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Houston County attorney resigns to return to Rochester (Post-Bulletin)
Houston County attorney Rick Jackson has resigned to return to Rochester
Feds Probe Lesbian Attorney's Firing (The Advocate)
Federal investigators are evaluating whether a U.S. Department of Justice official fired an attorney because of her sexual orientation.
Machete attack on lawyer (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
A lawyer representing embattled national police chief Sereepisut Taemeeyaves was injured by a machete-wielding man in the parking lot of the Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek road yesterday.
REGION: District attorney releases statement on Oceanside shooting (North County Times)
OCEANSIDE ---- After nearly three weeks of silence on the shooting of a North County woman and child by an off-duty police officer, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis released a short written statement Thursday that asks the public for patience.
Attorney general rules in Cumberland school case (The Providence Journal)
CUMBERLAND — The attorney general’s office has ruled that the School Committee violated the state Open Meetings Law when it approved a one-year contract extension for Supt. Donna Morelle in October 2006.
State attorney candidates stress backgrounds (The Palm Beach Post)
State attorney candidate Michael McAuliffe highlighted his experience as a federal prosecutor, while Democratic primary rival Paula Russell pointed to her work in the "trenches" as a longtime local prosecutor, during a candidate forum Thursday.
Ruling threatens to yank lawyer (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
The purported head of a Milwaukee crime crew known as the "Body Snatchers" must find a new lawyer to fight federal...
Haneef's lawyer 'astounded' by AFP (Daily Telegraph)
THE revelation that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) still have nine officers on the Mohamed Haneef case seven months after charges were dropped is "astounding", the former terror suspect's lawyer says.
Death-row attorney released for candor (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney who argues he's incompetent to defend a death row inmate has been let off the case but not because he's not qualified, the judge ruled.
State attorney candidates stress backgrounds (The Palm Beach Post)
State attorney candidate Michael McAuliffe highlighted his experience as a federal prosecutor, while Democratic primary rival Paula Russell pointed to her work in the "trenches" as a longtime local prosecutor, during a candidate forum Thursday.
Judge allows attorney to withdraw from death penalty case (Provo Daily Herald)
A judge ruled that attorney Mark Moffat can withdraw as counsel for a death-row inmate who is appealing his sentence, but Moffat's co-counsel, an attorney in Boise, will have to stay on the case.
Gresham, attorney agree to separate (The Oregonian)
GRESHAM -- Gresham City Attorney Susan Bischoff leaves City Hall on Monday with twice as much severance pay as her contract required and a brief but complimentary goodbye statement from Gresham's mayor despite persistent concerns about her performance that forced her resignation.
George's lawyer seeks an acquittal (Detroit Free Press)
Even though a jury found Michael George guilty last month of murdering his wife, a judge in the case could soon decide there wasn't enough evidence to convict him. Defense lawyer Carl Marlinga is asking Macomb County Circuit Judge James Biernat to order an acquittal because of flimsy evidence.
Rosemead's city attorney already $43,000 over his budget (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
ROSEMEAD - The city attorney is over his legal budget by $43,000, with six months remaining in the billing cycle, records show.
Dallas lawyer closer to job as federal appellate judge (WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth)
WASHINGTON – Dallas lawyer Catharina Haynes moved a step closer Thursday to a lifetime job as a federal appellate judge, as the Senate Judiciary Committee approved her nomination to the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lawyer: Man facing murder count tried to kill woman earlier (Asbury Park Press)
A man charged with murdering his mistress by beating her over the head with a metal tool once tried to kill the woman by drugging her with sleeping pills, a lawyer for an alleged accomplice claims.
Two area judges, lawyer seek appellate court posts (Birmingham News)
Two judges from Jefferson County and a Birmingham lawyer qualified to run for seats on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, after two incumbents on the court announced Wednesday they will not seek re-election.
County attorney given $30,000 raise (The Buffalo News)
The Erie County Legislature on Thursday raised the starting salary for the new county attorney by $30,000 to about $124,000 — in line with the previous county attorney's salary under former County Executive Joel A. Giambra.
Tyler Attorney Honored By Bar (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Tyler attorney Gregory Porter had been honored by the Texas Bar Foundation. He has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation, selected for his outstanding professional achievements and demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state.
Austin lawyer's tax jokes fetch $10,000; Southwest president, chef to speak at women's conference (Austin American-Statesman)
Austin lawyer's tax jokes fetch $10,000 prize
Ex-F&S Oil president in Connecticut, attorney says (Republican-American)
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY -- Ousted F&S Oil President Christopher Carr is in Connecticut, and is in contact with state officials through his attorney, his lawyer said Tuesday. Brian E. Spears, a Westport attorney representing Carr, said he is regularly in contact with Carr, but would not disclose his location, or comment on the demise of F&S Oil. More details in Wednesday's ...
US sailor says voices told him to stab Japanese cabbie: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A US sailor arrested on suspicion of murdering a Japanese taxi driver says he heard voices in his head telling him to stab the victim, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer crusading for Avastin coverage dies of cancer (CBC)
Jim Connors, a Dartmouth lawyer who lobbied the province to pay for an expensive cancer drug, has lost his own battle with the disease.
Attorney Seeks Probation For USF Grad Who Held Gun (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA – A University of South Florida graduate convicted Wednesday of a federal weapons charge should face no more than six months in federal prison, and could get probation, his attorney says in a bond motion.
Attorney of death-row inmate released on plea of incompetence (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 8:49 AM- PROVO -- The attorney of a death-row inmate has been released from the case for what a judge calls "outrageous candor."
Remy Ma - Victims Lawyer Remy Ma Needs To Face The Consequences (ContactMusic)
Rapper REMY MA has been chastised by the lawyer of her shooting victim, after she called on her fans to send in letters of support to Manhattan Supreme Court in a bid to win her ...
Attorney General Conway Announces Indictments Of Three Therapists (The Kentucky Post)
Attorney General Jack Conway announced Thursday, that three Kentucky therapists from Letcher County have been indicted for Medicaid fraud.
Judge Tells Slaying Suspect To Sort Out Problems With Lawyer (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
A judge says he wants a slaying suspect who's at odds with his lawyer to work out their differences.
Wright's attorney says prosecutors lack evidence (WAVY 10)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The attorney for former Wilmington Representative Thomas Wright says prosecutors filed fraud charges against him without any evidence.
No case against detained journalists: Zimbabwe lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwe's attorney general has concluded that there is no case against two foreign journalists who were arrested for operating without accreditation, their lawyer said on Friday.
Attorney Brent Coon to Depose Former BP CEO Lord John Browne in BP . Explosion Case Today (InfoBolsa)
Explosion Case Today 04/04/2008 16:50:00 Business Wire Attorney Brent Coon, of Brent Coon & Associates, will depose Lord John Browne, the former CEO of British Petroleum (NYSE:BP), on Friday, April 4, beginning at approximately 10:00 AM CDT.
U.S. Attorney to open St. George office (Deseret Morning News)
The office for the U.S. Attorney for Utah has announced it has received U.S. Department of Justice funding to open a satellite office in St. George to better handle federal cases in the southern part of the state.
Lawyer: Queens pol not a crook (AM New York)
NEW YORK (AP) _ A state lawmaker accused of taking bribes was guilty of nothing but naivete in dealing with a developer bent on luring her into an illicit bargain, her lawyer says.
Attorney sues OHA over state funding (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu attorney William Burgess has filed another suit against the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Burgess is representing six non-Hawaiian state residents who say state funding for the agency discriminates against non-Hawaiians.
Controversial lawyer Doug Christie cited for misconduct by B.C. Law Society (CNews)
Controversial lawyer Doug Christie, whose client list includes former Nazi prison guard Michael Seifert and Holocaust-denier Ernst Zundel, has been found guilty of professional misconduct and slapped with a hefty fine.
Howard selects new state's attorney (Baltimore Sun)
Appointee, 36-year veteran of prosecutor's office, serving as interim attorney Howard County has a new state's attorney, but the selection announced today isn't expected to change things much.
Foreign Journalists Still Detained In Zimbabwe: Lawyer - AFP (Nasdaq)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP)--Zimbabwe police were still holding two foreign journalists late Friday on charges of operating without accreditation despite an order to release them from the attorney general's office, their lawyer said.
Attorney says environmental testing at Metea site is inadequate (Daily Herald)
Whatever the results of recent environmental studies in Indian Prairie Unit District 204, they likely won't be enough to quiet attorney Shawn Collins and parents opposed to building Metea Valley High School along Eola Road.
Lawyer Doug Christie cited for misconduct (CNews)
Controversial lawyer Doug Christie, whose client list includes former Nazi prison guard Michael Seifert and Holocaust-denier Ernst Zundel, has been found guilty of professional misconduct and slapped with a hefty fine.
Victims rights lawyer allowed to be part of sex-abuse case against ex-public lands official (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 3:05 PM- KANAB - A victim's rights lawyer can participate in the sexual-abuse case facing a former Bureau of Land Management administrator, a judge ruled Friday.
Pine water board hires attorney (The Payson Roundup)
The Pine-Strawberry Water Improve-ment District has approved the hiring of controversial Flagstaff attorney John Gliege.
Ex-Miami city attorney fights for severance (Miami Herald)
Former Miami City Attorney Jorge Fernandez won't give up his nearly $275,000 severance package without a fight. Fernandez -- who resigned in February as part of a plea deal with prosecutors over misuse of his city expense account -- has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, demanding City Hall pay up.
Suspect In Va. Woman's Slaying Told To Work With Attorney (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
A judge told a suspect in the slaying of a Virginia woman to work out his differences with his attorney, giving the man 10 days to do so and vowing to keep the case on track for a trial now set for May 13.
Feds probe lesbian attorney's firing (Planet Out via Yahoo! News)
SUMMARY: Federal investigators are looking into allegations an attorney lost her job because of her sexual orientation.
U.S. Attorney for Utah to open satellite office in St. George (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 5:56 PM- The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah, which is based in Salt Lake City, is opening a branch in St. George.
Haneef lawyer 'astounded' over AFP hunt (The Star)
The revelation that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) still have nine officers on the Mohamed Haneef case seven months after charges were dropped is "astounding", the former terror suspect's lawyer says.
Weedsport woman's lawyer rejects plea offer in crash that killed three children (The Post-Standard)
Watertown, NY -- The defense lawyer for a Weedsport woman charged in the death of three of her children during a police chase rejected a plea offer from prosecutors today.
Region: Former attorney gets 5 years for pyramid scheme (North County Times)
A Carlsbad man who worked as an attorney was ordered Friday to serve five years, three months in federal prison for his admitted role in pyramid scheme that swindled more than 90 people, many of whom were retirees, federal prosecutors said.
Attorney parts ways with city (Gresham Outlook)
Gresham and its city attorney, Susan Bischoff, have agreed to part ways on Monday, April 7. The price for Bischoff’s resignation is six months’ pay, a total of $58,116, plus eight months of health insurance benefits and the promise not to talk about “the mutually agreeable separation.”
State suspends Mt. Pleasant attorney from practicing law (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The order from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court calls for the emergency temporary suspension of attorney James R. Michael after a yearlong investigation.