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Attorney general takes issue with proposed redistricting amendment (Orlando Sentinel)
Attorney General Bill McCollum is taking aim at a proposed constitutional amendment that could force lawmakers to more fairly draw the political boundaries of legislative districts.
Appeals court upholds order for Bessemer school board to pay former attorney (Birmingham News)
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals again has upheld a Bessemer judge's order for the Bessemer school board to pay its former attorney more than $49,000 in old fees.
Attorney general aims to reduce court delays (Windsor Star)
Ontario's Attorney General Chris Bentley is aiming to cut criminal court delays by 30 per cent over the next four years by reducing the number of court appearances and the number of days needed to complete a case, he announced Friday in Windsor.
Republicans have yet to choose nominee for Ohio attorney general (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus- The Ohio Republican Party's struggle to find a viable candidate for the upcoming attorney general's race will stretch on for at least another week.
Lawyer says driver is devastated by shooting (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A woman who told Jeffersonville police that she shot a motorcyclist in self-defense "felt she had no choice" because she thought he was going to hit her, her lawyer said yesterday.
Rayney lawyer in limbo (Perth Now)
THE Perth lawyer named in the Lloyd Rayney phone-tapping case has been snubbed by prosecutors in charge of the brief.
Oswego lawyer drops judge bid, backs rival (The Post-Standard)
Oswego County Republicans have lost a candidate for judge, but gained an endorsed candidate for state Senate this week. Oswego lawyer James Eby has called off his campaign for Surrogate's Court judge. Eby had challenged incumbent John J. Elliott.
Attorney General Coakley Settles With Company That Illegally Sold Health Insurance Products And Denied Mandated ... (Medical News Today)
Attorney General Martha Coakley's office obtained a consent judgment in Suffolk Superior Court resolving claims that Pan-American Life Insurance Company unfairly advertised, marketed and sold unapproved health insurance products in Massachusetts that did not cover mandated health benefits and service
Fort Smith lawyer faces new disbarment charges (FOX 16 Little Rock)
A previously disciplined Fort Smith lawyer known for his anti-tax efforts will face a new set of allegations against him in a forthcoming disbarment trial.
Ronaldo holds all the cards, claims lawyer (ESPN Soccernet.com)
Cristiano Ronaldo could all but force Manchester United to sell him to Real Madrid if he is hell bent on leaving, according to a leading employment lawyer.
Alleged victim breaks down, accused home invader fires lawyer (Ottawa Citizen)
The alleged ringleader of a month-long home invasion fired his lawyer mid-trial yesterday afternoon, stalling his criminal proceedings.
Flood lawyer: latest NV breach builds case to slow flows (AG Weekly)
RENO, Nev. - 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 to be.”
Democrats crown their candidate for attorney general (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS -- Ohio Democrats crowned their candidate for attorney general Saturday while Republicans let their initial target date to name their candidate pass without action.
Capitol lawyer defends military, CHR (Sun Star)
CAPITOL lawyer Erwin Vergara defended both the Philippine Army and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) against charges from militant groups.
Iran women's activist jailed for five years-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian women's rights activist has been sentenced to five years in prison on security-related charges, her lawyer said on Saturday.
Iran women's activist jailed for five years-lawyer (The Star)
TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian women's rights activist has been sentenced to five years in prison on security-related charges, her lawyer said on Saturday.
Paul Bernardo could never medically prove he's a reformed psychopath: Lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - Paul Bernardo is deluding himself and others by suggesting he is a reformed psychopath who would never rape or kill again, said the lawyer for his victims' families, adding that Bernardo could never muster the medical evidence to support his outrageous claims.
Idaho attorney to ask dismissal of flag charge (KIFI Idaho Falls)
Associated Press - June 21, 2008 3:24 PM ET BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An attorney in south-central Idaho says he'll ask a judge to dismiss a flag mutilation charge filed against a former Minico High...
Bernardo could never prove he's reformed: Lawyer (CTV.ca)
Paul Bernardo is deluding himself and others by suggesting he is a reformed psychopath who would never rape or kill again, said the lawyer for his victims' families.
Idaho attorney to ask dismissal of flag charge (The Olympian)
An attorney in south-central Idaho says he'll ask a judge to dismiss a flag mutilation charge filed against a former Minico High School teacher.
Bernardo could never prove he's reformed: Lawyer (CTV.ca)
Paul Bernardo is deluding himself and others by suggesting he is a reformed psychopath who would never rape or kill again, said the lawyer for his victims' families.
Fort Smith Lawyer Faces New Disbarment Charges (KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville)
A Fort Smith lawyer known for anti-tax efforts will face a new set of allegations in a forthcoming disbarment trial.
Brooks opts to keep his attorney (Concord Monitor)
Boston defense attorney Thomas Hoopes will remain on the defense team representing John "Jay" Brooks on capital murder charges for the murder of Jack Reid Sr.
Bullying claim lawyer’s £3.4m property deals - while she was signed off sick (Daily Mail)
A City lawyer who is seeking record compensation for bullying at work carried out six property deals totalling £3.4million while signed off sick, it has been claimed.
Gratiot County, Mich., group wants attorney general to pursue Velsicol insurance for cleanup funds (The Saginaw News)
ST. LOUIS -- The Pine River Superfund Citizens Task Force is urging state Attorney General Mike Cox to go after money available in a Velsicol Chemical Co. insurance policy.
Lawyer appeared intoxicated in court (Brampton Guardian)
BRAMPTON - A Toronto lawyer whose conduct in a Brampton courtroom resulted in two mistrials for the same murder case was cited with contempt because she appeared to be impaired.
Ex-Malaysian communist chief loses bid to return home: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Malaysia's exiled former communist chief, who fought a bloody 12-year guerrilla campaign, has lost his latest bid to return to the country, his lawyer said Sunday.
Ex-Malaysian communist chief loses bid to return home: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
Malaysia's exiled former communist chief, who fought a bloody 12-year guerrilla campaign, has lost his latest bid to return to the country, his lawyer said Sunday.
New state attorney general opinion limits commission control (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A question was sent to the state attorney general's office for an official opinion pertaining to the issue of whether or not the Common Interest Communities and Hotel Condominiums (note the new name for the CIC Commission is now CICHC Commission) or a hearing panel (administrative law judges) appointed by the commission have jurisdiction over issues and or disputes concerning or arising out of ...
Embattled John King loses another lawyer (The Charleston Gazette)
Dr. John A. King, the osteopathic physician who generated 124 medical malpractice lawsuits while treating patients at Putnam General Hospital between Nov. 2002 and June 2003, has lost yet another lawyer who was representing him - this one in federal bankruptcy proceedings in Birmingham, Ala.
Elder Law: Establish your estate plan with an attorney (The News-Press)
Last week, I discussed certain minimal documents that every adult should have prepared by an attorney to be used if you become incapacitated or die.
Bullying claim lawyer’s £3.4m property deals - while she was signed off sick (Daily Mail)
A City lawyer who is seeking record compensation for bullying at work carried out six property deals totalling £3.4million while signed off sick, it has been claimed.
Bradley petition to be on ballot as Green Party candidate for state's attorney turned down (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Decatur attorney Mark Bradley lost his bid Friday to be restored to the Nov. 4 general election ballot as the Green Party candidate for Macon County state's attorney.
File dumping shouldn't happen - Lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A prominent defence lawyer says the discovery in a rubbish tip of disclosure files related to a high-profile child death "simply shouldn't happen".
Attorney finds selectboard rejection of petitions on former Tannery land illegal (Camden Herald)
CAMDEN — An attorney representing Camden citizens who favor a public pathway along the Megunticook River on the Apollo Tannery property, has written that the selectboard exceeded their authority in denying two citizen petitions on April 29.
Attorney is finalist in literary contest (The Bellingham Herald)
Attorney Brian Brunkow has been selected as a finalist by The Pacific Northwest Writers Association in its 2008 literary contest. Brunkow’s titled work “Copyright Overview: Small Business and Music Licensing” is entered under the article/ essay/short memoir category. Winners will be announced on July 19 during the PNWA’s annual summer conference.
Attorney teaches at Fairhaven College (The Bellingham Herald)
Attorney Scott Railton cotaught a 400-level advanced course on immigration law and policy this spring at Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College.
Raleigh attorney Becton new president of NC Bar (WAVY 10)
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) - A Raleigh attorney is the new president of the North Carolina Bar Association. Charles L. Becton took over Saturday for Greensboro attorney Janet Ward Black.
Raleigh attorney Becton new president of NC Bar (Winston-Salem Journal)
A Raleigh attorney is the new president of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Kenai district attorney shifts to new job (Anchorage Daily News)
KENAI -- Kenai District Attorney June Stein is shifting to a new job with the state Department of Law's Rural Prosecutions Unit.
1 in, 1 out for city's lawyer (The Post-Standard)
Scratch lawyer Michael Bass from the list of candidates to be Auburn's next corporation counsel, but don't cross out John Rossi's name. Last week, Bass said he's no longer interested in the job.
Democrats back state treasurer to replace Dann as attorney general (Coshocton Tribune)
COLUMBUS - Democratic attorney general candidate Richard Cordray said Saturday that if elected, he will use the office to fight for Ohio families and consumer rights.
State's new U.S. Attorney living up to his name (The Greenville News)
South Carolina's newly appointed U.S. Attorney has a familiar face and an even more familiar name.
Monroe attorney buys piece of past (The Walton Tribune I Monroe)
MONROE — Paul Rosenthal is hoping to restore a prominent piece of the city’s past to its former glory. The 32-year-old city attorney and his family recently bought the building which was once the centerpiece of the city’s industrial hub — the old Monroe Cotton Mills on South Madison Avenue.
Raleigh attorney Becton new president of NC Bar (WRAL.com Raleigh)
A Raleigh attorney is the new president of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Corby lawyer 'got baggage handler defence from Triple J' (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A defence lawyer for convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby says he only started to investigate the possibility that Qantas baggage handlers planted marijuana in her boogie bag after hearing an ABC current affairs program.
Flood lawyer: latest NV breach builds case to slow flows (AG Weekly)
RENO, Nev. - 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 to be.”
Attorney Wants Case Against Amish Charged With Code Violations Moved To County Court (WWNY - WNYF Watertown)
The attorney representing 11 Amish men charged with building code violations in Morristown wants the latest case transferred to St. Lawrence County Court.
Raleigh attorney Becton new president of NC Bar (WNCT Greenville)
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) - A Raleigh attorney is the new president of the North Carolina Bar Association. Charles L. Becton took over Saturday for Greensboro attorney Janet Ward Black.
U. S. Attorney Alice Martin claims I have "maligned" her (The Montgomery Independent)
The U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Alice Martin, has once again alleged that I have "maligned" her. "Your May 1, 2008 opinion is inaccurate.