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Israel Fin Min steps down for 3 months: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Israeli Finance Minister Abraham Hirchson, battling allegations of suspected fraud and embezzlement at a previous job, is stepping down from his post for three months, his lawyer said on Sunday.
Lawyer says he robbed banks (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A Hammond lawyer has confessed to robbing a string of Mississippi banks during the past few months, Louisiana State Police said Saturday.
Who does the City Council's attorney report to? (St. Petersburg Times)
The city attorney says ultimately to him. The council says otherwise. TAMPA - Three years ago, in a discussion marked by talk of checks and balances and independence, the Tampa City Council decided it needed a lawyer all its own.
Platte attorney says county commission can obtain counsel (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- Platte County attorney Mary Eikenberry granted the Platte County Commission permission to obtain other counsel for legal advice Friday but refused to authorize the commission to hire an attorney to investigate her job performance.
Qld Attorney-General to appeal sentence (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Queensland Attorney-General Kerry Shine says he will appeal a murder sentence imposed on a teenager convicted for his role in a triple murder west of Brisbane.
Supreme Court board suspends law license of George attorney (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the license of a northwest Iowa attorney for allegedly forging a signature.
Petition is submitted to elect city attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A Chula Vista activist group that wants to make the city attorney an elected post has completed its petition drive to force a public vote on the issue. Chula Vistans for Public Representation submitted more than 20,000 signatures to the city clerk on Wednesday afternoon.
District attorney walks with victims who want harsher penalties (WREG-TV Memphis)
District Attorney responds to another plea bargain with killer as he walks with victims.
Substitutes are lone critics of attorney general (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
Dozens of substitute teachers used Attorney General Mark Bennett's confirmation hearing yesterday to air their frustrations over a court battle regarding back pay.
Top Attorney Praised, Criticized At Hearing (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The State's top attorney is used to standing up in legal battles, but was on the hot seat himself Saturday.
Top Attorney Praised, Criticized At Hearing (The Hawaii Channel)
The State's top attorney is used to standing up in legal battles but was on hot seat himself during his confirmation hearing.
Mike Arroyo's lawyer sees no need to drop libel cases (INQ7.net)
MANILA, Philippines--Despite the doctors’ advice for First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike'' Arroyo to avoid stress following his high-risk open heart surgery, his lawyer said the libel cases Arroyo filed against 46 journalists and political foes should be pursued.
DNR attorney claims Rails and Trails writers were ‘Making it up (Boonville Daily News)
In the spring of 2005, Missouri Attorney Jay Nixon sued the Department of Natural Resources and Union Pacific, claiming DNR Director Doyle Childers did not have the legal authority to allow Union Pacific to dismantle the bridge.
UK Honors Probe Talk Not Helpful - Attorney General - BBC (Nasdaq)
LONDON -(Dow Jones)- It would be "worth looking" at who has been briefing the media over the cash-for-honors investigation, U.K. Attorney General Lord Goldsmith told Sky News Sunday, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation's Web site.
Attorney won't step aside over honours (ePolitix.com)
The attorney general has again insisted he will not stand aside from any decision to prosecute allies of the prime minister over cash-for-honours claims.
Petition is submitted to elect city attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
April 22 (UNION-TRIBUNE): A Chula Vista activist group that wants to make the city attorney an elected post has completed its petition drive to force a public vote on the issue. Chula Vistans for Public Representation submitted more than 20,000 signatures to the city clerk on Wednesday afternoon.
Prospects Grim for Attorney General Gonzales (NPR)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came out bruised after a Senate hearing that produced one outright call for resignation and plenty of invitations and hints to quit. Liane Hansen speaks with Doyle McManus, Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, about the proceedings.
Prospects Grim for Attorney General Gonzales (NPR)
Weekend Edition Sunday , April 22, 2007 · Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came out bruised after a Senate hearing that produced one outright call for resignation and plenty of invitations and hints to quit.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales hurts Department of Justice and Bush administration (Pravda)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hurt the Department of Justice and the Bush administration with his poor handling of the firing of eight federal prosecutors.
'Fracture' puts it all together (USA Today)
Don't mess with a brilliant captain of industry who flares his nostrils, smiles like he's baring his teeth and looks alarmingly like Hannibal Lecter. Unless you're a cocky hotshot prosecutor trying to pin the guy for the attempted murder of his wife. Anthony Hopkins is appropriately unnerving as an amoral head of an aeronautics firm, but Ryan Gosling steals Fracture as the lawyer who is out to ...
Attorney General’s office speaking to local company about complaints (Plano Courier)
Two Collin County residents have filed complaints with the Texas Attorney General’s Office about McKinney-based real estate company the Vasquez Team regarding money allegedly lost with down payments handled by the company.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (WLUC TV 6)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans.
Couple did not seek to sell or exploit boys, says lawyer (Gulf News)
Dubai: A lawyer has said that his Indian clients, standing trial for attempted human trafficking, "didn't intend to sell or exploit the two Indian boys", a court was told yesterday.
Garfield County district attorney considering animal abuse charges (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
ENID, Okla. The Garfield County district attorney's office has received findings from a county sheriff department's investigation into possible animal...
District Attorney Considering Animal Abuse Charges (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
ENID, Okla. (AP) -- The Garfield County district attorney's office has received findings from a county sheriff department's investigation into possible animal abuse.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (WLUC TV 6)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans.
Defence lawyer in B.C. Rail fraud case accuses RCMP of lying to public (Canada.com)
VANCOUVER (CP) - A lawyer for a former Liberal government aide says the RCMP participated in a big lie to a judge and the public.
Attorney-General defiant on cash for honours (The Scotsman)
LORD Goldsmith, the Attorney- General, yesterday insisted he would not give up his power to have the final say on whether prosecutions are brought in the cash-for-honours case.
Fiji Anti-Corruption Body Given `Draconian' Powers, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
April 23 (Bloomberg) -- A body set up by Fiji's caretaker government to investigate corruption has powers of arrest and interrogation that break the law and constitution, a spokeswoman for the country's law society said.
U.S. Attorney Buchanan's rise puts her on hot seat (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Cracking down on drugs and pornography was big business in former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's Department of Justice.
Supermarket encounter leads to lawyer joining Gibbons firm (BizJournals)
Just call it lateral recruiting in aisle three. A chance meeting with a former partner David Marston in a local supermarket led intellectual property lawyer Louis Heidelberger to leave Reed Smith after 19 years for the Gibbons law firm. Heidelberger brought with him four other IP lawyers including partner Thomas McWilliams.
Wolfowitz Hires Former Clinton Lawyer as Board Deliberates Fate (Bloomberg.com)
April 23 (Bloomberg) -- World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, under investigation by the bank's board of directors, hired Robert Bennett, an attorney who represented former President Bill Clinton against sexual harassment claims.
Attorney General’s office speaking to local company about complaints (Plano Courier)
Two Collin County residents have filed complaints with the Texas Attorney General’s Office about McKinney-based real estate company the Vasquez Team regarding money allegedly lost with down payments handled by the company.
A Lawyer and an Ass Walk Into a Courtroom ... (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
After a neighbor complained that his son's pet donkey was a loud nuisance, Dallas lawyer C. Gregory Shamoun brought the donkey, known as Buddy, into a courtroom to attempt to prove otherwise to a jury.
District attorney gets tougher on pleas (Burlington Times-News)
GRAHAM — The district attorney’s office has taken a tougher stand when it comes to negotiating pleas, something that is causing discomfort among local lawyers.
'Probe investigator-lawyer nexus' (Express India)
After receiving a letter stating the existance of investigator-lawyer and investigator-court nexus, the Delhi HC referred the case of hostile witnesses to another bench.
Platte attorney says county commission can obtain counsel (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- Platte County attorney Mary Eikenberry granted the Platte County Commission permission to obtain other counsel for legal advice Friday but refused to authorize the commission to hire an attorney to investigate her job performance.
Reporting e-crime 'not always best option', warns lawyer (Computer Weekly)
Reporting computer crimes to the police could place organisations at risk of reputation-damaging publicity, a specialist lawyer will warn the Infosecurity conference this week.
Federal Indictment Against Foster Parent Near Certain, Attorney Says (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Bella Vista former foster parent Brian Bergthold will almost certainly face federal indictment for child pornography and computer exploitation of children in addition to state charges, his attorney said during a Monday hearing.
Bella Vista Eyes Attorney For Legal Services (The Morning News)
The Morning News BELLA VISTA -- The Bella Vista Town Council will vote Monday on a resolution to contract for legal services with Bentonville attorney Jason Kelley.
SoCal lawyer is new Trump protégé (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
HOLLYWOOD A Burbank defense lawyer is Donald Trump's new "Apprentice." Stefani Schaeffer was named the winner last night in a live finale at the Hollywood Bowl. Web...
SoCal lawyer is new Trump protégé (KESQ)
HOLLYWOOD A Burbank defense lawyer is Donald Trump's new "Apprentice." Stefani Schaeffer was named the winner last night in a live finale at the Hollywood Bowl.Web entrepreneur James Sun was the runner-up.
Council hires new city attorney (Whittier Daily News)
PICO RIVERA - Pico Rivera City Council members have hired attorney Arnold Alvarez-Glasman as the city attorney, replacing their former city attorney who resigned earlier this week.
Judge Seeking Restitution for Victims of Asbestos Attorney Fraud (Insurance Journal)
A once high-flying asbestos litigation attorney was all set Friday to plead guilty to fraud involving thousands of clients, but a federal judge in Miami put the brakes on the deal to give victims a ch
Attorney Seeks Details of Miss.-State Farm Claims Agreement (Insurance Journal)
An attorney suing State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. on behalf of Hurricane Katrina victims wants to see the agreement that Mississippi Insurance Commissioner George Dale and the company reached that ca
Lawyer faces criminal charges (WCAX 3)
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. A Portsmouth (New Hampshire) lawyer is charged with fraud, and his legal license could be at risk if he's convicted. Fifty-three-year-old...
Wolfowitz Hires Ex-Clinton Lawyer as Board Mulls Fate (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
April 23 (Bloomberg) -- World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, under investigation by the bank's board of directors, hired Robert Bennett, an attorney who represented former President Bill Clinton against sexual harassment claims.
Patricia Diane Lawyer (Hartselle Enquirer)
Funeral for Patricia Diane Lawyer, 57, of Hartselle will be Thursday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the Wren community with the Rev. Charles Forman officiating.
Notes for an address by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Government of Canada News)
A time to listen, a time to act - Notes for an address by the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada during the launch of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2007
Bush rejects calls for attorney general resignation (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush on Monday rejected calls for the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, saying Gonzales' Capitol Hill testimony last week "increased my confidence" in him.