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Man accused of attacking teen jogger in Litchfield wants new attorney, venue (Republican-American)
LITCHFIELD -- A man accused of attacking a teenage jogger last summer said Wednesday he is looking for a new attorney, then hinted he may ask to move his trial out of town.
Pakistani opposition lawyer released from house arrest (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A Pakistani lawyer who spearheaded opposition to President Pervez Musharraf was released on Sunday from four months of detention and house arrest, a senior government official said.
Maienschein run for city attorney rocks boat (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Of all the nerve. Despite repeated warnings that his candidacy would be nothing more than a poke in the eye of San Diego's downtown establishment, Councilman Brian Maienschein really is running for city attorney. Not so in the upper echelons of education.
Prominent Pakistani Opposition Lawyer Freed From House Arrest (Nasdaq)
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP)--A prominent opposition lawyer who had been under house arrest since President Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency more than three months ago was freed Sunday, police said.
Pakistan frees detained lawyer leader (Islamic Republic News Agency)
Pakistan - Lawyer Authorities in Pakistan on Sunday freed president of lawyers association, who had been under house arrest since November 3 when President Pervez Musharraf proclaimed emergency and sacked chief justice and 60 senior judges.
Former New Iberia lawyer faces lack of work suspension (The Daily Iberian)
A former New Iberia lawyer has been suspended from practicing law for allegedly accepting clients’ legal fees and then failing to represent them. The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended Richard C. Bates, 46, of Kenner, indefinitely on charges he deceived his clients.
Attorney general not talking about cost of 'bonusgate' probe (The Beaver County Times)
HARRISBURG — State Attorney General Tom Corbett did not get any questions last week from members of the House Appropriations Committee about his yearlong “bonusgate” probe.
Ethics panel fines Carlisle attorney (NWAnews.com)
A Carlisle attorney has been disciplined by the state Supreme Court’s Committee on Professional Conduct because he failed to file a timely appeal for his client and didn’t represent the man throughout his appeal. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
UPDATE: Pakistani Opposition Lawyer Freed From House Arrest (Nasdaq)
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP)--A prominent opposition lawyer who had been under house arrest since President Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency more than three months ago was freed Sunday, police said.
Pakistan releases anti-Musharraf lawyer (Channel NewsAsia)
ISLAMABAD : Pakistani authorities Sunday released a prominent firebrand lawyer who has been under house arrest since President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency in November, officials said.
Attorney general's office investigating Watertown Housing Authority (Republican-American)
WATERTOWN -- The state attorney general's office is investigating allegations from two local companies that the Watertown Housing Authority's executive director improperly replaced them midway through an apartment renovation project in favor of a more expensive contractor.
District attorney says JFK materials will probably go to Sixth Floor Museum (Texarkana Gazette)
DALLAS—The Dallas County district attorney says he probably will donate long-hidden items related to the assassination of President Kennedy to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
Man accused of attacking teen jogger in Litchfield wants new attorney, venue (Republican-American)
LITCHFIELD -- A man accused of attacking a teenage jogger last summer said Wednesday he is looking for a new attorney, then hinted he may ask to move his trial out of town.
Maienschein run for city attorney rocks boat (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Of all the nerve. Despite repeated warnings that his candidacy would be nothing more than a poke in the eye of San Diego's downtown establishment, Councilman Brian Maienschein really is running for city attorney. Not so in the upper echelons of education.
Medals lawyer set to take case of captured fugitive (The New Zealand Herald)
The lawyer who brokered the return of the stolen war medals is likely to represent captured fugitive Nai Yin Xue.
Lawyer: Gas Station Owners Did Not Rig Pumps (First Coast News)
KINGSLAND, GA (AP) -- A lawyer for the owners of two south Georgia truck stops that recently reopened says that vandalism to gas pumps was the reason why fuel customers were shorted gasoline.
Lawyer: Owners Did Not Rig S. GA Gas Pumps (WMGT Macon)
A lawyer for the owners of two south Georgia truck stops that recently reopened says that vandalism to gas pumps was the reason why fuel customers were shorted gasoline. read more
Kony sends lawyer to ICC court (The Monitor)
INDICTED rebel leader Joseph Kony has instructed his lawyer to file a request in the International Criminal Court for the withdrawal of war crimes charges against him.
Newsmaker - Cautious lawyer bound for the Kremlin (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Dmitry Medvedev is President Vladimir Putin's most trusted ally but does the former corporate lawyer have the right stuff to rule the Kremlin?
Davis County attorney moves to curb nude photo sharing by teens (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 12:34 PM- FARMINGTON - Teenagers using cell phones, Web cams and the Internet to share naked images of themselves have prompted the Davis County attorney's office to revisit how such cases should be handled.
NZ lawyer in America's most wanted case (The West Australian)
Murder suspect Nai Yin Xue could be back in New Zealand within a fortnight and talking to his lawyer - the man who apparently brokered the return of 96 stolen war medals.
Opposition lawyer released (Express India)
A Pakistani lawyer who spearheaded opposition to President Pervez Musharraf was released on Sunday from four months of detention...
Lawyer: Gas Station Owners Did Not Rig Pumps (WJXT Jacksonville)
A lawyer for the owners of two south Georgia truck stops that recently reopened said that vandalism to gas pumps was the reason why fuel customers were shorted gasoline.
Attorney say County Protected Murder Victim (KOLN Lincoln)
Law enforcement did all they could to protect a Grand Island woman who was killed by her ex-boyfriend last month, according to the Hall County Attorney
Attorney general not talking about cost of 'bonusgate' probe (The Beaver County Times)
HARRISBURG — State Attorney General Tom Corbett did not get any questions last week from members of the House Appropriations Committee about his yearlong “bonusgate” probe.
Texas attorney general, family-court judges battle over child-support collection (Dallas Morning News)
Claiming that nearly $200 million in federal funding is at stake, the Texas attorney general's office is involved in a faceoff with family-court judges over who has the right to collect child-support payments.
Attorney General: Identity theft #1 complaint for Illinoisans (The Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD -- For the second year in a row, Attorney General Lisa Madigan has pegged identity theft as the biggest problem for Illinois consumers.
NEWSMAKER - Medvedev: cautious lawyer bound for the Kremlin (The Star)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dmitry Medvedev is President Vladimir Putin's most trusted ally but does the former corporate lawyer have the right stuff to rule the Kremlin?
Drug charge dismissed against attorney (WXYZ-TV Detroit)
A Brighton attorney will not face trial on charges he provided drugs to an Ypsilanti woman who died of a drug overdose.
Attorney: Authorities Did What They Could For Murder Victim (Yankton Press & Dakotan)
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Hall County Attorney Mark Young says law enforcement did all it could legally to protect a Grand Island woman killed by her ex-boyfriend in a murder-suicide last month.
Anti-Musharraf lawyer freed from house arrest (Gulf Times)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities yesterday released a prominent firebrand lawyer who has been under house arrest since President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency in November, officials said.
Medals lawyer may take on fugitive (TVNZ)
Captured Chinese fugitive Nai Yin Xue could be represented by the lawyer who brokered the return of the stolen war medals. Xue, who is wanted in New Zealand for the murder of his wife and abandonment of his three-year-old daughter in Melbourne, was caught in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday.
More woman complaining about rogue gynaecologist: Lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
A New Zealand lawyer planning action against Dr Roman Hasil, accused of botching operations in New Zealand and Australia, says women are continuing to contact him with new allegations.
Judge Dismisses Ala. Contempt Case against Miss. Attorney Scruggs (Insurance Journal)
A federal judge dismissed a criminal contempt charge against Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie'' Scruggs last week, giving the prominent lawyer one less case to worry about as he fights a more seri
Cautious lawyer bound for the Kremlin (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Dmitry Medvedev is President Vladimir Putin's most trusted ally but does the former corporate lawyer have the right stuff to rule the Kremlin?
Legal Tender: Grandpa the Lawyer (Washington Post)
Two days after D.C. super-lawyer Bob Bennett released his new memoir, yet another VIP client landed in trouble -- John McCain, with the New York Times' controversial story about his friendship with lobbyist Vicki Iseman-- and suddenly Bennett was on every TV channel holding forth.
Attorney General: Identity theft #1 complaint for Illinoisans (The Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD -- For the second year in a row, Attorney General Lisa Madigan has pegged identity theft as the biggest problem for Illinois consumers.
Attorney says authorities did what they could for murder victim (Lincoln Journal Star)
GRAND ISLAND — Hall County Attorney Mark Young says law enforcement did all it could legally to protect a Grand Island woman killed by her ex-boyfriend in a murder-suicide last month.
Firebrand Pak lawyer out of house arrest (rediff.com)
Soon after his release on Sunday night, the lawyer, who fought former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry's case in the Apex Court against presidential reference, warned the incoming Parliament to restore the judges, failing which the lawyers and masses will take to the streets.
Attorney general's office investigating Watertown Housing Authority (Republican-American)
WATERTOWN -- The state attorney general's office is investigating allegations from two local companies that the Watertown Housing Authority's executive director improperly replaced them midway through an apartment renovation project in favor of a more expensive contractor.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Review by John Walker (EuroGamer)
There are some reading this who want to know nothing about Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, the fourth game in the AA series and the first to see Phoenix Wright's name removed from the box. But they want to know whether to buy it or not. To them, the answer is: yes.
Man accused of attacking teen jogger in Litchfield wants new attorney, venue (Republican-American)
LITCHFIELD -- A man accused of attacking a teenage jogger last summer said Wednesday he is looking for a new attorney, then hinted he may ask to move his trial out of town.
Uganda: Kony Sends Lawyer to ICC Over War Crimes (AllAfrica.com)
Indicted rebel leader Joseph Kony has instructed his lawyer to file a request in the International Criminal Court for the withdrawal of war crimes charges against him.
Fate of files spurs flap for attorney (The Buffalo News)
Orchard Park Town Attorney Leonard Berkowitz decided to get rid of some of his 20-plus year-old legal records last month, but they just keep coming back up.
Lawyer to file FIR against Musharraf (rediff.com)
Top Pakistani lawyer and a known Musharraf critic, Aitzaz Ahsan, freed after four months of detention, on Monday said he would file an FIR against the President for "illegally detaining" deposed Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Attorney general not talking about cost of 'bonusgate' probe (The Beaver County Times)
HARRISBURG — State Attorney General Tom Corbett did not get any questions last week from members of the House Appropriations Committee about his yearlong “bonusgate” probe.
CARROLL COUNTY : Lawyer receives contempt citation (NWAnews.com)
BERRYVILLE — A lawyer in Berryville has been cited with contempt of court by a district judge who said she lied about why she couldn’t be in court. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Uganda: Kony Sends Lawyer to ICC Court (AllAfrica.com)
INDICTED rebel leader Joseph Kony has instructed his lawyer to file a request in the International Criminal Court for the withdrawal of war crimes charges against him.
Turkish union appeal vs Petkim sale rejected-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
ANKARA, March 3 - Turkey's top administrative court has rejected a union appeal to cancel the privatisation of Turkish petrochemical firm Petkim , a lawyer for the union told Reuters on Monday.
Turkish union case vs Petkim sale rejected-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
ANKARA, March 3 - Turkey's top administrative court has rejected a labour union bid to cancel the privatisation sale of petrochemical firm Petkim , a lawyer for the union told Reuters on Monday.