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Olympic champ Bedard to get bail; will have May preliminary hearing: lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
QUEBEC (CP) - Olympic gold medallist Myriam Bedard will appear in a Quebec City courtroom on Friday morning where her lawyer says she will be freed on bail with certain conditions.
Lawyer seeks bail for U.S. mother accused of kidnapping twins (CNews)
OTTAWA (CP) - The lawyer for a mother accused of kidnapping 17-month-old twins from their adoptive parents is arguing the American woman should be released on bail because her risk of skirting the criminal justice system is low.
Law Library Named for Former County Attorney Fred McCaw (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
DUBUQUE - Dubuque County leaders are remembering former County Attorney Fred McCaw. The county supervisors named the courthouse's law library after the late attorney.
Prosecutor enters race for attorney general (WHAS 11 Louisville)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A western Kentucky prosecutor is the first person to enter this year’s race for attorney general. Timothy Coleman, 48, a Republican from Morgantown, filed his candidacy papers with the secretary of state’s office on Thursday.
Lawyer accused of Chrétien pie plot was wrongfully jailed: judge (CBC British Columbia)
A well-known Vancouver lawyer who was jailed and strip-searched because police thought he was about throw a pie at Jean Chrétien, then prime minister, has won his lawsuit against the city and province.
First attorney general candidate to file not Stumbo (Louisville Courier-Journal)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky prosecutor is the first person to enter this year's race for attorney general. Timothy Coleman, 48, a Republican from Morgantown, filed his candidacy papers with the secretary of state's office Thursday. Coleman, who has served since 2001 as commonwealth's attorney in Butler, Edmonson, Hancock and Ohio counties, is making his first bid for statewide ...
Attorney Wants Coroner's Statement Tossed (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Coroner Kimberly Scott's defense attorney is fighting to keep statements she made to police from being introduced during her trial on felony drug and theft charges.
Newly issued regulations on attorney advertising to take effect Feb. 1 (BizJournals)
The final version of regulations governing New York attorney advertising will ban catchphrases like "the Heavy Hitters" but provide better balance between allowing commercial speech and restricting non-professional ads, according to Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman.
Westport Attorney Pleads Guilty on Federal Charges (WestportNow)
A Westport attorney pleaded guilty on federal fraud charges today. Bruce Corrigan Jr., 58, of Southport, waived his indictment and pleaded guilty on one count of mail fraud before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Aterton today in New Haven federal court.
Lawyer: Settlement reached in wrongful death suit against Disney (The Daily Comet)
The family of a woman who died two months after riding the "Indiana Jones Adventure" at Disneyland reached a settlemeent with The Walt Disney Co. in a wrongful death lawsuit, a lawyer said.
Prosecutor Enters Race For Attorney General (The Louisville Channel)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A western Kentucky prosecutor is the first person to enter this year's race for attorney general. Timothy Coleman, 48, filed his candidacy papers with the secretary of state's office on Thursday.
Lawyer says teen may allow removal of bullet (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
HOUSTON -- A teenager who has a bullet lodged in his forehead might allow doctors to remove the slug, his lawyer said Thursday, possibly ending a legal fight with prosecutors who think...
Disney Settles Wrongful Death Suit Says Lawyer (Nasdaq)
LOS ANGELES (AP)--The family of a woman who died two months after riding the " Indiana Jones Adventure" at Disneyland reached a settlement with The Walt Disney Co. in a wrongful death lawsuit, a lawyer said.
Lawyer says teen may allow removal of bullet (Houston Chronicle)
A teenager who has a bullet lodged in his forehead might allow doctors to remove the slug, his lawyer said today, possibly ending a legal fight with prosecutors who think the bullet will prove the teen was involved in a shooting.
Lawyer, client assaulted (The Herald)
A HARARE lawyer and his client were yesterday assaulted at the Chitungwiza Magistrates’ Courts after the ruling by a magistrate in a maintenance case provoked the mother of the complainant.
Lawyer says teen may allow removal of bullet lodged in his head (ABC 13 Texas)
A teenager who has a bullet lodged in his forehead might allow doctors to remove the slug, his lawyer said Thursday, possibly ending a legal fight with prosecutors who think the bullet will prove the teen was involved in a shooting.
Police: Fake lawyer offers free legal services in exchange for sex acts (Tampa Bay's 10)
Bartow, Florida — Detectives say a Polk City man has been arrested for posing as a lawyer and offering free legal services to a woman in exchange for sexual acts.
Man charged with impersonating lawyer, soliciting sex (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a Polk City man Wednesday after he allegedly told a woman he was a lawyer and would give her free legal services if she performed sex acts on him.
McCain, Kyl make recommendation for Arizona U-S Attorney post (KTVK Phoenix)
PHOENIX (AP) -- Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl are recommending Diane Humetewa, as the next U.S. Attorney for Arizona. Humetewa is a member of the Hopi Indian tribe who currently is senior litigation counsel and tribal liaison for the U-S Attorney's office.
Lawyer: Gov’t Acknowledging Radioactive Presence (KTVN Reno)
The lawyer for a coalition of groups trying to block a large above ground bomb test at the Nevada Test Site claims the government is acknowledging the presence of radioactive materials above the test site.
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.
Attorney: Drop charges against soldier (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Army lieutenant who called the Iraq war illegal and refused to deploy has a constitutional right to debate such political issues, his attorney said during a pretrial hearing Thursday.
B.C. lawyer vindicated in Chretien pie plot (CTV.ca)
A B.C. Supreme Court judge awarded more than $10,000 to a Vancouver lawyer suspected in 2002 of conspiring to throw a pie at then-Prime Minister Jean Chretien.
B.C. lawyer vindicated in Chretien pie plot (CTV.ca)
A B.C. Supreme Court judge awarded more than $10,000 to a Vancouver lawyer suspected in 2002 of conspiring to throw a pie at then-Prime Minister Jean Chretien.
Local District Attorney Plans To Dismiss “Great Number” Of Misdemeanor Cases (KWTX-TV Waco)
(January 4, 2007)—The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office plans to dismiss “a great number” of unresolved pre-2003 misdemeanor cases, according to a letter sent to area law enforcement agencies this week.
Village Council to re-visit attorney selection (Ruidoso News)
Ruidoso councilors may be further from selecting a new village attorney than they thought last week.
Attorney wants new trial for client Jeffrey Stains (The Sentinel)
LEWISTOWN — The defense attorney for a man convicted of criminal attempt of sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault, wants a ...
Disbarred Fla. Attorney's Clients to Reap No Rewards From State Bar (Law.com)
About 4,000 asbestos clients of disbarred attorney Louis Robles will have to find another way to recoup the $13.5 million their former lawyer stole from them after a federal judge threw out their claim against the Florida Bar.
State: No ethics breach in attorney vote (The Warren Reporter)
The state has ruled that the Phillipsburg school board's votes, which last month ousted the board's long-time labor attorney, were legal. The letter from the state was cited by Superintendent H. Gordon Pethick at the board's Dec. 18 meeting.
Court Officials Alter Attorney Advertising Rules (The New York Sun)
The latest attempt by state court officials to regulate attorney advertising has satisfied most concerns that the rules violate the free speech of attorneys. "It's a big step forward," a noted First Amendment attorney, Floyd Abrams, told The New York Sun after the court officials released the revised rules yesterday. Attorneys have been waiting to see what the rules would include since June, when ...
Bush's lawyer resigns (News 24 South Africa)
US President George W Bush's official government lawyer, White House counsel Harriet Miers, has resigned, says the White House.
Supervisors disagree on county attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — The re-elections and re-appointments for the Adams County Supervisors were anything but routine at Tuesday’s meeting. While Darryl Grennell was re-elected as president and Sammy Cauthen was elected vice president, the subject of board attorney was stickier.
Attorney says Eminger is sorry for his actions (Crookston Daily Times)
The attorney representing Rev. Michael K. Eminger, who faces eight felony theft charges for allegedly embezzling nearly $14,000 from the Fisher Chamber of Commerce, said in an e-mail sent to the Times Sunday that his client "takes full responsibility for his actions and is truly sorry for them."
Lawyer pleads guilty to fraud charges (Connecticut Post)
NEW HAVEN — A lawyer who knowingly filed a false insurance claim stemming from a nonexistent automobile accident during an undercover FBI investigation pleaded guilty to mail fraud in federal court Thursday.
Lawyer links Strake to cancer potential (Deseret Morning News)
A lawyer suing to stop the Divine Strake explosion at the Nevada Test Site says the gigantic non-nuclear blast carries the potential to kick up old radioactive debris and cause cancer.
Disbarred Fla. Attorney's Clients to Reap No Rewards From State Bar (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
About 4,000 asbestos clients of disbarred attorney Louis Robles will have to find another way to recoup the $13.5 million their former lawyer stole from them now that a federal judge has thrown out their claim against the Florida Bar.
Lt. Watada has right to explain Iraq feelings, lawyer argues (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
FORT LEWIS -- An Army lieutenant who called the Iraq war illegal and refused to deploy with his Stryker Brigade has a constitutional right to debate such political issues, his lawyer said during a pretrial hearing Thursday.
Doubts prompt Davie to fire attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
DAVIE ? For more than 20 years, he was a fixture in Davie, working as an activist, council member, mayor and most recently, as town attorney.
Did local pride color Davie's choice for town attorney? (Miami Herald)
As the dust clears, a key question about Davie's surprise decision to dismiss Town Attorney Monroe Kiar, isn't why the town fired its lawyer.
Zimbabwe: Lawyer, Client Assaulted (AllAfrica.com)
A HARARE lawyer and his client were yesterday assaulted at the Chitungwiza Magistrates' Courts after the ruling by a magistrate in a maintenance case provoked the mother of the complainant.
Attorney seeks to ban testimony in infant death trial (Appleton Post-Crescent)
OSHKOSH An Appleton attorney wants to ban some testimony at the upcoming trial of a Town of Menasha woman charged with her husband in the death of an Appleton infant in 2004.
Attorney: Cheutoua Lor case was blown out of proportion (Appleton Post-Crescent)
APPLETON The case against a Hmong hunter over a dispute with a landowner was driven by hysteria over the 2004 Chai Vang case, the mans attorney said.
Man Charged With Posing as Lawyer (The Ledger)
LAKELAND - The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a Polk City man Wednesday who officials said falsely claimed he was a lawyer and told a female client he would provide free legal services in exchange for sex.
Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards launched (Legal Aid Practitioners Group)
LAPG is calling for nominations for the fifth Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards, which celebrate the work of solicitors and barristers who have dedicated their careers to the service of some of the most vulnerable members of society.
Sir Sean's city lawyer loses cancer fight (The Scotsman)
A WELL-KNOWN city lawyer who advised Sir Sean Connery has died after a two-year battle with cancer.
City attorney's building in spotlight for alleged drug dealing (WCAX 3)
BARRE, Vt. The recent police sweep against alleged drug dealing in Barre has put a building owned by the city attorney in the spotlight. Authorities say much of downtown...
Lawyer: Watada had right to debate (Honolulu Advertiser)
FORT LEWIS, Wash. — An Army lieutenant who called the Iraq war illegal and refused to deploy with his Stryker Brigade has a constitutional right to debate such political issues, his lawyer told a pretrial hearing yesterday.
Attorney wants to suppress evidence seized from coroner (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — The attorney for Benton County Coroner Kimberly Scott wants to have the evidence seized from Scott’s home excluded as evidence that prosecutors can use against his client. (Benton County Daily Record)
Lawyer seeks to call Rumsfeld in war protestors' case (FOX 45 Dayton)
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A Cincinnati lawyer wants to call former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as a material witness in the upcoming trial of some anti-war demonstrators.
9-1-1 Board to hire new attorney, auditor (Benton Evening News)
Benton-West City Emergency Telephone System Board members accepted, with regret, the resignation of board attorney, Ellen Jenkins Curry, while meeting in regular session on Thursday.