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Attorney fees remain high (Pasadena Star-News)
ROSEMEAD - City attorney fees remain high despite shifts in billing practices and the hiring of a new lawyer. Bonifacio Garcia of Garcia, Calderon and Ruiz was hired in April to represent Rosemead and its redevelopment agency.
St. Louis school district paid top dollar for lawyer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Last week, the St. Louis Public Schools quietly replaced their longtime lawyer. Kenneth Brostron shepherded the district through desegregation, labor strife, political turmoil and countless lawsuits.
S.L. attorney can question Oklahoma City bombing accomplice (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 12:14 PM- OKLAHOMA CITY A Utah attorney investigating the death of his younger brother at a federal penitentiary in Oklahoma City can conduct a videotaped interview of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, a federal judge has ruled.
Hall's attorney asking for a new trial (News 8 Austin)
Laura Hall's attorney Joe James Sawyer filed a motion for a new trial in Travis County Friday.
Attorney General Says Private Firm to Pursue Suit on State's Behalf (KATV Little Rock)
Little Rock (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says a private law firm based at Houston will pursue a suit against three drug companies on the state's behalf.
Lawyer: Police have audio recordings of Simpson confrontation (The Fresno Bee)
Police have confiscated hours of audio recordings from a witness in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping case, a lawyer said Saturday.
Sentencing Delayed After Attorney Appointment (Hollister Free Lance)
Hollister - The Santa Clara man convicted in July of murdering former Hollister resident Dee Gonzales was appointed a new attorney Thursday and will appear again in Santa Clara County Court on Oct. 26.
Lawyer: Witness turns over Simpson recordings (ESPN)
A key witness has turned over hours of audio recordings in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping case, his lawyer said Saturday.
U.S. Attorney in Minnesota Faces Probe (Washington Post)
Immediately upon arriving in Minneapolis last year as the nation's youngest U.S. attorney, Rachel K. Paulose made little secret of her political views or her desire to focus on key Bush administration initiatives, such as pushing for "righteous sentences" in child pornography cases, according to...
Attorney General Sues To Close Third Charter School (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
Ohio's Attorney General is suing to shut down another tax-funded, privately operated charter school in Moraine.
District attorney questions legality of Hannah Overton Web site (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
A Web site created by supporters of Hannah Overton, the woman sentenced to life without parole for the murder of 4-year-old Andrew Burd, is under fire by the district attorney's office.
Attorney gives name in Murrieta suit (The Californian)
MURRIETA -- There may not be multiple "Murrietans for Smart Growth," as the nonprofit's name would suggest, but the attorney representing the group recently produced one, in response to a court order.
Utah Attorney General injured in motorcycle accident (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 9:09 PM- Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was hospitalized with a broken leg Saturday after crashing a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He had been preparing for a fundraiser ride today.
MyFox Birmingham | Ala. Attorney General Visits Families of Homicide Victims (FOX 6 News Birmingham)
Birmingham police have not arrested anybody in connection to a homicide that happened on Friday night in Ensley. Attorney General Troy Kin... On Saturday, people in Eustis, Florida continue to clean up and assess damage caused by a tornado.
ACLU chapter presses on without W. Palm attorney (The Palm Beach Post)
For years, West Palm Beach attorney Jim Green was the go-to guy for those who believed their civil rights were being stomped on.
Attorney general dominoes (The Washington Times)
When President Bush nominated Michael Mukasey to be attorney general, presidential candidates offered reactions that...
Grant a financial power of attorney (Savannah Morning News)
NEW YORK - Here's something you can do right now to help protect you and your family: Grant a power of attorney. This fairly simple legal document allows you to appoint someone to handle your financial affairs in case you can't.
Lawyer criticizes authorities after MIT hoax charge (7 News Boston)
BOSTON -- The lawyer for an MIT student arrested at Logan Airport is calling the charges "off base."
Fake lawyer fined $252,000 (Montreal Gazette)
A Haitian man who maintains he is a lawyer, despite having no valid accreditation in Quebec, has been fined $252,000, the Quebec bar association announced yesterday.
Newsom's had enough of Ed Jew - calls on city attorney to draw up charges (San Francisco Chronicle)
The standoff between San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and embattled Supervisor Ed Jew shot up another notch this weekend with the mayor asking the city attorney to draw up charges that could lead to Jew's forced removal if he does not resign. According to...
Trial date set in attorney drug death (Petoskey News-Register)
Court officials have scheduled the trial dates for an East Jordan man accused of providing a local attorney with a lethal dose of a painkiller last year.
God' gets an attorney in lawsuit (West Central Tribune)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The mystery of one response to a lawsuit against God has been solved. Eric Perkins, an attorney in Corpus Christi, Texas, said Friday he filed a response to the lawsuit from Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers. "It's kind of a turn on 'What would Jesus do?'" Perkins said. "I thought to myself, "what would God say?"
Attorney General's call quiz (Daily Telegraph)
THE family of slain Sydney hotelier Shane Miles has asked whether Attorney-General John Hatzistergos is more concerned with his image than their trauma.
Seasoned prosecutor leaving district attorney's office (Burlington Times-News)
Alamance County Assistant District Attorney Gene Morris shows Karen Bishop a photograph of her daughter, Myiesha Bishop, on Oct. 17, 2005, during testimony in Rufus Bishop's murder trial.
Lawyer: Windham can keep strip club out: Earlier cases indicate town's nude-dancing ban likely to stand up in court (Eagle-Tribune Online)
WINDHAM - A lawyer believes Windham's ban on nude dancing will keep a topless club from opening on Route 28, even if the ban is challenged in court.
Students discuss concerns with civil liberties attorney (Hammond Daily Star)
Eight students and parents attended the meeting at the home of Corey Price, and others called on the phone during the meeting to express their views to attorney Katie Schwartzmann, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union in Louisiana.
David Carliner; Active in Unpopular Causes (Washington Post)
David Carliner, a Washington immigration and civil rights lawyer who spent his career pleading for the rights of the country's disenfranchised, died Sept. 19 of a heart attack at George Washington University Hospital -- the same university that had refused to admit him more than 70 years earlier because of his outspoken political views. He was 89.
Utah's attorney general breaks leg (UPI)
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff broke his leg this weekend in Lindon, Utah, while preparing for a charity event on a motorcycle.
Memphis lawyer imprisoned for child porn (UPI)
Memphis lawyer D. Beecher Smith II, who at one time represented Elvis Presley, has been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges.
Utah's attorney general breaks leg (EARTHtimes.org)
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff broke his leg this weekend in Lindon, Utah, while preparing for a charity event on a motorcycle. Attorney General's Office spokesman Paul Murphy said Shurtleff had been preparing for Sunday's Fall Ride For Fallen Offic...
Memphis lawyer imprisoned for child porn (EARTHtimes.org)
Memphis lawyer D. Beecher Smith II, who at one time represented Elvis Presley, has been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges. He blamed his venture into viewing child pornography on depression over his identical twin being put in...
Former Attorney General To Speak At Univ. Of Md. (CBS 13 Baltimore)
Former Attorney General Janet Reno will be in Baltimore Monday.
PEKIN: Umholtz is longest running state’s attorney in Tazewell history (Peoria Journal Star)
PEKIN — Tazewell County top prosecutor Stewart Umholtz marked the beginning of his 13th year on the job on Saturday, making him the longest-running state’s attorney in county history.
Bigelow balks on giving county manager, attorney evaluation (Naples Daily News)
It’s not that Lee County Commissioner Brian Bigelow doesn’t have opinions about County Manager Don Stilwell and County Attorney David Owen. He says that no one cares about his thoughts.
Vanessa Hudgens Being Sued By Her Lawyer (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
Vanessa Hudgens is being sued by her former lawyer.
Bush names retired federal judge to be attorney general (Eastday.com)
A retired federal judge, Michael Mukasey, was named to replace Alberto R. Gonzales as the attorney general, President George W. Bush announced yesterday.
Jacksonville Attorney Takes On Blackwater USA (First Coast News)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A First Coast man is fighting for families whose soldiers have been killed in the war on terror. Attorney Robert Spohrer is awaiting a ruling in the wrongful death suit against Blackwater USA.
Bigelow balks on giving county manager, attorney evaluation (Bonita Daily News)
It’s not that Lee County Commissioner Brian Bigelow doesn’t have opinions about County Manager Don Stilwell and County Attorney David Owen.
All's "Will" for Ben Kingsley in movie role (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Ben Kingsley will play William Shakespeare in a movie based on the newly published novel "Will," which revolves around the Bard's deathbed meeting with his lawyer to discuss his last will and testament.
Attorney named legal consultant for Mexico (BizJournals)
Alejandro Suarez, an attorney with Fredrikson & Byron's International Practice Group, Minneapolis, was sworn in by a Supreme Court of Minnesota administrator as the only foreign legal consultant for Mexico licensed by the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Newest state's attorney in office (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BENNINGTON -- The newest prosecuting attorney on the Bennington County State's Attorney's staff is an Eagle Scout who likes the outdoors and doesn't like drunk drivers. ... - By PATRICK McARDLE Herald Staff
Nigeria: Row Between Attorney General And EFCC Uncalled for - Emeka Ngige (AllAfrica.com)
EVER since he assumed office, the Federation attorney general and minister of justice, Chief Michael Andoakaa (SAN) has been under a serious attack. The attack was both from the legal community which he belonged and the general public.
Changes to powers of attorney keep solicitors busy (Guardian Unlimited)
Solicitors will be working flat out this week to draw up powers of attorney for sick or elderly people before a more complex replacement costing up to 10 times as much comes into force next Monday.
Lawyer: Windham can keep strip club out: Earlier cases indicate town's nude-dancing ban likely to stand up in court (Eagle-Tribune Online)
WINDHAM - A lawyer believes Windham's ban on nude dancing will keep a topless club from opening on Route 28, even if the ban is challenged in court.
LAWYER THE ONLY VOICE FOR BRITNEY'S BOYS (New York Post)
GLORIA ALLRED was out of breath, running between TV appearances when she took my call. "I'm a mother and a grandmother! I used to be a teacher," the La La Land lawyer, who's lately inserted herself into the Britney Spears child-custody debacle...
Mush's lawyer attacked, protests outside SC on hearing day (Outlook India)
As Pakistan Supreme Court heard petitions challenging President Prevez Musharraf's re-election bid, an angry lawyer blackened the face of the General's counsel in full media glare while riot police clashed with protesters, arresting dozens of them.
Lawyer blackens Musharraf counsel's face (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) A lawyer Monday blackened the face of President Pervez Musharraf's main counsel outside the Supreme Court, which is hearing six identical petitions against the general's holding the offices of presidency and army chief.
Lawyer blackens Musharraf counsel's face (New Kerala)
By Muhammad Najeeb, Islamabad, Sep 24 : A lawyer Monday blackened the face of President Pervez Musharraf's main counsel outside the Supreme Court, which is hearing six identical petitions against the general's holding the offices of presidency and army chief.
Pak SC: Protestor attacks Musharraf's lawyer (rediff.com)
Government Advocate Ahmed Raza Kasuri was left stunned as lawyer Khurshid Ahmed, waiting at the entrance of the Supreme Court where a battery of TV cameras were lined up, lunged towards him and sprayed black paint on his face while shouting slogans.
Trial date set in attorney drug death (Petoskey News-Register)
Court officials have scheduled the trial dates for an East Jordan man accused of providing a local attorney with a lethal dose of a painkiller last year.