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County rejects hiring of added attorney (Williston Pioneer Sun News)
BRONSON - Commissioners voted 5-0 to adopt a motion by County Commissioner Tony Parker, seconded by Commissioner Nancy Bell, to not hire an assistant county attorney.
Brattleboro police obtain warrant for lawyer (WCAX 3)
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. A criminal case in Brattleboro is raising a lot of questions among defense attorneys because police obtained a warrant to listen in on a lawyer's...
Anna Nicole to be buried in Bahamas, baby's attorney says (The Columbus Dispatch)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Anna Nicole Smith will be buried in the Bahamas, alongside her son, it was announced yesterday after a tearful judge left the decision up to the attorney for the model’s baby daughter.
Saddam's lawyer plans book on president's 'secrets' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's Iraqi lawyer said on Friday he will write a book revealing "many secrets" told to him by the executed dictator about the fall of Baghdad, his arrest and imprisonment.
District attorney: No additional murder charges in Newman case (Salisbury Post)
The man charged with causing a wreck that killed a pregnant Rowan County woman and her unborn child will not face a second murder charge, Rowan County District Attorney Bill Kenerly said Thursday.
Bush lawyer says he has no interest in stonewalling (CNN.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his first job at the White House, Fred Fielding, barely in his 30s, broke the news to President Nixon's top lawyer about the Watergate break-in.
David Carroll Considering Plea Deal, Attorney Says (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
The man accused of killing his foster child has not outright rejected a plea deal from prosecutors, according to his attorney.
Lawyer: BP Settles 2 Refinery Suits (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Energy heavyweight BP PLC is settling a pair of court cases stemming from a deadly explosion at its Texas City oil refinery two years ago, a lawyer for the two workers said Friday.
BP settles 2 lawsuits stemming from Texas City blast, lawyer says (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
HOUSTON -- Energy heavyweight BP PLC is settling a pair of court cases stemming from a deadly explosion at its Texas City oil refinery two years ago, a lawyer for the two workers said...
Governor appoints lawyer to utilities board (Port Clinton News Herald)
COLUMBUS — A lawyer who has worked on behalf of utilities and their consumers was appointed to the state’s major regulatory board for electric, natural gas and telephone companies, Gov. Ted Strickland announced today.
Attorney General McKenna will support McCain's White House bid (Seattle Times)
OLYMPIA -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna will support maverick Republican Sen. John McCain for president.
U.S. Attorney Chiara Says She’ll Resign In March (22 WSBT South Bend)
(AP) The first woman to serve as a U.S. attorney in Michigan announced Friday that she plans to resign next month after more than five years on the job. Margaret Chiara says she’ll remain in public service in some capacity after she steps down on March 16th. She didn’t elaborate in a written statement issued by her office in Grand Rapids.
Chiara steps down as U.S. attorney: Former Cass County prosecutor says she'll remain in public service (South Bend Tribune)
U.S. Attorney and former Cass County Prosecutor Margaret Chiara, the first woman in Michigan to serve as a U.S. attorney, is moving on.
DRAA selects attorney for project Landowner expresses concerns over mineral rights (Forrest City Times-Herald)
The Delta Regional Airport Authority held its first executive session on Thursday before hiring Wynne attorney Mike Smith to represent them. Authority members voted 6-to-0 with members Gene Boeckman, Al Ashcraft and Phil Hicky absent.
Washington County district attorney fined for being no-show (phillyburbs.com)
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Washington County's District Attorney was fined $300 for failing to appear at a hearing regarding a deteriorated porch on a house he owns.
Boone attorney gets judge seat (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
BURLINGTON – Boone County Attorney J.R. Schrand has been appointed to a newly created circuit court judgeship that will serve Boone and Gallatin counties.
FBI Agents Arrest Lawyer For Child Porn (KXAN 36 Austin)
An Austin lawyer is under arrest for possession of child pornography. FBI agents arrested Douglas Stum after finding what they said are thousands of images of child pornography on his computer.
Area attorney in barricade situation (9 News Denver)
DENVER - A criminal defense attorney is in the middle of a barricade situation with Denver Police at his home in the Cherry Creek area.
FBI Agents Arrest Lawyer For Child Porn (KXAN 36 Austin)
An Austin lawyer is under arrest for possession of child pornography. FBI agents arrested Douglas Stum after finding what they said are thousands of images of child pornography on his computer.
Strickland Appoints Lawyer To Regulatory Board (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A lawyer who has worked on behalf of both consumers and utilities will become a member of the state's major regulatory board. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has announced that Paul Centolella of suburban Columbus will replace Judy Jones on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Attorney Says Trinity Lawsuit Worth "Millions" (First Coast News)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- First Coast News has talked with the attorney who just filed the first civil lawsuit against Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
Liz Carroll's Attorney Addresses Critics On Radio Show (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
Attorney Greg Cohen has come under heavy criticism for his defense of Liz Carroll, convicted of murder and sentenced this week to 54 years in prison for her role in the death of Marcus Fiesel.
Bonds?s Lawyer Launches Offensive Against Inquiry (New York Times)
Michael Rains, the criminal defense lawyer for Barry Bonds, is attempting to discredit the government?s investigation of Bonds just as a new federal prosecutor steps in to oversee the inquiry.
Attorney: Guilford College dragging feet (News 14 Carolina)
GREENSBORO -- Guilford College and the attorney representing a group of Palestinian students both held separate news conferences Friday. Amiel Rossabi, the attorney for the three students says his clients have been asked to admit they were the aggressors.
Attorney: Guilford College dragging feet (News 14 Carolina)
GREENSBORO -- Guilford College and the attorney representing a group of Palestinian students both held separate news conferences Friday. Amiel Rossabi, the attorney for the three students says his clients have been asked to admit they were the aggressors.
NORFLEET JOINS RACE FOR COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY (Palladium Times)
Oswego attorney Eben Norfleet wants to be Oswego County's next district attorney. He announced Friday that he is seeking the Republican nomination for the office.
Eighth U.S. Attorney Dismissed From Post (New York Times)
A United States attorney in Michigan announced she is leaving her job, making her the latest casualty of dismissals that Democrats have criticized.
David Berger, Lawyer and Class-Action Hero, Dies at 94 (New York Times)
David Berger was a lawyer who achieved fame, fortune and influence by helping to expand the ability of groups of people to file suits jointly in federal courts.
Barrington lawyer to chair judicial selection board (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE — Governor Carcieri has appointed a member of his transition team and political finance committee — lawyer Stephen J. Carlotti — to be chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission, replacing Girard R. Visconti, whose term has expired.
Justice Department Fires 8th U.S. Attorney (Washington Post)
An eighth U.S. attorney announced her resignation yesterday, the latest in a wave of forced departures of federal prosecutors who have clashed with the Justice Department over the death penalty and other issues.
Austin Attorney Arrested On Kiddie Porn Charges (KXAN 36 Austin)
An Austin attorney faces federal charges Friday night after the FBI finds thousands of images of child pornography on his computers. Douglas Stum was arrested at the Diamond-McCarthy law firm, off LOOP 360. He's been a lawyer there for at least seven years.
FBI Agents Arrest Lawyer For Child Porn (KXAN 36 Austin)
An Austin lawyer is under arrest for possession of child pornography. FBI agents arrested Douglas Stum after finding what they said are thousands of images of child pornography on his computer.
Briny Breezes didn't violate election rules, town attorney says (The Palm Beach Post)
The resident-owned corporation that runs this mobile home park didn't appear to violate state election rules by restricting campaigning and calling on candidates to disclose how they voted on the sale of the park to developers or whether they had ties to adjoining towns, the town's attorney said Friday.
Attorney: Murder suspect not adult (The Express-Times)
EASTON | The lawyer for a teenage murder suspect asked that his client's case be moved to juvenile court. Bethlehem attorney Bohdan Zelechiwsky petitioned the court Friday to transfer 17-year-old Shadee Ismael Johnson's case.
Royal Oakes a 'Super Lawyer' (La Cañada Valley Sun)
La Cañada Flintridge resident Royal Oakes has again been named a Super Lawyer by the publisher of Law & Politics.
Attorney: Regola testimony not credible in boy's death inquest (phillyburbs.com)
GREENSBURG, Pa. - The attorney who presided at the inquest into the death of a teenage boy shot to death with state Sen. Robert Regola's handgun questioned the credibility of the senator and his brother.
Lawyer: Unethical to quit suit (Wisconsin State Journal)
It would be unethical for Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's office to withdraw from a lawsuit accusing a Sawyer County cranberry grower of excessively polluting public waters, the lawyer for the private landowners involved in the suit said Friday.
Man sentenced to 10 years for driving drunk, killing Paris lawyer (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A drunk driver who lost control of his truck and fatally struck a Paris lawyer last year was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison.
City attorney on leave over stolen computer (Rocky Mountain News)
Denver city attorney Larry Manzanares was put on paid "investigatory" leave Friday after a stolen computer was found in his home, Denver's 7 reported.
David Berger, leading Phila. lawyer, dies (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
David Berger, who called himself a "people's lawyer," was best known as one of the pioneers of class-action lawsuits. After leaving the Philadelphia City Solicitor's Office for private practice, he recovered billions of dollars from the government, big oil companies, and Wall Street bankers for legions of small clients.
Adams to remain Sparks' attorney (Reno Gazette-Journal)
An apparent deal that would have resulted in Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams' resignation has broken down, and he will continue on the job, Sparks Mayor Geno Martini said Friday.
Mayor fires suspended deputy city attorney (Tulsa World)
Mayor Kathy Taylor has fired Deputy City Attorney Larry Simmons, who had been on administrative leave with pay since November. The action came in a letter sent to Simmons last week.
HerholdTop lawyer chases open government (San Jose Mercury News)
In his nearly 40 years as a lawyer, San Jose's James McManis has been called a few things that are less than complimentary in government circles -- costly legal commando, thorn in the side of public officials, master of the media soapbox.
Michigan's female U.S. attorney resigns (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michigan's first female U.S. attorney says she is stepping down, prompting speculation that she is the latest in a wave of resignations forced by the Bush administration.
Concord lawyer donates apartments for homeless (WCAX 3)
CONCORD, N.H. Two homeless families soon will get a place of their own thanks to new transitional housing program in Concord (New Hampshire). Lawyer Tony Tarbell...
Attorney: No Smith funeral before Tues. (AP via Yahoo! News)
Anna Nicole Smith's funeral will not take place before Tuesday, the court-appointed attorney for the starlet's baby daughter said Saturday.
Attorney for Anna Nicole Smith's daughter says no funeral before Tuesday (USA Today)
Anna Nicole Smith's funeral will not take place before Tuesday, the court-appointed attorney for the starlet's baby daughter said Saturday. Richard C. Milstein said in a statement he was working as quickly as possible on the funeral details for the former Playboy centerfold.
Attorney: No Smith Funeral Before Tues. (ABC News)
Attorney for Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Says No Funeral Will Be Held Before Tuesday
Michigan's Female U.S. Attorney Resigns (ABC News)
Michigan's First Female U.S. Attorney Announces Resignation; Democrat Says It Could Be Forced
Michigan's female U.S. attorney resigns (Boston Herald)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Michigan's first female U.S. attorney says she is stepping down, prompting speculation that she is the latest in a wave of resignations forced by the Bush administration. Margaret...