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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.
Attorney: Gough thought gun was empty (The Advocate)
NEWARK -- A teenager charged with reckless homicide thought the gun was unloaded when he pointed it at his friend's head and pulled the trigger, according to statements from his defense attorney at a bond hearing Tuesday morning.
Berezovsky's lawyer dismisses charges under Aeroflot embezzlement case (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Sept 5 (Interfax) - Boris Berezovsky's lawyer believes his client is not guilty of embezzling 214 million rubles from Aeroflot, something he is being tried for in absentia. Moscow's Savyolovsky Court started considering the case on its merits on Wednesday.
U.S. attorney to join Ivy Tech as counsel, VP (The Indianapolis Star)
The U.S. attorney for the Indianapolis-based district will become general counsel and a vice president of economic development at Ivy Tech, the community college formally announced today.
Convicted drug dealer slugs his lawyer after hearing sentence (Eyewitness News Memphis)
A Knoxville man charged in a torture killing was sentenced in a drug possession case yesterday. Defendant Daniel Lynn Alford promptly slugged his lawyer, knocking him to the courtroom floor.
Lawyer: Mother Distraught Over Leaving Child In Sweltering Car (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
(BATAVIA, OH) -- A school administrator driving to work became distracted after picking up doughnuts for a faculty meeting and forgot about her sleeping 2-year-old daughter, who was left behind in a sweltering car for the day and died of heat-related causes, the mother's lawyer said.
Sen. Craig's lawyer calls for end to ethics investigation (KIFI)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A lawyer for Senator Larry Craig says the Senate ethics panel should drop its investigation. Attorney Stan Brand said on the "Today" show that there's no precedent for the Senate to investigate misdemeanor private conduct.
Attorney: Gough thought gun was empty (CentralOhio.com)
NEWARK -- A teenager charged with reckless homicide thought the gun was unloaded when he pointed it at his friend's head and pulled the trigger, according to statements from his defense attorney at a bond hearing Tuesday morning.
Former U.S. Attorney To Lead Anti-Gang Program (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A former U.S. attorney will be leading a new statewide anti-gang program.
Would You Let This Man Be Your Lawyer? (ABC News)
Coney Island side show freak "Eak the Geek'' wants to be a lawyer.
Hennepin County attorney to announce charges in pit bull attack that killed boy (Pioneer Press)
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman this afternoon will announce charges against the owner of a pit bull that killed a 7-year-old Minneapolis boy last month. The dog was kept tied up in the boy's home in North Minneapolis.
Former U.S. Attorney, N.C. Judge Sentenced For Fraud (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
A former U.S. attorney, state judge and state Republican chairman has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison on charges related to tax fraud conspiracy.
Attorney says blast caused by BP's appetite for profits (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
GALVESTON, Texas -- The deadly explosion at BP PLC's Texas City plant was a result of unsafe working conditions caused by the oil giant's appetite for profits, an attorney for four...
Judge sides with ex-Kevorkian lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal judge has sided with an outspoken lawyer — best known for representing assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian — on rules that sanctioned him for rants likening appeals court judges to Nazis.
Judge Sides With Ex-Kevorkian Lawyer (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal judge has sided with an outspoken lawyer -- best known for representing assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian -- on rules that sanctioned him for rants likening appeals court judges to Nazis.
Judge sides with ex-Kevorkian lawyer (The Charlotte Observer)
A federal judge has sided with an outspoken lawyer - best known for representing assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian - on rules that sanctioned him for rants likening appeals court judges to Nazis. In a decision released late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow declared unconstitutional rules requiring lawyers to treat everyone involved in the legal process with "courtesy and ...
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.
Lohan's Attorney: Driver Is Lying To Get Money (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
An attorney representing Lindsay Lohan in a car wreck says the other driver is using lies about the starlet being drunk "as a battering ram to force a settlement," court papers obtained Wednesday show. SLIDESHOW: 'It Girls' Gone Bad SLIDESHOW: Celebrity Mug Shots: Hot or Not RELATED STORIES: Lindsay Lohan
Attorney General Launches Internet Predator Initiative (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox gave a lesson to educators about his new Internet safety initiative program that is now available to all school districts and parents.
Lawyer: Astor May Have Been Incompetent Before Will Written (WNBC)
Brooke Astor may have been incapacitated as early as 2000, well before her latest will was written, a lawyer for her court-appointed guardian said Wednesday.
Panah's lawyer hits back at minister (TVNZ)
Ali Panah's lawyer is hitting back at comments made by the immigration minister over his client's deportation to another country. The Christian convert fears for his life if he has to go back to Iran, where converting from Islam is a capital offence.
Lawyer tightlipped on Panah case (Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Ali Panah's lawyer is refusing make the details of the asylum-seeker's case public, despite a request from Immigration Minister David Cunliffe.
Sen. Craig's Lawyer To Senate: Back Off (CBS News)
A lawyer for Republican Sen. Larry Craig, now reconsidering his intent to resign following his guilty plea on charges related to an airport bathroom sex sting, says the Senate has no precedent for investigating Craig's private conduct.
Lawyer: Dukes' player Baldonado innocent (Sports Illustrated)
Duquesne power forward Stuard Baldonado did not act as a lookout for a man accused of selling marijuana and he expects to be fully exonerated of the charges against him, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Fargo attorney pleads guilty to terrorizing (Grand Forks Herald)
FARGO - A Fargo attorney accused of pointing a loaded and cocked gun in a police officer's face has pleaded guilty to a pair of charges.
"Cruel and inhuman treatment" alleged by Jeanette Zapata's divorce attorney (Wisconsin State Journal)
Jurors in the Eugene Zapata murder case this morning heard about allegations that Zapata had fantasized for years about his wife having sex with other men and had tried to arrange partners for her against her wishes. The fantasies were spelled out in a document prepared by Jeanette Zapata's divorce attorney, Daphne Webb, in 1976. The document detailed what Jeanette Zapata cited as cruel and ...
Ex-School Board Attorney Faces Sex Charges (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
WYFF News 4 has learned that Wade Cleveland, a well-known attorney in the city of Greenville and two-time chairman of the Greenville County Council, has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.
Sen. Craig's Lawyer To Senate: Back Off (CBS News)
A lawyer for Republican Sen. Larry Craig, now reconsidering his intent to resign following his guilty plea on charges related to an airport bathroom sex sting, says the Senate has no precedent for investigating Craig's private conduct.
Fletcher's lawyer rebuffs attorney general on appointments (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Gov. Ernie Fletcher's legal adviser said Wednesday that his boss had fully complied with state law in making appointments to the governing boards at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville. David Fleenor made the statement in a letter to Democratic Attorney General Greg Stumbo on Wednesday. Stumbo said he now will ask a judge to weigh in on the issue. Fleenor's letter was in ...
More ex—offenders leading crime—free lives: Attorney—General Chao (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Attorney—General (AG) Chao Hick Tin says a decision to haul someone to court should only be made if three affected parties will benefit.
County adds deputy attorney (Sidney Herald-Leader)
A Sidney attorney has been hired as the second deputy county attorney by Richland County commissioners. Janet Christoffersen has owned a practice in Sidney since February of 2005, but she’s excited to now serve as a deputy county attorney.
Attorney General's Office Files Lawsuit (WOAY-TV Oak Hill)
Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office is suing 17 more Internet payday lenders for allegedly failing to comply with investigative subpoenas. McGraw has also filed contempt of court motions against 10 other payday lenders.
Lawyer for Failed Mortgage Firm Given Nevada Mortgage Post (KLAS Las Vegas)
A top lawyer for bankrupt New Century Financial took over Wednesday as the commissioner of the Nevada Mortgage Lending Division.
Sanctions Dropped Against Ex-Kevorkian Lawyer Who Likened Judges to Nazis (Law.com)
A Michigan federal judge has sided with an outspoken lawyer -- known for representing assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian -- on rules that sanctioned him for rants likening appeals court judges to Nazis. The judge declared unconstitutional rules requiring lawyers to treat everyone involved in the legal process with "courtesy and respect," calling them "overly broad and vague." The Michigan ...
'Jailhouse lawyer' is allowed to help, Ohio Supreme Court says (Dayton Daily News)
COLUMBUS — As a "jailhouse lawyer," convicted murderer Charles Cotton spent 12 of his 31 years behind bars researching cases and filing legal claims for his fellow inmates.
For next president, USA likely to call on lawyer (USA Today)
The next president is most likely to have a law degree, but hold the lawyer jokes. That might not be such a bad thing. The three leading candidates in each party have law degrees and most have practiced law.
Side Show 'Freak' Wants To Be A Lawyer (KTHV Little Rock)
New York -- A tattoo-covered Coney Island side show performer who specializes in eating nails says he's found a new calling: becoming a lawyer.
Australia's visa appeal hits Indian doctor's job prospects: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for cleared terrorism suspect Mohamed Haneef said Thursday the Indian doctor's chances of resuming work in Australia after a court ordered his visa restored have been hurt by legal wrangling.
Lawyer in Ark. suit found in contempt (Sports Illustrated)
A circuit judge Wednesday held in contempt a lawyer who filed a lawsuit against University of Arkansas officials over an e-mail critical of ex-quarterback Mitch Mustain.
Glitter to ask Vietnam for amnesty: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
British pop singer Gary Glitter, jailed in Vietnam for child molestation, will ask the communist government to free him later this month in an amnesty, his lawyer said Thursday.
President's term expires on November 15: Pak Attorney General (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad, Sep 6 (ANI): President Pervez Musharraf's term in office would expire on November 15, Pakistan's Attorney General Malik Qayyum has said. He, however, was silent when the Supreme Court asked him earlier in the day about the expiry of the President's term. When asked why the government counsels did not inform the court about the matter, he said that he would submit a ...
'Jailhouse lawyer' is allowed to help, Ohio Supreme Court says (Dayton Daily News)
COLUMBUS — As a "jailhouse lawyer," convicted murderer Charles Cotton spent 12 of his 31 years behind bars researching cases and filing legal claims for his fellow inmates.
Attorney says accused Hollywood official was doing 'God's work' for sludge company (Sun-Sentinel)
When Keith Wasserstrom worked behind the scenes as a Hollywood commissioner to help a sludge company win an $18 million city contract, he was not motivated by money. He was doing "God's work," his attorney said during opening statements in Wasserstrom's trial on corruption charges.
Cobbs died at the hands of the police, attorney charges (Mid-Hudson News)
Newburgh – Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman Wednesday alleged that Nathaniel Cobbs, who died on July 8, bled to death from injuries sustained at the hands of Newburgh City Police.
Former Christian County state’s attorney seeks position again (The State Journal-Register)
TAYLORVILLE — A one-time Christian County state’s attorney plans to run again for the office. Teresa Phillips, 49, served in the position from December 1996 to December 2000.
Lohan's lawyer files plea to quash negligent driving suit (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has filed papers to quash all or a part of a negligent driving suit that stems from a two-year old car crash. Raymundo Ortega has sued the actress for 200,000 dollars in damages for ramming into his car in October 2005. Ortega had claimed that the actress was drunk when the incident took place. However, Lohan's counsel Alfred Gerisch said ...
Keeler verbally accepts county attorney position (Waconia Patriot)
Carver County’s search for a new attorney has come to an end with the verbal acceptance of the job by James Keeler, David Hemze, county administrator said.
Finalists named for County Attorney (Waconia Patriot)
Two people remain in the search for Carver County’s new attorney. The two finalists are James Keeler, Jr. and Thomas Harbinson and both were scheduled to present information to and be interviewed by the Carver County Board of Commissioners in the afternoon on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Attorney general makes a graceful exit from post (Telegraph-Forum)
As a defender of Alberto Gonzales, I was sorry to see him go. And I told him so when I spoke with him Monday after he announced his resignation. I've interviewed the attorney general on three other occasions. This time, more than the others, Gonzales sounded relieved, relaxed and reflective.
Fletcher's lawyer rebuffs attorney general on appointments (WAVE 3 Louisville)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo says he'll ask a judge to consider the issue of Governor Fletcher's appointments to the governing boards at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville.