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City Wants Attorney Sanctioned (WLBT 3)
The city of Greenwood has asked a judge for sanctions against an attorney representing a high school student who is suing over a confrontation with a police officer at school.
13703. I need an attorney (The Oregonian)
Even though the appeal is due today, I have filed for an extension to the supreme court. I am however still in need of an attorney. I am a single low income mother in Oregon, and in desperate need of pro bono legal help.
Former U.S. attorney says he was ordered to resign (The Olympian)
SEATTLE (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney John McKay told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his resignation this month was ordered by the Bush administration, which gave him no explanation for the firing.
Attorney General agrees to publish key documents in cash for honours affair (Daily Mail)
The Attorney General has caved into mounting pressure over his role in the cash for honours affair - agreeing to publish key documents on whether to prosecute Tony Blair or his closest aides
Former U.S. attorney McKay says he was ordered to resign (Seattle Times)
John McKay, the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, said he was ordered to resign in early December by a senior official at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Lawyer: Mike Tyson Checks Into Rehab (WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley)
A lawyer for Mike Tyson said Wednesday the former heavyweight champion has checked himself into an in-patient treatment program for "various addictions" as he awaits trial on drug charges.
Oneals Case Referred To District Attorney (ContactMusic)
LATEST: RYAN O'NEAL's arrest report has been forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office who will decide whether or not to file cha
Attorney General Delivers Check for LSUHSC (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
LSU Health Sciences Center's Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is $25,000 richer. Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti handed over the check this morning. The money will benefit the St. Jude clinic housed at Feist-Weiller.
Attorney general asked to investigate officer-involved shootings (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- Two community-based activist groups are lobbying the state attorney general to investigate several officer-involved shootings that have occurred over the last two years in San Diego County, leaders announced Wednesday at a news conference downtown.
Girl Brawl Case Goes To State Attorney (Local 6 Orlando)
Battery charges likely will be filed in the case of the videotaped brawl between several young girls in Melbourne, Fla., according to police. The case has been handed over to the State Attorney’s Office, police told Local 6 News partner Florida Today Wednesday.
Attorney general says no exceptions to minimum wage (BizJournals)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said that developmentally disabled workers fit under a new, voter-approved state law that mandates a $6.75 per hour minimum wage.
Lawyer Says Officers Will be Charged in Shootout (13 WMAZ Macon)
Fulton County prosecutors intend to charge three Atlanta police officers involved in the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman in a shootout at her home with murder, according to the lawyer for one of the officers.
Lawyer had questioned cop's casino business (Morris Ledger)
Three months before suspended Roxbury police officer Thomas Juskus was charged with running a gambling casino, a lawyer he consulted warned him the business was already being investigated.
Bush White House Guest Was Indicted N.J. Lawyer, Records Show (Bloomberg.com)
Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush invited an indicted New Jersey lawyer to a White House holiday party less than two months after the attorney was charged with immigration fraud, court records show.
Former U.S. attorney says he was ordered to resign (The Columbian)
SEATTLE (AP) -- Former U.S. Attorney John McKay told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his resignation last month was ordered by the Bush administration, which gave him no explanation for the firing.
Ex-U.S. Attorney McKay was forced to resign (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
John McKay, the former U.S. attorney for Western Washington, confirmed Wednesday that he was ordered to resign last month and "given no explanation" for a move that critics immediately denounced as politically motivated.
Hicks's lawyer blasts 'security threat' comments (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The Australian lawyer for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks says comments by the detention centre's chief are another example of the demonisation process being undertaken by the US and Australian governments.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
HOW MUCH BENT LAWYER TAYLOR CLAIMED IN LEGAL AID LAST YEAR... £409,300 (Daily Record)
A LAWYER who bribed heroin addicts to help him fleece the taxpayer has been banned by legal chiefs after the Daily Record exposed him.
BUNGS LAWYER BANNED (Daily Record)
A BENT lawyer who raked in a fortune by paying junkies to sign bogus legal aid claims has been banned by law chiefs. Corrupt Glasgow solicitor Robert Taylor earned up to £80-a-time after giving addicts £5 to fill in the forms.
Attorney charged in rare coins case (The Salt Lake Tribune)
The retainer given to a Salt Lake City attorney was allegedly paid in coins. Not nickels and dimes. These were rare ones, with an estimated value of more than $100,000. But the coins were stolen. And the attorney, Frank A. Berardi, was charged Monday with two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Man must pay lawyer share of state award (Akron Beacon Journal)
Jimmy ``Spunk'' Williams, the Akron man who received thousands of dollars after being released from prison for a rape he did not commit, lost his appeal against his former lawyer.
Union picketing over company's pay scale, lawyer says (Asbury Park Press)
The lawyer for the electrical union picketing the house of a contractor earlier this week said the issue was not about unionizing the company, but about protesting less-than-fair wages.
Lawyer to sue state for rejecting meeting with inmate (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ A lawyer will file a damages suit, arguing the state rejected his request to meet with a death row inmate, who was executed last year, for arranging a petition for a retrial, he said Thursday.
Ky. lawyer's Florida A&M pay 'not earned' (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Lexington lawyer Shirley Cunningham did no work to justify a $100,000-a-year "distinguished chair of law" that Florida A&M University gave him in exchange for a $1 million gift, a Florida state agency has found. Cunningham made the gift with fees from Kentucky's $200 million settlement of claims arising from the diet drug fen-phen.
U.S. attorney: Pirro probe 'ongoing' (The Journal News)
HARRISON - The federal probe of former Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro continues, but the region's chief federal prosecutor won't say when it will end.
Napper attorney a no-show for resentencing (CentralOhio.com)
The resentencing of a Washington Court House man convicted of murder, attempted murder and having a firearm while under disability was rescheduled Wednesday after his attorney didn't show up in the Ross County Court of Common Pleas.
Lawyer eyed for board seat (The Nashua Telegraph)
CONCORD - Gov. John Lynch said he intends to nominate a Nashua lawyer to a seat on the state board of education. ...
U.S. attorney: Bush ordered resignation (The Olympian)
SEATTLE - Former U.S. Attorney John McKay told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his resignation last month was ordered by the Bush administration, which gave him no explanation for the firing.
Ohio attorney general will ride high in his SUV (The Columbus Dispatch)
When new Attorney General Marc Dann crisscrosses Ohio to go to work and speak to constituent groups, his travels are bound to get noticed. That’s not just because the outspoken Democrat has a knack for attracting media attention: He’ll be sitting in one of the biggest passenger vehicles on the road.
State lawyer arrested on DUI charge (Knoxville News Sentinel)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ A senior lawyer in the state Attorney General's office was charged with drunken driving for at least the third time in recent years.
Attorney is Fourth to Seek Vacancy (RedNova)
By Mike Joseph, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Feb. 8--State College attorney Steve Lachman announced Wednesday he will seek election to the Centre County judge position that will be left vacant by the retirement of Judge Charles C. Brown Jr.
U.S. attorney general tours bombed Argentine Jewish center (CNN.com)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday toured a Jewish cultural center bombed in 1994 and said the United States supports Argentina's efforts to seek justice for its worst terrorist attack.
Attorney General Delivers Check for LSUHSC (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
LSU Health Sciences Center's Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is $25,000 richer. Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti handed over the check this morning. The money will benefit the St. Jude clinic housed at Feist-Weiller.
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.
Top attorney angry about court delays (Independent Online)
A Cape Town attorney has criticised a state prosecutor after he waited for more than four hours for the start of his client's bail application hearing.
Jackson no longer able to afford attorney (Winona Daily News)
The man prosecutors have accused of pulling convicted killer Paul Gordon’s strings can no longer afford a private attorney to defend him on two weapons charges, and the case has been delayed.
Fumo's Lawyer To Speak At Press Conference (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
The lawyer for state Senator Vince Fumo is planning a news conference Thursday. The senator has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he used state workers and a nonprofit group for his personal and political benefit.
U.S. Attorney: 'I Was Ordered to Resign' (San Francisco Chronicle)
Former U.S. Attorney John McKay said his resignation was ordered by the Bush administration without explanation seven months after he received a favorable job evaluation. "I was ordered to resign as U.S. attorney on Dec. 7 by the Justice Department,"...
Fumo pleads not guilty, lawyer to respond today (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, accompanied by his lawyer, Richard A. Sprague, surrendered to the FBI yesterday, submitted to a digital mug shot and fingerprints, then strode into a crowded federal courtroom to plead not guilty to 139 felony charges.
Attorney for abduction suspect doesn't attend hearing (South Bend Tribune)
GOSHEN -- Jerry White's attorney didn't appear in court for an attorney status hearing this morning.
U.S. Attorney: 'I was ordered to resign' (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former U.S. Attorney John McKay said his resignation was ordered by the Bush administration without explanation seven months after he received a favorable job evaluation.
Crist reappoints attorney to handle stop-sign runner case (Orlando Sentinel)
The governor has assigned a new attorney to prosecute a man for violating his probation to avoid a conflict of interest with Volusia's top prosecutor, the State Attorney's office announced today.
Attorney General To Handle Reid's Sons' Cases (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
District Attorney Bruce Castor recused himself from the Reid cases because of a conflict of interest.
Czech supreme state attorney asks to probe information leak (České noviny)
Prague- Czech Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka said on Czech Radio today that she would ask Interior Minister Ivan Langer (Civic Democrats, ODS) to check from where personal information on state attorney Libor Grygarek had leaked.
Myers’ attorney must file first (Mooresville/Decatur Times)
Morgan County Superior Court II Judge Christopher Burnham said the attorney for John R. Myers II must officially file a motion to be removed as the convicted murderer’s representation before he can appoint another attorney.
Bush White House Guest Was Indicted N.J. Attorney (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush invited an indicted New Jersey lawyer to a White House holiday party less than two months after the attorney was charged with immigration fraud, court records show.
Prosecutors bully Khodorkovsky defence team-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
MOSCOW, Feb 8 (Reuters) - The lawyer of jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky complained to the Prosecutor-General's office on Thursday about what she called its acts of intimidation against the defence team.
Lawyer Says Anna Nicole Smith Has Died (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith says she has died.
A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith says she has died (The Canton Repository)
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith says she has died. Anna Nicole Smith was unresponsive and was rushed to the hospital Thursday while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino, hotel officials said. "She checked in Monday at 8 p.m. as a guest.