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Hardy appointed Hartford state's attorney (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Rocky Hill-AP, July 11, 2007 8:00 PM)_The state's Criminal Justice Commission has appointed the first black state's attorney in Connecticut history.
Johnson Tried to Break Up Fight, Attorney Argues (FOX 31 Denver)
GREENWOOD VILLAGE - Reserve Denver Nuggets forward DerMarr Johnson was simply breaking up a fight between two women and charges stemming from a disturbance outside a nightclub should be dismissed, his attorney said Wednesday.
Iowa Supreme Court suspends Scott County attorney's license (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - July 11, 2007 8:44 PM ET DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Scott County Attorney Bill Davis, citing a lack of cooperation with a...
Iowa Supreme Court suspends Scott County attorney's license (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Scott County Attorney Bill Davis, citing a lack of cooperation with a state investigation.
Supreme Court Orders Spector Lawyer To Testify (ContactMusic)
LATEST: PHIL SPECTOR's former lawyer has been ordered to testify at the music producer's murder trial by the California Supreme Court . The state's t
U.S. Attorney: Distributing Genarlow Wilson tape violates law (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Douglas County District Attorney David McDade violated federal law when he distributed a videotape from a rape and child molestation case to legislators and journalists, the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta said Wednesday. U.S. Attorney David Nahmias said in a statement that federal law prohibits the distribution of the Genarlow Wilson videotape because it depicts minors engaged in sexually explicit ...
How a Lawyer Saved His Sanity, One Meal at a Time (Law.com)
Writer, lawyer and professor Cameron Stracher's career has had its ups and downs. He left big-firm life for an in-house position and then made his way to a media law boutique. Yet he still found himself working 50- to 80-hour weeks. He became an absent father and husband and grew angry and depressed. So Stracher made a decision about his lifestyle -- the one he blames himself for creating as he ...
Roddy Stinson: Attorney general accused of inaction as labor bosses 'trample' on Texans (San Antonio Express-News)
The conflict between the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott just got hotter.
Ashley Benton's attorney rejects plea deal (ABC 13 Texas)
The attorney for accused murderer Ashley Benton has rejected a plea deal from Harris County prosecutors.
Complaint accuses judge of having attorney arrested (Houston Chronicle)
A local defense bar group has filed a complaint accusing state District Judge James H. Keeshan of having a Houston attorney arrested in court.
Cornyn's camp raises flag over trial lawyer link (Houston Chronicle)
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's political money-raising operation has wasted no time in playing the trial lawyer card against potential Democratic opponent Mikal Watts, an attorney from San Antonio.
Attorney removes self in 'sign' case (Deseret Morning News)
Citing a conflict of interest, Grantsville city attorney Ronald Elton has removed himself as prosecutor in the appeal of a Granstville man who was convicted of stealing a campaign sign.
Metro Briefing | New York: White Plains: Lawyer Sentenced for Stealing From Aunt (New York Times)
A White Plains lawyer was sentenced in State Supreme Court yesterday to one to three years in prison for stealing more than $500,000 from her aunt, prosecutors said. The lawyer, Shelly Ann Rivera, 40, represented her aunt in two real estate sales in 2005 and 2006, and on her behalf accepted proceeds of $480,000 and $522,248, said Janet DiFiore, the Westchester County district attorney. But when ...
Criminals, Colleagues Mourn Lawyer (Washington Post)
The sudden death this month of Greenbelt lawyer Fred W. Bennett has left a gaping hole in Maryland's legal community, where he had earned a reputation over the past four decades as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state in seeking relief for clients who had been convicted and sentenced, said those who had worked both with and against him in court.
Nifong gets lawyer for July 26 hearing (The News & Observer)
Chapel Hill lawyer Jim Glover said this week that he plans to represent former District Attorney Mike Nifong at a criminal contempt hearing this month.
Lawn lady talks to famed lawyer (Provo Daily Herald)
A familiar face in some of the country's most high-profile legal disputes may now be setting her sights on Orem city in the case of a 70-year-old woman and her brown lawn. Civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred, known as one of America's most famous attorneys, is serving as a victim's rights advocate for Betty Perry, who was injured and arrested in a dispute over her dead, unwatered lawn.
NYPD pressuring me, sez rights lawyer (New York Daily News)
A prominent civil rights lawyer is charging that the NYPD is yanking his gun license to force him to cooperate in a probe of alleged police brutality.
Lobbyists who failed to file expenditures referred to attorney general (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus- Eleven lobbyists or lobbying organizations working in Ohio have been referred to the state attorney general's office for possible criminal charges for failing to file expenditure reports due more than six months ago.
Ex-attorney, son found dead in apartment (Tacoma News Tribune)
A former attorney who faced the prospect of curtailed visitation rights with his 10-year-old son apparently shot the boy to death before killing himself sometime during the past few days, Tacoma police reported Wednesday.
Lawyer bids to unseat Kerry in '08 (Boston Globe)
For the past 25 years, he has argued cases before judges and juries. Now a Gloucester lawyer is trying to tap those same advocacy skills in an ambitious political quest.
Court delays Pakistan State Oil stake sale-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
ISLAMABAD, July 12 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered a delay to the privatisation of one of the country's largest companies until it rules on whether a Saudi-backed firm can enter the bidding, a lawyer for the firm said on Thursday.
Ex-Spector lawyer loses an appeal to avoid testifying (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, July 12 (COPLEY NEWS SERVICE): The California Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a former lawyer for Phil Spector yesterday, putting additional pressure on her to testify about allegations of missing evidence in the murder case.
Attorney discipline office burglarized (Concord Monitor)
Someone burglarized the state's attorney discipline office on Chenell Drive in Concord last weekend but was more interested in taking money than the office's collection of complaints against New Hampshire attorneys. The police are asking for the public's help in finding the culprit or culprits.
U.S. attorney: Evidence sex tape illegal (UPI)
A sex videotape used to convict an Atlanta-area teenager of sex with a minor shouldn't have been distributed to legislators, a U.S. attorney said.
Va. attorney general backs transportation bill (The Washington Examiner)
Virginia's attorney general reiterated his views Wednesday that legislation allowing Northern Virginia to raise much-needed revenue to relieve the region's ghastly traffic problems is constitutional.
District attorney calls for review in Reif case (News 10 Now Syracuse)
A grand jury will decide if a wounded state trooper was justified in killing a Potsdam man. The St. Lawrence County District Attorney called for the impartial review.
Scott County Attorney’s law license suspended (The Des Moines Register)
Davenport _ The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Scott County Attorney Bill Davis, citing a lack of cooperation with a state...
Ex-Spector Attorney to Testify Rather Than Go to Jail (Fox News)
A former attorney for Phil Spector agreed Thursday to testify in his murder trial about evidence allegedly withheld by a defense expert rather than go to jail for contempt of court.
Lawyer: Deputy had pledged to pull over Pacman (ESPN)
The Nashville lawyer for Adam "Pacman" Jones told The Tennessean of Nashville that the sheriff's deputy who pulled over the troubled defensive back last month previously said he'd pull him over.
Ex-Detroit attorney is disbarred (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A former city attorney has been disbarred for on-the-job misconduct that included entering into a settlement agreement without the approval of her boss or Detroit City Council, officials said.
Eight airline passengers and one relative sue TB-infected American lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL (CP) - Eight airline passengers launched a lawsuit Thursday against the American lawyer who ignored warnings and triggered a health scare when he flew with a potent form of tuberculosis.
Former Spector Attorney Agrees To Testify At Trial (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A former attorney for Phil Spector agreed on Thursday to testify in his Los Angeles murder trial about evidence allegedly withheld by a defense expert rather than go to jail for contempt of court. img src=" (link) SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
Lawyer sued by fellow travellers over TB scare (The Globe and Mail)
Passengers who shared a Montreal-bound flight with Atlanta lawyer are filing suit over the incident
Attorney believes Pacman targeted (Sports Illustrated)
An attorney representing supsended Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones said Thursday he's unhappy someone faxed Jones' citation to a local TV station for a June traffic stop and contended the sheriff's deputy had no probable cause to pull over the player.
Attorney believes Pacman targeted (Sports Illustrated)
An attorney representing supsended Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones said Thursday he's unhappy someone faxed Jones' citation to a local TV station for a June traffic stop and contended the sheriff's deputy had no probable cause to pull over the player.
ASC settles illegal insider trading with Calgary lawyer (Investment Executive)
The Alberta Securities Commission today announced a settlement with Calgary-based lawyer Michael Lockwood regarding allegations of illegal insider trading.
City Attorney Asks For Gang Injunctions In S.F. (KGO-TV Bay Area)
San Francisco's City Attorney is asking for an injunction designed to keep a lid on gang violence. But not everybody is happy with it.
Ex-Spector lawyer could have faced jail time for refusing to testify about evidence (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Threatened with jail if she didn't testify, a former lawyer for music producer Phil Spector agreed Thursday to tell the jury at his murder trial about evidence allegedly withheld by a defence expert.
NEW THURSDAY: Attorney general will open satellite office in Oro Valley (Arizona Daily Star)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will be in Oro Valley Wednesday to dedicate the attorney general's new Oro Valley Satellite Office, according to a press release.
Larry Birkhead Wins Small Victory In Court Over Former Attorney (AccessHollywood)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 12, 2007) -- Larry Birkhead won a small victory in court over his former attorney Debra Opri earlier today. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles C. Lee froze over half a million dollars currently being held in Opri’s account, money which Birkhead claims is his....
Missing evidence issue places ex-Spector attorney in unusual role (The Fresno Bee)
Sara Caplan is a veteran criminal defense attorney who ducked the limelight for years while representing O.J. Simpson and other famous clients.
Facing jail time, former lawyer for Phil Spector agrees to testify (CourtTV via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES (C ourt TV) - With her appeals exhausted and jail looming, a former lawyer for Phil Spector ended her dramatic, month-long refusal to testify against the music legend at his murder trial Thursday.
Attorney: Jones targeted in traffic stop (CBS Sportsline)
An attorney for suspended Titans cornerback Adam 'Pacman' Jones accused a sheriff's deputy of targeting Jones in a June traffic stop, saying there was no reason to pull over Jones' orange Lamborghini.
Lawyer says Pacman targeted in traffic stop (USA Today)
The Nashville lawyer for Pacman Jones said Wednesday the Williamson County Sheriff's deputy who pulled over the Titans cornerback last month had an agenda. Attorney Worrick Robinson said deputy David Hadley had "made claims in the past that he was going to pull over Adam Jones the first time he got occasion to, that's exactly what he had been bragging about around other people in Williamson ...
Attorney who leaked BALCO grand jury testimony gets 21/2 years in prison (Seattle Times)
Attorney Troy Ellerman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaking the grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and other star athletes to the media.
Attorney gets 2½ years in prison (Fox Sports)
An attorney who admitted leaking the confidential grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and other athletes was sentenced Thursday to two and a half years in prison, by far the harshest penalty to result from the government's steroids investigation. Troy Ellerman, 44, pleaded guilty in February to allowing a San Francisco Chronicle reporter to view transcripts of testimony by Bonds, Jason Giambi, ...
Ex-Spector lawyer testifies in trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former lawyer for Phil Spector reluctantly testified under threat of jail Thursday that she saw a defense forensic expert pick up a small white object at the scene of Lana Clarkson's death. Sara Caplan said the object was not the size of a missing piece of the actress' fingernail.
Attorney sentenced to 30 months in BALCO leak case (USA Today)
An attorney who admitted leaking the confidential grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and other athletes was sentenced Thursday to two and a half years in prison, by far the harshest penalty to result from the government's steroids investigation.
Drug company head to plead guilty in scheme to sell steroids, pay doctors, attorney says (San Diego Union-Tribune)
PROVIDENCE, R.I., 7:41 p.m. July 12 (AP): A pharmaceutical company owner accused of illegally marketing and distributing steroids then paying doctors to write medically unnecessary prescriptions will plead guilty, his attorney said Thursday.
California: Lawyer Sentenced in Steroid Case (New York Times)
A lawyer who admitted leaking the confidential grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and other athletes to a reporter was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.