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Ford said he can't afford attorney for consulting deal charges (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
Former state Senator John Ford says he can't afford a private attorney and may need a public defender to represent him.
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 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.
Lawyer: Govt. is not responding to mould complaints (The Royal Gazette)
The lawyer acting for three teachers who claim to have been made sick by mould at CedarBridge Academy has been told that the matter is now being dealt with by Government's chief legal adviser.
Attorney general's office misses deadline for case (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus- Ohio may be excluded from a lawsuit defending the right for Medicaid recipients to choose their own doctors because the incoming attorney general's legal team missed an inauguration day deadline in the case.
Lawyer worried about Mauritanian Guantanamo inmate (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The health of a Mauritanian citizen held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is "extremely concerning," his lawyer said on Saturday.
Michigan's attorney general opposes global warming lawsuit (South Bend Tribune)
LANSING (AP) -- Michigan's attorney general has joined six automakers in asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by California that accuses them
Godfather of Soul's body moved from home: lawyer (CBC)
The body of singer James Brown has been moved from a sealed room in his South Carolina home, where it has rested since Dec. 30, but his lawyer would not reveal where it has gone.
Halifax lawyer Kenzie MacKinnon enters N.S. Liberal leadership race (Canada.com)
HALIFAX (CP) - A Nova Scotia lawyer with deep Cape Breton roots pledged to unite the province as he launched his bid Friday for the leadership of Nova Scotia's Liberal party.
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.
Charges against former district attorney up in air (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A legal snafu has resulted in embezzlement charges against a former district attorney being temporarily dismissed.
Civil rights lawyer to speak Sunday at Burlington City Hall (The Burlington Free Press)
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2007 A well-known civil rights lawyer will be the keynote speaker at the City of Burlington’s annual event Sunday to remember Dr. Martin Luther King.
U.S. Attorney Sutton's media pitch on Border Patrol agents' conviction may be a spitball (The Narco News Bulletin)
I had to do a double-take this past Friday night when I saw U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton in my living room — well, at least his image.
County hires assistant state's attorney (Freeport Journal)
FREEPORT - For Susan Dillon of Elgin, becoming the new assistant state's attorney for Stephenson County is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to pursue a legal career.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Charges against former district attorney up in air (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A legal snafu has resulted in embezzlement charges against a former district attorney being temporarily dismissed.
Attorney general asks court to enforce abortion notification law (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked a federal court Friday to allow enforcement of the state's long-dormant law requiring that parents be notified before a minor can obtain an abortion.
Attorney Ron Banks, 75, succumbs to liver cancer (Rapid City Journal)
RAPID CITY — Well-known attorney Ronald W. Banks died Friday at home after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 75. Banks counted former governor and congressman Bill Janklow and businessman-legislator Stanford Adelstein among his friends.
Off suspension, lawyer plans to be more careful (The Clarion-Ledger)
Clients and those in the legal profession are likely to see a change in Jackson lawyer Chokwe Lumumba following his suspension that was lifted days ago.
City attorney interviews rescheduled (The Shreveport Times)
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover's transition team has rescheduled the interviews with city attorney applicants as a public meeting but the release of requested records may be delayed.
SUPREME COURT ON A LAWYER'S DUTY (Miami Herald)
What the Supreme Court said in important cases dealing with ineffective assistance of counsel in Death Row sentencing cases: 1984: Case can be overturned if lawyer's performance is poor.
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.
Attorney general asks court to enforce abortion notification law (Belleville News-Democrat)
Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked a federal court Friday to allow enforcement of the state's long-dormant law requiring that parents be notified before a minor can obtain an abortion.
Attorney appointed to bar foundation board (Greeley Tribune)
Former Weld District Attorney and U.S. Attorney Robert A. Miller of Greeley has been appointed to the Colorado Bar Foundation's board of trustees.
Attorney-General's mystery files (Sunday Life)
Said a former officer yesterday: "There are really only a few reasons that files would be forwarded to the [Attorney-General's] office - in criminal offence terms, really only treason and bribing a police officer.
Departures could slow option probe / Two in U.S. attorney's office were first to file charges for backdating stock ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
The abrupt resignations last week of U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan, the Justice Department's top law enforcement official in Northern California, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Steskal, the lead prosecutor on the task force investigating stock-option...
Attorney General Amos Wako to issue statement on Anglo Leasing saga. (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)
Caption: Attorney General Amos Wako is under heavy criticism over the clearing of three key figures on Anglo leasing scam.
Bacon convicted; Defense attorney says verdict was a 'witchhunt' (WQAD Moline)
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- After a guilty verdict that took less than half an hour, Cassandra Bacon's defense attorney told reporters, the jury got it wrong and didn't follow the language of the law.
Lawyer calls for uniform criminal code (Queensland Times)
HAVING nine jurisdictions in Australia with different laws and penalties is “chaotic”, Ipswich lawyer Tim Meehan says.
Case of the Paralegal Who Played a Lawyer Raises Many Questions (New York Times)
Lawyers who dealt with the imposter are asking why themselves why they didn’t raise concerns about the man, who once billed as much as $300 an hour.
Fidelity's top lawyer helps manage company makeovers (BizJournals)
JACKSONVILLE -- The best part of being general counsel of Fidelity National Financial Inc. is being productive, said Peter Sadowski.
Mexican Attorney General Plans More Extraditions (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
MEXICO CITY — On a weekend when four top drug leaders were sent to face trial in the United States, Mexico's attorney general said Sunday he plans more extraditions, tacitly acknowledging that corruption has allowed drug kingpins to direct their operations even while behind bars in maximum-security Mexican prisons.
Lawyer discusses 'crack tax' law on TV (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Local defense lawyer Gregory P. Isaacs appeared Sunday on Fox News to discuss Tennessee's so-called "crack tax" on illegal drugs.
Lawyer speaks to civics class students (Times Leader)
Attorney Robert Schaub of the law firm of Rosen, Jenkins and Greenwald, spoke to several eighth-grade civics classes at Dallas Middle School. Schaub discussed several aspects of the legal profession to coordinate real life with the civics curriculum. He shared his experiences of law school, trials and the day to day business of being a lawyer. From left are Mr. (first name not provided) ...
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.
Attorney General's office will defend voters' decision (Detroit Free Press)
In the 2006 election, I strongly supported Proposal 2. In fact, I was the only statewide candidate to support Proposal 2. By a 58% to 42% margin, the voters of Michigan agreed with me. That means Proposal 2 is now part of the state Constitution. As attorney general, I have taken an oath to uphold and defend that Constitution. That is why I am fighting in court right now to ensure that Proposal 2 ...
Mexican Attorney General Plans More Extraditions (Contra Costa Times)
On a weekend when four top drug leaders were sent to face trial in the United States, Mexico's attorney general said Sunday he plans more extraditions, tacitly acknowledging that corruption has allowed drug kingpins to direct their operations even while behind bars in maximum-security Mexican prisons.
Lawyer sees plea trap for Hicks (The Age)
David Hicks at serious risk of pleading guilty to crime he did not commit out of desperation, his Adelaide lawyer says.
Case against Berezovsky suspended - lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Jan 22 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has suspended criminal proceedings against Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky, who is accused of attempting to seize power.
Lawyer Denies Mills-McCartney Settlement (CBS News)
An attorney representing Heather Mills in her divorce settlement with Sir Paul McCartney has flatly denied a British tabloid's report that a monetary agreement had been offered, or reached between the feuding couple.
Attorney General Amos Wako on Anglo Leasing scam. (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)
Attorney General Amos Wako on Monday maintained that the multi-billion shillings Anglo leasing scandal cases was still ongoing and that none of those implicated has been cleared.
Halifax lawyer Kenzie MacKinnon enters N.S. Liberal leadership race (Canada.com)
HALIFAX (CP) - A Nova Scotia lawyer with deep Cape Breton roots pledged to unite the province as he launched his bid Friday for the leadership of Nova Scotia's Liberal party.
As another counsel shows up: Lawyer of LBP Bogo rob suspect quits (Philstar.com)
Lawyer Rameses Victorious Villagonzalo will formally withdraw today as counsel of robbery and murder suspect Joel Sumabong, who is alleged to be behind the heist at the Land Bank of the Philippines Bogo branch two years ago.
Michigan attorney general opposes sale of Palisades Nuclear Plant (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's attorney general said Monday that he opposes Consumers Energy's proposed sale of the Palisades Nuclear Plant near South Haven.
Attorney files for judgeship (Winchester Sun)
A former Clark County commonwealth’s attorney and current assistant commonwealth’s attorney has filed for a new district judgeship that will serve the 25th Judicial District.
Lawyer: Devlin Will Plead Not Guilty in Hornbeck Kidnapping (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Devlin, who has already pleaded not guilty in the kidnapping of Ben Ownby, will enter the same plea in connection with Shawn Horbeck's abduction, Devlin's lawyer said Monday.
Strange Family Attorney Urges FCC to Put an End to 107.9 "The End" (News10 Sacramento)
The attorney representing the family of Jennifer Strange is asking the Federal Communications Commission to terminate 107.9's radio license.Letter to FCC Read/Send Comments
Ex-Coke aide victimized by co-defendants - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A former Coca-Cola Co. aide charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets of the giant beverage company and trying to sell them to rival PepsiCo Inc. was a victim of two co-defendants who have already pleaded guilty, her lawyer said Monday.
Michigan Attorney General Opposes Sale Of Palisades Nuclear Plant (22 WSBT South Bend)
(AP) Michigan’s attorney general is opposing Consumers Energy’s proposed sale of the Palisades Nuclear Plant near South Haven. Attorney General Mike Cox says ratepayers would pay at least $62 million more for electricity than they otherwise would have paid if the sale doesn’t go through.
Accused US child kidnapper's attorney protests prison interview (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for Michael Devlin, accused of kidnapping two American boys, blasted prison guards for allowing a journalist to interview his client.