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Wilson's attorney defends use of privileged report (The Argus-Press)
CORUNNA - An attorney hired by Sheriff Jon Wilson is alleging that county commissioners are playing politics with a situation involving deputies' complaints. He is also defending the sheriff's public mention of a privileged letter.
Hotchandani's attorney withdraws (WLUC Marquette)
The attorney took another job and had to withdraw from the health insurance fraud case.
Human remains identified; Man believed killed by gunshot earlier this year, District Attorney Jacqueline Musto Carroll ... (Times Leader)
WYOMING - Luzerne County District Attorney Jacqueline Musto Carroll identified the human remains found in two bags on an embankment in Hanover Township as 51-year old John J. O'Brien, of Carey Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.
Greene Co. Attorney Faces Disciplinary Committee (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
A Greene County attorney faces a disciplinary committee Friday over accusations of embezzling.
Michael Jackson’s lawyer flies into Perugia to defend Meredith suspect (Times Online)
Behind growing criticism of the Italian investigation into the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher lies an energetic campaign by Joe Tacopina, a dapper, top-flight New York lawyer.
Austin lawyer freed while appealing contempt sentence (KXAN 36 Austin)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A lawyer sentenced to 90 days in jail for a lewd gesture he made in court has been freed while he pursues an appeal. Adam Reposa tells the Austin American-Statesman that "if you look at contempt law, every case is the same you lose at the trial court and you win on appeal."
Lawyer fights sentence over lewd gesture (ABC 13 Houston)
A lawyer sentenced to 90 days in jail for a lewd gesture he made in court has been freed while he pursues an appeal
City lawyer claims record £19m in sex discrimination case (Guardian Unlimited)
Lawyer who took flexible working time to care for sons was bullied by boss who 'prefers the company of men and prefers working with them'
Lawyer in record discrimination claim (Guardian Unlimited)
City lawyer who took flexible working time to care for sons claims £19m in sex discrimination case
Family lawyer proposes 'Cordon's Law' in memory of murdered Merritt children (Times & Transcript)
Vancouver family lawyer Kathleen Walker says the sweet, eager face of the youngest of three children murdered in Merritt this month propelled her fight for a tougher child-protection law in British Columbia.
City Attorney Candidates Face Off (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
San Diego's incumbent City Attorney Mike Aguirre stood his ground Friday during a debate against four challengers.
Anna Nicole's mom says lawyer spread rumors (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
HOUSTON -- Anna Nicole Smith's mother, already suing her daughter's former lawyer over claims she was an abusive parent, is now accusing him of helping spread false rumors that she was...
Lawyer seeks release of Majors' millions (The Nassau Guardian)
Lawyer Keod Smith plans to file an application to have more than $3 million that were seized from Dwight and Keva Major returned to their family. The Majors, both 38, were extradited to Florida yesterday to face drug charges.
Iowa's Attorney General Warns Against Cell Phone Pitfalls (KIMT Mason City)
Mason City, IA- A report from the Iowa Attorney General is giving advice to first time cell phone users. The report advises against getting a cell phone service that doesn't fit your lifestyle. It warns you can end up with unwanted charges like roaming.
Eunice Mayor Calls for City Attorney to Step Down (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Eunice Mayor Bob Morris is urging the city attorney to resign. In a letter sent Tuesday to City Attorney Jacque Pucheu, Morris writes, among other things, that he doesn't trust Pucheu and doesn't believe
County attorney says he OK'd wiretaps to "stop the killing (FOX 10 Phoenix)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas testified Friday that he authorized emergency police wiretaps in 2006 to "stop the killing" in Phoenix's Serial Shooter case. Thomas testified that he believed police didn't have enough evidence to arrest suspects Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman.
County attorney earns over $15,000 in first two months on job (Sampson Independent)
The legal landscape for Sampson County changed last year with the hiring of its first full time attorney.
Governor appoints Mt. Vernon lawyer to Westchester bench (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - A Mount Vernon lawyer has been tapped to fill a vacancy on the Westchester County Court bench.
Rockland lawyer barred from practicing before SEC (The Journal News)
A Rockland lawyer, well-known in Democratic circles, has been suspended from practicing law before the federal Securities and Exchange Commission because he participated in securities fraud, authorities said.
Attorney general warns of fraudulent Amber Alerts (Deseret Morning News)
The Utah Attorney General's Office is warning Utah residents to be aware of fake or misguided Amber Alerts that can be sent to cell phones and e-mail accounts.
Madonna seeks delay in Malawi adoption case: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. pop star Madonna has asked a Malawian court to delay a hearing to finalize her adoption of a boy from the southern African nation, a lawyer close to the case said.
Lawyer says Madonna seeks delay in Malawi adoption case (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
U.S. pop star Madonna has asked a Malawian court to delay a hearing to finalise her adoption of a boy from the southern African nation, a lawyer close to the case said.
Lawyer says Madonna seeks delay in Malawi adoption case (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra Entertainment)
BLANTYRE (Reuters) - U.S. pop star Madonna has asked a Malawian court to delay a hearing to finalise her adoption of a boy from the southern African nation, a lawyer close to the case said.
Democrat to announce for Maricopa County attorney (The Arizona Republic)
Gerald Richard, a former deputy county attorney, prosecuted gang-related crimes.
Attorney General requests execution dates for 3 death row inmates (The Tuscaloosa News)
MONTGOMERY | Attorney General Troy King requested execution dates Friday for three Alabama death row inmates, a move that followed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for use of lethal injection.
Lawyer proposes better child-protection law (Vancouver Sun)
A Vancouver family lawyer has proposed drafting a better child-protection law and calling it "Cordon's Law" in the memory of the youngest of three children killed in Merritt almost two weeks ago.
Priest/lawyer banned from archdiocese (The Monterey County Herald)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A prominent Roman Catholic priest and canon lawyer, who says he has been helping those "harmed by the institutional Catholic Church" since 1985 and counseling an ethnic Polish church here, has been banned from working in the St. Louis archdiocese. St.
Attorney general's opinion on aquatic center project sought (The Bismarck Tribune)
Three Bismarck legislators are requesting an attorney general's opinion on the process being used to build the aquatic and wellness center on the Bismarck State College campus.
New AS Roma suitor to offer double, says lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo!7 Sports)
MILAN, April 19 (Reuters) - Italian soccer club AS Roma has a second potential suitor who could double an existing offer, a lawyer for the controlling family was quoted as saying.
Irwin Gostin; longtime S.D. attorney fought for civil liberties; 80 (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Fighting racial discrimination and championing free speech were a way of life for Irwin Gostin, an attorney whose involvement with the ACLU included serving as local chapter president and representing folk singer Pete Seeger.
Suspension recommended for lawyer in high-profile pot case (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - April 19, 2008 7:45 AM ET MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont Supreme Court disciplinary counsel is recommending a two-month license suspension for a Windsor lawyer whose...
Attorney calls for firing of Newburgh police chief (Mid-Hudson News)
NEWBURGH – Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman, who represented three young men who were involved in a Newburgh City Court trial on disorderly related charges, Friday called on the city administration to fire Police Chief Eric Paolilli.
Bentonville attorney named in lawsuit (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — A lawsuit accuses Bentonville attorney Robin Pace and a Jonesboro man of selling unregistered securities in violation of Arkansas law. (Benton County Daily Record)
Top lawyer at state Department of Environmental Management steps down (WPRI Providence)
The top lawyer at the state Department of Environmental Management, involved in several controversies, has left the agency.
When is $500 worth nothing? Local attorney thinks he knows (Athens Review)
Athens attorney Jeff Weinstein boarded a plane this week and traveled to Sacramento, Calif., to speak to a superior court judge.
Wilson's attorney defends use of privileged report (The Argus-Press)
CORUNNA - An attorney hired by Sheriff Jon Wilson is alleging that county commissioners are playing politics with a situation involving deputies' complaints. He is also defending the sheriff's public mention of a privileged letter.
County attorney earns over $15,000 in first two months on job (Sampson Independent)
The legal landscape for Sampson County changed last year with the hiring of its first full time attorney.
Top lawyer at state Department of Environmental Management steps down (FOX Providence)
The top lawyer at the state Department of Environmental Management, involved in several controversies, has left the agency.
Attorney General Six Honors Crime Victims, Presents Awards (Kansas City InfoZine)
In honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week and the 11th Annual Kansas Crime Victims' Rights Conference, Attorney General Steve Six spoke with professionals and volunteers about the importance of working together to serve victims. Six also presented the Attorney General's 2008 Victim Service Awards.
SC tells Cebu lawyer: Law is not about making money (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—The Supreme Court lectured a Cebu-based lawyer on where to draw the line in profiting from a case, after throwing out on Wednesday a 29-year-old collection suit he had pursued against the Cebu provincial government.
Polygamists' Lawyer: State Can't Keep Kids (ABC News)
Polygamists' lawyer calls trial "mockery of justice" and the decision illegal.
Addison's lawyer wants judge to throw out statements (Boston Globe)
Lawyers for the man accused of killing a Manchester police officer want a judge to bar statements he made to detectives, arguing the police ignored his request for a lawyer while being questioned.
Martin returning to Canada even if verdict is guilty: lawyer (Windsor Star)
GUADALAJARA - Jailed Canadian Brenda Martin will be back in Canada before the end of the month even if she is found guilty by a Mexican court, her lawyer says.
Martin's in jail while con man's lawyer walks free (Windsor Star)
When prominent Mexico lawyer Marco Antonio del Toro wandered into a Mexican courthouse this week, the irony of the situation was not lost on Canadian Brenda Martin, whose final hearing after more than two years' imprisonment in the country had just ended.
Attorney: Pacman 'satisfied' with arrest in Vegas case (The Tennessean)
Titans cornerback Pacman Jones is "satisfied" an arrest has been made in the Las Vegas strip club shooting that led to his NFL suspension and hopes he can get some closure, his attorney said Saturday.
Underbelly brief: lawyer Zarah fights on (Merredin Wheatbelt Mercury)
Controversial lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson won a partial victory today in her fight to have her practising certificate reinstated when the Victorian Court of Appeal granted her leave to re-apply to have the decision reviewed in the Supreme Court.
Oregon attorney slaps cop with illegal parking complaint (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney who watched a police officer park illegally in front of a restaurant, then wait around while his meal was prepared, issued the officer a series of citizen-initiated violations.
Oregon attorney slaps cop with illegal parking complaint (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
An attorney who watched a police officer park illegally in front of a restaurant, then wait around while his meal was prepared, issued the officer a series of citizen-initiated violations. Eric Bryant said he was sitting at the restaurant March 7 when Officer Chad Stensgaard parked his patrol car next to a no-parking sign and walked inside to wait for his food, the Portland Mercury reported ...
Oregon attorney slaps cop with illegal parking complaint (San Francisco Chronicle)
An attorney who watched a police officer park illegally in front of a restaurant, then wait around while his meal was prepared, issued the officer a series of citizen-initiated violations. Eric Bryant said he was sitting at the restaurant March 7 when Officer...
Attorney files parking complaint against Portland cop (KOMO Seattle)
Attorney Eric Bryant said he was sitting at a restaurant in northwest Portland when Officer Chad Stensgaard parked his patrol car next to a "No Parking" sign and walked inside to wait for his food.