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Rights group: Russian lawyer harassed (AP via Yahoo! News)
An international rights group accused Russian authorities Tuesday of harassing a lawyer and seeking to disbar her for filing complaints in the European Court of Human Rights about alleged violations.
Attorney General sues EZCORP over identity theft (BizJournals)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is suing EZCORP Inc. for allegedly contributing to the possibility of identity theft.
US Attorney General Says Government Protecting, Not Targeting Arabs (WDET-FM Detroit)
The U-S Attorney General says the federal government wants to protect Arabs and Muslimsnot target them. Alberto Gonzales made the remarks today (Tues.) at a meeting of the Detroit Economic Club in Dearborn.
Kenner's City Attorney To Step Down (WDSU TheNewOrleansChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Kenner's city attorney is stepping down late next month.
Missing lawyer suspected in theft (Rocky Mountain News)
A prominent Breckenridge lawyer missing for more than a week may have fled to Brazil, and authorities are trying to account for money that he controlled, according to two sources close to the investigation into his disappearance.
'D.C. Madam' gets new lawyer (UPI)
A lawyer who represented White House intern Monica Lewinsky has been appointed to represent the woman involved in Washington's latest sex scandal.
Attorney: Hicks had nothing to do with Bronco's murder (Rocky Mountain News)
An attorney for a Denver man whose SUV was involved in the death of Denver Bronco Darrent Williams said today his client wasn't involved in the New Years Day shooting.
GALESBURG: State’s attorney wants AG’s office removed from investigation (Peoria Journal Star)
Galesburg — Knox County State’s Attorney John Pepmeyer no longer wants the Illinois Attorney General’s office to investigate claims of sexual harassment against him, and one of his own private investigators is now being accused of committing a felony, according to recently filed court documents.
Attorney speaks out about Wargo, alleged threats (The Advocate)
The attorney for Ryan Wargo, the student accused of making threats toward presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, says his client is a safe young man. Wargo is now facing a 9 p.m. curfew and psychological therapy because of a conversation made at a time when words are taken just as seriously as actions.
Court to decide whether lawyer must face new trial (Trinidad Express)
THE Appeal Court yesterday reserved its decision on whether it will order an attorney to face a fresh trial on a charge of conspiring to murder his secretary, even though it earlier rejected crucial evidence linking the lawyer to the crime.
Lawyer may be on lam (Denver Post)
A Breckenridge lawyer who vanished more than a week ago staged his own disappearance and took as much as $1 million from clients, authorities say.
The attorney general cites a lack of evidence against Frank Borelli Jr., who had been accused along with four others in ... (Reading Eagle)
The attorney general cites a lack of evidence against Frank Borelli Jr., who had been accused along with four others in the fatal shooting of a city man in March 2005.
Cops: Missing Attorney Fled With Millions (About.com)
An arrest warrant has been issued for a missing Colorado attorney who authorities say staged his own disappearance and fled to Brazil with millions of his clients' money. Hundreds...
Kenner attorney says he will quit (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
James Cannella, who created Kenner's in-house legal counsel office but stumbled in his dealings with the Kenner Housing Authority, said Tuesday he is resigning as city attorney. His last day is June 29.
Hicks' attorney at a loss for who used SUV (Rocky Mountain News)
An attorney for the Denver man whose SUV was involved in the Jan. 1 death of Denver Bronco Darrent Williams said Tuesday his client doesn't know how someone else came to be using the vehicle.
Attorney general urges students to use caution on Internet (The Citizens' Voice)
A predator can be a wild animal like a tiger, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said while pointing to the mascot on a sign hanging in the Drums Elementary/Middle School gymnasium.
Attorney reprimanded for 'monkey' brief (The News Journal)
The Delaware Supreme Court unanimously reprimanded an attorney on charges he engaged in undignified or discourteous conduct, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel announced.
Attorney: State must speed Mallove slaying case (Norwich Bulletin)
NEW LONDON -- The defense attorney for one of two men charged with felony murder in the 2004 beating death of a respected New Hampshire scientist is asking the state to expedite its findings.
Missing Breckenridge lawyer may have headed for Brazil (Rocky Mountain News)
A prominent Breckenridge lawyer missing for more than a week may have fled to Brazil, and authorities are trying to account for more than $1 million that he controlled, according to three sources close to the investigation into his disappearance.
County court, attorney's office moving to Mullinville (Hutchinson News)
Kiowa County District Court and the Kiowa County Attorney's office are moving from the damaged courthouse in Greensburg to Mullinville.
Disbarred lawyer ordered to pay former client $2.8 million (The Daily Comet)
A disbarred Cape Cod lawyer has been found guilty of fraud and ordered by a judge to pay a former client once accused of being involved in the slaying of her husband $2.8 million.
Defence lawyer Subhas Anandan quits Harry Elias Partnership (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE : Well-known lawyer Subhas Anandan will quit Harry Elias Partnership (HEP) on June 1 to join Khattar Wong Partnership. Mr Subhas, who is the face of blue-collar crime defence work, has been with HEP for the last seven years as consultant.
Defence lawyer Subhas Anandan quits Harry Elias Partnership (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE : Well-known lawyer Subhas Anandan will quit Harry Elias Partnership (HEP) on June 1 to join Khattar Wong Partnership.
Defence lawyer Subhas Anandan quits Harry Elias Partnership (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE : Well-known lawyer Subhas Anandan will quit Harry Elias Partnership (HEP) on June 1 to join Khattar Wong Partnership.
Connecting airlines not alerted to Air India threat, lawyer says (Canada.com)
OTTAWA - Not only was security lax at Toronto's Pearson Airport around the time of the 1985 Air India bombing, but it was even worse in Vancouver, where the bomb-laden suitcase originated, a lawyer representing the families of victims said Tuesday.
Jefferson Co. District Attorney seeks re-election (News 10 Now Syracuse)
After eight years in office, Jefferson County District Attorney Cindy Intschert says she's not done. She will seek another term.
Disbarred lawyer ordered to pay former client $2.8 million (WPRI 12 Providence)
ORLEANS, Mass. Disbarred Cape Cod lawyer Richard Birchall has been found guilty of fraud and ordered by a judge to pay two-point-eight (m) million dollars to a former client.
Jefferson Co. District Attorney seeks re-election (News 10 Now Syracuse)
After eight years in office, Jefferson County District Attorney Cindy Intschert says she's not done. She will seek another term.
Hearing for lawyer in fatal crash (The Indianapolis Star)
A lawyer accused of killing a man in a drunken driving crash is scheduled to appear in Marion Superior Court this morning.
Disbarred lawyer ordered to pay former client $2.8 million (WPRI 12 Providence)
ORLEANS, Mass. Disbarred Cape Cod lawyer Richard Birchall has been found guilty of fraud and ordered by a judge to pay two-point-eight (m) million dollars to a former client.
Disbarred lawyer ordered to pay former client $2.8 million (Boston Herald)
ORLEANS - A disbarred Cape Cod lawyer has been found guilty of fraud and ordered by a judge to pay a former client once accused of being involved in the slaying of her husband $2.8 million. Judge...
Attorney says NLR mayor, aldermen can't have statuettes for free (WMCTV Memphis)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. The North Little Rock city attorney says the mayor and city council members cannot keep crystal statuettes that were bought for the opening of the...
Lawyer's office sealed for supporting suspended Chief Justice (Islamic Republic News Agency)
Pakistan - Political Crisis Authorities in the southern port city of Karachi has sealed the office of a lawyer, who is defending the Chief Justice in the Supreme Court after his suspension by President Musharraf.
EZ Pawn Sued By Texas Attorney General (KSAT San Antonio)
Find out what the Texas attorney general says was found in Dumpsters at than a dozen EZ Pawn locations, including four in San Antonio that were named in a lawsuit.
Attorney says NLR mayor, aldermen can't have statuettes for free (Pine Bluff Commercial)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The North Little Rock city attorney says the mayor and city council members cannot keep crystal statuettes that were bought for the opening of the city's new Stephens-Dickey ballpark unless they pay for the mementos.
Disbarred lawyer ordered to pay former client $2.8 million (Boston Globe)
A disbarred Cape Cod lawyer has been found guilty of fraud and ordered by a judge to pay a former client once accused of being involved in the slaying of her husband $2.8 million.
Attorney: Mayor, Aldermen Can't Have Free Statuettes (KTHV Little Rock)
The North Little Rock city attorney says the mayor and City Council members cannot keep crystal statuettes that were bought for the opening of the city's new Stephens-Dickey ballpark unless they pay for the mementos.
Attorney Says NLR Officials Must Pay for Statuettes (KATV Little Rock)
North Little Rock (AP) - The North Little Rock city attorney says the mayor and city council members cannot keep crystal statuettes that were bought for the opening of the city's new Dickey-Stephens Ballpark unless they pay for the mementos.
Black's Lawyer Protests 'Class Bias' (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Media mogul Conrad Black's lawyer moved for a mistrial Wednesday, saying the prosecutors at his racketeering and fraud trial were prejudicing the jury with documents mentioning his chef and chauffeur.
Conrad Black's Attorney Requests Mistrial (NBC 5 Chicago)
The attorney for media mogul Conrad Black asks a federal judge to declare a mistrial in his client's racketeering and fraud trial.
Lawyer files to run for local judge seat (Dayton Daily News)
XENIA — Peter R. Certo Jr., a Dayton lawyer and Beavercreek zoning prosecutor, has filed to run non-partisan in November for Xenia Municipal Court judge.
Conrad Black's lawyer protests 'class bias' (Daily Southtown)
Media mogul Conrad Black's lawyer moved for a mistrial today, saying the prosecutors at his racketeering and fraud trial were prejudicing the jury with documents mentioning his chef and chauffeur.
AG says hire outside lawyer (The Daily Iberian)
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office met privately with five Iberia Parish Council members last week to suggest that the council hire an outside, independent lawyer to investigate discrepancies outlined in a recent legislative audit of parish finances.
Gonzales Denies 'improper' Motives For U.S. Attorney Firings, Apologizes Again (CBS News)
In his prepared statement for tomorrow's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales once again denied that there were any "improper" motives behind the firing of eight U.S. attorneys last year, including any suggestion that the prosecutors were ousted to block corruption probes of GOP lawmakers.
Attorney General warns about paving scam (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is warning Vermonters to be on the alert for a paving scam. Sorrell say men are driving door-to-door looking...
Porter Airlines' Agency Deal Shuts Out U.S. Rivals, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
May 9 (Bloomberg) -- Porter Airlines Inc. agreement with a Canadian regulatory agency prevents rivals from using Toronto's downtown airport to fly to major U.S. cities within reach of turbo-prop planes, a Jazz Air LP lawyer told a judge.
Attorney General Warns Of Paving Scam (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
Vermont's Attorney General is Warning people in the state to beware of a paving scam
Pakistan lawyer wins court ruling (BBC News)
A court in the Pakistani province of Sindh orders offices of a top anti-government lawyer to be reopened.
Hackney hires ex-legislative attorney as general counsel (The Daily Comet)
House Speaker Joe Hackney has hired Robin Johnson, a former teacher and longtime attorney for legislative committees, to serve as his general counsel.
Porter Agency Deal Shuts Out U.S. Rivals, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
May 9 (Bloomberg) -- Porter Airlines Inc.'s agreement with a Canadian regulatory agency prevents rivals from using Toronto's downtown airport to fly to major U.S. cities within reach of turboprop planes, a Jazz Air LP lawyer told a judge.