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Attorney Talks About Hornbeck Family's Adjustment Since His Return (KOLR/KSFX Ozarks)
(St. Louis) -- Shawn Hornbeck and his family are in the beginning stages of the long road to recovery. That's according to their attorney Scott Sherman, who says Shawn is in the early stages of being assessed by a group of therapists and mental health professionals.
WALLOWA LAWYER FACES POSSIBLE 1-YEAR SUSPENSION (La Grande Observer)
A Wallowa lawyer and former circuit court judge may be suspended from practicing law in Oregon for a year, unless he makes and wins one last appeal, according to the Oregon State Bar Association.
Attorney General, Prosecutors Differ On Jessica's Law (NBC San Diego)
Attorneys for the governor, attorney general and local prosecutors said Monday that they cannot agree how to enforce tough new residency restrictions on sex offenders that were approved last year by California voters.
Be a lawyer — or play one on your DS (MSNBC)
Think you'd be a good lawyer? Test your theory with Capcom's "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All," and try cases without cracking a book.
Darnell's Attorney Wants New Trial (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
Attorney Hersy Jones wants a new trial for his client, Raymond Darnell. Darnell was convicted of the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend, Arlisha McDonald, and officer Freddy Clinton. Darnell received the maximum sentence of 150 years in prison.
Lawyer withdraws from case involving policeman (Daily Vidette)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) -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. Steve Skelton, attorney for Sgt. Jeff Pelo, said he will undergo surgery and a potentially lengthy recovery for a medical problem, which he described as serious but not life-threatening.
Foster to fight 'weak' charges: lawyer (Hastings Gazette)
Controversial Australian businessman Peter Foster will fight fresh money laundering charges because the latest case against him is "pretty weak", his lawyer says.
Foster to fight 'weak' charges: lawyer (Hastings Gazette)
Controversial Australian businessman Peter Foster will fight fresh money laundering charges because the latest case against him is "pretty weak", his lawyer says.
With probation at risk, Barry to meet attorney (The Washington Times)
The defense attorney for D.C. Council member Marion Barry said yesterday that he is meeting with the former mayor this week to decide how best to respond to a recent request by federal prosecutors to revoke Mr. Barry's probation in a criminal tax case.
Hisey gets new appellate lawyer (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON — David Sidney Hisey got a new lawyer this week, but he still has the same claim. “He said he didn’t do it,” appellate attorney Lynette Briggs said.
Attorney general cautions consumers (The Herald-Sun)
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So said our elders back in the day and on Monday, so said state Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is using National Consumer Protection Week to impress the importance of "buyer beware" upon North Carolina consumers.
S. African Lawyer Recalls Apartheid (Emory Wheel)
Albie Sachs, a South African lawyer who struggled against apartheid, explained his country's attempt to reconcile itself with past atrocities to a packed audience on Monday.
S. African Lawyer Recalls Apartheid (Emory Wheel)
Albie Sachs, a South African lawyer who struggled against apartheid, explained his country's attempt to reconcile itself with past atrocities to a packed audience on Monday.
Lawyer: Ex-skating rink owner wants to plead no contest (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
TULSA, Okla. The lawyer for an ex-Broken Arrow skating rink operator asks to enter a no-contest plea for his client to federal charges of child pornography...
Lawyer ridicules Foster bail fears (News Interactive)
PETER Foster has been remanded in custody over money laundering charges because police seem to think "he can go anywhere, anytime", his lawyer says.
L.A. city attorney faces whistle-blower lawsuit (Los Angeles Times)
Prosecutor says L.A. city attorney retaliated after she complained about work of outside firms. A veteran city prosecutor has filed a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging that Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo retaliated against her for complaining about the work of outside law firms hired by the city and whose partners and associates are major political supporters of Delgadillo.
Allentown lawyer stole $225,000 from client, prosecutors say (The Morning Call)
John J. Keller, 61, is being held without bail pending a hearing today. An Allentown lawyer, who last year was convicted of hitting a woman, stole $225,000 from a client, siphoning the money to pay employee expenses and buy personal items, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Attorney wants DUI findings tossed (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE -- The attorney for a State College man accused of driving drunk when he struck two pedestrians, killing one, has filed a series of motions seeking the dismissal of his client's statements to police and his blood-alcohol content test results.
Cops lied, teacher's lawyer says (Rocky Mountain News)
A 17-year-old boy told police he had a sexual encounter with his teacher only after officers lied by telling him there was an eyewitness, the teacher's lawyer said.
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.
Board considers attorney fees (The Herald News)
-- JOLIET -- Joliet attorney Richard Kavanagh has been the Will County Forest Preserve District's attorney since 1983.
Attorney: Condemn unsafe house in Miller (Post-Tribune)
The attorney representing a man in Miller, whose pile of junk caught the attention of the city last fall after years of accumulation, says he wouldn't necessarily protest attempts to condemn his client's home.
Carroll's new attorney wants trial delayed (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The new attorney for David Carroll Jr. requested Monday that his Feb. 26 murder trial be delayed so she can have adequate time to prepare his defense.
R.I. Attorney General Is TJX's Latest Headache (PC Magazine via Yahoo! News)
In the almost daily saga of the TJX data breach, the attorney general for Rhode Island launches an investigation into what executives at the $16 billion retail chain knew and when they knew it.
Lawyer: War objector will take stand (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Army lieutenant who said he refused to deploy to Iraq because he believes the war is illegal will take the stand in his own defense, his lawyer said.
Lawyer's conviction in stalking reversed (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Feb. 6 (UNION-TRIBUNE): A state appeals court reversed the stalking and burglary convictions of a North County lawyer yesterday, after concluding that her trial was tainted by the specter of bias by the judge.
Hamza lawyer paid £500,000 in just 7 months - all from legal aid (Evening Standard)
The lawyer who represented hate preacher Abu Hamza and key terrorist suspects is being paid nearly £17,000 a week in legal aid. Muddassar Arani's law firm reportedly netted £506,466 in the first seven months of the current financial year.
Lawyer imprisoned for contempt of court (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)
High Court judge Mary Murugi Mugo Tuesday sent a lawyer to prison for three weeks for contempt of court for failing to inform her that he had appealed against her ruling in December last year.
Lawyer: War Objector Will Take Stand (ABC News)
Iraq War Critic Will Take the Stand in His Defense During Court-Martial, His Lawyer Says
Lawyer withdraws from rape case involving Bloomington policeman (Daily Herald)
BLOOMINGTON _ 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 (Daily Herald)
BLOOMINGTON _ 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.
Bus driver gets new lawyer (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A last-minute maneuver Monday sent school bus driver Angelynna Young's case to the grand jury and assigned her a new lawyer.
Attorney general may keep bigger cut of collected debts (The Columbus Dispatch)
Fearing the loss of as much as $5 million a year in federal homeland-security grants, Attorney General Marc Dann is exploring the idea of keeping a larger percentage of debts recovered by his office for state agencies.
Attorney general promises quick response to veto suit (The Columbus Dispatch)
Attorney General Marc Dann vowed yesterday to move quickly in answering a lawsuit brought by Republican legislative leaders challenging a veto Gov. Ted Strickland issued on his first day in office.
Attorney donates memorabilia to Aviation Center (Jacksonville Daily Record)
Director of FCCJ’s Aviation Center of Excellence J.B. Renninger and attorney Homer Humphries with the photos Humphries donated to the center. Homer Humphries has been an attorney in Jacksonville for better than half a century.
Memorial service held for Jacksonville attorney (Jacksonville Daily Record)
Friends and colleagues of Jacksonville attorney Edward Booth, who died last May, gathered Monday at the Duval County Courthouse for a service in his honor.
N.B. lawyer says people still entitled to scrapped rebate (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A New Brunswick lawyer is filing a class action lawsuit seeking to reinstate home heating rebates scrapped by the new Liberal government.
Justice lawyer defends attorney firings (AP via Yahoo! News)
A top Justice Department lawyer acknowledged Tuesday that more than a half-dozen U.S. attorneys were fired in the last year, in some cases without cause, but denied Democrats' charges that they were dismissed and replaced for political reasons.
Suspects in murder of PDX lawyer sentenced (KGW Portland)
A man involved in killing a Portland lawyer who set up a meeting with a women he met on a telephone chat line back in 2004 apologized to the victim's family in court Tuesday.
Former Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly to Join Boston Office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (SYS-CON Media)
Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced today thatThomas F. Reilly, immediate former Attorney General of Massachusetts, willbe joining the firm as a shareholder in the Boston office. GreenbergTraurig, an international firm, is ranked seventh on The American Lawyer'sAm Law 100 listing of the largest U.S. firms, based on number of lawyers,with over 1600 attorneys worldwide. Tom Reilly comes to the firm as ...
Attorney general offers tips to consumers joining health clubs (WHAS 11 Louisville)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- As part of National Consumer Education Week, Attorney General Greg Stumbo urges Kentucky citizens interested in joining a health club or gym to check for details before they sign up.
Draft autopsy reports never disclosed to Truscott's 1959 legal team: lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - Steven Truscott's lawyer says valuable information about Lynne Harper's time of death was withheld from Truscott's 1959 defence team.
State Attorney Won't Seek Reelection (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
Jacksonville's chief prosecutor for the past 16 years is announcing that he will not seek another term as state attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit.
Loeffler Tuggey attorney contributes $500,000 to Health Science Center (San Antonio Business Journal)
Attorney Stanley Rosenberg and his wife Sandra have pledged $500,000 to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to support prostate cancer research.
Man sentenced to life for lawyer slaying (KATU Portland)
Stuwart Lueb, 34, was sentenced to 42 years in prison Tuesday. He was convicted in the kidnapping, robbery and slaying of Portland lawyer Doug Swanson, who died of asphyxiation during the ordeal.
Attorney in Wal-Mart suit says he expects appeal of ruling allowing (CBS 47 Fresno)
An attorney involved in a lawsuit against Wal-Mart says he expects the retailer to appeal a ruling that it must face a class-action lawsuit alleging female employees were discriminated against ...
Attorney in Wal-Mart suit says he expects appeal of ruling allowing (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
An attorney involved in a lawsuit against Wal-Mart says he expects the retailer to appeal a ruling that it must face a class-action lawsuit alleging female employees were discriminated against ...
Pottawattamie Co. Fires County Attorney (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
A Pottawattamie County attorney has been fired.
State Attorney Won't Seek Re-Election (WJXT Jacksonville)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville's chief prosecutor for the past 16 years is announcing that he will not seek a sixth term as state attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit.
Attorney in Wal-Mart suit says he expects appeal of ruling allowing (Fox 6 News San Diego)
An attorney involved in a lawsuit against Wal-Mart says he expects the retailer to appeal a ruling that it must face a class-action lawsuit alleging female employees were discriminated against in pay and promotions.