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Lawyer says his changes to rape case affidavit were minor (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
High profile lawyer Greg King, rewriting an affidavit, elaborated the description of an embrace between a convicted rapist and his victim, the High Court in Auckland was told today.
Attorney says it's 'unfair' to call suspect a killer (Lansing State Journal)
The attorney representing a man police say is connected to five recent killings and possibly two others said Monday that speculation in the media should stop.
Lawyer: 'Serial killer' label unfair for Lansing killings suspect (Battle Creek Enquirer)
LANSING — A lawyer for a prison parolee suspected of killing five women in the state capital in just over a month said Monday that labeling his client a serial killer is unfair.
Huge legal fees dog attorney (Pasadena Star-News)
Concerns about legal fees trail Rosemead's city attorney, Bonifacio Garcia. Officials at several cities have complained about high bills, questionable charges and lack of city attorney experience.
Attorney General to speak on power issues today (Norwich Bulletin)
HARTFORD — State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will testify before a legislative committee in Hartford today about pervasive problems involving electric meters and consumer response efforts at Connecticut Light and Power.
Attorney to reveal private autopsy results for Cobbs (Mid-Hudson News)
Newburgh – Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman will disclose the results of an independent autopsy conducted on the body of Nathaniel Cobbs, who died at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh on July 8.
Attorney Says Alleged Cover-Up Proves Need For Investigation (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County resident who filed a lawsuit against University of Arkansas Chancellor John White said Thursday that the appearance of a cover-up by several key witnesses bolsters his client's argument that an independent investigation is needed.
Updated lawyer ethics rules in works (The State Journal-Register)
The client-attorney relationship could undergo significant changes in Illinois if the state Supreme Court approves revisions to lawyer conduct rules.
Lawyer disputes charge he harassed ex-girlfriend (The Buffalo News)
A local lawyer accused of harassing a former girlfriend has denied the charges, and he maintained Monday that his accuser knowingly filed a false report with Buffalo police.
Charges against Ryaguzov not related to Politkovskaya case-lawyer (Itar-Tass)
MOSCOW, September 4 (Itar-Tass) -- The Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office has brought charges against federal security service Lieutenant-Colonel Pavel Ryaguzov under the article “Kidnapping” of the Russian Criminal Code and three other articles, his lawyer, Andrei Trepykhalin, told Itar-Tass.
Attorney to chair Forsyth Tech board (BizJournals)
Jeffrey McFadden, an intellectual property attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC in Winston-Salem, has been elected the new chairman of the Forsyth Technical Community College Board of Trustees.
Coney Island 'Freak' Studying To Become A Lawyer (WNBC)
A tattoo-covered Coney Island side show performer who specializes in eating nails says he's found a new calling: becoming a lawyer.
Freak Lawyer (KVII 7 Amarillo)
(AP) -- NEW YORK - The man known for 15 years as "Eak the Geek" wants to leave behind eating nails to become a lawyer. Eduardo Arrocha says he's following in the footsteps of his father and brother, both lawyers.
Coney Island sideshow performer studying to become a lawyer (Lansing State Journal)
NEW YORK - A tattoo-covered Coney Island sideshow performer who specializes in eating nails says he's found a new calling: becoming a lawyer.
Group hires lawyer to fight parkland transfer (CBC Prince Edward Island)
A group of residents in eastern P.E.I. is hiring a lawyer to help stop a subdivision from being built next to Sally's Beach provincial park.
Attorney: Reputed Mobster Cloaked In Innocence (NBC 5 Chicago)
The defense attorney pleaded with jurors at Chicago's biggest mob trial in years to think of Frank Calabrese Sr.'s presumed innocence like the white cloak surrounding the cartoon character "Casper the Friendly Ghost."
Nail-eating side show artist wants new career as lawyer (Asbury Park Press)
A tattoo-covered Coney Island side show performer who specializes in eating nails says he's found a new calling: becoming a lawyer. "I know it sounds weird, but I want to be a freak lawyer,'' the man known for 15 years as "Eak the Geek'' told the newspaper am New York in an article published Tuesday. "I hope to have a little office in New York and work with the alternative people, all the ...
Sun Prairie attorney Schutze files to challenge Supreme Court Justice Butler (The Capital Times)
MADISON (AP) - Sun Prairie attorney Charlie Schutze will challenge incumbent Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler in a race that could determine the ideological balance of the state's highest court. Schutze, 56, is the first person to file the necessary paperwork to take on Butler. He submitted the required filing Friday to the state Elections Board. In a prepared statement, Schutze called himself ...
Bush's new attorney general needs to balance responsibilities better (JTA)
This time, President Bush should pick an attorney general who will do a better job of balancing his responsibility to advocate for White House policies with his duty to serve as guardian of the law.
Coney Island side show 'freak' studying to become a lawyer (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
NEW YORK (AP) – A tatoo-covered Coney Island side show performer who specializes in eating nails says he's found a new calling: becoming a lawyer.
Huge legal fees dog attorney (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
Concerns about legal fees trail Rosemead's city attorney, Bonifacio Garcia. Officials at several cities have complained about high bills, questionable charges and lack of city attorney experience.
Attorney general's office settles with Maryland bed maker (BizJournals)
Craftmatic of Maryland, a direct-to-consumer bed seller, will change tactics after the state attorney general's office accused it of tricking people into signing themselves off the federal Do Not Call registry.
Attorney general bars for-profit foreclosure rescues (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed regulations with the Secretary of State's Office that bar foreclosure rescue schemes.
Sun Prairie Attorney Files To Challenge Supreme Court Justice (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- Sun Prairie attorney Charlie Schutze is challenging incumbent Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler in a race that will be decided next spring.
Attorney General Greg Stumbo joins effort to protect Kentucky farmers (News Democrat & Leader)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo filed comments today asking the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to reject a proposed consent decree that would approve Monsanto Company's acquisition of Delta & Pine Land Company.
Attorney says Weyhrauch innocent of corruption charge (KTVA Anchorage)
An attorney for former state Representative Bruce Weyhrauch (WHY-rock) says the Juneau Republican denies he did anything wrong in voting for an oil tax bill. Weyhrauch is one of two former legislators whose trial on corruption charges is set to begin Wednesday.
Local lawyer named Ohio Public Defender (Dayton Daily News)
COLUMBUS —Dayton-area lawyer Timothy Young will take over as the new Ohio Public Defender, replacing David H. Bodiker who has held the post since 1994.
Side show 'freak' wants to be a lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A tattoo-covered Coney Island side show performer who specializes in eating nails says he's found a new calling: becoming a lawyer. "I know it sounds weird, but I want to be a freak lawyer," the man known for 15 years as "Eak the Geek" told the newspaper am New York in an article published Tuesday.
Side Show 'Freak' Wants to Be a Lawyer (The San Francisco Examiner)
(AP Photo/Shiho Fukada) Eduardo Arrocha, whose stage name is "Eak the Geek," poses in New York in this April 7, 2006 file photo. The tatoo-covered Coney Island side show performer who specializes in eating nails says he's found a new calling, becoming a lawyer.
Lawyer Zaki to be made Federal Court judge (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi will today become the first lawyer to be appointed directly to the Federal Court. The only other lawyer to have bypassed the High Court in Malaysia was Justice Datuk Gopal Sri Ram, who was appointed directly to the Court of Appeal.
Schwarzenegger taps former U.S. attorney for anti-gang program (The Fresno Bee)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday appointed a former U.S. attorney to lead the state's anti-gang programs, a new position he created in response to rising gang violence in California.
Former U.S. Attorney in Sacramento named state's new anti-gang czar (The Sacramento Bee)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named Paul Seave, a former U.S. Attorney in Sacramento, as the state's new anti-gang czar.
Side show 'freak' studying to be lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A tattoo-covered Coney Island side show performer who specialises in eating nails says he has found a new calling as a New York City lawyer.
GOT BAR? Side show 'freak' wants to be a lawyer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
NEW YORK (AP) -- A tattoo-covered Coney Island side show performer who specializes in eating nails says he's found a new calling: becoming a lawyer.
Erap's lawyer threatens to sue cops for friend's arrest (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Policemen found themselves in a quandary after being confronted by a famous lawyer who claimed their arrest of a suspected robber was questionable. Members of the Quezon City Police District Station 10 arrested 57-year-old Reynaldo Lopez for robbery at Roxas district Tuesday night.
Shaq files for divorce, attorney says (MSNBC)
MIAMI - Shaquille O’Neal has filed to divorce his wife after nearly five years of marriage, his attorney said Tuesday night. Attorney Ira Elegant said the petition was filed on behalf of the Miami Heat center in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Tuesday.
Pitt's county attorney honored by her peers (The Daily Reflector)
JoAnne Burgdorff speaks proudly of the work she has put in as Pitt County's attorney during the past 11 years. She was recently recognized for her efforts statewide as well.
Public Defender Service Attorney Detained in Holding Cell (Law.com)
A heated exchange between D.C. Superior Court Judge John Bayly Jr. and Public Defender Service attorney Liyah Brown last week ended with Brown in a holding cell -- the first time, Bayly says, he has ever detained a lawyer. Bayly compared Brown's actions in court to "a terrier with a bone." PDS general counsel Julia Leighton says Bayly's order that Brown be taken into custody "was unfounded, ...
Pinellas County attorney gets ax over scandal (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
The Pinellas County attorney loses her job for her involvement in a questionable land deal where the county bought property owned to Property Appraiser, Jim Smith
Attorney's final acts apparently calculated (The Palm Beach Post)
The family law attorney who shot her 6-year-old daughter to death before killing herself apparently planned the murder-suicide in advance, laying out her will and life insurance documents on her kitchen counter before she pulled the trigger, police documents suggest.
Murder suspect, 81, must keep attorney (The Palm Beach Post)
Marc Benayer, the 81-year-old accused of opening fire in a suburban Boca Raton synagogue, asked a judge Tuesday to let him fire his attorney and represent himself in his first-degree murder case.
Dayton lawyer new Ohio public defender (Dayton Daily News)
Dayton-area lawyer Timothy Young will take over as the new Ohio public defender, replacing David H. Bodiker who has held the post since 1994.
Erap's lawyer threatens to sue cops for friend's arrest (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Policemen found themselves in a quandary after being confronted by a famous lawyer who questioned the arrest of a suspected robber. Members of the Quezon City Police District Station 10 arrested 57-year-old Reynaldo Lopez for robbery in Roxas district Tuesday night.
New Book Details Cheney Lawyer's Efforts to Expand Executive Power (Washington Post)
Vice President Cheney's top lawyer pushed relentlessly to expand the powers of the executive branch and repeatedly derailed efforts to obtain congressional approval for aggressive anti-terrorism policies for fear that even a Republican majority might say no, according to a new book written by a...
LaDowns Notes: Lawyer Ron keeps giving to Super Derby (The Shreveport Times)
When Lawyer Ron finished second to Strong Contender as the odds-on favorite in the 2006 Super Derby, few that saw the race could have imagined that in less than a calendar year the colt would become the No. 1 handicap horse in the country.
Riverside County district attorney threats case intensifies (The Press-Enterprise)
Investigators looking into a Press-Enterprise employee accused of placing a classified advertisement that authorities consider a threat against Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco executed a search warrant at the newspaper Tuesday seeking e-mail records.
Pacman's attorney wants Georgia case continued (The Tennessean)
The attorney for Titans cornerback Pacman Jones has asked Georgia officials to have his client's felony obstruction case continued to a later date.
James Danaher - Palo Alto attorney, former CIA agent (San Francisco Chronicle)
Services were held Tuesday for James Danaher, a Palo Alto attorney whose career included a stint as a CIA agent in Germany during the Cold War and volunteer work representing civil rights demonstrators in Mississippi. Mr. Danaher, 77, died of a heart attack...
Vonage used Sprint's patents, lawyer says (Asbury Park Press)
Vonage Holdings Corp. of Holmdel built its Internet telephone-service network using Sprint Nextel Corp. technology and should be forced to pay $103 million, Sprint's lawyer told jurors in opening arguments of a patent trial.
Illinois Attorney General sues home developers (The Herald News)
CHICAGO -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against the developers of Brookmere subdivision in Matteson and Autumn Ridge in Crest Hill.