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Nicole’s DUI lawyer wants postponement (MSNBC)
A lawyer for Nicole Richie made a surprise appearance in court this morning to request the celebutante’s trial on a DUI charge, be postponed until August.
This 'lawyer' has over 100 cases against him (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
The preliminary interrogation of Balkar Singh, who was arrested by the UT Police with a stolen vehicle and has been booked in more than 30 cases under various charges, has revealed his connection with a Delhi resident, Dhani Ram Mittal. Mittal, who claims to be a lawyer by profession, has nearly 100 cases registered against him in various states including Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi. The two ...
Global lobbying effort needed to free Celil from Chinese prison: lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - A Chinese court's decision to reject Huseyin Celil's latest appeal has "exhausted all legal avenues" available to the Canadian-Muslim religious leader, who was sentenced to life in a Chinese prison for terrorism, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer shocked by DeKalb businesswoman's abduction (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A lawyer for a local entrepreneur believed kidnapped from her DeKalb apartment complex last week said Tuesday his client showed no signs of problems during their meeting hours before her abduction.
Jailed American accused of lawyer attack (AP via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. man jailed since last year on charges of bombing two Bolivian hotels attempted to stab his lawyer and was plotting attacks against other officials, prison authorities said Tuesday.
Manuel Noriega must return to Panama, lawyer says (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega must be returned to Panama when he leaves his U.S. prison in September and will fight attempts to put him on trial in another country, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Review of attorney general's role postponed (Guardian Unlimited)
Moves to review the attorney general's position in the government following concerns over a possible conflict of interest in the role have been delayed.
A prominent Topeka defense attorney is facing forgery charges. (WIBW-TV Topeka)
Attorney General Paul Morrison's office charged Wendell Betts with one count of forgery and three counts of making false information. They say Betts forged an auto insurance card between 2003 and 2005.
Judge removes celebrity attorney Geragos from Wilkes case (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- A federal judge removed celebrity attorney Mark Geragos as the attorney for Poway businessman Brent Wilkes on Monday in a case involving national security secrets because of Geragos' refusal to undergo a security clearance.
1 lawyer + 1 couple = conflict of interest (The Republican)
Q:After I retired, my wife and I moved to another state to spend our "golden years." Because we had not been to a lawyer in years, we decided to wait until after our move to get new documents in our new state of residence. We carefully chose the firm and the lawyer after much research on our part.
State Attorney: Adult sanctions necessary in West Palm Beach gang rape case (Sun-Sentinel)
Calling the Dunbar Village gang rape the most horrific and senseless act he has ever seen, State Attorney Barry Krischer said Tuesday he is referring two teens and anyone else arrested in the crime to a grand jury, guaranteeing adult sentences should they be convicted.
West Windsor votes to retain township attorney (The Trenton Times)
WEST WINDSOR -- Someone blinked. A standoff between the mayor and a council member over township attorney Michael Herbert Sr. ended late Monday night following a late night executive session that resulted in a 4-1 vote in favor of keeping Herbert on the job he has held for nearly 10 years.
Attorney General Julian Moti Maintains Innocence (Scoop.co.nz)
Solomon Islands new Attorney General, Julian Moti QC CSI said those who were responsible for the ordeal he had gone through during the past months will be made known in due course.
TSU official's attorney defends his trial tactics (Houston Chronicle)
The attorney for Texas Southern University's former chief financial officer broke down in tears on the witness stand Tuesday after an afternoon of questions about his strategy.
Attorney says McNair has learned lesson (The Tennessean)
Steve McNair's record is clean, but after appearing in court to face charges related to drinking and driving for the second time in five years, his attorney said the star quarterback will reconsider how he gets home from an evening out.
Johnson County attorney accused of drunken driving (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Johnson County Attorney Michael Endicott pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence of alcohol, according to court records. Endicott, 43, of Staffordsville was arrested Saturday night after he went through a traffic safety checkpoint set up by Paintsville police on Ky. 40 in Paintsville, according to the police report. Endicott did not stop at the checkpoint. Instead, his vehicle, which ...
Lawyer: British terror suspect allowed to call his wife in India (Associated Press via Yahoo! India News)
A doctor detained in Australia in connection with the failed terrorist plot in Britain was allowed talk to his wife in India on Wednesday for the first time since his arrest nine says ago, his lawyer said.
Evangeline Parish district attorney's office needs more help with filings (The Lafayette Daily Advertiser)
VILLE PLATTE - The Evangeline Parish police jury Monday approved a request by the district attorney's office to fund a second full-time secretary to take care of the criminal filings.
Lawyer slaps Israeli lawmaker over "German" remark (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli government lawyer apologised on Wednesday for slapping an Orthodox Jewish lawmaker, saying he lost his temper after the legislator accused him of being "worse than the Germans" during the Nazi Holocaust.
Australian Attorney General justifies extended detention of Indian doc (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Sydney, July 11 (ANI): Australia's Attorney General Philip Ruddock has defended the extended detention of terror suspect and Indian-born doctor Mohamed Haneef , saying civil liberty activists would hang the Federal Government out to dry if he was released and "something terrible" happened. Haneef was arrested in connection with the bungled terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow as ...
Verdict imminent, says Black's defence lawyer (CBC)
The defence team in the fraud trial of former media baron Conrad Black is anticipating the jury will reach a verdict on Wednesday, Black's U.S. lawyer Ed Genson said.
Lawyer slaps MP over German insult (Daily Telegraph)
AN Israeli government lawyer apologised today for slapping an Orthodox Jewish MP, saying he lost his temper after the legislator accused him of being "worse than the Germans" during the Nazi Holocaust.
Lawyer slaps MP over German insult (Adelaide Now)
AN Israeli government lawyer apologised today for slapping an Orthodox Jewish MP, saying he lost his temper after the legislator accused him of being "worse than the Germans" during the Nazi Holocaust.
BALCO attorney invokes Libby in plea for leniency (San Diego Union-Tribune)
July 11 (UNION-TRIBUNE): An attorney who admitted leaking the confidential grand jury testimony of Barry Bonds to the media in the BALCO case, asked a federal judge for leniency yesterday in San Francisco, noting that President Bush commuted I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby's prison sentence for a similar crime.
Prosecutors to amend charges against former district attorney (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - July 11, 2007 7:55 AM ET TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors say they'll amend charges against a former district attorney who's accused of embezzling nearly $9,000.
Prosecutors to amend charges against former district attorney (KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls)
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors say they'll amend charges against a former district attorney who's accused of embezzling nearly $9,000. Former District Attorney Richard Gray is currently charged with embezzling the money that was seized during drug raids.
Evangeline district attorney needs more help with filings (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - July 11, 2007 8:14 AM ET VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish police jury has approved a request by the district attorney's office to fund a second full-time...
Lawyer says teen will plead guilty to rash of school threats in Lacey (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)
Associated Press - July 11, 2007 8:25 AM ET LACEY, Wash. (AP) - A defense lawyer says a teenager will plead guilty to a series of bomb threats at Timberline High School in Lacey.
Lawyer says teen will plead guilty to rash of school threats in Lacey (The Olympian)
A defense lawyer says a teenager will plead guilty to a series of bomb threats at Timberline High School in Lacey. John Sinclair, who is representing 15-year-old Josh Glazebrook, won't give the terms of the plea agreement but says the pleas will be entered in court on Monday. Glazebrook has been charged as a juvenile with seven counts of threats to bomb a school, two counts of identity theft and ...
Former Spector Attorney Must Testify In Trial Or Go To Jail (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
The state Supreme Court rejects an appeal by a former attorney for Phil Spector, meaning she must testify in the music producer's murder trial or go to jail. Live Video (9:30AM): Spector Trial (Warning: May Contain Explicit Language) Special Section: Spector Trial
Lawyer says teen will plead guilty to rash of school threats in Lacey (KXLY-TV Spokane)
LACEY, WASHINGTON -- A defense lawyer says a teenager will plead guilty to a series of bomb threats at Timberline High School in Lacey. John Sinclair, who is representing 15-year-old Josh Glazebrook, won't give the terms of the plea agreement but says the pleas will be entered in court on Monday.
Scott County attorney Bill Davis' law license suspended (Quad-City Times)
TODAY: (Updated 11:53 a.m.) The law license of Scott County Attorney Bill Davis has been suspended by the Iowa Supreme Court for “failing to cooperate” with a state investigation and failure to respond to a request made in March for trust account records.
Minneapolis lawyer says he'll run for U.S. Senate seat (Post-Bulletin)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Lawyer and environmental activist Jim Cohen said Tuesday that he's joining the increasingly crowded group of Democrats who want to take on incumbent U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman next year. Cohen is billing himself as a "prag
VERDICT FOR ALLEGED DEPARDIEU HEADBUTT DUE NEXT YEAR: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
ROME, July 11, 2007 (AFP) - An Italian court is to give a verdict early next year over an incident in which French actor Gerard Depardieu is accused of headbutting a photographer, the plaintiff's lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer splits time between trial, TV show (UPI)
A lawyer for Phil Spector, on trial in Los Angeles for the death of actress Lana Clarkson, is absent from the defense table, breaking to film his own TV show.
Hackensack attorney resolves lewdness charges (The Record)
A prominent Hackensack attorney agreed this morning to enter into a one-year probation program to resolve charges that he exposed himself in public.
Greenberg Traurig Attorney Nikki Simon Elected to the Board of Directors of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers ... (SYS-CON Media)
Greenberg Traurig Attorney Nikki Simon has been elected to the board of directors of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association.
Muscatine County Attorney to Handle Auditor Case (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
IOWA CITY (AP) - A Muscatine County prosecutor will handle the drunken driving case against Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett. Johnson County District Court Chief Judge David Remley is ordering the Muscatine County attorney's office to take the case.
County attorney backs out of Prop 100 appeal (East Valley Tribune)
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that it has withdrawn appeals regarding Proposition 100 it filed earlier this year.
Mozambique: Beaten Lawyer Describes His Ordeal (AllAfrica.com)
Trainee lawyer Aguinaldo Mandlate, who was severely beaten by policemen on 2 July at a police station in the southern Mozambican city of Matola, told reporters on Tuesday that he had indeed tried to flee from the station - but only because he felt that his life was in danger.
Lufkin attorney suggests to county commissioners that they should consider a much bigger tax rate (The Lufkin Daily News)
A longtime Lufkin-area attorney lobbied Angelina County commissioners on Tuesday to consider raising taxes this year to meet the county's growing demands.
Attorney General King Reaches Settlement with AOL (WSFA 12 Montgomery)
(MONTGOMERY)- Attorney General Troy King today announced a settlement with AOL, one of the nation's largest Internet service providers, requiring the company to make significant changes in honoring consumer
Well-known Waynesville defense lawyer to work for prosecutor (Asheville Citizen-Times)
WAYNESVILLE - It is almost unheard of for a seasoned criminal defense lawyer to switch sides after three decades fighting the prosecutor's office.
Bush Orders Miers Not to Testify in Attorney Firings Case (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush ordered his former White House counsel, Harriet Miers, to defy a congressional subpoena and refuse to appear Thursday before a House panel investigating U.S. attorney firings.
Former Spector lawyer is ordered to testify (Los Angeles Times)
The state Supreme Court rejects Sara Caplan s appeal in the murder trial. In testimony, a friend of victim Lana Clarkson says the actress had been depressed. A former lawyer for Phil Spector must testify before the jury in the music producer's murder trial, the California Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Haneef's lawyer silent over magistrate (Adelaide Now)
THE lawyer of Dr Mohamed Haneef - the Indian docter under police detention because of his suspected links to the foiled UK bomb attacks - has refused to confirm he has asked the magistrate handling the case to stand down.
Hardy appointed Hartford district state's attorney (Boston Globe)
Veteran prosecutor Gail P. Hardy will become the first black state's attorney in Connecticut history in August, taking over as the top prosecutor in the Hartford judicial district.
DELAVAN: State's Attorney not pursuing charges against teacher accused of hitting child (Peoria Journal Star)
PEKIN - The Tazewell County State's Attorney won't file criminal charges against a Delavan teacher accused of hitting a child on the head, he said Wednesday.
Chinese lawyer back home (TVNZ)
An outspoken Chinese human rights lawyer who went missing shortly before he was to receive a US award was returned to his home in Beijing last week, the State Department said.
Afghan Attorney General Criticized in Corruption Fight (NPR)
When Afghan President Hamid Karzai appointed Abdul Jabar Sabet as attorney general last summer, Afghans had high hopes that this Pashtun lawyer from Montreal would end government corruption. But 11 months later, Afghans say corruption and crime levels are worse than ever.