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Martin will be back in Canada soon, say her lawyer (Canada.com)
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - 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.
Prominent Lawyer Loses Bid For New Trial In Murder Case (Law Fuel)
Thomas Capano, the once prominent Delaware lawyer, has lost his bid for a new trial on charges of murdering his mistress in 1996 now that a federal judge has rejected his argument that the jury should have had the option of convicting him on a lesser charge such as manslaughter or second-degree murder. Check out the LawFuel Jobs Network at (link) law-jobs.asp
Olathe apologizes to former attorney (Montrose Daily Press)
OLATHE — The town of Olathe apologized Thursday to its former attorney, calling allegations of possible malpractice against Mindi Conerly-Piggot “unfounded.”
Lawmakers Want Attorney General`s Opinion On Proposed Aquatic Center (KFYR-TV Bismarck)
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is being asked for his legal opinion on a proposed aquatic center in Bismarck. It would be built on the Bismarck State College campus in a joint effort between the Bismarck Park district, BSC, and a developer.
Bush taps U.S. attorney for Wyo (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- President Bush has nominated Kelly Rankin, an assistant U.S. attorney in Casper, to fill the open position of U.S. attorney for Wyoming, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi announced Thursday.
Council to decide city attorney’s fate (The Victoria Advocate)
The city council will talk about whether or not to fire the city attorney sooner rather than later.
THREE QUESTIONS: Attorney devoted to law and order (The Star-Ledger)
Attorney Bruce Nagel just doesn't win cases. He also has won the respect of his peers. Nagel has been recognized in New Jersey Monthly Magazine and New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine. A 30-year law veteran, he is a senior partner with the firm Nagel Rice in Roseland.
News of the Weird: What if the only one who can exonerate you for a murder charge is a lawyer who is forbidden to ... (News of the Weird via Yahoo! News)
What if the only one who can exonerate you for a murder charge is a lawyer who is forbidden to speak because of bar association rules?
Addison's defense: Lawyer right ignored (Concord Monitor)
Michael Addison's lawyers are trying to suppress what the police say was an admission by Addison that he shot a gun over his shoulder while being chased by Manchester Officer Michael Briggs. Addison's lawyers say the detectives who questioned Addison ignored his request for a lawyer.
POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Long announces candidacy for District Attorney of 23rd JDC (Gonzales Weekly Citizen)
Charles "Chuck" Long, a Democrat from Donaldsonville, recently announced that he will be a candidate in this fall's election for the next District Attorney for Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes.
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.
Disbarred NZ lawyer's appointment to be reviewed (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Fiji's Constitutional Office Commission says it will review the appointment of Auckland lawyer Maurice Coughlan as the nation's elections supervisor, because it was unaware he had previously been disbarred in New Zealand.
Attorney: Pacman now wants closure (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.
Coal company charges a first for attorney general (The Morning Call)
Official: Conviction could spur other mine firms to play by rules. Violations at the R&D Coal Co.'s Buck Mountain Slope mine in Schuylkill County were so egregious, officials say, that the state attorney general's office was pressed to do something it had never done before: Launch a criminal investigation of a mine fatality.
Lawyer urges restraint (Kelowna Capital News)
The lawyer representing the man suspected of killing his three children has asked the public to be patient with the court process — although he understands such cases attract a lot of attention.
Bush taps U.S. attorney for Wyo (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- President Bush has nominated Kelly Rankin, an assistant U.S. attorney in Casper, to fill the open position of U.S. attorney for Wyoming, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi announced Thursday.
Attorney's donations to School Board members' campaigns spur debate (Orlando Sentinel)
A Daytona Beach attorney whose firm is paid as much as $285 an hour to give legal advice to the Volusia County School Board is donating to the re-election campaigns of two School Board members this year.
Martin to return to Canada regardless of verdict: Lawyer (GlobalTV Ontario)
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — 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.
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.
Chemical Ali in hospital after hunger strike: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Ali Hassan al-Majid, the Saddam Hussein henchman better known as Chemical Ali who is on death row for genocide, has been admitted to hospital after a three-day hunger strike, lawyer Badie Aref told AFP in Jordan on Sunday.
Pasley named new Madill city attorney (The Daily Ardmoreite)
[ MADILL Ted J. Pasley has been named legal adviser for the city of Madill. He replaces Dan Little, who recently retired after serving 35 years as city attorney.
Chemical Ali in hospital after hunger strike: lawyer (Middle East Times)
Ali Hassan al-Majid, the Saddam Hussein henchman better known as Chemical Ali who is on death row for genocide, is seen here in 2007. He has been admitted to hospital after a three-day hunger strike, lawyer Badie Aref has told AFP in Jordan.
Democratic contenders for attorney general nomination address Jackson Day crowd (Columbia Missourian)
SPRINGFIELD — The three Democrats vying to replace Attorney General Jay Nixon tried to distinguish themselves before a crowd of party activists and leaders at the start of Jackson Day ...
Democratic contenders for attorney general nomination address Jackson Day crowd (Columbian Missourian)
SPRINGFIELD — The three Democrats vying to replace Attorney General Jay Nixon tried to distinguish themselves before a crowd of party activists and leaders at the start of Jackson Day 2008.
Lawyer In Lake View School-Merger Challenge Seeks Information On Judge's Ruling (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A lawyer for a group that challenged the merger of the Lake View district into another school system says the case was unique and a federal judge shouldn't have dismissed it by citing a ruling in another suit without providing details.
Milwaukee attorney getting national tax reputation (BizJournals)
Milwaukee attorney Robert Bernhoft was high-minded before he successfully defended actor Wesley Snipes on tax charges in a recent headline-grabbing Florida trial.
Winstead firm growing; hires T. Boone Pickens' attorney (BizJournals)
Winstead PC has brought on board 30-year veteran energy attorney Gary Compton, continuing a rapid growth trajectory that began with the hiring of several former Jenkens and Gilchrist PC attorneys last year. (GE)
Madeira has resemblance to a certain Duke attorney (Penn State Collegian)
In light of the most recent charges against a PSU football player being dropped yet again, I believe the PSU and State College communities have to take a serious look at the competence of the Centre County District Attorney Michael Madeira.
Dakota commissioners expected to name new county attorney (Sioux City Journal)
DAKOTA CITY -- The Dakota County Board of Commissioners plans to name its new county attorney today.
Lawyer Harry Roque mulls impeachment vs Ombudsman (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- A lawyer critical of the administration is studying the possibility of filing an impeachment case against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.
Lawyer In Lake View School-Merger Challenge Seeks Information On Judge's Ruling (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A lawyer for a group that challenged the merger of the Lake View district into another school system says the case was unique and a federal judge shouldn't have dismissed it by citing a ruling in another suit without providing details.
Lawyer sued for not filing medical malpractice papers (New York Daily News)
A Great Neck lawyer is being sued for failing to file court papers in time to sue a urologist who allegedly botched a penile implant procedure.
Former lawyer jailed for hurting business rival (Straits Times)
A FORMER lawyer who used to run a cafe in the Arab Street area was sentenced to six months' jail on Monday for breaking the little finger of a business rival.
PENILE LAWYER SCREWED UP: SUIT (New York Post)
A former construction worker is suing his lawyer for letting his penile-implant lawsuit go flaccid. Christopher Isabella, 32, says a penile pump he had implanted shattered when he fell down in 2001. He claims in a new lawsuit that a bungled...
Cambodia: Ex-Khmer Rouge Leader's French Lawyer Arrives For Genocide Hearing (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA: A French lawyer who defended terrorists and a former Nazi officer arrived in Cambodia on Monday (21 Apr) to represent a former Khmer Rouge leader.
French lawyer set for genocide hearing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A French lawyer who defended terrorists and a former Nazi officer arrived in Cambodia on Monday to represent a former Khmer Rouge leader.
French lawyer in Cambodia to represent ex-Khmer Rouge leader (AP via Yahoo! News)
A French lawyer who defended terrorists and a former Nazi officer arrived in Cambodia on Monday to represent a former Khmer Rouge leader.
Olathe apologizes to former attorney (Montrose Daily Press)
OLATHE — The town of Olathe apologized Thursday to its former attorney, calling allegations of possible malpractice against Mindi Conerly-Piggot “unfounded.”
French lawyer set for genocide hearing (Las Vegas Sun)
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 (3:27 a.m.) A French lawyer who defended terrorists and a former Nazi officer arrived in Cambodia on Monday to represent a former Khmer Rouge leader.
Case to launch his bid for district attorney post (The Buffalo News)
Ken Case will be joined by supporters as he officially announces his intention to run for Erie County district attorney at 10 a.m. today at 92 Franklin St.
Former Officer Accused of Threatening District Attorney (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
VANCE COUNTY, N.C. -- A former Henderson police officer and suspected Klansman pleaded guilty to ethnic intimidation, and now he's in trouble again. Anthony Finch is accused of threatening to kill the Vance County District Attorney.
Oregon Attorney Slaps Cop With Illegal Parking Complaint (CBS 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.
Iraq to recover millions from Saddam lawyer's Swiss account (EARTHtimes.org)
Baghdad - The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has ordered the freezing of 300 million dollars deposited in a Swiss bank account held by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's lawyer, Iraq's Ministry of Finance said Monday. Iraq has won the ruli...
Lawyer 'pretty confident' Martin will be freed Tuesday (CBC)
The lawyer for a Canadian woman jailed in Mexico says he expects a verdict of not guilty on money-laundering charges.
Judge denies lawyer for defendant after years of delays (WAVE 3 Louisville)
A man charged with murder in the dismemberment slayings of a teenage couple in 2002 must now act as his own lawyer.
Defense attorney argues insanity in Troy shooting (Detroit News)
PONTIAC -- A defense attorney for a Troy man charged in an April 2007 office shooting that left one dead and two injured told an Oakland Circuit Court jury Monday that Anthony LaCalamita never meant to kill anyone and should be found insane.
Former lawyer faked cancer to avoid jail (News Interactive)
A FORMER lawyer who faked cancer to avoid jail has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.
Meet and Greet Weld district attorney (Greeley Tribune)
Residents will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the Weld district attorney next month, according to a press release from the Gongloff Group.
Lay's attorney seeks ban on people speaking to client (Evansville Courier & Press)
The defense attorney for Amanda Brooks has filed notice at the Vanderburgh County Courthouse, banning anyone from having contact with Brooks other than her defense team, preapproved friends and family, clergy or medical personnel.