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Killing Suspect's Lawyer Says He's Shocked That He's Being Charged (WCSH 6 Portland)
A lawyer for a man who police believe shot nine people to death in the Phoenix area says Mark Goudeau is innocent, and that he was shocked to hear he's been linked to the crimes.
Coralville Attorney Loses License (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
CORALVILLE - A Coralville attorney has lost his license. On Friday the Iowa Supreme Court revoked Dennis Bjorklund's license to practice law in Iowa. Bjorklund has been disciplined before.
Criminal defense lawyer charged with drug possession (Macomb Daily)
A lawyer with a record of personal legal woes now faces a narcotics possession charge that could threaten his career as an attorney.
Lawyer wants new Balibo five evidence tested (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer representing the family of one of the five Australian journalists killed in East Timor in 1975 hopes new evidence which has emerged in the case will be tested during an upcoming coronial inquest.
Top court disbars lawyer (The Daily Record)
A lawyer who failed to file a financial affidavit in a divorce case, saw the case dismissed as a result and failed to notify her client of that fact has been disbarred by the state’s highest court.
Tampa Lawyer Faces Felony Drug Charge (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - Police charged a longtime criminal defense lawyer with felony marijuana possession Thursday after finding drugs in his Jaguar and his Davis Islands office, police said.
Commissioner Can Carry Gun, County Attorney Says (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White can carry a concealed weapon into the Fred B. Karl County Center, but he better not be packing heat in the commission chambers, according to a county attorney's opinion.
Attorney’s law license suspended for over-charging (Lawrence Journal-World)
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday suspended the law license of Chris Miller, a Lawrence attorney and Republican Party activist, for two years for “fleecing” the Kansas Insurance Department.
Attorney: Hidalgo district clerk plans to turn self in next week (The Brownsville Herald)
MISSION — Hidalgo County District Clerk Omar Guerrero plans to turn himself in early next week, his attorney said Friday. Police have been unable to locate Guerrero since Wednesday, when a warrant for his arrest on charges of sexually assaulting a female minor was issued.
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.
Fargo attorney faces suspension, lawsuit (Fargo Forum)
Attorney Jim Bullis has a fight on his hands. But instead of finding himself in a courtroom arguing for the benefit of a client, Bullis will find himself in the chair next to attorneys working on his behalf.
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.
Former Kansas lawyer gets 5-year sentence in enticement case (Jefferson City News Tribune)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) - A former suburban Kansas City lawyer accused of trying to entice a child to have sex was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
Kulzer's lawyer granted dismissal (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BENNINGTON -- A Rutland lawyer has been granted permission to leave the case of a man convicted of murdering his son's teenage friend. ... - Staff Report
Lawyer Fred Pritzker Answers Questions About E. Coli Lawsuits (Medical News Today)
Fred Pritzker, a leading foodborne illness lawyer, is providing a FAQ page on his website regarding E. coli lawsuits and the current E. coli outbreak linked to Taco Bell restaurants. He answers questions about evidence, liability and damages. "Foodborne illness is a complicated legal specialty. [click link for full article]
State Attorney's Office gets new chief (The Florida Times-Union)
NASSAU COUNTY - Steve Bledsoe is no stranger to prosecuting crime in Northeast Florida, and he'll bring 27 years of experience with him when he becomes head of the State Attorney's Nassau County branch on Monday.
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.
Attorney eyes special prosecutor for probe (Sierra Vista Herald)
BISBEE — The attorney who won a civil suit against rancher Roger Barnett last month wants the county to hire a special prosecutor to pursue criminal charges against Barnett.
Senate confirms Paulose as U.S. attorney (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Rachel Paulose as the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota early Saturday. The 33-year-old Paulose, of Eagan, had been acting U.S. attorney for about nine months. President Bush nominated her for the permanent job about four months ago. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., said in a news release that he urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to allow full a Senate vote on
Destin Meeting Tapes Sent to State Attorney (RedNova)
By Fraser Sherman, Destin Log, Fla. Dec. 9--The wheels of justice have begun turning for Destin's City Council. On Monday, the council voted to submit a city controversy over City Manager Greg Kisela and the councilors who've criticized him to the Office of the State Attorney for review.
Senate Confirms U.S. Attorney For Minnesota (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Rachel Paulose as the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota early Saturday. More Political News
Danville lawyer died from gunshot wound, not fire (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
It was a gunshot, not a fire that killed a Danville lawyer. Police say an autopsy determined that Gary Bengston died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Prosecutors Say Scrushy/Siegelman Should Not Get New Trial: Scrushy Attorney Says the Constitution Matters (WSFA Montgomery)
Government attorneys say the action of the jurors was "harmless." Scrushy senior attorney Art Leach says, "The government does not address the Court's failure to gather the evidence that could prove their theory of the case."
Crawford residents hire attorney (ABC 13 Toledo)
There are new developments tonight in the lawsuit against the city of Toledo by flood victims who live on Crawford Avenue. An attorney representing 85 flood victims has amended their complaints.
Fargo attorney suspended, expecting lawsuit (Fargo Forum)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Attorney James Bullis will soon find himself in a chair next to attorneys working on his behalf.
Incoming attorney general asks Hatch to stay (5 Eyewitness News)
ST. PAUL (AP) - Attorney General-elect Lori Swanson has asked outgoing Attorney General Mike Hatch to stay on, a role reversal that would make him an assistant under her.
Danville lawyer died from gunshot wound, not fire (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
It was a gunshot, not a fire that killed a Danville lawyer. Police say an autopsy determined that Gary Bengston died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Top Air Force Lawyer Had Been Disbarred (Washington Post)
A top Air Force lawyer who served at the White House and in a senior position in Iraq turns out to have been practicing law for 23 years without a license.
Top Air Force Lawyer Had Been Disbarred In 1984 (Free Internet Press)
A top Air Force lawyer who served at the White House and in a senior position in Iraq turns out to have been practicing law for 23 years without a license. Col. Michael D. Murphy was most recently commander of the Air Force Legal Operations Agency at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.. He was the general counsel for the White House Military Office from December 2001 to January 2003, and
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.
Mark Shurtleff: Attorney general tackles Utah's toughest issues (Deseret Morning News)
Mark Shurtleff, Utah's attorney general, recently held a family meeting to discuss his political future. Should he run for office again in 2008?
Lawyer says he led Al Qaeda acts (Los Angeles Times)
Turkish police have detained a 25-year-old lawyer who admitted he was the leader of Al Qaeda in Turkey, news reports said. Nine other suspects were also held.
Lawyer helps immigrants to become legal citizens (The Des Moines Register)
A Des Moines lawyer wants to help lawful foreign residents learn how to apply to become U.S. citizens.
Fargo attorney suspended, expecting lawsuit (Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - Attorney James Bullis will soon find himself in a chair next to attorneys working on his behalf. The North Dakota Supreme Court last month issued a 90-day suspension against Bullis, 40, of Fargo, for conflicts of interest in his role with Intellisol, a now-defunct software company.
'Are you an attorney?' 'No' may have saved woman (Chicago Sun-Times)
He only wanted to kill the lawyers. And so when a rampaging Joe Jackson saw legal assistant Ruth Zak Leib on Friday afternoon, he asked her, "Are you an attorney?" a law enforcement source told the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday.
Paulose named U.S. attorney for Minnesota (Pioneer Press)
MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Rachel Paulose as the U.S. attorney for Minnesota early Saturday.
Lawyer considers class-action suit about high-speed Internet service (Salem Statesman Journal)
A Silverton lawyer is considering a class-action lawsuit against a company that provides high-speed Internet service to area residents.
Isle friends mourn attorney's killing (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
Michael R. McKenna, an attorney killed in a high-rise shooting in downtown Chicago on Friday, was a part-time Big Island resident and a lover of its people and the arts, friends in Hawaii said yesterday.
Danville lawyer died from gunshot wound, not fire (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
It was a gunshot, not a fire that killed a Danville lawyer. Police say an autopsy determined that Gary Bengston died from a gunshot wound to the head.
HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER USES HIS MUM'S DISABLED BADGE TO PARK BMW (Sunday Mail)
HUMAN rights lawyer Aamer Anwar has been caught using his mother's disability badge to park his BMW outside court. Anwar left his £50,000 6 series car on a single yellow line outside Glasgow Sheriff Court for more than six hours.
Lawyer pursues links to Oklahoma City attack (The Olympian)
SALT LAKE CITY - Another envelope from the FBI landed in Jesse Trentadue's mailbox last week, bearing a copy of another secret memo from the FBI's investigation into the Oklahoma City bombing more than a decade ago.
Slain attorney had Big Isle ties (Honolulu Advertiser)
One of the people killed in a Chicago law firm shooting Friday was an attorney with offices on the Big Island, authorities said.
Senate confirms U.S. attorney for Minnesota (Winona Daily News)
MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Rachel Paulose as the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota early Saturday. The 33-year-old Paulose, of Eagan, had been acting U.S. attorney for about nine months. President Bush nominated her for the permanent job about four months ago.
Top Air Force lawyer disbarred years ago (EARTHtimes.org)
A senior U.S. Air Force lawyer who served at the White House was disbarred after officials learned he practiced law for years without a license.
Top Air Force lawyer disbarred years ago (UPI)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. Air Force lawyer who served at the White House was disbarred after officials learned he practiced law for years without a license.
Lawyer/Al Qaeda leader arrested in Ankara (Turks.US)
Turkish police have arrested a 25 year-old Izmir lawyer, M.T., who claimed that he is the “Turkish Commander of the Al Qaeda organisation”. Police arrested 9 other suspects during simultaneous operations carried out in Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul.
Lawyer is still rocking and rolling for children's benefit (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Through the years, people have found creative ways to raise money for Goodfellows.
Pickton lawyer worries about mistrial possibility (CTV.ca)
The prospect of spending a year in a courtroom hearing the case of accused serial killer Robert Pickton is more than a little daunting for some potential jurors. His lawyer worries the current system could fail a trial of this magnitude.
Attorney: Morford Could Be Released This Week (WISN TheMilwaukeeChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for one of Wisconsin's most well-known sexual predators said Billy Lee Morford could be out and unsupervised by the end of the week.