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N.H. lawyer loses murder appeal (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A former Stratham lawyer convicted of murdering his ex-wife nearly 11 years ago has lost another appeal. Seth Bader is serving life in prison for first-degree murder and murder conspiracy in the August 1996 death of Vicki Bader.
Lawyer's objection leads to his departure (The Plain Dealer)
A veteran antitrust lawyer who objected to the settlement his firm reached in a class action lawsuit over law preparatory courses is no longer with the firm, a spokesman said Friday.
Attorney: Bastrop County Sheriff May Resign (KXAN 36 Austin)
Bastrop County Sheriff Richard Hernandez could resign before the end of this week, said his attorney Monday. Attorney Robert Jenkins said Hernandez has cleaned out his desk at the sheriff's office and turned over county property in his sheriff's vehicle to the chief deputy.
Lawyer, author DeCrow honored by Northwestern (The Post-Standard)
Jamesville lawyer Karen DeCrow has been elected to the Hall of Achievement at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Former Lawyer Loses Appeal (WCSH 6 Portland)
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A former Stratham, New Hampshire lawyer convicted of murdering his ex-wife nearly 11 years ago has lost another appeal.
Aldermen keep city attorney as RV suit counsel (NWAnews.com)
TONTITOWN — The Tontitown City Council opted during a special meeting Friday to stay with their city attorney to defend a federal lawsuit brought by the developers of American RV Park. No vote was required. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Attorney decries West Point protest ban - Military News, Army News, opinions, editorials, news from Iraq, photos, ... (Army Times)
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — An attorney for Iraq war opponents barred from protesting Vice President Dick Cheney’s commencement speech Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point said the event would end up presenting a one-sided perspective.
Lawyer: Woman Who Abandoned Baby Didn't Know She Was Pregnant (WNBC)
A Long Island woman who abandoned her baby in some bushes just minutes after giving birth panicked because she hadn't realized she was pregnant, her lawyer said.
U.S. attorney seeks good rap music (The Indianapolis Star)
An anti-gun, anti-gang initiative wants your best rap. Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program of the U.S. Attorney's Office's Southern Indiana District and radio station WHHH (96.3 FM) are offering a rap music contest for ages 14 to 18.
Defense attorney to oversee DNA case review (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - May 26, 2007 12:05 PM ET FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has hired a Fort Worth defense attorney to oversee a review of cases involving...
Attorney fled Lebanon in the nick of time 05/27/07 (News-Herald)
TRENTON — Attorney Ed Alice got out of Lebanon just ahead of the violence that broke out Monday, the worst conflict in the nation since the 1990 end of its civil war.
Lawyer: Mom Who Abandoned Baby Panicked (WCBS-TV New York)
A Long Island woman who abandoned her baby in some bushes just minutes after giving birth panicked because she hadn't realized she was pregnant, her lawyer said. "Most women have nine months to prepare for the birth of a child. She had minutes," said attorney James W. Corrigan.
Ex-city attorney gets probation, $500 fine for fixing DWI charge (WWL-TV New Orleans)
A former city attorney convicted of taking $500 to drop a DWI charge was sentenced Friday to a year and a half of probation and a $500 fine, the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office said.
Sheridan sacked his lawyer, then asked him back for appeal (Sunday Herald)
tried to re-hire the top lawyer he sacked in the middle of his court battle against News of the World. But Richard Keen QC, who briefly led the charge against the Murdoch red-top for Sheridan during last year's libel trial, turned down the request.
FIR against 7 RPF men for roughing up lawyer (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Brijesh Kr Yadav had raised objections when RPF personnel demanded money from passengers A lawyer, Brijesh Kumar Yadav (25), was allegedly brutally beaten up by Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel for raising objections when the latter was forcing passengers to pay for tickets on Thursday. The passengers on board Amrapali Express were allegedly traveling without tickets. An FIR in this regard ...
Defense attorney to oversee DNA case review (KXAN 36 Austin)
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has hired a Fort Worth defense attorney to oversee a review of cases involving post-conviction DNA testing.
Defense attorney to oversee DNA case review (News 8 Austin)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has hired a Fort Worth defense attorney to oversee a review of cases involving post-conviction DNA testing.
Defense attorney to oversee DNA case review (News 8 Austin)
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has hired Fort Worth defense attorney Michael Ware to oversee a review of cases involving post-conviction DNA testing.
Lawyer: Mom who abandoned baby didn't know she was pregnant (AM New York)
NEW YORK (AP) _ A Long Island woman who abandoned her baby in some bushes just minutes after giving birth panicked because she hadn't realized she was pregnant, her lawyer said.
Defense Attorney To Oversee DNA Case Review (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has hired a Fort Worth defense attorney to oversee a review of cases involving post-conviction DNA testing.
District attorney to oversee DNA case review (The Victoria Advocate)
FORT WORTH (AP) - Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has hired a Fort Worth defense attorney to oversee a review of cases involving post-conviction DNA testing. Michael Ware will be part of a plan giving the Innocence Project unprecedented access to such cases, Watkins announced Friday.
Attorney: Bastrop County Sheriff May Resign (KXAN 36 Austin)
Bastrop County Sheriff Richard Hernandez could resign before the end of this week, said his attorney Monday. Attorney Robert Jenkins said Hernandez has cleaned out his desk at the sheriff's office and turned over county property in his sheriff's vehicle to the chief deputy.
Defense lawyer to lead DNA case reviews (El Paso Times)
FORT WORTH -- Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has hired a Fort Worth defense lawyer to oversee a review of cases involving post-conviction DNA testing.
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.
Tax Attorney Arrested On Theft, Forgery Charges (The Morning News)
Accusations of creative accounting have led to the arrest of a Rogers tax attorney.
Friday Not The First Arrest For Attorney (The Morning News)
ROGERS -- A Rogers tax attorney arrested Friday in connection with fraud and theft charges has run adrift of the law before because of financial dealings.
Attorney General Says No Evidence Of Price Gouging In Northwest Arkansas (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- It's the gasoline refiners, not the retailers at the pumpdrive prices up and up, said state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Huntsville Attorney Loses License For Three Months (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A Huntsville attorney has been suspended from practicing law for three months, the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct announced Thursday.
Nuisance Abatement Flawed, County Attorney Says (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Potential constitutional problems plague the Benton County Nuisance Abatement Ordinance -- the ordinance meant to force rural property owners to clean up, said Benton County Attorney Robin Green.
Tontitown Decides To Keep City Attorney On Lawsuit (The Morning News)
TONTITOWN -- City Attorney Mark Dossett will handle a federal lawsuit against Tontitown over a proposed recreational vehicle park, the City Council determined in a special session Friday night.
Attorney questions ID in undercover bust (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
BRADENTON -- Donatelli Brantley is tall and slender, muscular with a chiseled jaw, but his attorney is questioning whether Brantley is "Slim," the nickname an informant gave to police.
Lawyer to oversee DNA reviews; shooting suspect felt 'mistreated' (Austin American-Statesman)
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has hired a Fort Worth defense attorney to oversee a review of cases involving post-conviction DNA testing.
Illinois Attorney General receives names of MySpace sex offenders (WQAD Moline)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has obtained the names of nearly 600 registered sex offenders in the state who use the popular social networking site MySpace.
Attorney General: No Evidence Of Gas Price Gouging (Southwest Times Record)
FAYETTEVILLE — It’s the gasoline refiners, not the retailers at the pump that drive your gas prices up and up, said state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Attorney Suspended (Southwest Times Record)
LITTLE ROCK — A Huntsville attorney has been suspended from practicing law for three months, the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct announced Thursday.
Illinois Attorney General receives names of MySpace sex offenders (WQAD Moline)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has obtained the names of nearly 600 registered sex offenders in the state who use the popular social networking site MySpace.
Illinois Attorney General receives names of MySpace sex offenders (KMOV St. Louis)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has obtained the names of nearly 600 registered sex offenders in the state who use the popular social networking site MySpace.
Attorney General: 600 State Sex Offenders On MySpace (NBC 5 Chicago)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has obtained the names of nearly 600 registered sex offenders in the state who use the popular social networking site MySpace.
Congress Speaker asks Attorney General to investigate events at Conatel (El Universal)
National Assembly (AN) chair Cilia Flores urged the Attorney General Office to delve into the turmoil on Sunday outside the National Telecommunications Council (Conatel), where some dissenting demonstrators clashed with security officers.
Attorney files motion to overturn $1 million civil judgment (The Eureka Reporter)
An Oakland-based attorney filed a motion to overturn a verdict granting $1 million in damages to parents who lost their son in a 2004 car crash. The motion was filed by attorney David R. Sidran last Monday, his secretary confirmed last week.
Lawyers Not Clamoring To Fill District U.S. Attorney Position (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida is the highest-ranking federal law enforcement official for a large swath of the state covering more than half the population and stretching from the Georgia border to south of Naples.
Illinois Attorney General receives names of MySpace sex offenders (WQAD Moline)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has obtained the names of nearly 600 registered sex offenders in the state who use the popular social networking site MySpace.
NZ lawyer in Fiji can't say if attack had political links (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A New Zealand lawyer whose husband was bashed in their Fiji home last week says she can't be sure it was a politically motivated attack, but a climate of fear is muzzling free speech in the country.
NZ lawyer in Fiji unsure if attack had political links (Stuff)
A New Zealand lawyer whose husband was bashed in their Fiji home last week says she can't be sure it was a politically motivated attack, but a climate of fear is muzzling free speech in the country.
Bankruptcy attorney can lend helping hand to everyone involved (BizJournals)
When businesses face financial trouble, they usually wait until they have no other options before consulting a bankruptcy attorney. However, proper counsel can actually help companies remain profitable and out of court. Understanding how bankruptcy attorneys can add value to a business in many ways can be critical to success.
Fiji situation is getting worse: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A New Zealand lawyer who left Fiji says the situation in the South Pacific country is getting worse.
Thorntons attorney says he enjoys seeing happy customers (BizJournals)
Shawn Goodpaster Job: Associate general counsel, Thortons Inc. Age: 34 Hometown: Louisville Residence: East End Wife: Jamie Son: Brody, 2 months Education: Bachelor's degree in history and political science, University of Louisville, 1994; juris doctorate, Emory University School of Law, 1997; MBA, U of L, 2006 Career: Prosecutor, Office of the Kentucky Attorney General, Criminal Appellate ...
Hortense Ward: Resolute lawyer blazed trail for women in Texas (BizJournals)
The Houston Heights Woman's Club recently held a Hortense Ward Appreciation Day to honor a woman who was a true trailblazer.
Lawyer held for comments against another (Fijilive.com)
The Fiji Military Forces has detained Suva lawyer Ratu Savenaca Komaisavai because he reportedly made comments against a lawyer working with the military.
Kiwi lawyer to return to Fiji (Fijilive.com)
A New Zealand lawyer whose Fiji home was invaded by masked men says she is planning to return there. Janet Mason had been working closely with the Great Council of Chiefs in challenging the legitimacy of Fiji's military government which seized power on December 5.