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Fire consumes Hillside home of district attorney (Anchorage Daily News)
The Hillside home of the Anchorage district attorney burned to the ground over the weekend, and officials with the Anchorage Fire Department say they don"t know how it started.
Madiba lawyer fingered in scandal (iafrica.com)
A lawyer for Nelson Mandela has said that he was disappointed by a London judge's ruling in which he was accused of "classic blind eye dishonesty" in a massive plundering conspiracy.
Bullying compo ruling sets precedent: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for a teenager who has been awarded damages, including lifetime income, after being bullied at primary school says the case has implications for other victims.
Lawyer Hit With $3 Million Award in Dispute Over Nightclub Run-In (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
After more than four years of acrimonious litigation that included three trials in front of three different civil and criminal court judges, issues stemming from a physical confrontation at a bar were finally resolved this month when a Texas civil jury awarded $3 million in damages against Dallas lawyer Jerry W.
Platte officials lock out attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- With the elected county attorney sitting quietly but defiantly just a few feet away, the attorney hired by the Platte County Commission to temporarily take over the county attorney's duties began her work Friday.
Divide persists over attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- Opinions remained divided Friday over the apparent resignation of Platte County Attorney Mary Eikenberry.
Mayor Should Not Have Voted On Own Salary, Attorney General Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- An attorney general's opinion saying the mayor of Brinkley should not have cast a tie-breaking vote to raise her own salary raises questions about the ability of mayors and city councils statewide to pass budgets, the mayor said Wednesday.
Attorney General Certifies Two proposed amendments (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Proposed constitutional amendments that would allow legislators to serve longer and create a state commission to oversee legalized gambling in Arkansas were certified by the state attorney general's office on Friday.
Students didn't take pirating seriously, NDSU lawyer says (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO - A North Dakota State University lawyer says students are paying a painful price for illegally downloading music, but he believes too many of them laughed off the issue in the first place.
Client 'traumatised' after finding naked lawyer (Adelaide Now)
A CLIENT of Melbourne lawyer Peter Hayes says he is traumatised after finding the QC naked and unconscious in an Adelaide hotel room last week.
For Morris attorney, diversity is walk's goal (Daily Record)
On Sunday, a Florham Park attorney will stand on the Jersey City waterfront overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, drawn by the chance to walk for his deeply-held belief in the value of American diversity.
Public critiques are a part of Gautier attorney's work day (The Mississippi Press)
GAUTIER -- During the May 1 City Council meeting, union organizer Kenny Lett slammed a law book on the podium and suggested the city attorney read it on occasion to improve her job performance.
Lawyer killer's jail term raised (BBC News)
One of the two men who robbed and murdered City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce has his minimum jail tariff increased.
Lawyer's Killer Gets Longer Sentence (FOX 35 Orlando)
The jail sentence handed to a robber convicted of murdering City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce has been increased.
Lawyer killer's jail term raised (BBC News)
One of the two men who robbed and murdered City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce has his minimum jail tariff increased.
Navy lawyer on trial for leaking names (Miami Herald)
A Navy lawyer facing up to 24 years in military prison goes on trial Monday for allegedly leaking the once-secret names of Guantánamo detainees to a New York City law firm.
Lawyer killer's sentence increased (Aylesbury Today)
One of the two robbers convicted of murdering high-flying City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce has had his minimum custodial term increased by the Court of Appeal.
Lawyer killer's sentence increased (The Evening Telegraph)
One of the two robbers convicted of murdering high-flying City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce has had his minimum custodial term increased by the Court of Appeal.
Lawyer murderer has sentence increased to 20 years (Evening Standard)
One of the two robbers convicted of murdering high-flying City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce had his minimum custodial term increased by the Court of Appeal today.
Lawyer killer's sentence increased (Mid Sussex Times)
One of the two robbers convicted of murdering high-flying City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce has had his minimum custodial term increased by the Court of Appeal.
U.K. Appeals Court Raises Sentence for Teenage Killer of Lawyer (Bloomberg.com)
May 14 (Bloomberg) -- A British appeals court increased the sentence of one of two teens convicted of stabbing a London lawyer to death during a street robbery, saying the original tariff was ``unduly lenient.''
Lawyer's killer has jail term increased (Daily Telegraph)
One of the two robbers convicted of murdering high-flying City lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce had his minimum custodial term increased by the Court of Appeal today.
Navy Lawyer on Trial for Leaking Info (NPR)
Matthew Diaz, a Navy lawyer, goes on trial to face charges of leaking the names of Guantanamo detainees to a civilian human rights attorney. Diaz could get 36 years in prison if convicted for leaking the classified information. The U.S. has called for e-mail records from Daiz' AOL account to prove that he sent the information. Diaz claims the names weren't classified.
Navy Lawyer on Trial for Leaking Info (NPR)
Matthew Diaz, a Navy lawyer, goes on trial to face charges of leaking the names of Guantanamo detainees to a civilian human rights attorney. Diaz could get 36 years in prison if convicted for leaking the classified information. The U.S. has called for e-mail records from Daiz' AOL account to prove that he sent the information. Diaz claims the names weren't classified.
Zimbabwe: Media Lawyer Brutally Beaten By Police (AllAfrica.com)
The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for a full and transparent investigation into the police beating on Tuesday of prominent Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, a 2005 recipient of CPJ's International Press Freedom Award, and three other attorneys.
Attorney: Simpson Won't Sue Kentucky Restaurateur (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
O.J. Simpson will not pursue legal action against a steakhouse owner who asked the former NFL star to leave on the eve of the Kentucky Derby, his attorney says.
Vesecka to punish attorney for losing files on Krejcir (České noviny)
Brno- The briefcases with files on fugitive Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir, prosecuted in the Czech Republic over numerous crimes, was last Tuesday stolen from a car of Milan Horvath, head of financial crime section at the Supreme State Attorney's Office, a trustworthy police source told, but Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka did not confirm it.
Toledo attorney appointed to Lucas County Juvenile Court judge seat (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS — Toledo attorney Connie Farmer Zemmelman, 52, has been appointed by Gov. Ted Strickland to serve as juvenile court judge on Lucas County Common Pleas Court.
Ex-Navy lawyer on trial in Gitmo case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Navy lawyer accused of passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees sent a human rights lawyer their names and other classified personal information tucked into a Valentine's Day card, prosecutors said Monday.
Black's lawyer calls key witness a 'self-confessed liar' as trial resumes (Canadian Business)
May 14, 2007 - 1:38 p.m. CHICAGO (CP) - David Radler is the only Hollinger International executive who committed a crime and the "self confessed liar" is only implicating Conrad Black to secure his "sweetheart deal" with the U.S. government, Black's lawyer said Monday.
NEW: Attorney General wants refunds for New Lady Fitness customers (Wentzville Journal)
New Lady Fitness closed its doors in all St. Louis area locations last fall, and now state Attorney General Jay Nixon says the company should issue refunds to all former customers.
U.S. attorney sees no entrapment (The Record)
An attorney for one of six Muslim men accused in an alleged plot to murder soldiers at Fort Dix questioned the conduct of the FBI informants used in the case.
Ex-Navy Lawyer on Trial in Gitmo Case (Washington Post)
NORFOLK, Va. -- A Navy lawyer accused of passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees sent a human rights lawyer their names and other classified personal information tucked into a Valentine's Day card, prosecutors said Monday.
Gitmo Lawyer On Trial For Divulging Data (CBS News)
A Navy lawyer is on trial for passing information about detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay to a human rights lawyer in a Valentine's Day card.
Tester requests Attorney General for information collected on Montanans (Havre Daily News)
Sen. Jon Tester today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales demanding that the Justice Department hand over information collected on Montanans through the USA Patriot Act. The request stems from a resolution that overwhelmingly passed the 2005 Montana Legislature with bipartisan support.
Radler a 'self-confessed liar' and only criminal at Black's trial lawyer says (Canadian Business)
Romina Maurino May 14, 2007 - 2:55 p.m. CHICAGO (CP) - David Radler is the sole Hollinger International executive who committed a crime and the "self confessed liar" is only implicating Conrad Black to secure his "sweetheart deal" with the U.S. government, Black's lawyer said Monday.
Candidates Lining Up For Attorney General Run (The Louisville Channel)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Six candidates have lined up to seek a job as the state's top prosecutor, with incumbent Attorney General Greg Stumbo opting out of a bid for re-election.
Navy lawyer's court-martial begins (UPI)
A military hearing opened in Virginia Monday for a Navy lawyer accused of leaking names of Guantanamo Bay detainees in a valentine to a law firm.
Anti-Abortion Attorney Setting Up Shop in Fort Wayne (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
A former deputy to Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is heading to Indiana to return to his roots in practicing anti-abortion law. Bryan Brown told The Wichita Eagle that he had taken a one-year lease with an option to purchase a building in Fort Wayne that previously housed the Women's Health Clinic.
Canadian corporations shouldn't be kissing Putin's ring: lawyer (Canadian Business)
Jennifer Ditchburn May 14, 2007 - 4:01 p.m. OTTAWA (CP) - Canadian corporate leaders shouldn't be "kissing the ring" of Russian President Vladimir Putin before they enter into deals with his country's top companies, says the lawyer for a jailed Russian oil magnate.
Ramsey attorney urges jurors to "break the cycle of death" (WQAD Moline)
A defense attorney says executing an Iowa man won't bring back two girls whose lives were cut short in a western Illinois shooting spree more than a decade ago.
Ex-Navy lawyer on trial in detainee information case (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
Associated Press - May 14, 2007 4:24 PM ET A former Navy lawyer from Topeka, Kansas, has gone on trial for passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Diaz has dual occupation: boxer/lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Before Juan Diaz was born, his father had it all worked out. If the baby were a boy, Fidencio Diaz told his wife, he would be a champion boxer. And a lawyer. Twenty-three years later, the plan is on course.
Hicks lawyer arrives ahead of transfer (Daily Telegraph)
DAVID Hicks's Australian lawyer, David McLeod, has arrived in Miami ahead of his client's transfer to Australia from his cell at Guantanamo Bay.
Hicks lawyer arrives ahead of transfer (Perth Now)
DAVID Hicks's Australian lawyer, David McLeod, has arrived in Miami ahead of his client's transfer to Australia from his cell at Guantanamo Bay.
Navy Lawyer's Guantanamo Leak Trial Begins (NPR)
The military trial has begun for Navy lawyer Matt Diaz, who is accused of leaking classified information to a civilian human rights lawyer. He gave the names of 550 Guantanamo detainees to an attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Attorney general disputes RDC charge of indirect expropriation - Guatemala (Business News Americas)
Pittsburgh-based Railroad Development Corporation's (RDC) suit against the Guatemalan government for the supposed indirect expropriation of the assets of its local rail subsidiary Ferrovías de Guatemala is illegitimate, Guatemalan attorney general Mario Gordillo told BNamericas.
Deputy Attorney General McNulty resigns (AP via Yahoo! News)
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said Monday he will resign, the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys, The Associated Press has learned.
Deputy Attorney General McNulty resigns (AP via Yahoo! News)
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said Monday he will resign, the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys, The Associated Press has learned.
Deputy Attorney General McNulty resigns (AP via Yahoo! News)
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said Monday he will resign, the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys, The Associated Press has learned.