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Attorney general announces arrest of two men accused of burglaries in six counties (The Sentinel)
HARRISBURG — Two Harrisburg men accused of committing a string of burglaries at television appliance and car audio stores in six counties throughout South Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania have been arrested by the Attorney General’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police and local police departments.
Attorney to sue hospice in death (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
An attorney has notified a north Mississippi hospice that he will pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a woman who died at the hospice.
Primary to decide next Durham district attorney (The News & Observer)
In a county that saw its last district attorney's name transformed into a verb meaning "to railroad or unjustly prosecute for political gain," voters hope to give a thorough vetting of the candidates seeking the top prosecutor's job.
Clayton school board attorney quits over choice of a temporary superintendent (Macon Telegraph)
The attorney hired by the Clayton County school board to help it keep its accreditation has resigned over the board's choice of a temporary superintendent.
Attorney general says federal partial-birth abortion ban applies in state (The Tennessean)
Tennessee's attorney general said in an opinion released Friday that performing a late-term abortion procedure is already banned in the state by federal law.
Fieger didn't force me, lawyer testifies (Detroit Free Press)
The prosecution's lead witness in the case against Southfield lawyer Geoffrey Fieger testified Friday that he was proud to contribute $2,000 to John Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign and wasn't pressured to do so.
'Slush' aide used his own cash - lawyer (New York Daily News)
Accused City Council aide Asquith Reid shelled out his own money to keep afloat the charity he's accused of plundering, his lawyer said Friday.
Alabama Supreme Court dismisses attorney general's attempt to make state PSC regulate Birmingham Water Works Board (Birmingham News)
MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Supreme Court this week dismissed an attempt by Attorney General Troy King to make the state Public Service Commission regulate the Birmingham Water Works Board.
Alabama Supreme Court dismisses attorney general's attempt to make state PSC regulate Birmingham Water Works Board (Birmingham News)
MONTGOMERY - The Alabama Supreme Court this week dismissed an attempt by Attorney General Troy King to make the state Public Service Commission regulate the Birmingham Water Works Board.
Tuscaloosa attorney is disbarred (The Tuscaloosa News)
By Stephanie Taylor Staff WriterTUSCALOOSA | A Tuscaloosa attorney has been disbarred after keeping 15,000 intended for a client s medical debts.
Lawyer rejects Bernardo link (Toronto Star)
There would be no point in calling schoolgirl killer and Scarborough rapist Paul Bernardo before a public inquiry to question him about whether he killed Elizabeth Bain, because he didn't do it, Bernardo's lawyer says.
New charges against lawyer (Hamilton Spectator)
A Hamilton lawyer is facing new charges of sexual misconduct against underage clients, following similar charges last August and November in unrelated cases.
Officials defend attorney's contract (Eastern Shore News)
ACCOMAC -- Accomack County's first full-time county attorney receives in addition to his $115,000 salary a generous assortment of benefits -- a four-day work week, $5,000 for moving expenses and six months' severance pay, according to a contractual agreement set to be extended to 2011.
US lawyer meets top 9/11 suspect (Channel 4)
A defence attorney met with suspected September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for the first time at Guantanamo Bay. But the Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he could not reveal details because of "unnecessarily broad" military restrictions.
Lawyer facing drug charges out on bond (The Huntsville Times)
FORT PAYNE - A former DeKalb County lawyer arrested Thursday on drug charges is out of jail on a $31,500 bond. Charles Alvin McGee, 56, of Henagar was arrested after he turned himself in to law enforcement authorities, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said today.
Attorney general announces arrest of two men accused of burglaries in six counties (The Sentinel)
HARRISBURG — Two Harrisburg men accused of committing a string of burglaries at television appliance and car audio stores in six counties throughout South Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania have been arrested by the Attorney General’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police and local police departments.
Life turns precarious for attorney following a scent (The Bay City Times)
The day after the trial opens, Edwards contacts John Nash, an old stockbroker friend to see if he can shed any light on the mysterious TNPC acronymn and the ''cats going to the dogs'' lead that is taunting the attorney.
Alleged Sept. 11 mastermind has first meeting with attorney at Guantanamo (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A defense attorney met with suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for the first time at Guantanamo Bay, but the Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he could not reveal details because of “unnecessarily broad” military restrictions.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Honored for Narcotics Prosecution (Kansas City InfoZine)
John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Pansing Brown has been honored for making significant contributions to reducing drug trafficking in the region.
Attorney general's office targets envornment, smoking and safety (Wilton Bulletin)
People look to government to work in the best interest of the public. However, issues that may concern people at a local level may not be a priority at the federal level. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal believes that is when state government becomes important in looking after its people.
Attorney general announces arrest of two Harrisburg men accused of burglaries in six counties (The Sentinel)
HARRISBURG — Two Harrisburg men accused of committing a string of burglaries at television appliance and car audio stores in six counties throughout South Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania have been arrested by the Attorney General’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, and local police departments.
Alledged 9/11 mastermind has first meeting with attorney (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
A defense attorney has met with suspected September 11th mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for the first time at Guantanamo Bay.
Underbelly brief: lawyer Zarah fights on (The Star)
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.
Accused NYC Council aide helped bankroll charity, lawyer says (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
NEW YORK (AP) -- A defense lawyer says a former City Council aide not only didn't steal taxpayer money meant for a charity, but actually paid some of the nonprofit's bills himself.
Attorney: Detroit crime lab's 'sloppy work' invalidates charge against client (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- An attorney representing four suspects whose cases were impacted by "sloppy work" in the Detroit police crime laboratory will ask a judge to dismiss charges Monday against a fifth client because the lab lost evidence, he said.
Costa Rica protests treatment of country's attorney general at Miami airport (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Costa Rica has suspended legal co-operation with the United States and filed a diplomatic protest over what it called the "disrespectful" treatment of its attorney general at the Miami International Airport.
Local attorney runs in Boston Marathon (Ionia Sentinel-Standard)
PORTLAND - For local attorney Patrick Duff, running is something he enjoys doing and takes part in quite a bit.
Costa Rica protests treatment of country's attorney general at Miami airport (Charleston Daily Mail)
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- Costa Rica has suspended legal cooperation with the United States and filed a diplomatic protest over what it called the "disrespectful'' treatment of its attorney general at the Miami International Airport.
Attorney to show video of gas station incident (Mid-Hudson News)
NEWBURGH – Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman, who represented three men charged in connection with an incident at a Newburgh gas station, will show surveillance video next Saturday, May 3.
City lawyer teaches law to Afghans (Wisconsin State Journal)
Erik Guenther opened his e-mail a year ago and found a mass mailing offering adventure, danger and unusual conditions to lawyers interested in a mentoring and education program abroad. Some travel and training required. Oh yeah, the destination was Kabul, and the training was in how to recognize a suicide bomber. Guenther, 31 and single, was employed by one of the leading defense lawyer firms in ...
Attorney general race (The Montana Standard)
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series looking at major issues in the attorney general primary election.
Yorktown hires law firm, keeps in-house attorney (The Journal News)
YORKTOWN - After a lengthy debate, the town has decided to go with an in-house attorney as well as a law firm to handle its legal needs.
Lawyer claims two polygamous ranch children remain unaccounted for (WLBT 3 Jackson)
An attorney is claiming two boys taken by authorities in a raid on a Texas polygamist compound earlier this month are unaccounted for. The lawyer representing two mothers from the compound says the boys aren't on any of the state's placement lists.
9/11 accused has first visit with lawyer (People's Daily)
A defense attorney has met with suspected September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for the first time at Guantanamo Bay, but the Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he could not reveal details because of "unnecessarily broad" military rest ...
Mount Laurel law firm hires associate attorney (Courier-Post)
Cureton Clark P.C. has hired Devon L. Taylor of Philadelphia as an associate attorney focusing in civil litigation.
Big bucks rolling in for county attorney race (East Valley Tribune)
Two of the people expected to run for Maricopa County attorney this year have already gathered more cash for their campaigns than many of Arizona's candidates for U.S. Congress. GRAPHIC: View record campgin contributions
Costa Rica protests U.S. over 'disrespectful' treatment of attorney general (New York Daily News)
Costa Rica has suspended legal cooperation with the U.S. and filed a diplomatic protest over "disrespectful" treatment of its attorney general at Miami International Airport.
Former local attorney admits to misconduct (The Mail Tribune)
A former Jackson County deputy district attorney has been banned from practicing law for one year after admitting to professional misconduct and criminal behavior.
Martinsburg attorney has her lawyer license annulled (The Herald-Mail)
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Martinsburg attorney's law license has been annulled by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.
Top lawyer being probed for misconduct (The Age)
Prominent solicitor under investigation over allegations of professional misconduct and failing to inform a client of his work for notorious religious sect's leader.
It is Thai tradition to lobby : Attorney General (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Six months after taking over as Attorney-General, Chaikasem Nitisiri talks to The Nation's Kornchanok....
Lawyer claims two polygamous ranch children remain unaccounted for (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
The lawyer representing two mothers from the compound says the boys aren't on any of the state's placement lists.
Lawyer claims two polygamous ranch children remain unaccounted for (ABC 15 Phoenix)
UNDATED (AP) - An attorney is claiming two boys taken by authorities in a raid on a Texas polygamist compound earlier this month are unaccounted for. The lawyer representing two mothers from the compound says the boys aren't on any of the state's placement lists.
Chicago lawyer finds mission in helping Iraqi Christian refugees (The Christian Science Monitor)
Robert DeKelaita, himself from Iraq, has helped hundreds gain asylum in the US.
Gibson resigns as district attorney (Sparta Expositor)
The man who sat at the helm of the 13 th Judicial District Attorney General’s office 18 years has tendered his resignation after two years of legal wrangling over what was considered inappropriate judgment.
Top lawyer probed for misconduct (The Age)
Solicitor under investigation over allegations of professional misconduct.
UPDATE: Attorney for Duncan charged with DUI, possessing pot (KTVB Boise)
FIRST ON KTVB.COMThe attorney for convicted killer Joseph Duncan is in some legal trouble of his own. Thomas Monaghan is charged with four misdemeanors including driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.
Top terror suspect meets lawyer at Gitmo (Boston Globe)
A defense attorney met with suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for the first time at Guantanamo Bay, but the Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he could not reveal details because of "unnecessarily broad" military restrictions.
Want a lawyer? Try new website (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
AdvocateKhoj is a dedicated case post system for consumers (URL: http://www.advocatekhoj.com) to help people find a well-qualified lawyer for their legal needs. It was launched April 10. It is a joint venture between two privately funded firms - India-based Neosys Inc and US-based Nubia Inc.
Want a lawyer? Try new website (SiliconIndia)
Type verification code in the box and submit. Chennai: With 30 million pending cases today in various lower and higher courts of India, a group of lawyers and law firms have set up a dedicated website for people to find lawyers.