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Baxter's attorney requests restart in hiring process (CentralOhio.com)
COSHOCTON - The attorney for Terry Baxter, who served 10 years as assistant public defender, asked that a nearly two-year-old decision be scrapped and the Coshocton County Public Defender Commission start the hiring process again from scratch.
Local attorney named UNM regent (Albuquerque Tribune)
Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed Albuquerque attorney Carolyn Abeita to the University of New Mexico Board of Regents. "Carolyn Abeita brings a strong background in tribal law and a diverse perspective to the UNM Board of Regents," Richardson said in a news release.
District Attorney begins extradition of local murder suspect (Sentinel & Enterprise)
FITCHBURG -- Trying to bring a Fitchburg murder suspect back from the Dominican Republic will not be an easy proposition, according to Washington, D.C.-based international law attorney Douglas McNabb.
Local attorney named UNM regent (Albuquerque Tribune)
Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed Albuquerque attorney Carolyn Abeita to the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.
Guantanamo Uighurs placed in 'nightmarish' solitary: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The US placed ethnic Uighur detainees from China at its Guantanamo prison under extremely brutal solitary confinement after they petitioned for their release in December, a lawyer said in a court motion released.
Toronto lawyer Sheila Block to conduct review of NHLPA head Saskin (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
TORONTO (CP) - Lawyer Sheila Block will conduct a review into the hiring of NHL Players' Association head Ted Saskin, despite initial opposition from some union members because of her previous ties to dissident player Chris Chelios.
Lawyer says patrolman can't recall final seconds (The Salem News)
BEVERLY - Patrolman Stuart Merry has no memory of the final seconds before his police cruiser smashed into a parked car and killed a woman, according to his lawyer.
Attorney General Backs Law Against Price-Gouging (Fox 12 Oregon)
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers said the state should have a law against price-gouging during emergencies. He's tried before to get the Legislature to pass such a law, and he's trying again during the current legislative session.
Attorney General Seeks Improved Oversight Of School Bus Drivers (WLWT.com)
The state attorney general's office is trying to find ways to improve enforcement and oversight of criminal background checks on school bus drivers after a private bus company discovered that it had not done complete checks on all drivers.
Attorney's withdrawal delays Rifle Taser trial (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — A trial scheduled this week in a case that has centered on police use of Taser guns was postponed after a Rifle man's attorney withdrew from the case.
Attorney Angry About Brandy Crash (Teen Hollywood)
Latest: The attorney representing the husband of the woman killed in a 30 December car pile-up involving singer Brandy has attacked the Los Angeles authorities for not making the case a priority.
High Court lawyer gets commendation medal (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Territorial Army (TA) volunteer and high court lawyer Captain Navdeep Singh was decorated with the 'Army Commander's Commendation Medal' on Republic Day for rendering distinguished contribution to the cause of ex-servicemen and servicemen. This was his fifth decoration which is the highest tally in TA history. He is also the youngest person associated with the armed forces to have received ...
Bargain Chicago lawyer was no lawyer (UPI)
CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A dapper Cook County, Ill., man with a long history of criminal convictions is looking at one more charge: that of habitually impersonating a lawyer.
The role of attorney general needs reform 'to help restore public trust' (The Observer)
The attorney general's constitutional role in Cabinet is no longer sustainable Lord Falconer has warned amid growing doubts over his part in any prosecutions over the cash-for-honours scandal.
Attorney General role 'needs reform' as cash-for-honours decisions loom (Guardian Unlimited)
The role of attorney general in the cabinet is no longer constitutionally sustainable, Lord Falconer has warned amid growing doubts over the most senior government lawyer's involvement in any prosecutions over cash for honours.
Attorney Lesley Hogan joins Butzel Long’s Boca office (Boca Raton News)
Lesley S. Hogan has joined Butzel Long as a senior attorney and will be based in the firm’s Boca Raton office. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate and trust litigation, guardianship, tax and real property.
Attorney preparing suit over CCI loans (Sun Herald)
The way a South Carolina real estate business marketed perhaps hundreds of area house-building deals as "flip" investments may become the crux of a class action suit, an attorney for dozens of the home buyers in the deals said Friday.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
IN Attorney General Offers Tips to Protect You from Super Bowl Ticket Scams (News 25 Evansville)
INDIANAPOLIS - Attorney General Steve Carter is warning Hoosiers heading to the Super Bowl to beware of bogus ticket scams. Many of the scams, Carter said, are happening through online auction websites.
Did those anti-lawyer commercials backfire? (Quad-City Times)
Remember Bruce Braley, the “greedy trial lawyer?”
Davie to decide on pay for fired attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
DAVIE · The town has a new attorney, but the council still must decide whether to pay former Town Attorney Monroe Kiar the six months of salary left on his contract before he was terminated.
His attorney says Carter is prepared to pay penalty (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
John S. Carter, accused of stealing from the Independence Seaport Museum, which he headed for 17 years, acknowledges he is responsible for civil and criminal misdeeds and is prepared to pay the penalty, his attorney said.
Attorney presented with keys to city (Montgomery Advertiser)
Attorney Jock M. Smith was presented keys to the city of Flint, Mich., for speaking to the Great Lakes Baptist District Association.
Rift divides Jacksonville sheriff, state attorney (The Florida Times-Union)
Last summer, as city leaders met at the height of Jacksonville's homicide crisis, a Republican political strategist and Democratic State Attorney Harry Shorstein exchanged words during a break.
Jackson's Attorney Seeks GBP1 Million In Tape Suit (WENN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Michael Jackson's former attorney is seeking at least GBP1 million in damages for being secretly videotaped aboard a private jet with the pop star.
Attorney General Mike Cox's 2007 goals (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
Attorney General Mike Cox's goals for 2007: _ Push the state to add 170 prescription drugs to a Web site that lets consumers search prices by ZIP code and pharmacy, up from 30...
Attorney general warns about scam involving counterfeit checks (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. The attorney general's office is warning Vermonters to be wary of a scam that involves counterfeit checks. Attorney General William Sorrell says...
Vancouver attorney Baum named homeless council's new director (The Columbian)
The Council for the Homeless has named Mark F. Baum its new executive director. Baum, 53, is a Vancouver attorney who founded the Baum, Etengoff, and Buckley law firm. His practice focused on criminal defense, civil litigation, business, family, and real estate law.
Lawyer busted for drunken driving while picking up drunken driver (WBAY Green Bay)
MADISON, Wis. A lawyer arrested for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up a client who had been arrested for the same offense says he is...
Lawyer busted for drunken driving while picking up drunken driver (WKBT La Crosse)
MADISON, Wis. A lawyer arrested for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up a client who had been arrested for the same offense says he is embarrassed.
ILLINOIS STYLE: Pekin attorney is cane collector (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
PEKIN, Ill. - About 25 years ago, local attorney Frank Hoffman purchased an antique hall tree for his new office. Looking at it, Hoffman realized he needed something to put in it.
Lawyer busted for drunken driving while picking up drunken driver (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MADISON, Wis. -- Police arrested a Madison lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up a client who had been arrested for the same offense. "I can't tell you how humbled I am, how embarrassed I am,'' said Madison lawyer Rick Petri, who once prosecuted drunken drivers for the Madison city attorney's office. Petri's client, former Dane County Board member Patrick DePula, 34, ...
McNamara to run for district attorney in Nov. (Observer-Dispatch)
ORISKANY FALLS — Acting Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara officially has announced he will run for that position in a November special election.
Lawyer busted for drunken driving while picking up drunken driver (ABC 7 Chicago)
A lawyer arrested for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up a client who had been arrested for the same offense says he is embarrassed.
Attorney General role 'needs reform' as cash-for-honours decisions loom (Guardian Unlimited)
The role of attorney general in the cabinet is no longer constitutionally sustainable, Lord Falconer has warned amid growing doubts over the most senior government lawyer's involvement in any prosecutions over cash for honours.
Wis. Lawyer Picks Up Drunk Client, Gets DUI (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Police arrested a Madison lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up a client who had been arrested for the same offense. More Crime News
Policeman's lawyer wary of 'haste' in Mulrunji case (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for the police officer at the centre of the Palm Island death in custody case says political pressure could be accelerating the prosecution of his client.
Policeman's lawyer wary of 'haste' in Mulrunji case (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for the police officer at the centre of the Palm Island death in custody case says political pressure could be accelerating the prosecution of his client.
Lawyer busted for drunken driving while picking up drunken driver (La Crosse Tribune)
MADISON — Police arrested a Madison lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up a client who had been arrested for the same offense.
Attorney general cites elections for gas price drop (BizJournals)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said he believes oil companies manipulated gasoline prices in the run-up to the November elections.
Hopi may head U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona (Arizona Daily Star)
Arizona District U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton is set to step down Thursday, and a historic precedent may very well follow.
Hopi may head U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona (Arizona Daily Star)
Arizona District U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton is set to step down Thursday, and a historic precedent may very well follow.
Attorney Ad Rules Spark Unusual Collaboration Between Judges, Bar (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The bar's involvement in the formulation of new attorney advertising limits marked an unprecedented collaboration between the legal community and court administrators, and one entered into with considerable consternation, a top New York judge revealed Thursday.
IN Attorney General Offers Tips to Protect You from Super Bowl Ticket Scams (News 25 Evansville)
INDIANAPOLIS - Attorney General Steve Carter is warning Hoosiers heading to the Super Bowl to beware of bogus ticket scams. Many of the scams, Carter said, are happening through online auction websites.
Attorney is an avid cane collector (Belleville News-Democrat)
About 25 years ago, local attorney Frank Hoffman purchased an antique hall tree for his new office.
Don't rush Palm Island case, says lawyer (Nyngan Observer)
The lawyer for the police officer at the centre of the Palm Island death in custody case has urged the Queensland government not to rush prosecution proceedings.
How to find a labor attorney (Orange County Register)
Contact the Orange County Bar Association. Q: Can you recommend a labor attorney for employees?
How to find a labor attorney (Orange County Register)
Contact the Orange County Bar Association. Q: Can you recommend a labor attorney for employees?
The Lawyer/YouGov Survey: City associates say ‘no’ to partnership carrot (The Lawyer)
Nearly two-thirds of solicitors in the UK’s top 10 firms are not aiming for partnership, according to the biggest-ever statistical survey of the legal profession, carried out by The Lawyer in association with polling company YouGov. ...
Attorney general cracks down on youth reckless driving (Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil)
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Thursday that his office is joining with the Advertising Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions and the American Automobile Association to launch the "UR the Spokesperson" ad campaign to save lives by reducing youth reckless driving.