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Attorney admits faking judge's signature, gets prison (Fox 6 News San Diego)
A bankruptcy attorney is sentenced to six months in prison and two years of probation after admitting he forged a judge's signature.
Attorney claims BP possibly tricked residents after blast (Houston Chronicle)
BP may have tricked residents living near the site of a deadly 2005 explosion at its Texas City plant into signing away their right to sue the company for damages, an attorney said today.
District Attorney To Decide Charges In 7-Year-Old's Death (WISN TheMilwaukeeChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The Milwaukee County district attorney will decide this week whether to criminally charge a day-care van driver who ran over a 7-year-old Milwaukee boy.
British lawyer: Guantánamo war crimes court still flawed (Miami Herald)
Britain's top lawyer told the U.S. legal establishment on Monday that Congress and the Bush administration have failed to fix fundamental flaws in its war crimes court at Guantánamo -- jeopardizing Western efforts in the war on terrorism.
Attorney’s Promotion Makes History (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
A local attorney makes history on Monday; she joined the bench and broke down a barrier. News on 6 reporter Ashli Sims reports on Tulsa’s first female African-American judge.
Thaksin's lawyer charged with court defamation (The Nation)
A lawyer of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was Tuesday arraigned for defaming the Criminal Court when he criticized the court over the ruling against the previous election commission.
Chief public defender to run for district attorney (The Daily Item)
SELINSGROVE — A former prosecutor who serves as the chief public defender in Snyder County announced Monday that he will seek election as the county's district attorney.
In Wake of Seven Firings, Branches Clash Over Interim U.S. Attorney Nominees (Law.com)
Fallout from the firing of seven U.S. Attorneys revealed that senators last year gave the attorney general sole authority to fill vacancies with interim U.S. Attorneys to serve indefinitely. The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to return the law to its previous form, but the Justice Department doesn't agree. "It solved a problem that comes up occasionally," said Deputy Attorney General Paul ...
Lawyer urges action on DA filing affadavit (The Herald-Sun)
An Asheville lawyer urged Durham's senior judge Monday not to delay action on allegations that District Attorney Mike Nifong engaged in willful misconduct and brought his office into disrepute in connection with the Duke lacrosse sex-offense case.
N.Y. attorney general investigates ethics of financial aid programs (Daily Orange)
Financial aid departments at universities across the country recently received requests, with New York state attorney general letterhead, asking how they decide which banks they refer students to for student loans. Andrew Cuomo, the state's attorney general, has begun to investigate unethical practices involving New York colleges and universities and the student loan industry.
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.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Lawyer wants to retain Jackson as client (Winona Daily News)
The private lawyer defending Jonathan Jenard Jackson on two weapons charges will try to retain his client. John Brinckman said Monday that he will try first to have a judge waive an approximately $2,300 fee for evidence, which he said his client can’t afford.
Alabama Senator Charles Langford; Rosa Parks's Lawyer (Washington Post)
Charles Langford, 84, a former Alabama state senator who was a lawyer for Rosa Parks and the organization that launched the historic Montgomery bus boycott, died Feb. 11 at his home in Montgomery. No cause of death was reported.
Summit attorney fires back (Deseret Morning News)
Summit County Attorney David Brickey insists his family lives in Park City not Salt Lake City.
In Wake of Seven Firings, Branches Clash Over Interim U.S. Attorney Nominees (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Fallout from the firing of seven U.S. Attorneys revealed that senators last year gave the attorney general sole authority to fill vacancies with interim U.S. Attorneys to serve indefinitely.
Racing: Munce lawyer challenges tips-for-bets witness (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The defence lawyer for Christopher Munce has challenged a key witness who accused the champion Australian jockey of illegally trading tips for bets on horse races in Hong Kong.
Smith's lawyer sobs outstory of wedding plan (New York Daily News)
With big fat tears streaming down his face, Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer and companion claimed yesterday they were about to get married when she died.
Smith's lawyer sobs outstory of wedding plan (New York Daily News)
With big fat tears streaming down his face, Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer and companion claimed yesterday they were about to get married when she died.
Gas protest group pays for lawyer (BBC News)
Opponents to plans for a gas installation near the village of Corse, club together to pay for a lawyer to fight the scheme.
LA city attorney probes dumping of paraplegic man on Skid Row (The Fresno Bee)
The city attorney's office was investigating whether a hospital violated laws when it attempted to leave a paraplegic man at a Skid Row mission last week when he may not have been medically stable.
Munce lawyer challenges tips-for-bets witness (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The defence lawyer for Christopher Munce challenged a key witness who accused the champion Australian jockey of illegally trading tips for bets on horse races in Hong Kong today.
Lam's 4 top aides interviewed for interim U.S. attorney post (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Feb. 13 (UNION-TRIBUNE): With U.S. Attorney Carol Lam's departure imminent, the Justice Department has interviewed four of her top advisers for the position of interim chief while a committee searches for a long-term replacement.
Dominion appoints former attorney general Montgomery (The Columbus Dispatch)
A Dublin homebuilder that has been investigated for its mortgage practices has named the state’s former attorney general to fill a space on its board.
British attorney general: Revised rules for detainees inadequate (7 News Miami)
MIAMI -- Revised rules for the treatment and military trials of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp are "too little and too late," Britain's attorney general said Monday, repeating his call to close the facility.
Former client says attorney bilked him out of inheritance (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers man claims in a lawsuit that a local attorney helped defraud him of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (Benton County Daily Record)
Victims' families 'distressed' over Homolka baby: lawyer (CBC)
The families of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy are having difficulty coming to grips with the news that convicted killer Karla Homolka has given birth to a child, said their lawyer.
Westboro lawyer loses license (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WESTBORO - A Westboro lawyer has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law because she misused clients' escrow funds in 2003.
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.
Outrage as Human Rights Lawyer Remains in Prison (Christian Today)
Human rights lawyer Marie Therese Nlandu remains incarcerated in a Congolese prison despite a collapse in the prosecution case and her continued need for medical attention
Victims' families 'distressed' over Homolka baby: lawyer (CBC Toronto)
The families of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy are having difficulty coming to grips with the news that convicted killer Karla Homolka has given birth to a child, said their lawyer.
Thaksin's family will fight Thai tax evasion charges: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Thailand's ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra vowed to fight any criminal charges brought against his family, after military-appointed investigators accused his wife of tax evasion.
Thaksin's family will fight Thai tax evasion charges: lawyer (TODAYonline)
A lawyer for Thailand's ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, seen here in January 2007, vowed to fight any criminal charges brought against his family, after military-appointed investigators accused his wife of tax evasion.
Thaksin's family will fight Thai tax evasion charges: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra vowed to fight any criminal charges brought against the ousted premier's family, after military-appointed investigators accused his wife of tax evasion.
LA city attorney probes dumping of paraplegic man on Skid Row (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES - The city attorney's office was investigating whether a hospital violated laws when it attempted to leave a paraplegic man at a Skid Row mission. The man was later found crawling in the street in a soiled hospital gown.
Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office again investigating Guetzloe (Orlando Sentinel)
The Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office is once again investigating political consultant Doug Guetzloe, a prosecutor said during a court hearing this morning.
Libby's Lawyer: Cheney Won't Testify at CIA Leak Trial (Fox News)
Vice President Dick Cheney won't testify at former White House aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's perjury and obstruction trial, Libby's lawyer said Tuesday.
L.A. city attorney probes dumping of paraplegic man on Skid Row (Orange County Register)
Investigation is intended to determine whether hospital violated laws. LOS ANGELES -- The city attorney's office was investigating whether a hospital violated laws when it attempted to leave a paraplegic man at a Skid Row mission.
Bulgarian nurses on death row in Libya at a low ebb: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya in an AIDS epidemic case are awaiting a final verdict from the supreme court "with a great deal of worry," their lawyer told AFP.
Lawyer: Cheney won't testify in CIA case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Vice President Dick Cheney will not testify at the perjury and obstruction trial of his former aide, I. Lewis "Scooter Libby, nor will Libby take the stand in his own defense, Libby's lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney general: Teaching requirement for DPI unconstitutional... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says North Dakota's superintendent of public instruction does NOT have to be a licensed teacher. Stenehjem issued a legal opinion on the issue today. It was requested by Pettibone Representative Duane De-Krey (du
Lawyer: Cheney won't testify in CIA leak case (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON - Neither Vice President Dick Cheney nor former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby will testify at Libby's perjury and obstruction trial in the CIA leak case, Libby's lawyer...
Lawyer: Cheney Won't Testify In Libby Case (CBS News)
Vice President Dick Cheney will not testify at the perjury and obstruction trial of his former aide, I. Lewis "Scooter Libby, nor will Libby take the stand in his own defense, Libby's lawyer said.
Czech attorney withdraws prosecution of escaped prisoner (České noviny)
Prague- A Czech state attorney has withdrawn the prosecution of Rostislav Roztocil over the latter's escape from prison, Roztocil's lawyer Bozena Hokeova confirmed CTK the information released by the Internet server iDnes today.
Goldman Lawyer Subpoenas for OJ Money (Vibe Magazine)
Goldman Lawyer Subpoenas for OJ Money "We're going to burrow to the center of the earth to find Simpson's assets," Goldman lawyer David Cook said.
County attorney defends secret land deal vote (The Fayette Citizen)
Fayette County Attorney Bill McNally says he doesn’t see anything wrong with the way the county recently completed a land swap with Peachtree Holdings for the building of Lake McIntosh.
Attorney general issues warning to businesses (WTHR Indianapolis)
Indianapolis - Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is cautioning businesses and individuals against taking advantage of Hoosiers during this week's snow storm where more than 50 Indiana counties are under winter storm advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.
City Attorney Probes Homeless Dumping (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
The city attorney's office was investigating whether a hospital violated laws when it attempted to leave a paraplegic man at a Skid Row mission. The man was later found crawling in the street in a soiled hospital gown.
State Attorney Claims Evidence Of Crimes In Doug Guetzloe Files (WKMG Local6.com via Yahoo! News)
The state attorney argued Tuesday that the first reports on the Doug Guetzloe files have uncovered evidence of crimes and he wants Local 6 to turn over the material.
Drug row won't hurt Corby, says lawyer (The Age)
Schapelle Corby's Indonesian lawyer isn't worried a bitter row involving family and friends will damage her appeal.