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Attorney to present North cheerleading report to school board (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
On Monday, attorney Harry Jones will present his report on McKinney North High School to the McKinney Independent School District Board of Trustees during their regular school board meeting.
Plea agreements protected by Druken decision: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
The lawyer representing a St. John's man who shot his brother to death is pleased with an appeals court decision that will keep his client out of prison.
Missing Tennessee lawyer spotted in Nebraska (Lincoln Journal Star)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Police say a Clarksville lawyer reported missing by his wife and under investigation for allegedly stealing money has been spotted in Nebraska, where he’s been looking for a job.
Wife of Chinese Human Rights Attorney Beaten (The Epoch Times)
Harassment by Beijing police of the wife of the imprisoned, outspoken human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng climaxed on the morning of Friday, Nov. 24 (Beijing time) when she suffered a beating at the...
Attorney General Says City Must Release 911 Tapes Of Comair Crash (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) -- Authorities must release the 911 tapes from the morning of the Comair Flight 5191 crash at Blue Grass Airport that killed 49 people, the Kentucky attorney general's office said.
New state attorney for Nassau County (Fernandina Beach News-Leader)
After spending the better part of a year campaigning, Assistant State Attorney "Doc" Burgess's work has paid off, and he was elected as the new Nassau County Judge on Nov. 7. Burgess will take the bench in January, replacing retiring County Judge Robert Williams.
Delray lawyer to seek City Commission seat in March (Boca Raton News)
With midterm elections barely over, a Delray Beach lawyer has announced plans to run for City Commission in Delray's March 2007 municipal election. Tom Stanley, a third generation lawyer with the Delray Beach firm MacMillan & Stanley, has filed to run for Seat 1 on the Delray Beach City Commission.
Alleged Cunningham co-conspirator hires celebrity attorney (North County Times)
In the latest twist to former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham's tale of greed and corruption, celebrity defense attorney Mark Geragos has joined the legal team of one of the former congressman's alleged conspirators in a massive bribery scam.
Brownsville attorney named Texas Super Lawyer (Brownsville Herald)
November 26, 2006 — For the second time in as many years, Texas Monthly named Brownsville attorney Frank Costilla Jr. as a Texas Super Lawyer.
Rodriguez attorney wants a new trial (Crookston Daily Times)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., facing a death sentence for the kidnapping and death of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, should get a new trial because of misconduct by prosecutors, racial bias and judicial error, his attorney claims.
Missing Tennessee lawyer spotted in Nebraska (Lincoln Journal Star)
Police say a Clarksville, Tenn., lawyer reported missing by his wife and under investigation for stealing money has been looking for work in Lincoln. Van L. Riggins Jr., 48, was reported missing by his wife, Melinda, who hasn’t seen him since Oct. 12.
Brownsville attorney named Texas Super Lawyer (Brownsville Herald)
November 26, 2006 — For the second time in as many years, Texas Monthly named Brownsville attorney Frank Costilla Jr. as a Texas Super Lawyer.
Attorney shares best ideas for retirement planning (The News-Press)
Recently I heard Boston attorney Natalie Choate speak on the 170 worst and best planning ideas for your client's retirement benefits during the...
Attorney to present North cheerleading report to school board (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
On Monday, attorney Harry Jones will present his report on McKinney North High School to the McKinney Independent School District Board of Trustees during their regular school board meeting.
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: China police take witness away (CNN.com)
BEIJING, China (AP) -- A witness who was coerced into testifying against a blind Chinese activist has been taken away by local police on the eve of a retrial of the case, the activist's lawyer said Sunday.
Attorney guilty of fraud surrenders license (Belleville News-Democrat)
A longtime defense attorney has voluntarily agreed to be disbarred after admitting he stole $278,000 from the bank account of an elderly client and used the money to gamble, officials said.
Tick-ed off lawyer (New York Daily News)
The crooked Westchester lawyer whose wife was killed in a roadside shooting was a brilliant defense attorney renowned for his stirring closing arguments until he contracted Lyme disease in upstate New York - causing him and his career to unravel, his former colleagues told the Daily News.
Missing Tennessee lawyer spotted in Nebraska (The Beatrice Daily Sun)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Police say a Clarksville lawyer reported missing by his wife and under investigation for allegedly stealing money has been spotted in Nebraska, where he's been looking for a job.
LAWYER DRAWING NEW FIRE (New York Post)
A convicted murderer said yesterday he was cheated by his lawyer - the disbarred Westchester attorney who was wounded in a mysterious roadside ambush that left his wife dead. Elio Cruz is hoping that the attention surrounding the shooting - which...
Bharti Yadav fails to meet her lawyer (Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Two days after she arrived in India from London on court summons, Bharti Yadav, a key prosecution witness in the 2002 murder of Nitish Katara, failed to meet her lawyer Sunday afternoon as scheduled.
Katara case: Bharti fails to meet her lawyer (The Times of India)
Bharti Yadav, a key prosecution witness in the Nitish Katara murder case, failed to meet her lawyer as scheduled.
Burundi detains lawyer for misdeameanour (Khaleej Times)
BUJUMBURA - Burundi authorities have detained a lawyer for an alleged misdemeanour against the country’s attorney general, officials said Sunday.
Bharti yet to meet lawyer (Central Chronicle)
New Delhi, Nov 26: Two days after she arrived in India from London on court summons, Bharti Yadav, a key prosecution witness in the 2002 murder of Nitish Katara, failed to meet her lawyer on Sunday afternoon as scheduled.
Thaksin will not return home soon, may quit politics: lawyer (People's Daily)
Thailand's ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will stay out of his homeland until the political situation has returned to normal, his lawyer said Sunday.
Missing Tennessee lawyer spotted in Nebraska (Columbus Telegram)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Police say a Clarksville lawyer reported missing by his wife and under investigation for allegedly stealing money has been spotted in Nebraska, where he's been looking for a job.
Utah couple charged in illegal schoolbook scheme (CNN.com)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- A retired school district program director and her husband are accused of stealing millions in federal grant money through a scheme that involved distributing illegally photocopied books to students, the U.S. attorney said Wednesday.
White-collar crime prosecutors in slump (USA Today)
When it comes to securities fraud cases, not all U.S. Attorneys are created equal. Defense lawyers, as well as many federal prosecutors across the country, acknowledge that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan has the most experience in the field.
Attorney turns up the heat in Starbucks trademark case (BizJournals)
The Houston attorney representing a Galveston businessman in a long-brewing trademark tiff with Starbucks Coffee Co. is preparing to seek a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the case.
Delray Beach lawyer a modern street fighter (BizJournals)
Michael Weiner is a scuffler in a suit - a zoning change lawyer who fights the tough battles with reason and a self-described win-win brand of compromise.
KC lawyer says $95M deal helps insurer suit near close (BizJournals)
A $95 million settlement from investment firm Morgan Stanley & Co. represents one of the final puzzle pieces for a Kansas City lawyer overseeing liquidation of what was once one of the largest companies in St. Louis.
Rodriguez attorney wants a new trial (Crookston Daily Times)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., facing a death sentence for the kidnapping and death of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, should get a new trial because of misconduct by prosecutors, racial bias and judicial error, his attorney claims.
Bharti Yadav shows up, meets lawyer (IBN live)
Bharti Yadav meets lawyer in Delhi two days before her deposition in the Nitish Katara murder case.
'Confident' Bharti Yadav meets lawyer (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) A 'confident and strong' Bharti Yadav, a key prosecution witness in the 2002 murder of Nitish Katara, met her lawyer Monday morning, just two days before she is to record her statement before the court.
A 'confident' Bharti Yadav meets lawyer (The Times of India)
NEW DELHI: A "confident and strong" Bharti Yadav, a key prosecution witness in the 2002 murder of Nitish Katara, met her lawyer Monday morning, just two days before she is to record her statement before the court.
LUSTY LAWYER (New York Post)
A woman claims in a $70 million lawsuit that her former lawyer demanded oral sex in his Wall Street office - and authorities failed to prosecute, although she recorded him admitting it. "The Manhattan District Attorney's Office and the Police...
Ask an attorney: Quitting? Don't count on staying to end (Orange County Register)
Ask an attorney: Quitting? Don't count on staying to end
Bharti Yadav shows up, meets lawyer (Sify News)
Bharti Yadav, a key prosecution witness in the 2002 Nitish Katara murder case, met her lawyer in New Delhi on Monday two days ahead of her crucial and long-delayed deposition in the court.
Lawyer speaks for growing Latino community (The Herald-Tribune)
Palmetto lawyer Jim Delgado can't erase his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas, on the Mexican border.
Attorney General Says City Must Release 911 Tapes Of Comair Crash (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) -- Authorities must release the 911 tapes from the morning of the Comair Flight 5191 crash at Blue Grass Airport that killed 49 people, the Kentucky attorney general's office said.
LAWYER TO STAR AT HEREFORD (Sporting Life)
HEREFORD: 12.40 Mount Sandel, 1.10 William Butler, 1.40 City Of Manchester, 2.10 LAWYER DES ORMEAUX (NAP), 2.40 Ryhope Chief, 3.10 Nenuphar Collonges, 3.40 Debauchery.
Massachusetts to sue Big Dig companies (USA Today)
The state attorney general will file a multimillion dollar lawsuit Monday against the companies that worked on the Big Dig, alleging their negligence led to a tunnel ceiling collapse that killed a woman.
Study: Attorney debts, salaries affect legal aid (The State Journal-Register)
A combination of spiraling student loan debt and salaries that don't measure up could put a further strain on legal aid services in Illinois.
Mass. to sue Big Dig firms over tunnel accident (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Massachusetts' attorney general will sue companies that worked on the state's troubled $15 billion "Big Dig" roadway project, alleging their negligence caused a ceiling panel to break loose and crush a woman to death this summer, his spokesman said on Monday.
New proceedings underway vs. Khodorkovsky, Lebedev - lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Nov 27 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office is continuing fresh criminal proceedings against former Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Menatep head Platon Lebedev, who are serving prison terms pursuant to their first trial, Yevgeny Baru, a lawyer for Lebedev, said on Monday.
City lawyer murder jury out again (BBC News)
The jury in the case of two teenagers accused of murdering a City lawyer have begun a third day of deliberations.
City lawyer murder jury out again (BBC News)
The jury in the case of two teenagers accused of murdering a City lawyer have begun a third day of deliberations.
Attorney celebrates anniversary at Everest (Jacksonville Daily Record)
For attorney Charles Sorenson, a simple, sightseeing vacation – say, to the Eiffel Tower or the Sistine Chapel – wasn’t thrilling enough for his 30th wedding anniversary.
Two men guilty of lawyer's murder (BBC News)
Two men are found guilty of murdering London lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce after he fought back during a robbery.
U.K. Teens Guilty of Murder in Linklaters Lawyer Stabbing Death (Bloomberg.com)
Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Two London teenagers were convicted by a London jury of murder today in the stabbing death of Linklaters lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce.