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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.
Media rip attorney general for Crandon remarks (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - October 14, 2007 1:25 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is drawing heat for comments he made encouraging the media to not ask any questions...
Media rip attorney general for Crandon remarks (WKBT La Crosse)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is drawing heat for comments he made encouraging the media to not ask any questions about the mass shooting in Crandon.
Lawyer for former MSU athlete wants part of hearing closed (KIFI)
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 hearing that precedes a murder trial.
Lawyer for former MSU athlete wants part of hearing closed (KPAX Missoula)
Associated Press - October 14, 2007 2:05 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...
Israeli attorney-general orders new probe into Olmert allegations (EARTHtimes.org)
Jerusalem - Israeli Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz ordered police Sunday to open a criminal investigation into allegations Prime Minister Ehud Olmert acted improperly when he served as trade and industry minister earlier this decade. The probe is the...
Media Rip Attorney General for Crandon Remarks (FOX 11 Green Bay)
MADISON, Wis. -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is drawing heat for comments he made encouraging the media to not ask any questions about the mass shooting in Crandon.
Lawyer billing $200K in Anna Nicole case (Miami Herald)
The South Florida lawyer who was guardian ad litem for tragic reality star Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter for three weeks earlier this year is seeking nearly $200,000 in fees from the child's dwindling trust fund.
Lawyer billing $200K in Anna Nicole case (Miami Herald)
The South Florida lawyer who was guardian ad litem for tragic reality star Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter for three weeks earlier this year is seeking nearly $200,000 in fees from the child's dwindling trust fund.
Top court suspends young lawyer after fee dispute (The Daily Record)
A Baltimore lawyer who withdrew from a case because he claimed his client owed him more money was “deceitful and dishonest,” the Court of Appeals has held.
Attorney wants parade arrests checked out (AM New York)
A civil rights attorney yesterday called for the U.S. Justice Department to investigate more than 200 arrests made by New York police during the 2007 Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Lawyer for CIETC defendant wants trial moved (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - October 14, 2007 8:14 PM ET DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The lawyer for a key player in a pay scandal at a Des Moines-based job training agency wants a judge to move her trial and...
Lawyer for CIETC defendant wants trial moved (The Globe Gazette)
DES MOINES (AP) — The lawyer for a key player in a pay scandal at a Des Moines-based job training agency wants a judge to move her trial and throw out evidence that suggests she gambled and had an undisclosed ``improper relationship.''
4 charges for 'trigger-happy' attorney (Trinidad Express)
A prominent attorney who fired his gun during a drunken tirade outside a Chaguanas nightclub last Friday was arrested and charged with four crimes by the police.
Hearings for US attorney general nominee expected to go into legal limits of terror policy (Chinapost.com.tw)
WASHINGTON -- At confirmation hearings set to begin this week for the president's attorney general nominee, lawmakers plan to press the retired federal judge about the Bush administration's terrorist detention policy.
Chicago attorney battles with Turnberry over Wilma damage (BizJournals)
A suburban Chicago attorney is wading into battle against Turnberry Development of Aventura, regarding damages to his 25th-floor Sunny Isles condo from Hurricane Wilma.
Lawsuit in Sherman truck crash settled, attorney says (Dallas Morning News)
SHERMAN, Texas – Relatives of some of the 10 people killed and two others injured when a tractor-trailer slammed into oncoming traffic in 2004 have settled their suit against the driver and owners of the rig, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs said Sunday.
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.
Utah attorney named child advocate of '07 (Deseret Morning News)
Voices For Utah Children has named attorney Michael A. Zody its 2007 Child Advocate of the Year.
Attorney seeks closure of hearing (Billings Gazette)
BOZEMAN - An attorney for a former redshirt football player at Montana State wants a judge to close portions of a hearing in which he'll argue that his client's police interview should not be allowed as evidence in a murder trial.
New Jersey Auto Accident Attorney Gerald Baker Joins Lawyer Central Network (LawyerCentral.com) (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
LawyerCentral.com is pleased to announce the addition of the respected automobile accident trial attorney Gerald Baker to their exclusive legal network. Mr. Baker has accepted membership within Lawyer Central's New Jersey Network, providing information and assistance for those injured in auto accidents.
Clues Scarce in Case of Missing Connecticut Lawyer (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Police say the trail has gone cold in the case of missing Clinton, Conn., lawyer Jonathan Hoyt, a business law attorney who was last seen in early July before he left behind his car and cryptic letters in which he confessed to embezzling funds from clients.
New Jersey Auto Accident Attorney Gerald Baker Joins Lawyer Central Network (LawyerCentral.com) (PRWeb)
LawyerCentral.com is pleased to announce the addition of the respected automobile accident trial attorney Gerald Baker to their exclusive legal network. Mr. Baker has accepted membership within Lawyer Central's New Jersey Network, providing information and assistance for those injured in auto accidents. (PRWeb Oct 15, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: ...
Lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's baby wants $200,000 (Miami Herald)
The Miami lawyer who was guardian ad litem for the late Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter for three weeks earlier this year is seeking nearly $200,000 in fees from the child's dwindling trust fund.
Garcia attorney wants trial moved out of county (Las Cruces Sun-News)
LAS CRUCES — Citing pre-trial publicity and the "tone" of media reports, an attorney for a Las Cruces man accused of two rapes, including one allegedly committed while impersonating a police officer, has requested that the trial be moved out of Doña Ana County.
Attorney general probes closure of Torrington gym (Republican-American)
TORRINGTON — The state Attorney General's Office is investigating the closing of the Torrington Curves in light of allegations that members weren't issued refunds. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday he received several complaints from members of the health club for women that closed within the Kmart plaza on Main Street on Sept. 22. Jackie Doyon, manager of the Torrington Curves, ...
Attorney: Man acted in self-defense (Lansing State Journal)
A 29-year-old Lansing man, who says he is legally blind, acted in self-defense when he shot his girlfriend to death after she attacked him with several knives, his attorney will argue this week.
IEPA, attorney general's office clash over money (Daily Southtown)
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois' environmental protection agency and the state's attorney general have worked together on hundreds of cases to crack down on polluters.
Attorney speaks at Lutheran high school banquet (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC U.S. Attorney Erik Peterson a 1988 graduate of MLHS was the guest speaker Sept. 16 at the annual Academic Honors Award Banquet for Manitowoc Lutheran High School.
LAWYER: BUM RAP ON T.I. (New York Post)
The lawyer for hip-hop artist T.I. insisted yesterday that his client was innocent, after the Grammy-winner was nabbed while allegedly trying to pick up machine guns and silencers on his way to a BET award ceremony in Atlanta. "He's not guilty...
Lawyer could be disbarred (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Cincinnati lawyer Ken Lawson will appear before the Ohio First District Court of Appeals today for a disciplinary hearing on charges he mishandled cases while addicted to drugs
AEC freezes Bt87 million in accounts of Thaksin's lawyer (The Nation)
The Assets Examination Committee resolved Monday to freeze four bank accounts worth Bt87 million of a lawyer of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Terror's Advocate: A lawyer's life of smoke and mystery (International Herald Tribune)
Jacques Vergès, a lawyer for terrorists, sets out to charm a documentary's audience in "Terror's Advocate."
Lawyer sets eyes on Supreme Court (Charleston Daily Mail)
Beth Walker realized she wanted to be a lawyer in junior high school. The moment came during a seventh grade social studies class when a fellow student commented on Walker's debating skills.
Attorney's goal county judge's seat (CentralOhio.com)
BUCYRUS -- Patrick Murphy has been an attorney for 27 years and now wants to become the next Crawford County Municipal Court Judge when voters go to the polls Nov. 6.
Lawyer wants Arroyo to testify on Oakwood mutiny case (Sun Star)
HUMAN rights lawyer Rene Saguisag asked a Makati court hearing the coup d’etat case of the 31 junior officers charged in the short-lived 2003 Oakwood mutiny to subpoena President Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo to testify on the case.
Lawyer likens raids to 'invasions last century' (The New Zealand Herald)
Activist Tame Iti's lawyer Annette Sykes said police raids were "overkill" and likened them to "the invasions last century".
Quick confirmation expected for attorney general nominee (Federal Times)
Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey is a Republican with a conservative judicial record, yet he appears to have enough support in a Democrat-controlled Congress to assure relatively quick confirmation as attorney general.
Craig: Not calling lawyer 'big mistake' (Miami Herald)
In his first major interview since his arrest in a sex sting in the Minneapolis airport, Sen. Larry Craig told NBC's Matt Lauer that he ''made a big mistake'' when he chose not to consult a lawyer or tell his family that he had pleaded guilty to the crime.
Attorney argues state owes homeowners in citrus canker program (Miami Herald)
The state owes nearly 41,000 Palm Beach County residents fair compensation after removing citrus trees from their yards in a failed decade-long effort to eradicate a harmful bacteria, an attorney said Monday during opening statements in a class-action lawsuit.
State must do more for those who lost citrus, attorney says (The Palm Beach Post)
An attorney for Palm Beach County homeowners who lost their citrus trees to the state's failed 11-year canker-eradication program summoned the rhetoric of the late Johnnie Cochran to make his plea today for better restitution from Florida: "If they choose to eradicate, they must fully compensate," said Robert Gilbert, a Miami attorney representing more than 40,000 homeowners whose orange, ...
Attorney says Florida owes citrus owners (Miami Herald)
(AP) -- The state owes 40,000 Palm Beach County residents fair compensation after it cut down more than 66,000 citrus trees from their yards in a failed decade-long effort to eradicate a harmful bacteria, an attorney said Monday during opening statements in a class-action lawsuit.
Convicted sex offender fires her attorney, claiming she is indigent (Austin American-Statesman)
Phill Rian says she spent her money on expensive defense attorney in criminal case.
Attorney: Witness against ex-FBI agent has financial motive (Newsday)
The prosecution's main witness against ex-FBI agent Roy Lindley DeVecchio, accused of helping the mob carry out four murders, is a financially desperate woman who has created a wild fantasy in order to sell her own story, a defense attorney said Monday morning.
W-S attorney wins statewide award (BizJournals)
Elizabeth L. (Betty) Quick, an attorney with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem, has been named the recipient of the seventh annual North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism Award.
Schuster's attorney concerned about client's image (The Fresno Bee)
VAN NUYS — On the first day of Larissa Schuster's trial in a Los Angeles suburb courthouse, Schuster's attorney said Monday morning he was concerned his client did not have access to a comb, toothpaste, deodorant and her anti-depressant Zoloft medications.
Attorney argues state owes homeowners in citrus canker program (Orlando Sentinel)
The state owes nearly 41,000 Palm Beach County residents fair compensation after removing citrus trees from their yards in a failed decade-long effort to eradicate a harmful bacteria, an attorney said today during opening statements in a class-action lawsuit.
Lawyer of Anna Nicole's baby cashes in (The West Australian)
The lawyer who represented Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter in the dispute over the starlet's body is seeking nearly $US200,000 ($A222,000) for his work.
Attorney general's office wants to block ethics probe (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo's office asked a judge on Monday to block a state ethics panel from investigating its handling of a probe into Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration. Assistant Attorney General Ryan Halloran said the Executive Branch Ethics Commission should be prohibited from acting on information it received recently in the mail. Halloran said he considered the information as an ...
Lawyer slams use of term "terror" (Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for one of those arrested following raids under the Terrorism Suppression Act says his client will deny the charges.