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5:05 p.m. - Attorney General to attend child support seminar in D.C. (Pacific Daily News)
5:05 p.m. Jan. 30 - Guam's Attorney General Alicia Limtiaco will attend the National Association of Attorneys General’s Child Support Seminar in Washington, D.C. this Thursday.
Attorney says man shot in self-defense (The Oregonian)
A 27-year-old man who shot his best friend to death believed the man was capable of killing him because he had bragged about killing two other people, a defense attorney told a judge Monday.
Republican club to host lunch with district attorney (The Press-Enterprise)
Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco, who took office this month, is scheduled to speak Friday to the Lincoln Club of Palm Springs. The Republican club is taking reservations for the lunch at the Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs. A no-host bar opens at 11:30 a.m., followed by a noon lunch.
Bellefonte attorney enters fray (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE -- Bellefonte attorney R. Bruce Manchester, invoking experience and family heritage, said Monday he's running for Centre County judge. Manchester, 58, made the announcement in freezing temperatures on the county courthouse steps, saying he has a broad understanding of people's needs and circumstances.
Attorney says man shot in self-defense (The Oregonian)
A 27-year-old man who shot his best friend to death believed the man was capable of killing him because he had bragged about killing two other people, a defense attorney told a judge Monday.
Thigh photos aren't crime, lawyer says (Asbury Park Press)
Lawrence Kane may have a peculiar hobby — photographing the exposed inner thighs and partial buttocks of unsuspecting females in public places — but he should not be criminally prosecuted for this, his lawyer argued Monday.
Lawyer asks to delay trial to evaluate mall shooter (Tacoma News Tribune)
The lawyer defending the man accused of shooting seven people at the Tacoma Mall in 2005 is working with two psychiatrists to prepare a mental defense for his client, according to documents filed in Pierce County Superior Court.
DUI lawyer humbled by DUI arrest (Chicago Sun-Times)
MADISON, Wis. -- Attorney Rick Petri can really empathize with his client. Police arrested the lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up Patrick DePula -- arrested for the same offense.
Local lawyer honored by NASA (The Huntsville Times)
Huntsville lawyer Mark McDaniel has been awarded one of NASA's highest achievement medals in recognition of his service to the space agency.
Conway to announce his bid for attorney general (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Jack Conway, a Democrat who served as an aide to former Gov. Paul Patton before nearly knocking off Anne Northup in the 2002 3rd District congressional race, intends to file to run for attorney general today.
Merck ignored Vioxx warning signs, lawyer tells jury (NorthJersey.com)
Merck & Co. failed to heed warning signs about the cardiovascular risks of its Vioxx painkiller before rushing it to market, said a lawyer for a man whose family blames his fatal heart attack on the drug.
RCMP agent was loose cannon: lawyer (Vancouver Province)
The public was endangered by a police agent's drug dealings and violence while infiltrating the Hells Angels, a defence lawyer said yesterday.
Lawyer denies harassing 'sex pest' (iafrica.com)
A former lawyer of alleged Benoni sex pest Peter Putter on Tuesday denied sexually harassing his client at the Johannesburg High Court.
Lawyer denies sexual harassment claims (SABC News)
A former lawyer of Peter John Putter (33), a convicted paedophile, today denied sexually harassing his client at the Johannesburg High Court. William Karim denied claims that he had asked Putter to show him his penis during their consultation before the trial.
Kofi Annan, Sudanese lawyer share Olof Palme Prize (Khaleej Times)
STOCKHOLM - Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and Sudanese human rights lawyer Mossaad Mohamed Ali shared the 2006 Olof Palme Prize on Tuesday for their work on human rights and peace and security.
Maryland Green Party Fights Subpoena of Lawyer's Personnel File (RedNova)
By Barbara Grzincic Backed by a host of civil rights groups, the Maryland Green Party is fighting a subpoena of a lawyer's personnel records and files on his employer's computer.
U.S. attorney indicts Missouri lawmaker for bank, credit fraud (Jefferson City News Tribune)
Democratic state Rep. John Bowman, of St. Louis, was indicted with 16 others in a bank and credit card fraud scheme, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Public exposure pics OK, lawyer says (Courier-Post)
Lawrence Kane may have a peculiar hobby -- photographing the exposed inner thighs and partial buttocks of unsuspecting females in public places -- but he should not be criminally prosecuted for this, his lawyer argued Monday.
Attorney reeking of empathy (Columbus Telegram)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Attorney Rick Petri can really empathize with his client. Police arrested the lawyer for drunken driving after he went to the station to pick up Patrick DePula - who had been arrested for the same offense.
County attorney: Deputy lawsuit filed in bad faith (Tahoe Daily Tribune)
An attorney with El Dorado County denounced a lawsuit filed on behalf of the sheriff's South Lake Tahoe department rank-and-file regarding staff changes.
District Attorney mulling charges against Kardos (Vallejo Times-Herald)
ex-girlfriend, the district attorney's office continues to review his case, the county's head attorney said Monday. "We're still investigating," District Attorney Dave Paulson said.
Nintendo DS Review: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney - Justice for All (Blogcritics.org)
While becoming a lawyer usually means six-plus years of college and a financial aid headache, Capcom once again makes taking the stand fun with its follow-up to the obscure Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney on the Nintendo DS. Titled Justice for All , the title comes to us as a direct port of the classic Japanese Game Boy Advance game Gyakuten Saiban 2 (which is actually a best-selling series ...
Conway, Lee file for attorney general (Louisville Courier-Journal)
With the 4 p.m. filing deadline approaching, no new candidates for governor had entered the race Tuesday, though two candidates filed for attorney general. In addition to governor and lieutenant governor, the statewide offices on the ballot this year are attorney general, auditor, treasurer, secretary of state and agriculture commissioner. Voters also will decide some judicial races. The ...
'Dr. Phil' Lawyer Denies Suit Charges (ABC News)
'Dr. Phil' Lawyer Denies Charges in Lawsuit Over Natalee Holloway Segment
U.S. attorney indicts Missouri lawmaker for bank, credit fraud (Southeast Missourian)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic state Rep. John Bowman, of St. Louis, has been indicted with 16 others in a $1.2 million bank and credit card fraud scheme, the U.S. attorney's office said....
White House Lawyer: Libby Told Me 'I Didn't Do It' (WCSH 6 Portland)
A White House lawyer is recalling a chat he had with Lewis Libby, a conversation the special prosecutor believes bolsters his case.
Lawyer: Detainee's health is deteriorating (Miami Herald)
The only Australian inmate at Guantánamo Bay is showing signs of increasingly poor mental health, his lawyer said today after a rare meeting with the prisoner at the U.S. detention camp.
Attorney still asking for new trial for John R. Myers II (Mooresville/Decatur Times)
Indianapolis attorney Patrick Baker has filed a response to Morgan County Prosecutor Steve Sonnega’s response to a motion to have the murder conviction of John R. Myers II overturned.
Lawyer recalls Libby saying 'I didn't do it' (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON - Amid the furor over the 2003 leak of a CIA operative's identity, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, bluntly told a White House lawyer,...
Martinov's attorney fights to free him from jail (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
CEDAR RAPIDS --- The attorney for a Cedar Fall celebrity chef who was jailed in November is asking the court to release his client because the government hasn't produced the allegations to keep him detained.
Music attorney Cindi Lazzari dies at 52 (Austin American-Statesman)
Advocate for artists' rights won many cases, pushed protection legislation. Austin's musical community lost a passionate friend and tireless advocate this morning when entertainment attorney Cindi Lazzari succumbed to cancer after a nine-year battle.
Orange relocates Commonwealth Attorney's office (News Democrat & Leader)
Commonwealth Attorney Charles Orange has announced the relocation of the office of Commonwealth Attorney for Logan and Todd counties.
Lawyer Recalls Libby Saying 'I Didn't Do It' (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
Amid the furor over the 2003 leak of a CIA operative's identity, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, bluntly told a White House lawyer, "I didn't do it," the lawyer testified Tuesday.
Watada Lawyer: Government To Drop Two Charges (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
HONOLULU -- The U.S. government has agreed to drop charges carrying a maximum two years imprisonment against First Lieutenant Ehren Watada. That's according to Watada's lawyer, Eric Seitz. The Hawaii-native called the Iraq war illegal and refused to deploy last June.
Police officer's attorney enters not guilty plea in dog shooting case (11:35 a.m.) (The Record)
STOCKTON – The attorney for a Stockton Police officer charged with shooting dead his neighbor’s dog in Acampo entered a plea of not guilty for his client today in the San Joaquin County Superior Court.
State attorney general wants to rescind restrictions on stem cell research (The Daily Hampshire Gazette)
BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Martha Coakley said Tuesday that stem cell regulations enacted during the Romney administration are counteracting the intent of legislation passed one year earlier to encourage cutting-edge research in Massachusetts.
Kenardo Curry to Find New Attorney (WRCB Chattanooga)
The former director of Chattanooga's Neighborhood Services was in court today. Kenardo Curry's case was passed until he can find a new attorney. His current attorney, Lee Davis, just recused himself.
Elkville Bank Robbery Suspects to Receive Separate Trials: State's Attorney Wepsiec (Du Quoin Evening Call)
MURPHYSBORO - Jackson County State's Attorney Mike Wepsiec said today three suspects in the Elkville State Bank robbery last summer will be tried separately, which contributed to Tuesday's continuance of the case.
Solomons PM assassination allegations 'crazy': lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for an Australian man charged with conspiring to assassinate the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands has described the allegations as "crazy".
Cheney lawyer says Libby blurted out: 'I didn't do it' (International Herald Tribune)
I. Lewis Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney who is on trial for perjury in the CIA leak investigation, told a government lawyer, David Addington, "I didn't do it" at about the time the investigation began, the jury was told Tuesday.
Sheriff, State Attorney Butt Heads Over Undercover Ops (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
Just because the state attorney and the Jacksonville's sheriff work together to incarcerate criminals doesn?t mean the two always see eye to eye.
Boston attorney charged with attempted tax evasion (WPRI 12 Providence)
BOSTON A Boston attorney finds himself on the wrong side of the law.
PM plot just drunk talk, says lawyer (News Interactive)
ALLEGATIONS against an Australian man charged with plotting to kill the Solomon Islands Prime Minister stemmed from nothing more than a "drunken conversation", his lawyer said today.
U.S. House, citing Canadian report, presses U.K. to probe Irish lawyer death (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
WASHINGTON (CP) - The U.S. House of Representatives, citing a Canadian investigator, urged the British government Tuesday to undertake a full investigation of the death 18 years ago of an Irish lawyer gunned down in his house as his family watched.
Lawyer: Civil Suit Possible Against Marshawn Lynch (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The lawyer for an Emeryville woman who alleges that Cal football star Marshawn Lynch assaulted her last month said today that he probably will file a lawsuit against Lynch even though prosecutors decided not to file criminal charges against him.
Attorney says Andrew denied fair trial (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
OKLAHOMA CITY An attorney for convicted killer Brenda Andrew argued before an appeals court today that Andrew didn't get a fair trial on a murder charge in the slaying of...
New assistant state's attorney begins duties (The Harrisburg Daily Register)
HARRISBURG - The county's newest assistant state's attorney, Kisuk Paek, is looking forward to learning all aspects of the job.
Lawyer rejects Solomons plot allegations (The West Australian)
The lawyer acting for a 60-year-old Australian man charged with conspiring to assassinate Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the allegations stem from nothing more than "drunken conversation".
Lawyer rejects Solomons plot allegations (The West Australian)
The lawyer acting for a 60-year-old Australian man charged with conspiring to assassinate Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the allegations stem from nothing more than "drunken conversation".
Lawyer's drink-driving gaffe (Independent Online)
A United States lawyer picked up a client who had been pulled up for drink-driving. But then the lawyer himself failed to pass sobriety...