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Pope's attorney says player is cleared; Hawkins to play vs Louisville (Las Cruces Sun-News)
Herb Pope's attorney Stephen Hubert of Las Cruces said that the player has been cleared to play basketball for the Aggies.
Lawyer says troopers didn't rape (The Record)
A lawyer representing one of the troopers suspended after a 25-year-old woman alleged she was sexually assaulted last week by members of the state police said any contact with the woman was consensual.
French TV crew may face Niger death penalty: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Authorities in Niger have charged two French journalists with colluding with armed groups in the country's uranium-rich north, which could carry the death penalty if they are convicted, their lawyer said on Saturday.
Former sheriff's attorney: Client not responsible for audit cost (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The attorney for a former sheriff convicted of stealing $120,000 in seized cash says his client shouldn't have to pay for the state audit that investigated the theft.
Former sheriff's attorney: Client not responsible for audit cost (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - December 22, 2007 6:04 PM ET DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The attorney for a former sheriff convicted of stealing $120,000 in seized cash says his client shouldn't have to pay for...
Two file to run for county attorney (The Daily Sentinel)
After County Attorney Jeff Davis announced Wednesday that he would not seek re-election and had instead decided go into private practice, two local attorneys have announced they will both seek their party's nomination to be placed on the March primary election ballot.
City lawyer Casey set to lead State Bar (The Charleston Gazette)
Sitting in her office in the BB&T building on a chilly December morning recently, Charleston lawyer Anita Casey took a moment to think about leaving the firm where she has worked for 25 years.
Lawyer: Idaho's Over-Serve Statute 'Vague' (KIVI Boise)
A local lawyer says he'll fight Idaho's over-serve statute, which prohibits bartenders from serving alcohol to someone they suspect might be drunk.  He says the statute is "unconstitutionally vague."
Attorney: Taylor slay suspect seeks plea deal (Philadelphia Daily News)
The attorney for one of the four suspects charged with killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor said yesterday he is talking with prosecutors about a plea agreement that could include testifying against the others.
Sex offender's lawyer slams Tory (CNews)
The lawyer for a St. Thomas man who sexually abused his daughter online says Conservative leader John Tory's criticism of the four-year sentence represents "rambling rhetoric from a defeated politician."
Police officials, state’s attorney dispute request (Northwest Herald)
Cary Police officials on Friday denied seeking reckless-homicide charges against a man who accidentally ran over and killed his wife, and they criticized State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi for saying that the department did.
Bel Air attorney to fill delegate seat (Baltimore Sun)
H. Wayne Norman to replace Glassman Republican leaders in Harford County picked a Bel Air attorney yesterday to fill a soon-to-be vacated seat in the House of Delegates.
Attorney general looking at ACT (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is looking into the compensation practices of Iowa City-based ACT, Inc., a nonprofit educational testing company, an official said Friday.
Orlando attorney John Lowndes allows Minneola more time to decide on property (Orlando Sentinel)
Orlando attorney John Lowndes could allow the city a year or more to buy 60 acres where public utility lines were improperly buried between a new sewage-treatment plant and two new public schools.
French TV crew may face death penalty: lawyer (Independent Online)
Authorities in Niger have charged two French journalists with colluding with armed groups in the country's uranium-rich north, their lawyer has said.
City attorney: No substance to Furstenau's allegations (The Naperville Sun)
Attorney Jim Sotos, who is representing the police officers named in the lawsuit, says: "There is a long and well-documented history of Richard Furstenau verbally abusing staff and Naperville employees ... that long predates the lawsuit and the incident with the officer in January 2006."
N.H. judge's lawyer says resignation not appropriate (Portsmouth Herald)
CONCORD (AP) — A New Hampshire judge facing disciplinary action for helping to shield her lawyer-husband's assets from creditors as he was being disbarred will wait for the state Supreme Court to hear the case, not resign.
Lawyer: Resignation not appropriate (The Nashua Telegraph)
CONCORD (AP) -- A New Hampshire judge facing disciplinary action for helping to shield her lawyer-husband's assets from creditors as he was being disbarred will wait for the state Supreme Court to hear the case, not resign. ...
Attorney General Mike Cox's goals (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
Attorney General Mike Cox's goals for 2007, and whether he achieved them: _ Pushed the state to add 170 prescription drugs to a Web site that lets consumers search prices by ZIP...
Haneef may return to work in Australia: lawyer (Outlook India)
Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was wrongly accused of links to the failed UK terror plot, may try to re-register in Australia and apply for a job at Queensland's Gold Coast Hospital, his lawyer has said.
Haneef may return to work in Australia: lawyer (Press Trust of India)
Melbourne, Dec 23 (PTI) Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was wrongly accused of links to the failed UK terror plot, may try to re-register in Australia and apply for a job at Queensland's Gold Coast Hospital, his lawyer has said.
Bel Air Attorney Picked For House Of Delegates (CBS 13 Baltimore)
Harford County Republicans have selected a Bel Air attorney to fill a seat in the House of Delegates.
Diesel n’anga engages new lawyer to seek bail (The Herald)
Diesel n’anga Rotina Mavhunga alias Nomatter Tagarira has launched a fresh bid to secure freedom by engaging a new lawyer to apply for bail citing a change in circumstances.
Harford Republicans pick Bel Air attorney to fill House seat (The Daily Record)
BEL AIR - Harford County Republicans have selected a Bel Air attorney to fill a seat in the House of Delegates. County Republican Central Committee Chairman Michael Geppi says H. Wayne Norman was picked from a field of eight applicants on Saturday.
Ex-lawyer held over land scams (The New Straits Times)
JOHOR BARU: A former lawyer who evaded police for seven years was arrested on Saturday night.
Ex-lawyer held over land scams (The New Straits Times)
JOHOR BARU: A former lawyer who evaded police for seven years was arrested on Saturday night. The 41-year-old was arrested at a kenduri in his parent's home in Kluang.
De Queen lawyer says suspicion of strangers behind some problems (Pine Bluff Commercial)
DE QUEEN, Ark. - The influx of Hispanics to Sevier County in recent years has resulted in a psychological response among longtime Anglo residents that can be involved in problems experienced by the immigrants, a lawyer says.
Moti sacked as Solomons attorney-general (Daily Telegraph)
LAWYER Julian Moti has been sacked as Solomon Islands attorney-general and could be deported as early as tomorrow to face child sex charges in Australia.
Moti sacked as Solomons attorney-general (Adelaide Now)
LAWYER Julian Moti has been sacked as Solomon Islands attorney-general and could be deported as early as tomorrow to face child sex charges in Australia.
Moti sacked as Solomons Attorney-General (The West Australian)
Lawyer Julian Moti has been sacked as Solomon Islands attorney-general and could be deported as early as Tuesday to face child sex charges in Australia.
Lawyer referral service handles record volume (BizJournals)
Jay Harbison has a hard time keeping up with the hundreds of phone calls that come in monthly at the Lawyer Referral and Information Service and it's only getting worse.
Steve Schaefer announces for County Attorney (Bandera Bulletin)
My name is Steve Schaefer. I am running for County Attorney. I am a local Bandera Attorney, with my office on Main Street. I was born and raised in Texas. I am 52 years old. I live in Vanderpool, Texas. I have two daughters: Blanche, who is 13 years old, and Cecelia, who is 10 years old.
Solomons Attorney General Sacked, Deportation Under Way -AFP (Nasdaq)
HONIARA, Solomon Islands (AFP)--The Solomon Islands government has sacked controversial attorney general Julian Moti and taken steps to deport him to Australia where he is wanted on child sex charges, officials said Monday.
SC allows lawyer with dual citizenship to practice in RP (Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has allowed a lawyer who became a citizen of another country to practice his profession in the Philippines upon compliance with certain conditions.
De Queen lawyer says suspicion of strangers behind some problems (Pine Bluff Commercial)
DE QUEEN, Ark. - The influx of Hispanics to Sevier County in recent years has resulted in a psychological response among some longtime Anglo residents that can be involved in problems experienced by the immigrants, a lawyer says.
Attorney General sues mortgage companies (The Naperville Sun)
Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed three lawsuits Friday against mortgage rescue companies for allegedly violating the Illinois Mortgage Rescue Fraud Act, which she initiated in 2006, and the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
Michigan AG focuses on health care, foreclosures :Attorney general reaches some of his goals for the year. (South Bend Tribune)
LANSING -- Attorney General Mike Cox began the year wanting to focus heavily on senior citizens' concerns, including one of their biggest worries: health care.
Tulsa attorney dies in crash (KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls)
Associated Press - December 24, 2007 7:55 AM ET TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa attorney is dead and his law partner arrested for manslaughter following a one-car crash on a city street.
Lawyer Moti faces deportation (Herald Sun)
LAWYER Julian Moti has been sacked as attorney-general of the Solomon Islands and could be deported as early as today to face child sex charges in Australia.
Lawyer Moti faces deportation (Herald Sun)
LAWYER Julian Moti has been sacked as attorney-general of the Solomon Islands and could be deported as early as today to face child sex charges in Australia.
Zimbabwe: Diesel N'anga Engages New Lawyer to Seek Bail (AllAfrica.com)
Diesel n'anga Rotina Mavhunga alias Nomatter Tagarira has launched a fresh bid to secure freedom by engaging a new lawyer to apply for bail citing a change in circumstances.
Police officials, state’s attorney dispute request (Northwest Herald)
Cary Police officials on Friday denied seeking reckless-homicide charges against a man who accidentally ran over and killed his wife, and they criticized State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi for saying that the department did.
Fort Lauderdale attorney to be 2009 Bar president (Jacksonville Daily Record)
Ft. Lauderdale attorney Jesse H. Diner has become President-elect designate of The Florida Bar after being elected without opposition.
Summons is bad timing, says Shelly England's lawyer (Corner Brook The Western Star)
Even the Grinch who stole Christmas had a heart, says lawyer Bob Buckingham, but he isn't sure he can say the same about the people who called one of his clients on Friday.
Grand jury charges lawyer with $150k theft (The Daily News Transcript)
Philip Giordano, 49, of Westwood was indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury Thursday for larceny of $150,000 and making false entries in his law firm's books, charges his lawyer said belong in civil court.
Tory wants Attorney General to appeal sentence of St. Thomas man "This is an awful case of abuse. This sentence does ... (St. Thomas Times-Journal)
By Times-Journal Staff TORONTO -- Progressive Conservative Party Leader John Tory has called on Attorney General Chris Bentley to appeal the four-year sentence handed a St. Thomas father who abused his child live on the Internet.
Attorney: Whitegull set to accept deal (Jackson County Chronicle)
Jackson County Chronicle Ian Whitegull may be accepting a plea deal from Jackson County District Attorney Gerald Fox at his next court appearance Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.
#6 News Story of the Year: Local attorney arrested on sodomy charge (Kirksville Daily Express)
KIRKSVILLE - A local attorney was arrested Aug. 25 on two charges of statutory sodomy involving a 15-year old boy. Thomas Oswald, 82, of Kirksville was arrested after police executed a search warrant at his home on Crown Drive.
Senate Confirms Nathan Hochman as Assistant Attorney General (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Beverly Hills attorney Nathan Hochman as assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
Merced County hires attorney to audit elections (The Daily Comet)
MERCED, Calif. Merced County is bringing in an outside expert to investigate how it conducts elections. Following a string of foul-ups at the county elections office, the Board of Supervisors last week approved spending up to $75,000 to hire an attorney to audit its elections practices.