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Lawyer wants lineup for vandalism suspect (The Record-Courier)
A lawyer for vandalism suspect David Scott Killen appealed unsuccessfully Wednesday for a lower bail and asked the judge to order a lineup or suppress evidence that implicated his client.
Sutherland signs criminal defense attorney Billy Martin (BizJournals)
Prominent trial attorney Billy Martin has moved from Blank Rome to another D.C. law firm, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.
Lawyer Paul Coddington's disbarment changed to suspension (WCAX 3)
CONCORD, N.H. The state Supreme Court has changed a lawyer's misconduct punishment from disbarment to a two year suspension. Paul Coddington was disbarred last...
Lawyer Paul Coddington's disbarment changed to suspension (Boston Globe)
Five months after the state Supreme Court disbarred lawyer Paul Coddington, it changed his punishment to a two-year suspension.
Los Angeles Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Lawyer, Robert Salinsky Launches His New Website at ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
The Law Offices of Robert Salinsky, Criminal Defense Lawyer Southern California, launches a new website at RobertSalinsky.com.
Lawyer wants lineup for vandalism suspect (The Record-Courier)
A lawyer for vandalism suspect David Scott Killen appealed unsuccessfully Wednesday for a lower bail and asked the judge to order a lineup or suppress evidence that implicated his client.
County Attorney works long hours, but really likes his job (Todd County Country Courier)
County Attorney Chuck Rasmussen. By Rin Porter About eight weeks ago, the newly elected county officers were sworn in to begin their duties.
Retired lawyer indicted in case of stolen art (North Adams Transcript)
BOSTON (AP) — A retired lawyer who allegedly negotiated to sell stolen paintings, including a $30 million Cezanne still life, was indicted Thursday.
Judge Sell Considers Action Against Attorney Dalton Possible Contempt Order Or Referral To State Disciplinary Board (The Chattanoogan)
General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell said Friday she is considering possible actions against an attorney who denounced her rulings in the case involving damage to First Street sculptures.
'Salacious' Grant media coverage requires gag order, attorney says (Detroit News)
MOUNT CLEMENS -- The attorney for accused murderer Stephen Grant is citing "salacious" media speculation as a reason to prevent police and prosecutors from talking about the case.
Attorney: Signature Pharmacy owners will be vindicated (Orlando Sentinel)
In a statement, attorney says owners will be cleared in steroid case. The attorney for the owners and operators of an Orlando pharmacy charged in a multi-state steroid distribution ring by New York prosecutors vowed Friday that they would be vindicated.
N.M. Attorney General Wants More Border Funds, Agents (KFOX 14 El Paso)
New Mexico's new attorney general asks the federal government for more funds and additional federal agents to protect the border.
'The Sopranos' can film in Bloomfield, township attorney says (Asbury Park Press)
Tony Soprano is welcome in the North Jersey town of Bloomfield. Earlier this week, the town's mayor and council had denied a permit to film the series' final scene, saying they found the HBO mob drama a disparaging portrait of Italian-Americans. Township attorney Brian Aloia has decided, however, that the town clerk is required to issue a filming permit and the council doesn't have a say unless ...
Attorney General Warns of New E-mail Scam (KATV Little Rock)
Little Rock (AP) - The Arkansas attorney general's office says some residents are receiving a scam lottery e-mail claiming to be sent by the FBI. In the scam, an e-mail tells consumers that they have won $1 million in the "Gladwin Sweepstakes Lottery."
Attorney denies any involvement from governor in tax dispute case (ABC 7 Chicago)
Both Governor Doyle and the state Department of Transportation's head attorney are denying there was any contact between the governor and the D-O-T related to a tax dispute involving trucking companies once owned by Doyle's top donor.
Nevada governor's lawyer responds to contribution questions (Las Vegas Sun)
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A lawyer for Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons said Friday that $169,100 in contributions to a defense fund, set up to deal with brewing legal cases, were disclosed even though it's not clear whether the disclosure was required under state election laws.
Nevada governor's lawyer responds to contribution questions (KTVN Reno)
CARSON CITY A lawyer for Governor Jim Gibbons says about 169-thousand dollars in contributions to a defense fund, set up to deal with brewing legal cases, were disclosed even though it's not clear whether the disclosure was required under state election laws.
Attorney Speaks Out For Pharmacy Owners (WESH via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for a group of people charged in connection with an alleged steroid ring talked Friday night about the allegations.
Attorney General Warns Of Fake FBI E-Mail Scam (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Arkansas attorney general's office is warning of an e-mail scam in which residents receive fake e-mails that appear to be sent by the FBI.
Militia Commander Fires Lawyer (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- A Black Oak man can fire his lawyer, but will have to take whatever defense attorney the court appoints, a federal judge ruled Friday.
A new U.S. attorney is sworn in (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
More than 300 people attended the swearing-in ceremony Friday for U.S. Attorney Rachel K. Paulose, the first woman to hold the office in Minnesota and, at 33, the youngest. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., and A.M. (Sandy) Keith, chief justice emeritus of the Minnesota Supreme Court, spoke on her behalf. A number of Paulose's family members attended the ceremony at the University of St. Thomas School ...
Attorney accused of molestation resigns from bar (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
SHAWNEE, Okla. A Shawnee attorney accused of molesting a teenage client has agreed to immediately stop practicing law and won't be eligible for a new license for five...
Retired Lawyer Indicted in Stolen Art Case (Law.com)
Robert R. Mardirosian, 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 by a federal grand jury. Mardirosian -- of both Falmouth, Mass., and St. Paul de Vence, France -- was indicted with one count each of possessing, transporting and selling stolen goods that had crossed U.S. borders. ...
Watts and #8217; alleged victim hires attorney (Terre Haute Tribune-Star)
The woman who has accused Vigo County Recorder Raymond L. Watts of stalking and sexual harassment has hired an Indianapolis employment and labor law attorney in connection with the Watts situation, the alleged victim confirmed Friday.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Lawyer challenges insurance tax (The Kentucky Post)
A lawyer fighting to keep Kenton County from building a jail on a site just outside of Independence is once again taking the county to court, this time over a new tax on insurance bills.
State Bar suspends Burley attorney (South Idaho Press)
A Burley attorney has been ordered to serve a two-year probationary term for failing to properly discharge his duties and provide payment checks to various clients in two separate claims.
Eyeing a White House Role in the U.S. Attorney Firings (Time Magazine)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Ratcheting up its investigation of the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, the House Judiciary Committee is turning its attention to the White House's role in the affair.
Attorney gets 60 days in jail for sex crimes (Seattle Times)
Noting that "sometimes good people do bad things," King County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell sentenced Bellevue attorney Jeb E. Burgess to 60 days in...
Militia Commander Fires Lawyer (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- A Black Oak man can fire his lawyer, but will have to take whatever defense attorney the court appoints, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Attorney: Defendant forced into aiding in CA reservoir case (The Fresno Bee)
A man charged in a deadly kidnapping-for-ransom scheme targeting Russian immigrants was threatened into participating by two defendants already convicted in the case, according to the man's defense attorney.
Attorney: Defendant forced into aiding in CA reservoir case (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES A man charged in a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme targeting L-A's Russian immigrants was forced to participate, says his attorney.
Attorney files to ban info (Post-Tribune)
CROWN POINT -- The attorney for suspended Calumet High School Principal Michael Banham, accused of shooting at his wife's car last year, wants testimony from his wife and others barred from court.
Attorney drops effort to wipe out arrest charge (The Des Moines Register)
An Indianola attorney on Friday dropped his attempt to force the Warren County Sheriff’s Department to wipe from its records information about his...
Search for city attorney on way (The Olympian)
Olympia officials will find a replacement for City Attorney Bob Sterbank by the end of the summer, City Manager Steve Hall said. Sterbank resigned this month to become city attorney in Mercer Island.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Mayor-elect restructures city attorney's office (WCAX 3)
RUTLAND, Vt. The newly elected mayor of Rutland is making good on a promise to restructure the city attorney's office. Chris Louras says city attorney Christopher...
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Paulose sworn in as U.S. attorney for Minnesota (Brainerd Dispatch)
MINNEAPOLIS — Rachel Paulose (pah-LOHS') has been officially sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. More than 300 people attended yesterday's swearing-in ceremony.
First Woman U.S. Attorney For Minn. Sworn In (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Rachel Paulose has been officially sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. More Political News
First Woman U.S. Attorney For Minn. Sworn In (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Rachel Paulose has been officially sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. More Political News
Four years, no clues in lawyer's disappearance (WFMJ Youngstown)
MEDIA, Pa. It's been four years since a Delaware County lawyer disappeared, leaving her husband and son at home while she left on an errand.
Attorney: Defendant forced into aiding in CA reservoir case (Fox 6 News San Diego)
A man charged in a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme targeting L-A's Russian immigrants was forced to participate, says his attorney.
Attorney: Defendant forced into aiding in CA reservoir case (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
A man charged in a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme targeting L-A's Russian immigrants was forced to participate, says his attorney.
Attorney Accused Of Molestation Resigns From Bar (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) A Shawnee attorney accused of molesting a teenage client has agreed to immediately stop practicing law and won't be eligible for a new license for five years.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Despite criticism, attorney general remains unfazed (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met privately with top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday to offer an olive branch, but he did not seem too happy about it. Gonzales had agreed to let Congress limit his powers and interview Justice Department officials as part of an escalating battle over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. He knew that another scandal on FBI ...
American Somoa Attorney General dies (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
PAGO PAGO, American Somoa American Somoa Attorney General Sialega Togafau, who has been recieving cancer treatments in Honolulu, died yesterday. That's according to Governor Togiola Tulafono.
New Mexico GOP leader urged Rove to fire U.S. attorney (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Presidential adviser Karl Rove and at least one other member of the White House political team were urged by the New Mexico Republican Party chairman to fire the state's U.S. attorney because of dissatisfaction in part with the failure to indict Democrats in a voter fraud investigation in the battleground election state. In an interview Saturday, Allen Weh, the party chairman, said ...