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Dayton backs Paulose for U.S. attorney (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton met with Rachel Paulose, President Bush's nominee for U.S. attorney in Minnesota, this afternoon and signed her "blue slip," a document that notifies the Senate Judiciary Committee that he has no objection to her confirmation. That action could pave the way for her approval by the committee and the Senate, but with the Senate likely to finish its business for the year by
Saddam returns to court, but another lawyer leaves (The Daily Star Lebannon)
A smiling Saddam Hussein was back in court on Wednesday for his genocide trial despite earlier demanding to be excused from a process that he describes as a "mockery." Even as Saddam attended the 28th session of his trial for genocide against the Kurds, the defense lawyer for three of the accused left the court saying the conditions were impossible.
West Melbourne city attorney quits (Florida Today)
West Melbourne City Attorney Karl Bohne Jr. resigned today in response to last night's contentious council meeting.
Fast-food slaying suspect has a week to get lawyer (Chicago Tribune)
A Lake County circuit judge Wednesday gave the man accused of strangling a Lindenhurst Burger King manager last month until Dec. 13 to decide whether he will hire a private lawyer to represent him.
Ford elected St Louis County Attorney by 88 votes (Minnesota Public Radio)
St. Louis County will have the first new County Attorney in a generation -- after Melanie Ford won by a margin of just 88 votes.
Attorney general reviews allegations of child porn in San Juan Co. (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 3:51 PM- Boys at Monticello High School have allegedly been persuading girls to pose nude and then were sharing the photographs with others. More than 30 girls may have been victims in what San Juan County Sheriff Mike Lacy is calling a child pornography investigation. Lacy said his office has completed its probe and referred the case to the Utah Attorney General's Office for
Lawyer sues council and three others over polls (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer has filed a civil suit against the Malaysian Bar and three others over the recent controversial Bar Council election.
US labor lawyer turned back at NAIA (INQ7.net)
CEBU CITY -- An American labor lawyer scheduled to attend a civil society conference parallel to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Forum here was denied entry at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) late Wednesday evening.
Top lawyer's 'sexcapades' revealed (UPI)
LONDON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A top British lawyer asked his firm to reimburse him nearly $700 for an encounter with a prostitute, a magazine reports in its annual scandal-mongering issue.
McDonough administrator, attorney escape pay freeze (Henry Herald)
McDonough’s high-priced city administrator and attorney have dodged a pay freeze imposed by the City Council on several employees.
Tell-all lawyer 'can't handle the truth' (Sydney Morning Herald)
A lawyer who threatens to reveal more about Schapelle Corby's drug conviction can't be trusted, Corby's sister says.
Top Philippine government lawyer shot dead (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A senior Philippine government lawyer involved in a legal wrangle over the construction of a Manila airport terminal has been shot dead along with his son, police and his office said.
Attorney wrangles burglar to the floor (Greensboro News-Record)
GREENSBORO — Attorney Thomas Worth makes a living battling the IRS on behalf of his clients. Fending off a home invader, he realized early Sunday, can be just as taxing.Worth awoke about 5:30 a.m. (Credit: "By Eric J.S. Townsend Staff Writer")
5 seek job as county attorney (Fernandina Beach News-Leader)
Five candidates have applied thus far to be the next Nassau County attorney.
Lawyer jailed for seeking child sex (The Australian)
A SYDNEY lawyer who used a telephone chat service to find children for sex has been jailed for three years, but will be eligible for parole next year.
Lawyer jailed for seeking child sex (The Australian)
A SYDNEY lawyer who used a telephone chat service to find children for sex has been jailed for three years, but will be eligible for parole next year.
Lawyer jailed for seeking child sex (News Interactive)
A SYDNEY lawyer who used a telephone chat service to find children for sex has been jailed for three years, but will be eligible for parole next year.
Masilotti lawyer pleads not guilty (The Palm Beach Post)
William Boose, an influential lawyer and lobbyist, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge that he helped former Palm Beach County Commissioner Tony Masilotti conceal more than $1 million in profit from the public.
Bogus attorney in Cape court again (iafrica.com)
A candidate attorney, who allegedly illegally represented clients in the regional court, made his third appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on three charges of fraud.
US labor lawyer turned back at NAIA (INQ7.net)
CEBU CITY -- (UPDATE) An American labor lawyer scheduled to attend a civil society conference parallel to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Forum here was denied entry at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) late Wednesday evening.
City attorney quits after hot debate (Florida Today)
West Melbourne officials must scramble to replace the city attorney who resigned Wednesday.
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.
Couple didn't defraud district, attorney says (Deseret Morning News)
Davis School District and federal accusations that John and Susan Ross inflated the costs on books sold to the district are "all a figment of their imagination," according to Paul Gotay, the Rosses' defense attorney.
Lawyer jailed for seeing sex with kids (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A respected Sydney lawyer jailed for seeking sex with children over a telephone chat line was "truly a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde character", a judge said.
Consider widow a suspect in slaying, attorney to say (Arizona Daily Star)
An attorney for Ronald Bruce Bigger intends to tell jurors the widow of a Tucson doctor stabbed to death two years ago should be considered a suspect.
Famed attorney Ellis Rubin gravely ill (Sun-Sentinel)
Renowned defense attorney Ellis Rubin announced Wednesday that he is deteriorating rapidly from the cancer he was diagnosed with six years ago.
Lawyer Avoids Time In Jail (Hartford Courant)
Joseph Moniz, a prominent Hartford defense lawyer, admits he has suffered from alcohol abuse that has caused him to have brushes with the law.
Lawyer angles for latest title (The News & Observer)
Raleigh lawyer Karl Knudsen has a long list of accomplishments on his angling resume, including a win in 1998 at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City.
Uganda: Lawyer Held Over Client's Money (AllAfrica.com)
POLICE on Friday detained a city lawyer at the Central Police Station for allegedly extorting money from a client. Mr David Nyote was arrested on his way from the Law Council Disciplinary Committee where he had gone to defend himself against a case of professional misconduct.
Lawyer need not be his friend (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - Finding no merit in a robbery suspect's claim that his appointed lawyer was not defending him to the best of his ability, a judge yesterday turned down the man's request for new counsel with a reminder that lawyers and their clients do not always see eye to eye.
District Attorney's Office Prepares for Two Murder Trials (Hollister Free Lance)
Hollister - District Attorney-elect Candice Hooper has been putting criminals behind bars for the last two decades, but she will face a host of new challenges next year, including the prosecution of her first two murder cases.
US labor lawyer turned back at NAIA (INQ7.net)
CEBU CITY -- (UPDATE) An American labor lawyer scheduled to attend a civil society conference parallel to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Forum here was denied entry at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) late Wednesday evening.
Pleasanton lawyer appointed to Superior Court (Oakland Tribune)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Pleasanton lawyer Stephen Pulido to the Alameda County Superior Court bench Wednesday.
Dresden attorney's law license suspended (The Jackson Sun)
A Dresden attorney facing theft of property charges has had his law license temporarily suspended by the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court, according to a news release.
Falk Concedes Attorney General Race to Van Hollen (Iowa Farmer)
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, a Democrat, last week conceded the election for attorney general to her Republican opponent, J.B. Van Hollen. On election night, Falk refused to concede the race because it was so close - results indicated each candidate had 50 percent of the votes.
County misses its attorney (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Cherokee County officials are facing thorny legal questions without the help of the longtime county attorney. The fast-growing county is wrestling with complicated land-use and zoning issues as well as questions about the legality of cracking down on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. Yet they have suddenly found themselves unable to direct legal questions to Mark Mahler, who became
Govt lawyer in Piatco case killed with son (The Manila Times)
A SENIOR government lawyer involved in a legal wrangle over the construction of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s (NAIA) Terminal 3 has been shot dead along with his son, police said Thursday.
NZ rights lawyer to join protests at ASEAN summit (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A human rights lawyer from New Zealand was able to get into the country to take part in protest actions at the ASEAN Summit in Cebu starting Sunday, ANC's The World Tonight reported Thursday.
Lawyer files suit against judge (Ann Arbor News)
A Howell lawyer has filed a lawsuit against a local district court judge, charging that she is retaliating against him by not assigning him as a mediator because he opposed her husband's judicial candidacy.
Litvinenko poisoning suspect not in a coma: lawyer (CBC)
A lawyer for the suspect who was being questioned for the murder of an ex-Russian spy said that reports his client fell into a coma from the effects of radiation poisoning were false.
Theret's attorney says: ‘She's done nothing wrong' (McKinney Messenger)
Though McKinney North High School Principal Linda Theret has been put on paid administrative leave and might lose her job, her attorney, Bob Hinton, said she will fight for her reputation - but might not even want to return to the school.
New attorney general makes lending abuses her first target (KAALtv.com)
ST. PAUL (AP) - Tackling abuses in the home lending market is the first order of business for Minnesota's new attorney general. DFL'er Lori Swanson takes over in January for her departing boss Mike Hatch.
Lawyer denies ex-spy contact is in coma (AP via Yahoo! News)
A key figure in the poisoning case of former spy Alexander Litvinenko fell into a coma after being questioned by Russian and British investigators, the Interfax news agency reported Thursday. A lawyer close to the case denied the report.
Honesdale Attorney Running For Judge (The Wayne Independent)
HONESDALE - Honesdale attorney Errol Flynn has announced his candidacy to succeed President Judge Robert Conway.
Lawyer Denies Ex-Spy Contact Is In Coma (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A key figure in the poisoning case of former spy Alexander Litvinenko fell into a coma after being questioned by Russian and British investigators, the Interfax news agency reported Thursday. A lawyer close to the case denied the report. CBS News Interactive: Mystery Of The Poisoned Spy
Attorney seeks lower sentence in Scottsburg neighbor assault (The News-Review)
An attorney for a Scottsburg man convicted of assaulting his neighbor argued this week that his client's 1976 felony drug conviction in California should not be taken into account when he is sentenced.
Reports of Litvinenko contact's critical condition false - lawyer (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, December 7 (RIA Novosti) - The lawyer of a witness in the case of Russian security service defector Alexander Litvinenko's murder said Thursday reports claiming Litvinenko's contact Dmitry Kovtun is in a critical condition are false.
Bill Unveiled To Protect Attorney-Client Privilege (Nasdaq)
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R- Pa., unveiled legislation Thursday to bar federal prosecutors from asking companies to waive attorney-client protections, or consider such waivers when deciding whether to charge corporate wrongdoers.
Lawyer denies Kovtun in critical condition (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Dmitry Kovtun, a contact of poisoned Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko, is in satisfactory health and media reports he is in critical condition are wrong, a lawyer told Reuters on Thursday.