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New city attorney faces DWI charge (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)
ROANOKE RAPIDS - Newly-appointed city attorney Gilbert Chichester has a date in court to defend himself against charges that he was driving while impaired.
Miami attorney helps lead Clinton's campaign in Florida (Miami Herald)
Sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom as a big political supporter during the Clinton Administration may have evoked controversy, but Miami attorney Ira H. Leesfield wouldn't trade such memories for the world.
Bulgaria Court Suspends Mysterious Lawyer Murder Case (Novinite.com)
Bulgaria's court suspended the trial over the murder of lawyer Nadezhda Georgieva, regarded as one of the most mysterious cases during the past 10 years.
Nigeria: Obasanjo Risks Jail Term Over Sex Scandal, Says Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
An Abuja-based lawyer and lead counsel to Chief Edwin Clark, Kayode Ajulo, has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo risks jail term if allegations of sex scandal against him by his son, Gbenga Obasanjo are established.
Democrats bring experience to Vermilion state's attorney race (The Champaign News-Gazette)
DANVILLE – When Vermilion County State's Attorney Frank Young announced in August that he wouldn't seek a third term, four longtime area lawyers stepped up to make a bid for the job. The three Democratic candidates – Dan Brown and Bill Donahue of Danville and Derek Girton of Oakwood – will square off in the March 5 primary.
Attorney announces bid for state seat (The Daily American)
A Somerset attorney is the latest candidate to join the 69th Legislative District race. Carl Metzgar, of Berlin, said Thursday that he will run for the Republican nomination to replace Bob Bastian in the state House of Representatives. Bastian is retiring after holding office for nine years.
Tacoma bankruptcy attorney Noel Shillito gets lives back on track (Tacoma News Tribune)
Business attorney Noel Shillito works from the second floor of a North End Tacoma office, his large wood desk occupied by a phone, a pen and a yellow legal pad.
Attorney: Beatty to Resign as Chief of Staff (FOX 2 News Detroit)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's Chief of Staff is prepared to resign on Monday, according to her attorney. FOX 2 confirmed with attorney Elliot Hall that Beatty will distribute a letter of resignation when it is completed. FOX 2 talked with the mayor's spokesman and he said the mayor's office has not received any letter of resignation, nor any verbal indication.
Attorney: Beatty to Resign as Chief of Staff (FOX 2 News Detroit)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's Chief of Staff is prepared to resign on Monday, according to her attorney. FOX 2 confirmed with attorney Elliot Hall that Christine Beatty will distribute a letter of resignation when it is completed. FOX 2 talked with the mayor's spokesman and he said the mayor's office has not received any letter of resignation, nor any verbal indication.
Attorney: Beatty to Resign as Chief of Staff (FOX 2 News Detroit)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's Chief of Staff is prepared to resign on Monday, according to her attorney.
Lawyer: Wright being rushed to trial (The Charlotte Observer)
RALEIGH The lawyer for indicted Rep. Thomas Wright on Monday said prosecutors are rushing the case for the sake of politics, driving them toward the same mistakes of the infamous Duke University lacrosse team case. "It appears we're picking a court date based on politics," lawyer Douglas Harris, of Greensboro, said in Wake County District Court. "The last time somebody handled a case based on ...
US Attorney: Illegal immigrants provide "modern-day slave labor" (FOX 16 Little Rock)
U.S. Attorney Bob Balfe says federal immigration agents and local police in northwest Arkansas have only gone after employers who flout the law and exploit illegal immigrant workers.
NEW: Mayor, Lawyer Meet at Manoogian (WXYZ-TV Detroit)
There's been no public reaction from Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick to the resignation of Christine Beatty. In seclusion since the sex-text scandal broke, Kilpatrick huddled today with a top lawyer. INSIDE:...
Wright's lawyer says case being rushed (The News & Observer)
The lawyer for indicted state Rep. Thomas Wright said today that prosecutors are rushing the case for political reasons, but a Superior Court judge wasn't buying it.
Fort Pierce attorney to pay $21K in restitution to clients he took money from but did no work (Fort Pierce Tribune)
Fort Pierce attorney to pay $21K in restitution to clients he took money from but did no work
'Heavy Hitter' lawyer could face disbarment, jail for no-show (KVBC Las Vegas)
Personal injury lawyer Glen Lerner has opened himself to disbarment or even jail time after missing the first day of his client's murder trial last week.
Napolitano Aide Eyes County Attorney Run (CBS 5 Phoenix)
PHOENIX -- Gov. Janet Napolitano's top staff attorney is leaving the governor's office for an expected run for public office.
FRENCH TRADER CHARGED IN SOCIETE GENERALE SCANDAL: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
PARIS, Jan 28, 2008 (AFP) - French trader Jerome Kerviel was charged Monday over the loss of seven billion dollars (4.9 billion euros) at Societe Generale bank, his lawyer said.
Gary Glitter - Glitter Lawyer Denies Hong Kong Move (ContactMusic)
Disgraced rocker GARY GLITTER's lawyer has vehemently denied rumours the convicted paedophile will flee to Hong Kong when he's released from a Vietnamese prison later this ...
Brainerd Attorney Questions "Lawyer" Designation For Berz (The Chattanoogan)
Brainerd attorney Robin Flores is questioning whether City Council District 6 candidate Carol Berz can legitimately call herself an attorney.
French rogue trader charged in Societe Generale scandal: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel was charged Monday over the biggest fraud case in investment banking history, his lawyer said as the French bank was hit by insider trading allegations and a plunging share price.
Retired lawyer sentenced in kickback scheme (CNN Money)
Lawyer received $2.6 million in kickbacks to help Milberg Weiss firm in its pursuit of lawsuits.
Report: Mortgage analysis company providing information in N.Y. attorney general probe (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A company that analyzed the quality of subprime mortgages for investment banks has agreed to provide the New York attorney general with information for an investigation, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Governor's attorney steps down, eyes county attorney's post (BizJournals)
The governor's attorney is leaving that post with an eye on the race for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
Testimony from attorney general doesn't say whether waterboarding is torture (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey successfully sidestepped the biggest question of his confirmation hearing last fall: whether he considers waterboarding a form of torture.
Al-Jazeera TV journalist arrested in Cairo, her lawyer says (San Diego Union-Tribune)
An Al-Jazeera journalist already appealing one jail sentence was arrested again Monday while filming a documentary, allegedly without a proper license, her lawyer and police said.
Attorney general to skip 'waterboarding' in testimony (CNN.com)
In prepared remarks he plans to give to Congress Wednesday, Attorney General Michael Mukasey avoids addressing a topic that was the central subject of his confirmation hearing -- whether he considers "waterboarding" a form of torture.
Longwell vows to be tough on criminals if elected Cumberland State's Attorney (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
TOLEDO — John Longwell vows to be tougher on criminals if elected state’s attorney in Cumberland County.
Schaefer defends record as he seeks re-election as Cumberland State's Attorney (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
TOLEDO — Barry Schaefer said his record as state’s attorney in Cumberland County merits his re-election to the office in the Feb. 5 primary election.
Reiser's Lawyer Files For Mistrial (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
Upset that a judge scolded him in front of jurors, the defense lawyer for Oakland computer engineer Hans Reiser fired back Monday by filing a motion for a mistrial on the grounds that the judge's remarks were "inaccurate, intemperate and unfair."
LA attorney and wife sentenced in forced labor of Filipino maid (The Fresno Bee)
A former Hollywood studio attorney and his wife were sentenced Monday for abusive treatment of their Filipino maid in a case federal prosecutors said "amounts to modern-day slavery."
Reiser's lawyer files motion for a mistrial (KGO-TV Bay Area)
The defense lawyer for Oakland computer engineer Hans Reiser filined a motion for a mistrial.
Hollywood lawyer and wife sentenced for abusing maid (The West Australian)
A former Hollywood studio lawyer and his wife have been sentenced for abusive treatment of their Filipino maid in a case US prosecutors said “amounts to modern-day slavery”.
Reiser's lawyer files motion for a mistrial (San Jose Mercury News)
Upset that a judge scolded him in front of jurors, the defense lawyer for Oakland computer engineer Hans Reiser fired back today by filing a motion for a mistrial on the grounds that the judge's remarks were "inaccurate, intemperate and unfair.
LA attorney and wife sentenced in forced labor of Filipino maid (KESQ Palm Springs)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Hollywood studio attorney and his wife have been sentenced for abusive treatment of their Filipino maid in a case federal prosecutors say "amounts to modern-day slavery."
Attorney in Fort Pierce gets house arrest for grand theft (Fort Pierce Tribune)
Attorney in Fort Pierce gets house arrest for grand theft
Entertainment Lawyer Sentenced in Milberg Case (The New York Sun)
An aging and ailing entertainment lawyer was sentenced to six months of home detention yesterday for his role in what prosecutors contend was a kickback scheme operated by one of the nation's most prolific class action law firms, Milberg Weiss. Judge John Walter imposed the sentence on Seymour Lazar, 80, of Palm Springs, Calif., who pled guilty to taking secret payments from Milberg Weiss for ...
Attorney General's Role Is Debated (Washington Post)
D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh and Peter Nickles, the mayor's former general counsel, clashed repeatedly yesterday over whether Nickles had compromised the independence of the office of the attorney general by intervening in the office's legal affairs.
Prosecutors urge 2 years for lawyer who paid clients to sue (Houston Chronicle)
Bill Lerach, the securities lawyer who helped recover $7.2 billion for Enron Corp. investors, should serve two years in prison for secretly paying clients of his former firm, Milberg Weiss, to file shareholder lawsuits, prosecutors say.
Richmond lawyer cracks New York case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Joseph Romito contacted authorities about a John C. Calhoun letter for sale on eBay. Joseph Romito is a Richmond lawyer by day and, as it turns out, a history sleuth by night.
Former studio attorney, wife sentenced (Los Angeles Times)
The couple held their live-in housemaid in forced labor in their Culver City home. A former Hollywood studio attorney was sentenced Monday to 200 hours of community service and his wife to three years in prison for holding their live-in housemaid in forced labor in the couple's Culver City home.
Nothing 'ominous' about subpoena, U. lawyer says (Brown Daily Herald)
The subpoena Brown has received from New York's attorney general in connection with his investigation of college study abroad programs is "not unusual" and is not a cause for concern, the University's top lawyer told The Herald on Monday.
Landlords' lawyer rails against bylaw (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - A lawyer for a group of Milford landlords asked a judge in Worcester Superior Court yesterday to block Milford town officials and a company contracted by the town from enforcing an occupancy bylaw.
McCollum: Attorney's redemption carries 'Eli Stone' (San Jose Mercury News)
When we first meet Eli Stone, he's a shark - an ambitious, up-and-coming corporate attorney whose San Francisco firm specializes in defending clients who bamboozle and abuse the American public.
Zimbabwe attorney-general faces tribunal probe (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A state tribunal has begun investigating Zimbabwe's attorney-general for misconduct after he met a former banker who was on the police wanted list, a state daily reported on Tuesday.
Fla. attorney general probing Systemax subsidiary (Newsday)
Shares of Systemax Inc., a Port Washington-based computer products reseller, were down sharply yesterday after an article in Barron's over the weekend said one of its subsidiaries is under investigation by the Florida attorney general's office over allegations it kept or delayed customer rebates.
Attorney, wife sentenced in forced labor of maid (Contra Costa Times)
LOS ANGELES -- A former Hollywood studio attorney and his wife were sentenced Monday for abusive treatment of their Filipino maid in a case federal prosecutors said "amounts to modern-day slavery.
Zimbabwe: Attorney General's Office Restructures (AllAfrica.com)
The Attorney General's Office has revoked a system where inexperienced prosecutors had been thrust to deal with cases from magistrates courts up to the Supreme Court.
Attorney General's Role Is Debated (Washington Post)
D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh and Peter Nickles, the mayor's former general counsel, clashed repeatedly yesterday over whether Nickles had compromised the independence of the office of the attorney general by intervening in the office's legal affairs.
Moral flip-flop: A lawyer finds himself at the crossroads in ABC's 'Eli Stone' (The Toledo Blade)
Eli Stone is your typical fictional TV lawyer - well, one of the two types of...