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Attorney offers limited fee list (The Olympian)
Thurston County taxpayers do not have a right to inspect bills for legal fees paid in connection with the sexual-discrimination case that went to trial last fall, the county's attorney said this week.
Attorney's license suspended (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus -- A Cleveland attorney found guilty of a felony drug charge almost a year ago was suspended on Thursday from practicing law while she appeals her conviction.
Aurora man off hook for threatening lawyer (The Plain Dealer)
Aurora millionaire Lou Telerico crossed the line when he threatened the life of his wife's divorce lawyer, but he didn't commit a crime, a Cuyahoga County judge said Thursday.
Attorney says he told Jimmy Ryce's killer to lie (Miami Herald)
The attorney for the man sent to Death Row for raping and killing 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce more than a decade ago is expected to testify next week that he told his client to lie on the stand because he was on medication and ''disoriented'' during the trial.
Baton Rouge lawyer disbarred permanently (KPLC)
NEW ORLEANS The Louisiana Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a Baton Rouge lawyer for misconduct that the justices said included "forgery, deceit and misrepresentation."
Baton Rouge lawyer disbarred permanently (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS The Louisiana Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a Baton Rouge lawyer for misconduct that the justices said included "forgery, deceit and...
Attorney general honors family members as heroes /byBy SUSAN DAKER (Mobile Press-Register)
Alabama Attorney General Troy King told a crowd of law enforcement and government officials Thursday afternoon that the most important heroes are the family members who see them off each day.
Lawyer challenges Kent's moratorium in Chancery Court (The Daily Times)
DOVER, Del. — A nine-month moratorium on new subdivision applications voted in Tuesday night by Levy Court was illegally enacted, according to a petition filed Thursday in Chancery Court by Dover lawyer John W. Paradee.
Defence lawyer demands mistrial in Yorkton murder case (CBC)
A lawyer for a Saskatchewan man accused of murdering his daughter's boyfriend is asking for a mistrial.
US Attorney General comes under fire over Canadian detainee (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came under fire during a hearing of the Senate judiciary committee over the deportation of Canadian Maher Arar to Syria, where he was jailed and tortured for more than a year.
Plea deals offered to all in HP case, lawyer says (The Plain Dealer)
San Francisco- State prosecutors offered to drop felony charges against former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and the four other defendants in the company's boardroom spying scandal if they agree to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, a defense lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer enters N.S. Liberal leadership race (CTV.ca)
Halifax lawyer Kenzie MacKinnon launched his bid Friday for the leadership of Nova Scotia's Liberal party.
Lawyer: Judge is biased (The Daily Iberian)
LAFAYETTE — The lawyer for a New Iberia teenager accused of killing three of his friends while driving drunk has asked that a judge be removed from the case due to a possible conflict of interest.
Halifax lawyer Kenzie MacKinnon enters Liberal leadership race (The Chronicle Herald)
Halifax lawyer Kenzie MacKinnon is the third person to come forward to contest the leadership of Nova Scotia's Liberal party.
Baton Rouge Lawyer Disbarred Permanently (WAFB Baton Rouge)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a Baton Rouge lawyer for misconduct that the justices said included "forgery, deceit and misrepresentation." The high court also
Attorney General cautions against weight-loss scams (Tennessean)
Tennessee's attorney general is offering some suggestions on how people can avoid weight loss scams. "This is the time of year when many people contemplate positive changes for the future and many consumers make weight loss a top priority," said Robert E. Cooper Jr., the state's attorney general.
Sweden's 'HIV man' contacts lawyer (UPI)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An Iranian fugitive referred to as "the HIV man" by the media in Sweden has contacted his lawyer for the first time since 1998.
Sweden's 'HIV man' contacts lawyer (The Washington Times)
An Iranian fugitive referred to as "the HIV man" by the media in Sweden has contacted his lawyer for the first time since 1998. Mehdi Tayeb, who is HIV-positive, is wanted in Sweden on charges of having unprotected sex with 130 women and two men, The Local reports.
Disbarred attorney pleads not guilty in corruption case (The Providence Journal)
BOSTON -- A disbarred Rhode Island attorney pleaded not guilty yesterday to setting up drug deals so clients could expose them for more lenient prison sentences.
Disbarred Greeley attorney gets probation in theft conviction (Greeley Tribune)
A disbarred Greeley attorney will spend four years on probation after being convicted of theft.
Former state Sen. Ford says he can't afford attorney for consulting deal charges (Tennessean)
Former state Sen. John Ford said today he cannot afford a private attorney and may need a public defender to represent him on charges relating to consulting deals he had with state contractors while he was in the legislature.
District OKs attorney for Grizzle (Daily Bulletin)
CHINO - The Chino Valley Unified School District voted during a two-hour special meeting Wednesday to retain an attorney to defend board member Bobby Grizzle, who faces four criminal felony charges of conflict of interest and perjury.
Former Senator Meier hired as Lowville Town Attorney (News 10 Now Syracuse)
Former State Senator Ray Meier has been hired as Town Attorney for Lowville. Meier, who lost his bid for a Central New York congressional seat last November, will replace Richard Graham.
Former Senator Meier hired as Lowville Town Attorney (News 10 Now Syracuse)
Former State Senator Ray Meier has been hired as Town Attorney for Lowville. Meier, who lost his bid for a Central New York congressional seat last November, will replace Richard Graham.
Attorney seeks out-of-county jury for infant death trial (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
OSHKOSH A defense attorney has requested an out-of-county jury be selected for the case of a Town of Menasha woman charged with her husband in the death of an Appleton infant.
Borgen's attorney wants ethics investigation dropped (Fargo Forum)
Former Clay County Attorney Lisa Borgen’s lawyer wants the investigation into his client’s alleged ethics violations dismissed.
Two lawyers sue San Diego city attorney (The Fresno Bee)
Two lawyers who were fired by City Attorney Michael Aguirre have filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit.
Attorney general asks court to enforce abortion notification law (Chicago Tribune)
Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the federal courts Friday to allow enforcement of the state's long-ignored law requiring that parents be notified before a minor can obtain an abortion.
Little Rock lawyer suspended; Bentonville lawyer reprimanded (Arkansas News Bureau)
By John Lyon Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - A Little Rock lawyer was suspended and a Bentonville lawyer was reprimanded in separate actions Thursday.
Gary Condit's attorney tries to get off defamation case (The Fresno Bee)
An attorney for former Rep. Gary Condit has asked a federal judge to let him drop out of a defamation case he brought on behalf of the former House member against author Dominick Dunne.
Police pressure may have led to Mulrunji witness death: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for the family of Palm Island man Mulrunji, who died in police custody, says a key witness to his death may have committed suicide due to police pressure on him not to testify.
Company sues attorney representing 4 families (Winston-Salem Journal)
RALEIGH Private-security contractor Blackwater USA is asking for $10 million from the attorney representing the estates of four employees killed and mutilated in Iraq, arguing that their families breached the security guards' contracts by suing the co
Former Senator Can't Afford Attorney For Trial (WKRN Nashville)
A public defender may represent former state Senator John Ford---he says he can't afford his own private attorney. | | Ford faces charges related to consulting deals he allegedly made with state contractors while he was in the state legislature. | He was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Nashville- but instead told the judge he's under a tremendous financial burden-- and can't afford a...
Attorney challenges police over mom's confession (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A Hill District woman accused of suffocating her 2-year-old daughter should have been allowed to speak with her lawyers before she confessed, her defense attorney said Friday.
Attorney: Rescind trash deal (The Express-Times)
EASTON | An attorney for a city resident told a Northampton County judge the city should take 90 to 120 days to rescind its trash contract or award the contract to the next-lowest bidder.
Police: Untidy house led lawyer to arson (WFMJ Youngstown)
SHARPSBURG, Pa. A Pittsburgh-area lawyer accused of setting fire to his home and critically injuring his bedridden daughter has been ordered to stand trial.
Charges against former district attorney up in air (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
TULSA, Okla. A legal snafu has resulted in embezzlement charges against a former district attorney being temporarily dismissed. But a spokesman for the state...
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Attorney eliminated from (Danville Register Bee)
DANVILLE - A Danville assistant commonwealth’s attorney was eliminated during Friday’s episode of NBC’s “1 vs 100.”
Attorney General’s Office misses deadline (Tribune Chronicle)
A missed deadline by the new Attorney General’s Office prompted comparisons with a similar incident under the previous administration.
Police: Untidy house led lawyer to arson (WFMJ Youngstown)
SHARPSBURG, Pa. A Pittsburgh-area lawyer accused of setting fire to his home and critically injuring his bedridden daughter has been ordered to stand trial.
Attorney general vows aid to N.O. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez told Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., on Friday that the Bush administration is committed to helping New Orleans deal with its violent crime problem, but made no commitments for specific increased federal assistance.
Attorney appeals search warrant (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE -- The attorney for murder defendant Lavon Chisley appealed to the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Friday to overrule a county judge's decision to allow the district attorney a search warrant for records of her financial dealings with her client.
Little Rock lawyer suspended; Bentonville lawyer reprimanded (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A Little Rock lawyer was suspended and a Bentonville lawyer was reprimanded in separate actions Thursday.
Lawyer says he may sue Nokia (Vallejo Times-Herald)
Did it or didn't it start the fire that severely burned its owner? That question ultimately may be answered in court after a lawyer for a Vallejo man said Thursday that he may sue the manufacturer of a cell phone initially blamed for setting his client on fire.
Arraignment set in fake-lawyer case (The Springfield News-Leader)
A Springfield man accused of claiming to be a lawyer and of defrauding at least eight people of more than $60,000 will be arraigned Thursday in Greene County Circuit Court.
Lawyer who used client funds has license to practice suspended (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WESTMINSTER - A lawyer from Westminster who illegally used client money in 2005 has had his license to practice law suspended indefinitely. The funds he spent were intended for the estate of a woman killed in a car accident.
Springville hires new city attorney (Provo Daily Herald)
Springville appointed John Penrod of the Provo law firm Young, Kester & Petro as its city attorney, the city announced in a press release Wednesday. Penrod replaces Troy Fitzgerald, who was recently appointed as Springville's city administrator.
Kane County state's attorney honors offices top employees of '06 (The Courier News)
ST. CHARLES -- Three employees of the Kane County State's Attorney's Office were honored Friday for their contributions to their craft, co-workers and community in 2006.
Pelosi urges halt to prosecution of Chronicle writers / Letter to attorney general also calls for federal shield law (San Francisco Chronicle)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added her voice Friday to a growing list of lawmakers urging Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to drop the prosecution of two Chronicle reporters who face 18 months in prison for refusing to name their sources for stories about...