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3 Utahns were on flight with Atlanta lawyer who has TB (Deseret Morning News)
Three Utah residents were on a flight with an Atlanta lawyer who has tuberculosis.
Duke rape case attorney resigning (Sun-Sentinel)
Prosecutor admits crossing ethical line RALEIGH, N.C. · Durham County District Attorney Michael B. Nifong said Friday that he plans to resign, after admitting that he had "crossed the line" of ethical standards in some of the public statements he made about the Duke University lacrosse players he charged with rape.
Official close to attorney firings quits (AP via Yahoo! News)
A senior Justice Department official who helped carry out the dismissals of federal prosecutors said Friday he is resigning. Mike Elston, chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, is the fifth Justice official to leave after being linked to the dismissals of the prosecutors.
Defense attorney in 1991 Stasny murder case in Port Charlotte wants out (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
CHARLOTTE COUNTY -- The court-appointed attorney charged with representing Jeremy Sly, who faces two capital murder charges, has filed a motion to withdraw himself as counsel.
Lawyer Pleads Guilty In Killing (Hartford Courant)
A lawyer who fatally stabbed a neighbor he thought had molested his daughter pleaded guilty to manslaughter Friday, attorneys said.
Bar: Airport lawyer ineligible (Orlando Sentinel)
A lawyer representing the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority in a recent dispute over a concession contract and the minority status of one of the bidders is ineligible to practice law, according to The Florida Bar.
'Paperboy' wants to hire his own attorney (Merced Sun-Star)
An arraignment for Mitchell Charles Johnson, also known as rap artist "Paperboy," was postponed Friday to allow Johnson time to hire an attorney.
Evidence in Lakemoor probe given to state’s attorney (Northwest Herald)
LAKEMOOR – McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi is reviewing two boxes of information on Lakemoor’s private investigation into possible official misconduct.
Disqualify attorney, prosecutor asks judge (The Toledo Blade)
Lucas County prosecutors have asked a judge to disqualify the defense attorney appointed in a murder case, alleging that Ronnie Wingate must be removed to "uphold ethical conduct in this case."
Ed Jew ignores city attorney's probe deadline (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew ignored the city attorney's deadline Friday to agree to be interviewed by investigators and to submit additional proof he lives in the Sunset District, maintaining that his hands are tied by the overlapping investigations of...
Attorney Of Duke Lacross Case Announces Resignation (WKRN Nashville)
Durham County district attorney Mike Nifong says he'll step down as D.A. | | "It is my intention, whatever the decision is, to resign as district attorney of Durham,” Nifong said. | | Nifong was on the witness stand at his ethics hearing trial in North Carolina on Friday. | | He's been under fire for his handling of the rape case involving three Duke Lacrosse...
Fil-Am lawyer finds God’s calling in GK (Philstar.com)
Filipino-American Rose Isada Cabrera, a successful lawyer in California , was on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a judge in the US . While doing so, however, an opportunity to give back to the poor in her motherland made her quit her job to become a full-time volunteer for Gawad Kalinga (GK).
3 Utahns Were on Flight With Atlanta Lawyer Who Has TB (RedNova)
By Associated Press Three Utah residents were on a flight with an Atlanta lawyer who has tuberculosis. Utah health officials said it's unlikely they were infected by Andrew Speaker during the Atlanta-to-Paris flight on May 12. "Mr.
New Job For Former MD Attorney General (ABC 2 Baltimore)
Former Maryland attorney general Joseph Curran has accepted an executive position with the Injured Workers Insurance Fund.
SF supervisor ignores city attorney's deadline in residency probe (The Fresno Bee)
Supervisor Ed Jew ignored the city attorney's deadline for agreeing to further interviews and providing more proof that he lives in the district he represents.
Official close to attorney firings quits (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By LARA JAKES JORDAN A senior Justice Department official who helped carry out the dismissals of federal prosecutors said Friday he is resigning. Mike Elston, chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, is the fifth Justice official to leave after being linked to the dismissals of the prosecutors. Elston was accused of threatening at least four of the eight fired U.S. attorneys to ...
Seattle P-I: 3 interviewed to fill fired U.S. attorney job (KXLY-TV Spokane)
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports at least three candidates have been interviewed by an ad hoc committee to become the permanent successor to U.S. Attorney John McKay in Seattle.
SF supervisor ignores city attorney's deadline in residency probe (KTVN Reno)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supervisor Ed Jew is ignoring the city attorney's deadline for providing more proof that he lives in the district he represents. A lawyer for Jew argued the deadline yesterday was unfair because his client's statements could then be used against him in an ongoing criminal case.
Park County attorney 11th district judge (Canon City Daily Record)
Stephen Groome of Conifer was tapped Friday to fill the new district court judgeship created to relieve overcrowded district dockets. Groome, currently the Park County attorney, primarily will deal with the Eleventh Judicial District docket in that county.
Lawyer: Expect More Land Suits (RedNova)
By Alexandra Mayer-Hohdahl, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jun. 16--TEWKSBURY -- A Worcester lawyer who has filed four civil lawsuits against the town on behalf of various residents affected by eminent-domain takings says that more litigation is on the way.
In U.S. Attorney's Offices, Help Wanted (Washington Post)
The Justice Department is scrambling to find willing replacements for nearly two dozen temporary U.S. attorneys, whose time in office is now limited under a law signed last week by President Bush.
City attorney blasts San Diego mayor on sunroad tower, again (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - The saga continues on the city attorney's quest to prove that Mayor Jerry Sanders is in bed with the developer of a controversial office tower.
Attorney Richard Scruggs Challenged (WLBT 3 Jackson)
The tables have turned slightly against Gulf Coast Attorney Richard Scruggs. He's suing State Farm Insurance on behalf of hundreds of Hurricane Katrina victims who say they were wronged by the insurance giant.
Lawyer pulls out all stops to become legal guardian (Khaleej Times)
KOLKATA — An Indian lawyer is leaving no stones unturned to become the legal guardian of a 30-year-old ailing Pakistani woman, Barao Abdul, to facilitate her surgery in a governnment hospital here.
Attorney Responds To UA's Motion To Dismiss (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County man who filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Chancellor John White and System President B. Alan Sugg argued Tuesday that the university officials are not immune from being sued.
Former Interim U.S. Attorney Says He Would Not Take Job Again (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former interim U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin said Thursday that given a chance to do things over, he would not accept his controversial appointment in Arkansas.
Evidence in Lakemoor probe given to state’s attorney (Northwest Herald)
LAKEMOOR – McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi is reviewing two boxes of information on Lakemoor’s private investigation into possible official misconduct.
Lawyer: Cop didn't know targets (CNews)
The Toronto cop questioned about tipping off relatives before the massive raids on the Driftwood Crips had no way of knowing the home he was living in would be targeted in the operation, his lawyer says.
Supervisor disregards attorney's deadline (Contra Costa Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Supervisor Ed Jew ignored the city attorney's deadline for agreeing to further interviews and providing more proof that he lives in the district he represents.
INTERVIEW-Guantanamo will close when Bush goes-lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters By Paul Majendie ALTHORP, England, June 17 (Reuters) - A leading human rights lawyer said he expected Guantanamo Bay prison to close when President George W. Bush leaves office but there were still ...
Jolie lawyer confesses to censorship attempt (world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Angelina Jolie's lawyer has confessed he banned journalists from asking the actress personal questions at the premiere of her new movie - without her knowledge.
Guantanamo will close when Bush goes-lawyer (RTÉ News)
A leading human rights lawyer said he expected Guantanamo Bay prison to close when US President George W Bush leaves office, but points out there are still 14,000 prisoners held by the United States in secret jails around the world.
Guantanamo will close when Bush goes-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A leading human rights lawyer said he expected Guantanamo Bay prison to close when President George W. Bush leaves office but there were still 14,000 prisoners held by the United States in secret jails around the world.
U.S. attorney calls news conference on CIETC (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The US attorney's office in Des Moines has called an afternoon news conference to make an announcement on the investigation into a troubled job training agency.
Attorney: Move to set execution date 'blatantly premature' (Daily Journal)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Jay Nixon’s move to set an execution date for condemned killer Michael Taylor is “blatantly premature,” his attorney argued in documents filed Friday with the Missouri Supreme Court.
SF supervisor ignores city attorney's deadline in residency probe (Fox 6 News San Diego)
Supervisor Ed Jew is ignoring the city attorney's deadline for providing more proof that he lives in the district he represents.
GO lawyer warns poll body on fake vote tallies (INQ7.net)
The chief lawyer of the Genuine Opposition on Sunday warned the Commission on Elections against falling for what he said were manufactured vote tallies in support of administration claims the Team Unity senatorial candidates had shut out the opposition in the elections in Maguindanao province.
Their Own Defense (Washington Post)
In the beginning, there was Bob. Twenty years ago, lawyer Robert S. Bennett represented Boeing in a huge government bid-rigging investigation. Conflicts barred him from handling all the work himself, so he passed parts of the sprawling case to lawyers he knew from Washington's tight-knit legal co...
Lawsuit greets lawyer-rating site (The Washington Times)
A Seattle law firm filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit last week against the new Internet lawyer-rating service Avvo Inc. nine days after it went online.
Lawyer accused of lewdness at bus stop faces possible loss of license (The Star-Ledger)
The politically connected lawyer allegedly seen masturbating in the nude at a Flemington bus stop faces a precarious political and legal future, officials said yesterday.
SF City Attorney to Announce Next Step in Ed Jew Investigation (KRON 4 Bay Area)
Posted June 17, 2007 at 9:45 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera plans a news conference Monday morning to outline the next step in his investigation of Supervisor Ed Jew.
Evidence in Lakemoor probe given to state’s attorney (Northwest Herald)
LAKEMOOR – McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi is reviewing two boxes of information on Lakemoor’s private investigation into possible official misconduct.
Duke District Attorney Resigns During Ethics Hearing (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
Michael Nifong resigned as Durhams District Attorney in front of a filled courtroom during an ethics hearing.
Lemon Law Attorney, David J. Gorberg Named to The Top 100 Super Lawyer List for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Mr. Gorberg named to the top 100 lawyer list for a third time.
Private attorney may prosecute lawmaker (Tucson Citizen)
LAKE HAVASU CITY - La Paz County officials were expected to consider a payment agreement Monday for a private attorney to prosecute a state lawmaker on drunken-driving allegations.
Lemon Law Attorney, David J. Gorberg Named to The Top 100 Super Lawyer List for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia (PRWeb)
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Former Interim U.S. Attorney Says He Would Not Take Job Again (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former interim U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin said Thursday that given a chance to do things over, he would not accept his controversial appointment in Arkansas.
Take 5 with Ashley Kaplan, compliance attorney (Lansing State Journal)
With the federal minimum wage set to increase next month, business owners around the country are being reminded that they need to update posters in the workplace. Recently, a Delta Township-based company was reprimanded by 11 states, including Michigan, for its mass-mailed sales pitches. Mandatory Poster Agency Inc. paid a fine as part of an agreement with the Michigan attorney general's office ...
Lawyer for the poor murdered in Legaspi (Philstar.com)
LEGASPI (AFP) - A government lawyer for the poor was killed in an ambush in the eastern Philippines as a team of European Union experts arrived Monday to advise the government on human rights abuses.
S.F. Attorney to reveal results of Jew inquiry (The San Francisco Examiner)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is expected to announce the results of an investigation into whether embattled Supervisor Ed Jew, who is also the center of an FBI probe, violated the City Charter by not living in the Sunset district he represents at a press conference today.