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Attorney in Scruggs case wants letters sealed (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorney Sidney Backstrom says he objects to the public release of character-reference letters people have written for him in a judicial bribery case.
Attorney Reads From Metrolink Crash Defendant's Diary (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
An attorney for the man accused in a deadly train derailment says entries in the defendant's diary do not support the prosecution's theory.
Attorney general job 'must split' (BBC News)
Proposed changes to the role of the attorney general do not go far enough, a committee of MPs has said.
Lawyer: NBA wants to financially "destroy" Donaghy (Covers.com)
NEW YORK (AP) -The NBA wants to financially ''destroy'' disgraced referee Tim Donaghy for embarrassing the league during the playoffs with allegations that referees were encouraged to manipulate results through foul calls, his lawyer charged Monda...
Attorney: Off-Duty Officer Who Shot Ex-Charger Followed Department Policy (FOX 6 News San Diego)
An off-duty rookie was trying to stop the perceived threat of a drunken driver when he shot Steve Foley, the officer's attorney told a jury.
Lawyer defends WA judge accused of rudeness (KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities)
Associated Press - June 23, 2008 9:45 PM ET ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) - A lawyer representing a King County District Court judge accused for a second time of rude behavior says Judge Judith Eiler is...
Lawyer: NBA wants to financially 'destroy' bet ref (AP via Yahoo! News)
The NBA wants to financially "destroy" disgraced referee Tim Donaghy for embarrassing the league during the playoffs with allegations that outcomes of previous games were purposely manipulated by bad calls, his lawyer charged Monday.
Lawyer found dead in closet was going through contentious divorce (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
The body of a Nashville lawyer was found in a closet in his Bowling Avenue home this morning in what police are characterizing as a suspicious death.
Austin Lawyer Joins Recording Academy (Austin American-Statesman)
Austin lawyer joins recording academy
2 managers in attorney general's office lose paid commute (The Columbus Dispatch)
Two managers in the Ohio attorney general's office got state cars to commute from their homes near Toledo and Dayton to their offices in Columbus, with one racking up more than $1,500 in fuel and repair costs for her drives.
Prominent Augusta attorney charged in drug bust (NBC 26 Augusta)
A prominent Augusta attorney is out on bond Monday night, after getting arrested during an undercover drug bust.
Lawyer Says N.B.A. Is Trying to Intimidate Donaghy (New York Times)
The N.B.A.?s attempt to recoup nearly $1.4 million in restitution from the disgraced referee Tim Donaghy is ?a transparent attempt at witness intimidation,? his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney says NBA out to get Donaghy (Winston-Salem Journal)
The NBA wants to financially "destroy" referee Tim Donaghy for embarrassing the league during the playoffs with allegations that referees were encouraged to manipulate results through foul calls, Donaghy's attorney charged yesterday.
Fenty Is Expected to Name Nickles Attorney General (Washington Post)
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty plans to nominate Peter Nickles as the District's permanent attorney general, according to city government sources, and a majority of D.C. Council members said yesterday that they will likely support the choice.
Attorney general shake up inadequate, MPs tell Gordon Brown (Daily Telegraph)
Gordon Brown's plans to shake up the role of the attorney general have been criticised as inadequate and pointless by a committee of MPs.
MPs say Attorney General's role needs to be split (Reuters.co.uk)
LONDON (Reuters) - A committee of MPs called on Tuesday for the political and ministerial roles performed by the Attorney General to be split, saying the government's reform proposals did not go far enough in restoring public confidence.
MPs say Attorney General's role needs to be split (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A committee of MPs called on Tuesday for the political and legal roles performed by the Attorney General to be split, saying the government's reform proposals did not go far enough in restoring public confidence.
Attorney says NBA out to punish Donaghy with payment demands (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
NEW YORK - An attorney for disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy says his client is being vilified by the league's demand for $1.39 million in restitution in his gambling case.
NBA FOULING REF FOR BLOWING WHISTLE: LAWYER (New York Post)
The NBA is bullying dirty referee Timothy Donaghy into forking over $1.4 million in retaliation for blabbing to the feds about corruption in the league, Donaghy's lawyer charged yesterday. Attorney John Lauro filed paperwork in which he described...
Fla. attorney general to announce plan to fight gangs (Florida Today)
TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s attorney general is ready to announce plans to crack down on street gangs in the state. Attorney General Bill McCollum and state law enforcement officials will unveil their strategy to reduce gang violence today.
Stallings, trial lawyer and mentor at Vinson & Elkins (Houston Chronicle)
Paul E. Stallings, a trial lawyer in one of Houston's largest law firms and a mentor to many lawyers and future judges, died Thursday at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center from complications of a blood disease. He was 69.
Baby assaulter meant no harm: lawyer (CNews)
A Winnipeg soldier guilty of assaulting his infant triplets had no intention of breaking their bones when he employed "inappropriate parenting techniques," a lawyer argued yesterday.
City attorney readies a return to high school (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
Santa Rosa's loss is Elsie Allen High School's gain.There was a fond and funny send-off Sunday for Brien Farrell, who's about to step down as city attorney. Farrell shared previously that he will switch gears, learn Spanish and, despite a considerable pay cut, become a schoolteacher.
Lawyer: NBA wants to destroy ref (The Washington Times)
The NBA wants to financially “destroy” disgraced referee Tim Donaghy for embarrassing the league during the playoffs with accusations that outcomes of previous games were purposely manipulated by bad calls, his lawyer charged Monday.
Attorney General Announcing Game Plan To Slow Down Gang Activity (First Coast News)
TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) -- Florida's attorney general is ready to announce plans to crack down on street gangs in the state.
Corby family nasty, ungrateful: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Schapelle Corby's former lawyer has described the Corby family as "ungrateful" and "nasty".
Corbys ungrateful, former lawyer says (Adelaide Now)
SCHAPELLE Corby's former lawyer has described the Corby family as ungrateful and nasty.
Robinson, Bradshaw attorney to head N.C. Bar Association (BizJournals)
Charlotte attorney John Wester has been named president-elect of the N.C. Bar Association.
Attorney General Announces Statewide Anti-Gang Effort (The Tampa Tribune)
TALLAHASSEE - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and members of the Gang Reduction Strategy Executive Committee today released their statewide gang reduction strategy, developed to address the threat of criminal gangs and gang violence. The strategy focuses on the three key goals of stopping the growth of gangs in Florida: prevention and intervention, law enforcement, and the rehabilitation ...
State's attorney to fight court's reversal of child porn conviction (The Pantagraph)
NEW 10:55 a.m. BLOOMINGTON — Prosecutors will try to fight an appellate court’s reversal of a Gridley man’s child pornography conviction, McLean County’s state’s attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney General releases plan to reduce gang growth (Orlando Sentinel)
A multi-faceted strategy designed to reduce the number of gang members and stop gang growth in Florida was released Tuesday by Attorney General Bill McCollum, who called the state's increase in gang activity in recent years "alarming."
Lawyer has $18 million of 3 Hebrew Boys assets (The State)
The lawyer gathering the assets of three men accused of mail fraud in a Columbia-based investment plan called "3 Hebrew Boys" says he has collected more than $18 million to return to investors if the men are found guilty. Authorities say the Midlands men collected $80 million from 7,000 investors in two dozen states by promising them returns of up to 500 percent. Greenville attorney Beattie ...
Opposition Lawyer Abducted In Zimbabwe - Rights Group (Nasdaq)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP)--Suspected Zimbabwe ruling party members on Tuesday abducted a lawyer representing opposition supporters and his whereabouts were unknown, a rights organization said.
Abraham's attorney wants out, cites breakdown (Detroit Free Press)
Nathaniel Abraham's attorney no longer wants to represent his client and a judge Thursday is to consider removing him from the case and a motion filed by county prosecutors asking that Abraham be put back in jail for violating his bond.
NegOr lawyer in capsized ferry still missing (Sun Star)
A LAWYER from Negros Oriental was later learned to be one of the hundreds of passengers of the ill-fated m/v Princess of the Stars, which sunk during typhoon Frank (international codename: Fengshen).
Weston Benshoof Adds Assistant United States Attorney Michael Zweiback (Centre Daily Times)
Weston, Benshoof, Rochefort, Rubalcava and MacCuish LLP today announced that Assistant United States Attorney Michael Zweiback has joined the Firm's Los Angeles office as a partner. He joins Weston Benshoof from the United States Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, where he had been chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section. Zweiback's many years of trial experience with the ...
State top court intervenes in case of attorney who called judge "evil, unfair witch" (Sun-Sentinel)
The Florida Supreme Court has intervened in a proposed settlement between The Florida Bar and a Fort Lauderdale defense attorney facing discipline for calling a Broward judge an "evil, unfair witch" on a courthouse blog.
Lawyer: MedEvac service to resume in Pottsville (Centre Daily Times)
A lawyer for the company that owns a Pottsville heliport says MedEvac service should resume there soon.
Attorney General: State cracking down on gangs (TCPalm.com)
Attorney General Bill McCollum says the state is broadening its law enforcement efforts to slow down the growth of gangs roaming Florida’s streets and neighborhoods. McCollum said Tuesday that a statewide grand jury has already indicted 53 suspected gang members in several Florida cities as part of the new attack on gang violence.
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.”
Doctors send attorney general home for recovery (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 2:20 PM- Doctors determined Utah's attorney general doesn't have a deadly form of infection in a leg broken in multiple places in a motorcycle accident.
Lawyer says Corbys are 'trash' (Perth Now)
SCHAPELLE Corby's former lawyer has described the Corby family as "ungrateful" and "nasty" in the final part of a revealing TV documentary aired last night.
Lawyer death ruled homicide; police won't release cause of death (The Tennessean)
The death of a lawyer found in a closet in his west Nashville home Monday has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy performed today.
Harder withdraws application to be readmitted as lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Disbarred Auckland lawyer Christopher Harder has withdrawn his application to be reinstated to the legal profession.
Debarred lawyer withdraws application to be reinstated (The New Zealand Herald)
Disbarred Auckland lawyer Christopher Harder has withdrawn his application to be reinstated to the legal profession. Harder was seeking to have his name reinstated on the legal roll at a hearing of the New Zealand Law Practitioners' Disciplinary Tribunal in Auckland today.
Lawyer used cancer lie to avoid jail (Adelaide Now)
A FORMER lawyer who falsely told a court he had pancreatic cancer to avoid prison has been jailed for perverting the course of justice.
Attorney: Seaford teen not responsible for girl's death (Newsday)
While the father of the Massapequa teen who died after attending a Seaford house party continued to fault its host for failing to help her, the host's attorney Tuesday said his client bore no responsibility for her death.
Backers Expect Attorney-Client Privilege Bill to Pass (Law.com)
A bill that would protect attorney-client privilege during federal investigations of corporations has gained the backing of a dozen high-profile senators, 32 former federal prosecutors and groups ranging from the ACLU to the Chamber of Commerce, says Susan Hackett, senior vice president and general counsel for the Association for Corporate Counsel. That the bill has so much momentum is something ...
Longest-Serving DOJ Lawyer Has the Voice of Experience (Law.com)
Bernard Hollander has been perched in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice for 59 years. He's 92 years old, and every workday, he knots a bow tie, laces up his sneakers and drives in for another shift. Hollander is the longest-serving lawyer at the DOJ, and in six decades, he's been up and down -- particularly when antitrust work fell out of favor during the Reagan years. So why ...
Herbert will forward complaint in treasurer's race to attorney general (Deseret Morning News)
As soon as the polls closed at 8 p.m. tonight, Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert announced he was referring an elections complaint from state treasurer candidate Richard Ellis to the attorney general's office for further investigation.