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Sex offence lawyer appeals jail term (Sydney Morning Herald)
A Sydney lawyer jailed for seeking sex with children over a telephone chat line will appeal against his sentence.
Cancer drug women to meet lawyer (BBC News)
Three women who have been denied a cancer drug take their case to a Human Rights lawyer.
Cancer women to meet lawyer (BBC News)
Three women who have been denied a cancer drug take their case to a Human Rights lawyer.
Bali Bombers Closer To Death As Lawyer Abandons Them (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - The three death-row Bali bombers have moved one step closer to an Indonesian firing squad after appeal hearings for the three ended abruptly Thursday when their lawyer abandoned them during proceedings in Bali's Denpasar District Court.
Lawyer in SMU case evicted, calls move 'hostile' (Dallas Morning News)
UNIVERSITY PARK – It took two U.S. marshals and an eviction notice, but lawyer Gary Vodicka is finally moving out of the condominium complex that could be the site of the Bush presidential library.
Damra OK at N. Israel jail, lawyer tells family (The Plain Dealer)
Fawaz Damra's trip home to Palestine led directly to an Israeli prison cell, where he may sit for some time, friends and family now know. The former leader of the Islamic Center of Cleveland met with a lawyer Wednesday for the first time since his arrest last Thursday.
ALL RISE! LAWYER 'PIMPED' (New York Post)
The lawyer for an infamous courthouse-district brothel was paid tens of thousands of dollars in cash - and all the $1,000-an-hour hookers he wanted - to launder its money, Manhattan prosecutors charged yesterday. Even more amazingly, the lawyer -...
N. Indiana U.S. attorney nominated as judge (Louisville Courier-Journal)
President Bush has nominated U.S. Attorney Joseph Van Bokkelen to replace retiring U.S. District Judge Rudy Lozano. Van Bokkelen, who has served as Northern Indiana's top federal prosecutor since 2001, was among 33 nominees Bush sent to the Democratic-controlled Senate on Tuesday.
Syria bans travel for jailed rights lawyer's brother (Middle East Times)
DAMASCUS -- Syria has barred the brother of a jailed human rights lawyer from traveling to Brussels for a European parliament meeting on Syrian-European relations, a rights group said Wednesday.
St. Louis County, county attorney spat over salary (Fargo Forum)
DULUTH, Minn. - The dispute between County Attorney Melanie Ford and St. Louis County might have to be resolved in court. Ford filed an affidavit in St. Louis County District Court last month, challenging her starting salary of $95,125 and the cutting of $100,000 from her office's 2007 budget.
Karate teacher's attorney speaks out about charges (KVBC Las Vegas)
A local karate instructor is under arrest, accused of sexually assaulting a little girl, but his attorney says the charges are simply not true. Police say Wayne Lacno molested his girlfriend's 13 year old daughter, but he claims he did nothing wrong.
Attorney resigns, accuses mayor (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Bill Lane accuses Mayor James Gosey of slander and libel and says he has retained an attorney to sue Gosey.
Attorney 'has to decide' on prosecutions (ePolitix.com)
The government has denied any "conflict of interest" in the attorney general's role in deciding on any prosecution in the cash-for-honours case.
No lawyer ready, so top juvenile public defender jailed (Leesville Leader)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The volunteer lawyer in charge of New Orleans' juvenile public defenders spent three hours in jail because he had nobody ready to defend a case before the chief judge in juvenile court.
Gansler appoints civil rights director for Attorney General's office (BizJournals)
New Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has named Carl Snowden the office's first director for civil rights.
Gov names lawyer to Homeland job (Boston Herald)
Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday named a former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer as undersecretary of Homeland Security.
Lawyer: Settlement in Disney lawsuit (phillyburbs.com)
LOS ANGELES - The family of a Spanish woman who died two months after riding the "Indiana Jones Adventure" at Disneyland has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with The Walt Disney Co., the family's lawyer said.
Report: Private eye gave information to billionaire's lawyer (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES - Indicted Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano shared information gained during a suspected wiretap with a lawyer representing billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, the New York Times reported.
Kingston attorney buys Schenectady office building (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Ralph M. Kirk, an attorney in Kingston, N.Y., who specializes in workers' compensation and occupational injury claims, will expand his presence in Schenectady after buying a four-story office building downtown.
Report: Detective's tapes detail information given to lawyer (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES - Indicted Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano shared information about a custody fight gained during a suspected wiretap with a lawyer representing billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, the New York Times reported.
Jeanerette lowers fee for attorney (The Daily Iberian)
JEANERETTE — Mayor Arthur Verret and the board of alderman have approved a request by City Attorney Raymond Allain to reduce the amount the city pays as a retainer fee.
Attorney: Illinois man didn't intend for sex victims to die (ABC 7 Chicago)
An Illinois man was living out his fantasies when he and another man went trolling Tampa bars for men to dominate sexually but never intended for anyone to die, his attorney told a federal jury.
Report: Detective's tapes detail information given to lawyer (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES - Indicted Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano shared information about a custody fight gained during suspected wiretaps with a lawyer representing billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, The New York Times reported.
Gay Sex Wasn't Supposed To End In Murder Defense Lawyer Says  (365Gay.com)
(Tampa, Florida) A lawyer for a man on trial for allegedly assisting in the drug rape and murders of two gay men says his client never intended for Michael Wachholtz and Jason Galehouse to die.
Palestine Council hires attorney; repeals two December ordinances (Forrest City Times-Herald)
The Palestine City Council hired a new city attorney Tuesday night following a brief executive session and some confusion over who should get the job.
Johnson County Attorney's Fired by New Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline File Grievances (WIBW-TV Topeka)
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) _ Seven assistant district attorneys and a chief investigator fired by Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline say they expect to get their jobs back.
Lawyer allegedly ran client's N.Y. brothel (UPI)
NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A New York lawyer allegedly took over running a brothel specializing in $1,000 escorts after his pimp client was arrested.
Attorney general appeals hazing dismissal (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. The Vermont Attorney General's Office is pursuing allegations of hazing that had been dropped against a University of Vermont fraternity. The office...
Attorney General Appeals Hazing Dismissal (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
The Vermont attorney general's office is pursuing allegations of hazing that had been dropped against a University of Vermont fraternity.
Legislation introduced in response to U.S. attorney appointments (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Days after the attorney general named a former White House official to serve an interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock, Sen. Mark Pryor added his name Thursday to a bill to restrict the attorney general's appointment power.
Report: Hollywood private eye shared wiretap material with lawyer (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, 4:34 p.m. Jan. 11 (AP): While billionaire Kirk Kerkorian was embroiled in a bitter child-support battle, his lawyer was receiving information gained during suspected illegal wiretaps of Kerkorian's ex-wife, The New York Times reported Thursday.
Attorney: Man Didn't Intend For Sex Victims To Die (WJXT Jacksonville)
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Chicago-area man was only living out his sexual fantasies when he and another man went trolling Tampa bars for men to dominate sexually and never intended for anyone to die, his attorney told a federal jury.
Lawyer: Wyeth misled women about Prempro's cancer risks (Daily Record)
Wyeth downplayed the health risks of its menopause drug Prempro and is responsible for a woman's breast cancer, a lawyer said in the retrial of a case that resulted in the first jury award over the medicine.
Lawyer: Investigator in HP spying probe to plead guilty (The San Francisco Examiner)
SAN FRANCISCO - A private investigator charged with identity theft and conspiracy for his role in Hewlett-Packard Co.'s ill-fated boardroom spying probe will plead guilty to both federal charges and testify for the prosecution, his lawyer said late Thursday.
Attorney general provides counsel to GOP in veto case (Dayton Daily News)
COLUMBUS — The Republican-controlled legislature is accepting Democratic Attorney General Marc Dann's offer to provide independent legal counsel for a possible court challenge of Gov. Ted Strickland's veto of a bill limiting consumer damages in some cases, Karen Tabor, a spokeswoman to House Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering, said Thursday.
Pakistani govt lawyer killed in ambush (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Gunmen have ambushed a car carrying a senior government lawyer in eastern Pakistan, killing him and at least five of his guards.
Kin's lawyer vows to probe fatal commuter rail crash (Boston Herald)
The family of one of the victims injured in Tuesday's fatal Woburn commuter rail crash has hired a lawyer who vowed to conduct his own investigation into what happened when the train struck a maintenance...
City attorney to retire (La Crosse Tribune)
Longtime La Crosse City Attorney Pat Houlihan announced Thursday he will retire March 30.
Govt lawyer, five shot dead in Pakistan (NDTV)
Gunmen ambushed a car carrying a senior government lawyer in a residential area of eastern Pakistan on Friday, killing him, his brother, two children and two guards, police said.
LONG COURT HOURS MAY BE RISKY TO FIRST LADY'S HEALTH: LAWYER (Central News Agency)
Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) Long court hours may pose a risk to the health of first lady Wu Shu-jen, who has been in poor health due to low blood pressure, Wu's chief lawyer said Friday.
Massey murder trial unlikely to start until next year, defense attorney says (Herald & Review)
CLINTON - The capital murder trial of a Clinton man accused of killing a pregnant mother and her son likely will be postponed until next year, his attorney said Thursday.
LSU QB meets with attorney (The Advocate)
LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux and two of his friends met with a Baton Rouge attorney for several hours Thursday morning. Perrilloux and the two other men drove away from the law office of Nathan Fisher without making any comment.
LSU QB meets with attorney (The Advocate)
LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux and two of his friends met with a Baton Rouge attorney for several hours Thursday morning. Perrilloux and the two other men drove away from the law office of Nathan Fisher without making any comment.
Zimbabwe: Lawyer Sues Boy for $1bn (AllAfrica.com)
HARARE lawyer Mr Jonathan Samkange, who claims to have been assaulted by one of the alleged victims in an indecent assault case in open court, is now demanding $1 billion from the teenager in damages.
Attorney general provides counsel to GOP in veto case (Dayton Daily News)
COLUMBUS — The Republican-controlled legislature is accepting Democratic Attorney General Marc Dann's offer to provide independent legal counsel for a possible court challenge of Gov. Ted Strickland's veto of a bill limiting consumer damages in some cases, Karen Tabor, a spokeswoman to House Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering, said Thursday.
US attorney general lauds crackdown (Boston Globe)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales yesterday praised Mexico for its new crackdown on drug gangs and said the United States would work closely with its neighbor to help it succeed. Within days of taking office last month, conservative President Felipe Calderón deployed thousands of troops and federal police to hunt down cartel members in western and ...
City Attorney to Retire (RedNova)
By La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jan. 12--Longtime La Crosse City Attorney Pat Houlihan announced Thursday he will retire March 30. Houlihan has been with the city legal depart-ment since 1978 and city attorney since 1980.
Suit blames Brasota lawyer (The Herald-Tribune)
"Legal malpractice" alleged, but lawyer in question says he did nothing wrong and can prove it.
Attorney: Dogs weren't for fighting (Battle Creek Enquirer)
A Battle Creek man doesn't own pit bulls for dogfighting, his attorney said Thursday.
Frenkel's lawyer: late night interrogation is attempt to pressure client (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Jan 12 (Interfax) - The defense lawyer for Alexei Frenkel insisted his client is not guilty of ordering the murder of Andrei Kozlov, the first deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank.