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Magazine names Smith a Super Lawyer (The Bellingham Herald)
J. Bruce Smith, a principal partner in the Bellingham law firm Barron Smith Daugert, PLLC, has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics magazine.
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.
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 city attorney facing theft charges dead (Casper Star-Tribune)
DENVER (AP) -- 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.
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.
F1: Lawyer: Stepney has nothing to hide (autosport.com)
Ferrari engineer Nigel Stepney has nothing to fear from the criminal investigation sparked by his Maranello-based team, claims his lawyer Sonia Bartolini
Misconduct case to affect police work, lawyer warns (Boston Globe)
A high-profile criminal trial about alleged Stoughton police misconduct could affect how officers do their jobs in the future, according to a defense lawyer involved in the case.
Deltona attorney debate puts mayor in hot seat (Orlando Sentinel)
Mayor Dennis Mulder opened a special meeting with his fellow city commissioners Saturday expecting to debate whether the city attorney should resign.
Lawyer charged with sodomy posts bond (Wentzville 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.
State attorney general's services offered (The Payson Roundup)
The Arizona Attorney General has a satellite office in Payson. It is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The satellite office provides community-based venues that make it easier for residents to obtain information on consumer fraud, civil and victims' rights.
State Attorney's Legal Fees To Be Paid By The State (Central Florida News 13)
State Attorney John Tanner's office will have its legal bills paid by the state after private lawyers defended him against an investigation launched by Duval County's top prosecutor, according to state financing officials.
HC lawyer's daughter attempts suicide (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Rakesh Kumar Agarwal files FIR against school Principal, alleges misbehaviour A High Court lawyer lodged an FIR against the Principal of Central Academy School in Ashiana colony today for allegedly misbehaving with his daughter and eventually driving her to suicide. Ankita Agarwal, a student of Class X, consumed a high dose of sleeping pills at her Krishna Nagar residence on Saturday. She was ...
Body Found: Is It Missing District Attorney? (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
A body is recovered near where missing District Attorney Ray Gricar went missing two years ago.
Attorney hits back at President in new letter (Trinidad Express)
ATTORNEY Cindy Bhagwandeen, in another letter to President George Maxwell Richards, has said that it was "disrespectful in the extreme" of him to suspend Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma on the eve of his retirement after a long and distinguished career in politically strange and suspicious circumstances.
Former City Attorney & Fresno State Professor Harvey Wallace Passed Away (KFSN-TV Fresno)
Wallace was the City Attorney from 1987 until 1992, and moved on to become a criminology professor.
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.
Former SEC Lawyer Fights SEC Suit (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
DLA Adds M&A Lawyer in Beijing (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Delco lawyer honored for life spent helping others (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Michael Scannapieco, a Delaware County lawyer who dedicated his life to helping others, was honored posthumously for his service by his alma mater on Saturday.
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 city attorney facing theft charges dead (Casper Star-Tribune)
DENVER (AP) -- 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.
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.
Attorney in Duke case dishonored victim, accused, system (Yakima Herald-Republic)
Disbarment of the former Durham County, N.C., district attorney for misconduct in the Duke University lacrosse case hardly seems enough for the pain and anguish he has caused those affected by his deplorable attempt at miscarriage of justice.
HONG KONG TURNS BACK TAIWAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER (Central News Agency)
Hong Kong, June 25 (CNA) A Taiwanese human rights lawyer was turned away from Hong Kong airport Monday after arriving from Taiwan the previous night.
Lawyer with Rezko link helps Hillary (Chicago Sun-Times)
A lawyer referenced in a public-corruption indictment of Wilmette businessman Tony Rezko is among the hosts of a Chicago fund-raising dinner tonight for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign.
Lawyer sought after stabbing (CNews)
A Sarnia criminal lawyer is wanted after a man was stabbed on a Sarnia street early Saturday. Terence Robinson, 35, practises law in Sarnia. His last known address was in Corunna and he was last seen driving a black 1998 Ford Explorer.
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.
Lawyer withdraws from Winnie theft case (Independent Online)
The lawyer representing four of the five people accused of stealing jewellery from Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has withdrawn from the case.
Anne Arundel attorney: School system's payroll purchase not controversial (Baltimore Examiner)
Anne Arundel County's attorney said he does not see any problem with the school system's controversial purchase of a $4 million payroll program.
Murder suspect to fight extradition, attorney says (Daily Herald)
An Oswego man being held without bond in connection with the murder of his wife and three children will fight extradition to Illinois, his attorney said Sunday.
No charges over notorious murder of N.Ireland lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
One of the most notorious murders in Northern Ireland's troubled history returned to haunt the now peaceful province Monday as officials said no police or soldiers would face charges after a lawyer's death.
Cranford lawyer threatens suit over state budget (Asbury Park Press)
A Republican lawyer who previously sued the governor to halt the delivery of millions of dollars in grant money threatened today to sue again over alleged questionable spending in this year's budget proposal. Cranford lawyer David Robinson said he would file a new lawsuit against the state if Gov. Jon S. Corzine doesn't veto grants included in the $33.48 billion budget approved last week by the ...
NYPD To Investigate Lawyer's Assault Claim (WCBS-TV New York)
A police department spokesman said the NYPD's Civilian Complaint Review Board will look into a civil rights lawyer's claim that officers assaulted him last week during a confrontation in Brooklyn.
Lawyer threatens another lawsuit over state budget (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - A Republican lawyer who previously sued the governor to halt the delivery of millions of dollars in grant money threatened on Monday to sue again over alleged questionable spending in this year's budget proposal.
Genarlow Wilson's attorney plans 'significant announcement' (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The attorney for Genarlow Wilson, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17, plans a "significant announcement" later today about getting Wilson released from prison on bond. B.J. Bernstein, Wilson's attorney, is trying to free Wilson pending an appeal in his case that is now before the Georgia Supreme Court. Bernstein has scheduled a 2 ...
Attorney general wins "sitting duck award" (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales won American newspaper columnists' annual "Sitting Duck Award" for being an easy target.
Chiropractor, Attorney Charged With Insurance Fraud (WRTV TheIndyChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
An attorney and a chiropractor face several charges in connection with an alleged insurance fraud scheme.
Attorney for dry cleaner praises ruling (KIVI Boise)
Associated Press - June 25, 2007 2:23 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - The attorney for the owners of a dry cleaner that was sued for $54 million over a pair of missing pants is praising the ruling in...
Attorney for dry cleaner praises ruling (KTRE-TV East Texas)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The attorney for the owners of a dry cleaner that was sued for $54 million over a pair of missing pants is praising the ruling in their favor.
No new charges over IRA lawyer slaying (AP via Yahoo! News)
No former soldiers or police will face trial over the 1989 assassination of a top Belfast lawyer who specialized in defending IRA clients, British state prosecutors said Monday.
Melton vows to defy attorney general's salary opinion (The Clarion-Ledger)
Jackson Mayor Frank Melton said on Monday he will veto a City Council motion that orders the salaries of Charles Melvin and Todd Chandler back to their pre-appointment amounts, despite an attorney general's opinion that backed the action.
Lawyer tied to Obama donor helps Clinton (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chicago lawyer linked to the public corruption scandal involving Barack Obama's controversial political patron planned to co-host a fundraiser Monday for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.
9:34 a.m. -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to be in Boise on Tuesday (The Idaho Statesman)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be in Boise on Tuesday.
Spector's former attorney could be jailed (Los Angeles Daily News)
>>> NEW 9:10 a.m. A former attorney for Phil Spector could go to jail today for her refusal to testify before jurors in the rock music producer's murder trial.
No British soldiers, police to face trial over 1989 killing of Belfast lawyer (International Herald Tribune)
No former soldiers or police will face trial over the 1989 assassination of a top Belfast lawyer who specialized in defending IRA clients, British state prosecutors announced Monday in a ruling that outraged Catholic politicians.
GOP Lawyer Threatens Lawsuit over NJ Budget (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
A lawyer who previously sued the governor to halt delivery of millions of dollars in grant money threatened on Monday to sue again over alleged questionable spending in this year's budget proposal.
Lawyer With Ties to Obama Donor Hosts Clinton Fundraiser (Fox News)
A Chicago lawyer with ties to Sen. Barack Obama's indicted donor plans a fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Clinton Monday.
Replacement for fired Johnson County attorney quits (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - June 25, 2007 4:04 PM ET OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - The attorney designated to handle Johnson County's domestic violence cases has quit, after just two months on the job.
Contempt ruling upheld against ex-lawyer for Spector (Los Angeles Times)
An appeals court today upheld a contempt ruling against a former lawyer for Phil Spector, as the prosecution moved to finish up with the final witness in the direct presentation of its case.
Ex-Hollinger Counsel's Attorney Urges Jury Acquittal (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
June 25 (Bloomberg) -- Hollinger International Inc.'s former chief lawyer, on trial for fraud with ex-Chairman Conrad Black, is an ``honest and trustworthy man'' and should be acquitted of all charges, his attorney told jurors in closing arguments.