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Wecht's attorney spars again with federal judge (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The lead attorney for Dr. Cyril H. Wecht sparred with a federal judge Tuesday during the final hearing before jurors are seated in the public corruption case against the former Allegheny County coroner.
Zimbabwe opposition leader detained, lawyer says (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai say police took him away in the middle of the night for questioning about a demonstration planned for later today.
B.C. city attorney gets nod for Kalamazoo job (Battle Creek Enquirer)
KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo City Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday selected Battle Creek City Attorney Clyde Robinson to be Kalamazoo city attorney.
Solomons appoint acting Attorney General (AAP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The new Solomon Islands government has appointed local lawyer Gabriel Suri as the acting attorney-general.
Yorkville City Council votes to retain its own lawyer (The Beacon News)
YORKVILLE -- In addition to a mayor-appointed city attorney, Yorkville aldermen will soon have the opinions of another lawyer -- all to themselves.
Solomons appoint acting Attorney General (The West Australian)
The new Solomon Islands government has appointed local lawyer Gabriel Suri as the acting attorney-general. Acting Prime Minister Fred Fono said the appointment was valid for six months during which the government would advertise for the post.
Supervisors canvass county attorney election (Ottumwa Courier)
OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors canvassed last week’s county attorney election during Tuesday’s meeting, but they still had a question about the vote.
Corzine names new top lawyer (Courier-Post)
Gov. Jon S. Corzine has named a new top lawyer.
Attorney: 1969 Shooting Suspect Wants To Return (CBS 2 Chicago)
A former Black Panther Party member accused of shooting a police officer in 1969 and then fleeing to Canada wants to return to the United States to stand trial on the charged filed against him, according to his attorney.
Lawyer ignores football talk (The Scotsman)
AN Edinburgh-based property lawyer has set aside speculation on whether she will become Scottish football's first chairwoman to focus on her father's health.
PNP making reporter scapegoat for Faeldon escape—lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- The lawyer of Marine Captain Nicanor Faeldon on Wednesday accused the Philippine National Police (PNP) of making reporter Dana Batnag a scapegoat for security forces' failure to secure the Manila Peninsula hotel at the height of the November 29 standoff.
Lawyer says man killed pit bulls in self-defense (The Daily Comet)
BARNSTABLE, Mass. A jury on Cape Cod is deliberating the case of a man charged with animal cruelty in the fatal shootings of two pit bulls. A lawyer for Keith Kynock said the dogs were out of control, attacking Kynock, his mother and two other dogs.
Lawyer says man killed pit bulls in self-defense (Boston Herald)
BARNSTABLE - A jury on Cape Cod is deliberating the case of a man charged with animal cruelty in the fatal shootings of two pit bulls. A lawyer for Keith Kynock said the...
Morganelli expected to announce attorney general candidacy (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is expected to announce that he's seeking the Democratic nomination for state attorney general.
Florida attorney general sues foreclosure rescue firm (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney General Bill McCollum has sued a South Florida-based foreclosure rescue company, alleging the firm defrauded dozens of homeowners, and is seeking legislation to strength protections for those facing foreclosure.
Attorney General, Deaconess targeting domestic violence (Evansville Courier & Press)
Attorney General, Deaconess targeting domestic violence
Court canceled, chamber scrubbed after attorney's illness (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A court session in Hazard was first delayed by weather, than scrapped because of a reported illness. Perry County District Court was running an hour late because of icy roads Tuesday when Judge Leigh Ann Stephens closed the courtroom after learning an attorney had been quarantined with possible meningitis. County health department epidemiologist David Reese later said there was no evidence of ...
Lawyer Says Man Killed Dogs In Self-Defense (NBC 10 Providence)
BARNSTABLE, Mass. -- A jury on Cape Cod is deliberating the case of a man charged with animal cruelty in the fatal shootings of two pit bulls. A lawyer for Keith Kynock said the dogs were out of control, attacking Kynock, his mother and two other dogs.
Lawyer: Needle Swap Activists Being 'Persecuted' (KSAT San Antonio)
SAN ANTONIO -- Three community activists are being persecuted by the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, said a lawyer representing the trio.
Lawyer Still on the Run (Irish Voice)
IRISH lawyer Michael Lynn, who has been on the run from authorities in Ireland over €80 million owed to Irish banks and was stopped by U.S. immigration officers at Newark on Friday, January 11, but not arrested, has still not returned to Ireland.
Christian Brando in hospital with pneumonia, but lawyer says he’s expected to be OK (The Daily American)
LOS ANGELES — Christian Brando has been hospitalized with pneumonia, his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney General To Hold Foreclosure Forum (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
Michigan's Attorney General Mike Cox has organized another forum to assist homeowners who may be facing foreclosure.
Peterson, lawyer suggest: 'Win a Date with Drew' (Chicago Tribune)
Drew Peterson's lawyer doesn't just want to clear his client's name in the disappearance of Peterson's wife. He wants to help him find him a date.
Democrat opens race for state attorney general (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
HARRISBURG -- Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli kicked off his campaign for state attorney general today, and the key word in his speech was "tough."
African-American Attorney Group Calls for Rosenthal Resignation (FOX 26 Houston)
An organization composed of African-American attorneys from the Houston area is demanding the resignation of Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal amid the e-mail scandal that has plagued the last months of his administration.
DPM Welcomes Appointment Of Acting Attorney Gen (Scoop.co.nz)
Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Fred Fono (MP) today welcomed the appointment of local lawyer Gabriel Suri as the government’s Acting Attorney General.
Lawyer incurs wrath of Nevada judge for missing client's trial (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - January 23, 2008 3:34 PM ET LAS VEGAS (AP) - A lawyer who advertises heavily in southern Nevada is facing a judge's wrath after missing the first day of his client's murder...
Attorney is named to civil rights committee (BizJournals)
Donald Prophete, a Kansas City attorney, was appointed on Tuesday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to chair the organization's Kansas Advisory Committee.
Parker Is Appointed Bartow City Attorney (Polk County Democrat)
Filling a vacancy that had existed for more than seven months, Bartow city commissioners decided Tuesday afternoon to appoint Sean Parker to be Bartow's city attorney.
Lawyer incurs wrath of Nevada judge for missing client's trial (KESQ Palm Springs)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A lawyer who advertises heavily in southern Nevada is facing a judge's wrath after missing the first day of his client's murder trial.
Attorney For Death Row Inmate Challenges Penalty (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ An attorney for an Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of permitting abuse that led to a child's death says the punishment is disproportionate to the crime. Attorneys for Donald Gilson made the argument before a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday in Oklahoma City.
Cascadia Capital hires Stoel Rives attorney (BizJournals)
Cascadia Capital, which funds sustainable industry companies, has lured a Stoel Rives LLP attorney to head its firm.
Attorney says his client 'was not the one' who did the killing in High Desert bunker slaying (The Press-Enterprise)
David Brian Smith ran track in high school, was set to enlist in the Marines, and -- most importantly, his attorney said -- had no idea a night at an abandoned High Desert military bunker would end in the execution of two teens.
Lawyer urges state to charge security chiefs or let them go (The Daily Star Lebannon)
Lawyer Akram Azouri said on Wednesday that the detention of four security chiefs after the February 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was "arbitrary," and called on the Lebanese authorities to take steps to resolve the issue. "Media reports covering the detention of generals Jamil Sayyed, Ali Hajj, Raymond Azar and Mustafa Hamdan.
Attorney to seek $275M in wrongful death suit in student death (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS - An attorney for the family of a Ball State University student fatally shot by a campus policeman told a jury that he plans to seek $275 million in damages in the wrongful death lawsuit against the officer.
Local Lawyer Allegedly Leaves Murder Client to Fend For Himself (KLAS Las Vegas)
A southern Nevada lawyer is in hot water after missing the first day of his client's murder trial. Clark County District Judge Michelle Leavitt blamed attorney Glen Lerner for wasting the time of 50 potential jurors in the trial of 41-year-old Mario Lino.
White House Renews Battle Over Lawyer Who Signed Interrogation Memos (New York Times)
The White House renominated the Justice Department lawyer who wrote a series of classified legal opinions in 2005 authorizing harsh C.I.A. interrogation techniques.
'Taxi rape' victims were prostitutes: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for a taxi driver linked to three alleged rapes by DNA technology has told a Sydney court two of the alleged victims were prostitutes.
Attorney of accused bunker suspect says client 'wasn't aware that anyone was going to be hurt' (The Press-Enterprise)
David Brian Smith ran track in high school, was set to enlist in the Marines, and -- most importantly, his attorney said -- had no idea a night at an abandoned High Desert military bunker would end in the execution-style killings of two teens.
Bush Renominates Author of Interrogation Memos as Assistant Attorney General (Law.com)
President Bush renominated Steven G. Bradbury as assistant attorney general Wednesday, refusing to yield to Democrats who oppose a permanent job for the official who signed legal memos authorizing harsh interrogations for suspected terrorists. Senate Democrats complain that two secret memos from Bradbury in 2005 authorized the CIA to use head slaps, freezing temperatures and waterboarding -- a ...
Democrat launches attorney general bid (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
HARRISBURG -- Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli kicked off his campaign for state attorney general yesterday, and the key word in his speech was "tough." ...
Attorney requests physical, mental evaluation for McDade (Times Leader)
An attorney for former U.S. Rep. Joseph McDade has asked a Florida court to appoint two physicians to evaluate whether the ex-legislator is physically and mentally able to stand trial on a charge of fondling himself in public.
Attorney files $1 billion lawsuit (The Herald-Sun)
With a blast of showmanship and a prayer for help to "a Lord who has never lost a case," flamboyant Florida attorney Willie Gary on Wednesday launched what he styled as a $1 billion lawsuit to protect a mental-health provider from alleged harm by the Durham Center and other defendants.
Attorney files for dismissal of charges in fatal crsash (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE — Days after successfully getting medical tests suppressed in the case against a Vermont truck driver accused of causing a fatal wreck last year while high on methamphetamine, attorney Brian Manchester filed Tuesday to toss out all criminal charges for lack of evidence.
Candidates for state's attorney hope endorsements can tip balance (Northwest Indiana Times)
BY ASHLEY SEARS and TERESA SEWELL Medill News Service | Thursday, January 24, 2008 | No comments posted. Despite racking up high-profile endorsements last weekend, Cook County state's attorney candidates still are wondering if voters care.
Rialto terminates contract with long-time city attorney (The Press-Enterprise)
The Rialto City Council has terminated its contract with longtime city attorney Robert Owen, paying him $500,000 in severance pay.
Lawyer who helped Masilotti fights going to prison immediately after sentencing (Sun-Sentinel)
The defense attorney representing William R. Boose, the lawyer accused of helping ex-County Commissioner Tony Masilotti conceal illegal profits in a land deal, is fighting the demand of federal prosecutors that he be taken to prison immediately after his sentencing Friday morning.
Gambia: Lawyer Mai Fatty Named Man of the Year By the Freedom Newspaper!! (AllAfrica.com)
" Lawyer Mai Fatty has been a true defender of human rights in The Gambia. Over the years, he had put his life on the line to defend the rights and liberties of oppressed Gambians. Lawyer Fatty devotes most part of his law career in helping humanity.
Exit likely for B.C. City Attorney Clyde Robinson (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Although no formal job offer has been made, all signs indicate City Attorney Clyde Robinson might soon leave Battle Creek City Hall.
Judges question city lawyer in ferry crash case (Newsday)
A federal appeals court panel showed little patience yesterday for a lawyer who said the city's liability should be limited in the deadly 2003 crash of the Staten Island Ferry.