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Can you write your will sans lawyer? (The Charlotte Observer)
Q. Can you write your own will without the help of a lawyer?
Drug ring banker can't pay for lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
Former high-flying Macquarie banker Ian "Rocky" Chalmers needs a lawyer - it's just he can't afford to pay one.
Attorney tries to free 'other victim' of bike path rapes (The Buffalo News)
Nobody knows Anthony J. Capozzi's rape-case file better than defense attorney Thomas C. D'Agostino. He can tell you that in two 1985 police lineups, Capozzi wore numbers 1 and 4. He knows that Capozzi weighed between 205 and 228 pounds at the time of the three rapes that led to his arrest.
Presidential Defense Team Loses an Attorney (Israel National News)
(IsraelNN.com) One of the attorneys in the defense team for President Moshe Katzav announced Sunday afternoon that he was quitting the case. Attorney Tzion Amir, the head of the defense team, said he did not know Attorney David Libai had decided to remove himself from the case.
Tunkhannock attorney will fill district judge seat (The Citizens' Voice)
TUNKHANNOCK — A local attorney will be nominated to fill a magisterial district judge seat that was vacated by the resignation of Patricia Robinson in October.
The modern US nun is an ex-soldier, lawyer and has a blog (AFP via Yahoo! News)
One was a successful corporate lawyer, another a Mercedes-driving businesswoman and a third a navy officer who steered battleships and hunted down cocaine smugglers in South America.
Attorney Avigdor Feldman to Represent Katzav (Israel National News)
(IsraelNN.com) Attorney Avigdor Feldman has agreed to replace Attorney David Libai on President Moshe Katzav’s defense team. Libai stepped down earlier on Sunday, saying he took the job before allegations of rape, sexual assault, and corruption surfaced.
Too early to speculate on Hicks plea, lawyer says (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The US military lawyer for Australian David Hicks says it is too early to speculate about whether his client will plead not guilty to fresh charges.
Hicks' lawyer accuses Howard of double standards (Sydney Morning Herald)
US military lawyer for David Hicks says the Australian government is changing its position on retrospective charges.
Top lawyer for Israeli president quits (AP via Yahoo! News)
A respected lawyer advising Israeli President Moshe Katsav over accusations of rape and sexual assault has quit, Katsav's office said Sunday in the latest turn in a seven-month scandal which has brought calls for his dismissal.
Top Lawyer for Israeli President Quits (ABC News)
Lawyer Advising Israeli President Facing Accusations of Rape and Sexual Assault Has Quit
Mulrunji lawyer slams document leak (Tenterfield Star)
A lawyer for the police officer at the centre of the Palm Island death in custody case will complain to the Queensland attorney-general about the leaking of a confidential report.
President's lawyer quits after rape charge (News Interactive)
THE chief lawyer for Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who is facing an indictment for rape and sexual harassment, will no longer represent the embattled head of state.
Lawyer for Quets asked judge for her release (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- A lawyer for the woman accused of fleeing to Canada with 17-month-old twins has asked a judge to release her from jail. A federal judge had ruled at a hearing last week that Allison Quets must stay in jail until her trial.
District attorney seeks 2nd term (The Patriot-News)
NEW BLOOMFIELD - Charles "Chad" F. Chenot III has announced he will run for a second term as Perry County district attorney.
Leath's lawyer demands records (Knoxville News Sentinel)
The lawyer for Raynella Dossett Leath, charged with the 2003 murder of her husband, David Leath, has subpoenaed the records of several telephone numbers for the month in which the slaying occurred, according to documents filed in Criminal Court.
Attorney-general likely to advise on Litvinenko case (Financial Times)
The attorney-general looks likely to be drawn into another potential political minefield, this time over Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy believed murdered.
IN Attorney General Offers Tips to Protect You from Super Bowl Ticket Scams (News 25 Evansville)
INDIANAPOLIS - Attorney General Steve Carter is warning Hoosiers heading to the Super Bowl to beware of bogus ticket scams. Many of the scams, Carter said, are happening through online auction websites.
District attorney hires new assistant (The Herald-Sun)
Another assistant attorney general soon will be roaming the Durham courthouse, but it has nothing to do with the controversial Duke lacrosse sex-offense case.
South Texas lawyer says he has power to heal (San Antonio Express-News)
A South Texas lawyer is stepping out of the courtroom to do work for the ultimate judge, and his power to heal is attracting thousands to Corpus Christi.
South Texas lawyer says he has power to heal (San Antonio Express-News)
A South Texas lawyer is stepping out of the courtroom to do work for the ultimate judge, and his power to heal is attracting thousands to Corpus Christi.
Denton attorney fined $7K for frivolous suit (BizJournals)
Denton lawyer Bill Trantham has received a $7,000 legal smackdown for filing a frivolous lawsuit against former Denton County District Attorney Bruce Isaacks.
Local attorney makes his U.S. Supreme Court debut (BizJournals)
A Portland attorney who won a $78 million antitrust verdict against timber giant Weyerhaeuser Co. is now awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
N.Y. Firm Challenges New Attorney Ad Rules (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A high-volume, heavy-advertising New York personal injury law firm and a Washington, D.C., advocacy group are apparently the first to challenge the new attorney advertising restrictions that took effect last week.
Home remodeler draws state attorney's focus (St. Petersburg Times)
SEMINOLE - Frank Edmund Donofrio, a Seminole businessman whom homeowners have accused of doing shoddy remodeling projects paid for with high interest loans he helped arrange, is being investigated by the State Attorney's Office and the St. Petersburg Police Department.
S.I. lawyer courting bar to get 2nd shot (New York Daily News)
Two dozen years ago, Staten Island lawyer Neal Wiesner was one bad guy.
District attorney race looks crowded (The Post-Standard)
Oswego County voters might have a choice for district attorney this year.
Prosecutor general brings new charges against Khodorkovsky - lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Feb 5 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has brought new money-laundering charges against former head of the Yukos company Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Karina Moskalenko, a lawyer for Khodorkovsky, said.
US Prosecutor Rebuffs Lawyer's Claims Over Australian Terror Suspect (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Air Force Col. Morris Davis, a senior US military prosecutor in the revised military commission system approved by the US Congress last year, rebuffed the claim of the lawyer of David Hicks, the lone Australian held at Guantanamo Bay, that he is facing a new charge, that of supplying material support to terrorism, introduced four months ago.
US military 'shirt-front' Hicks lawyer (The Age)
Guantanamo Bay a lawless prison run by CIA and US interrogators using CIA techniques of subjugation and degradation, David Hicks' lawyer says.
Khodorkovsky ready to disprove all new charges - lawyer (Interfax)
CHITA. Feb 5 (Interfax) - Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky is ready to prove that all the charges brought against him on Monday are false, lawyer Yury Schmidt told Interfax. Khodorkovsky is willing to testify on one precondition: that the violation of his rights must stop, the lawyer said.
School attorney will seek judgeship (The Buffalo News)
NIAGARA FALLS - An assistant attorney for the Niagara Falls School Board has announced she will run for a full-time City Court judgeship, created this year and set to be filled in the November election.
Attorney General Announces Marketing Stunt Settlement (The Boston Channel)
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Monday a settlement has been reached with Turner Broadcasting System and Interference Inc.
Sheppard's Attorney Says Former CEO Just Followed Advice (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
On the first day of defense testimony last Friday, the attorney for Ronnie Sheppard quizzed the in-house legal counsel for bankrupt HomeGold and Carolina Investors.
Third Attorney Assigned to Murder Case (Brigham Young NewsNet)
After two attorneys became potential witnesses, a third attorney assigned to a murder case appeared in 4th District Court Thursday.
Supreme Court refuses to boot defense lawyer in man's slaying (Deseret Morning News)
The Utah Supreme Court has denied a request by the Utah Attorney General's Office to boot the defense lawyer for accused killer Carole Alden.
Attorney Eino Zapata announces for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 (Bandera Bulletin)
Local attorney Eino Zapata, Republican, has announced his candidacy for the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas for 33 years since his graduation from St. Mary's School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in August of 1973. Attorney Zapata also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University.
Attorney of Williams murder suspect negotiating plea deal (9 News Denver)
DENVER – 9Wants to Know has learned an attorney has been negotiating with Denver Police and the Denver District Attorney’s office regarding the Darrent Williams murder case.
Attorney general says governor unable to remove Hayes (KTVF Fairbanks)
State Attorney General Talis Colberg says Governor Palin lacks the authority to remove University of Alaska regent Jim Hayes from office.
Lawyer withdraws from rape case involving Bloomington policeman (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The trial of a Bloomington police officer charged with four alleged rapes likely will be delayed after his lawyer withdrew from the case Monday, citing medical reasons.
Former Rutland lawyer seeks to be released to halfway house (WCAX 3)
RUTLAND, Vt. A former Rutland lawyer serving a prison sentence for defrauding a client wants to be let out early. John Ruggiero says he should be allowed to serve...
Alberta law on naming foster children restrictive: lawyer (CBC)
The Alberta law preventing media from reporting the names of a three-year-old boy and the foster mother charged with second-degree murder in his death are among the most restrictive in Canada, says a lawyer.
Mabhoko the Third still the king: Lawyer (SABC News)
The lawyer for Mabhoko the Third, the deposed king of the Ndzundza Ndebele says his client is still the clan's monarch. Msebenzi Masombuka, a Lawyer has rejected a ceremony held by the Nzunza royal family at the weekend, at which Sililo Johannes Mahlangu, a new king was enthroned.
Conn. attorney general wants proof Enviga burns calories (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A state attorney general said on Monday that his office is looking for proof that a new drink from Coca-Cola Co. and Nestle burns calories, as the companies claim.
Lawyer Radolovich to give up law license (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Fred Radolovich, the Louisville lawyer who once falsely claimed to have prosecuted a Serbian war criminal at the World Court, has agreed to surrender his license to practice law. Radolovich agreed to resign from the bar Friday in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges that he perjured himself when he lied under oath about his experience in death penalty cases. "It has always been our belief ...
Darnell's Attorney Wants New Trial (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
Attorney Hersy Jones wants a new trial for his client, Raymond Darnell, who happens to also be his nephew. Darnell was convicted of the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend, Arlisha McDonald, and officer Freddy Clinton.
Lawyer withdraws from rape case involving Bloomington policeman (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The trial of a Bloomington police officer charged with raping four women likely will be delayed after his lawyer withdrew from the case Monday, citing medical reasons.
Lawyer withdraws from rape case involving Bloomington policeman (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The trial of a Bloomington police officer charged with raping four women likely will be delayed after his lawyer withdrew from the case Monday, citing medical reasons.
Attorney general says governor unable to remove Hayes (KTVA Anchorage)
State Attorney General Talis Colberg says Governor Palin lacks the authority to remove University of Alaska regent Jim Hayes from office. Colberg's legal opinion differs from an opinion by a legislative attorney regarding Hayes, a former Fairbanks mayor under indictment.
TADA convicts field apex court lawyer to argue their case (Hindustan Times)
The 69 persons convicted by the Special TADA court for their participation in the 1993 serial bomb blast case on Monday, fielded a lawyer from Supreme Court Mushtaq Ahmad to argue their application pleading to drop the TADA charges under which they are found guilty.