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Chamber honors district attorney (The Daily Iberian)
The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce uses its Outstanding Civic Service Award to give something to someone who it feels gives everything. The chamber announced Wednesday 16th Judicial District Attorney Phil Haney will receive the award during a meeting at the Chamber of Commerce.
Group of residents to work with Pennsylvania lawyer for biosolids ban (The News & Advance)
RUSTBURG - A group of Campbell County residents is working with a Pennsylvania lawyer to develop an ordinance banning biosolids.
Attorney: Johnson not responsible for shooting (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
CHICAGO - Chicago Bears nose tackle Tank Johnson, already facing weapons charges after a raid on his home, is not responsible for the deadly shooting of his friend inside a nightclub, Johnson's attorney said Saturday.
Attorney: Autopsy records OK for release (Today's News-Herald)
The Mohave County Medical Examiner's attempt to close autopsy reports off from public view appears to be over after a review by the Mohave County Attorney's Office.
Attorney: Johnson not responsible for shooting (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
CHICAGO - Chicago Bears nose tackle Tank Johnson, already facing weapons charges after a raid on his home, is not responsible for the deadly shooting of his friend inside a nightclub, Johnson's attorney said Saturday.
Attorney: Johnson not responsible for shooting (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
CHICAGO - Chicago Bears nose tackle Tank Johnson, already facing weapons charges after a raid on his home, is not responsible for the deadly shooting of his friend inside a nightclub, Johnson's attorney said Saturday.
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.
County Attorney Thiele named president of lawyers' group (Tallahassee Democrat)
Leon County Attorney Herb Thiele has been chosen as president of the Florida Association of County Attorneys.
Johnson not responsible for shooting, lawyer says (Lawrence Journal-World)
Chicago Bears nose tackle Tank Johnson, already facing weapons charges after a raid on his home, is not responsible for the deadly shooting of his friend inside a nightclub, the player’s lawyer said Saturday.
District attorney warns Holbrook Conservation Commission (The Enterprise)
HOLBROOK — A complaint of open meeting violations by the Conservation Commission brought a stern warning from the District Attorney's office in a recent ruling which stressed that open meeting law applies as fully to “informal discussions” as to any other part of a public meeting.
Pilot facing suit hires attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
James Polehinke, the Margate co-pilot who in August survived a Lexington, Ky., jet crash that killed everyone else on board, has hired an attorney who specializes in aviation accidents.
Attorney general warns of 'secret shopper' scam (The Wichita Eagle)
A company going by several names is posting ads in newspaper classifieds across Kansas soliciting "secret shoppers," but Attorney General Phill Kline warns it may be a scam.
Lawyer: Player not a suspect (Northwest Herald)
CHICAGO – The front entrance to the Ice Bar, its glass door sealed shut with a small yellow sticker from Cook County’s medical examiner, looked like a semi-deserted museum set.
Lyon County chief deputy district attorney named (Reno Gazette-Journal)
DAYTON -- Mark Krueger of Carson City is the new chief deputy district attorney for Lyon County.
Lawyer: Tank didn't shoot pal (Toronto Sun)
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Burlingame attorney prepares for CIA leak case (Contra Costa Times)
Joe Cotchett has been involved in a host of high-profile cases, but the one set to begin early next year may end up dwarfing them all. The Burlingame-based attorney is the lead trial lawyer in the civil lawsuit filed by ex-CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, against Vice President Dick Cheney, his former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, ...
Attorney general-elect live in Sacramento? No chance (San Francisco Chronicle)
Be it his Zen pad as governor or his communal loft in Oakland as mayor, Jerry Brown's living arrangements have always been a bit quirky -- and that will definitely be the case when he takes over as state attorney general next month. Brown tells us he...
Justices: Statute limiting attorney's fees in land cases constitutional (Saipan Tribune)
The CNMI Supreme Court has ruled as constitutional the Commonwealth's statute limiting attorney's fees awarded in land cases brought under Article XII.
Caraga lawyer lands deputy Ombud post (Sun Star)
BUTUAN CITY -- Agusan del Norte-born Humphrey Monteroso, acting deputy special prosecutor of the Office of the Ombudsman Central Office in Manila, is the new Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao, besting three others in the shortlist of the Judiciary and Bar Council.
House committee asks attorney general to investigate agency spending (The Daily Comet)
A House committee looking into the findings of an audit of the state Transportation Department has asked the attorney general to investigate the agency's spending.
NDF says it invited slain Bicol lawyer to peace talks (INQ7.net)
THE NATIONAL Democratic Front has strongly condemned the murder of Bicol human rights lawyer Gil Gojol and his driver Danilo France and blames President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the military for the killings.
Life's a beach as accused lawyer awaits trial in NZ (Stuff)
Tucked above the garage of a New Zealand hideaway is a small collection of files, computers and mobile phones. They are among the few signs of a professional life that Nick Petroulias was thought to have left behind.
'Jailhouse Lawyer' Lectures Harvard Law Students (ABC News)
Thomas 'Chris' O'Bryant Seeks to End the Types of Legal Mistakes that Landed Him Behind Bars for Life
Police-lawyer nexus results in low rate of conviction (Hindustan Times)
Although not as high-profile as the Jessica Lall murder case, this case has once again brought to light the alleged nexus between police officers and lawyers in botching up evidence to suit the accused.
District Attorney Donates Kidney to Son (WAFB Baton Rouge)
The district attorney for Livingston, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes is set to undergo surgery tomorrow morning in New Orleans. Scott Perrilloux is donating one of his kidneys to his 18-year-old son.
Co-pilot in Comair crash hires lawyer (UPI)
MARGATE, Fla., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The only survivor of a jet crash that killed 49 people in Lexington, Ky. -- the plane's co-pilot -- has hired a lawyer who specializes in aviation accidents.
Army running out of legal options: Lawyer (Fijilive.com)
The legal alternatives for the Fiji Military Forces to solve and get itself out of the mess it has created is getting narrower daily, says prominent lawyer Richard Naidu.
House committee asks attorney general to investigate agency spending (The Times and Democrat)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A House committee looking into the findings of an audit of the state Transportation Department has asked the attorney general to investigate the agency's spending.
Attorney gives perspective, advice on U.S. trade policy (BizJournals)
In February, attorney Michael Oestreicher was appointed by President George Bush as a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN).
Lawyer urges petition signings (The Herald-Sun)
A Durham lawyer is trying to persuade faculty at Duke University's law school to protest the way prosecutors, police and the campus administration have handled the lacrosse case and complaints about the off-campus behavior of Duke students.
Lawyer: Player not a suspect (Northwest Herald)
CHICAGO – The front entrance to the Ice Bar, its glass door sealed shut with a small yellow sticker from Cook County’s medical examiner, looked like a semi-deserted museum set.
Jury hires attorney for case with gas company (The Natchez Democrat)
VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to hire an attorney to represent the parish tax assessor in legal proceedings against a gas company.
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.
NDF says it invited slain Bicol lawyer to peace talks (INQ7.net)
THE NATIONAL Democratic Front has strongly condemned the murder of Bicol human rights lawyer Gil Gojol and his driver Danilo France and blames President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the military for the killings.
Seriously hurt lawyer likens recovery to '$6 Million Man' (The Arizona Republic)
Triathlete George Esahak-Gage was crossing the finish line of the Soma Triathlon in Tempe on Oct. 29, adding another victory to a career spanning more than two decades. Twelve days later, he was in the Maricopa County Medical Center emergency room fighting for his life
Aishwarya's lawyer denies ED probe (The Economic Times)
MUMBAI: Amid reports that actress Aishwarya Rai was being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate for receiving Rs 50 lakh through hawala channels, her lawyer on Monday alleged her client was being maligned for "political reasons" and said she has not been contacted by ED in this regard.
Bolante wants to be deported, says lawyer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A University of the Philippines law professor on Monday said new information indicates former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante is asking US authorities to deport him to another country.
Comair Accident Co-Pilot Hires Attorney (The Aero-News Network)
Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit From August Crash The sole survivor of the August 27 crash of a Comair CRJ in Lexington, KY has hired an aviation litigation attorney to represent him in a lawsuit stemming from his role in the accident that claimed 49 lives.
‘Only SC can decide Smith custody issue’ -- ‘Nicole’ lawyer (INQ7.net)
ONLY the Supreme Court can decide on the petition filed by convicted American Marine Daniel Smith asking that a trial court order detaining him at the Makati City Jail be overturned and his custody be returned to US authorities.
Fired editor's remarks said to have provoked Murdoch (International Herald Tribune)
Rupert Murdoch personally ordered the dismissal of Judith Regan, the publisher of a widely criticized O. J. Simpson book, after he heard reports of a heated conversation Regan had with a company lawyer that included comments that were deemed anti-Semitic.
U.S. Attorney in Nashville to announce public corruption indictment (Fairview Observer)
A press conference will be held today to announce the unsealing of an indictment in a public corruption investigation, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee said in a press release.
U.S. Attorney in Nashville to announce public corruption indictment (Tennessean)
A press conference will be held today to announce the unsealing of an indictment in a public corruption investigation, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee said in a press release.
Justices: Statute limiting attorney's fees in land cases constitutional (Saipan Tribune)
The CNMI Supreme Court has ruled as constitutional the Commonwealth's statute limiting attorney's fees awarded in land cases brought under Article XII.
The National Law Journal Selects Libby Defense Lawyer Theodore Wells as 2006 Lawyer of the Year (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK----The National Law Journal® today announced the selection of litigator and high-profile defense attorney Theodore V. Wells Jr as its 2006 "Lawyer of the Year." Wells, who is preparing to defend I.
New county attorney ready for transition (Winchester Sun)
A new child support office should be ready to go on Jan. 2, when incoming county attorney Brian Thomas officially takes office. “Rest assured we will be in full force and full swing by Jan. 2,” he said.
South Africa: Court Appoints Lawyer for Asylum-Seekers (AllAfrica.com)
THE Pretoria High Court has appointed a lawyer to protect a group of asylum seekers at Rosettenville and Marabastad refugee reception offices and to act in their interests.
Stockton Axe Murder Suspect Wants Lawyer Fired (CBS 13 Sacramento)
A 37-year-old Stockton man charged in a bloody ax murder wants to fire his fifth court-appointed lawyer. James Campbell's trial over the death of Larry Giacovoni has been delayed through more than 50 hearings since 2003.
Arsonist targeted not only Kato but other lawmakers: lawyer (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ A 65-year-old man recently indicted for setting fire to the house of Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Koichi Kato in Yamagata Prefecture had targeted other lawmakers as well, the man's lawyer said Monday.
Griffin to Be Interim U.S. Attorney After Cummins Resigns (Arkansas Business)
The U.S. Department of Justice said J. Timothy Griffin will be interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas after Bud Cummins resigns Wednesday to work in the private sector.
Attorney general-elect live in Sacramento? No chance (San Francisco Chronicle)
Be it his Zen pad as governor or his communal loft in Oakland as mayor, Jerry Brown's living arrangements have always been a bit quirky -- and that will definitely be the case when he takes over as state attorney general next month. Brown tells us he...