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Python nests in lawyer’s car (Gulf Times)
SINGAPORE: A lawyer who had been hearing strange noises from inside his car was shocked to learn a 2-metre-long python had been coiled inside for days, news reports said Monday. The building management team at Toh Kok Seng’s work discovered the snake and notified Toh in his office.
Lawyer Has 'No Time' for Agency (The Ledger)
BARTOW - The Heartland Economic Development Authority may succeed at its attempt to be a viable charitable organization. If so, it won't be with the help of lawyer Larry Hardaway. Hardaway was approved by HEDA last week to join its board, but now he says no thanks.
Defense attorney had colorful legacy (Tulsa World)
Temple Houston's closing argument in a murder trial emptied the courtroom, caused a mistrial and gained his client a new trial -- and freedom. "My client was afraid of the man he killed," the attorney told a jury during an impassioned closing argument in a Woodward courtroom in the mid-1890s.
Bugs in the bed prompt lawyer to sue (Independent Online)
A London hotel that counts itself among the world's most luxurious is being sued by a top lawyer who claims that he and his wife were attacked by unwelcome bed fellows.
U.S. Attorney investigating Apple stock options (InfoWorld via Yahoo! News)
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California is investigating the stock options backdating activities of computer and consumer electronics manufacturer Apple Inc.
U.S. Attorney investigating Apple stock options (InfoWorld)
( InfoWorld ) - The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California is investigating the stock options backdating activities of computer and consumer electronics manufacturer Apple Inc. The federal action comes in the wake of the disclosure by Apple last month that it  completed an internal investigation  of options backdating and concluded that, although Apple chief ...
Bar honors Apopka attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
-An Apopka attorney is among 21 lawyers from across Florida being honored by The Florida Bar for their volunteer work on behalf of poor and indigent clients.
Phila. Lawyer Charged with Sex Assault on Teen Inside CJC (KYW News Radio 1060)
A well-known Philadelphia lawyer has been arrested and charged with numerous offenses. Police say he was discovered naked, in a private lounge area of the Criminal Justice Center, with a 14-year-old girl.
Campbell kept on as town attorney (Eagle-Tribune Online)
WINDHAM - A new contract for Bernard Campbell means the veteran town attorney will continue handling legal work for Windham for at least three more years.
Kentucky Attorney Takes a Third Run at Governor (WBKO-TV Bowling Green)
Another Democrat has plans of running for governor this year. Lexington Attorney Gatewood Galbraith has run for governor unsuccessfully three times before, twice as a democrat and once as a reform party candidate. The 60-year-old said he plans to file his candidacy papers next week in Frankfort, Ky.
State Bar, Michigan Talk Network Team Up for 'Ask The Lawyer' (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
The State Bar of Michigan and Michigan Talk Network's Big Show will launch a new, hour-long monthly "Ask the Lawyer" feature on Thursday, January 25, 2007 to discuss important legal issues and answer listeners' calls.
Former city attorney joining law firm (BizJournals)
Former city attorney Cole Finegan will join Denver law firm Hogan & Hartson as a partner Feb. 1
Hanson is assistant county attorney (Thief River Falls Times & Northern Watch)
There’s been a changing of the guard in the Pennington County Attorney’s Office. Former assistant county attorney Alan Rogalla has taken over the job that Dave Olin held for the previous 32 years. To fill his prior job as assistant county attorney, Rogalla hired Kristin Hanson.
Iowa Attorney General, Lottery Warn About Wire Fraud (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
Iowa's attorney general and the Iowa Lottery warns consumers about a lottery check scheme that resulted in Iowans wiring cash in attempt to claim lottery or sweepstake prizes.
Police Arrest Defense Attorney In Shawnee (KOCO 5 Oklahoma City)
Police have arrested a juvenile defense attorney on complaints of lewd acts with a minor and possession of drugs.
Lawyer Caught Naked with Girl (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
A defense attorney is in custody and faces a long list of charges after being caught naked with a 14-year-old inside a lawyer's conference room.
County attorney to outline case against Goudeau (KTVK Phoenix)
There is word that Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is preparing to unveil charges against accused serial killer Mark Goudeau. Thomas' office has scheduled a news conference for 4 p.m. where the county prosecutor is expected to outline the case against Goudeau.
Cops: Lawyer naked with teen in court (AP via Yahoo! News)
A criminal defense lawyer was arrested after a sheriff's deputy found him naked with a 14-year-old girl in a courthouse conference room, authorities said Tuesday.
Ipperwash Park on film Lawyer finances project (Lakeshore Advance)
Some Ipperwash property owners are not impressed that the estate of Dudley George, meaning Sam George and lawyer Murray Klippenstein are on a mission to create and pay for an educational documentary on the history of Ipperwash Provincial Park lands.
Dickinson attorney disbarred for keeping client's money... (KXMA-TV Dickinson)
AP-NDDickinson Lawyer Disbarred,0214 Dickinson attorney disbarred for keeping client's money BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) A Dickinson attorney has been disbarred for keeping a client's share of the sale of her family farm. A disciplinary pa
Navy lawyer faces Guantánamo charges (Miami Herald)
A Navy lawyer charged with passing secret information about Guantánamo Bay detainees to an unauthorized person is to be arraigned Wednesday in a military court, the Navy said Tuesday.
Egypt conviction of torture accuser is correct: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An Egyptian court was right to convict a minibus driver shown in an Internet video being sodomized by police while in custody, but the police should also be punished, the man's lawyer said on Tuesday.
Gloucester Man Sentenced in Vessel Scuttling Case Reports U.S. Attorney (RedNova)
To: LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS Contact: Samantha Martin of U.S. Attorney, +1-617-748-3139 BOSTON, Jan.
Prosecutor: N.J. Lawyer Had Sex With Prostitutes He Employed (WNBC)
A New Jersey lawyer indicted on charges of running a former client's brothel not only had sex with women he employed but also brought friends in law enforcement from the Garden State to the brothel for freebies, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Gonzales discusses attorney vacancies (AP via Yahoo! News)
Senate Democrats want to take away Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' power to replace U.S. attorneys who fall out of favor and return that authority to federal district judges.
Top lawyer sues for millions over bedbug ordeal at hotel (Times Online)
An American entertainment lawyer and his wife are seeking millions of dollars in compensation for being traumatised by bedbugs at one of London's top luxury hotels....
Confirmed: U.S. Attorney Lam asked to resign (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)
Carol Lam announced on Tuesday she's stepping down as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California effective Feb. 15.
U.S. attorney in San Diego resigns (The San Francisco Examiner)
SAN DIEGO - Carol Lam, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, said Tuesday that she will leave her job Feb. 15.
Lawyer: Client not coerced in Williams investigation (Denver Post)
Willie Clark, described as a "person of interest" in connection with the fatal shooting of Denver Broncos player Darrent Williams, is not being coerced to cooperate in the murder investigation, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Temple attorney appointed to newly created court in Bell County (KCEN-TV Temple)
Updated: Jan 16, 2007 7:59pm Governor Rick Perry appointed a local attorney to the newly created 426th district state court in Bell County. Long time Temple family law attorney Fancy Jezek will handle criminal and family cases in the county.
U.S. Attorney Lam To Resign In February (10 News San Diego)
Carol Lam, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, said that she will leave her job Feb. 15.
Instrumental lawyer in DeLay case leaves Austin (Austin American-Statesman)
Cris Feldman will practice in Houston. An Austin lawyer who has bedeviled Republicans from former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay to Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick is leaving to practice law in Houston.
Council tables ordinance to create own attorney (Edison Sentinel)
The Edison Township Council opted to table an ordinance that would create a position for an attorney to work exclusively for and with the council. The ordinance was pulled on Jan.
U.S. Attorney Lam resigns (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- Ending days of speculation, San Diego-area U.S. Attorney Carol Lam announced Tuesday afternoon in a news release that she will step down from the job on Feb. 15.
Newton charges a 'minor matter': lawyer (The West Australian)
Matthew Newton's lawyer says break-up arguments during which the entertainer allegedly bashed and intimidated his former girlfriend, actress Brooke Satchwell, are "a very minor matter".
County attorney to recommend keeping DeWitt tax freeze at 2006 rate (The Victoria Advocate)
CUERO - A senior tax freeze approved by voters in November 2005 has been properly set at the 2006 tax rate, according to a news release from DeWitt County Attorney Ray Reese.
Nevada Attorney General Appoints Munro Chief of Staff (Insurance Journal)
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has appointed Gov. Kenny Guinn's former Chief of Staff Keith Munro to Chief of Staff -Office of the Attorney General. In addition to his duties as sta
Attorney General Says State Measures Address School Funding Adequacy (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Conducting a comprehensive school finance study and adding nearly 200 million in academic and facilities aid this year fulfilled the state's commitment to adequately funding public schools, the attorney general's office said in state Supreme Court filings Tuesday.
Threet Sworn In As Washington County Prosecuting Attorney (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- For John Threet, Washington County's new prosecuting attorney, a job well done means giving something back to his community.
Coroner's Attorney Wants Evidence of Medications Suppressed (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Police had no probable cause to search Benton County Coroner Kimberly Scott's home on Aug. 18, her attorney claims, and he's asking a judge to throw out evidence of prescription drugs seized there.
Police: Lawyer found naked in courthouse with girl (The Morning Call)
| A criminal defense lawyer was arrested after a deputy sheriff found him naked with a 14-year-old girl in a courthouse conference room, authorities said Tuesday.
Lawyer found naked with girl (Philadelphia Daily News)
They rode the elevator together: the tall, sharply dressed, middle-age defense lawyer and the trusting girl. When the elevator reached the third floor of the Criminal Justice Center on Monday, Larry Charles, 49, quietly led his 14-year-old companion to a secluded conference room, police records say. But once inside, Charles wedged a chair against the door.
Deputy finds lawyer unclothed with girl, 14 (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer faces multiple charges of sexual assault after a sheriff's deputy caught him naked with a 14-year-old girl in a courthouse conference room, police said yesterday.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Another DUI arrest for prominent attorney (The Herald-Tribune)
PLACIDA -- A prominent retired attorney with a history of DUI convictions was arrested again Monday.
Attorney is disbarred by high court for stealing from client (Bismarck Tribune)
A Dickinson attorney has been disbarred by the North Dakota Supreme Court, which said Tuesday that the disciplinary hearing board's recommendation to suspend his license for 18 months wasn't strict enough.
Tardy Syracuse lawyer gets $250 fine in court (The Post-Standard)
Syracuse lawyer Ezequiel Neuman was fined $250 Tuesday in Cayuga County Court for repeatedly failing to show up on time for court proceedings.
LAWYER SUES TOP FIRM OVER 'ANTI-GAY BIAS' (New York Post)
A lawyer says he was taunted, teased and tormented when his bosses at one of the city's biggest and best-known law firms started to suspect that he was gay. In a $15 million Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, Aaron Charney says his career at the...
Lawyer for Tariq Aziz asks Italy, Vatican to help Aziz live in Italy while he awaits trial (Boston Herald)
ROME - Iraq’s former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz has asked the Italian government and the Vatican to act as guarantors on his behalf so that he can live in Italy while he awaits trial in Iraq, his Italian lawyer said Tuesday.
U.S. attorney in S.F. resigns (The Monterey County Herald)
U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan on Tuesday resigned as the Justice Department's top law enforcement official in Northern California, ending a stormy tenure as his powerful office continues to probe Silicon Valley's stock options backdating scandal, the BALCO steroids case and the Hewlett-Packard spying drama.