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CL attorney 'encouraged' by response to possible run (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake attorney Daniel Regna is expected to formally announce his bid for McHenry County state’s attorney on Tuesday.
New: Regna to run for state's attorney (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – Lashing out at McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi on Tuesday, Crystal Lake attorney and former county prosecutor Daniel Regna announced his bid for state’s attorney for the 2008-12 term.
Judges: Miami fire-fee attorney acted reprehensibly (Miami Herald)
Prominent attorney Hank Adorno -- already under Florida Bar investigation for his role in Miami's fire-fee scandal -- on Wednesday was blasted by the Third District Court of Appeal for what the judges called his ''reprehensible conduct'' in the now infamous case.
City attorney loses cancer battle (14 WFIE Evansville)
Kevin Winternheimer, an assistant Evansville City Attorney, passed away Tuesday night, losing his battle with liver and pancreatic cancer.
Attorney: Firefighter ‘snapped’ (Telegraph-Forum)
CLEVELAND (AP) — A firefighter charged with killing three people in an apparent dispute over July Fourth fireworks will challenge the prosecution claim that the attack was planned, his defense attorney said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Full story on kidnap not out (The Sentinel)
The full story on what police say was a faked kidnapping isn’t out yet, according to a lawyer for one of the parties involved.
Lawyer: Cicero man 'insane' in attack (The Indianapolis Star)
The lawyer for a businessman accused of assaulting a woman while posing as a deliveryman at her home described his client as suicidal Thursday and legally incompetent on the day of the attack.
Sudderth attorney: Trial may be postponed (The Ironton Tribune)
A trial date has been set in an Ironton shooting death case, but the defense attorney said Wednesday it is likely the trial will have to be postponed.
Kennedy will not run for attorney general (KTBS Shreveport)
After flirting with a run for attorney general, state Treasurer John Kennedy announced today he would instead seek re-election to his current post in the October primary.
Suspect's lawyer criticises McCanns (ic Lanarkshire)
The lawyer of the only suspect for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has criticised her parents' "strange" behaviour in leaving her alone on the night she vanished.
Appeal ‘unlikely’ says prosecution, as private lawyer eyes motion for recon (Sun Star)
THE prosecution panel in the murder of lawyer Arbet Sta. Ana Yongco admitted that asking for a reconsideration of the court’s order granting the demurrer of evidence of Heracleo Rallestan and Nestor Carrol is “unlikely.”
John Rayson confirmed as town attorney in Davie (Sun-Sentinel)
It's official. John Rayson is the new town attorney.
City attorney sues to remove alderman accused of stalking residents (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - August 9, 2007 1:35 PM ET FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - The Franklin city attorney has filed a lawsuit saying a city alderman should be removed from office for engaging in immoral...
BLOOMINGTON: Accused police officer’s defense attorney wants DNA tests in rape cases (Peoria Journal Star)
BLOOMINGTON (AP) — The attorney for a Bloomington police officer charged with raping four women says prosecutors don’t have DNA evidence linking his client to the victims.
Shooting suspect may get lawyer (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
POMONA - Frank Beltran, the La Verne man representing himself in charges of attempted murder of his wife and a Glendora police officer, may get a third lawyer to take on his case.
Attorney's bills prompt review (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
ROSEMEAD - The city attorney in May was paid more than four times the average monthly charge of the previous attorney, the latest billing records show.
Attorney: Allen won't resign in sex case (Sun-Sentinel)
Rep. Bob Allen insists he's innocent of solicitation and says an undercover officer in the park did the asking. Embattled state Rep. Bob Allen, who has been vilified by computer bloggers and lampooned on late-night talk shows since his arrest on a charge of soliciting prostitution, is not a criminal or a racist and has no plans to resign, his attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney's bills prompt review (Pasadena Star-News)
ROSEMEAD - The city attorney in May was paid more than four times the average monthly charge of the previous attorney, the latest billing records show.
District Attorney will not charge Bruins assistant in burglary case (Los Angeles Times)
Citing victims and witnesses either unavailable or who have declined to testify, the Los Angeles County District Attorney on Thursday announced it would not file charges against UCLA assistant football coach Eric Scott in connection with a residential burglary in Norwalk on July 24.
Attorney General Of Solomons Confirms Proceedings (Scoop.co.nz)
Attorney General Julian Moti QC confirms that there are now three pending judicial proceedings before the High Court which concern the legality and substance of the proposed motion for a resolution of no confidence in the Prime Minister.
Epoxy company claims conflict of interest for attorney general (WPRI 12 Providence)
BOSTON (AP) - The company indicted in last year's fatal Big Dig accident comes out swinging against Attorney General Martha Coakley. New York-based Powers Fasteners is calling on the court to bar Coakley from pursuing the case.
Attorney: Suspect In Impersonation, Beating Wasn't Sane (WRTV TheIndyChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A man accused of posing as a deliveryman and beating a woman at her Fishers apartment wasn't mentally stable at the time of the attack, his attorney said Thursday.
Bigamist's 1st wife to be charged in his slaying, lawyer says (The Daily American)
PHILADELPHIA - The longtime wife of a man who had taken a second wife in Morocco will be charged in his death, the woman's lawyer said Wednesday. Myra Morton, 47, of Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, was to turn herself in at 9 a.m. Thursday, lawyer Brian J. McMonagle said.
Attorney: Suspect In Impersonation, Beating Wasn't Sane (WRTV Indianapolis)
A man accused of posing as a deliveryman and beating a woman at her Fishers apartment wasn't mentally stable at the time of the attack, his attorney says.
S.A. lawyer to tackle patents for tax strategies (San Antonio Express-News)
When Stanley L. Blend becomes the first San Antonio lawyer to lead the American Bar Association's tax section next week, he plans to tackle a quirky new trend that -- if unchecked -- could lead to higher taxes and legal fees for taxpayers.
Lawyer moves on Dupas reward (Herald Sun)
DISGRACED lawyer Andrew Fraser wants $1 million for his role in convicting killer Peter Dupas, sparking calls for any reward to be donated to victim Mersina Halvagis's family.
Former Attorney General Richmond Flowers Dies (WSFA 12 Montgomery)
Former Alabama Attorney General Richmond McDavid Flowers died on Thursday at his home in Dothan. He was 88. According to a statement released by Byrd Funeral Home in Dothan, Flowers was elected state
Volunteer urged to get lawyer (Adelaide Now)
A CFS volunteer charged with setting fire to his own shop has been urged to get a lawyer.
12:24 p.m. Attorney will seek death penalty even if defendant pleads guilty (The Joplin Globe)
JAY, Okla. — A Grove man charged with fatally shooting his father may not escape the death penalty even if he enters a plea, District Attorney Eddie Wyant said today.
Lawyer: Full story on kidnap not out (The Sentinel)
The full story on what police say was a faked kidnapping isn’t out yet, according to a lawyer for one of the parties involved.
Hernandez still wants guidance on question of not being a lawyer (Billings Gazette)
Two state legal officials say Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez, who is not a lawyer, still can serve as a judge if Yellowstone County designates its Justice Court a court of record.
Company lawyer says drill has broken through to trapped Utah miners (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) - A mining company lawyer says a drill boring a hole into a Utah mountain has reached a pocket where six miners have been trapped for nearly four days.
Opponent mounts challenge to powerful San Bernardino city attorney (The Press-Enterprise)
A former senior deputy to San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman said she will run for the office in November, the first challenger that he has faced in a dozen years.
Manalapan will seek a refund from attorney (Asbury Park Press)
The Township Committee on Wednesday voted to seek a refund for some fees from the 2005 township attorney, despite one committeeman's opinion that there was nothing unusual about the bills.
Manalapan will seek a refund from attorney (Asbury Park Press)
The Township Committee on Wednesday voted by majority to seek a refund for some fees from the 2005 township attorney, despite one committeeman's opinion that there was nothing unusual about the bills.
Lawyer lashes out at missing Madeleine’s parents (Gulf Times)
LONDON: The McCann family yesterday came under an astonishing attack from the lawyer for the only suspect in the hunt for their missing daughter.
State finds no conflict of interest in hiring of Davie town attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
State finds no conflict of interest DAVIE John Rayson is expected to take over as town attorney next week, now that the state has ruled one of his backers on the council had no conflict of interest in hiring him.
Local Attorney Nazzaro Nominated To The Bench (New London Day)
Attorney John J. Nazzaro received the call he has been striving and hoping for Thursday when Gov. M. Jodi Rell nominated him to become a Superior Court judge.
P.A.L. hoping for boost from Ohio's attorney general (CentralOhio.com)
A local youth program is getting some statewide recognition. A representative of Ohio's Attorney General's Office was in town Thursday to say the rest of the state was looking to the county's Police Athletic League as a model for their own youth programs.
Lawyer suggests dead boy hurt himself (Contra Costa Times)
RICHMOND -- The lawyer for a Richmond woman accused of torturing her 8-year-old son sought to discredit the findings of an autopsy report that says Raijon Daniels died in October from years of abuse, suggesting instead that the boy flogged himself and perhaps drank Pine-Sol.
Czech state attorney leaves chamber over minister Cunek's case (České noviny)
Prerov- Radim Obst, state attorney from the Prerov State Attorney's Office who originally oversaw the investigation of the corruption case of Deputy PM and Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader Jiri Cunek has left the Czech association of state attorneys, he told CTK today.
Family of dead teen fires attorney who filed lawsuit (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - August 10, 2007 8:05 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The family of a 14-year-old boy who was killed by a dump truck this week is firing the attorney who filed a lawsuit against...
High court disbars lawyer (Orlando Sentinel)
A Sanford lawyer, suspended earlier this year for misappropriating client funds, has been disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court.
Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine won't run again (Chicago Sun-Times)
Cook County State’s Attorney Dick Devine will not seek another term, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times today. Devine, 64, is expected to announce this later in the morning at a news conference at his Loop offices.
Namibia: Lawyer Castigates Cops for Pastor's Arrest (AllAfrica.com)
A lawyer representing Pastor Gerhard Kgobetsi of the Christian Fellowship Church who was arrested for accommodating minors against the will of their parents, has accused the police of unprofessional conduct.
Attorney: Don't dismiss lawsuit (The Kentucky Post)
Deceased Boone County Property Value Administrator Ron Burch might have committed criminal acts of fraud in his assessment of property in the county, an attorney said Thursday as he pleaded with a judge not to dismiss a lawsuit against Burch's estate.
School Committee wants to hire its own salaried lawyer (Eagle-Tribune Online)
HAVERHILL - The School Committee wants to hire its own salaried lawyer, whom the members believe would be cheaper and more readily available than the $155 an hour Braintree law firm that is supposed to work for them but really works for the School Department.
State's Attorney Devine Won't Seek Another Term (CBS 2 Chicago)
Cook County State’s Attorney Dick Devine announced Friday that he will not seek another term.
Lawyer says accused Caesars casino shooter wrongly portrayed (Las Vegas Sun)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A lawyer for a man accused of shooting two people at Caesars Palace complained Friday about the way his client had been characterized in accounts of a fistfight sparked by a group of men insulting his sister.
WEB EXTRA: Disbarred lawyer found guilty of stealing $1.2M from clients (The Patriot Ledger)
BROCKTON - A Plymouth Superior Court jury found a disbarred Marshfield lawyer guilty on Friday of stealing more than $1 million from clients.