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Charleston lawyer announces run for circuit judge (Charleston Daily Mail)
A Charleston lawyer has begun the process of running for a circuit judge seat in 2008. Joanna Tabit filed papers last week at the Kanawha County Clerk's office.
Former chief's lawyer walks out of pension hearing (WPRI 12 Providence)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The lawyer for a former Providence police chief who faces the loss of his pension because of his alleged involvement in a cheating scandal walked out of a hearing on the issue on Monday following the release of some evidence.
Thaksin still wants to buy Man City: lawyer (The Nation)
The Assets Examination Committee's order to freeze the assets of exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra would affect his bid for English football club Manchester City but he still wanted to buy the club, his lawyer Noppadon Pattama said yesterday.
Wilson's lawyer awaits bond hearing in hopes of prison release (FOX Carolina)
Associated Press - June 12, 2007 2:24 PM ET ATLANTA (AP) - The lawyer for Genarlow Wilson -- in prison for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17 -- said today she is...
Wilson's lawyer awaits bond hearing in hopes of prison release (AccessNorthGA)
The lawyer for Genarlow Wilson, in prison for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17, said Tuesday that she is pushing to get him released on bond.
SUV Rollover Accident Lawyer Johnson Sees No Decline Despite Increased Safeguards (SYS-CON Media)
SUV rollover accident lawyer Nick Johnson of Johnson Law Group, with principal offices in Houston, Texas, stated today that despite attempts at increased safeguards by the automotive industry, he has seen no decline in the amount of SUV rollover cases this year. He does not expect to see a decline in 2008 as well.
Nifong's attorney speaks at hearing (FOX Carolina)
Associated Press - June 12, 2007 2:45 PM ET RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's trial on ethics charges continues this afternoon.
Attorney General Makes Appearance in Mobile (FOX 10 Mobile)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales toured Mobile's Child Advocacy Center.
Search firm to help Collier commission hire county attorney (Naples Daily News)
Collier County commissioners will be hiring a professional search firm to assist them in hiring a new county attorney.
Supreme attorney defends her stance in Cunek's case in Chamber (České noviny)
Prague- Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka defended her office's steps in the case of Deputy PM Jiri Cunek who is accused of corruption, saying that she did not act on a political order and had to interfere in the case under the law during a meeting of the Chamber of Deputies constitutional legal committee.
Attorney claims witness cut deal with police (Pasadena Star-News)
LOS ANGELES -- A defense attorney for a Pasadena man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a local teen in July 2005 Monday attempted to tear down the credibility of one of the prosecution's witnesses who claimed he had been molested by the defendant.
Case incomplete: Quattrocchi lawyer (The Hindu)
BUENOS AIRES: The detention of Bofors case accused Ottavio Quattrocchi in Argentina was illegal from the outset, Alejandro Freeland, the Italian businessman's lawyer, said here on Tuesday. Also, the Indian case was incomplete, he said. "The ...
Where in the World is New York's Most Obnoxious Lawyer? (The Village Voice)
Under more pressure from courts, cranky lawyer vanishes (By Sean Gardiner)
Lawyer for SF Supe Ed Jew accuses city attorney of bias (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for embattled San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew swung back at City Attorney Dennis Herrera today, accusing the city's chief legal official of bias in his investigation of whether Jew meets residency requirements to hold his elective office and...
Ferry-sinking lawsuit not class-action: lawyer (CTV.ca)
A lawyer for B.C. Ferries says a lawsuit over last year's Queen of the North sinking should not be certified as a class action, arguing the surviving passengers' experiences are too diverse.
Thaksin still wants to buy EPL club, says lawyer (The Star Online)
BANGKOK: Thailand’s ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra still plans to buy English Premiership side Manchester City despite authorities freezing US$1.5bil of his assets, his lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney: Trustin Could Have Suffered Injuries In Fall (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
Trustin Blue could have suffered his fatal injuries in a fall, said the attorney of a man charged in the child's death.
Attorney general won't handle cases brought by Arpaio (East Valley Tribune)
Attorney General Terry Goddard said Tuesday he is severing his involvement with all cases investigated by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which is probing whether Goddard cut a favorable plea deal with the former state treasurer in return for a $1.9 million payment of legal fees.
Worst court in Alberta – lawyer New facility still on the list (Sherwood Park News)
Although a new courthouse in Sherwood Park is on Alberta Justice’s wish list, a local lawyer says a new facility can’t come fast enough. Greg Worobec, a criminal lawyer who conducts the majority of his practice out of Sherwood Park provincial court, said a new facility is long overdue.
U.S. ATTORNEYS: Officials rebuked for disclosing Rove's connection to firing of U.S. attorney (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
The White House's former political director was furious at Justice Department officials for disclosing to Congress that the administration had forced out the U.S. attorney in Little Rock, Ark., to make way for a protege of Karl Rove, President Bush's political adviser, according to documents released late Tuesday.
Lawyer apologises to security minister (Trinidad Express)
The lawyer wrongfully accused of trying to defame Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Fitzgerald Hinds, has issued a letter of apology to him.
Hyte attorney: New motion should postpone order to vacate by end of Friday (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
Attorney Kal Ellis told a crowd at the Hyte Center Tuesday that a motion he plans to file in court today should postpone the judicial order for the center’s board of directors to leave the building by Friday.
Attorney to PCFA: Don't give grants (The Express-Times)
OXFORD TWP. | Warren County's landfill oversight board should not provide money to the township's emergency services without a written agreement on what's expected in return, according to an attorney's review of the matter.
A lawyer's guide to fatherhood (USA Today)
A lawyer's guide to fatherhood Children — all children — have an innate sense of constitutional law. They understand private property (mine!), privacy (ah, those teenage years) and, of course, free speech (I HATE you!). The list goes on ...By...
Attorney sues for 10th judge (The Spokesman-Review)
OLYMPIA – The lesson here, it seems, is “Be careful what you ask for.” Five years after Spokane County won state approval for a new judge’s position but never funded it, a Spokane attorney’s attempt to run for election to the job has landed in the lap of the state’s highest court.
Former chief's lawyer walks out of pension hearing (WPRI 12 Providence)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The lawyer for a former Providence police chief who faces the loss of his pension because of his alleged involvement in a cheating scandal walked out of a hearing on the issue on Monday following the release of some evidence.
2 firms compete for attorney job (Miami Herald)
Two Fort Lauderdale law firms are vying to be Davie's next town attorney, replacing Monroe Kiar, a Davie lawyer and former mayor who was fired in a late-night vote earlier this year.
Rebuke followed disclosure about attorney firing (The Sacramento Bee)
WASHINGTON -- The White House's former political director was furious at Justice Department officials for disclosing to Congress that the administration had forced out the U.S. attorney in Little Rock, Ark., to make way for a protégé of Karl Rove, President Bush's political adviser, according to documents released late Tuesday.
Attorney: Officer says to drop Haditha charges (Daily Bulletin)
SAN DIEGO - Charges against a Marine lawyer accused of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha should be dismissed, the officer's attorney said the investigating officer in the case has recommended.
Hotel Lawyer on developing GREEN hotels. Don't wait for the GREEN. It is here. First LEED Gold Certified hotel in U.S. ... (Hospitality Net)
Hotel Lawyer on developing GREEN hotels. An exciting new benchmark has been set in the hospitality industry. The Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa has received the prestigious LEED Gold certification! This is the first time that the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded "LEED Gold" to a hotel. It marks a sea change. It is the first, but won't be the last. In fact, get ready to ...
Lawyer accused of drunken antics on flight (The Florida Times-Union)
Witnesses said a drunken South Florida lawyer groped and fondled a male flight attendant then angrily carried another passenger's child through an airborne plane before his arrest Tuesday morning at Jacksonville International Airport.
Council delays lawyer contract, cites cost (Birmingham News)
The Birmingham City Council Tuesday postponed a vote on retaining a lawyer for its ongoing legal fight against Mayor Bernard Kincaid over police and fire raises.
Attorney claims witness cut deal with police (Pasadena Star-News)
LOS ANGELES -- A defense attorney for a Pasadena man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a local teen in July 2005 Monday attempted to tear down the credibility of one of the prosecution's witnesses who claimed he had been molested by the defendant.
Pakistan's top judge manhandled - lawyer (Independent Online)
Security officers pulled the hair of Pakistan's top judge as they bundled him into a car days after President General Pervez Musharraf suspended him, his lawyer said.
Lawyer fights charges of illegal auto registration (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH — If local lawyer Richard Foley obtained titles for three cars using his downtown office address, instead of his Maine home address, he did not commit felonies, said Foley's attorney, Patrick Fleming.
How District Attorney Harris built case against Supervisor Ed Jew (San Francisco Chronicle)
The very afternoon the feds executed a search warrant on San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew's City Hall office and properties last month as part of a public corruption probe, District Attorney Kamala Harris and her top staff huddled to consider whether Jew had...
Attorney General's office finds Lyon commissioners didn't violate law (Nevada Appeal)
The Nevada Attorney General's office has rejected former Lyon County Manager Donna Kristaponis' open-meeting law complaint against the Lyon County commissioners.
Self-defense, defense lawyer says; cold-blooded, prosecutor says (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - June 13, 2007 7:54 AM ET BENTON, Ark. (AP) - A lawyer for a man accused of killing his estranged wife and a friend and then fleeing to Canada has told jurors that Timothy...
Pakistan agents manhandled top judge: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistani security officials grabbed the country's top judge by the hair like he was "going under the guillotine" days after his suspension by President Pervez Musharraf, his lawyer said.
L.A. City Attorney Fined $11K In Ethics Probe (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was fined more than $11,000 for 30 counts of campaign finance law violations. SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
Commutation of Jalosjos’ life terms shocks victim’s lawyer (INQ7.net)
MANILA, Philippines -- The lawyer of the girl raped by former congressman Romeo Jalosjos denounced on Wednesday President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s commutation of the convict’s double life sentence as a "mindless slip backwards" in the national effort to protect children from violence.
LA City Attorney Delgadillo fined for campaign violations (KTVN Reno)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was fined more than $11,000 for 30 counts of campaign finance law violations. The city Ethics Commission approved the fines yesterday.
How District Attorney Harris built case against Supervisor Ed Jew (San Francisco Chronicle)
The very afternoon the feds executed a search warrant on San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew's City Hall office and properties last month as part of a public corruption probe, District Attorney Kamala Harris and her top staff huddled to consider whether Jew had...
Commutation of Jalosjos’ life terms shocks victim’s lawyer (INQ7.net)
MANILA, Philippines -- The lawyer of the girl raped by former congressman Romeo Jalosjos denounced on Wednesday President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s commutation of the convict’s double life sentence as a "mindless slip backwards" in the national effort to protect children from violence.
Georgia attorney general criticized for teen's case (USA Today)
The angry protests that followed Thurbert Baker's refusal to release an inmate serving a 10-year sentence for a consensual sex act between teens was nothing new for Georgia's attorney general.
Self-defense, defense lawyer says; cold-blooded, prosecutor says (Pine Bluff Commercial)
BENTON, Ark. - A man accused of killing his ex-wife and a friend acted in self-defense, his lawyer told a jury Tuesday, but a prosecutor said he carried out the slayings in cold blood.
Ethics Commission files LA city attorney Delgadillo (The Fresno Bee)
City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was fined $11,450 for 30 counts of violating campaign finance laws.
Lawyer hopes to restore people’s faith in polls (INQ7.net)
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro – Lawyer Margarita Tamunda is not happy with the cheating she encountered in the May 14 elections. Still, she found fulfillment as a volunteer of the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente), because she believed she was doing her share in restoring the people’s faith in the elections.
Lawyer Expects Charges Against Fmr. City Attorney (CBS4 Denver)
The criminal investigation into former Denver City Attorney Larry Manzanares appears to be wrapping up, CBS4's Brian Maass reports. Manzanares' lawyer expects criminal charges to be filed as early as Wednesday against the former judge and City Attorney.
Orlando attorney wins ruling for Sunoco (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
An Orlando attorney convinced the Second District Court of Appeals to overturn a judgment that was based on a 70-year-old Florida Supreme Court ruling, it was announced Monday.