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Fresno attorney admits faking judge's signature, gets prison time (The Fresno Bee)
A bankruptcy attorney was sentenced to six months in prison and two years of probation after he admitted to forging a judge's signature and falsifying other documents.
Attorney admits faking judge's signature, gets prison (KESQ)
FRESNO, Calif. A bankruptcy attorney is sentenced to six months in prison and two years of probation after admitting he forged a judge's signature.
Judge Rejects Lawsuit To Disqualify Attorney General From Office (NBC 11 Bay Area)
A judge throws out a lawsuit from a group of Republicans who claim Attorney General Jerry Brown was unqualified to run for that position last November.
Womb attack case slated for trial, but attorney seeks plea deal (phillyburbs.com)
PITTSBURGH - Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the case of a woman accused of trying to cut a fetus from her neighbor's womb, although her attorney said he is trying to negotiate a plea agreement in the case.
Tx Attorney General releases statement on position of Downtown Revitalization Plan (ABC 7 El Paso)
The debate over the Downtown Revitalization Plan continues after Texas' Attorney General released an eight page statement on Friday declaring his position on how projects across Texas should play out.
Priest's attorney hit with heavy fines (Capital News 9)
The attorney for a priest who's filing suit with several dioceses has been slapped with a hefty fine. John Aretakis has been ordered to pay sanctions to the tune of $8,000 for filing several RICO charges on behalf of his client, Father Robert Hoatson.
Conn. lawyer finds TV fame following Smith's death (Norwalk Advocate)
The media frenzy surrounding the death of Anna Nicole Smith has swept up in its wake a Hartford lawyer and Yale lecturer who has suddenly found himself the subject of a flurry of TV and newspaper interviews.
At Libby?s Defense Table, a Tough but Deft Lawyer (New York Times)
Prosecutors in the perjury trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr. regard Theodore V. Wells Jr., a celebrated defense lawyer, as a cunning adversary.
HC slaps cost on lawyer for contempt of court (New Kerala)
New Delhi, Feb 11: After taking suo motu cognizance for contempt of court against a practicing lawyer, the Delhi High Court has slapped a cost of Rs 15,000 on him for abusing the legal process by using forged documents to prepare a loan agreement between two parties in 1997.
Judge rejects lawsuit to disqualify attorney general from office (North County Times)
SACRAMENTO -- A judge has thrown out a lawsuit from a group of Republicans who claimed Attorney General Jerry Brown was unqualified to run for that position last November because he had not practiced law for a full five years before the election.
Harding Tells Attorney He's Remorseful (News Channel 6 Paducah)
As he was being hauled off to jail on Friday, Benny Harding told his attorney he knew he was in for a long legal battle.<
U.S. Attorney, Legislature in high-stakes tiff (The Star-Ledger)
U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie and state lawmakers are locked in a secret legal battle over his attempts to launch a wide-ranging investigation of the New Jersey Legislature.
Natchez attorney attends conference (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — City Attorney Everett Sanders was in Washington, D.C., last weekend. Sanders was at the Democratic National Committee conference as a representative for the state.
Harding Tells Attorney He's Remorseful (News Channel 6 Paducah)
As he was being hauled off to jail on Friday, Benny Harding told his attorney he knew he was in for a long legal battle.<
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
U.S. attorney's departure followed death-penalty dispute, backers say (Arizona Daily Star)
WASHINGTON — Supporters of former U.S. Attorney Paul K. Charlton say he clashed with the Bush administration over the death penalty before he resigned in December.
Robins lawyer fighting removal as sexual assault prosecutor (Macon Telegraph)
A Robins Air Force Base lawyer, called a "guardian angel" by at least one base sexual assault victim, was removed Jan. 10 as special assistant to the U.S. attorney for reasons that she claims have little to do with allegations lodged against her.
Choosing new attorney topic of special school board meeting (Lahontan Valley News)
Churchill County School Board trustees will discuss in a special meeting Thursday how to replace its attorney, who notified the board he no longer has time to provide services to the school district.
REVIEW: 'Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -- Justice for All' (Detroit Free Press)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -- Justice for All' ** Capcom for Nintendo DS. $29.99 Rated: T (Teen)
Smith lawyer changes mansion locks (PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The locks at the Bahamas mansion where Anna Nicole Smith had been living were changed for the second time in 24 hours as a lawyer for the late reality TV star said he had retaken possession of the estate.
Judge-led Bible study prompts attorney's complaint (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) – A courthouse Bible study led by a suburban St. Louis judge is an improper government endorsement of Christianity, an attorney wrote in a letter of complaint to St. Charles County's presiding judge.
State’s first black lawyer a Luzerne County native (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
Some people seem fated to accomplish “firsts.” That’s true of Jonathan Jasper Wright, the first black lawyer in Pennsylvania. The fact that he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar on Aug. 13, 1866, when the nation had just ended its bloody battle over slavery, makes this first all the more special.
Town hires attorney in EnCap Golf battle (The Record)
NORTH ARLINGTON – The borough has hired a special attorney in its ongoing legal battle with EnCap Golf Holdings, a confrontation that has escalated into a series of lawsuits over eminent domain and gained the attention of state lawmakers over financing by the developer.
Others take up fund-raising work as Geneva attorney fights cancer (The Beacon News)
Attorney Frank Giampoli worked tirelessly to raise funds for leukemia and lymphoma cancer research, even before losing his mother to leukemia five years ago. Now, his family and friends have picked up the cause while Giampoli, himself, undergoes treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Attorney Frank McClure attends estate planning institute (Zanesville Times Recorder)
ORLANDO, Fla.- Attorney Frank A. McClure recently attended the 41st annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning sponsored by the University of Miami School of Law. The Heckerling Institute is the nation's leading conference for estate planning professionals, and is designed as a week long program for estate planning professionals who draft sophisticated estate plans.
Libby's lawyer is known for high-profile victories / Cabinet secretary, lawmaker among his successes (San Francisco Chronicle)
One of Theodore Wells'' past clients slipped quietly into the courtroom recently to watch a day in the perjury trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Mike Espy, who was secretary of agriculture in the Clinton administration, sat watching Wells, whose defense...
Priest's attorney hit with heavy fines (Capital News 9)
The attorney for a priest who's filing suit with several dioceses has been slapped with a hefty fine. John Aretakis has been ordered to pay sanctions to the tune of $8,000 for filing several RICO charges on behalf of his client, Father Robert Hoatson.
Iowa attorney general backs Obama (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
IOWA FALLS, Iowa Barack Obama's presidential candidacy is less than a day old and he's already drawn endorsements from two Iowa Democratic officials. Iowa Attorney...
Anna Nicole Smith's Lawyer, Daughter Staying at Bahamas Home (Fox News)
Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer-companion, was staying at her Bahamas home Sunday with her daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, whose paternity is in question.
Smith lawyer changes mansion locks (Gazette)
The locks at the Bahamas mansion where Anna Nicole Smith had been living were changed for the second time in 24 hours as a lawyer for the late reality TV star said he had retaken possession of the estate.
Attorney General to announce plan to fight child predators (Asheville Citizen-Times)
RALEIGH - Attorney General Roy Cooper is expected to detail plans for tougher laws against child predators at a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the General Assembly.
Smith's lawyer seizes control of Bahamas house (CNN.com)
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The locks at the Bahamas mansion where Anna Nicole Smith had been living were changed Saturday for the second time in 24 hours, as a lawyer for the late reality TV star said he had retaken possession of the estate.
Smith's companion, child in Bahamas home (AP via Yahoo! News)
Anna Nicole Smith's 5-month-old daughter and the baby's purported father have reclaimed the Bahamas mansion where they lived before the former Playboy Playmate died last week, her lawyer said.
Egypt frees cleric at center of CIA kidnap case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Egyptian authorities have released a Muslim cleric kidnapped in a suspected CIA operation in Italy and handed to Egypt, the cleric's lawyer said on Sunday.
Egypt frees cleric at center of CIA kidnap case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Egyptian authorities have released a Muslim cleric kidnapped in a suspected CIA operation in Italy and handed to Egypt, the cleric's lawyer said on Sunday.
Egypt frees cleric at center of CIA kidnap case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Egyptian authorities have released a Muslim cleric kidnapped in a suspected CIA operation in Italy and handed to Egypt, the cleric's lawyer said on Sunday.
Smith's lawyer reclaims Bahama mansion (KATU Portland)
Anna Nicole Smith's 5-month-old daughter and the baby's purported father have reclaimed the Bahamas mansion where they lived before the former Playboy Playmate died last week, her lawyer said.
Carmakers to Calif. Attorney General: Drop Suit (Planet Ark)
SAN FRANCISCO - Six major automakers told new California Attorney General Jerry Brown that their lawyers were ready to discuss improving vehicle fuel efficiency but that he should dismiss the state's greenhouse gas damage suit.
County attorney gives opinion on dune protection (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
The county attorney gave a legal opinion Friday on the controversial Dune Protection Plan.
Lawyer upset about German backpacker murder case (NZCity)
12 February 2007 The lawyer representing the man accused of murdering German backpacker Birgit Brauer is very concerned by how long the Crown is taking to collect its evidence.
Family Lawyer Confirms Michigan Man Shot By U.S. Forces (ClickOnDetroit)
U.S. forces shot and killed a civilian contract truck driver from Michigan near an air base north of Baghdad, a lawyer for the man's family confirms.
Vancouver lawyer denies conflict of interest in Olympics village contract (Vancouver Province)
VANCOUVER — Vancouver lawyer Paul Barbeau dismisses the possibility he was in a conflict of interest over a $193-million contract for Vancouver’s Olympic Village.
Willacy County District Attorney Juan Guerra is arrested. (KRGV-TV Texas)
RAYMONDVILLE---Willacy County Sheriffs took District Attorney Juan Guerra into custody today. The district attorney was in a meeting with a grand jury when authorities began a search.
Willacy County District Attorney Juan Guerra Arrested (KRGV-TV Texas)
RAYMONDVILLE - Willacy County Sheriff's deputies took District Attorney Juan Guerra into custody today. The district attorney was in a meeting with a grand jury when authorities began a search.
Judge-led Bible study prompts attorney's complaint (Jefferson City News Tribune)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A courthouse Bible study led by a suburban St. Louis judge is an improper government endorsement of Christianity, an attorney wrote in a letter of complaint to St. Charles County's presiding judge.
Lawyer: U.S. forces shot Michigan man (AP via Yahoo! News)
U.S. forces shot and killed a civilian contract truck driver from Michigan near an air base north of Baghdad, a lawyer for the man's family confirmed Sunday.
Family lawyer: Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (CNN.com)
DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- U.S. forces shot and killed a civilian contract truck driver from Michigan near an air base north of Baghdad, a lawyer for the man's family confirmed Sunday.
Attorney Mike Ciresi looks at another U.S. Senate bid (WKBT La Crosse)
MINNEAPOLIS Attorney Mike Ciresi confirmed tonight that he's forming an exploratory committee to test the waters for a campaign to unseat Republican U-S Senator Norm Coleman.
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (WLBT 3)
DETROIT A lawyer is confirming that a civilian contract truck driver shot and killed by U-S troops near an air base north of Baghdad is from Michigan.
Family lawyer confirms Michigan man shot by U.S. forces in Iraq (ABC 7 El Paso)
DETROIT A lawyer is confirming that a civilian contract truck driver shot and killed by U-S troops near an air base north of Baghdad is from Michigan. Attorney Patrick...