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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.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ANDREW CUOMO’S OFFICE BRINGS CONSUMER AWARENESS TO BUFFALO (WIVB Buffalo)
(Buffalo, NY, March 5, 2008) - - A representative from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office is speaking to Buffalo residents at the North Buffalo Community Center on consumer fraud issues and scams directed at the elderly as part of the Attorney General's state-wide Consumer Protection Week program.
Shaker Heights Lawyer Faces Teen Accused Of Beating Him (News Channel 5 Cleveland)
Five teens attend a hearing to determine whether they will be tried as adults in the New Year's Eve beating of a Shaker Heights lawyer.
Attorney General Investigates School "Employees" (WGRZ-TV Buffalo)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is seeking data from every school district in the state since he found evidence some may have inappropriately extended pension benefits to part-time lawyers, consultants, professionals and others.
City Attorney asks Blue Cross to clear air (Daily Breeze)
The Los Angeles city attorney is asking the state's largest health-care insurer to substantiate claims it made in a news release about the process of canceling a patient's coverage.
Lawyer Khaw's mad rush to meet the voters (The New Straits Times)
GEORGE TOWN: "Just call him lawyer Khaw."
Mike Aguirre To Run For Second Term As City Attorney (Channel 8 San Diego)
Mike Aguirre has officially announced his re-election campaign for city attorney.
District Attorney Candidates Ready For Runoff (KXAN 36 Austin)
One of the hottest local races last night pitted four colleagues in the Travis County district attorney's office to replace longtime District Attorney Ronnie Earle.
Attorney: Nathans will sue Offerman (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
Seven months after being caught in the middle of an on-field confrontation at a baseball game in Bridgeport, Conn., John Nathans still suffers from post-concussion symptoms, according to his attorney.
Lawyer wants delay in 1975 S.D. American Indian Movement killing (The Bismarck Tribune)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The defense lawyer for a Canadian man accused of killing a fellow American Indian Movement member 32 years ago wants to delay the trial three months.
Meadville shooting defendant to get new lawyer (Erie Times-News)
MEADVILLE — A city man accused of injuring two people in a bar shootout last summer had his trial delayed after successfully petitioning for a new lawyer this morning.
Lawyer involved in body snatch case (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The niece of a woman whose body was taken from the back of a hearse is getting a lawyer involved.
Security dispute puts lawyer on probation (The Derrick)
Neil Rothschild agrees to a deal stemming from an incident at the Venango County Courthouse. An Oil City lawyer arrested last year after a dispute with a sheriff's deputy over a newly installed courthouse security system agreed to a deal Wednesday that should result in his record being wiped clean.
Rezko trial pits government against 'hard but fair' defense lawyer (Chicago Tribune)
Prosecution's new stars go up against 'hard but fair' defense lawyer who was IRS agent, and then one of them As he paces the courtroom Thursday while delivering his opening statement on behalf of Antoin "Tony" Rezko , attorney Joseph J. Duffy's gentlemanly manner may mask his considerable talent.
Grand jury considers dragster deaths case, lawyer says (The Tennessean)
A lawyer who represents victims in last year's fatal car show crash in Selmer said Wednesday that a special session of the McNairy County grand jury convened Tuesday to decide if any criminal charges should be filed in the case. Jackson attorney Mark Donahoe could not confirm whether anyone was indicted. Donahoe said his firm represents five families in a civil lawsuit in the incident, including ...
McGuireWoods and Helms Mullis to Merge, Creating 900-Lawyer Firm (Law.com)
Virginia-based, 750-lawyer McGuireWoods has joined forces with North Carolina's Helms Mullis Wicker to form a 900-lawyer, 17-city firm. According to a press release from both firms, the merger will take effect on March 31. McGuireWoods' Charlotte office is currently its only presence in North Carolina. After combining with Helms Mullis, the firm will add offices in Raleigh, N.C., and Wilmington, ...
Lawyer put off by P&Z addresses chief's remarks (The Marshall News Messenger)
A local attorney says it's "of interest" that the city police chief has spoken out against his plans to open a law office near a junior high school, especially since that lawyer has personally handled a pair of lawsuits against Marshall police.
Prosecutors claim attorney conflict (Times Leader)
WILKES-BARRE – Even if homicide suspect Joseph Kerekes says there is no conflict with attorney Demetrius Fannick representing a co-defendant, Kerekes should be ignored, an expert said.
Bedford murder suspect's attorney wants secret out-of-county jury (Centre Daily Times)
A defense attorney wants the Supreme Court to seal the location where an out-of-county jury will be picked for a Bedford County man's retrial on murder charges.
Iraq War vet plans run for county attorney (Quad-City Times)
Davenport attorney Hubert “Hugh” Pries, who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, has announced plans to run for the position of Scott County Attorney.
Australian drug smugglers spared death in Indonesia: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Three Australians convicted of heroin smuggling in Indonesia have had their death sentences reduced to life imprisonment, their lawyer said Thursday.
McGuireWoods and Helms Mullis to Merge, Creating 900-Lawyer Firm (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Virginia-based, 750-lawyer McGuireWoods has joined forces with North Carolina's Helms Mullis Wicker to form a 900-lawyer, 17-city firm. According to a press release from both firms, the merger will take effect on March 31.
Everett hires law firm to fill in for retiring city attorney (Everett Herald)
EVERETT -- The largest private law firm in Snoho mish County is filling in as lead counsel for the largest city in the county. City Attorney Ned Johnston, who has worked in the city attorney's office for a decade, is retiring next week.
Thomas attorney questions report (Denver Post)
The attorney for Broncos defensive tackle Marcus Thomas is accusing police in Orange Park, Fla., of not reporting a confession that would help clear Thomas of a potential cocaine charge.
Schools hire interim Gloucester attorney (Daily Press)
The Hampton School Board filled its legal counsel vacancy Wednesday night, unanimously voting to hire Nanci Reaves as school district attorney.
La Shish workers will get paid, says chain's attorney (Detroit Free Press)
La Shish employees will get their final paychecks soon, the restaurant chain's lawyer said Wednesday. "Everybody's going to get paid," said Detroit attorney Robert Forrest, adding that final paychecks will be mailed to employees' homes.
Attorney for priest questions impartiality of judge (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
An attorney for the Rev. Joseph F. Sica questioned the impartiality of the Dauphin County judge handling the Scranton priest’s perjury case Wednesday, accusing him of acting as an “advocate” for the prosecution.
Judge sets Tuesday hearing on lawyer's motion to withdraw from representing former Jefferson County Commissioner Gary ... (Birmingham News)
U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler scheduled a hearing in Birmingham Tuesday to consider a motion by lawyer Mike Rasmussen to withdraw from representing former Jefferson County Commissioner Gary White.
Attorney says he can't defend accused killer (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Claiming divided loyalties, the defense attorney for a prison inmate charged with killing a Corrections officer during an escape in June from University Hospital wants off the case.
Attorney general: SD 122 meeting was improper (Daily Southtown)
New Lenox school officials violated the Open Meetings Act last fall, but it was unintentional, according to the Illinois attorney general's office.
Judge tells ex-lawyer: Get a job (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
AUBURN - A former Skowhegan lawyer has paid back just $50 of $219,000 in court-ordered restitution. At a court hearing Wednesday, the judge told him to get a job - even if it's shoveling snow off roofs.
Anderson gets new attorney for upcoming murder trial (The Buffalo News)
LOCKPORT — Niagara Falls murder suspect Clyde A. Anderson has a new attorney, as State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. on Wednesday handed the assignment to James M. Perry of North Tonawanda.
Lawyer accused of fraud stays free pending trial (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - An Oxford lawyer appeared in federal court yesterday on a charge of misappropriating nearly $2 million from a client from Ireland, and he was allowed to stay free pending his trial.
Attorney Shot At On Way Home From Work (Local 10 Miami)
A local attorney says two armed men opened fire at her after she stopped to get gas on her way home from work. INSIDE: Video
Pakistan's anti-Musharraf lawyer slams US, Britain (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A firebrand Pakistani lawyer leading a movement against President Pervez Musharraf urged the United States and Britain Thursday to end their support for the "war on terror" ally.
Defense lawyer in mugging case: This was a robbery, not a murder (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Not even his lawyer maintains his full innocence. But Daniel Betancourt is not guilty of killing Ricardo Salinas, defense attorney Mark Fonte contended in his summation yesterday.
Defense attorney wants secret jury (The Patriot-News)
BEDFORD -- A defense attorney wants the Supreme Court to seal the location where an out-of-county jury will be picked for a Bedford County man's retrial on murder charges.
Former lawyer told to get get a shovel, get to work (Boston Globe)
A former Skowhegan lawyer convicted of stealing from clients has been told by a judge to get a job, even if it means shoveling snow off roofs.
Sims may file complaint against city attorney (The Flint Journal)
FLINT - City Council President Carolyn Sims said Wednesday she is considering filing a complaint with the state attorney grievance board over a dispute with City Attorney Trachelle Young.
Lawyer Wants School Stabbing Charges Dismissed (WCVB Boston)
A lawyer for a teen accused of killing a classmate wants the charges dismissed.
Florida Attorney General touts anti-counterfeiting bill (Sun-Sentinel)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum announced an effort today to crack down on the growing problem of counterfeit consumer goods.
Attorney: Easley's office never told anyone to delete e-mail (WAVY 10)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Governor Mike Easley's top attorney says there's no evidence agencies were told to delete e-mails sent to the governor's office. Easley's spokesman says the former state employee making the allegation is "untruthful and insubordinate."
Two Repubicans vying for McPherson County Attorney (Salina Journal)
McPHERSON — It appears two Republican candidates for McPherson County Attorney will square off in the Aug. 8 primary. McPherson lawyer David Page filed Wednesday as a candidate, which would pit him against incumbent Ty Kaufman.
Commissioner Asks Attorney To Stop Sex Offender Cluster (The Tampa Tribune)
Hillsborough County Commissioner Jim Norman this morning asked that the county attorney immediately file an injunction to stop a nonprofit group from providing transitional housing for convicted sex offenders in Palm River.
Immigrant death case: Accused ex-cop's new lawyer says no plea deal (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - The new lawyer for George Bubaris, the former Mount Kisco police officer accused of killing a homeless immigrant last year, said today that his client was not responsible for the death and would not take a plea deal.
Lawyer To Challenge Warrant In Md. Escapee Case (CBS 13 Baltimore)
A defense lawyer says he plans to challenge a Maryland arrest warrant used to rout an ailing 81-year-old prison escapee and hold him in a North Carolina jail for a week.
Wright attorney questions investigator over contributions report (WAVY 10)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An attorney for Rep. Thomas Wright is questioning a state elections board investigator about campaign contributions she says Wright failed to disclose.
Iraq War vet plans run for county attorney (Quad-City Times)
Davenport attorney Hubert “Hugh” Pries, who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, has announced plans to run for the position of Scott County Attorney.
Throw out fraud charges against Buckingham, lawyer asks (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
New fraud charges against a St. John's doctor - already serving time on sex- and drug-related crimes - should be dropped due to lack of evidence, his lawyer argued in court Thursday.
Lawyer accused of fraud stays free pending trial (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - An Oxford lawyer appeared in federal court yesterday on a charge of misappropriating nearly $2 million from a client from Ireland, and he was allowed to stay free pending his trial.