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Search for Union County attorney ends with his arrest (Belleville News-Democrat)
A Union County attorney who had not been seen publicly for months has been arrested in Florida on charges that he stole money from former clients.
Upstart vies for state's attorney (Chicago Sun-Times)
The newest entry into the growing field of Republicans vying for Cook County state's attorney is Mary B. McMahon, 28, a prosecutor just two years out of law school.
Attorney says he'll appeal Nielsen case (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
PARIS - An attorney for Christian Nielsen, who pleaded guilty to four counts of murder last week, said Wednesday he will file an appeal in the case.
Humboldt attorney's charges dismissed (The Jackson Sun)
Charges of vandalism and assault against a Humboldt attorney were dismissed in Humboldt General Sessions Court on Wednesday.
Sudanese lawyer Salih Mahmoud Osman wins EU human rights award (International Herald Tribune)
Sudanese lawyer Salih Mahmoud Osman on Thursday received the European Union's top human rights award — the Sakharov Prize — for his work in the war-torn region of Darfur, the European Parliament said.
Darfur lawyer Osman wins European rights prize (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The European Parliament on Thursday awarded its annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Sudanese human rights lawyer Salih Mahmoud Osman.
I TAPED GALS UNDRESSING: PERV LAWYER (New York Post)
He groveled for mercy. He was "stupid," he admitted. "Creepy," even. But the plea failed to convince a Manhattan Supreme Court judge to dismiss the charge, and now peeping-Tom Legal Aid lawyer Peter Barta faces automatic disbarment for admittedly...
Human rights lawyer awarded top EU parliament prize (EU Politix)
Parliament's Sakharov prize for freedom of thought has been awarded this year to Sudanese human rights lawyer Salih Mahmoud Osman.
With lawyer's help, Holly Golightly gets US album tour in gear (Boston Globe)
Sometimes a girl just needs a lawyer. This summer, English garage-rock singer and guitarist Holly Golightly spent months wading through immigration paperwork trying to get a new American visa so she could tour for her new honky-tonk-inspired album, "You Can't Buy a Gun When You're Crying."
Lawyer Ron Is BC Classic Favorite (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
(AP) OCEANPORT, N.J. - Lawyer Ron was made the slight favorite over Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Preakness winner Curlin on Tuesday for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Assistant attorney general arrested on drunken-driving charge (WAVE 3 Louisville)
Louisville police have charged a Kentucky assistant attorney general with drunken driving.
Lawyer wins top human rights award (CNN.com)
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- Sudanese lawyer Salih Mahmoud Osman received the European Union's top human rights award on Thursday for his work in the war torn region of Darfur in western Sudan, the European Parliament said.
Attorney: Skakel retrial bid is denied (MSNBC)
A judge denied Michael Skakel’s bid for a new trial Thursday, rejecting the latest startling claim that two other men committed a 1975 killing that sent the Kennedy cousin to prison, his attorney said.
Lawyer: Judge denies Skakel's appeal (The Charlotte Observer)
A judge denied Michael Skakel's bid for a new trial Thursday, rejecting a claim that two other men committed a 1975 killing that sent the Kennedy cousin to prison. Superior Court Judge Edward R. Karazin Jr. ruled against Skakel based on a week of testimony in April. Skakel lawyer Hope Seeley said she was extremely disappointed, citing the quality of the evidence. "We believe Michael Skakel was ...
Disbarred attorney arrested (The Daily Iberian)
A former New Iberia attorney was arrested Wednesday for continuing to practice law despite being disbarred last year. Charles Calahan, 65, was charged with five counts of unlawful practice of law. He was released from the Iberia Parish Jail on a $25,000 bond.
Attorney: Judge denies Skakel's bid for a new trial (Boston Globe)
A judge denied Michael Skakel's bid for a new trial Thursday, rejecting the Kennedy cousin's claim that two other men committed a 1975 killing that sent him to prison, his attorney said.
Lawyer in Burkhead murder trial may have to withdraw, causing delay in proceedings (Hanover Herald-Progress)
By BILL DORAN Derek Edward Burkhead, a Hanover man accused of slaying his girlfriend last September was supposed to go on trial Tuesday morning. However, in an unusual turn of events his lawyer, Ed Vaughn, may need to withdraw as Burkhead's attorney.
Lawyer confident courts will clear disgraced Kashechkin (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for disgraced cyclist Andreiy Kashechkin, who tested positive for blood doping following the Tour de France, is looking for the European Court of Human Rights to clear the Kazakh.
Attorney for players joins Franklin legal team (10:25 a.m.) (The Record)
STOCKTON – The attorney for three Franklin High School football players this morning officially joined the legal battle to overturn sanctions banning the trio from the team because they were recruited from American Samoa.
Group to study gang problem, offer up solutions, attorney general announces (Sun-Sentinel)
Pointing to high-profile gang killings Palm Beach County and a statewide surge in violence, Attorney General Bill McCollum announced Thursday the formation of a statewide group to study the gang problem and offer up solutions.
Lawyer confident courts will clear disgraced Kashechkin (TODAYonline)
A lawyer for disgraced cyclist Andreiy Kashechkin, seen here in July 2007, who tested positive for blood doping following the Tour de France, is looking for the European Court of Human Rights to clear the Kazakh.
Search for Union County attorney ends with arrest in Florida (Marion Daily Republican)
JONESBORO (AP) -- A Union County attorney who had not been seen publicly for months has been arrested in Florida on charges that he stole money from former clients.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen: Illegal immigrants cant receive licenses from state (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
MADISON Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says illegal immigrants cannot receive professional licenses or credentials from the state.
Saggese - toughest P4P lawyer (Boxing Insider)
LAS VEGAS (October 22, 2007) – High profile defense attorney and professional boxer, Marc “The Defender” Saggese, arguably the toughest pound-for-pound lawyer in the world, has added “Nevada-licensed Boxing Promoter” to his already impressive portfolio.
Judge Won't Budge On $4.25M Fine For Lawyer (WAPT Jackson)
A U.S. District judge said Gulf Coast lawyer Paul Minor has to pay up.
Lawyer of Reno doctor seeks NV first lady testimony (Nevada Appeal)
RENO A lawyer for a Reno doctor accused of trafficking illegal human growth hormone to patients said Thursday he's trying to force Nevada first lady Dawn Gibbons to testify in a federal trial that he claims stems from a politically motivated...
Attorney Fires Back at Former Arts Council Director (KBTX 3 Bryan/College Station)
The war of words between a local lawyer and former arts official is escalating. In a legal response filed Thursday, Attorney Gaines West denied any involvement in the criminal case against ex-Arts Council of the Brazos Valley Director P. David Romei.
Assistant Attorney General arrested on stalking charge (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An assistant in the Kentucky Attorney General's office has been charged with misdemeanor stalking. George G. Seelig, 53, was released from the Franklin County Jail on Thursday morning, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. His next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 6. The Kentucky Bureau of Investigations served a warrant at Seelig's Shelbyville home on Wednesday. He was put on paid ...
'Jena 6' Attorney Representing 'Everman 3' (CBS 11 Dallas/Fort Worth)
An attorney investigating the high profile Jena 6 case in Louisiana is now representing local teenagers who claim they were abused by Everman police.   More Local News
City Attorney Announces For Judge (The Morning News)
ROGERS -- City Attorney Ben Lipscomb announced Thursday he's running for Rogers Division district judge in Benton County.
Lawyer of Reno doctor seeks NV first lady testimony (Las Vegas Sun)
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A lawyer for a Reno doctor accused of trafficking illegal human growth hormone to patients said Thursday he's trying to force Nevada first lady Dawn Gibbons to testify in a federal trial that he claims stems from a politically motivated prosecution.
Former Union County attorney in court today (The Southern Illinoisan)
ANNA -The attorney for Patrick Cox, the former Union County attorney who was arrested on charges of theft this week, said he didn't even know his client was indicted until he read it in the newspaper.
Mob nearly had a hit out for U.S. Attorney Giuliani in 1986 (The Kansas City Star)
NEW YORK | When Rudy Giuliani was U.S. attorney, he came within a single vote of having a mob contract put on his head, according to a memo read in court Wednesday.
Attorney: Judge denies Skakel's bid for a new trial in killing of 15-year-old neighbor in 1975 (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A judge denied Michael Skakel's bid for a new trial Thursday, rejecting the Kennedy cousin's claim that two other men committed a 1975 killing that sent him to prison, his attorney said.
Attorney General Forms Panel On Gangs (The Tampa Tribune)
Developing a statewide gang-reduction strategy will be the focus of a high-level state panel formed Thursday by Attorney General Bill McCollum.
Attorney saved woman's life (Bridgeton News)
BRIDGETON -- The Cumberland County Freeholder Board honored a longtime Vineland attorney Thursday for helping save the life of a woman involved in a car crash in Winslow Township earlier this month.
Torture issue may stall vote on attorney general (Houston Chronicle)
Judge Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general ran into trouble Thursday when two top Senate Democrats said their votes hinge on whether he will say on the record that an interrogation technique that simulates drowning is torture.
Lawyer shows flaws in Rohainil's indictments (The Jakarta Post)
A court session Thursday became a legal lecture as a senior lawyer argued the prosecution's flaws in their indictment against Rohainil Aini in the murder of rights activist Munir Said Thalib.
Lawyer loses own assault case (Billings Gazette)
A lawyer who defended himself against felony assault charges involving his former girlfriend has been convicted by a District Court jury.
Assistant attorney general is charged (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An assistant attorney general has been charged with second-degree stalking, a Class A misdemeanor. George G. Seelig, 53, was taken to the Franklin County jail Wednesday and was released on his own recognizance yesterday morning, the jail said. His next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 6. The Kentucky Bureau of Investigations served a warrant at Seelig's residence in Shelbyville about 4:35 ...
U.S. attorney staff bolsters its ranks (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
As at most large law firms, lawyers come and go at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia. Yet from 2005 until recently, big budget cuts and the loss of several veteran prosecutors had exacerbated normal attrition.
Forsythe's lawyer wants state's first lady to testify (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A lawyer for a Reno doctor accused of trafficking illegal human growth hormone to patients said Thursday that he's trying to force Nevada first lady Dawn Gibbons to testify in a federal trial that he said stems from a politically motivated prosecution.
Attorney fights for trio in Franklin case (The Record)
STOCKTON - A Stockton attorney representing three Franklin High School football players on Thursday officially joined in the legal battle to overturn sanctions banning the trio from the team because they were recruited from American Samoa.
Former Union County attorney in court today (The Southern Illinoisan)
ANNA -The attorney for Patrick Cox, the former Union County attorney who was arrested on charges of theft this week, said he didn't even know his client was indicted until he read it in the newspaper.
Judge's restraining order against attorney upheld (Contra Costa Times)
A Concord attorney must stay away from a Contra Costa Superior Court judge who presided over the attorney's divorce case, an appellate court ruled this week.
Councilor Defends Right To Call Herself 'Attorney' (WMTW Auburn)
Portland City Councilor Jill Duson is on the defensive after receiving a letter from the Maine Attorney General’s Office ordering her to stop calling herself an attorney.
Democrats Press Attorney General Nominee on Legality of ‘Waterboarding’ (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
The future of Michael Mukasey’s nomination to be attorney general hinges on whether and how he clarifies his stance on an interrogation technique critics say amounts to torture.
Judge awards Gridley about $15,000 :Roseland to pay but town attorney happy amount less than half sought. (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND -- A judge ruled Thursday that the town of Roseland must pay attorney fees and expenses of nearly $15,000 for legal services in a lawsuit brought by town Clerk-Treasurer Cheryl Gridley.
Utah lawyer trekking to Vermont to testify against gay marriage (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - October 26, 2007 7:15 AM ET SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) - A Utah lawyer who opposes gay marriage is planning to travel across country this weekend to give Vermont a piece of his...
Malaysian Embassy To Help Siti Find A Suitable Lawyer (Bernama)
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian High Commission in Islamabad is in the process of finding a suitable lawyer to assist Siti Nadzirah Mohd Nasir who is involved in a child custody case over her 11-month-old baby in a Pakistani court.