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Columbia Lawyer Guilty Of Murder (Live 5 News Charleston)
Columbia lawyer is found guilty of murder.
Rogers attorney, accused of theft, jailed in Tunica (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — A Rogers attorney accused of embezzling money from his clients for his personal use, including gambling activities, now sits in a Mississippi jail awaiting extradition to Benton County. (Benton County Daily Record)
Ark tax lawyer charged with forgery, other counts (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - May 22, 2007 8:44 AM ET ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - A Rogers, Arkansas tax lawyer who faces charges of forgery and theft has been arrested in Tunica, Mississippi.
Ark tax lawyer charged with forgery, other counts (FOX 10 Mobile)
Associated Press - May 22, 2007 8:44 AM ET ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - A Rogers, Arkansas tax lawyer who faces charges of forgery and theft has been arrested in Tunica, Mississippi.
Suspect in stabbing seeks new attorney (The Reporter)
Facing murder charges in connection with the 2006 stabbing of a Fairfield store clerk, a West Sacra-mento man has requested a new defense attorney. On Monday, Solano County Superior Court Judge Mike Nail set 8:30 a.m. May 29 for hearing on a request for new defense counsel from murder defendant Tommy Thompson, 43, of West Sacramento.
Collier Commission fires attorney (Naples Daily News)
Collier County Attorney David Weigel will have to reapply for his own job if he wants to keep it.
Attorney Gary files slander suit for Lakeland lottery winner (Sun-Sentinel)
STUART -- Attorney Willie E. Gary has filed a $100 million slander and defamation lawsuit on behalf of Lakeland resident Abraham Shakespeare against a co-worker at a food distribution company over claims regarding a $30 million winning lottery ticket.
No. 2 man to be new Dade county attorney (Miami Herald)
Emphasizing a need for continuity during a slew of ongoing legal fights, the Miami-Dade County Commission unanimously promoted its No. 2 lawyer to replace outgoing County Attorney Murray Greenberg.
Tax Lawyer Charged With Forgery, Other Counts (KTHV Little Rock)
A Rogers tax lawyer who faces charges of forgery and theft has been arrested in Tunica, Miss. Eric Dean Archer, 36, is charged with two counts each of theft and forgery for allegedly converting a money from a mother and son he represented to personal use.
Lawyer: Duke cheating case hit Asian students hardest (FOX Carolina)
Associated Press - May 22, 2007 12:05 PM ET DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A lawyer for Asian students caught in a cheating scandal at Duke's business school says they were punished more severely than...
PEORIA: District 150 considering new attorney for PHA land negotiations (Peoria Journal Star)
PEORIA - District 150 is considering hiring a new attorney for land negotiations with the Peoria Housing Authority to avoid a possible conflict of interest.
Attorney General warns of new scam (BizJournals)
Attorney General Gary King says a door-to-door scam is back in business in New Mexico.
After FBI raid, Jew retains former fed attorney (The San Francisco Examiner)
Following an FBI raid of his home, business and City Hall office, Supervisor Ed Jew has hired as his attorney a former federal prosecutor who called the investigation "an apparent misunderstanding."
Hasselhoff's Attorney Claims Bach Did Not Receive Custody (AccessHollywood)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 22, 2007) -- David Hasselhoff's attorney, Mel Goldsman, contacted Access Hollywood on Tuesday morning to refute reports that Pamela Bach received custody of the children following a ruling in family court. An earlier Internet report suggested the results of the hearing granted Hasselhoff temporary custody...
Musgrave asks embattled attorney general to consider resigning (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
In her latest break with the Bush administration, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave said today that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should consider resigning to remove a distraction to the president and Congress.
Some Jackson Council members want no confidence vote for attorney (The Clarion-Ledger)
The Jackson City Council is expected today to cast a vote of no confidence in City Attorney Sarah O'Reilly-Evans.
Conyers, Goodling's Attorney Squabble Over DOJ Documents (CBS News)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) and John Dowd, attorney for Monica Goodling, the former top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, are clashing over what documents Goodling will produce for her appearance before Conyers' panel on Wednesday.
Black’s lawyer protests at perks and privilege strategy (Times Online)
A lawyer for Lord Black of Crossharbour has complained that the former press baron faces “death by a thousand cuts” as the focus at his fraud trial shifts to his lavish lifestyle.
Boy's testimony in sex-abuse case 'untrustworthy', lawyer says (The Chronicle Herald)
The lawyer for a Halifax-area woman accused of sleeping with a boy she babysat says the credibility of the Crown’s witnesses is at best questionable.
NY shooting victim's lawyer demands cop's arrest (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for the family of a black man shot and killed by an off-duty New York police officer demanded the officer's arrest on Tuesday, as the latest furor involving charges of police racism escalated.
NY shooting victim's lawyer demands cop's arrest (Reuters)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lawyer for the family of a black man shot and killed by an off-duty New York police officer demanded the officer's arrest on Tuesday, as the latest furor involving charges of police racism escalated.
District Attorney Uses Internet in Sentencing Ploy (NPR)
A senior district attorney in Santa Barbara County, Calif., used a woman's MySpace.com postings to get a prison sentence in a manslaughter case. The 22-year-old woman was driving drunk when she had an accident in which her passenger was killed.
Gun Thefts Worry Attorney General (WFMJ Youngstown)
Four recent gun store break-ins have Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann of Liberty offering his help. At least 65 weapons have been stolen from three Valley businesses, including Miller Rod and Gun in Boardman, Midwest Guns in Liberty and Buckeye Firearms in Columbiana County.
Attorney general candidates look to replace Stumbo in open race (WPSD Paducah)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Attorney General Greg Stumbo is on a slate in the governor's race rather than seeking re-election. That creates an opening for candidates seeking to become Kentucky's top law enforcement officer.
A powerful Bay Area trial lawyer with political connections tries to keep details of his messy divorce from going ... (SF Weekly)
It's safe to say that Joseph Cotchett, the big-time Bay Area trial lawyer and Democratic Party campaign donor, didn't want this story to be written. In fact, Cotchett and his attorney have gone to great lengths to keep details of his messy divorce out of the public eye. To wit: trying to seal court ...
Defense Lawyer Requests Exam For Stephen Grant (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
The case against Stephen Grant, accused of killing his wife, has taken another new turn.
Supreme Court says Ohio Parents Don't Need Lawyer to Sue School (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
(WASHINGTON) -- Parents need not hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special education needs, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
ENVIRONMENT: California attorney general urges EPA to allow stricter emission standards (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown appealed Tuesday to the Environmental Protection Agency for a waiver so that it and 11 other states can impose rules on car and truck emissions more stringent than those permitted by the Clean Air Act in an effort to combat global warming.
Goodling in tears over attorney firings (AP via Yahoo! News)
Monica Goodling, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' former White House liaison, broke down in tears in a colleague's office as a furor rose about her department's firings of eight federal prosecutors, according to interview excerpts released Tuesday.
Attorney Solicits Plaintiffs For Kamehameha Schools Lawsuit (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A local attorney has started an e-mail campaign looking for plaintiffs in another lawsuit against Kamehameha Schools Hawaiians-first admissions policy.
SCOTUS: Parents don't need a lawyer to sue over kids' special ed needs (The Record)
WASHINGTON -- Parents need not hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special education needs, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Attorney says he advised Abate to send letters on unpaid services to contractors (Asbury Park Press)
NEWARK -- An attorney and 30-year friend testified today that Frank G. Abate was acting on the lawyer's advice when Abate sent letters to contractors asking to be billed for services for which he never paid. Abate, 60, is on trial before U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton. He was indicted in November on charges he schemed to get goods and services from developers and contractors who did business ...
Runnin' Scared: Disbarred Lawyer Wins a Patronage Job with Christine Quinn's Council (The Village Voice)
A disbarred lawyer wins a patronage job with Christine Quinn's council
Justice aide who took the Fifth to testify in attorney firings (CNN.com)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' former link to the White House will testify on Capitol Hill Wednesday, speaking out for the first time on her role in the controversial U.S. Attorney firings.
Conway, Lee Win Attorney General Primaries (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) - Republican State Representative Stan Lee will face Democrat Jack Conway this fall in the race for state attorney general. With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Conway has 199,620, or 72 percent of the vote, to Assistant Attorney General Robert Bullock's 78,080, or 28 percent.
OBJECTION: Ace Attorney Five Announced (Addict 3D)
Big hit in Japan DS title Gyakuten Saiban 4 (AKA " Ace Attorney 4") moved 250,000 copies during its first week on sale.
Smith Attorney Blasts Media Coverage (KIII Corpus Christi)
District Attorney Carlos Valdez is ready to take the case agains Police Chief Bryan Smith to a Grand Jury on Friday, but today Smith's attorney Tony Canales spoke with our Rudy Treviño in a hallway at the Nueces County Courthouse.
7th Circuit: Lawyer Can't Appeal Judge's Critique (Law.com)
The 7th Circuit held recently that verbal bashing of a lawyer in a published order cannot be appealed unless it comes with monetary sanctions, breaking with four circuits that allow such appeals and one that permits it only if the critique is specifically labeled a "reprimand." The 7th Circuit ruling came in the case of Leslie V. Matlaw, a Chicago attorney accused of "being less than honest" ...
Donald Dodd receives GOP support for district attorney (The Valley News)
Oswego County District Attorney Donald Dodd received the endorsement of the Oswego County Republican Committee at a meeting held May 17 held at Greenview Golf Course in West Monroe. Dodd is seeking a second term as the county's top prosecutor. Eben Norfleet, who was one of three vying for the seat, withdrew from the race and called for party unity.
Myspace.com Turning Over Info To Texas Attorney General (WOAI)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Monday that Myspace.com has agreed to turn over first and last names of of registered sex offenders who have set up online member profiles.
Conway, Lee Win Attorney General Primaries (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Frankfort (AP) - Republican State Representative Stan Lee will face Democrat Jack Conway this fall in the race for state attorney general. With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Conway has 199,620, or 72 percent of the vote, to Assistant Attorney General Robert Bullock's 78,080, or 28 percent.
Tony Spencer challenges Latney for Caroline commonwealth's attorney (The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
Tony Spencer challenging Harvey Latney for Caroline County Commonwealth's Attorney
Attorney general comments on Vines case (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Attorney General Jim Hood responded to questions regarding M.L. “Binkey” Vines’ embezzlement charges Friday for the first time since Vines pleaded guilty.
Musgrave asks attorney general to resign 'for the good of our country' (Rocky Mountain News)
Colorado Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave asked embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign Tuesday "for the good of our country and out of loyalty to the president."
7th Circuit: Lawyer Can't Appeal Judge's Critique (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The 7th Circuit held recently that verbal bashing of a lawyer in a published order cannot be appealed unless it comes with monetary sanctions, breaking with four circuits that allow such appeals and one that permits it only if the critique is specifically labeled a "reprimand."
No. 2 man is new Dade county attorney (Miami Herald)
Emphasizing a need for continuity during a slew of ongoing legal fights, the Miami-Dade County Commission unanimously promoted its No. 2 lawyer to replace outgoing County Attorney Murray Greenberg.
Lawyer: Copycat feds violated Milt's rights (Philadelphia Daily News)
T. Milton Street's lawyer filed court papers yesterday accusing federal prosecutors of violating his civil and constitutional rights. Street, the mayor's older brother, was indicted by a federal grand jury in November on fraud and tax charges. He's to stand trial on the charges in October.
Attorney for Monea introduces affidavits (Akron Beacon Journal)
The defense attorney for Paul Monea produced three surprise affidavits Tuesday claiming that an audio recording used in the federal money-laundering trial may have been tampered with.
Attorney testifies he told Abate to pay contractors (Asbury Park Press)
An attorney and 30-year friend testified Tuesday that Frank G. Abate was acting on the lawyer's advice when Abate asked contractors to bill him for services for which Abate had never paid.
Disbarred lawyer accused of assault (The Post-Standard)
Disbarred lawyer Roger Scott is being held without bail after he attacked a neighbor with a hammer over the weekend, Onondaga County sheriff's deputies said.