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Attorney General investigating vulnerability in child support program (San Antonio Express-News)
The Texas Attorney General's Office set up a debit card program to make it easier for parents to pay and collect child support. However, the program apparently has also made it easier for at least one person in Thailand to steal a San Antonio mother's money.
Former U.S. attorney finds work in Wichita (The Kansas City Star)
Bradley Schlozman, the former U.S. attorney in Kansas City and a central figure in the controversy over partisan political activity at the Justice Department, has found employment in Wichita.
New attorney added to Duncan's defense team (KXLY-TV Spokane)
BOISE -- Three months from now, Joseph Duncan goes on trial in Boise - accused of kidnapping Shasta and Dylan Groene and killing Dylan in the mountains of Montana. But, a new attorney in the Duncan federal trial has a familiar name - making the possibility of a plea deal very real.
Nevada Has Interim U.S. Attorney (KLAS Las Vegas)
Steven Myhre was appointed to the position last week by the acting U.S. Attorney General Peter Keisler, and will serve for 120 days, until the president formally makes a nomination.
Morrisonwill serve as acting attorney (Evansville Courier & Press)
Acting U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Indiana named.
Attorney general reports tax scam (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE — South Dakotans should be aware of an income-tax refund scam that has resurfaced in the state, Attorney General Larry Long said.
Policy goes to state's attorney (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A controversial policy that would regulate when and how County Board members buy and sell property is on its way to the McHenry County state’s attorney’s office.
David Carliner, 89; immigration lawyer (Los Angeles Times)
Taking up causes of the disenfranchised, he also handled civil rights cases and was the first chairman of the D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. David Carliner, an immigration and civil rights lawyer who spent his career pleading for the rights of the country's disenfranchised, died of a heart attack Sept. 19 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was ...
ACA interviews one more Keadilan member on lawyer video (The Star Online)
PUTRAJAYA : Another Parti Keadilan Rakyat member was interviewed by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) on Tuesday over a video clip allegedly showing a prominent lawyer in conversation over judicial appointments with a top judge.
Attorney General To Propose Ethics Reform (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday he expects to include ethics reform proposals in his legislative package for the 2009 regular session.
China lawyer abducted, tortured (TVNZ)
A Chinese lawyer who represented as online dissident, an imprisoned environmentalist and the leader of a Christian sect was abducted and badly beaten by men he believes worked for Beijing's police, a rights group said.
Maltese lawyer receives Award in Geneva ceremony (di-ve)
GENEVA/ Malta (di-ve news) -- October 02, 2007 -- 1035CEST -- Maltese lawyer Dr.Katrine Camilleri was presented with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award during a ceremony which was held in Geneva on Monday evening.
Defendant in Hall case gets a new attorney (Saint George Spectrum)
ST. GEORGE - On the day that the Washington County Attorney's Office planned to argue that a juvenile male charged with the death of 15-year-old Keely Amber Hall should be tried as an adult, the judge postponed the case for at least 45 days.
Defense attorney: Baby's death wasn't murder (phillyburbs.com)
A 5-week-old girl who prosecutors contend was shaken to death by her mother's boyfriend wasn't murdered, but died instead from an existing brain condition, the man's attorney said yesterday.
Interim U.S. attorney may serve through '08 (The Indianapolis Star)
The second-in-command to former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks became acting leader of the Indianapolis office Monday. Tim Morrison could continue in the interim job for the remainder of President Bush's second term, since any appointment to replace Brooks would have to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Britney loses custody as fails court orders: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Disgraced pop princess Britney Spears lost custody of her two children because she did not comply with previous orders made by the court, her lawyer told celebrity magazine People.
London police lawyer says de Menezes killing was mistake, not a crime (International Herald Tribune)
The killing of a Brazilian man by police who had mistaken him for a suicide bomber was a mistake — but not a crime, a police lawyer told a court Tuesday.
Lawyer hired in Phoenix airport death (UPI)
A prominent Phoenix lawyer has been hired to represent the family of a woman who died in police custody after a disturbance at the city’s airport.
Colombia Attorney General Ends Probe Against Fin Min-Ministry (Nasdaq)
BOGOTA -(Dow Jones)- Colombia's Attorney General ended a probe started in August against Finance Minister Oscar Ivan Zuluaga on alleged ties with paramilitary groups, the Finance Ministry's office said.
Fmr. DoJ Lawyer: Parts of Eavesdrop Prgm. Were Illegal (Fox News)
A former top lawyer for the Bush administration on Tuesday said that parts of the President Bush's controversial eavesdropping program were illegal
Warwick attorney to mediate Chariho/support-staff talks (Westerly Sun)
WOOD RIVER JCT. – A Warwick attorney is expected to mediate stalled contract talks between the Chariho Regional School Committee and the union representing 166 support staff employees.
Lawyer says licence problems led to Britney Spears custody loss (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears lost custody of her children because she failed to produce a California driver's licence and allegedly missed a drug and alcohol test, her lawyer said in a published report.
Lawyer for Canucks owner says client bought team after partners deal failed (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer representing the owner of the Vancouver Canucks says his client began negotiating a deal for the team only after two other men's proposal had failed.
Chinese Lawyer Recounts Abduction and Beating (New York Times)
A prominent human rights lawyer in Beijing says he was abducted, beaten and threatened last weekend by a gang of men who demanded that he and his family leave the city.
Ex-White House lawyer targets spy tactic (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former top lawyer for the Bush administration on Tuesday said that parts of the President Bush's much-criticized eavesdropping program were illegal.
Attorney: Missed Drug, Alcohol Test Cost Britney (NBC 5 Chicago)
The attorney for Britney Spears is shedding more light on what led to the pop singer's losing custody of her children.
City Attorney Presides Over Water Forum (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
City Attorney Michael Aguirre presided over a community forum on water conservation Tuesday, during which he renewed his call for reclaimed water to be used to help fill San Diego's reservoirs.
Missouri Attorney General warns donors not to confuse 'Seniors Center' scam for legitimate local senior center ... (Marshall Democrat-News)
Mail scams continue to be perpetrated on seniors in Missouri, as Attorney General Jay Nixon warned recently in a press release regarding an organization now contacting seniors in the state.
Spears lost children for disobeying judge: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Pop star Britney Spears lost custody of her two young children because she apparently failed to take court-ordered drug and alcohol tests or obtain a valid California driver's license, her lawyer told a magazine on Tuesday.
Lawyer for Perreault talks of 'recompense' for cleared ex-Red Cross director (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The prospect of compensation is on the lips of the lawyer representing the former Canadian Red Cross official acquitted of criminal charges in the tainted-blood scandal.
Points to consider in selecting an estate planning attorney (Princeton Packet)
Q: We are finally ready to address our estate planning needs, such as our wills, trusts and protecting our assets. What are the most important considerations when selecting an estate planning attorney? What are the most common estate planning mistakes?
www.wdio.com - County Attorney Warns County Board About Harassment Talk (WDIO Duluth)
During Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting, county commissioners were warned by County Attorney Melanie Ford that any continuing conversation about two sexual harassment investigations could result in legal trouble. She said discussions could be seen as retaliation against the two victims.
Ed Jew Attorney Requests Herrera's Personal Records (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The lawyer for suspended San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew said Tuesday he is requesting the personal cell phone records for San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera.
Lawyer says revenge and mudslinging fuelling case against Canucks' owner (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
VANCOUVER - A lawyer representing the owner of the Vancouver Canucks says a lawsuit against his client is fuelled by the spite of two vengeful men bent on slinging mud and ruining reputations.
Attorney General Asks Federal Court To Dismiss Judge's Lawsuit (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- The state Attorney General's Office asked a federal court Monday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by state Appeals Court Judge Wendell Griffen against a judicial disciplinary panel.
Ex-Justice lawyer says wiretap program illegal (MSNBC)
A former top lawyer for the Bush administration on Tuesday said that parts of the government's much-criticized eavesdropping program were illegal.
Ex-White House lawyer targets spy tactic (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former top lawyer for the Bush administration on Tuesday said that parts of the President Bush's much-criticized eavesdropping program were illegal.
Federline's Attorney Thanks Bodyguard For Coming Forward (Soundbuzz via Yahoo!7 Music News)
Federline's Attorney Thanks Bodyguard For Coming Forward
Local Attorney is One of March of Dimes "Most Wanted Jailbirds" (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)
It's going to be very satisfying to finally get this desperado into custody and let justice be done," says Richland police Chief Tony Corsi. With a warrant from March of Dimes in-hand, Corsi stopped by Attorney Karen Koehmstedt's
Chinese lawyer recounts abduction (International Herald Tribune)
A prominent human rights lawyer in Beijing says he was abducted, beaten and threatened last weekend by a gang of men who demanded that he and his family leave the city.
Girl raped while in the care of baby sitter, attorney says (CNN.com)
A young girl shown on video being sexually assaulted was raped while in the care of a baby sitter her mother hired, the mother's attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney general nominee provides Senate details about former clients, quitting private club (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
A "dial-a-porn" service and the New York Daily News are among companies Michael Mukasey, President Bush's choice for attorney general, has listed as
Attorney: party host sorry but not responsible for FGCU student’s death (Naples Daily News)
Kevin Curtin says he didn’t know the pretty classmate who showed up at his Aug. 30 birthday party with a can of Red Bull in her hand. The Florida Gulf Coast University student spoke out through his attorney Tuesday for the first time since his “open house party“ charge became public, saying it’s not his fault Mary Grace Taaffe got drunk that night in his Estero apartment.
Everglades City may hire mayor’s daughter as its city attorney (Naples Daily News)
Everglades City is considering hiring the daughter of its mayor to be its next city attorney. At the city’s budget meeting in September, council members and Mayor Sammy Hamilton Jr. expressed dissatisfaction with the city’s current legal representative, Naples attorney Michael McDonnell, and the name of Hamilton’s daughter, Lori, was brought up as a potential replacement.
NYC lawyer guilty of sex with minors (AP via Yahoo! News)
A tax lawyer accused of paying a woman so he could have sex with her two underage daughters pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of statutory rape and patronizing a prostitute.
3:35 p.m. Attorney encourages embattled Cherokee County prosecutor not to resign (The Joplin Globe)
Kurt Kerns, an attorney for Cherokee County Attorney Michael Goodrich, said today he is encouraging Goodrich not to resign as county prosecutor. Kerns said Goodrich is innocent until proven guilty and he plans to provide an aggressive legal defense.
San Diego city attorney pushes for reclaimed water use (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- City Attorney Michael Aguirre presided over a community forum on water conservation today, during which he renewed his call for reclaimed water to be used to help fill San Diego's reservoirs.
In Plea Deal, Lawyer Admits Having Sex With Teenagers (New York Times)
A former lawyer for a white-shoe law firm admitted having sex with three teenage girls and pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of statutory rape and patronizing a prostitute in return for a one-year prison sentence.
China lawyer says he was beaten by thugs (AP via Yahoo! News)
An outspoken Chinese lawyer said Wednesday he was abducted and beaten for hours, and accused of causing unrest by representing clients with complaints of official corruption and police abuse.
Salt Lake attorney argues incompetence (Deseret Morning News)
PROVO With eloquent and well-spoken arguments, a Salt Lake attorney argued Tuesday that he is incompetent to defend a man on death row.