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Lawyer advised Young's silence (Anchorage Daily News)
A heavy-hitting Washington, D.C., lawyer emerged Friday to publicly defend Alaska Congressman Don Young from criticism that he's not coming clean on his legal bills.
Lack of attorney pushes back hearing (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
A preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing a 7-month-old boy has been postponed for the second time because there is no defense attorney on the case.
Britney Spears will be allowed to visit her sons, her ex-husband's lawyer says (Southeast Missourian)
LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Federline has agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two sons, his lawyer said Friday. Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said in a statement the...
Attorney: Maybe Rocket was at Canseco's party (Fox Sports)
A statement Friday from his attorney indicates Roger Clemens may be backpedaling on his assertion that he did not attend a 1998 party at Jose Canseco's house.
Attorney for group requests City Council to deny Meijer development 02/24/08 (The News-Herald)
FLAT ROCK — An attorney for Citizens for Responsible Development asked the City Council on Tuesday to deny a rezoning request that would allow for a proposed Meijer store.
Attorney handling board complaints By KATIE JOHNSON/[email protected] (Austin Daily Herald)
News Call or email the Newsroom at (507) 434-2230. Three complaints pending against Austin School Board members will now be investigated by the same third party, a Twin-Cities-based attorney, who has until March 10 to make a determination.
Indictment to be dropped - Attorney General seeks to dismiss charge against two Kiamichi officials (Durant Daily Democrat)
WILBURTON (AP) - The Oklahoma Attorney General's office has asked a Latimer County judge to dismiss an indictment against two Kiamichi Technology Center officials.
State lawyer resigns after investigation by motorcycle group (KPAX Missoula)
Associated Press - February 23, 2008 1:24 PM ET HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The chief lawyer for the Montana Department of Administration has resigned, after a national motorcycle group said it...
Wicomico County State's Attorney Arrested for Drunken Driving (WTOP Radio Network)
Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis R. Ruark was charged with drunken driving Friday night after being pulled over for speeding and crossing the center line, police said.
Attorney General Warns Of E-mail Scams (KELO Sioux Falls)
Attorney General Larry Long says an e-mail scam involving "hired killers" is making the rounds.
Wicomico State’s Attorney Davis Ruark charged with DUI (The Daily Times)
OCEAN CITY -- Wicomico County State’s Attorney Davis Ruark was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop off Coastal Highway last night, resort police said.
Wicomico County State's Attorney Arrested (CBS 13 Baltimore)
Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis Ruark has been arrested for drunken driving.
Maryland attorney who prosecuted Michael Phelps DUI case accused of drunken driving (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SALISBURY, Md. - A state's attorney who once prosecuted Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps for drunken driving has been arrested for the same infraction.
Evans out as Pontoon Beach attorney? (Granite City Press-Record)
Long-time Pontoon Beach Village Attorney Eric Evans may be replaced at Tuesday's Village Board meeting by Edwardsville attorney Ron Motil.
Attorney Wonders If Authorities Provoking Peterson (NBC 5 Chicago)
Drew Peterson's attorney says prosecutors may be trying to bait his client by releasing a new ruling that the death of Peterson's third wife was a homicide.
Bain lawyer shocked by ESR comments (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The defence lawyer acting for David Bain says he is shocked by comments made by a forensic scientist over plans to retest exhibits from the murder trial and will refer them to the Solicitor-General.
STATE LAWYER RESIGNS (KECI Missoula)
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The chief lawyer for the Montana Department of Administration has resigned, after a national motorcycle group said it investigated suspicions that he inflated travel expenses while on its board.
Clemens' lawyer told Canseco photo exists (Sports Illustrated)
Roger Clemens' lawyer was told a photograph exists that shows the pitcher at a party hosted by Jose Canseco, an issue that was disputed in Congress this month.
Attorney General Jay Nixon Owes Thousands (KOLR/KSFX Ozarks)
Attorney General Jay Nixon owes Missouri taxpayers more than $8,000. That's the finding of a state audit after the Office of Administration asked Auditor Susan Montee to look into Nixon's political use of state vehicles.
'Spectacular' Mongolian Bowl Dance Impresses Lawyer (The Epoch Times)
LONDON-Harriet Brown, a lawyer from Notting Hill who works in central London, came to the Saturday evening performance of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular, currently playing at...
Clemens' lawyer contacted about party photo (CBS Sportsline)
Roger Clemens' lawyer was told a photograph exists that shows the pitcher at a party hosted by Jose Canseco, an issue that was disputed in Congress this month. 'It is impossible for us to comment on the photograph itself because we haven't seen it,' Rusty Hardin said.
NEXT STEPS: Make sure power of attorney is durable (The State)
QUESTION: I have been looking after my uncle, now 82, for the past five years. He has no other family. He had placed my name on all of his bank accounts, his home and his stocks. I took him to a lawyer last year to get a power of attorney so that if he became unable to take care of business, I would be able to handle matters. The lawyer filled in the blanks on a one-page form, which my uncle ...
Wegmans’ attorney expects decision soon on liquor license application (Centre Daily Times)
Wegmans is still hammering out the details of a restaurant liquor license transfer for the State College location on Colonnade Way, an attorney for the grocery store chain said this week.
Attorney: Lohan settles lawsuit with busboy stemming from 2005 car crash (Southeast Missourian)
LOS ANGELES -- A busboy looking to clean up has settled a lawsuit against Lindsay Lohan over a 2005 car crash. "It's been resolved," said Robert G. Klein, the attorney for busboy Raymundo Ortega, who...
Exclusive: Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade was poised to profit off JFK files (Dallas Morning News)
Henry Wade, the legendary Dallas County district attorney known for his no-nonsense style, apparently was not immune to the lure of a little movie magic.
Lawyer disputes annexation figure (The Indianapolis Star)
Fishers -- A lawyer representing Fishers says opponents of his town's attempt to annex Geist are wrong when they say Indiana is one of only six states that permits involuntary annexations.
Attorney Tuke hopes to unseat Alexander (The Tennessean)
Hoping to ride a wave of Obama-mentum and an electorate fed up with a failing economy, Nashville attorney Bob Tuke is preparing a long-shot candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.
Attorney general’s office up for grabs (The Citizens' Voice)
Thirty years ago, Pennsylvania voters decided by a 5-1 margin to make the state attorney general an elected official.
B’ville Leadership Forum to feature local attorney (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
Bartlesville Leadership Forum will feature Pat Roark, local attorney and spiritual mentor, at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 3 in the Bartlesville Community Center. Roark’s career provides a unique mixture of law with spiritual insights.
Kevin Lawyer (Baltimore Sun)
[ Age 39 ] The orthodontist was active in his church, community and profession, and 'touched so many people's lives.' Whether at his orthodontist practice or in the community, Kevin Lawyer's goal was to help people smile.
Lawyer told photo puts Clemens at party (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
NEW YORK - Roger Clemens' lawyer was told a photograph exists that shows the pitcher at a party hosted by Jose Canseco, an issue that was disputed this month.
City lawyer wins nomination (Calgary Sun)
After more than 5,900 ballots were cast, city lawyer Devinder Shory captured the federal Conservative Party nomination for Calgary Northeast last night.
Clemens lawyer was told of photo (Boston Globe)
Roger Clemens's lawyer was told Feb. 12 that a photograph exists showing the pitcher at a party hosted by Jose Canseco , an issue that was disputed in Congress recently.
S.D. attorney general warns of e-mail scams (The Bismarck Tribune)
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - An e-mail scam involving "hired killers" is making the rounds, according to Attorney General Larry Long.
Attorney wonders if authorities provoking Drew Peterson (The Beacon News)
CHICAGO -- Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson's attorney says prosecutors may have been trying to bait his client by releasing a new ruling that the death of Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, was a homicide.
Local attorney charged with forcibly touching woman (Plattsburgh Press Republican)
PLATTSBURGH -- A local attorney will be returning to the defense table this week, not to defend a client, but to face accusations that he forcibly touched a woman.
Attorney: Client was ready to testify on DeNaples (The Morning Call)
Reputed mobster William D'Elia, the imprisoned head of Scranton 's Bufalino crime family, had a personal and business relationship that spanned 30 years with Mount Airy Casino Resort owner Louis DeNaples, D'Elia's attorney said Saturday.
Bain's lawyer to refer ESR comments to Solicitor-General (The New Zealand Herald)
The defence lawyer acting for David Bain says he is shocked by comments made by a forensic scientist over plans to retest exhibits from the murder trial and will refer them to the Solicitor-General.
Govendo urges lawmakers to regulate attorney's fees (Saipan Tribune)
Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth Govendo has urged lawmakers to pass a legislation that seeks to prevent inflated attorney's fees for all lawyers involved in estate's probate proceedings.
Wicomico state's attorney arrested for DUI (The Capital)
SALISBURY (AP) - Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis R. Ruark apologized yesterday for his drunken driving arrest the night before, calling it "a tremendous error in judgment" and saying he hoped the community would forgive him.
Crusading attorney draws inspiration from his roots (Oakland Tribune)
SOMETIMES with the law comes celebrity. Oakland attorney John Burris has gained a measure of fame as a television commentator on legal matters.
Attorney General’s Office restructures (The Herald)
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 handling board complaints By KATIE JOHNSON/[email protected] (Austin Daily Herald)
News Call or email the Newsroom at (507) 434-2230. Three complaints pending against Austin School Board members will now be investigated by the same third party, a Twin-Cities-based attorney, who has until March 10 to make a determination.
Canadian's lawyer, U.S. prosecutors spar over DNA evidence in 1975 murder (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The defence lawyer for a Canadian man charged with killing Anna Mae Pictou Aquash 32 years ago wants a federal judge to allow DNA testing in hopes it points to someone other than his client, according to court documents.
Nashville attorney Bob Tuke to enter Senate race (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - February 24, 2008 6:35 PM ET NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville attorney Bob Tuke says he will compete in the Democratic primary for a chance to challenge the seat of...
Nashville Attorney To Enter U.S. Senate Race (WSMV Nashville)
Nashville attorney Bob Tuke says he will compete in the Democratic primary for a chance to challenge the seat of Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.
NEXT STEPS: Make sure power of attorney is durable (The State)
QUESTION: I have been looking after my uncle, now 82, for the past five years. He has no other family. He had placed my name on all of his bank accounts, his home and his stocks. I took him to a lawyer last year to get a power of attorney so that if he became unable to take care of business, I would be able to handle matters. The lawyer filled in the blanks on a one-page form, which my uncle ...
Lemon firm’s founders say lawyer misled them (The Daily Record)
A Baltimore County judge is hearing a disciplinary case against the founders of the “1-800-Lemon-Law” firm, which opened its first Maryland office four years ago with one lawyer who quickly became overwhelmed and has since consented to disbarment.
Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs tours police stations (Barbados Advocate)
The country s new Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Freundel Stuart, recently promised police officers attached to the Worthing and Hastings Stations that he will do everything in his power to ameliorate their deplorable and cramped working conditions .
South Dakota attorney general warns of e-mail scams (The Bismarck Tribune)
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - An e-mail scam involving "hired killers" is making the rounds, according to Attorney General Larry Long.