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Attorney general calls property deed business a 'scam' (Lincoln Journal Star)
Nebraska Attorney General John Bruning has joined Lancaster County officials to warn against a company that sells certified deeds. National Deed Service has mailed letters to area property owners attempting to sell certified copies of property deeds for $69.50.
Clark lawyer says letter 'not legitimate' (Rocky Mountain News)
The lawyer for an alleged street gang member suspected in the slaying of Denver Bronco Darrent Williams called the letter implicating him "bogus" Friday.
Utah Attorney General's office meets with sect member (Provo Daily Herald)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A high-ranking member of a polygamist sect met with the Utah Attorney General's Office to discuss the recent raid at a Texas ranch.
Termination talk in Marana leads Reuwsaat to hire lawyer (Arizona Daily Star)
Marana Town Manager Mike Reuwsaat has hired a lawyer to help him work on a "transition plan" for leaving the position he has held since 2003.
Willard Hatch, 88, bankruptcy lawyer (Seattle Times)
A half-century career as a highly respected bankruptcy lawyer in Seattle wasn't enough for Willard Hatch. Even into his 80s, following his...
Interview reveals Campton Hills dissolution fears, but lawyer says comments were edited (Kane County Chronicle)
The May 12 edition of “Chicago Lawyer” features an interview with a member of the village’s legal team, Georgia Logothetis, who discussed her work for Campton Hills.
Lawyer calls for regulation of property-tax consultants (Winnipeg Free Press)
A local lawyer says the province is neglecting to protect property owners who are falling victim to incompetent property-tax consultants. Ned Brown, a downtown lawyer who specializes in real estate law, said that the province needs to regulate an industry which caters to individuals upset with their municipal property tax bills.
Lawyer points to latest canal breach (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
RENO -- A lawyer for flood victims said Friday that this week's failure of another canal provides more ammunition in the legal battle to slow water flows in a century-old Northern Nevada irrigation system because it shows "these ancient embankments are not as strong as they appear."
Lawyer: Zimbabwe opposition leader still missing (KRON 4 Bay Area)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - An opposition lawyer in Zimbabwe says police have failed to bring the number-two opposition leader to court despite a judge's order.
Lawyer: Zimbabwe opposition leader still missing (KHQ Spokane)
Associated Press - June 14, 2008 6:03 AM ET HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - An opposition lawyer in Zimbabwe says police have failed to bring the number-two opposition leader to court despite a judge's...
Lawyer: Zimbabwe opposition leader still not in court (USA Today)
An opposition lawyer says police have failed to bring the No. 2 opposition leader to court despite a judge's order.
Attorney: Assault suspect was harassed (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — Assault suspect Mark Watson’s attorney called the facts surrounding his case into question and argued for a lower bond. Watson, 21, was arrested in March after a fight outside the bowling alley.
Attorney's letter angers LaPorte County assessor :Original reassessment records requested to be preserved. (South Bend Tribune)
LaPorte County Assessor Carol McDaniel accused attorney Mark L. Phillips of making false statements in regard to the reassessment that will take place this summer.
Attorney asks Ohio attorney general's office for $875,000 (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The attorney for the two young women who have alleged they were sexually harassed while working in the attorney general's office has asked the state for nearly $900,000.
County won't pay for sheriff's attorney (The Argus-Press)
CORUNNA - Shiawassee County Commissioners voted Thursday to disallow more than $800 in attorney fees Sheriff Jon Wilson requested for independent counsel.
Attorney: Client Not Criminally Responsible (CBS 13 Baltimore)
The attorney for a Garrett County man charged with the bludgeoning death of his adoptive father says his client has been found not criminally responsible by state psychiatrists.
Lawyer says intruder alarm system not working at Texas governor's mansion before arson fire (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
HOUSTON - A lawyer for Texas state troopers says a security system intended to detect intruders at the governor's mansion wasn't working the night that an arsonist set fire to the building.
Attorney fights for new trial in murder case (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
Michael Leon Walker, convicted in the murder of a 67-year-old man, is pushing for a new trial on the ground the jury's verdict was contrary to the evidence in the case, his attorney said.
UPDATE: Ohio Attorney General Scandal (WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia)
The attorney for the two young women who say they were sexually harassed while working in the Attorney General's office in Ohio have asked the state for nearly $900,000.
Hair today and gone tomorrow: Local attorney donates ponytail to Locks of Love (The Lufkin Daily News)
Once jokingly known as the long-haired hippie at the courthouse, defense attorney Bill Agnew is gaining new notoriety after having shed 10 inches of his dark locks for children who have lost their hair to cancer and other illnesses.
R. Kelly Lawyer Sam Adam Jr. Speaks: 'It's Been One Heck Of A Case' -- Exclusive (MTV Music Television)
R. Kelly defense lawyer Sam Adam Jr. spoke exclusively with MTV News on Friday about the singer's child-pornography trial.
Lawyer says Governor's Mansion security system not working night of fire (Austin American-Statesman)
An infrared security system designed to detect intruders wasn't working the night that an arsonist torched the Governor's Mansion, an Austin lawyer who represents the Texas State Troopers Association said.
R. Kelly Lawyer Sam Adam Jr. Speaks: 'It's Been One Heck Of A Case' -- Exclusive (Vh1)
R. Kelly's lawyer Sam Adam Jr. (Photo: UPI Photo/Brian Kersey) CHICAGO -- "It's been one heck of a case."
Civil-rights attorney Murphy Bell, 87, dies (KPLC Lake Charles)
Associated Press - June 14, 2008 9:54 PM ET BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Murphy W. Bell, an attorney who was prominent in Louisiana's civil rights movement, is dead at the age of 87.
Civil-rights attorney Murphy Bell, 87, dies (KATC 3 Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Murphy W. Bell, an attorney who was prominent in Louisiana's civil rights movement, is dead at the age of 87. His funeral will be Tuesday at St.
Civil-rights attorney Murphy Bell, 87, dies (KTBS Shreveport)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Murphy W. Bell, an attorney who was prominent in Louisiana's civil rights movement, is dead at the age of 87. Murphy F. Bell Jr. says his grandfather's funeral will be Tuesday at St. Michael Episcopal Church, and he will be buried at Port Hudson National
Attorney wins prestigious award (Macomb Daily)
Stephen Rabaut's reputation as a top criminal defense attorney in Macomb County cases is well known in the county courthouse in downtown Mount Clemens.
Attorney General Scandal (WKBN 27 Youngstown)
Developing details emerge in the Ohio Attorney General scandal....the two women...who say they were sexually harassed while working in the a-g's office have asked the state for nearly 900-thousand dollars.
Attorney General Scandal (WYTV Youngstown)
Developing details emerge in the Ohio Attorney General scandal....
Wilkins settles in as U.S. attorney for S.C. (The State)
Walt Wilkins just smiles when asked how he will deal with high-profile cases that will come his way as the new U.S. attorney for South Carolina. When you’ve survived a plane crash, he’ll tell you, nothing else is quite as scary. On July 13, 2003, the then-29-year-old Wilkins was on his way with his new bride, Donyelle, to celebrate their honeymoon on Abaco, a small island in the Bahamas, when ...
Blood Drive for TGC District Attorney (KSAN - KLST San Angelo)
A blood drive was held on Saturday for the Tom Green County District Attorney Stephen Lupton.
Chattanooga: Berz ‘lawyer’ charge dismissed by committee (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
City Councilwoman Carol Berz last week was cleared of a complaint that she misrepresented herself as a lawyer during her race for City Council District 6.
Attorney touts experience (Marietta Daily Journal)
MARIETTA - Cobb attorney Joan Davis said she plans to challenge Cobb Superior Court Judge Tain Kell in the November general election to decide who will hold the county's newly created 10th seat on the court.
Interview reveals Campton Hills dissolution fears, but lawyer says comments were edited (Kane County Chronicle)
The May 12 edition of “Chicago Lawyer” features an interview with a member of the village’s legal team, Georgia Logothetis, who discussed her work for Campton Hills.
ESTATE PLANNING column: Be wise with granting power of attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Q: My son keeps telling me that I need to give him power of attorney. However, I don't want to give up control yet. Any suggestions?
Troubles torment attorney Richard Torpy (Florida Today)
It's been a tough stretch for attorney Richard Torpy.
Slidell attorney honored by Stennis Space Center for contributions (News Banner)
A Slidell attorney who works as the attorney advisor for the chief counsel at the Stennis Space Center was recently recognized by NASA for her contributions to flight safety.
Security system at Texas Governor's Mansion didn't work, state troopers' lawyer says (Dallas Morning News)
HOUSTON – An infrared security system that was supposed to detect intruders wasn't working the night an arsonist torched the governor's mansion, a lawyer for the state troopers said.
Israeli Troops Storm Prisoners'Affairs Office , Detain Lawyer in Jenin (Palestine News Agency)
JENIN, June 15, 2008, (WAFA)-Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stormed on Sunday prisoners' affairs office and detained its lawyer in the West Bank city of Jenin, security sources said.
Lawyer questions Pa. bishop’s memory in church trial (The Daily American)
PHILADELPHIA — An Episcopal bishop accused of covering up his brother’s assaults of a teenage girl in the 1970s was experiencing selective amnesia and other phenomena he described in his own 1997 book about harboring secrets about clergy sex abuse, a church lawyer argued.
Brown County lawyer candidate scrutinized (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
A Brown County Board committee has recommended hiring board Chairman Guy Zimas personal attorney as the countys lawyer although other candidates were not considered for the position.
Co-columnist opens up about attorney admission (The Bismarck Tribune)
Compiled by LAUREN DONOVANBismarck Tribune Garrison newspaper columnist Don Gackle’s “Here and There” column reflected on recent news that a longtime Garrison attorney admitted to stealing $340,000 from two clients.
Attorney: Assault suspect was harassed (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — Assault suspect Mark Watson’s attorney called the facts surrounding his case into question and argued for a lower bond. Watson, 21, was arrested in March after a fight outside the bowling alley.
Three area pharmacies among those cited by attorney general (The Troy Record)
CVS and Rite Aid pharmacies in East Greenbush, Malta and Albany were included the pharmacies statewide cited Thursday by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for selling expired milk, eggs, medicine and baby formula.
'Troubled' teen allegedly threatens attorney (Canton Observer)
The second day of Stephanie Ann Stein's trial started late because her attorney, Todd Flood, said he had just discovered evidence that caused him "grave concern." Stein, 32, of Canton is on trial for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old teenager she met while she was a teacher at Plymouth Christian Academy. Without the jury present, Flood recited a passage of instant messages that the ...
Attorney: Teen forced himself on teacher (Canton Observer)
From eighth-grade English to Wayne County Circuit Court. The trial of Stephanie Ann Stein, the Canton woman accused of having a sexual relationship with her former student at Plymouth Christian Academy, began Thursday with her attorney telling the jury they shouldn't believe anything said by her former student, now 16.
Lawyer must testify versus crony–Court (The Manila Times)
The Sandiganbayan ruled with finality favoring the government’s right to compel lawyer Jesus Disini to testify against his cousin and a known Marcos family ally, Herminio Disini, to litigate the estate of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.
Saudi lawyer to appeal in morals squad death case (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters RIYADH, June 15 (Reuters) - A Saudi lawyer said on Sunday he had filed an appeal against two members of the religious police over the death of a Saudi man last year. A court last November acquitted ...
Fox seeks election for state's attorney general position (Sidney Herald-Leader)
Tim Fox, a Republican with eastern Montana ties, was in Sidney Tuesday for the Montana Chamber of Commerce meeting. Fox is fresh off a primary victory in his hunt for the position of attorney general.
Lawyer must testify versus cronyCourt (Yehey!)
The Sandiganbayan ruled with finality favoring the governments right to compel lawyer Jesus Disini to testify against his cousin and a known Marcos family ally, Herminio Disini, to litigate the estate of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.