigation by a state judicial panel on allegations of masterminding a plan to impersonate Mayor Byron W. Brown and other officials in phone calls and then to publish stories about the phony conversations.
Attorney general gives tips for holiday shoppers (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has some tips for consumers preparing for the holiday shopping season, which traditionally starts the day after Thanksgiving.
O.J. Simpson's lawyer angry about book deal (Daily Mail)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer has been added to the long list of people upset that the former football star has written an account about how he would have killed his ex-wife and her friend, even if a jury decided he did not
Department of Labor attorney meets with local business owners (Leesville Leader)
Wednesday morning, local employers were treated to some free and extremely helpful advice when Ron Roux, an attorney with the Louisiana Department of Labor, visited the Vernon Parish library.
State attorney shelves case of attack on Green party deputy (České noviny)
Prague- The state attorney in charge of the case of the May Day attack on Green Party deputy Katerina Jacques has stopped the prosecution of former policeman Tomas Cermak who was charged in connection with the attack, state attorney Michal Zachystal said.
PCB's doping test is 'wrong': PCB lawyer (Yahoo! India News)
Lahore, Nov 20 (ANI): Adding a twist to the doping case of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif, Mark Gay, a legal expert in anti-doping cases and Pakistan Cricket Boards' lawyer, declared that the methodology of doping was 'wrong' altogether. Gay submitted his expert opinion to the tribunal on Monday and the hearing for appeal against the ban on the Pakistan team's fast bowler has been postponed till
Lawyer Wants Lightning Victim's Lawsuit Dismissed (NBC 10 Providence)
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- A lawyer for the Stonington Volunteer Ambulance Corps is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a man who was mistakenly declared dead after he was struck by lightning.
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, Soccer Administrator Named CEO of British Racing Authority (BloodHorse)
Nic Coward, a lawyer and former top soccer administrator, was announced on November 20 as the first chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority, which will take over responsibility for running British racing early next year.
Attorney general to hold inquiry (BBC News)
The attorney general confirms an inquiry into the government's appointment of interim Victims' Commissioner Bertha McDougall.
Attorney General to hold inquiry (BBC News)
The Attorney General confirms an inquiry into the government's appointment of interim Victims' Commissioner Bertha McDougall.