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Lawyer withdraws from blast case (Chennai Online)
Ghaziabad, Nov 24: A lawyer, who contested for an accused in last year's Varanasi bomb blast case, today decided to withdraw from the case in the wake of yesterday's bomb blasts in Uttar Pradesh.
Lawyer and former DA Campbell dead at 59 (The Vicksburg Post)
Francis Joseph "Frank" Campbell, a former district attorney and longtime Vicksburg lawyer, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at his home. He was 59. Campbell died of an apparent heart attack around 3 p.m., said Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey.
District Attorney's Office Takes Over Hit-And-Run Investigation (WGAL via Yahoo! News)
The district attorney's office is investigating a hit-and-run accident in Dauphin County.
Attorney General Sends Out Release With Racy Phone Number Mix-Up (19 Action News Cleveland)
COLUMBUS, OH - A press release with tips for holiday shoppers issued by Attorney General Marc Dann included one unexpected tip: the number for a telephone sex hot line. A prerecorded message urges callers to pay 69 cents a minute to speak with hot housewives and college students.
Attorney General sends out release with racy phone number mix-up (Lancaster Eagle-Gazette)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A press release with tips for holiday shoppers issued by Attorney General Marc Dann included one unexpected tip: the number for a telephone sex hot line.
Attorney General Sends Out Release with Racy Phone Number Mix-up (WFMJ Youngstown)
An unexpected holiday shopping tip was released from Attorney General Marc Dann office. A prerecorded message urged callers to pay 69 cents a minute for a phone sex line.
Vicksburg attorney and former DA Campbell dead at 59 (The Clarion-Ledger)
Vicksburg attorney Frank Campbell, who served 11 years as district attorney, died Friday at his home from an apparent heart attack. He was 59.
Hashim wants to cooperate, says lawyer (The Jakarta Post)
Hashim Djojohadikusumo's lawyer said Saturday that the businessman had pledged his cooperation to the ongoing police investigation into the theft of artifacts from the Radya Pustaka Museum in Surakarta, Central Java.
Consumer shopping tips from Iowa's attorney general (The Globe Gazette)
Consumer Tips for Holiday Shoppers, from the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.
Camden attorney Sanford charged with improperly overseeing non-profit auto museum — Attorney General seeks over ... (Camden Herald)
CAMDEN — A local attorney is being sued by the State of Maine for over half a million dollars, money it claims his law firm improperly received for expenses associated with a non-profit auto museum of which he is president.
Camden lawyer's attorney defends him against charges filed by Maine Attorney General (Camden Herald)
AUGUSTA — Following is a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 20, by attorney Mal Lyons, on behalf of Jack Sanford of Camden who is facing allegations by the state of improperly operating a non-profit corporation. The original story detailing these allegations can also be read on the Herald's home page.
Lawyer, surfer set to be Australia foreign minister (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A third-generation Labor Party politician and lawyer who likes to surf off Sydney's beaches is likely to become Australia's new foreign minister after Labor won power in weekend national elections.
Attorney: Letter described sighting of missing woman (Northwest Herald)
CHICAGO (AP) - Former police sergeant Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, his attorney Joel Brodsky said.
Lawyer accused of using scare tactics to get 9/11 victims to settle (New York Daily News)
Lawyers negotiating on behalf of thousands of 9/11 workers are being accused of using scare tactics - similar to those allegedly employed in another high-profile case - to get the ailing workers to settle quickly.
Lawyer blasts government witch hunt for Barry Bonds' trainer, Greg Anderson (New York Daily News)
Before Barry Bonds whiffed on a legal fastball on Nov. 15, Greg Anderson's attorneys were prepared for one last-ditch effort to spring him from prison. They were asking the court to view the incarceration as punitive.
Well-connected lawyer challenges new ethics law (Herald News)
Dennis J. Oury is the lawyer of choice for Bergen County's governing Democratic Party, the preferred legal mind for the county's bonding authority, and the man several towns turn to for zoning, planning and general advice.
Alamo lawyer testifies to his life (Tri-Valley Herald)
ALAMO — At the beginning of his book, trial lawyer J.
Lawyer's book offers a lot more than just courtroom drama (Contra Costa Times)
By Lea Blevins STAFF WRITER At the beginning of his book, trial lawyer J. Gary Gwilliam swears to tell "the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
A big stink: Councilman alleges county's lawyer violated Sunshine law (South County Journal)
A St. Louis County Councilman filed suit Nov. 16 alleging the county's lawyer violated state open meetings laws when she settled a lawsuit without notifying the county council.
Meriden attorney goes paperless (Boston Globe)
Michael Day's law office is rare in the world of attorneys -- it is completely free of the stacks and stacks of paper typical of the profession.
Foxwoods casino dealers to join union (AP via Yahoo! News)
Dealers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino have voted to unionize, a move Connecticut's attorney general says could have a "seismic" impact at Indian casinos across the nation.
Suspect in Italian murder saw killer, lawyer says (Sports Illustrated)
The latest suspect in the case of murdered British student Meredith Kercher was in the victim's apartment when she was killed and tried to confront the assailant after the attack, his lawyer told CNN Sunday.
Lawyer, surfer may be Aust foreign minister (TVNZ)
A third-generation Labor Party politician and lawyer who likes to surf off Sydney's beaches is likely to become Australia's new foreign minister after Labor won power in weekend national elections.
CNN - Suspect In Italian Murder Saw Killer, Lawyer Says (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
The Latest Suspect In The Case Of Murdered British Student Meredith Kercher Was In The Victim's Italian Villa When She Was Killed, His Lawyer Said Today. After The Attack, Rudy Hermann Guede, Above, Tried To Confront The Assailant, The Lawyer Said.  
Attorney-General set to scupper plans to make gay hate a crime (Times Online)
Government plans to criminalise the stirring up of hatred against gays and lesbians are in disarray because of a Cabinet split over the need for such a law.
Musharraf to take oath on November 29: Attorney General (Business Recorder)
ISLAMABAD (November 26 2007): General Pervez Musharraf will take oath as civilian president on November 29, the country's Attorney General said on Sunday. The oath taking ceremony will be held at Presidency in Islamabad, Malik Qayyum told private "Aaj" TV channel.
Commonwealth's attorney faces packed agenda (The Ledger Independent)
While the public defender's office as inundated and overworked, the office of commonwealth's attorney is equally flooded with work. Commonwealth's Attorney Kathryn Hendrickson explained Monday how her office deals with jam-packed court dockets and a seemingly never ending list of criminal cases.
Lawyer cautions High Court of chief's power (Fijilive.com)
Lawyer of Naitasiri high chief Ratu Inoke Takiveikata has cautioned the High Court that his client was "an influential figure in Fiji and should be out on bail for the good of the country".
Suspect in Italian murder saw killer, lawyer says (CNN.com)
The latest suspect in the case of murdered British student Meredith Kercher was in the victim's apartment when she was killed and tried to confront the assailant after the attack, his lawyer told CNN Sunday.
First Rights: Challenges for the new attorney general (The Sentinel)
Nearly all the media, and definitely most of the Senate Judiciary Committee, overlooked that waterboarding was not the essential issue in the confirmation of Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
Lawyer, surfer may be Aust foreign minister (TVNZ)
A third-generation Labor Party politician and lawyer who likes to surf off Sydney's beaches is likely to become Australia's new foreign minister after Labor won power in weekend national elections.
Problem? Best idea might be to use lawyer and accountant (BizJournals)
When faced with a complicated fiscal situation, how do you determine whether to contact your accountant or your lawyer?
Attorney general's attention to scalpers spikes as law expires (Southeast Missourian)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After taking scant action over the past 14 years, Attorney General Jay Nixon has suddenly become an aggressive enforcer of Missouri's ticket-scalping laws -- just as they are...
Camden attorney Sanford charged with improperly overseeing non-profit auto museum — Attorney General seeks over ... (Camden Herald)
CAMDEN — A local attorney is being sued by the State of Maine for over half a million dollars, money it claims his law firm improperly received for expenses associated with a non-profit auto museum of which he is president.
Camden lawyer's attorney defends him against charges filed by Maine Attorney General (Camden Herald)
AUGUSTA — Following is a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 20, by attorney Mal Lyons, on behalf of Jack Sanford of Camden who is facing allegations by the state of improperly operating a non-profit corporation. The original story detailing these allegations can also be read on the Herald's home page.
Lawyer to speak today at mental illness meeting (The Argus Leader)
Lawyer Robert Kean will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. today at a meeting of the National Alliance on Mental Illness at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, 4400 W. 69th St. NAMI is an education and support organization for individuals with a mental illness and their families. Kean also is executive director of South Dakota Advocacy Services. A support group follows the speaker.
Uganda: Kikonyogo Warns Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
THE Deputy Chief Justice, Laetitia Kikonyogo, and Justice Amos Twinomujuni have ordered a senior Kampala lawyer, Joseph Byamugisha, to stop intimidating them.
Lawyer: Fabolous not at Duvet Club when pal stabbed to death (New York Daily News)
A lawyer for rapper Fabolous insisted Sunday that his client was not at Duvet, a troubled club where his longtime friend was stabbed to death early Friday.
Sharif could be barred from polls: Pak Attorney General (NDTV)
Should India support Pakistan's suspension from the Commonwealth? Pakistan Attorney General Malik Qayyum has said that Sharif could be barred from standing in the polls. ''As the election law stands today, it is highly doubtful that Nawaz Sharif can contest elections,'' he told Dawn News channel.
Attorney: Letter described sighting of missing woman (Northwest Herald)
CHICAGO (AP) - Former police sergeant Drew Peterson received an unsigned letter describing a supermarket sighting of his missing wife, Stacy Peterson, and has turned it over to investigators, his attorney Joel Brodsky said.
The Attorney-Turned-Entrepreneur Advantage (TheStreet.com)
Have you heard the one about the lawyer becoming an entrepreneur? It's no joke.
Attorney general proposes higher fee for state background checks (Lancaster Eagle-Gazette)
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann wants a nearly 50 percent increase in the fee employers pay to have state background checks done on job candidates.
ATTORNEY GENERAL APPROVES SALE OF BEEGHLY MEDICAL PARK (WKBN 27 Youngstown)
At a Monday morning press conference, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann announced his approval of the sale of Beeghly Medical Park to Akron Children's Hospital.
Cafe wrangle is bizarre, says lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
The fuss relative to the size of former All Black Marc Ellis' proposed Piha cafe is all out of perspective, his lawyer told a hearing yesterday.
Florida State Attorney Steve Meadows Allegedly Commits Child Sex Crimes (Broadcast Newsroom)
RENO, Nev., Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Counsel for Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis has requested that the Florida Attorney General initiate a criminal investigation against Florida State Prosecutor Steve Meadows after Martin Bashir of ABC News Nightline broadcast footage of Meadows exhibiting and disseminating what Meadows himself has insisted is "child pornography."
Edwards touts record as trial lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Democrat John Edwards says his experience as a trial lawyer makes him the presidential contender best able to give voters hope — and to give the establishment grief.
Warren Jeffs' attorney wants Arizona trial to begin (KVOA Tucson)
Associated Press - November 26, 2007 12:24 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) - An attorney for polygamous-sect leader Warren Jeffs says he wants to get his client in Arizona as soon as possible to get the...
Edwards turns to lawyer record in presidential bid (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - November 26, 2007 12:45 PM ET BOW, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful John Edwards turned to his biography today and said his experience as a trial lawyer prepared him to give...
Russian banking regulator murder suspect under pressure - lawyer (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, November 26 (RIA Novosti) - The main suspect in the murder of a top Russian banking regulator is being put under pressure in prison, his lawyer said Monday.
Jeffs' Attorney Hopes Trial Not in Kingman (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
An attorney for polygamous leader Warren Jeffs said Monday that he wants to get his client to Arizona as soon as possible to get the fair trial he didn't get in Utah.