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Goldsmith to quit as Attorney General next week (Independent)
Lord Goldsmith, whose legal advice was crucial in justifying Britain's involvement in the Iraq war, is to resign as Attorney General next week.
Drunk lawyer on car vandalism rampage (The Scotsman)
A SENIOR lawyer vandalised a string of cars as he walked home drunk from his mother's 80th birthday party.
Attorney attacked inside Tippecanoe County Courthouse (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A man grabbed an attorney near a fourth-floor courthouse rotunda railing, after which some witnesses said they feared he was about to push her over.
Man Accused Of Attacking Attorney At Courthouse (WRTV Indianapolis)
A man grabbed an attorney near a fourth-floor courthouse rotunda railing, after which some witnesses said they feared he was about to push her over, officials say.
Famed SoCal Civil rights attorney found guilty of tax fraud (The Fresno Bee)
A prominent civil rights attorney whose Web site touts his stand against "police brutality and other government corruption" was convicted Friday of federal tax evasion and fraud charges.
Civil Rights Attorney Convicted Of Tax Evasion (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Prominent Los Angeles civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman has been convicted of federal tax evasion and fraud charges. SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
JT HOAXER 'EVIL': LAWYER (New York Post)
The writer behind the literary hoax JT LeRoy is an "evil," "pimping" money-grubber who used her mental illness as a cover for a carefully crafted scheme, a lawyer for a film company that is suing the author told a federal jury. "It's exploitive...
Lawyer responds to charges against client in deadly hit and run (WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence)
Ashley Smith turned herself into police days following the crash, but Smith’s lawyer says while she knew her car hit something, she didn’t know what it was, and that’s why she didn’t stop.
DLA Adds M&A Lawyer in Beijing (Law.com)
Mergers & acquisitions lawyer Steven Liu, who has roots in California's Silicon Valley, has joined DLA Piper's Beijing office to bolster the firm's China capital markets practice. DLA Piper has 3,200 lawyers in 24 countries and 63 offices.
Former SEC Lawyer Fights SEC Suit (Law.com)
The SEC filed a civil complaint against a former SEC lawyer in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan earlier this month, alleging that Phillip Offill Jr. controlled investment companies that made "sham" purchases of penny stock to help a Canadian-owned company avoid registration requirements with the SEC. Offill, who says he has not yet been served with the SEC's complaint ...
DRUNKEN LAWYER WRECKS 11 CARS IN VANDAL SPREE (Daily Record)
ASENIOR lawyer trashed 11 cars in a drunken rampage after his mum's 80th birthday. Paul Hutcheson, 43, gave one owner a V-sign when he protested - then handed him his bank card when he told him the police were coming.
State attorney to probe corruption allegations made against San Diego Mayor (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - The state Attorney General's Office announced Thursday it will investigate corruption charges the city attorney levied against San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders for his handling of the construction of an office tower near Montgomery Field that has been deemed a hazard to aviation.
Ex-Spector lawyer avoids jail -- for now (Los Angeles Times)
An appeals court rules she can remain free pending a hearing on her refusal to testify. A lawyer who once represented Phil Spector was spared a jail sentence late Friday after a state appeals panel intervened in her contempt-of-court case.
British PM Blair's top lawyer to step down (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters By Peter Griffiths LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) - The top British government lawyer who gave Prime Minister Tony Blair the green light for the war in Iraq is to step down after six years, his office ...
Pratibha Patil: Lawyer to Prez nominee (Business Standard India)
From a small town lawyer in Maharashtra to being chosen the UPA-Left nominee for the post of the President, Pratibha Patil's dream run has seen her making her way up the ladder in the Congress and the corridors of power in a steady manner.
Uganda: Kigongo Takes Magistrate, Lawyer to Law Council (AllAfrica.com)
The president of the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Olive Kigongo, has taken the Mengo Grade One magistrate, Jolly Nkore, and city lawyer Arthur Mukwatanise to the Uganda Law Council.
Appeals court stays jail term for former Spector attorney (The Fresno Bee)
A state appellate court stayed a jail term for an attorney who once represented Phil Spector that stemmed from a contempt-of-court case.
Blair's 'attack Iraq' lawyer quits (CNN.com)
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- The top British government lawyer who gave Prime Minister Tony Blair the green light for the war in Iraq is to step down after six years, his office said on Saturday.
Attorney announces bid for subcircuit judgeship  (Daily Herald)
An Aurora defense attorney who once served as an associate judge is making a bid to reclaim his robe in the first subcircuit judicial election for southern Kane County.
Attorney general to leave office (BBC News)
Attorney General Lord Goldsmith is to step down when Tony Blair quits as prime minister, he announces.
F1: Stepney lawyer rules out sabotage claims (autosport.com)
The Italian lawyer representing Nigel Stepney has ruled out suspicions of sabotage in the action Ferrari have taken against his client
Attorney attacked after court case (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
LAFAYETTE — A man grabbed an attorney near a fourth-floor courthouse rotunda railing, after which some witnesses said they feared he was about to push her over.
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.
Report: Two inquiries launched into L.A. city attorney's activities (North County Times)
LOS ANGELES -- Two separate inquiries have been launched that will examine the use of city resources for personal reasons by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
Deltona Mayor Calls For City Attorney's Resignation (Central Florida News 13)
In Volusia County, Deltona city commissioners will hold a special meeting Saturday to discuss the mayor's request that city attorney Roland Blossom resign.  
Chirac's lawyer talks to judges (Independent Online)
Former French President Jacques Chirac's lawyer said he is in contact with judges investigating corruption cases dating back to Chirac's 1977-1995 tenure as Paris mayor.
Lawyer denies sabotage by former Ferrari technical chief (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
ROME - The lawyer of Englishman Nigel Stepney, the former Ferrari technical manager accused of sabotaging the Italian team ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, Saturday dismissed the accusation against his client.
Stepney's lawyer denies sabotage (F1-Live.com)
''It doesn't seem credible to me'' The lawyer of Englishman Nigel Stepney, the former Ferrari Technical Manager accused of sabotaging the Italian team ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, dismissed the accusation against his client on Saturday...
Attorney attacked inside Tippecanoe County Courthouse (WTHR Indianapolis)
Lafayette, Ind. - A Lafayette man grabbed an attorney near a fourth-floor courthouse rotunda railing and some witnesses say they feared he would push her over. Officials say attack happened today shortly
Local attorney finds success the old-fashioned way (San Antonio Express-News)
San Antonio trial attorney finding success through hard work and fair play.
Police: Former City Attorney apparently commits suicide (9 News Denver)
DENVER – 9NEWS and our partners at the Denver Post have learned an ex-judge and former Denver city attorney apparently committed suicide Friday night.
Lawyer charged with sodomy posts bond (St. Peters Journal)
Lawyer Eric Tolen, who once represented the St. Charles City Council, was released from St. Louis County Jail on Tuesday after a judge allowed him to post property as bond.
Court stays Spector lawyer contempt order (UPI)
A California appellate court ruled a lawyer who represented accused murderer Phil Spector does not have to serve a jail sentence for contempt -- yet.
Former Denver City Attorney Charged with Stealing Laptop (FOX 31 Denver)
Prosecutors filed theft and embezzlement charges Wednesday against former city attorney Larry Manzanares, who is accused of stealing a laptop from Denver District Court.
Former Denver City Attorney Found Dead (CBS4 Denver)
Former Denver City Attorney Larry Manzanares was found dead Friday evening in an apparent suicide police said, just hours after appearing in court for an advisement on charges he stole a city laptop computer and used it to download sexually explicit images and movies.
Former City Attorney Dies Amid Criminal Prosecution (KMGH 7 Denver)
The former Denver city attorney who was recently charged with the theft of a laptop computer was found dead Friday, officials confirmed today.
Former health official investigated by Nevada attorney general (KTVN Reno)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former Nevada health official is under investigation by the state attorney general for alleged financial improprieties.
Controversial Attorney General to quit (The Hindu)
LONDON: Britain’s Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith, whose six years in office were dogged by controversies, has announced his decision to resign when Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves office next week. The surprise announcement came ...
Top lawyer to step down with Blair (Gulf News)
London: The top British government lawyer who gave Prime Minister Tony Blair the green light for the war in Iraq is to step down after six years, his office said yesterday.
Attorney general to leave British cabinet (UPI)
British Attorney General Peter Goldsmith plans to leave the cabinet with Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Military Lawyer Questions Guantanamo Hearings (NPR)
Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham, a military lawyer in the Army Reserve, has filed an affidavit casting doubt on the fairness of hearings that determine whether detainees will be held at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Abraham tells Debbie Elliott that personnel were pressured into declaring detainees "enemy combatants" on the basis of vague or incomplete evidence.
Military Lawyer Questions Guantanamo Hearings (NPR)
All Things Considered , June 23, 2007 · Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham, a military lawyer in the Army Reserve, has filed an affidavit casting doubt on the fairness of hearings that determine whether detainees will be held at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Military Lawyer Questions Guantanamo Hearings (NPR)
Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham, a military lawyer in the Army Reserve, has filed an affidavit casting doubt on the fairness of hearings that determine whether detainees will be held at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Gotcha Gold stuns Lawyer Ron in Salvator Mile (MSNBC)
OCEANPORT, N.J. - Lawyer Ron came looking for a path to the Breeders' Cup in the Grade 3, $150,000 Salvator Mile Saturday at Monmouth Park. And while he got in a useful race, he failed to win at 1-10.
Attorney general: Watch out for sweepstakes fraud (Lincoln Journal Star)
A British cell phone company is being fraudulently used in a new sweepstakes fraud, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office says. The sweepstakes notice uses the logo of Virgin Mobile USA, but the state Consumer Protection Division has learned that Virgin Mobile is not involved.
City Attorney Facing Theft Charges Commits Suicide (FOX 31 Denver)
Former Denver City Attorney Lawrence Manzanares, who was facing charges of theft of a city computer, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Denver police said Saturday.
Stepney's lawyer denies sabotage (Khaleej Times)
ROME — The lawyer of Englishman Nigel Stepney, the former Ferrari technical manager accused of sabotaging the Italian team ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, yesterday dismissed the accusation against his client.
Harman says attorney general shouldn't be in cabinet (Tiscali)
The current attorney general Lord Goldsmith has been accused of being too political after being caught up in a number of controversial issues.
NV Attorney General Investigates Delap III (KTNV Las Vegas)
A former State Health Official blames his gambling addiction for landing him in hot water. The Nevada Attorney General's office has launched an investigation into John Elliot Delap III.
Disabled veterans honor attorney (Florida Today)
State Attorney Norm Wolfinger has been named the nation's Oustanding Disabled Vietnam Veteran for 2007 by the Disabled American Veterans.