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Dalton attorney Farrow elected to Ga. DOT board (The Dalton Daily Citizen)
Dalton attorney Steve Farrow, elected on Thursday to the state Department of Transportation board for the 9th Congressional District, said if changes need to be made at the troubled agency, “I’m certainly open to that.”
Molina's attorney: ‘I think he’s innocent’ (The Observer-Dispatch)
Wesley Molina-Cirino’s defense attorney, Rebecca Wittman, Thursday thanked Oneida County Court Judge Barry Donalty for the “privilege” of representing the man convicted of killing Utica police Officer Thomas Lindsey.
Five minutes with: Lawyer stays connected to Korean roots (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Jay Kim is the opposite of the powerful corporate lawyer with the big office and sweeping view of the Arch and the Mississippi River. He shares space in a small firm housed in an aging office building at 1015 Locust Street.
Assistant county attorney to take over Houston County office (Winona Daily News)
Sue Bublitz will take over the Houston County Attorney’s office today.
Plaintiffs Lawyer Lanier to Appeal Vioxx Reversal (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
W. Mark Lanier, the Houston plaintiffs lawyer who won a $234.4 million jury verdict in the nation's first Vioxx trial, isn't mincing words; he calls Thursday's Texas appeals court opinion reversing a $26.1 million judgment in that suit "judicial activism for corporate America."
Thomas once scoffed at attorney-client rule (The Arizona Republic)
When Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas went to court Tuesday to curtail the Arizona State Bar's investigation of alleged ethical violations by people in his office, he argued, among other things, that the Bar was infringing on attorney-client privilege.
Court benches local lawyer for 2 years (The Columbus Dispatch)
A Columbus lawyer's license has been suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court for two years.
Q: Does the attorney at a closing work for me? (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A: The closing attorney is generally present to represent the interest of the finance company, according to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission.
Rezko hires attorney in attempt to stifle warrant (Las Vegas Sun)
Fri, May 30, 2008 (2 a.m.) Tony Rezko, an indicted Chicago political insider tied to Democratic presidential front-runner Barack Obama, has hired a high-profile Las Vegas attorney to try to quickly quash a warrant for his arrest in Clark County.
Ohio’s attorney general to be on UT panel today (The Toledo Blade)
The newly appointed interim Ohio attorney general will be a panelist today in a conflict resolution symposium at the University of Toledo.
Bloomington attorney accused of investment scams (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A Bloomington attorney has been charged with stealing a client's money meant as an investment in a golf course development. Forty-5-year-old Phillip Chamberlain faces five felony counts.
Former EADS chief charged for insider trading: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former EADS chief Noel Forgeard was charged with insider trading for selling company shares just months before the European aviation group revealed delays with its A380 superjumbo, his lawyer said.
Bloomington attorney accused of investment scams (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
A Bloomington attorney has been charged with stealing a client's money meant as an investment in a golf course development.
Attorney Accused Of Investment Scams (WRTV Indianapolis)
A Bloomington attorney who officials say guided a client to invest thousands of dollars in a golf course development and other projects has been accused of stealing part of the money.
Cuomo brings attorney general’s office to the Hudson Valley (Mid-Hudson News)
MIDDLETOWN – State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo brought his traveling “community partnership initiative” to the Hudson Valley Thursday night with a forum in Middletown.
US Attorney General Gives Homicide Cold Case Unit Award (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- US Attorney General Michael Mukasey will present members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Homicide Cold Case Unit review board with the Citizen Volunteer Service Award on May 30, 2008 at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. The annual award recognizes citizens who volunteer to assist law enforcement or Department of Justice initiatives.
Haneef case raises human rights concerns: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer who represented former Gold Coast doctor Mohamed Haneef has told a Law Society function in Darwin that the case raises serious questions about aspects of Australia's legal system.
Bloomington Attorney Accused of Investment Scams (Indiana's NewsCenter)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A Bloomington attorney has been charged with stealing a client's money meant as an investment in a golf course development. Forty-five-year-old Phillip Chamberlain faces five felony counts.
Lawyer asks for speedy trial in Cottonwood bus crash (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MARSHALL, Minn. - The lawyer for the woman charged in the fatal bus crash in southwestern Minnesota has filed a motion demanding a speedy trial for his client.
Brown won't fight court ruling on same-sex marriage / Attorney general opposes legal maneuver by conservative groups ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
Conservative groups that want the state Supreme Court to delay same-sex marriages in California until voters decide whether to reinstate a ban on those marriages in November ran into opposition Thursday from Attorney General Jerry Brown, whose office defended...
Mancini turns to lawyer after Inter sacking (ESPN Soccernet.com)
Former coach Roberto Mancini said on Friday he had asked his lawyer to protect his interests and defend his reputation over the reasons given by Inter Milan for sacking him.
Virginia attorney general to seek full hearing on abortion ruling (The Virginian-Pilot)
RICHMOND The attorney general said Friday he will seek a full hearing before a federal appeals court on a Virginia law banning a form of late-term abortion ruled unconstitutional by a three-judge panel. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 last week that the Virginia ab ...
Better Business Bureau, attorney general to provide free document shredding (BizJournals)
In an attempt to help combat identity theft, the Better Business Bureau of Louisville, Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky, in conjunction with the Kentucky attorney general's office will hold a document shredding day Saturday at the University of Louisville's Shelby Campus, 8911 Shelbyville Rd.
Parole board to decide if killer's attorney was racist (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Attorneys for condemned killer Curtis Osborne repeated their argument Friday that his defense attorney at trial was a racist and did an inadequate job at his trial in Spalding County. For three hours, advocates met in private with the five members of the state Board of Pardons and Paroles, which just last week commuted the death sentence of another man just hours before he was to die. Former ...
Fayetteville city attorney turns down Triad job (The Fayetteville Observer)
Fayetteville City Attorney Karen McDonald on Friday withdrew her name from consideration as a finalist for Greensboro’s top legal job.
Lawyer asks for speedy trial in Cottonwood, Minn., bus crash that killed four (Fargo Forum)
MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) - The lawyer for the woman charged in the fatal bus crash in southwestern Minnesota has filed a motion demanding a speedy trial for his client. Advertisement: GREEN MILL RESTAURANT Receive $5 off any order greater than $20! TEXT this to your phone and bring it in to GREEN MILL to receive $5 off any order greater than $20!
City still holding out, lawyer for Rice family says (Rocky Mountain News)
A lawyer for the family of Emily Rice, the 24-year-old who bled to death in 2006 in the Denver Jail, has accused Denver city officials of lying when they claimed they are trying to settle with her family.
Victoria police chief, ex-city attorney indicted (Austin American-Statesman)
Victoria's police chief and former city attorney have been indicted on charges alleging they tampered with an investigation by leaking information about it to a local reporter.
Bloomington attorney arrested in fraud case (The Indianapolis Star)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A Bloomington attorney who officials say guided a client to invest thousands of dollars in a golf course development and other projects has been accused of stealing part of the money.
Lead Defendant In Los Gatos Homicide Case May Need New Lawyer (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The lead defendant in the slaying of former Los Gatos nightclub owner Mark Achilli may have to get a new lawyer because of a possible conflict involving one of the lawyer's law clerks.
U.S. Attorney Statement (CBS 42 Birmingham)
U.S. Attorney Alice Martin Responds to Latifi Ruling.
High-Profile Attorney To Represent Girl Beaten In Videotaped Attack (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Famed attorney Gloria Allred represented the family of Nicole Brown Simpson, Amber Fry and Paula Jones. She's now added a Polk County girl beaten on tape to her list of high profile clients. INJURY IMAGES: Photos Show Black Eyes, Bruises On Girl After Beating FIRST BEATING VIDEO: Images From Video | Watch Video SECOND BEATING VIDEO: Images From Video | Watch Video MUG SHOTS: See Photos Of All 8 ...
Seat all delegates, Clinton lawyer urges (CNN.com)
A day before the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee is set to determine how to seat the delegations of Florida and Michigan, the Clinton campaign's chief lawyer said the committee is compelled to seat both delegations fully and not award Sen. Barack Obama any delegates from Michigan.
Teen beating victim's attorney appears in court (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)
Lawyers for the eight Polk County teens charged in a brutal, videotaped attack on a 16-year-old girl were back in court on Friday, and they weren't alone. Joining them was the high-profile attorney who will represent the victim. Gloria Allred says she took the case because her heart goes out to Victoria Lindsay, and she's looking forward to her client's day in court.
CNN - Seat All Delegates, Clinton Lawyer Urges (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
With Three Contests Left In The Primary Season, Sen. Hillary Clinton Is Making A Big Push For Votes. But Her Presidential Hopes May Now Hinge On Saturday's Meeting Of A Democratic Party Panel. Her Chief Lawyer Says The Committee Is Compelled To Seat Both The Michigan And Florida Delegations Fully And Not Award Sen. Barack Obama Any Michigan Delegates.  
Attorney general competition could split GOP at convention (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
Two thousand Indiana Republicans will gather at the Convention Center on Monday for a state convention that could split the party. It's all over the battle for the nomination for attorney general.
Victoria police chief, ex-city attorney indicted (11 News Houston)
Victoria's police chief and former city attorney have been indicted on charges alleging they tampered with an investigation by leaking information about it to a local reporter.
Seat all delegates, Clinton lawyer urges (Sports Illustrated)
A day before the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee is set to determine how to seat the delegations of Florida and Michigan, the Clinton campaign's chief lawyer said the committee is compelled to seat both delegations fully and not award Sen. Barack Obama any delegates from Michigan.
Singapore attorney warns of rights "fanatics": paper (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Singapore's attorney general warned that the concept of human rights must not be allowed to become a religion for fanatics to achieve political goals such as gay marriage, the Straits Times reported on Saturday.
Massive terror plot little more than a fantasy, defence lawyer suggests (CNews)
BRAMPTON, Ont. - A long-awaited test of Canada's anti-terror legislation began Friday with a defence lawyer suggesting that an alleged homegrown terrorist plot was nothing more than fantasy.
FLDS Spokesperson and Utah Attorney General Blast Each Other On Live Television (2News Salt Lake City)
KUTV airwaves turned into a verbal boxing ring, Thursday night, when FLDS Spokesperson Willie Jessop and Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff exchanged heated words.
Awaiting second trial in law partner's death, ex-lawyer is now out of home detention restriction (The Kansas City Star)
A Jackson County judge lifted home detention Thursday for a former lawyer accused of killing his Kansas City law partner eight years ago.
Port Richey To Question 3 Attorney Finalists (The Pasco Tribune)
The city council plans to interview three candidates for city attorney.
Brookins unable to obtain attorney (Odessa American)
Ray Brookins, a former West Texas State School assistant superintendent, wasn't able to meet a 5 p.m. deadline to retain a new attorney, according to court records.
Legislature looking for own lawyer (Lawrence Journal-World)
The Legislature is looking for a lawyer it can call its own. Members of the Legislative Coordinating Council voted Thursday to take bids from people interested in providing legal services to the Legislature. Applications will be accepted through September and a decision made in November.
Tyler Attorney Steven Sims Assessed Probation (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Tyler attorney Steven Sims has pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony charge of misappropriating about $60,000 from a client, whose affairs he handled, in the Smith County Criminal District Attorney’s office reports.
Attorney elected regents chairman (Billings Gazette)
HAVRE - The state Board of Regents has elected Bozeman attorney Steven M. Barrett as its new chairman.
Entwistle lawyer denied change of venue (Boston Globe)
WOBURN - A lawyer for Neil Entwistle argued yesterday that the relentless media coverage of the killing of his wife and infant daughter has left only one place in Massachusetts where his client can get a fair trial.
Rialto hires new city attorney (The Press-Enterprise)
The Rialto City Council, which dismissed its longtime city attorney in January, this week hired the veteran legal counsel for the city of Chino. After interviewing four other applicants, the council chose Jimmy Gutierrez, Councilman Ed Scott said Friday.
Rich Rodriguez's lawyer says WVU needs an open mind (Detroit Free Press)
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A lawyer for Rich Rodriguez hopes West Virginia University will go into court-ordered mediation of a $4 million lawsuit with an open mind.