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Sunnyvale City Council votes to give city manager, attorney pay raise (San Jose Mercury News)
The Sunnyvale City Council, over some intense resident objections, unanimously approved a package of raises and bonuses Tuesday for Amy Chan, the city manager, and David Kahn, the city attorney.
Chirac under formal investigation for corruption: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Former French president Jacques Chirac was placed under judicial investigation Wednesday as part of a probe into the improper use of city funds when he was mayor of Paris, his lawyer said.
Beating suspects attorney withdraws (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC A Manitowoc man accused of severely beating concertgoers at Metro Jam in 2006 fired his attorney today, further delaying a case that was scheduled for trial Monday.
Greensboro City Attorney Retires After 30 Years (WXII ThePiedmontChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Greensboro city attorney Linda Miles will retire Nov. 30, after more than 30 years of service.
Greensboro City Attorney Retires After 30 Years (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
GREENSBORO -- Greensboro city attorney Linda Miles will retire Nov. 30, after more than 30 years of service. Miles was hired as an assistant city attorney for the City of Greensboro in 1977 and rose through the ranks to become head of the department in 1998.
Greensboro city attorney Linda Miles announces retirement (Greensboro News & Record)
Greensboro city attorney Linda Miles will retire effective Nov. 30, after more than 30 years of service. (Credit: "Staff Report")
Hustler lawyer allowed in obscenity case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Staunton, VA - A high-profile First Amendment lawyer will be permitted to represent an adult video store owner in an obscenity case, a judge has ruled.
Spitzer aide Peter Pope hires criminal defense attorney in Troopergate probe (New York Daily News)
Peter Pope, Gov. Spitzer's $165,000-a-year policy director, has hired a Manhattan criminal defense lawyer to represent him in Albany District Attorney David Soares' reopened Troopergate probe, the Daily News learned Tuesday.
Tribble tries to dump his sixth lawyer (The Stowe Reporter)
Accused killer Dennis Tribble of Wolcott wants to fire his sixth court-appointed lawyer in seven years.
U.S. Attorney's Office to take over grade change investigation at Florida A&M (Orlando Sentinel)
The U.S. Attorney's Office has agreed to take over a grade change investigation at Florida A&M University, the school announced today.
Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith opposes extending detention time of terror suspects (Times Online)
Gordon Brown’s controversial proposals to extend the time a terror suspect can be held before charge were condemned today by the former Attorney General.
High-profile lawyer to represent adult-video store owner (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - November 21, 2007 3:15 PM ET STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - A Staunton judge is allowing a high-profile First Amendment lawyer to represent an adult-video store owner in an obscenity...
High-profile lawyer to represent adult-video store owner (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - A Staunton judge is allowing a high-profile First Amendment lawyer to represent an adult-video store owner in an obscenity case.
Chirac under formal investigation for corruption: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former French president Jacques Chirac was placed under formal investigation Wednesday as part of a probe into the improper use of city funds when he was mayor of Paris, his lawyer said.
Attorney confirmed to Ethics Commission (Los Angeles Daily News)
A Los Angeles attorney was confirmed today to the city's Ethics Commission.
On the campus speaking circuit, former attorney general Gonzales confronted by hostile crowd (San Diego Union-Tribune)
WASHINGTON, 1:33 p.m. Nov. 21 (AP): As he steps out on a speech-giving tour at college campuses, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales may soon wish he was still talking to hostile congressional committees.
District attorney's wife returns disputed gift (Boston Globe)
Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter says his wife has returned a $4,000 gift she received from a woman heading to prison for embezzlement.
District attorney's wife returns disputed gift (Boston Herald)
FALL RIVER - Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter says his wife has returned a $4,000 gift she received from a woman heading to prison for embezzlement. According...
Saudi Rights Lawyer Sidelined (Washington Post)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 21 -- Saudi officials have revoked the license of human rights lawyer Abdul-Rahman al-Lahem, who has handled the country's most controversial cases and defended a gang-rape victim sentenced to jail time and lashes.
Court urged to let convicted lawyer stay free to teach morality (The Fresno Bee)
A famed civil-rights lawyer convicted of federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud has been asked to teach an undergraduate course on law, morality and social justice at a university, his attorney said Wednesday in urging a judge to not impose a prison sentence.
Attorney pleads guilty drug and child porn charges (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - November 21, 2007 9:45 PM ET ODESSA, Texas (AP) - An Odessa attorney has pleaded guilty in federal court to drug and child pornography charges.
Attorney pleads guilty drug and child porn charges (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
ODESSA, Texas -- An Odessa attorney pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to drug and child pornography charges. Ralph Anthony Torres Jr.
Arrested New Zealander sues Fijian regime over beating: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Fiji's military government is being sued for 40 million Fiji dollars (26 million US) by a New Zealand citizen who says he was badly beaten during his arrest over an alleged plot to kill regime leaders, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Saudi rape victim's lawyer: Case may change judicial system (CNN.com)
The lawyer representing a Saudi rape victim whose treatment has drawn worldwide criticism predicted Wednesday the controversy may help reform the Saudi judicial system.
Farrow family attorney disciplined by state board (WMCTV Memphis)
He's known to many people across the mid-south due to his fight for the family of DeAunta Farrow. But attorney J. Bailey is not fighting a decision by the board that oversees lawyers in Tennessee. It's
Convicted lawyer wants to teach morality (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer known for his high-profile cases against the police and President Bush asked a judge on Wednesday to spare him jail time for federal tax evasion and fraud conviction.
Convicted lawyer wants to teach morality (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer known for his high-profile cases against the police and President Bush asked a judge on Wednesday to spare him jail time for federal tax evasion and fraud conviction. Prosecutors said Stephen Yagman, 63, should serve a minimum of nine years in prison. Yagman's lawyer argued the punishment would be too harsh, calling it "vindictive prosecution." Defense attorney Barry Tarlow said his ...
DNA points to other possible suspects, Pickton's lawyer says (CBC)
There is more DNA evidence incriminating an acquaintance of Robert William Pickton than there is against the accused, a defence lawyer said on Wednesday.
Small-Firm Lawyer Finds the Upside in Dollar's Drift (Law.com)
Achim Hoelzle's three-lawyer Feldberg Pacific Law Group represents small and midsize European companies -- largely from his native Germany -- in venture investments and cross-border deals. As the dollar hits record lows against the euro and other currencies, Hoelzle and others say the San Francisco Bay Area's appeal as a place to open subsidiaries and make company acquisitions is growing. ...
Attorney selected by secret ballot (The Post and Courier)
SUMMERVILLE — City Council approved a new city attorney by secret ballot because council members didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings with a public vote, they said Wednesday. Former Berkeley County Attorney Mark Stokes was hired Tuesday in a 4-3 council vote. A secret ballot means ...
Court says judge wrong to order new lawyer (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
An Orleans Parish judge was wrong in ordering a defendant to dump his volunteer lawyer and hire one, the Louisiana Supreme Court said Wednesday.
Ex-city attorney settles suits over '05 firing for $200,000 (El Paso Times)
Former El Paso City Attorney Lisa Elizondo will get $200,000 from the city to settle three lawsuits she filed since being fired by Mayor John Cook in 2005.
Attorney sentenced in voyeur case (The Canton Repository)
CANTON Getting caught peeping on his neighbors, Aaron A. Ridenbaugh said, moved him to seek help he has needed for a while. It will also send the 32-year-old attorney and Jackson Township resident to prison for up to four years.
Rogers Tax Attorney Guilty, Faces Federal Sentence (The Morning News)
A Rogers tax attorney has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of transporting stolen funds.
Victor Rabinowitz; Lawyer Won Cuban Case (Washington Post)
Victor Rabinowitz, 96, a New York labor lawyer who successfully argued a U.S. Supreme Court case defending the Cuban government's nationalization of U.S.-owned property, died Nov. 16 at his home in Manhattan. No cause of death was reported.
Aust must take responsibility for boat people: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A prominent human rights lawyer says the Australian Government should consider helping the 16 Indonesians who were picked up in the Timor Sea this week, even if they are found not to be refugees.
Metro Jam beating suspects attorney withdraws from case (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC A Manitowoc man accused of severely beating concertgoers at Metro Jam in 2006 fired his attorney Wednesday, further delaying a case that was scheduled for trial Monday, Nov. 26.
Hayward to appoint city attorney (The Daily Review)
HAYWARD — A week after 13 current and former female police employees sued the city alleging sex harassment, Hayward officials announced they are hiring a new city attorney with experience
Lawyer seeks to move Bodden murder trial from Douglas County (Nevada Appeal)
MINDEN Because of the extent of pretrial publicity, the lawyer for accused murderer Karen Bodden wants her trial moved from Douglas County.
Attorney considers mistrial request in Hoak case (The Herald-Mail)
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Defense attorney Paul Taylor said Wednesday he likely will ask that Raymond Hoak's second murder trial be declared a mistrial after the discovery of unusual notes from a juror in the trial that ended Tuesday.
Nacchio attorney: Prosecutors misrepresented testimony (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
DENVER - The government's insider trading case against Joe Nacchio was built on flawed arguments about financial targets and what information was relevant when the former Qwest Communications CEO sold stock in 2001, his attorney argued.
Albanian President Sacks Attorney General - AFP (Nasdaq)
TIRANA, Albania (AFP)--Albanian President Bamir Topi signed a decree Thursday to confirm the sacking of the country's attorney general implicated in a corruption scandal.
Disbarred Attorney Gets 12 Years In Land Theft (CBS 2 Chicago)
A disbarred suburban Chicago attorney has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his involvement in a scheme to steal four parcels of land from a South Side church.
Cambridge Bay murder suspect asks Nunavut to let him hire Toronto lawyer (CBC North)
A Nunavut man accused in a triple slaying in Cambridge Bay earlier this year said he's now fighting for a defence lawyer of his choice.
Albanian Parliament Approves New Attorney General - AFP (Nasdaq)
TIRANA, Albania (AFP)--The Albanian parliament Thursday approved Court of Appeals Judge Ina Rama as the new attorney general. Eighty-three of the parliament's 140 deputies voted to approve the candidature, making Rama the first woman to hold the position.
Florida Attorney General Issues Toy Recall List (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a consumer advisory, urging parents to check toy recall lists before shopping for their children's holiday presents. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 50 toys have been recalled since the beginning of the year, most due to toxic levels of lead or lead paint. The toys include popular brands such as Mattel and ...
Florida Attorney General Issues Toy Recall List (Local 10 Miami)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Attorney General Bill McCollum issued a consumer advisory, urging parents to check toy recall lists before shopping for their children's holiday presents.
British human rights lawyer expelled from Russia (Times Online)
A prominent British human rights lawyer has been ordered to leave Russia in a visa crackdown that could affect hundreds of European Union experts.
Czech NSZ nods to attorney's decision to drop Cunek's prosecution (České noviny)
Brno- The prosecution of Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader Jiri Cunek over suspected corruption has been definitively dropped as the Supreme State Attorney's Office has checked and upheld the district state attorney's decision that the prosecution of Cunek be halted.
Rights Tribunal: Canadian Military Discriminated Against Transgendered Lawyer (365Gay.com)
(Quebec City, Quebec) A federal human rights tribunal has ruled the Canadian Forces discriminated against a transgendered lawyer when they passed her up for a job.