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Attorney pleads not guilty in contempt case (The Herald-Mail)
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg attorney indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury on a charge of criminal contempt entered a not guilty plea last week, according to attorneys involved in her defense.
Lawyer: Brown, partner not married (Philly.com)
James Brown's lawyer said yesterday that the late singer and his partner were not legally married and that she was locked out of his South Carolina home for estate legal reasons.
Russian prosecutors question Khodorkovsky in new criminal probe, his lawyer says (KYIV Post)
MOSCOW (AP) - Jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was questioned Wednesday as a suspect in a new criminal inquiry, his lawyer said.
New U.S. attorney wants focus away from appointment process (Pine Bluff Commercial)
LITTLE ROCK - Efforts to fight crime, and not how he was put into his job, should be the public's focus in looking at the U.S. attorney's office, the new occupant of that post said after he was sworn in last week.
Brown's fans pay respects as lawyer, partner bicker (Baltimore Sun)
James Brown's lawyer said yesterday that the late singer and his partner were not legally married and that she was locked out of his South Carolina home for estate legal reasons.
Sexblog: He didn't get mad; he got a lawyer (Post-Tribune)
WASHINGTON-- When Robert Steinbuch discovered his girlfriend had discussed intimate details about their sex life in her online diary, the Capitol Hill staffer didn't just get mad. He got a lawyer.
Arroyo shouldn't sign poll automation bill--election lawyer (INQ7.net)
MANILA--President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal, reacted sharply on Wednesday to Sen. Richard Gordon’s insistence that she immediately sign the partial election automation law.
1897: District Attorney Engages in Feud With Los Angeles Police Chief (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
John A. Donnell, 24th district attorney of Los Angeles County, had a vocal detractor in the person of John M. Glass, chief of police of the City of Los Angeles.
City Council meets again to discuss city attorney (Range News)
More closed-door sessions were held by City Council last Monday night regarding City Attorney Jim Holland.
'Nights' investigation goes to district attorney (Half Moon Bay Review)
The investigation of an off-duty police officer's conduct during a recent holiday festival has been completed and forwarded on to the San Mateo County District Attorney, Half Moon Bay Chief of Police Ike Ortiz said today.
Angola: Republic Attorney Highlights Positive Aspects of 2006 (AllAfrica.com)
Angolan Republic general attorney, Augusto Carneiro, highlighted the rise in the number of attorneys in the country with 24 new magistrates distributed throughout the 18 provinces, which has positively elevated the intervention of the sector.
Miss. Attorney Gen. Wants Settlement (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Wednesday he is trying to settle out of court with insurance companies he sued last year for refusing to cover billions of dollars in damage from Hurricane Katrina's storm surge.
"Attorney General Rules on Open Meeting Act Violations by Educators" (Burwell Tribune)
Alan Jacobsen, retiring Educational Service Unit (ESU) #6 board member, applauded the Attorney Generals opinion issued this past week that found the ESU administrators guilty of violating the Open Meetings Law. The 11 page opinion said in short that the Administrators, while acting as the "governing council" of the 1% Core Service Inter Local Agreement (ILA), fall within the definition of a ...
Kansas' attorney general to try case against abortionist: Report (EARTHtimes.org)
In a significant ruling, a US judge has allowed the outgoing Attorney General of Kansas Phill Kline to reopen a case against a Wichita physician by pressing criminal charges against the latter for providing abortion.
City Attorney Lists Objections To Court Ruling On Pension Benefits (10 News San Diego)
City Attorney Michael Aguirre files court papers listing objections to a recent ruling that severely limited his challenge to what he believes are illegal pension benefits granted to municipal employees.
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.
Lawyer says Calgary mother sought mercenaries in Australia (Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune)
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A Calgary woman came to Australia last month to recruit mercenaries to snatch her children from their father in Lebanon, a lawyer for her estranged husband's family said today.
Capital Attorney Recalls Questioning Ford in Squeaky Fromme Case (News10 Sacramento)
It was the first time a sitting president was ever questioned under oath in a criminal case. The president was Gerald Ford. The attorney was Sacramento's John Virga, defending Lynette Fromme.
Attorney General Hood To Seek Re-election (WLBT 3)
State Attorney General Jim Hood has announced that he will be running for re-election next November.
Election Of Dead Candidate Means Appointee Will Hold Office, Attorney General Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A victory at the polls by a West Memphis City Council member who died before the election leaves the person appointed to fill the vacancy as the office-holder for the coming term, according to a state attorney general's opinion.
Austin lawyer's Afghani client released (Austin American-Statesman)
The news arrived in cloak-and-dagger fashion, but for Austin lawyer Dicky Grigg, it was welcome nonetheless.
Second Attorney Joins Fr. Robinson Appeals Team (NBC 24 Toledo)
(Toledo, OH) --- As NBC24 was the first to report, former priest Gerald Robinson is getting a second lawyer for his appeal. Prominent Toledo attorney Richard Kerger will join the team appealing Fr. Robinson's murder conviction.
City attorney lists objections to court ruling on pension benefits (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - City Attorney Michael Aguirre filed court papers Wednesday listing objections to a recent ruling that severely limited his challenge to what he believes are illegal pension benefits granted to municipal employees.
Barred jockey Houghton denies any wrongdoing, attorney says (Thoroughbred Times)
More than one week after Tampa Bay Downs refused seven jockeys access to the track, the attorney for Terry Houghton, one of the riders affected, said his client still does not know the reason behind the action, which according to track officials was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau.
County Attorney-elect sues new employer (Mesabi Daily News)
DULUTH — Days before taking office as St. Louis County Attorney, Melanie Ford has sued her new employer. Ford filed suit regarding her salary, benefits and office’s budget, which will be about $40,000 less than outgoing County Attorney Al Mitchell.
Attorney Asks Bush to Withdraw His Appeals Court Nomination (Law.com)
A Mississippi attorney asked President Bush to withdraw his nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying he doesn't believe the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee considers him a consensus nominee.
Judge denies request for new attorney (The Fort Dodge Messenger)
The man accused of raping a Fort Dodge woman and setting her on fire won’t get another attorney appointed in his case, a judge ruled Tuesday. Sessions Lamont Harper, 35, asked District Court Judge Allan Goode for a new attorney in his case Dec. 20.
Top stories of 2006 - No. 4: District attorney race hotly contested (The Herald-Sun)
The year 2006 brought a Durham district attorney election like no other, sparked by allegations that three Duke lacrosse players raped an exotic dancer at an off-campus team party in March.
Lawyers not approached for Lyn suspects - Attorney (Jamaica Gleaner)
Attorney-at-law Donald Gittens has withdrawn an offer to represent two suspects being held in connection with the disappearance of Mandeville couple Richard and Julia Lyn. The couple has been missing since December 10.
Police seek help in finding lawyer's killer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
CLAYTON — With no suspects or motive, police turned Wednesday to the public for help in solving the murder of a lawyer found dead in his office last week.
Serb genocide suspect has Kansas lawyer (The Wichita Eagle)
Six years after seeking out a fresh challenge, lawyer Chris Meek is in the midst of one as he defends a former Bosnian-Serb military official against charges of genocide.
County Attorney To Step Down Next Month (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- County Attorney Edwin Gartin will step down in January after two years of service, he confirmed during a telephone interview Monday.
Attorney to head up municipal courts (Asbury Park Press)
Attorney John G. Colannino, who may be more familiar to Fair Haven residents in his role as the borough's Zoning Board of Adjustment attorney, will trade his role of advising about development matters to overseeing the operation of the 53 municipal courts in Monmouth County.
Attorney’s license pulled over his neglect of clients (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
The Indiana Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Commission suspended a Fort Wayne attorney for at least 18 months beginning in February, finding that he engaged in attorney misconduct.
Lawyer: Don't hand Saddam to Iraqis (AP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer implored world leaders on Thursday to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted leader to Iraqi authorities for execution.
Vester dealerships, Attorney General reach deal (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)
RALEIGH - Alan Vester and his automotive dealerships have signed an agreement with the North Carolina Attorney General's office to stop deceptive advertising and financing practices so consumer and lenders have accurate information.
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.
No new lawyer for accused killer (The Des Moines Register)
A Fort Dodge man accused of raping and setting fire to a woman who later died will not get a new lawyer appointed to his case, a judge ruled this...
Saddam not to be handed to Iraqis: lawyer (Khaleej Times)
AMMAN - Saddam Hussein’s lawyer appealed on Thursday to the international commmunity to prevent the ousted dictator from being handed over by US forces to the Iraqi authorities for execution.
Lawyer Accused Of Stealing Nearly $1M From Relative (WNBC)
A White Plains lawyer accused of stealing nearly $1 million in two real estate transactions has been arraigned.
Saddam's lawyer urges U.S. not to hand the ousted leader to Iraqi authorities (Boston Herald)
AMMAN, Jordan - Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer implored world leaders on Thursday to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted leader to Iraqi authorities for execution. Khalil al-Dulaimi...
Kansas attorney general blocked in efforts to prosecute well-known abortion provider (Boston Herald)
WICHITA, Kan. - Kansas' attorney general, a vocal abortion opponent, might leave office frustrated in his attempts to prosecute the state's most visible abortion provider. Attorney General...
Uganda: Lawyer to Pay Wengi Sh20m for Defamation (AllAfrica.com)
A Ugandan lawyer based in London, is required to pay sh20m to a High Court judge in Kampala for defamation.
Uganda: Lawyer Held Over Telling Lies (AllAfrica.com)
A CITY lawyer has been remanded to Luzira Prison for perjury or telling lies in court under oath.
Edgewater borough attorney out in '07 (NorthJersey.com)
EDGEWATER -- Bob Regan, who has been the borough attorney here since Jimmy Carter was president, will not be reappointed next year, he said. Borough attorneys are appointed by the mayor, with the consent of the council. Regan said he has learned that he would not be reappointed next month.
Ater tapped as prosecuting attorney (CentralOhio.com)
Michael Ater will serve as interim prosecuting attorney beginning Monday. Ater was appointed by Ross County Commissioners on Wednesday to serve in the interim for exiting Ross County Prosecutor Scott Nusbaum, who will take over as a Ross County Judge in the new year.
City Council meets again to discuss city attorney (Range News)
More closed-door sessions were held by City Council last Monday night regarding City Attorney Jim Holland.
Saddam lawyer: He should enjoy protection as ”war prisoner” (Al Bawaba)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer called on world leaders on Thursday to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted president to Iraqi authorities for execution.
New district attorney takes helm January 1 (Purcell Register)
Purcell, OK -- The wheel of justice will change January 2 in McClain, Cleveland and Garvin counties, as a new district attorney takes the helm. Greg Mashburn won the District 21 race July 25. Since that time, he has been familiarizing himself with the office and staff.