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Schimel sworn in as district attorney (Greater Milwaukee Today)
Brad Schimel is sworn in Thursday as Waukesha County’s newest district attorney by Circuit Court Judge Ralph Ramirez. Schimel’s wife, Sandi, is holding the Bible on which the oath of office is taken. Schimel is the first graduate of Mukwonago High School to become district attorney in the county.
FORMER IRAQI LEADER'S LAWYER CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTION (Radio Free Europe: Radio Library)
The lead lawyer for former Iraqi President Hussein, Khalil al-Dulaymi, on December 28 called on the international community to prevent U.S.
Supreme Court suspends lawyer (Honolulu Advertiser)
A 51-year-old lawyer has been suspended from the practice of law for failing to cooperate with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel's investigation of her conduct in four cases, according to the office.
Saddam may be hanged today, says lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
A DEFENCE lawyer for Saddam Hussein says he believes the ousted president will be executed today, despite a senior Iraqi Justice Ministry official's assertion that he would not be executed before January 26.
Bédard likely to stay in custody at least another week, lawyer predicts (CBC)
Former Canadian Olympian Myriam Bédard will likely stay at a Maryland detention centre for at least another week after a hearing Friday, her lawyer says.
New Dallas distric attorney fires eight top prosecutors (ABC 13 Texas)
The newly elected Dallas County district attorney has fired eight of his top prosecutors, and at least nine others are resigning before he takes office on Monday.
Saddam's lawyer pleads for his life (Newsday)
BAGHDAD - Saddam Hussein's lawyer made a last-ditch effort to impede his execution yesterday, beseeching world leaders to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted dictator to Iraqi authorities who plan to hang him.
Saddam to be 'hanged respectfully' on Saturday: lawyer (CBC)
U.S. and Iraqi officials have met to set the hour of Saddam Hussein's execution, a lawyer said hours after a judge announced the ousted Iraqi president would die before Sunday.
Saddam transferred to Iraqi custody - defence lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. officials have transferred former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to Iraqi custody, the chief defence lawyer told Reuters on Friday.
Saddam transferred to Iraqi custody: defense lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. officials have transferred former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to Iraqi custody, the chief defense lawyer told Reuters on Friday.
Saddam handed over to Iraqi custody: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. officials have transferred former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to Iraqi custody, the chief defense lawyer told Reuters on Friday in an indication that Saddam's execution may be imminent.
Saddam handed over to Iraqi custody - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
U.S. officials have transferred former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to Iraqi custody, the chief defence lawyer told Reuters on Friday in an indication that Saddam's execution may be imminent.
U.S. hands Saddam to Iraqis for execution: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. officials on Friday handed over Saddam Hussein to Iraqi authorities for execution, his chief lawyer said, but conflicting accounts swirled over whether the ousted president would be hanged within hours.
Newport hires new city attorney (Newport News-Times)
The Newport City Council took action Monday evening to hire the city's first ever in-house attorney.
Sparks City Attorney (KOLO 8 Reno)
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - An attempt to force a recall election for the Sparks city attorney has fallen far short of its goal. A group of Sparks residents who are against a proposed Pyramid Highway casino gathered 857 signatures on recall petitions against Chet Adams. It needed more than 77-hundred.
District Attorney in Carson City to Join Law Firm (News 4 Reno)
Carson City District Attorney Noel Waters,who has served more than two decades as DA will join the state's largest law firm next week when he leaves office. Waters will handle a variety of cases for Lionel, Sawyer and Collins.
Saddam could be executed Saturday: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Iraqi ex-president Saddam Hussein told AFP that he believes the deposed leader will be executed at dawn on Saturday, after his defense team said Saddam had been transferred to Iraqi custody.
District Attorney in Carson City to Join Law Firm (KTVN Reno)
(AP) -- Carson City District Attorney Noel Waters -- who has served more than two decades as D-A -- will join the state's largest law firm next week when he leaves office.
'Nights' investigation goes to district attorney (Half Moon Bay Review)
The investigation into 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 on Thursday.
Effort to Recall Sparks City Attorney Falls Short (News 4 Reno)
A group of Sparks residents seeking to re-call city attorney Chet Adams has fallen short of its goal. The petition effort gathered a total of 857 signatures but it needed more than 7,700.
Attorney General Phill Kline, Politics, Drought Dominate News Across Kansas in 2006 (WIBW-TV Topeka)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline was a proven national news maker in 2006, before, during and after Election Day. Kline fell from statewide office in November, losing his re-election bid decisively to Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison.
Nigeria: Damagum May be Charged to Court Today - Attorney (AllAfrica.com)
Alhaji Bello Damagum, a Director in the Media Trust Who Was Arrested On Sunday May Be Charged to Court Today, His Attorney, Barrister Abbas Jaafar Has Said.
Wisc. attorney general upholds partner benefits (Planet Out via Yahoo! News)
SUMMARY: Days before ceding her job to a gay-ban supporter, Wisconsin's attorney general holds that the state's gay ban can't be used to block partner benefits.
Darragh sworn in for first full term as District Attorney (AccessNorthGA)
GAINESVILLE - The District Attorney for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit was sworn in Friday afternoon for his first full term. Lee Darragh was appointed by the governor last year to replace Jason Deal when Deal received an appointment to a Superior Court judgeship.
Knighted lawyer raps government (PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The man once described as the Labour Party's favourite lawyer was awarded a knighthood for services to human rights - but took the opportunity to criticise the Government on a wide range of issues.
Wisconsin attorney general: Marriage ban doesn't apply to DP benefits (The Advocate)
Wisconsin's departing attorney general released a statement on Thursday notifying employers that they should not cease providing benefits to the domestic partners of employees even though the state recently passed a ban on same-sex marriage, the Associated Press reports.
Saddam's lawyer urges world to block his handover to Iraqi authorities (Fox21)
BAGHDAD, Iraq Saddam Hussein's lawyer is calling on world leaders to stop the U-S from handing him over to Iraqi authorities. Saddam was sentenced to death for the 1982 killings of 148 Shiites in the northern city of Dujail (doo-ZHAYL').
Chief Powell Investigation Ruled Unsubstantial by Alabama Attorney General King (WTVY-TV 4)
Months after one of Dothan’s Police unions sent a letter to Alabama Attorney General Troy King, asking for an investigation of Chief John Powell, the ruling is in. General King's office is exonerating the chief of all accusations of wrongdoing made against him.
Executive Q&A - Joe Boucher: Lawyer helps small companies start right (Wisconsin State Journal)
Joe Boucher is not your average dark-suited, buttoned-down lawyer who works in a well-appointed, mahogany-laden, immaculate Downtown office overlooking the state Capitol.
Lawyer suspended (Herald Standard)
A Fayette County lawyer has been suspended from the practice of law for two years, effective next month.
Lawyer: Saddam's body to leave Iraq (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
LONDON - Saddam Hussein's corpse was to be transferred outside of Iraq following his execution Saturday for crimes against humanity, the ousted tyrant's lawyer Najeeb al-Nuaimi said.
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.
New Dallas district attorney fires eight top prosecutors (The Victoria Advocate)
DALLAS (AP) - The newly elected Dallas County district attorney fired eight of his top prosecutors, and at least nine others are resigning before he assumes the post on Monday.
HEDGE-FUND CASE: Attorney: Mangan is not under criminal probe (The Charlotte Observer)
An attorney for former Charlotte hedge-fund manager John Mangan Jr. said Friday that his client is not under criminal investigation for allegations of insider trading that have spurred a civil complaint from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Attorney Wants Coroner's Statement Tossed (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Coroner Kimberly Scott's defense attorney is fighting to keep statements she made to police from being introduced during her trial on felony drug and theft charges.
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.
Palermo man tells lawyer: I did not abuse my dying wife (The Post-Standard)
Nickola Capozzi maintains his innocence of charges he sexually assaulted his dead wife, his lawyer Joseph Pagano said Friday.
IHSAA attorney: We didn't get ample notice (Post-Tribune)
The temporary restraining order motion that came across his fax Friday morning wasn't surprising to Bob Baker, the Indiana High School Athletic Association's attorney.
Attorney bails from abuse trial (San Mateo County Times)
REDWOOD CITY — Jeffrey Neubarth, the attorney for John Paule France Gonzales, accused of keeping a teenage girl captive in his parents' home for more than a year, stepped down Friday as
Fearing conflict, attorney quits molestation defense (San Jose Mercury News)
The attorney for a Daly City man accused of keeping a teenage girl captive in his parents' home for more than a year stepped down Friday because of a conflict of interest.
Suspect’s attorney: County will be repaid (Times Leader)
WILKES-BARRE – Former Luzerne County employee Robert Pritchard is ready, willing, and able to pay back all the money he has stolen from the Recorder of Deeds office, his attorney said.
Attorney for Johnson City questions release of confidential letter (Kingsport Times-News)
JOHNSON CITY - While working on a lawsuit with more side stories and subplots than a prime-time TV show, the last thing attorney Erick Herrin wanted was another complication - especially one that threatens to undermine his ability to represent his clients.
Frederick County State's Attorney's Office retires longtime employees (The Frederick News-Post)
By Gina Gallucci News-Post Staff FREDERICK — Three longtime employees of the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office retired on Friday.
Barbour Fills Upcoming Vacancy For South Mississippi District Attorney (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
Gov. Haley Barbour on Thursday tapped a south Mississippi assistant district attorney for promotion as 2007 begins. Hal Kittrell will become district attorney for the 15th Circuit Court District in Pearl River, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence and Marion counties Monday.
Saddam's body flown to hometown-lawyer says (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters DUBAI, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The body of Saddam Hussein was flown onboard a U.S. plane to his family hometown of Tikrit on Saturday where it was handed over to tribal leaders for burial, a defence lawyer ...
Saddam's body flown to hometown - lawyer says (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
DUBAI (Reuters) - The body of Saddam Hussein was flown on board a U.S. plane to his family hometown of Tikrit on Saturday after it was handed over to tribal leaders for burial, a defence lawyer said.
Lawyer for accused molester steps aside from case (KESQ)
DALY CITY, Calif. The lawyer for a Daly City pharmacy technician accused of molesting a teenage girl and holding her captive for more than a year is stepping aside from the case.
Saddam lawyer slams hanging (Gulf Daily News)
A BAHRAINI defence lawyer for Saddam Hussein condemned Iraqi, US and British authorities for the former leader's execution yesterday. Isa Faraj Burshid said the death sentence made a mockery of justice and the former Iraqi president should have been tried fairly at an international court.
Lawyer for accused molester steps aside from case (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
The lawyer for a Daly City pharmacy technician accused of molesting a teenage girl and holding her captive for more than a year is stepping aside from the case.
Nguyen lawyer attacks stance on Saddam (News Interactive)
AUSTRALIA'S failure to oppose the death penalty handed down to Saddam Hussein leaves the Federal Government open to charges of hypocrisy, the lawyer who represented condemned Australian drug trafficker Van Nguyen said today.