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Milton defense attorney calls trial 'inquisition' (The Pantagraph)
NEW 10:45 a.m. BLOOMINGTON -- The defense attorney for McLean County Clerk Peggy Ann Milton told a jury this morning that his client is a victim of an inquisition.
Richard Yong's case may be resolved as early as next week: lawyer (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE: Former NKF chairman Richard Yong's case may see a resolution as early as next Friday, according to his lawyer Jeffrey Beh.
IGF 2008 Winners Awarded With 'Game Attorney' Consultation (Gamasutra)
Organizers of the forthcoming 2008 Independent Games Festival, part of the yearly Game Developers Conference, have announced that finalists and winners of this year's festival will be awarded with free assistance and consultation with 'Game Attorney' (and frequent Gamasutra contributor) Thomas H. Buscaglia. The mission of the IGF is both to encourage innovation in game development and to ...
Pearlman's attorney asks court for 6-month trial delay (Orlando Sentinel)
The attorney for former Orlando music mogul Lou Pearlman, jailed on federal fraud charges, has asked that his trial be delayed for six months so he could properly prepare his defense.
Union again seeks attorney investigation (The Palm Beach Post)
An official of the Coastal Florida Public Employees Association, which represents code enforcement officers, has asked city council members to reconsider their refusal to investigate City Attorney Roger Orr.
Local Storeowner Accused Of Murder Is Innocent, Attorney Says (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
A Michigan attorney handling a murder case with local ties says he is convinced his client is innocent.
Suspended Lawyer Arraigned In Overdose Death (ClickOnDetroit)
A former Brighton lawyer who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession earlier this year has been arraigned on charges in the overdose death of a woman.
State Commission Names Local Attorney in Complaint (KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau)
The former Cairo city attorney is facing some heat from his peers.
Carver County narrows attorney search to two (Waconia Patriot)
Carver County's search for a new County Attorney to fill the vacancy created by Michael Fahey, who accepted a district court judge position, moved one step closer to a conclusion this week. Fahey's unexpired, elected term runs through Dec. 31, 2010.
Missing Anna attorney named in complaint filed by state commission (The Southern Illinoisan)
ANNA - Attorney Patrick John Cox has been accused of mishandling the money of a client in a complaint filed this week by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
Local Attorney Wins Award from AG (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Attorney Keith Perkins sues criminals on behalf of crime victims, and wins. Now he's won an award from Attorney General Terry Goddard. The East Valley attorney founded the "Never Again Foundation" six years ago.
Disbarred Pensacola attorney gets 4 years on felony charges (Miami Herald)
An attorney disbarred after admitting he stole more than $600,000 from clients' accounts was sentenced to four years in state prison Friday.
Attorney files motion to suppress in Lebrum case (KTVQ Billings)
Associated Press - August 17, 2007 7:04 PM ET BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - An attorney for a former redshirt Montana State football player facing a murder charge wants his client's statements to...
Gregoire to appoint Seattle city attorney to lead open records (KOMO Seattle)
Gov. Chris Gregoire is appointing Seattle City Attorney Tom Carr as chairman of a new committee to examine the more than 300 exemptions to the state's public records act, a move that is being criticized by some open records advocates.
Lawyer murder: Land sharks questioned (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
The police questioned some land brokers on Friday in connection with the murder of Shyama Prasad Ray (54), the lawyer whose body was found in a highly decomposed state on Thursday. The phone numbers of these land brokers were found in Ray's diary and cellphone. The police are yet to discover the identity of the assailant or the motive behind the murder yet. "It was found in the postmortem that ...
Texas Court Denies Request to Disqualify BP Defense Lawyer (Law.com)
The steering committee of lawyers representing plaintiffs suing BP over a deadly explosion at the company's refinery wants Houston lawyer Ronald Krist off the defense team. But a Texas appeals court has denied a writ of mandamus seeking to overturn a lower court's denial of a motion to disqualify Krist as counsel on the ground that his firm formerly represented four plaintiffs who sought damages ...
Federal Circuit Denies Appeal by Attorney 'Wronged' in Court (Law.com)
A court's criticism of an attorney -- absent some formal judicial action, such as an explicit reprimand -- is "simply commentary" in the course of an action and not appealable, at least not in the Federal Circuit, according to a recent ruling. Judge William Bryson wrote for the panel that a court order intended to be "'a formal judicial action' in a disciplinary proceeding is an appealable ...
Q and A with attorney who prosecuted notorious dog fighter (New York Daily News)
William Frick is a former prosecutor for the South Carolina Attorney General's office who in 2004 successfully prosecuted David Ray Tant, one of the most notorious dog fighters to come through the criminal justice system.
Mistrial declared in case against lawyer (San Antonio Express-News)
The trial against a local lawyer accused of injuring an elderly woman ended in a mistrial Friday.
U.S. Attorney In D.C. Seeks Assistance of Private Firms (Washington Post)
With his staff stretched thin by a wartime budget, the U.S. attorney for the District, Jeffrey A. Taylor, wants lawyers in private firms to provide free help to the nation's biggest and busiest federal prosecutor's office.
Attorney: Professor disabled (The Daily Progress)
A University of Virginia professor who was hit by a minivan in June while jogging on a sidewalk has suffered a “significant brain injury” and has a permanent disability, Albemarle County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jon Zug said in court Friday.
Pearlman’s Lawyer Asks For 6-Month Delay (Central Florida News 13)
The lawyer in the Lou Pearlman case is asking for a 6-month delay in his trial. 
Ex-player's lawyer seeks suppression (Billings Gazette)
BOZEMAN - An attorney for a former redshirt Montana State University football player facing a murder charge has filed a motion to suppress statements his client made to police, arguing the player couldn't have waived his right to legal representation without first consulting a lawyer.
Attorney: Cops botched probe of missing wife (Los Angeles Daily News)
SAN FERNANDO - Police botched their investigation into the disappearance of John Racz's wife 16 years ago, leaving no evidence to prove he murdered her, his attorney told a jury Friday.
Ex-attorney general eyes spot leading high court (The Cincinnati Post)
COLUMBUS - Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro, prominent among potential contenders for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Deborah Pryce next year, said he also would consider running for the top spot on the Ohio Supreme Court.
Lawyer decides against running for city attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO: Lawyer Mike Neil announced yesterday he will not run for San Diego city attorney, further shrinking the pool of potential candidates to challenge incumbent Michael Aguirre in the 2008 election.
Former State Treasurer Joins Attorney General's Staff (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former state Treasurer Jimmie Lou Fisher has been hired as a consumer education instructor for state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office, McDaniel said Tuesday.
Rogers Tax Attorney Pleads Not Guilty to Theft (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers tax attorney entered a not guilty plea to theft of property charges Monday in Benton County Circuit Court.
Attorney for broker: Dismiss all charges (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Aug. 18 (UNION-TRIBUNE): An attorney for a New York mortgage broker indicted in the Randy Cunningham scandal says the charges against his client should be dismissed because of a 2005 real estate deal involving the daughter of a key figure in the case and a relative of one of the prosecutors.
Newspaper Attorney Argues for Open Hearings (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- An attorney for Stephens Media represented The Morning News before a judge Tuesday, asking that hearings and motions filed in a road rage murder case be open to the public.
Judge allows deferred prosecution for county attorney (The Olympian)
Thurston County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney David Soukup saw court through a defendant's eyes Friday, as a Snohomish County district judge allowed a deferred prosecution of Soukup's DUI charge stemming from a June traffic stop.
Britney's lawyer no longer wants to represent her (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Britney Spears' lawyer, Laura Wasser, reportedly no longer wants to represent the pop singer. The famed lawyer fought Britney's divorce case, and has been dealing with the custody battle of the singer and ex-hubby Kevin Federline's kids According to sources, the lawyer who has represented stars like Angelina Jolie and Nick Lachey is planning to resign, as ...
Missing Anna attorney named in complaint filed by state commission (The Southern Illinoisan)
ANNA - Attorney Patrick John Cox has been accused of mishandling the money of a client in a complaint filed this week by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
Ford County state's attorney won't seek sixth term (The Champaign News-Gazette)
PAXTON – Ford County State's Attorney Tony Lee will not seek a sixth term. Lee ended speculation Friday with an official announcement. He was first elected in 1988 as an independent in the predominantly Republican county.
City Attorney To Green Light Corn Palace Sign (KELO Sioux Falls)
City attorney to green light Corn Palace sign.
Lawyer: Police raid on Lawrence man was retribution (Eagle-Tribune Online)
LAWRENCE - Moises Fernandez accused a Lawrence police officer of brutality and is now walking around the city with "a bull's-eye on him," his lawyer said yesterday.
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.
Spears's lawyer wants to quit? (Digital Spy)
Britney Spears's lawyer reportedly wants to drop her over the custody wrangle with Kevin Federline.
Ex-player's lawyer seeks suppression (Billings Gazette)
BOZEMAN - An attorney for a former redshirt Montana State University football player facing a murder charge has filed a motion to suppress statements his client made to police, arguing the player couldn't have waived his right to legal representation without first consulting a lawyer.
Caucus elects long-time attorney as state representative (The Indianapolis Star)
AVON -- Long-time Hendricks County Attorney Gregory E. Steuerwald was elected today to fill the unexpired term of Matt Whetstone in the Indiana House of Representatives from District 40.
Man, 82, who threatened lawyer with sickle, threatens another (Vancouver Province)
An 82-year-old convicted of threatening to harm a Crown prosecutor - nine years after almost killing another lawyer after striking him with a large sickle in a courtroom - was given a suspended sentence of two years.
Power of attorney misused in UP land purchase: Bachchan (Outlook India)
In a new twist to the controversy over farm land acquired by Amitabh Bachchan in Uttar Pradesh, the superstar has alleged that his power of attorney was misused to buy the property in Barbanki district.
Activists accuse San Marcos city attorney of distorting ballot language (North County Times)
SAN MARCOS ---- Two activists sponsoring a controversial initiative that would curb growth in the city have accused City Attorney Helen Peak of deliberately distorting a ballot summary for the measure in order to sway local voters against it.
Seattle city attorney to head open-records panel (Seattle Times)
Gov. Christine Gregoire is appointing Seattle City Attorney Tom Carr as chairman of a new committee to examine the more than 300 exemptions...
Attorney General Hatch in the wings? Rumors fly (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Rumors persist that Sen. Orrin Hatch will be nominated to take over as U.S. attorney general should the scandal-embroiled Alberto Gonzales resign. No matter the denials by Hatch and his office that he is not considering giving up his day job to move to the Department of Justice, politicos in Utah
Former State Treasurer Joins Attorney General's Staff (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former state Treasurer Jimmie Lou Fisher has been hired as a consumer education instructor for state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office, McDaniel said Tuesday.
Rogers Tax Attorney Pleads Not Guilty to Theft (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers tax attorney entered a not guilty plea to theft of property charges Monday in Benton County Circuit Court.
Newspaper Attorney Argues for Open Hearings (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- An attorney for Stephens Media represented The Morning News before a judge Tuesday, asking that hearings and motions filed in a road rage murder case be open to the public.
Police Should Be Free To Enforce Smoking Ban, City Attorney Argues (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Enforcement of Fayetteville's smoking ordinance should be left to the police department, City Attorney Kit Williams said in a brief filed Thursday.
Methadone clinic proposal angers district attorney (Montgomery Advertiser)
WETUMPKA -- District Attorney Randall Houston has written the governor in an attempt to head off a proposed methadone clinic in Clanton. He believes the center will worsen drug and crime problems in the area, not improve them.