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N.Y. attorney, 72, indicted, posts $1.5M bail (Asbury Park Press)
The co-founder of a prestigious New York law firm indicted in a major class-action kickback scheme posted a $1.5 million bond on Friday and will remain free as he awaits trial, his attorney said.
Lawyer: Howlett should get off with caution (Fox Sports)
All Blacks winger Doug Howlett likely will receive nothing more than a caution from British authorities after being arrested near the Hilton Hotel at London's Heathrow Airport earlier this week, his lawyer said Saturday.
Teaching brings lawyer to classroom (Mohave Valley News)
BULLHEAD CITY - Having been a teacher and a lawyer, Jennifer Montante saw an opportunity to put the two occupations to work when she was named resident faculty for the new paralegal program set to begin at Mohave Community College in January.
Spitzer hiring city lawyer on taxpayer expense in Troopergate (New York Daily News)
Gov. Spitzer has lined up a Manhattan lawyer - at taxpayer expense - to help him quash subpoenas sent to his office by a GOP-controlled panel investigating the Troopergate scandal.
Sullivan sworn in as Seattle U.S. attorney (Everett Herald)
SEATTLE -- Shortly before he died, longtime King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng was leading the effort to find a replacement for fired U.S. Attorney John McKay.
Attorney among men arrested for marijuana (Kane County Chronicle)
BATAVIA – Police arrested an Aurora attorney and another man after finding about 803 grams of marijuana in the attorney’s Maple Park home, police said.
Attorney: Registry vote strengthens STC case (Kane County Chronicle)
A law that prevents the names of juvenile sex offenders from becoming public remains intact – a move that a Geneva attorney says helps his case involving a St. Charles offender.
Lawyer seeks time-served for pedophile (CNews)
The year a pervert has spent behind bars for sexually abusing his infant daughter and posting photos of the assaults on the Internet is enough, his lawyer suggested yesterday.
Attorney general's office looking to block ethics probe (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo's office is attempting to block a state ethics panel from investigating how it handled a probe into Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration. Stumbo's office is scheduled to ask a Franklin County judge on Monday to block the Executive Branch Ethics Commission from investigating the matter. It's asking for a temporary injunction. An anonymous "informal" complaint to the ...
Jonathan Lock and lawyer agree to withdraw legal suits (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE: Teacher Jonathan Lock and his former lawyer, Andrew Hanam, have signed an agreement to end their legal suits against each other.
Jonathan Lock and lawyer agree to withdraw legal suits (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: Teacher Jonathan Lock and his former lawyer, Andrew Hanam, have signed an agreement to end their legal suits against each other. Mr Lock dropped his suit for professional misconduct and Mr Hanam withdrew his suit for defamation.
Complaint against attorney in deputy PM's case shelved (České noviny)
Brno- Regional attorney Petr Coufal has ruled that State attorney Arif Salichov did not violate his duties during the questioning of Marcela Urbanova, a crown witness in the corruption case of Czech deputy PM Jiri Cunek, the daily Pravo reports.
Lawyer: Lawsuits against state, town stemming from Virginia Tech massacre possible (ABC 7 Chicago)
As the sixth-month anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre approaches, a lawyer representing 20 people killed or injured in the April shootings has began notifying the town and the state about possible lawsuits.
10/13/07: Kentucky Attorney General's Office Looking To Block Ethics Probe (WLKY Louisville)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Attorney General Greg Stumbo's office is attempting to block a state ethics panel from investigating how it handled a probe into Governor Ernie Fletcher's administration.
Attorney General Confirms New Anna Nicole Smith Investigation (Hollywood.com)
California's Attorney General, Jerry Brown, has confirmed he launched a massive investigation into the death of Anna Nicole Smith with a dawn raid on her state-based physicians' homes.
Attorney says ex-Wild Things coach wasn't driving during crash (phillyburbs.com)
WASHINGTON, Pa. - A defense attorney says a former Washington Wild Things minor league baseball team coach wasn't driving during a 2005 crash that killed two people.
Environmental agency, attorney general's office clash over money (WQAD Moline)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' environmental protection agency and the state's attorney general often work together to go after polluters. But that cooperation threatens to come to a halt.
10/13/07: Attorney General's Office Trying To Block Ethics Probe (WLKY Louisville)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Attorney General Greg Stumbo's office is attempting to block a state ethics panel from investigating how it handled a probe into Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration.
Civil rights suit 'mired' in motions, lawyer says (Columbia Daily Herald)
A lawsuit filed by Columbia residents detained in immigration raids against Maury County Sheriff Enoch George has become bogged down in motions, the plaintiff’s lawyer said Thursday.
Woman Goes Missing After Leaving Attorney's Office (WBZ Boston)
Foxboro police are looking for a 48-year-old woman who was last seen Friday at her attorney's office. More Massachusetts News
Lawyer wants CIETC trial moved from DM (The Altoona Herald-Mitchellville Index)
A lawyer for the indicted former head of a defunct central Iowa job-training agency has asked a judge to move her trial from Des Moines and throw out evidence that suggests she gambled and had an undisclosed “improper relationship.”
Lawyer wants CIETC trial moved from DM (The Des Moines Register)
A lawyer for the indicted former head of a defunct central Iowa job-training agency has asked a judge to move her trial from Des Moines and throw out...
Defense attorney wants part of suppression hearing closed (Great Falls Tribune)
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for a former redshirt football player at Montana State wants a judge to close por-tions of a hearing in which he’ll argue that his client’s police interview should not be allowed as evidence in a murder trial.
Defense attorney challenging county DA (The Tribune-Democrat)
SOMERSET — An incumbent with 19 years’ experience in the district attorney’s office and a longtime defense attorney are going head to head for the top prosecutor’s seat in Somerset County.
Chism faces Starkville attorney in House seat District 37 race (The Commercial Dispatch)
Starkville attorney J.C. Patton sees Oktibbeha and Clay counties as fertile ground for votes in his race against state Rep. Gary Chism of Columbus, but he's also campaigning hard in the incumbent's home turf of Lowndes County.
U.S. Attorney Marino leaves office (The Patriot-News)
WILLIAMSPORT l For the first time in 18 years, the word “prosecutor” is not synonymous with Thomas A. Marino. “I have no second thoughts,” Marino, 55, of Williamsport, said before leaving his U.S. attorney’s office Friday.
Builder caught in others’ divorce, attorney says (The Patriot-News)
Defense attorney Karl Rominger insists his client, James Ward, is a builder, not a thief, an honest man who got caught in the middle of somebody else’s divorce.
Attorney claims ex-coach wasn't driving in crash (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A defense attorney says a former Washington Wild Things minor league baseball team coach wasn't driving during a 2005 crash that killed two people.
Alan Tudyk suits up for lawyer role (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Zap2it.com Former "Firefly" star Alan Tudyk will shed his pilot's gear for a lawyer's suit in a new NBC pilot. Tudyk and British actor Andrew Lincoln ("Love Actually") have signed on to star in the pilot, which is set at a big law firm. They'll each play sometimes unscrupulous attorneys at the firm who are also in love with the same woman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lawyer withdraws Jed’s application (The Republican Journal)
BELFAST — A controversial proposal to convert Jed’s Restaurant on Route 1 into a social service center died Wednesday in a single sentence from a lawyer.
Lawyer: Owners want to save Baker St. house (Albany Democrat-Herald)
The owners of the fire-damaged and much-discussed historic house at 532 Baker St. S.E. want to save it, their attorney says. Albany lawyer James Nelson wrote to the city attorney’s office Wednesday on behalf of the owners, Sam and Sharon Gutierrez of Corvallis.
Supreme Court more political than it lets on, lawyer-writer says (Deseret Morning News)
Anyone who manages to write a good book about the Supreme Court and its work today has made a worthy historical contribution. Such is the case with Jeffrey Toobin, a Harvard-trained lawyer who writes essays for The New Yorker.
Husband of hit-run victim is appointed a lawyer (Deseret Morning News)
A man charged with killing his wife by hitting her with a white pickup truck made his first appearance in 3rd District Court Friday and was given a court-appointed lawyer because he is indigent.
Attorney is here for Manatee's 'huge need' (Bradenton Herald)
In 2005, Miami-based attorney Steve Santiago was hired by a Hispanic man who had been denied citizenship because of a felony.
Attorney among men arrested for marijuana (Kane County Chronicle)
BATAVIA – Police arrested an Aurora attorney and another man after finding about 803 grams of marijuana in the attorney’s Maple Park home, police said.
Attorney: Registry vote strengthens STC case (Kane County Chronicle)
A law that prevents the names of juvenile sex offenders from becoming public remains intact – a move that a Geneva attorney says helps his case involving a St. Charles offender.
Gibbons running for attorney general (The Springfield News-Leader)
Kirkwood -- Senate President Pro Tem Michael Gibbons launched his campaign for attorney general Saturday from the front porch of his home, using it as a symbol of what he pledged to protect if elected.
Agency, attorney general clash over money (Belleville News-Democrat)
Illinois' environmental protection agency and the state's attorney general have worked together on hundreds of cases to crack down on polluters.
Lawyer wants CIETC trial moved (The Altoona Herald-Mitchellville Index)
A lawyer for the indicted former head of a defunct central Iowa job-training agency has asked a judge to move her trial from Des Moines and throw out evidence that suggests she gambled and had an undisclosed "improper relationship."
Lawyer wants CIETC trial moved (The Altoona Herald-Mitchellville Index)
A lawyer for the indicted former head of a defunct central Iowa job-training agency has asked a judge to move her trial from Des Moines and throw out evidence that suggests she gambled and had an...
Lawyer wants CIETC trial moved (The Des Moines Register)
A lawyer for the indicted former head of a defunct central Iowa job-training agency has asked a judge to move her trial from Des Moines and throw out...
Hearings for attorney general pick to touch on legal limits of White House terror policy (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Associated Press - October 14, 2007 6:23 AM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - Confirmation hearings are set to begin Wednesday for President Bush's nominee for attorney general.
Hearings for attorney general pick to touch on legal limits of White House terror policy (KPLC)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Confirmation hearings are set to begin Wednesday for President Bush's nominee for attorney general. Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey (myoo-KAY'-zee) will likely be pressed about the Bush administration's terrorist detention policy.
Attorney general’s funds split not fair, IEPA says (The State Journal-Register)
Illinois’ environmental protection agency and the state’s attorney general have worked together on hundreds of cases to crack down on polluters. But that cooperation may be coming to a screeching halt.
Confirmation hearings for new attorney general begin on Wednesday (ABC 15 Phoenix)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Confirmation hearings are set to begin Wednesday for President Bush's nominee for attorney general. Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey (myoo-KAY'-zee) will likely be pressed about the Bush administration's terrorist detention policy.
Confirmation hearings for new attorney general begin on Wednesday (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
Confirmation hearings are set to begin Wednesday for President Bush's nominee for attorney general.
Lawyer for former MSU athlete wants part of hearing closed (KPAX Missoula)
Associated Press - October 14, 2007 12:24 PM ET BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A lawyer for a former redshirt football player at Montana State University in Bozeman wants a judge to close part of a...
Attorney general pick: 'Perils' to secret warrants (MSNBC)
As the chief federal trial judge in Manhattan, Michael Mukasey approved secret warrants allowing government roundups of Muslims in the days after the Sept. 11 attacks. Six years later, the man President Bush wants to be attorney general acknowledged that the law authorizing those warrants “has its perils” in terrorism cases and urged Congress to “fix a strained and mismatched legal system.”
Biographical information on attorney general candidate Stan Lee (Lexington Herald-Leader)
NAME: Stan Lee AGE: 46 HOME: Lexington FAMILY: Married to Tami Lee, with one child. OCCUPATION: Attorney
Bio information on attorney general candidate Jack Conway (Lexington Herald-Leader)
NAME: Jack Conway AGE: 38 HOME: Louisville FAMILY: Married to Elizabeth Davenport Conway OCCUPATION: Attorney