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Scott County attorney reprimanded (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Scott County Attorney Bill Davis has been reprimanded for failing to properly handle an estate in his private practice.
Pickton defence lawyer attacks witness's credibility for fifth day on stand (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
NEW WESTMINSTER (CP) - The key witness at the Robert Pickton murder trial didn't mention see Pickton with a body in his pig slaughterhouse in two statements to police in 1999, a defence lawyer suggested Wednesday.
Attorney General investigating council meeting (Monroe County Clarion)
The Illinois Attorney General's office is looking into reports the Columbia City Council's executive session June 25 was illegal.
Oxford lawyer sworn in as district judge (Lincoln Journal Star)
McCOOK — A third-generation lawyer from Oxford was sworn in Monday as the 11th Judicial District county court judge. Anne Paine, 45, replaces Cloyd Clark, who retired last month after 34 years on the bench.
District attorney: Political conversation blown out of proportion (The Daily American)
District Attorney Jerry Spangler said he does not understand why a conversation between him and a Somerset Borough police officer was blown so far out of proportion.
Attorney calls on CoP to discipline rogue cops (Trinidad Express)
ATTORNEY Kevin Ratiram is calling on Commissioner of Police Trevor Paul to take immediate disciplinary action against the police officers who, seven years ago, ordered a 29-year-old man to strip and remain naked at a police station for over three hours.
Fred Bennett, noted death-penalty attorney, dead at 65 (ABC 2 Baltimore)
Fred Warren Bennett, a defense attorney known for his work on death-penalty cases, died over the weekend in a car accident in Pasadena. He was 65.
Sparring escalates between Gov. Matt Blunt and Attorney General Jay Nixon. (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | The political battle between Missouri Republican Gov. Matt Blunt and his likely 2008 Democratic challenger, Attorney General Jay Nixon, is heating up.
Scott County attorney reprimanded (The Globe Gazette)
DAVENPORT (AP) — Scott County Attorney Bill Davis has been reprimanded for failing to properly handle an estate in his private practice, documents show.
County attorney reprimanded by state board (Quad-City Times)
Scott County Attorney Bill Davis has been publicly reprimanded by the Iowa Attorney Disciplinary Board for failing to properly handle an estate he took on in his private law practice, documents state.
Death of attorney, book collector ruled a homicide (Jefferson City News Tribune)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Rolland Lee Comstock, a nationally recognized book collector and a longtime attorney, died in an apparent homicide at his home, police said.
Oxford lawyer sworn in as district judge (Lincoln Journal Star)
McCOOK — A third-generation lawyer from Oxford was sworn in Monday as the 11th Judicial District county court judge. Anne Paine, 45, replaces Cloyd Clark, who retired last month after 34 years on the bench.
(AFX UK Focus) 2007-07-05 06:54 GMT: Incisive Media to buy American Lawyer Media for 300 mln stg - report (Interactive Investor)
LONDON (Thomson Financial) - Incisive Media PLC is set to acquire publishing company American Lawyer Media from Wall Street deal maker Bruce Wasserstein for around 300 mln stg, reports the Daily Telegraph citing bankers close to the situation.
County hires former attorney general to assist in lawsuit (The Argus Leader)
Former attorney general Mark Meierhenry will represent Minnehaha County in a lawsuit brought by the state's attorney's office. The county commissioners this week agreed to pay the Sioux Falls lawyer $200 an hour plus expenses. "Mr. Meierhenry will begin work almost immediately," said Ken McFarland, administrative assistant to the county board.
Siblings spar over retired lawyer's financial dealings (Tucson Citizen)
The sister of a retired high-profile Tucson lawyer has joined a lawsuit accusing her brother and his family of mismanaging funds and abusing his power of attorney status.
Punter says he wanted lawyer (Casper Star-Tribune)
GREELEY, Colo. -- A former Northern Colorado punter from Wheatland accused of stabbing the starter testified Tuesday that he felt bullied while being interrogated by detectives and that he implied he wanted a lawyer, only to be ignored.
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.
Lawyer to join race for Oneida mayor (The Post-Standard)
It looks like there will be a mayor's race in Oneida this year. Õ7HedglonÕ Peter Hedglon, an Oneida lawyer, said Tuesday night he will challenge two-term incumbent Leo Matzke, a Democrat, in November.
Atlanta lawyer has less severe form of TB; CDC test results in question (Contra Costa Times)
DENVER -- New tests show the globe-trotting American lawyer who caused an international health scare by traveling with a dangerous form of tuberculosis has a less severe form of the disease, doctors said Tuesday.
Attorney fears Sunshine Law breached (Chiefland Citizen)
BRONSON - A June 25 letter from Bronson Town Attorney James A. Cornelius to the Bronson Town Council shows he has reason to believe two council members violated the Sunshine Law.
Wasserstein to Sell American Lawyer for $630 Million in Cash (Bloomberg.com)
July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Bruce Wasserstein, the chairman of Lazard Ltd., agreed to sell American Lawyer magazine and the rest of his legal and real estate publishing business to Incisive Media of the U.K. for $630 million.
Developer ready for war; Enlisting top lawyer as ally in battle with township (Cornwall Standard Freeholder)
J.C. Godard is looking for one "kick-ass" lawyer.
Pimentel’s lawyer questions tabulating process (INQ7.net)
MANILA, Philippines -- The lawyer of opposition senatorial candidate Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is filing a motion asking the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for more transparency in the tabulation, auditing, and correction of votes.
Panel seeks suspension of Gretna city attorney (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - July 5, 2007 8:24 AM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A disciplinary panel has asked the state Supreme Court to suspend Gretna city attorney WJ LeBlanc Junior from practicing law for...
Boulder city attorney cited in dog spat (Rocky Mountain News)
Ariel Calonne, Boulder's outgoing city attorney, was cited this week for misdemeanor harassment and criminal mischief following a dispute with one of his neighbors.
Manzanares' lawyer calls charging decision 'an abuse' (Rocky Mountain News)
The lawyer for former Denver district judge and city attorney Larry Manzanares on Monday accused Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey of choosing publicity over fairness in the high-profile case, calling "every aspect of your charging decision an abuse."
Wasserstein selling American Lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Incisive Media, a London-based business information company, said Thursday it is buying the publisher of The American Lawyer and other specialty titles from buyout specialist Wasserstein & Co. L.P. for about $630 million in cash.
Wasserstein Selling American Lawyer (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
Incisive Media, a London-based business information company, said Thursday it is buying the publisher of The American Lawyer and other specialty titles from buyout specialist Wasserstein & Co.
Ex-UNC punter says he was denied lawyer (Rocky Mountain News)
A former University of Northern Colorado backup punter accused of stabbing the starter testified Tuesday that he felt bullied while being interrogated by detectives and that he implied he wanted a lawyer, only to be ignored.
Scott Co. Attorney reprimanded again by state (The Des Moines Register)
Scott County Attorney Bill Davis has been reprimanded for failing to properly handle an estate in his private practice, documents show.
Harris enters race for attorney general (BizJournals)
Rep. Jeff Harris, D-Columbia, has entered the 2008 race for Missouri's attorney general.
Hinds County attorney to lead state group (The Clarion-Ledger)
Hinds County Board Attorney Azande Williams has been named president of the Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys.
Mozambique: Lawyer Beaten By Police is "Traumatised" (AllAfrica.com)
Aguinaldo Mandlate, the trainee lawyer savagely assaulted by police in the southern Mozambican city of Matola on Monday, has been traumatised by the attack, according to his mother Cecilia Mandlate.
Gambia: Police Officer Testifies In Ex-Attorney General's Trial (AllAfrica.com)
Corporal 137 Suba Jallow, a Police officer attached to the Mobile Traffic Unit in Kanifing yesterday testified in the ongoing case of careless driving charges alleged against Mustapha Marong, former Attorney General and Secretary of State for Justice, presided over by Magistrate Pa Harry Jammeh of the Kanifing Magistrates' court.
Woman accused of stabbing: I was denied attorney (The Pantagraph)
ROLLING MEADOWS -- A Bloomington real estate agent testified Thursday that she asked for an attorney more than a dozen times during questioning by police about the death of her business partner two years ago.
Wasserstein to Sell American Lawyer for $630 Million (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Bruce Wasserstein, the chairman of Lazard Ltd., agreed to sell American Lawyer magazine and the rest of his legal and real estate publishing business to Incisive Media of the U.K. for $630 million.
Update: Attorney general shuts down fake diploma mills (South Bend Tribune)
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter has shut down two Michigan City-based businesses accused of operating "diploma mills" that sold fake high school and college diplomas via the Internet.
Attorney General investigating council meeting (Monroe County Clarion)
The Illinois Attorney General's office is looking into reports the Columbia City Council's executive session June 25 was illegal.
Lawyer who assisted with Sept. 11 claims to help Va. Tech (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - July 5, 2007 3:35 PM ET BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech officials say a lawyer who administered claims from the September eleventh terrorist attacks will advise the...
Wasserstein sells American Lawyer unit (USA Today)
Incisive Media, a British business news provider, said Thursday it will pay about $630 million to buy the publisher of The American Lawyer and other titles as it seeks to boost its product range and strengthen its foothold in North America.
Lawyer who assisted with Sept. 11 claims to help Va. Tech (WAVY 10)
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech officials say a lawyer who administered claims from the September eleventh terrorist attacks will advise the school on how to handle its seven (M) million-dollar fund to aid the shooting victims.
D.C. Lawyer To Negotiate Future Of Va. Tech Memorial Fund (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
A Washington lawyer has been selected to help figure out how a Virginia Tech memorial fund will be used.
Attorney General urges students to shop around before securing loans (Bristol Herald Courier)
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper urges everyone planning to attend college or a vocational school to do their homework before obtaining a student loan.
Local Attorney Calls Use Of Bait Cars Entrapment (WFTV 9 Orlando)
The Daytona Beach police are fishing for criminals with bait cars and, so far, they've netted five people. But not everyone thinks their tactics are fair. One local defense attorney says the police department is engaging in entrapment. SURVEILLANCE: Bait Car Locks, Suspect Escapes Out Window VOTE: Do You Think Using Bait Cars Is Entrapment?
Big-mouth attorney agrees to jail sentence (CBS Sportsline)
The attorney who leaked grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and other elite athletes investigated for steroid use agreed to a maximum sentence of two years and 9 months in prison, nine months longer than his original plea bargain.
Attorney gets longer prison sentence (Fox Sports)
The attorney who leaked grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds and other elite athletes investigated for steroid use agreed to a maximum sentence of two years and 9 months in prison, nine months longer than his original plea bargain. In papers filed in San Francisco federal court Thursday, prosecutors said Troy Ellerman is willing to accept that sentence after a judge last month rejected the ...
9/11 lawyer to help allocate Va. Tech fund (USA Today)
A lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim compensation program will help Virginia Tech distribute its $7.1 million fund for victims of the mass shootings, university officials said Thursday.
9/11 fund lawyer will help Va. Tech (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim compensation program will help Virginia Tech distribute its $7.1 million fund for victims of the mass shootings, university officials said Thursday. University President Charles Steger said Washington, D.C., lawyer Kenneth Feinberg was approached because of his experience and because "we felt we did not have the capability to manage the fund properly." "We ...
BALCO lawyer negotiates new plea deal for grand-jury leaks (San Francisco Chronicle)
A defense lawyer who admitted leaking grand jury testimony on athletes' performance-enhancing drug use to The Chronicle accepted a new plea agreement today calling for him to serve up to two years and nine months in prison, in hopes of satisfying the federal...