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Attorney General warns teens about drunk driving (News 8 Austin)
With prom, graduation, and summer just around the corner, Attorney General Greg Abbott wants to get a message across to young Texans; don't drink and drive.
Attorney General warns teens about drunk driving (News 8 Austin)
Attorney General Greg Abbott visited Crockett High School in South Austin to warn students about the dangers of drinking and driving.
U.S. attorney general announces Indy grant money to fight gangs (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday gave $2.5 million each to Indianapolis and three other cities to help fight gangs but declined to discuss new details in the lingering controversy over fired prosecutors that could cost him his job.
Judge rejects attorney's request to question journalists (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON A judge has stopped an attorney's efforts to question a reporter and an editor with a new weekly legal newspaper in Beaumont.
Judge rejects attorney's request to question journalists (KLTV 7 Tyler)
HOUSTON A judge has stopped an attorney's efforts to question a reporter and an editor with a new weekly legal newspaper in Beaumont. Attorney Brent Coon has...
Judge rejects attorney's request to question journalists (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
HOUSTON A judge has stopped an attorney's efforts to question a reporter and an editor with a new weekly legal newspaper in Beaumont. Attorney Brent Coon has...
Hatch resigns post in attorney general’s office (Winona Daily News)
ST. PAUL — Former Attorney General Mike Hatch, who took a job under his successor after losing a campaign for governor, resigned that management post Tuesday amid a labor dispute that has roiled Minnesota’s top law office.
Fumo's lawyer fights move to disqualify him (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Richard A. Sprague , lawyer for State Sen. Vincent Fumo.
NYC hero sued by lawyer (The Standard-Times)
NEW YORK — The commuter who became an instant hero when he saved a fallen teenager from being struck by a subway train is being sued by his former lawyer, who accuses him of breach of contract.
District attorney candidates tout experience (The Daily American)
District Attorney Jerry Spangler's advertising campaign has focused on integrity, experience and leadership. In the department of experience, Spangler, a Republican, said he has the most.
U.S. attorney general announces Indy grant money to fight gangs (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday gave $2.5 million each to Indianapolis and three other cities to help fight gangs but declined to discuss new details in the lingering controversy over fired prosecutors that could cost him his job.
Wife-killer to serve as own lawyer (The Star-Ledger)
Jonathan Nyce, the Hopewell Township pharmaceutical executive who bludgeoned his wife to death and then staged a car accident to cover it up, will be allowed to act as his own lawyer for his appeal.
Michigan lawyer confirms he's off Lawrence case (Courier-Post)
A Michigan lawyer hired to investigate the handling of Shykem Lawrence's spinal cord injury in an Aug. 25 football game between Woodrow Wilson and Eastern Regional high schools acknowledged Tuesday the Lawrence family had replaced him with another attorney.
Solomons to swear in Australian fugitive as attorney-general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer fleeing Australian child sex allegations will be sworn in as the Solomon Islands attorney-general next week, the Solomons government said Wednesday.
Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession (KXAN 36 Austin)
Austin lawyer Douglas Stum pleaded guilty Wednesday to child pornography possession. FBI agents searched Stum's home last summer and found more than a thousand child porn images on his computers, including video of infants being abused.
Lawyer on lookout for lesion victims (Calgary Sun)
Children as young as one may have unknowingly been victims of painful lesions caused by a West Edmonton Mall bacterial outbreak, a Calgary lawyer said yesterday.
Judge rejects attorney's request to question journalists (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON A judge has stopped an attorney's efforts to question a reporter and an editor with a new weekly legal newspaper in Beaumont.
Platte attorney staff resigns (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- The four-person staff of embattled Platte County Attorney Mary Eikenberry resigned on Monday, and all but one of the employees were released from their duties effective immediately.
Nelson seeks ouster of NASA's top lawyer (Orlando Sentinel)
Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday called for the resignation of NASA's top lawyer because he destroyed recordings of a meeting so they wouldn't become public.
Power of Attorney for a minor child and where to get a letter jacket cleaned (Austin American-Statesman)
Q: My husband's letter jacket from high school needs to be cleaned. Who does that these days? Also, I can't find my blank Special Power of Attorney for Health Care for a Minor Child form, which you sent me several years ago. Do you still have these available?
Lawyer offers tips on world commerce (Bangor Daily News)
BREWER — Business owners considering a move into international markets should adopt three simple practices: Keep the business structure simple, consult as many experienced individuals as possible, and plan ahead for legal pitfalls, according to a local corporate lawyer who spoke Tuesday on the legal implications of international trade.
U.S. attorney general to meet with state, local officials (The Clarion-Ledger)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be in Jackson today to talk about law enforcement and mental health issues raised by the shootings at Virginia Tech.
Sen. Nelson: NASA attorney should resign for destroying recording (NBC 15 Mobile)
NASA's top attorney should resign immediately for destroying recordings. That's what Florida senator and former astronaut Bill Nelson said today in a letter to NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.
Sen. Nelson: NASA attorney should resign for destroying recording (CBS 47 Jacksonville)
NASA's top attorney should resign immediately for destroying recordings. That's what Florida senator and former astronaut Bill Nelson said today in a letter to NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.
Attorney won't question journalists in Beaumont case (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
HOUSTON - A judge has stopped an attorney's efforts to question a reporter and an editor with a new weekly legal newspaper in Beaumont after he accused them of jury tampering.
Winkler's attorney makes first move toward probation (The Tennessean)
Mary Winkler's defense attorney has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate his client's criminal background to determine her eligibility for alternative sentencing, a Mississippi newspaper reported today. Attorney Steve Farese Farese made application to the TBI on Tuesday, according to the Northeast Mississpippi Daily Journal. Sentencing in the case has been set for May 18. ...
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.
Winkler's attorney makes first move toward probation (Fairview Observer)
Mary Winkler's defense attorney has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate his client's criminal background to determine her eligibility for alternative sentencing, a Mississippi newspaper reported today.
Guilty plea expected from disbarred N.C. lawyer (Asheville Citizen-Times)
WINSTON-SALEM -- A disbarred lawyer accused of embezzling more than $3.7 million from clients is scheduled to be in court Thursday to enter a guilty plea after spending more than two years in jail.
Sen. Nelson: NASA attorney should resign for destroying recording (FOX 10 Mobile)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA's top attorney should resign immediately for destroying recordings. That's what Florida senator and former astronaut Bill Nelson said...
Lawyer says Hammers' rivals have legal case (Daily Mail)
West Ham: Clubs relegated from the top flight this season would have a case for legal action against the Premier League for failing to dock West Ham points, according to sports lawyer Mel Goldberg
Hammers rivals have legal case - Lawyer (Soccer365)
Clubs relegated from the top flight this season would have a case for legal action against the Premier League for failing to dock West Ham points, according to sports lawyer Mel Goldberg.
Westford lawyer denies using inside information (Lowell Sun)
LOWELL -- A well-known Westford lawyer yesterday denied claims that he used inside information to help the town scoop up a parcel from under a developer he also represented.
Ex-Employee Sues Pa. Attorney General (WGAL via Yahoo! News)
A former state prosecutor is suing Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett.
Sen. Nelson: NASA attorney should resign for destroying recording (NBC 15 Mobile)
NASA's top attorney should resign immediately for destroying recordings. That's what Florida senator and former astronaut Bill Nelson said today in a letter to NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.
Sen. Nelson: NASA attorney should resign for destroying recording (CBS 47 Jacksonville)
NASA's top attorney should resign immediately for destroying recordings. That's what Florida senator and former astronaut Bill Nelson said today in a letter to NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.
Lawyer Claims Judge Made Racial Comments (CBS 11 Fort Worth)
An attorney has filed a complaint against a Tarrant County judge who, according to the lawyer, told him blacks were better athletes because their ancestors survived the slave trade.
PEORIA: Attorney General suing area companies (Peoria Journal Star)
PEORIA - The Illinois Attorney General is suing four area publishing companies, alleging they violated state fraud and deceptive practices laws by soliciting ads for calendars and posters for high school athletics, when they didn’t have permission of the schools.
Re-trial begins for man whose lawyer was miked at first trial (WPRI 12 Providence)
BOSTON A re-trial is getting under way for a man who won a second chance because his lawyer wore a microphone without his consent during the first trial.
Attorney general says more campus guns won't ward off violence (KRON 4 Bay Area)
OKLAHOMA CITY Attorney General Alberto Gonzales doesn't think having more guns on college campuses is the answer to preventing campus violence.
Attorney general says more campus guns won't ward off violence (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
OKLAHOMA CITY Attorney General Alberto Gonzales doesn't think having more guns on college campuses is the answer to preventing campus violence. After last month's massacre...
High-Profile Attorney To Admit To Rule Violations (Eyewitness News 3 Hartford)
Attorney Mickey Sherman says he will admit to breaking two rules of professional conduct in order to settle a complaint over fees he charged a college student convicted of a hedge fund scam.
Attorney general says more campus guns won't ward off violence (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
OKLAHOMA CITY Attorney General Alberto Gonzales doesn't think having more guns on college campuses is the answer to preventing campus violence. After last month's massacre...
Attorney complains after judge's racial comments (KETK 56 Tyler)
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Dallas attorney who's black has filed a complaint with the state against a Tarrant County judge over some racial comments. Nuru Witherspoon alleges Court-at-Law Judge R. Brent Keis (KYSE) told him blacks were better athletes because their ancestors survived the slave trade.
Attorney admits to rule violations (Boston Globe)
High-profile attorney Michael Sherman offered Wednesday to admit to two rule violations to settle a grievance over fees he charged a college student convicted of a hedge fund scam.
Defense attorney: Torkelsen didn't kill Flaa (Grand Forks Herald)
DEVILS LAKE The attorney representing Steven Torkelsen, accused of killing his former girlfriend, Rebecca Flaa, says Torkelsen did not do it.
KZUM hires local attorney as its new GM (Lincoln Journal Star)
Community radio station KZUM announced local attorney and veteran broadcaster Jayne Sebby will become its new general manager beginning Monday. She replaces Gaylen Whited, who resigned Feb. 17 after only five months on the job.
Attorney general says more campus guns won't ward off violence (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
OKLAHOMA CITY Attorney General Alberto Gonzales doesn't think having more guns on college campuses is the answer to preventing campus violence.
Sexual innuendo commonplace at fire training center, attorney says (The Columbian)
Four women who worked at safety training center in Orchards were repeatedly bombarded by crude sexual comments from their supervisor, a Portland attorney said during opening statements heard Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court.
Attorney: 'Sahara' author inflated number of books sold (The San Francisco Examiner)
LOS ANGELES ( Map , News ) - A disputed contract between a movie production company and Clive Cussler wouldn't have existed if the author and his literary agent hadn't grossly inflated the number of books Cussler sold, an attorney said Wednesday during closing arguments of a trial involving the film "Sahara."