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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.
Lawyer says client's convictiion "legally impossible" (The Herald-Sun)
Making the bold claim that a conviction is "legally impossible" in a murder case against one of his clients, defense lawyer John Fitzpatrick asked Wednesday that the District Attorney's Office be prohibited from trying the matter next week.
Attorney: Brown not told to return to prison (The Pleasant Prairie Sun)
A new attorney for Sebon Brown, Jr. is seeking dismissal of a lengthy 1973 prison sentence on the basis the Zion man was not notified to return for remand to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Brown had been convicted, along with two co-defendants, of the 1973 rape and robbery of a 17-year-old Kenosha girl.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
State revokes Iowa lawyer’s license (Lincoln Journal Star)
TABOR, Iowa — A Tabor lawyer had his license revoked in Iowa after an array of ethical misconduct allegations were filed in Nebraska and Iowa.
High-profile lawyer tapped to defend Grant (Detroit News)
Macomb County's chief circuit judge bypassed a list of court-appointed attorneys Wednesday and handpicked a high-powered lawyer to defend accused murderer Stephen Grant.
Lawyer gets drug charges reduced (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
Newburgh - The city’s chief lawyer dodged a legal bullet after Rockland County prosecutors asked a judge to reduce a felony drug possession charge to a misdemeanor.
State’s attorney placed on leave (New Haven Register)
-MILFORD — Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney L. Mark Hurley was placed on administrative leave Wednesday as two state agencies investigate allegations of misappropriation of funds, according to sources.
Garyville lawyer sets sights on state House (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Geri Broussard Baloney, a lawyer from Garyville, has announced her intentions to enter the race to replace state Rep. Robert R. "Bobby" Faucheux Jr. in the 57th District of the House of Representatives.
Attorney: Man shot by Fort Lauderdale police will sue (Sun-Sentinel)
A man who survived a Fort Lauderdale police shooting at a Sistrunk Boulevard intersection intends to sue the city, according to his attorney, Johnny McCray Jr.
Weiss readies bid for city attorney (Los Angeles Times)
The L.A. councilman is entering the race and lining up support for a seat that won't be vacated for two years. Hoping to scare away challengers by building a campaign war chest two years early, Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss is about to officially declare himself a candidate for city attorney.
U.S. attorney won't investigate 1977 death case (St. Petersburg Times)
CLEARWATER - The U.S. Attorney's Office has declined to investigate a July 1977 fatal wreck on Clearwater Beach that resulted in the deaths of a rookie police officer and a young motorist from Georgia.
Oliveira, Merrillvillle personal injury attorney, dies at 59 (Post-Tribune)
Francis Jeffery "Jeff" Oliveira, a Merrillville attorney who represented clients in various historical cases, died Tuesday at the age of 59. Two years ago, Oliveira helped sue local law enforcement after a Lake County Jail inmate killed himself.
Roseland clerk claims town attorney has conflict: Gridley declines to reopen office; says she is preparing for planned ... (South Bend Tribune)
ROSELAND -- Clerk-treasurer Cheryl Gridley has accused the town attorney of acting inappropriately by threatening to file suit against her on behalf of the Town Council.
U.S. attorney reviewing Moran’s decision to change lien (The Citizens' Voice)
U.S. Attorney Thomas A. Marino’s office is reviewing Luzerne County Prothonotary Jill Moran’s decision to record a federal tax lien against her law partner under another name, District Attorney David Lupas said Wednesday.
Accused teacher told boy not to talk, attorney says (The Post and Courier)
COLUMBIA - As law enforcement closed in on a teacher now accused of having sex with five boys, the woman sent text messages to at least one of the youths to urge him to keep his mouth shut, an attorney for some of the boys said Wednesday.
Home Of Well-Known Attorney Robbed (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Burlington police said two men broke into the home of a well-known attorney Wednesday. Police said the men were arrested shortly after neighbors saw them brake into the home of Mark Kaplan on Prospect Hill around noon.
Business buzz: Napa attorney Juliana Pisani joins Gaw Van Male law firm (Napa Valley Register)
Gaw Van Male, counselors at law, announce attorney Juliana Pisani has joined the firm.
Double murder suspects resolve attorney issues in court (WATE 6 Knoxville)
The only woman charged in the double murder of a young Knoxville couple in February was in court in Knoxville Thursday after being brought back from Kentucky Wednesday night. And another suspect in the murders was appointed a new attorney.
Attorney General skeptical about prosecutor firings (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said he and many of his counterparts are skeptical of the Justice Department's explanation of last year's mass removal of federal prosecutors, where H.E. "Bud" Cummins of Arkansas was one of the casualties.
Abduction suspect still trying to get his own lawyer (South Bend Tribune)
GOSHEN -- Jerry White is still looking into getting his own lawyer, his public defender Jeff Majerek said in court today.
Devlin's lawyer dismisses suggested plea deal (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
A lawyer for the kidnapping suspects says the broad outlines of the package, which would include several consecutive life sentences, make it a nonstarter.
Attorney offers Zimmerman documents for public viewing (Leader-Telegram)
A Chicago attorney is willing to provide police officer depositions to anyone at no charge from Evan Zimmerman’s dismissed wrongful conviction lawsuit against the Eau Claire Police Department.
Concerns Surround Appointment Of Grant's Attorney (ClickOnDetroit)
The Macomb County Bar Association says it is not happy with the way Grant's attorney was chosen.
Concerns Surround Appointment Of Grant's Attorney (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
A news conference was held Thursday at Macomb County Circuit Court over concerns in regards to the appointment of Stephen Grant's attorney.
Attorney: 50 People Claim Roman Catholic Sex Abuse (WLTX-TV Columbia)
An attorney says about four dozen people have come forward since a pool of $12 million was announced in January.
Attorney Dalton Says Judge Sell "Out Of Line" In Sculpture Vandal Case (The Chattanoogan)
Attorney Jesse W. Dalton said General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell’s actions Wednesday in the case involving damage to First Street sculptures "were out of line for an elected judge, and her logic was illogical."
Attorney: Accused teacher asked boy not to talk (WIS News 10 Columbia)
(Columbia-AP) March 7, 2007 - An attorney says that, as law enforcement closed in on a teacher accused of having sex with five boys, the woman sent text messages to at least one of the youths to urge him to keep his mouth shut.
Retired lawyer indicted in case of stolen art (Boston Globe)
A retired lawyer who allegedly negotiated to sell stolen paintings, including a $30 million Cezanne still life, was indicted Thursday.
Police Investigate Suspicious Letter Sent To Attorney (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
FREDERICK, Md. -- Police were called to a possible hazardous material situation in Frederick after two employees of an attorney's office fell ill on Thursday after coming into contact with a suspicious letter.
Lawyer charged with trying to sell stolen art (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. grand jury on Thursday indicted a retired Massachusetts lawyer who held a $30 million trove of stolen paintings, including one by French postimpressionist painter Paul Cezanne, for almost 30 years.
Retired lawyer indicted in case of stolen art (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - A retired lawyer who allegedly negotiated to sell stolen paintings, including a $30 million Cezanne still life, was indicted Thursday. A federal grand jury indicted Robert R. Mardirosian...
Earlier this week, Mary Jo White, who was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1993-2002, also ... (MLive.com)
You serve at the president’s pleasure, no question about that. … However, throughout modern history, my understanding is, you did not change the U.S. attorney during an administration, unless there was some evidence of misconduct or other really quite significant cause to do so.
Attorney Distributes Criminal Records By E-Mail (CBS 2 Chicago)
An e-mail newsletter in north suburban Highwood is raising eyebrows. An attorney in the area included the criminal records of reputed gang members in the message. As CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports, a police investigation is now underway. VIDEO: See Why An E-Newsletter Has Some Highwood Officials Fuming
Attorney General's Office Now Investigating Pile of Dumped Documents (KCBD-TV Lubbock)
The attorney general is now investigating thousands of confidential documents dumped in a Lubbock field. NewsChannel 11's Ben Lawson has the latest.
A Lawyer Finds He Can Go Home Again (New York Times)
Harvey Miller, who made Weil, Gotshal a bankruptcy powerhouse, returns after a detour into banking.
White House bows on attorney reforms (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Bush administration, bowing to an uproar over its firing of eight federal prosecutors, agreed Thursday to tightening the law for replacing U.S. attorneys and letting Congress hear from senior officials with roles in the ousters.
'Attorney Man' Teaches Truth, Justice and the Marketing Way (Law.com)
There's a brand-new hero in town. Batman, Superman and Spider-Man, meet Attorney Man! Attorneys as superheroes is the idea behind "Attorney Man," a comic book written by business-development specialist Karen Katz, formerly an attorney at Crowell & Moring. But this superhero tale is not for kids; rather, it's a professional-development tool, starring Tim Silver, an attorney at Cha Chingi Changa ...
Lawyer indicted in stolen art case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A retired lawyer accused of negotiating to sell paintings allegedly stolen by a former client, including a $30 million Cezanne still life, was indicted Thursday.
Lawyer Indicted in Stolen Art Case (ABC News)
Retired Lawyer Accused of Negotiating to Sell Paintings Allegedly Stolen by Former Client
Choice of attorney draws criticism (Detroit News)
MOUNT CLEMENS -- Sheriff Mark Hackel is changing procedures in his office and Macomb County attorneys are crying foul as criticism mounts over the hiring of a high-profile defense attorney to represent accused murderer Stephen Grant.
Conrad leaving county district attorney's office (Lancaster Online)
A veteran prosecutor who helped put hundreds of sex offenders behind bars is leaving the district attorney's office for private practice.Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey A. Conrad plans to leave April 2 for a position with Clymer & Musser PC, 408 W. Chestnut St.Conrad bec...
Border politics may have cost U.S. attorney her job (Los Angeles Times)
Critics say Carol Lam was fired in San Diego because she ignored immigration issues. WASHINGTON — From the moment she took over as U.S. attorney in San Diego in 2002, Carol Chien-Hua Lam made no secret that white-collar crime would be her top priority — including transgressions by prominent business and political figures.
Devlin’s attorney rejects plan for plea deal (Kansas City Star)
ST. LOUIS | Michael Devlin’s attorney has dismissed a plea deal being drafted by county and federal prosecutors, saying the outlines of the package already make it a nonstarter.
Attorney General skeptical about prosecutor firings (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said he and many of his counterparts are skeptical of the Justice Department's explanation of last year's mass removal of federal prosecutors, where H.E. "Bud" Cummins of Arkansas was one of the casualties.
Montana U.S. attorney to discuss firings (Billings Gazette)
Montana U.S. Attorney William Mercer, who also is acting associate attorney general, is expected to be among top Justice Department officials who will be interviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. After me ...
Retired lawyer indicted in case of stolen art (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - A retired lawyer who allegedly negotiated to sell stolen paintings, including a $30 million Cezanne still life, was indicted Thursday. A federal grand jury indicted Robert R. Mardirosian...
Gonzales won't challenge U.S. attorney measure (The Olympian)
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration agreed Thursday not to oppose legislation that would eliminate the attorney general's power to appoint interim U.S. attorneys without Senate confirmation.
Retired Falmouth attorney indicted in stolen art case (Cape Cod Times)
A federal grand jury yesterday indicted a former attorney who lives in Falmouth on charges that he kept seven stolen paintings for three decades.
NBC, in Cellar, Turns to Lawyer in Search for Shows (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
March 9 (Bloomberg) -- Three weeks into his tenure as president of NBC Universal Television West Coast, Marc Graboff is talking about inertia. More specifically: How to avoid it at his fourth-place television network.